Monday, 7 November 2016


14 Places in Hunza Valley You Must Visit

Hunza Valley is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Pakistan, and is situated in the extreme northern side of Pakistan. It is basically a mountainous valley in Gilgit-Baltistan part of Pakistan that was once a princely state and was dissolved in 1974 becoming the part of Pakistan. It is divided into three parts; Upper Hunza, Lower Hunza and Central Hunza, and all of them have their own beauties that attract millions of visitors ever year.

Upper Hunza comprises the Gojal tehsil of Hunza–Nagar District that has some 30 villages and towns. Lower Hunza comprises the parts of Aliabad tehsil of Hunza–Nagar District that has 8 towns and villages. Central Hunza consists of the parts of Aliabad tehsil of Hunza–Nagar District and this is the most visited part of Hunza Valley.

Karakoram Highway, the road the connects Pakistan to China, also adds charm to one's journey. Regular bus and van services operate between Gilgit and Central Hunza (Ganish Village, Aliabad and Karimabad) and also between Gilgit and Sost Gojal. PTDC Office at Gilgit, Sost and Islamabad arranges tours and transport for visitors. NATCO (Northern Area's Transport Co) runs a daily bus from Rawalpindi to Hunza.

Hunza valley provides views of several tall mountains, including Rakaposhi 7,788 metres (25,551 ft), Ultar Sar 7,388 metres (24,239 ft), Bojahagur Duanasir II 7,329 metres (24,045 ft), Ghenta Sar 7,090 metres (23,261 ft), Hunza Peak 6,270 metres (20,571 ft), Darmyani Peak 6,090 metres (19,980 ft), and Bublimating (Ladyfinger Peak) 6,000 metres (19,685 ft). A watch tower is located in heart of Ganish Village, Baltit Fort stands on top of Karimabad whereas Altit Fort lies somewhat lower down the valley on another outcrop. Some of the most eye catching tourist destinations in Hunza Valley have been included in the list shown below.

1) Altit Fort, Hunza Valley

(Photo by Fassi Farooq)

2) Attabad Lake, Hunza Valley

(Photo by Bilal Shah)

3) Gulmit, Upper Hunza



4) Karimabad, Hunza Valley

(Photo by Will Hatton)

5) Baltit Town, Hunza Valley

(Photo by Zohaib Ahmed)

6) Passu, Hunza Valley

(Photo by Xeki Belal Photography)

7) Borith Lake, Gulmit, Hunza Valley



8) Gulmit Village to Goharabad, Hunza Valley



9) Sost / Sust, Hunza Valley



10) Shimshal, Hunza Valley



11) Sher Peak, Shimshal, Hunza Valley



12) Chashkin Sar, Shimshal, Hunza Valley



13) Pamir River, Shimshal, Hunza Valley

 (Photo by Strilian Pavalache)

15) Baltit Fort, Hunza Valley

(Photo by Hassaan Gondal)

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