- n. Gilgit is the capital of Northern Areas administrative region of Pakistan, situated near Karakoram Highway (KKH). The city is one of the two important hubs for mountaineering expeditions to all peaks in Karakoram range that includes more than sixty peaks above 7000 m (22,960 ft). The other hub is Skardu.
- n. Gilgit is one of the six districts of Northern Areas administrative region of Pakistan.
“GILGIT: President Musharraf inaugurated the dry port in the border town of Sust, 200km north of Gilgit.”
“(Accessibility): Astore is connected to Gilgit which is well connected by air with Islamabad (weather dependent) and by road with Islamabad”
“Such it is I find myself in Pakistan with nine companions, ready to retrace Lowell Thomas's expedition and do what he had not done: connect the line between Skardu and the Gilgit confluence by rafting the Indus.”
“A comparatively gentle run, with just a fraction of the volume of the Indus, the Gilgit also afforded views of”
“Pakistan and joining with the Gilgit from the north.”
“For several days the crew negotiated the Gilgit without mishap, encountering heavy but runnable”
“The Gilgit met with the Indus, and the filming drew to a close on July 20.”
“Further complicating matters, numerous Kashmiri Muslims are calling for an independent state and demand Pakistan return Gilgit-Baltistan ( "Northern Territories" to Pakistan).”
“Beijing says these troops are helping repair the fabled Karakoram Highway (KKH), the only land link between close allies China and Pakistan's Gilgit region.”
“Another million people of Kashmiri origin live in Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan region, which is part of historic Kashmir.”
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