10 Days Lahore, Islamabad, Gilgit & Hunza
The North Pakistan, especially Gilgit-Baltistan is blessed naturally with luxuriantly green orchards (mostly of cherry, apricot, apple, pears, peaces), streams full of dancing waters,
- Lahore City Tour
- Islamabad City Tour
First and foremost is the view of Rakaposhi.
The immense mountain of Rakaposhi can be seen for anywhere, no matter what part of Hunza you are staying.
Moreover, the mountain is a part of Karakoram Mountain Range and is 7,788 meters high.
Rakaposhi means the “Shining wall”.
The peak is surrounded by some of the famous glaciers like:
The dawn and dusk on Rakaposhi are just an astonishing view.
Second on the list is the Karimabad, the capital of Hunza.
The village is famous for its history as it houses the formers of Royal family.
The village gives the most ancient look because of its stones made houses and streets.
Moreover, some of the famous landmarks in Karimabad are:
- Baltit Fort
- Queen Victoria Monument
- Channel Walk
- Additionally, the glaciers of Ulter Nala also falls in Karimabad
Altit Fort is an ancient fort above Karimabad in the Hunza valley.
It was home to the hereditary rulers of the Hunza state who took the title Mir. Altit Fort was the residence of former prince around 1100 years old.
Now serving as a museum over there.
Both the fort are a masterpiece of architect and craft.
The magnificent design was renovated by Agha Khan Culture Trust, a preserved heritage for future generation.
Altit fort is not just about a place it’s about the heritage which is still growing with the passage of time.
Baltit Fort is another fort in the Hunza valley, a must visit the place to visit in the valley.
The foundations of the fort are said to date back around 600 years. But there have been rebuilds and alterations over the centuries.
The fairy-tale like a castle of Baltit, above Karimabad, is a Hunza landmark, stilted on massive legs, its wooden bay windows look out over the valley.
Originally, it was used as the residence of the Mirs of Hunza.
Due to a clash between the two sons of the ruler and rulers were shifted to a new place that was Altit Fort.
One of the most amazing to place in Hunza valley is Attabad Lake.
The crystal turquoise water makes anyone spellbound within the gigantic mountains of Karakoram.
The colours and the charm of the spring season are awe-inspiring that attracts many tourists per year there.
In addition, the length of the lake is 13 miles and depth of the lake is almost 358 feet.
The lake also ranked in the top lakes of Pakistan because of its tremendous beauty.
Another amazing in the Nagar Valley of Hunza is Rush Lake.
Moreover, Nagar is one of the most attractive valleys.
Above all, mesmerizing colours of Nagar valley will never be found any every, nothing is beautiful then simplicity.
Talking about the Rush Lake in Nagar valley is an alpine lake which is almost at the surface elevation of 4,694 meters.
The massive mountains surround the lake and it is considered to be the highest lake of Pakistan.
Sost being the last village of a Hunza on Karakoram Highway next to Chinese border.
A town is an important place on the highway for all passenger and cargo transport because all traffic crossing the Pakistan-China border passes through this town.
Along with Khunjerab Pass is the high mountain pass in Karakorum mountain range.
Additionally, Khunjerab passes also possess a national park that inhabitant with the rare species of snow leopard.
It is a magnificent symbol of Pak China friendship.
In between the Gojal valley of upper Hunza, the nine coloured valley Gulmit provides a major tourist spot in Hunza.
Here you can find the enormous colours of nature.
The panoramic views of the whole valley along with the Passu Cones is so captivating.
Moreover, Gulmit provides a complete package for its tourist in the shape of high peaks and mountain, monuments along with the pleasant climate.
Above all, the most visited valley is a gateway to five different valley that are:
- Shimshal Valley
- Chipursan Valley
- Misgar Valley
- Boibar Valley
While exploring the beauties of Gulmit valley, you will encounter a saline lake of Borith.
The lake is beautiful and surrounds by the vast plains.
The lake formed by the melted water of Ghulkin Glacier.
dditionally, the lake is about at the surface elevation of 25000 meters and a life saver for the trekkers to Passu peaks.
Moreover, the lake is accessible by a 2 km jeep ride from Husseini village that is parallel to Ghulkin village.
Eagle Nest Duikar
The most experience to have while staying in Hunza is to witness the dawn and dusk on the fabulous peaks of Lady Finger and Rakaposhi from the famous eagle nest in Dukair.
Dukair is a small village and commonly known by Eagle Nest as the hotel is situated there and offers the panoramic views of whole Hunza.
The place can be reached in 30 minutes’ drive from the capital of Hunza Karimabad, and here you can witness the incredible view of your whole life.
Hope you like our List of Top 10 places you must visit in Hunza Valley.