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

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: https://youtu.be/Xdya8eym9nM). 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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70 Responses

  1. chakravarthy bellamkonda says:

    Mark.. you introduced new pakistan to World… thanks you. lovely people.. good food..

  2. rijo jose says:

    Mark ..You single-handedly turned Pakistan into a must visit food and tourist destination…Some thing which even Pakistan’n own couldn’t do…Bless you for that !!!!

  3. Özgür Yavuz says:

    Greetings to our Pakistani brothers from Turkey…

  4. Street Food Ranger says:

    Gilgit IS very Beautiful Place in Pakistan …

  5. meow7809 says:

    The babies laughing, the old man crushing chilli peppers and laughing… All of them are sooooo beautiful. I love them.

  6. vloggers viewers says:

    I didn’t know Pakistan has snow…
    It makes me feel wants to visit pakistan and try their halal yummy foods. Much love from Philippines. ♥️♥️♥️

  7. R A says:

    12:55 that’s why I as Indian love pakistan brothers

  8. Winner Singh says:

    That is why Pakistan people are slim, they always take green tea 🍵

  9. Kathrina Magallones says:

    My mouth is drooling Mark! I wanna go to Pakistan now! Thank you for this video, it’s an eye opener to a lot of people that Pakistan is not a scary place to visit.

  10. terry says:

    Wow I love watching and make me want to visit these places wen I’m next in Pakistan

  11. Dmi serv says:

    i think world Most #1 peace, loving, caring ,sharing country s Pakistan ThQ Mark

  12. DavidParody says:

    Love you Mark! Keep up the great content

  13. JAMESBOND R says:

    Love u Pakistan people from an Indian brother

  14. Journey with csE says:

    How many of you want to go Pakistan after watching this, I really want to go there now such a beautiful place and peoples😍

    • Vladimir Putin says:

      You think you would return back in one piece? Or many pieces in a single piece coffin? 🤣

    • Fatma Atma says:

      I wish your heart was as clean, hospitable and warm as the beautiful people of Pakistan in this video. You found something to hate even in this video filled with positivity. May Allah bless you with humanity and warmth.

    • Furqan Ali says:

      You just wait and watch what hunza can gave you…what ever you have seen in this whole pakistan trip joy seaneary culture ..only hunza is the place which would make it double..to triple..love from hunza..

    • Furqan Ali says:

      +Vladimir Putin just wait and watch bro…this place is truely heaven…

  15. decentnation says:

    Every episode makes me fell into love with Pakistan, can wait to visit this beautiful country. Love from Canada (Let’s see how many like I get from my Pakistani friends 🙂 )

  16. Anny Nanny says:

    This whole Pakistan series is like a dream. Thank you Mark

  17. MultiMrMiles says:

    that old village and house, and the whole culture reminds me of my grandmothers house in Turkiye, almost the same, it always touches your heart when you see true life, no gimmicks, just real people

    • Sadia Munir says:

      Yes u are right, village life is simple and close to the nature. I also belongs to a village of Punjab Pakistan 🙂

  18. Lizzy Opara - Nadi says:

    Oh my God, seeing snow at first and I cannot believe in Pakistan as it is a first for me too. Super amazing as I continue to watch more and my God, there is always a way to find where one is going too. My dear Mark, you are one lucky guy with you lovely family and I keep seeing more hospitality ever where you visit and may God continue to bless them even more too. I continue ro pray you always travel safely with your lovely family and friends too.

    • Muzaffar Ahmed says:

      ameen lizzy

    • Rana Ali Akhtar Alam Khan says:

      Lizzy Opara – Nadi in Pakistan it gets as cold as -60 and in deserts it gets to 60c during summers.. we have all ecosystems, deserts,rocky deserts,mud volcanos,our own grand canyons,lust green fields,rivers and mighty lakes, our highlands, and the roof of the world with 5 8,000 meter jagged peaks like K-2,Rakaposhi,Trango towers,passu pyramids etc..

      And than we have Indus that gives life to entire Pakistan..

    • Rana Ali Akhtar Alam Khan says:

      Lizzy Opara – Nadi as of right now 45% of Pakistan is under snow with more regions coming under the spell.

    • Furqan Ali says:

      Hey their pakistan is one of the few countries in the whorld where you can jst encounter four seasons..at a time..right now in the north its snowfalling and down to karachi its damnn hot..

  19. Deep Barot says:

    Looks like Hunza Valley is better than Switzerland. I’ve been to Switzerland and lived in the Canadian Rockies but that place looks stunning.

    • platterhof says:

      if you have lived in Wallis Die Schweiz (switzerland) you wont choose another place.

    • Ferdous Alam says:

      You should visit to Swat Valley. It’s more beautiful then Switzerland.

    • Deep Barot says:

      +platterhof Switzerland is a nice country but it is very boring. I would only visit Swiss again, I would much rather live in USA or Canada. There is much more to do and I don’t have to learn a new language. But for visit, yeah I would visit Pakistan especially the Northern Areas, Karakoram, Nanga Parbhat area, K2, Swat Valley, etc. Scenery is stunning.

    • ahrlj24 says:

      iceland is more beautiful than switzerland

    • Furqan Ali says:

      Hunza has always been on the top travel goals for every tourist not only of its seceneary but aldo of its rich culture its tradations ,its development its healty people its rich history..those who have traveled to hunza and haven’t know the history of hunza they totally havent enjoyed to the best…

  20. Rawdy King says:

    A place is known by its people. Well Pakistan is known because of its Hospitable people. I love my Pakistan. Beautiful Gilgit Baltistan, most beautiful in the world. 8:25 I think the Man was expecting that you would the fish raw because he thought of as Chinese. Just my opinion. 🤣🤣

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