Hunza Valley – Top 10 Places to Visit in Hunza

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Hunza Valley
Hunza Valley

Hunza Valley is such a magical place. An Englishman said about the north of Pakistan that if my son asked me what the world was like at the time of his birth, I would take his finger and take him to the north of Pakistan, and that is the truth. God has blessed Pakistan with beauty.

Such a versatile landscape is unmatched by any country with its four seasons, deserts, mighty rivers, blue lakes, milky waterfalls, cold springs, miles of glaciers, the world’s highest peaks, majestic skyscrapers, and the world’s three largest. Mountain ranges are found in this country.

History of Hunza Valley

Hunza Valley is an attractive valley located at a distance of 100 km from Gilgit, the beauty of which dazzles the tourists. According to Mustansir Hussain Tarar, the British lived in Gilgit till 1889, drank wine, and ate boiled potatoes. And some ignorant people used to plunder the caravans going to Kashgar and Kandahar.

In the same year, a Russian officer by the name of Groomjipki entered Hunza with his soldiers and expressed his intention to deploy a Russian contingent there. Had agreed that he would let their mail reach Kashgar and in return, the British would continue to pay him a reasonable amount. But the arrival of the Russians alarmed him. Still, they were looking for an excuse It was very reasonable that after Hunza the Russians could also come to Gilgit and even though Delhi is far from Gilgit.

In 1890, his army, led by Colonel Durand, captured the fort of Nalat, considered to be the aqueduct of the Hunza. The British casualties were so great that they had to award the Victoria Cross to two soldiers of the army who led this small fort.

After Nalat, they marched towards the Baltit fort, which they conquered despite spirited opposition. Safdar Ali, the Mir of Hunza, and his family escaped to China. The British demolished the fort of Baltit in pursuit of riches. But all they discovered were a few packets of gunpowder. Mir Safdar Ali’s brother was named the next Mir of Hunza by the British. As a result, they always followed. Hunza’s incarceration came to an end when the subcontinent gained independence.

Best time to visit Hunza

Hunza Valley tour from May to August is very beneficial as the roads are open and the weather is very pleasant. Jackets are not required, but sweaters should be worn in the evening.

Weather Hunza

January is supposed to be the coldest month in Hunza valley. In January, this gorgeous point has the most useful and coldest climate. Most people visit Hunza’s tour in January because of relishing the weather of Hunza valley and its rain. You can enjoy it here with joy and feel the unrealistic climate. You will never be seen the attractiveness and nature of this type that Hunza has. 

It is said to be the meanest month of Hunza, Gilgit. The extreme temperature is around -13 °C, and the lower temperature is approximate -29°C. It is a month of full cold in Hunza valley. There are fewer chances of Precipitation of 16mm in January in the weather of Hunza. The humidity level is close to 78%. In Jan, there seems to be no option for snowfall in it.

It has also the most useful and 2nd month of frigid Hunza Valley temperature in February. Most of the tourists reach here in February to enjoy the Hunza Valley Weather. The high temperature is approximate -10°C and the low temperature is around -26°C. There are high chances of Showers of 35 mm in February at this coldest point in Pakistan. The relative humidity is close to 79%. In February, there are also no possibilities of snowfall here.

How to reach Hunza?

There are two ways to reach Hunza. One is to go to Babusar via Kaghan Valley and from there to Chilas. The condition of the Shah Rah e Resham Road from Dasu to Chilas is also bad.

It would be better for Hunza to come with a touring company as in just 20,000 you can enjoy the whole Hunza valley which includes both accommodation and food while this trip by private car can be quite expensive. You can also see a blog about Kumrat Valley.

Top 10 places to visit in Hunza

  • Rakaposhi View Point
  • Karimabad
  • Baltit Fort
  • Attabad Lake
  • Khunjerab Pass
  • Eagle Nest
  • Passu Village
  • Rush Lake
  • Gojal Village
  • Hoper Glacier
Attabad Lake Hunza Valley
Attabad Lake Hunza Valley

Attabad Lake

Attabad Lake is a stunning lake which is situated in Hunza Valley Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. It is the most significant attraction of sightseers in Gilgit Baltistan from all over Pakistan and other foreign nations. This lake was formed when a major landslide emerged on January 4, 2010, killing 20 people. This landslide resulted in notable damage, and the Hunza River was completely blocked for five months as a result of the landslide.

It is prevalent among tourists because of additional activities like boating, fishing, camping, and other interesting movements. It is a mystical splendor of nature that will jerk and shock you with its attractiveness and splendid beautiful scenes. The extensive bluffs around the lake boost the beauty of the lake and show a splendid and eye-catching sentiment. Nature has gifted Hunza Valley with unparalleled beauty and the Attabad Lake is a living example of its magnificence and beauty in nature. The people of this place are loveable and pleasant people.

It is a very majestic and most popular traveler destination and people just love it because of Attabad Lake weather. The precious lake’s crystal clear and gleaming water reflects the sunlight and draws travelers in. Attabad Lake hotel has numerous food items to enjoy eating at the bank of the beautiful shining stream of water. It is the most in-depth lake. If you decide to go boating, you must wear a life jacket. If you want to see this attractive and mind-blowing lake, it will be an unforgettable adventure for you. 

