The Enchanting Gilgit!
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Punial: Sher Qila is the main village of the picturesque punial valley. The distance is 40 kms and time required to reach there is about 2 hours.
Singal: This spot in the punial valley offers ideal trout fishing opportunities. It is 56 kms away and takes 3 hours to get there.
Yasin: A valley providing ideal opportunities for hiking and trekking, it lies at distance of 160 kms and the jeep journey requires about 7 hours.
Phandar: This picturesque area has a lake, which abounds in trout. It is about 177 kms away and the time required to get there is about 8 hours.
Shandur Pass: This 1250 feet long pass connects Gilgit to Chitral. The pass remains snow-bound during winters. It is 250 kms and 15 hours away by jeep.
Rama: A lake in this region offers an awe-inspiring view of the eastern side of Nanga Parbat, 8126 meters high. It is 120 kms away and takes 6 hours to get there.
Naltar: is the loveliest full day outing from Gilgit. About a two-hour drive away, it is an area of alpine meadows and pine forests 3,000 meters (10,000 feet) above sea level and surrounded by snow-capped mountains. The road up from Nomal climbs steeply through a rocky gorge to emerge on the fertile, high-altitude pastures. Naltar is the perfect base for gentle walks through the forest or up to Naltar Lake, where the fishing is excellent. The village is also the starting point for more energetic treks across the 4,000 (13,000 foot). Naltar Pass to the Ishkoman Valley, or across the 4,800 meter (15,700 feet). Daintar Pass to Chalt. The two ski lifts at Naltar are reserved for army use.