Tour and travel

Sino-Pak border will be temporary closed for 3 days, due to Chinese celebrate Dragon boat festival in China.

Sino-Pak Boarder will be temporary closed for 3 days, due to Chinese celebrate Dragon boat festival in China. Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duanwu Festival, is a traditional and important celebration in China. which falls on May 30 (Tuesday). China will have 3 days of holiday from Sunday (May 28) to Tuesday (May 30). No passenger will allow to cross the Pakistan and China Border,  Sino-Pak Border will be temporary

Gilgit Baltistan asks Centre to end NOC condition for foreign tourists

GILGIT – Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Hafizur Rehman has approached the federal interior ministry against its decision of making no-objection certificate (NOC) compulsory for foreign tourists, The Nation has learnt.   Earlier, the federal interior ministry had imposed a ban on visits of foreign tourists to Gilgit-Baltistan without obtaining a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the ministry of interior Islamabad.   The chief minister in a letter addressed to the Interior Minister

Government to tap Gilgit-Baltistan’s tourism potential: minister

Government to tap Gilgit-Baltistan’s tourism potential: minister GILGIT: Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Tourism Minister Fida Khan said on Tuesday that the government was making determined efforts to take full advantage of the GB’s tourisms potential. While talking to media persons, he said, unfortunately, the past regimes had paid no attention to this important sector and wasted time in mere slogans. However the present government is giving highest priority to tourism sector by

Record 1million tourists visit GB last year

Islamabad—Gilgit-Baltistan has received record breaking tourists of around one million as compared to the 0.6 million last year registering a four percent increase. Talking to APP here on Friday, Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan  Ch Muhammad Barjees Tahir said,”GB has a great potential for tourism as it has nine major peaks of the world which is main interest for the tourists”. “We are taking steps to improve tourism policy

US mountaineers missing after bad weather in Gilgit

ISLAMABAD[AFP]: Two American climbers have gone missing while attempting to summit a mountain in northern Pakistan, officials said Thursday, as bad weather hampered rescue operations. Kyle Dempster and Scott Adamson began their ascent of Ogre-II, a 7,285-metre (23,900-foot) peak off the Choktoi Glacier in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan on Sunday August 21, according to a website set up to raise funds for their rescue. “They planned on five days

Samiullah of Raminji died during expedition in Khunjerav valley.

Samiullah of Raminji died during expedition in Khunjerav valley. By: Farhatullah   Sost Gojal: Samiullah, a tourist guide and mountaineer went under avalanche and lost his life during an expedition in Khunjerav valley on Wednesday. Sami accompanied a seven member team of foreign climbers. The other entire climber remains safe in the incident, whereas the dead body of Sami is still missing. Alpine club started the expedition on June 8, 2016

Explore Gilgit-Baltistan Jewel of Pakistan Photo Contest 2016

Go beyond your fantasies, new Photo contest 2016 has been started in Gilgit-Baltistan. Gilgit-Baltistan contest is based on culture and nature theme. Its been conducting under Tourism Development Gilgit-Baltistan. Win upto 100000 & 500000 PKR prizes at your success. Right time and right place to enhance and show your talent and skills. Gilgit-Baltistan Photo Contest details: Only DSLR clicks will be considered for photo contest. Submission of photos shall be

GB government to celebrate Deosai festival

Gilgit (Web Desk Sost Today): Gilgit-Baltistan Government has decided to celebrate Deosai festival 2016 in an impressive and befitting manner. Chief Secretary Gilgit-Baltistan Tahir Hussain in a meeting on Friday constituted ten sub- committees for preparation work for holding of the festival. Different event including sports, food and music will be held in the festival. The festival will serve the visitors to explore all kind of attractions both for the

Festival at Deosai plains to boost eco, culture tourism in Pakistan

145,068 local 8,206 foreign, tourists visited hill stations: PTDC   ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: As many as 145,068 local and 8,206 foreign tourists had visited Swat, Gilgit-Baltistan and other hill stations across the country during last season, a senior official of Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) said. He said around 3,758 foreign tourists had visited Gilgit-Baltistan, 175 Swat valley and 4,273 other picnic spots. Talking to the state-run news agency, the official informed

Conquering Pakistan's 'Killer Mountain' against all odds

ISLAMABAD: Simone Moro stood atop Pakistan’s “Killer Mountain” last week and observed the curve of the Earth – a view which had never been seen by anyone in winter until the climber and his team conquered Nanga Parbat. The expedition had taken three months and came more than six decades after the mountain was first summited, but 10 minutes was all Moro could allow himself to enjoy his achievement. “Now