Visit to Hunza - Heaven on Earth

Visit to Hunza - Heaven on Earth

The mountainous Hunza Valley is located in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan and has some of the most beautiful landscapes and places of interest. Geographically, Hunza is located on the northernmost side, bordering Afghanistan's Wakhan Pass and China's Xinjiang region. The famous Hunza Valley is often referred to as paradise on earth. The Hunza Valley in northern Pakistan remains one of the most peaceful and popular destinations for foreign tourists from around the world. 

If anyone thinks of a magical place to visit then Hunza tops the list of most amazing places on earth. As it is filled with artistic and natural beauty. Nothing can beat the beauty of this amazing place. The best time to visit Hunza is offspring, as it brings the most phenomenal scenic views of Cherry Blossom season here. Some notable places include the nearly 1,000-year-old fort. In addition to this, there are huge landscapes worth visiting.

Places to Visit in Hunza Valley

The mountainous valley of Hunza in Gilgit holds the most ravishing landscape of the world. With the highest literacy rate and long life, Hunza captures the attention of millions of tourists from around the world. From Upper Hunza to the highest peaks, one can find amazing places to visit here. Here are some of our top picks for Hunza 

The Hunza is located in the northernmost part of Pakistan, at the junction of the Wakhan Pass in Afghanistan and the Xinjiang region of China. They are said to be the longest-lived citizens, with a lifespan of over 100 years. The valley has breathtaking panoramas and offers hikers of all difficulty levels for adventurers. The village itself has a lot to offer, and the fairytale fort in the former Hunza capital, Baltit, is a special 700-year-old landmark and beauty.

 

Attabad lake:

A landslide in the Hunza Valley caused the two mountains to merge into one, and the course of the Hunza River stopped and turned into a magnificent lake. It starts from the village of Ganesh and has a total length of about 29.3 kilometres. In January 2010, a massive landslide hit the town of Attabad Lake in the Hunza Valley, and this stunning lake was formed as a result of the disaster.

 

Altit Fort:

Decorated with a cherry plantation, as you enter this architectural marvel, it is the ancient estate of the ruler of the Hunza Valley. It was once home to the ancestors of the rulers of the Hunza region, who were given the title of Mir, although they left for the Baltit fort some three centuries later. Altit Fort, especially the Shikari Tower, built in the 11th century, is the oldest masterpiece in Gilgit-Baltistan. It is home to the hereditary rulers of Hunza who have acquired the title of Mir. The Altit Castle is the residence of a former prince for about 1,100 years. The fort is a masterpiece of architecture and craftsmanship. The beautiful design has been restored by the Agha Khan Cultural Trust, a legacy preserved for future generations. Altit Fort isn't just about the place, it's about a legacy that evolves.

 

Baltit Fort:

Baltit Fort, a nearly 700-year-old fort located in Hunza Valley, is one of the most popular attractions in Hunza Valley. UNESCO has placed it on the tentative World Heritage List. It is at an altitude and you have to walk or take a jeep to get to this point. The foundations of the fort are said to be around 600 years old. But it has been rebuilt and modified over the centuries. Originally, it was used as the residence of Mers Hunza. Due to the confrontation between the ruler's two sons and the ruler, they were moved to a new location, Altit Fort. The Baltit Fort above Karimabad is a Hunza landmark built on giant legs with wooden windows overlooking the valley.

 

Passu Glacier:

Passu is one of the most dreamy places in the Hunza Valley. Passu is a popular tourist attraction with easy access to stunning views and stunning views of Passu Sar Mountain (7,478 m), Passu Glacier, and Passu Cones. Passu is located along the Hunza River, about 15 kilometres from Gulmit, Upper Hunza in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan, and about 150 kilometres from the lower reaches of Gilgit.

 

Karimabad Bazar:

Karimabad, also known as Baltit or Hunza, is a city located in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of the Pakistan-administered part of the Kashmir region in the northwestern Indian subcontinent. It was previously a small principality under a hereditary ruler known as Hunzamir, which joined Pakistan in 1947. Located on the west bank of the Hunza River, the city is a stopover for travellers descending from the Hindu Kush mountains to the valley from Kashmir. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks such as Rakaposhi, vast glaciers, and deep valleys such as Utror, Karimabad is accessible by mountain road from Gilgit. However, it is also home to some rare species of flora and fauna and other animals like snow leopards, goats.

 

Eagle nest:

Eagle's Nest or Duiker is the largest place in the Hunza Valley where you can enjoy a magical view of the entire Hunza Valley. Duiker is a town known as the Eagle's Nest, where the hotel is located and offers panoramic views across 

Hunza. Captivating sunsets and sunrises make for a great campground, admiring the majestic Lady Finger Peak and Mount Rakaposhi. It is almost 10,000 feet above sea.

