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Hunza Valley

Hunza valley- Heaven on Earth

Hunza is one of the most exotic place in Pakistan was a former princely state for about 900 years which came to an end in 1974. Hunza valley is the prime attraction for tourists as the spectacular scenery of the surrounding mountains is overwhelming. The valley provides views of most beautiful and magnificent mountains of the world which include Rakaposhi 7,788m (25,551 ft) Ultar Sar 7,388 m ( 24,239 ft) Bojhaqur Duanasir II 7,329 m (24,045 ft) Ghenta peak 7,090 m (21,270 ft) Hunza peak 6,270 m (20,571ft) Darmyani peak 6,090 m (19,980 ft).

hunzay valley beautiful

The valley is known for its delicious fruits, terraced fields, and also for its changing colors in various seasons, Baltit Fort, a 700 year old building, made of mud, rocks and wood, is impressive and has been recently renovated and turned into a heritage museum. The bazaar of Karimabad is colorful and the main items of interest include local handicrafts, souvenirs, hand woven rugs, embroidered caps, shawls, hand woven cloth known as paffu and gemstones.

In the Upper Hunza or Gojal area, the high mountain land of Khunjerab with its crest at 4,743 m is a wide snow plateau and serves as the border between Pakistan and China. The region beyond Dhee is known as a Khunjerab National Park. While driving through the park one can see grazing wild asses, yaks, marmots and ibex. The sight of Marco Polo sheep and urial is rare. The snow leopard is also found but the sighting is occasional.

There is a Tourist Facilitation Centre at Zero Point, Khunjerab Pass. Nagar has been a state of equal status and importance as that of the Hunza. The valley is broaden in a vast region, however the main village of Nagar is just opposite to Karimabad, across the Hunza River. Jaffarabad, Husanabad, Sikandarabad, Nilt and Ghulmit are the major villages in Nagar.  Rakaposhi Trekking options include Rakaposhi Base Camp, Rush Lake and Rush Peak routes, while the most significant is Hisper Pass, connecting the region with Baltistan.

Hunza is one of the most exotic place in Pakistan was a former princely state for about 900 years which came to an end in 1974. Hunza valley is the prime attraction for tourists as the spectacular scenery of the surrounding mountains is overwhelming. The valley provides views of most beautiful and magnificent mountains of the world which include Rakaposhi 7,788m (25,551 ft) Ultar Sar 7,388 m ( 24,239 ft) Bojhaqur Duanasir II 7,329 m (24,045 ft) Ghenta peak 7,090 m (21,270 ft) Hunza peak 6,270 m (20,571ft) Darmyani peak 6,090 m (19,980 ft).

The valley is known for its delicious fruits, terraced fields, and also for its changing colors in various seasons, Baltit Fort, a 700 year old building, made of mud, rocks and wood, is impressive and has been recently renovated and turned into a heritage museum. The bazaar of Karimabad is colorful and the main items of interest include local handicrafts, souvenirs, hand woven rugs, embroidered caps, shawls, hand woven cloth known as paffu and gemstones.

In the Upper Hunza or Gojal area, the high mountain land of Khunjerab with its crest at 4,743 m is a wide snow plateau and serves as the border between Pakistan and China. The region beyond Dhee is known as a Khunjerab National Park. While driving through the park one can see grazing wild asses, yaks, marmots and ibex. The sight of Marco Polo sheep and urial is rare. The snow leopard is also found but the sighting is occasional.

There is a Tourist Facilitation Centre at Zero Point, Khunjerab Pass. Nagar has been a state of equal status and importance as that of the Hunza. The valley is broaden in a vast region, however the main village of Nagar is just opposite to Karimabad, across the Hunza River. Jaffarabad, Husanabad, Sikandarabad, Nilt and Ghulmit are the major villages in Nagar.  Rakaposhi Trekking options include Rakaposhi Base Camp, Rush Lake and Rush Peak routes, while the most significant is Hisper Pass, connecting the region with Baltistan.

hunza valley view

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