District is North most part of the Northern Areas of Pakistan. It joins with
Wakhan strip on its north-west, and China on its north most borders. On its
west, there is Chitral District of NWFP; and on its east is situated Gilgit.
Diamer District is on its south. Its capital is Gakuch. The highest peak in
Ghizer District is Koyo Zum (6,871 m) (Hindu Kush Range) which lies on the
boundary of Ghizer District and NWFP.
Some of the main places in the
district are Ishkoman and Yasin valleys. Other places include Phandar,
Khalti , Hundrap Gupis, Chatorkhand, Imit and Utz. Ghizer is also a contact
point between Gilgit and Chitral via Shandur Pass. The main river in the
district is Ghizer River, which is known as Gilgit River in the east of
Gupis town. Some of its tributaries include Karambar River, Ishkoman River,
Phakora River and Hayal River. Ghizer is a multi ethnic district and three
major languages are spoken. Khowar, Shina and Burushaski are spoken in
Ghizer. There are also a few Wakhi speakers in Ishkoman.
Ghizer is connected to Chitral
via Shandur pass( highest Polo ground in the world)and Gilgit which is well
connected by air with Islamabad( weather dependent) and by road with
Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Skardu. You can take a flight to Gilgit from the
capital of the country and reach Ghizer.