Gilgit Baltistan situated in the extreme North of Pakistan is divided into ten Districts in total known as Hunza, Nagar, Gilgit, Ghizer, Diamer, Ghanche, Skardu, Astore, Kharmang and Shigar. Gilgit Baltistan is known as the land of the mountains where the three largest mountain ranges (Hindukush, Karakoram and Himalaya) meet each other. The five peaks above eight thousand meters high are also situated in Gilgit Baltistan. The second highest mountain in world K2 also known as Mount Godwin Austin is in Gilgit Baltistan. The highest peaks of Gilgit Baltistan are home to the expediters and climbers.
Some of the most famous tourist spots to visit in Gilgit Baltistan are:
• Hunza Valley
• Phander Valley
• Deosai National Park
• The Buddha in Kargah Nallah
• Shigar Fort
• The Cold Desert
• Khalti Lake
• Attabad Lake
• Khunjerab National Park
• Rakaposhi Base Camp
• K2 Base Camp
There is much more to discover in Gilgit Baltistan regarding the natural beauty, flora and Fauna, natural resources and minerals. The best season to visit Gilgit Baltistan is the summer season between May till the mid of September. The people of Gilgit Baltistan are hospitable and friendly to guide tourists in their homeland.
Pakistan is one of the countries in the world where adventurers admire to have best experience in adventure. The highest mountain ranges in the North part of the country are best for making your adventure the best and memorable. Adventure tour provides a unique experience to the adventurers in terms of expeditions. Some of the popular spots where we arrange adventure tours are as in bullets below.
• Shandur Pass Jeep Safari
• Trekking to K2 Base Camp
• Adventure Tour to Deosai National Park/Fairy Meadows
• Rush Lake Trekking
• Trekking to Rakaposhi Base Camp
• Passu Glacier Trek
• Trekking to Batura Glacier
• Trekking to Rupal Valley (Nanga Parbat)
• Adventure to Thar Desert and Thatta (Sindh)
• Biafo and Hispar Glacier Trek
• Shimshal Pamir Trek
• Baba Ghundi Shrine Trek
Apart from the above adventure tours to the specified areas we also arrange camel safaris to Cholistan and Thar Desert.
Paragliding is the recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying paragliders: lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft with no rigid primary structure. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing comprising a large number of interconnected baffled cells. Wing shape is maintained by the suspension lines, the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing, and the aerodynamic forces of the air flowing over the outside.
Despite not using an engine, paraglider flights can last many hours and cover many hundreds of kilometers, though flights of one to two hours and covering some tens of kilometers are more the norm. By skillful exploitation of sources of lift, the pilot may gain height, often climbing to altitudes of a few thousand meters.
Trekking & Camping
Hiking is the preferred term, in Canada and the United States, for a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails (footpaths), in the countryside, while the word walking is used for shorter, particularly urban walks. On the other hand, in the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland, the word “walking” is acceptable to describe all forms of walking, whether it is a walk in the park or backpacking in the Alps. The word hiking is also often used in the UK, along with rambling (a slightly old-fashioned term), hillwalking, and fell walking (a term mostly used for hillwalking in northern England). The term bushwalking is endemic to Australia, having been adopted by the Sydney Bush Walkers club in 1927. In New Zealand a long, vigorous walk or hike is called tramping.It is a popular activity with numerous hiking organizations worldwide, and studies suggest that all forms of walking have health benefits.
In the United States, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, and United Kingdom, hiking means walking outdoors on a trail, or off trail, for recreational purposes. A day hike refers to a hike that can be completed in a single day. However, in the United Kingdom, the word walking is also used, as well as rambling, while walking in mountainous areas is called hillwalking. In Northern England, Including the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, fellwalking describes hill or mountain walks, as fell is the common word for both features there.
A climbing peak may refer to a mountain or hill peak or a rock formation that has to be ascended by climbing. The term is common in Germany where it is specifically used of free-standing rock formations in the climbing regions of Saxon Switzerland, Zittau Mountains and other nearby ranges in the German Central Uplands that can only be summitted via climbing routes of at least grade I on the UIAA scale or by jumping from nearby rocks or massifs. As a general rule, they must have a topographic prominence of at least 10 metres to qualify. In Saxon Switzerland the Saxon Climbing Regulations do not require any minimum height, but define climbing peaks as
Another requirement is its recognition by the responsible sub-committee of the Saxon Climbers’ Federation (SBB) and the responsible conservation authorities. For hikers these authorized summits may often be recognised by the presence of a summit register and abseiling anchor points.
In other climbing areas, such as those in Bohemian Switzerland, there are other exceptions. There, climbing peaks only need to have a significant rock face – the lowest side of which has to be less than 10 m high, but at least 6 m high.