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Introducing Gulmit

With a library, a museum and the mir’s traditional second home, Gulmit (gool-mit) is the closest thing to a town in Gojal, and is its unofficial capital. It’s very picturesque in spring and early summer when the fruit trees bloom, and again in autumn when the orchards glow red, orange and yellow. There are many great treks here, including a number of fine day walks.

The village is centred on its old polo ground, 700m off the KKH, though several hotels and the National Bank are down on the Highway. The telephone exchange and police station are 3km south of the village chowk (marketplace) on the KKH.