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Gilgit Baltistan Travel Guide

Gilgit-Baltistan: Where the Karakorams and Hindu Kush gnarl together forming some of the world&rsquos highest mountains. Home to Khowar, Shina, Wakhi, and Balti speakers (just to name a few!), as well as those using Burushaski- a language related to no other. Where hospitality knows no bounds and an adventure of a lifetime is at nearly every twist and turn. Learn how to travel in Pakistan&rsquos stunning Northern Areas in this Gilgit Baltistan Travel Guide.

 

Language

Pakistan is home to over 60 languages, with Urdu and English being the official languages of the country. Gilgit-Baltistan is a clash of cultures and languages. Languages spoken in the region include Shina, Balti, Burushaski, Khowar, Wakhi, Domaki, Gujari, Pashto, Ladakhi, Zangskari, and Purgi.

 

Religion

The population of Gilgit-Baltistan are Musim with the majority being of the Shia Sect, although the region is fairly diverse. You will find practitioners of both Sunni and Shia sects as well as Ismailism.

 

What To Wear In Gilgit-Baltistan

I 100% recommend purchasing a shalwar kameez when you arrive in Gilgit-Baltistan or Pakistan in general. Why wear something uncomfortable when you can don a shalwar? You can pick up a ready made shalwar for 1,500-2,500 PKR in Gilgit, but if you have the time I recommend having one tailored.

 

For the full Gilgit Baltistan travel guide, see the link below.


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