Rakaposhi View Point

Rakaposhi is one of the most famous and beautiful points in Hunza valley. It is the best place to adventure in Hunza. You can reach Rakaposhi View Point in a distance of twenty to twenty-five minutes from Karimabad in a car. It is known as the best place in Hunza. It is also said to be in the local language “Domani” which means the mother of clouds. If you travel Gilgit Baltistan to Hunza Valley, then it is the very first point in Hunza you can see.

There are many facilities provided to the tourists. If you want to stay for a night then the rooms are available in between the range of 3000 PKR and 8000 PKR. Rakaposhi hotels are the best family spot where you get cellular coverage as well as a delicious meal to eat at Hunza Valley hotels. It is the 27th highest peak in the world. It is also the 12th highest mountain in Pakistan country. Its height is 7788 meters.

According to my opinion, it is famous and visitable because of its beauty and attractiveness not only of its height. Its mountains are covered with the cold the whole year. It has the most dangerous and the most adventurous trekking path. So if you visit Hunza then it is the best point to visit. You will definitely fall in love with nature at this beautiful spot Rakaposhi View Point.

Baltit Fort

Baltit Fort is located in Karimabad which was once the capital of Hunza state. Until 1945, the fort was used by the ruler of Hunza valley, but later he took up residence in a beautiful palace made of granite stone in Karimabad. In 1990, the son of the last ruler of Hunza formally handed over the fort to the Baltit Heritage Trust, after which restoration work began which was completed in 1996 at a cost of Rs. 6 crores. Situated on a high rock, the fort resembles Tibetan architecture, similar to Potala Palace in the city of Lhasa.

According to local historians, the ruler of Hunza had married a princess of Baltistan, and the artisans who came as dowry had rebuilt the fort of Baltit. This beautiful fort made of stones was not completed in a single period but various rulers of Hunza valley undertook many expansion works in their time while the last major change was seen in the British era.

The Baltit Fort Hunza is a fort in the rectangular shape of a three-storied. The ground floor consists mainly of storage chambers, while the first floor resembles an open hall on all four sides.

The second floor is used mostly in the winter months, with an audience hall, guest room, dining hall, kitchen, and servant quarters. The third floor features a summer dining room, audience chamber, bedroom, and reception hall. Restoration work in 1990 indicates that the fort’s infrastructure, a defensive timber and stone tower was built in the eighth century. If you love to visit historical places in Pakistan then the Baltit Fort is the best destination for you. You can also explore the Lakes in Gilgit Baltistan.

Karimabad

Karimabad is one of the most astonishing and the most beautiful villages in Hunza Valley. It is said to be the capital of Hunza. Karimabad greets you with its blond sand and captivating natural panoramic sceneries. It is the village that is blessed with dynamic apricot trees and rocking cherry trees. It is the place that delivers a mind-blowing vibe to enjoy with friends and family. 

If you are looking for adventurous actions, boating with friends, want to refresh and recharge yourself, and spend a coolheaded day under the light of the sun, then it is one of the best destinations for you. The Karimabad tour is not much expensive. It is a pocket-friendly tour package. Karimabad bazaar is the most famous and most visited bazaar. It is the favorite bazaar of the tourists.

The Karimabad Small Market, which is held every day, allows you to sample Hunza’s dynamic retail culture. It has unique things that attract tourists too much. You can be boating in the lakes of clean water. Held and enjoy musical nights, experience trekking, and hiking on the adventurous paths. On the other hand, you can do yoga in a fresh and natural environment, Paraglide, and shopping. So if your plan to visit Hunza Valley, then Karimabad Hunza is the first and the must place to visit with your friends and family.

Khunjerab Pass - Hunza Valley
Khunejrab Pass – Hunza Valley

Khunjerab Pass

Khunjerab Pass is the most visited and most famous place in Hunza Valley. It is the most heightened and considered one of the most gorgeous borders in the world. It is located at an altitude of 16,200 feet above sea level, this border has a unique status. The so-called people of the world also express happiness by placing a desi dance called bhangra in the local language in Khunjerab National Park.

Tourists also capture these memorable moments in the eye of the camera. The Karakoram Highway passing through this passage has the distinction of being the highest paved road border in the world. The Khunjerab Pass is about 260 km from Gilgit. Its distance from Hunza is 160 km. Beyond Hunza are some small villages on the Karakoram Highway. Sost is the last of these settlements located at a distance of 80 km from Hunza. There is also a customs check post and dry port. Khunjerab Pass is 80 km away from Sost. Here is also a blog about Hunza Valley.

Beyond Sost, the Karakoram Highway enters the rugged mountains and has a continuous ascent of 80 km to Dara Khanjrab. The Khunjerab Pass stretches out in front of the eyes in the form of a very large semi-smooth plain. All the surrounding mountains are covered with fresh snow, while most of the plain is covered with snow. The bumpy road goes to the other side of this semi-field and disappears. Even in hot weather, the temperature here is close to zero degrees or less.

The Khunjerab Pass temperature is unpredictable and it can start snowing at any time. It is the favorite place for tourists from all over the world. So it is also the best destination for you if you want to explore the best places in Hunza Valley.

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