Tour to Hunza valley

Tour to Hunza valley

Among the tourists Northern Area is famous for its cherry blossom season. In March April and May the valley is full of flowers, and Panoramic view across the Hunza and Nager Valleys incorporate three snow capped peaks over 7,000 meters (Rakaposhi 7788Mtrs and Ultar 7388Mtrs), providing a contrast to the natural environments of Hunza. The view of Hunza from Karimabad in spring is incredible, though it remain spectacular at any time of the year.

For Himalayan mountaineer Eric Shipton, Hunza was "the ultimate manifestation of mountain grandeur" - the most spectacular country he had ever seen. Few would argue. It inspired James Hilton to write his modern fable, Lost Horizons, set in a land of peace and plenty, where people never aged.

There's some truth to the myth. Scientists discovered that, free from social stress and succored by a monotonous diet of apricots and low intake of animal fat, the Hunzakuts did enjoy longevity. Many centenarians still work their fields in Hunza.

For a thousand years the 30,000 citizens were the feudal subjects of the Mirs of Hunza, whose successor even today still retains many of his traditional powers. The Mirs long believed themselves the equals of the great invading forces. They had an overwhelming conceit about their importance and the size of their empires, which they rated only slightly smaller than China. The Mirs ruled until 1974, when Hunza became part of Pakistan.

Long ago, the capital was at Baltit at the head of the lovely side valley of Ultar, beneath the tail of the Ultar Glacier that streams down from Bojoahaghur Dunasir 7,315 metres (24,000 ft) high.

The Hunza River is the only river to cut through the Karakoram mountain range. It starts at the confluence of the Kilik and Khunjerab rivers and finally joins the Gilgit River just east of Gilgit

The Batura Glacier, 65 kilometres long, is the second longest glacier in the world outside the polar region. Starting from Gilgit, one travels along the Karakoram Highway through the mythical Hunza Valley. All the way to Passu and the Batura Glacier, the arid landscape is often interrupted by lush green fields, held in place by dry-stone retaining walls. The complex irrigation channelling systems are testimony to the skill and patience of the natives. One encounters the great Batura Glacier near Malungin and trekking on to Yashpirt offers superb views of the Batura peaks perched on the Batura Wall (6830-7785m), the Kampire Dior group (6931-7143m), Shishpar (7619m) and Passu Peak (7284m


Day 01: Air pot pick and transfer to Hotel at Islamabad.

Day2: Early morning drive to Chilas. Approximately 10 hours driving, Overnight Chilas.

Day 3: Drive to Passu Hunza, 8 hrs . On the way you can view the Rakaposhi Peak, 7788m, Lunch at Rakaposhi view point and the proceed to Upper Hunza, Where overnight in Passu Hunza.

Day 4: A day excursion to Khunjerab Pass (approx. 7 hrs driving). The altitude of the pass is 4,877Mtrs. Khunjerab Top is a broad, grassy saddle flanked on all side by snowy peaks. Overnight at Gulmit.

Day 5: A day for easy trekking, exploring Ghulkin Village, Kamaris Village, Passu Glacier on the way to Passu Glacier you can also view beautiful Lake of Borith. Lunch at Borith Lake Hotel & Resturant. Overnight in Gulmit.

Day 6: Drive to karamabad . This day you can visit the Baltit Fort and Bazaar over night at Hunza karamabad.

Day 7: Drive to beshim in route stop over at challis and over night at Beshim hotel (approx 9hrs Drive)

Day 8: The last day of your journey if your time allows you visit Taxila on the way back to Islamabad it take 6 hrs drives. fly from Islamabad.

Tour details

  • $580 per Trip
  • Available Anytime
  • Duration: 8 Day(s)
  • From 2 to 24 people
  • Starts at Islamabad/Lahore, Kashgar

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