Introduction to Ghizer Valley Gilgit
Ghizer Valley is a very beautiful and scenic place with abundant natural resources and breathtaking views. Ghizer district has several valleys and lakes.
It is a lush green mountainous area with colorful water streams and stunning landscapes.
Location of Ghizer Valley
Ghizer Valley is located in the North of Gilgit Baltistan. China is on the North of Ghizer whereas Chitral lies on its West side. Wakhan Area is located in its North West.
Ethnicity of Ghizer Valley
There are different ethnicities settled in the Ghizer Valley district. Among several languages spoken in the area, four are the main and widely spoken languages. Which are Shina, Wakhi, Khowar, and Burushaski.
Phunder Lake is the most famous and main tourist attraction in the Valley. Phunder Lake is famous for trout as Trout are available in abundance in the Lake.
Shandur Pass connects Ghizer with Chitral (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province). Shandur is famous for polo ground, which is the highest polo ground in the world.
More Information about Ghizer Valley
Gahkuch is the capital of Ghizer. It lies on the west of Gilgit. Ghizer is also a crossroads to China and Tajikistan via the Broghul Pass.
Ghizer of Gherz means “refugee or migrant” in the Khowar language.
Traditional and folk dress of Ghizer are Khoi and Shokah. Shokah is a long cloak made up of wool. It has long sleeves and reaches / long to the ankles. Whereas, Khoi is a wool hat or headgear made up of wool mainly.
Valley is mainly known for its beautiful lakes and stunning landscapes. Ghizer is a center place for different valleys in the districts like Phunder Valley, Yasin Valley, and Ponial Valley etc.
It lies in the most famous and stunning mountain ranges in the world known as Hindukush and Karakuram ranges.
Highest Peak in Ghizer Valley
Koyo Zoom is the highest peak in the valley. It stands at 6,871 meters tall. Koyo Zoom Peak lies in the Hindu Kush mountain range on the border between Ghizer and Chitral Valley (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa).
The main tourist attractions near Ghizer are Koh-i-Ghizer, Golaghmuli Valley, Phunder Valley, etc. A river also flows through the valley which is known as the Ghizer River. The river is formed from Gupis and Ishkoman Rivers.
Distance of Ghizer Valley from Gilgit
The distance from Gilgit to the Ghizer River is 115 kilometers. It takes around 3 to 4 hours to travel between Gilgit and Ghizer by car. The best time to visit Ghizer is May to July having the best weather in the year.
As the days will be warm and nights a bit cool, nearly perfect weather to enjoy and relax.
To sum up, Ghizer Valley is like heaven on earth and is a serene place to visit. Ghizer District is known for its cold, clear, and colorful waters.
Places to Visit in Ghizer
The following are the most attractive places located in the Ghizer district.