Trekking in Gilgit

Trekking in Gilgit is one of the best choices for trekkers. Gilgit in the centre of Gilgit-Baltistan province is the capital and of the province and the starting point for trips up the Gilgit and Hunza Valleys, which run west and north respectively, and lies on the Karakoram Highway, the modern road following a branch of the fabled Silk Route between China and the West. You can also trek south to Nanga Parbat and Kaghan from here. Compared to Baltistan, this area is more populated and prosperous, the scenery is superb and greener and gentler, and you will find the people kinder and more hospitable. Gilgit is a unique place on earth where world’s three greatest ranges of Himalaya, Karakoram and Hindu Kush meet with each other. Gilgit Valley has got a big variety of treks, especially the Naltar Valley is best option for trekking in Gilgit..

Daintar Pass Trek – Trekking in Gilgit

Zone Level Maximum Height Month Duration
Open Strenuous 4600 m July-Sept 8 Days

Trekking in Gilgit is a best choice. Hidden in the mountains a dramatic, barren gorge 19 km long is surprisingly green and lush valley of Naltar. Some climatic quirk gives Naltar about 410mm of rainfall per year, more than three times that of Gilgit and the valley is heavily wooded with pine, spruce, birch, rowan and juniper.

Naltar village at 2800m has an army ski-training resort and is a good place to chill out and take a short easy trek around the valley. It is also starting point for two longer treks, one across the Naltar Pass 4600m to Ishkoman and the other across the Daintar Pass 4636m to Chalt.

8 Days Itinerary:

Day 01: Gilgit
We may reach Gilgit either by road or by air. On arrival transfer to hotel and check in, overnight stay in hotel at Gilgit.

Day 02: Gilgit – Naltar
This is jeep drive to Naltar, on arrival transfer to hotel and check in, overnight stay in hotel at Naltar.

Day 03: Naltar – Naltar Lake
After breakfast we will start our trek to Naltar Lake.
Trek: 4-5 hours, climb 400m (Tent)

Day 04: Naltar Lake – Lower Shani
Today we will walk through the valley surrounded by pine trees and will camp at lower Shani 3700m.
Trek: 4-5 hours, climb 500m (Tent)

Day 05: Lower Shani – Daintar Base Camp
We will trek within the grazing yaks and horses to Naltar Base Camp.
Trek: 1-2 hours, climb 300m (Tent)

Day 06: Daintar Base Camp – Tolibari
Today we will cross Daintar Pass, where we will also enjoy the spectacular view of Dobani Peak.
Trek: 6-8 hours, climb 600m, descend 1200m (Tent)

Day 07: Tolibari – Torbuto Das
We will trek down to Torbuto Das, the kingdom of Nagar.
Trek: 5-6 hours (Tent)

Day 08: Torbuto Das – Chalt – Gilgit
We will embark on jeeps for Gilgit (3 hours). Overnight stay in hotel at Gilgit.
End of Daintar Pass Trek and trekking in Gilgit

Naltar Pass Trek

Zone Level Maximum Height Month Duration
Open Strenuous 4600 m July-Sept 8 Days

Hidden in the mountains a dramatic, barren gorge 19 km long is surprisingly green and lush valley of Naltar. Some climatic quirk gives Naltar about 410mm of rainfall per year, more than three times that of Gilgit and the valley is heavily wooded with pine, spruce, birch, rowan and juniper. Naltar is lush green valley and top attraction for trekking in Gilgit.

Naltar village at 2800m has an army ski-training resort and is a good place to chill out and take a short easy trek around the valley. It is also starting point for two longer treks, one across the Naltar Pass 4600m to Ishkoman and the other across the Daintar Pass 4636m to Chalt. Naltar valley treks are the best option for trekking in Gilgit.

8 Days Itinerary:

Day 01: Gilgit
We may reach Gilgit either by road or by air. On arrival transfer to hotel and check in, overnight stay in hotel at Gilgit.

Day 02: Gilgit – Naltar
This is jeep drive to Naltar, on arrival transfer to hotel and check in, overnight stay in hotel at Naltar.

Day 03: Naltar – Naltar Lake
After breakfast we will start our trek to Naltar Lake.
Trek: 4-5 hours, climb 400m (Tent)

Day 04: Naltar Lake – Lower Shani
Today we will walk through the valley surrounded by pine trees and will camp at lower Shani 3700m.
Trek: 4-5 hours, climb 500m (Tent)

Day 05: Lower Shani – Naltar Base Camp
We will trek within the grazing yaks and horses to Naltar Base Camp.
Trek: 4-5 hours, climb 500m (Tent)

Day 06: Naltar Base Camp – Kruibokht
Today we will cross Naltar Pass, where we will also enjoy the landscape of Shispar Peak 7716m.
Trek: 6-7 hours, climb 400m, descend 1000m (Tent)

Day 07-08: Kruibokht – Paakora – Gilgit

We will go down to Pakora and from there we will take jeep ride to Gilgit. Overnight stay in hotel at Gilgit.
End of Naltar Pass trek and trekking in Gilgit