Gilgit – Baltistan is one of the most naturally gifted regions of the world, where all four seasons can be witnessed in their extreme and relatively natural form.
When the times were good, the robust tourism industry used to provide livelihood to thousands of people during the summer and spring seasons. But, since September 9/11, the flow of tourists to this region has gradually dwindled, reaching a new low due to uncertain law and order situation in other parts of the country, as well as Gilgit city.
Despite all this, no serious thought has, ever, been given to promotion of the phenomena of winter tourism, for which there are ample opportunities in the region.
Can the government start seriously exploring the potential of winter tourism in GB, or is it just wishful thinking?