Street Food in Gilgit + PAKISTANI VILLAGE FOOD | Ultra Happiness in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan!

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This video includes Day 9 and 10 of our Pakistani food tour trip (you can watch the entire video series here: I combined the two days because things didn’t work out as planned on Day 9, and so didn’t end up being able to film much. But that’s the way things go sometimes!

So firstly, on Day 9, the plan was to drive from Shigar to to Deosai National Park, and drive all the way through the park to the other side, en-route to Gilgit. Unfortunately it started snowing along the way, and by the time we arrived to the entrance of the park, it was snowing too hard, and it was too risky to proceed. So we turned around and took the long way to Gilgit.

Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan – Ok, so now back to today (Day 10) we started the morning with a street food tour of Gilgit. Gilgit is an amazing small town, sort of the gateway of Gilgit Baltistan, and a commerce hub for the region on the Karakoram highway. The town is extremely friendly, and everywhere we went to eat on this small market and street food tour, we were greeted with such friendliness and hospitality.

Kabuli pulao – 140 PKR ($1.04)
Grilled meat – 120 PKR ($0.89)
Curry – 120 PKR ($0.89)

After about an hour eating street food and walking around the market, we continued on to Nizam’s house, which was about a 15 minute drive from the center of Gilgit. Nizam is an employee of Ali, and he graciously invited us to his amazing home in the countryside. The view from the backyard was breathtaking.

We first went to the river valley to pick vegetables where we met Nizam’s father in law, who again may be the happiest man on earth – he was amazing pounding the chilies. We picked vegetables, and just stood in amazement at the natural wonder beauty of Pakistan.

Lunch was incredibly delicious, all the fresh vegetables we picked, plus both mutton and beef curry, with rice and roti. The curries were some of the best I ate in Pakistan, but the fresh mountain vegetables, sauteed down with dried tomato, were the highlight. An incredible meal, really one of the most memorable I had in my entire trip to Pakistan.

Thank you Nizam and family for the amazing meal!

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  1. Humayun Malik

    Here in Canada…missing all this. Lovely people,food and breathtaking views!!!

  2. Patni Kuldeep

    Legally part of India. Invaded by Pak in 1948 just after independence.

  3. Naser Bdr

    السلام عليكم برجاء ترجمة الفديوهات الى اللغة العربية نظرآ لكثرة المتابعين العرب

  4. Bobby Foxworth

    With all the amazing rich foods you eat there does it ever effect your tummy?

  5. Tamjid Asif

    Believe me Mark, your one smile is enough to like a video. ❤️
    Hope you go on and on as always and continue to spread happiness.❤️
    Btw have a visit to Bangladesh also

  6. Rehan Asghar

    come on neighbours ! Ajao n enjoy dont worry

  7. Gardening and Nature

    i love uncle who is laughing sweet

  8. Daniyal Ali

    Next time you come Pakistan visit in sanghar city

  9. yashu hero

    Mark weins you have made benchmark to different countries, religions, castes and rituals. You are immortal and one of the favourite for all. None one meet your feet

  10. Suria Tini

    They are bad OR u all are bad,,,

  11. DREI

    awwwww they are so niceeeee!

  12. Syed Shayista

    If U really love FOOD then you should visit KASHMIR once to taste the owsm food (WAZWAN) of kashmir


    not hunza rever that was ghizer river dear

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