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Exploring Gilgit Baltistan with TripKar

Early this August, TripKar organized a trip to the beautiful region of Gilgit Baltistan. The week long trip was an eventful journey, starting from Lahore and included river rafting at Naran, exploring the historic Altit and Baltit Forts, boating at Attabad Lake and touching the border at Sost.

Read on as we take you through this memorable journey with views that will make you plan a trip to Gilgit Baltistan!

Day 1

Visitors arrived at Naran Kaghan and decided to opt for river rafting.

Left from Lahore late night while enjoying some amazing company, breathtaking views and melodic songs. The group arrived at Naran while the day was still young and opted to go for river rafting.  River rafting is an experience that only a few get to enjoy in Pakistan and for us it was an honor to offer the opportunity to our tour members.

Day 2

The visitors decided to go for some sight seeing and decided to visit Hunza, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan.

The group left for Aliabad, Hunza and went for sight seeing, meeting the locals who are some of the most hospitable and courteous people you’ll find in Pakistan. After a long day of travel, this was a relaxing day for the group where they got to explore the beauty of the land and mountains.

Day 3

Altit Garden a lush green meadow and an ideal picnic spot.

We took a head start by waking up early morning and left to visit the historic Altit and Baltit Fort which are a great tourist attraction. The highlight of the day was the Altit Garden which is basically a green meadow and a treat for your eyes. The group also enjoyed eating at the Baltit Coffee Shop which had a pretty interested wood carved menu.

Day 4

People walking on frozen Attabad Lake.

This day stood out for the exciting journey to Attabad Lake. In order to cross the lake, one has to transport their car on a boat (this was before the tunnel was operational) which can be pretty exhilarating considering the risks involved. The lake itself is pristine and beautiful adding to the experience. Afterwards, the group left for Passu and Sost which is the last city before you touch the Pak-China border.

Day 5

Rama Lake is situated on the top of Astore Valley, Giglit Baltistan, Pakistan.

Nearing the end to our journey, we spent this day exploring the beautiful city of Gilgit including the serene Rama Lake. The lake is not yet frequented by tourists which makes it ideal for people who are looking for a peaceful yet beautiful place to visit.

Day 6

Beautiful scenery on the way back to Lahore.

After five eventful days of enjoying the beauty of Gilgit-Baltistan, the group was not looking forward to heading back. However, all good things must come to an end.

If you are interested in exploring Gilgit book a tour with Tripkar!

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