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Gulmit is the administrative capital of Upper Hunza. The Mir of Hunza had his capital in Gulmit. Climate is pleasant during summer and cool during spring and autumn.
- Gilgit Airport
Via the Karakoram Highway
- Views of mighty Karakorum peaks including Topek Dan, Falful Peak, the Shatabar glacier and the Hunza River.
- Tomb of Salim khan III (1790-1824) is found in the old part of the village.
- Gulmit museum, full of traditional ethnic artifacts is part of the Marco Polo Inn.
- Walks: Gulmit offers beautiful and spectacular short walks to Kamris, Andhra and Gulkin as well as long walks over the Gulkin glacier to Borith Lake.
- Fishing at Hunza River.
- Boating at Borat Lake.
- Legal hunting (Duck/Ibex) at Khunjarab National Park.
- Horse Riding and Polo.
- Local festivals are celebrated seasonally within the village with traditional musicians and dancers
Gulmit has a simple bazaar with basic amenities.
- Maro Polo Inn, Gulmit Village (by the Karakoram highway). Check-out: 12noon.
- Gulmit Continental Hotel. 50 meters from the legendary Silk Route, nice Tupopdan peak sunrise views from the rooms. All rooms have separate bathrooms with running hot and cold water 24-7. Rps 800-2000.
- Sarai Silk Route Hotel (Sarai Silk Route), KKH, Passu Hunza (in Passu village, along the Karakorum highway), ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Check-in: noon. Sarai Silk Route Hotel is surrounded by snow-capped mountains. The peaks of the Passu Cones, Passu Glacier and Batura Glacier are nearby landmarks.