 

Hussaini bridge:

Known as the most dangerous bridge in the world, the Hussaini Suspension bridge is just one of many dangerous bridges in northern Pakistan. Al Husseini Suspension Bridge, Pakistan. In the town of Passu in Gilgit-Baltistan, in Gojal, Upper Hunza... In front of Passu Cones (Cathedral Peak) on the Karakoram Highway. Basso is a few kilometres from Al-Hussaini, a small town behind a mountain. In addition, the mountain mentions Welcome to Al-Hussaini. The Hussaini Suspension Bridge is a suspension bridge that bounces 300 kilometres from the road towards the river below. The bridge is dangerous due to the huge gap between shingles and wild sports. 

 

Naltar Valley: 

A lush green valley tucked away in the mountains, 12 miles above a picturesque fjord, is the Naltar Valley, filled with pines, firs, birches, rowan, and junipers. The Naltar Valley is cut off from the bustling life of other Gilgit-Baltistan cities. It's 12 miles away in a narrow alley, densely planted with juniper, birch, firs, pines, and other trees.

Naltar Valley is located in the northwest of Gilgit-Baltistan, the fifth district of Pakistan, also known as the mountain city. The valley is 40 kilometres from Gilgit city and is about 15,000 feet above sea level. Some places are known for their lakes, lush green valleys, pleasant weather, and more. Naltar has all the qualities of a perfect place. Colourful and crystal clear, Lake Naltar has a lush green setting. Lake Naltar is known for its emerald, aquamarine, and blue waters. Tourists who cross the Karakoram Highway frequent this valley. Called by many a true paradise, it is visited by over 50,000 people each year. Both local and foreign tourists are drawn to explore the beauty and charm of this valley. Nestled between towering forests and snow-capped mountains, the Naltar Valley is also known for producing some of the most delicious potatoes in the world.

Upper Hunza Places

Gojal:

Upper Hunza Valley (Gojal) is one of the most beautiful places in Pakistan, rich in culture and heritage. Hunza is located in the northernmost part of the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. It borders China in the Khunjerab pass and Afghanistan in the Chapursan valley. In 2019, Gujar Valley became the second district within the Hunza district. It is the largest geographically in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. Gojal Valley is known for its rich natural wealth, scenery, picturesque places, towering mountains, scenic beauty, wildlife and nature, gleaming glaciers, valleys with lush vegetation and fruit, beautiful meadows, and pastures. The most famous attractions in Gojal are the Hussaini Bridge, Pakistan-China Friendship Tunnel, Borit Lake, Paasu Valley, and Shimshal Valley.

 

Passu:

Passu is a small town located on the Karakoram Highway, along the Hunza River, about fifteen kilometres from Gulmit in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan and about one hundred and fifty kilometres from the Gilgit River. It is located near the Passu Glacier, just south of the Batura Glacier. The latter is the seventh-longest non-polar glacier in the world, with a total length of 56 kilometres and very close to the highway. The most hospitable people live here who speak Wakhi. Religiously, they are Ismailis, a sect of Shia Islam.

Tupopdan, 6,106 m (20,033 ft), nicknamed "Passu Cones" or "Passu Cathedral", is located north of the city; it is the most-photographed mountain in the area. Close to the peaks of Passo Sar, Shispare Sar, and Batura.

 

Gulmit:

Gulmit is the organisational home of the Gojal division. Gulmit is a wonderful century-old city with mountains, peaks, and glaciers. This is an important place with many accommodations, shops, and galleries. It is located at an altitude of 2408 metres above sea level. Gulmit consists of small villages named Kamaris, Odver, Dalgiram, Laksh, Kalha, Shawaran, Khor Lakhsh, Chamangul, and Goze. Gulmit is home to about 4,000 people. Before 1974, Hunza was a state and Gulmit was the summer resort of the state. The most impeccable Gulmit House is over six centuries old. Gulmit has six Jammat Khanna or strictly public spaces. Its quality is noted in every neighbourhood in town. The former summer residence of Mir of Hunza is still located at the north end of the Gulmit great polo field. The old mosque, which is currently used as a library, is also decorated with fine masonry from the Gulmit Valley.

 

Sost:

Sost is a village in Gojal, Upper Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. It is the last city in Pakistan on the Karakoram Highway before the Chinese border. It is 2800 metres above sea level. The city is an important location on all passenger and freight highways as all traffic across the border between Pakistan and China passes through the city; the Pakistan Immigration and Customs Service are headquartered here. Pakistan and China open their borders for trade and tourism in Khunjerab. 

The Silk Road dry port begins commercial operations at the port of Sost near the Khunjerab pass in Gilgit-Baltistan. Cargo transportation from Kashgar, China, and the surrounding Xinjiang Autonomous Region to the commercial centre of Pakistan. The city is connected via the Karakoram Highway to Gulmit, Aliabad, Gilgit, and Chilas in the south. And the Chinese cities of Taxkorgan, Upal, and Kashgar in the north. Indeed holds significant importance than any other place in the Northern areas.

You can check out our "6 Days Holidays Tour to Hunza and Naran" tour that includes this amazing place.

 

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