Essential Information

key fact

when to go

The best season to visit the beautiful city of Gilgit is in the summers. From the month of May to the month of month of October are regarded as the best months for exploring the scenic beauty of Gilgit. So if you are planning to visit the city in the near future, book your tickets for in these months so you can have the best of experience.

health & safety

The Government of Pakistan maintains a high health & security measures for the tourist who are traveling around the country. Due to continues terrorist activities in this part of world, the travelers should be aware about some of the areas that need to be avoided such as Pakistan-Afghanistan Border, Swat Valley and much of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The tourist are advised to vary their route for routine trips. They should avoid the hotels that doesn’t guarantee the security measures. You should always carry a photo of you Passport & Visa with you all the times. In terms of health, the tourism ministry advise the travelers to be up to date with vaccination. Another thing to keep in mind is that there is Zika virus in the Pakistan, so pregnant women must avoid this trip.

passport and visas

For entering the city of Gilgit, you need to ensure a valid Pakistan Visa from one of the Pakistani diplomat mission unless you are coming one of the visa exempt countries. Iceland, Maldives, Nepal, Samoa, Tonga and Trinidad & Tobago citizens are not required a visa for entering Pakistan. Citizens of Turkey can obtain a visa on arrival if they contain a valid visa of Schegen Area, UK or US. 24 countries which have been declared as Tourist Friendly Countries (TFC) by Pakistan may obtain a visa on arrival for the maximum 30 days. But if you are a citizen of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Israel, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia or Uganda you need to register with the police upon arrival to Pakistan.

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