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Excuses Pakistani people make not to travel Gilgit Baltistan

Work on Skardu Road

Excuses Pakistani people make not to travel Gilgit Baltistan

Gilgit Baltistan is no doubt the most spectacular place place to visit in Pakistan. Unfortunately due to some bad incidents in Pakistan, tourists from across the world fear to travel GB. Even Pakistani people fear to travel Gilgit Baltistan. Here I want to to differentiate Gilgit Baltistan with Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Tribal  areas are bordered with Afghanistan . These regions are divided into agencies. Some tribal areas are under KPK provincial administration while others are under federal government. These areas are also called FANA.

While Gilgit Baltistan is an administrative unit which is neither a tribal territory nor a province of Pakistan. Gilgit Baltistan has a semi provincial system of government. It has its own selected assembly namely GBLA, a Chief Minister and Governer. Now I hope you have differentiated GB with Tribal Areas. To read more about Gilgit Baltistan click here Gilgit Baltistan.

Some lame excuses are:

  1. Danger of Terrorism

Taliban not to travel Gilgit Baltistan

Photo : newsonline

These are the burger families and security is their first biggest excuse. They think something will happen to them if they visit Gilgit Baltistan. This is not their fault. Media has shown negative image of Northern Areas of Pakistan. They have confused Gilgit Baltistan with Tribal areas and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. But the reality is that Gilgit Baltistan is the safest place in Pakistan. In 2015 no incident of terrorism happened in GB. Asia peace index declared Gilgit Baltistan 100% peaceful region in Pakistan. But these city dwellers think otherwise. What about your iphone 7 that got snatched on a gun point in your city Karachi ? GB is more safe than your city .

  1. Dangerous Roads

Dangerous Skardu Road

Skardu Road Photo:Creative Common

This is another excuse they make not to travel Gilgit Baltistan. You know that road to Skardu and Deosai is very dangerous and flights usually cancelled due to bad weather. Is not it better to visit Dubai or Bangkok than traveling 24 hours on Karakoram Highway and Skardu road? Ok go to the deserts of Arab and Bangkok and never see what GB has everything for you.

  1. I don’t have budget

Oh really! You have budget to travel Dubai, Bangkok and Malaysia. But you find another excuse not to travel Gilgit Baltistan. I am not saying that you should not visit other countries, but believe me GB is something different than any place in the world. You will not find such a stunning place anywhere in the world. From highest peaks to lush green valley’s to highest plateaus to crystal clear lakes.

  1. Is there 5 star Hotels in Gilgit Baltistan?

Hunza Hotel

View from Darbar Hotel Hunza Photo: Umair Muhsin

Is there any hotel in Gilgit Baltistan ? I don’t know where to stay. I don’t know if I can find internet, 3G or Wifi in Gilgit Baltistan.  Ok if you need these luxuries then stay at your home. Enjoy high speed internet, your comfortable room and food.

But If you want to enjoy a trip then never stay at hotels. There is a life called Camping life that’s amazing . Just visit Deosai and enjoy a beautiful camping life. Don’t forget to see Milky Way galaxy.


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