Tourism Potential in Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan

1. Unique Landscape and Pristine Nature

World’s Most Famous Mountain Ranges.
The Himalayas, Karakorum & Hindukush.
K2 World’s Second Highest Peak.
Five over 8000 Meters Peaks.
101 Peaks over 7000 Meters.
5100 Glaciers.
2200 Sq. Miles of Snow Covered Area.
119 Lakes.

2. Biodiversity in Wildlife and High Altitude Forests

4 National Parks
09 Game Reserves
3 wildlife sanctuaries
230 species of Birds
54 Species of mammals
20 species of fresh water fish
23 species of reptiles
6 of amphibians
6592 Sq. KM of Forests, which constitutes 9.1 % of the total area

3. Cultural Diversity and a Tradition of Hospitality

20 species of fresh water fish
5 ethnic groups and 5 ethnic languages with 36 dialects.
7 Asia Pacific Heritage Conservation, UNESCO and British Airways Award Winning Historical Sites.
23 Historical Forts.
75 Polo grounds.
65 Archeological sites.
More than 39,000 Rock carvings and inscriptions.
Yearlong festivals all around the Gilgit Baltistan.
Indigenous music.
A centuries old culture of hospitality and acceptance of visitors.

4. Strategic Location and Historical Linkages.

Centuries Old trade and travel route (Silk Rout/KKH)
The only part of Pakistan bordering with four neighboring countries.
Presence of International Road Network (KKK/ China Pakistan Economic Corridor)

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