First, if you haven’t considered going to Gulmit yet, you should. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. The mountains, glaciers, Attabad lake, the terraced hillsides. It is like something from another world, magical almost. Zahir recommended that we visit, and I don’t regret it for a second.

Second, when you are in Gulmit, you must stay here. The building is rather new, in good condition, the rooms are nice, the view is incredible, there is a nice central garden, there are candles in the rooms! Zahir, the owner/manager, is also just cool, super easy going, and dedicated to making you have the best experience that you can have there. He prepared some delicious traditional foods for us that you couldn’t even find elsewhere. He also set us up with a great guide to explore the area, and went on some of the treks with us. He is very passionate about his hometown, and loves sharing it with the world. Prices are fair, and for that matter, Zahir is a very fair person in general. I highly recommend the Gulmit Continental Hotel.