Gilgit Valley is a valley located in Gilgit District in Gilgit-Baltistan, northern Pakistan. The Gilgit River flows through the valley. 375 km of road connects it to the town of Chitral via the Shandur Pass. The town of Gilgit lies in the valley.Gilgit Valley strategically located at the most consequential region in the Karakorum and makes the trade center of the region for centuries. It is the capital town and administrative center of province of Gilgit-Baltistan.
The area is alimented by waters of Hunza, Ghizer and Indus rivers along with the several of their tributaries. Gilgit has additionally been a consequential city on the historical Silk Route, facilitating religions to spread across trans boundaries. Shina is the language verbalized in Gilgit while English and Urdu is widely verbalized in the region. Of particular note,
Naltar is a picturesque Greenland circumvented by high peaks with accessible glacial lakes, perfect resorts for winter skiing. Furthermore, Kargah valley is only at 10km distance for Gilgit with Kargah Buddha a rock wall carved Buddha dating back to 8th century AD and ruins of a Buddhist monastery and Stupa. Other valleys include Danyore, Bagrot, Nomal and Oshikhandas.