Hunza is a mountainous valley in the Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistan. The surrounding mountains of Ultar Sar, Rakaposhi, Bojahagur Duanasir II, Ghent Peak, Hunza Peak, Passu Peak, Diran Peak, and Bublimotin (Ladyfinger Peak), all 6,000 meters (19,685 ft) or higher add to the magnificence of this majestic valley. Truly a land of the giants, you will experience amazing views everywhere you look in Hunza.
Hunza has become a popular tourist destination for several reasons. It offers spectacular views of the Karakoram, is home to beautiful lakes like Attabad Lake, and has rich historical sites such as the forts of Altit and Baltit. The valley experiences mild temperatures for most of the year and is a must-visit during the spring and autumn seasons when the entire valley is enveloped in beautiful colors because of the blooming of cherry blossom trees in spring and the magical fall foliage.
Exploring the culturally rich Karimabad Bazaar, going for cherry and apricot picking, watching the sunrise or sunset at Eagles Nest, and trying mouth-watering traditional dishes cooked by locals are just a few exciting activities one can enjoy in Hunza.
Khunjerab Pass and Attabad Lake should be at the top of your list on your trip to Hunza. The 45-minute boat ride in and around the mesmerizing Attabad Lake; the epitome of peace and calm with its vibrant blue waters, is an unforgettable experience. Furthermore, Khunjerab Pass is a wonder of its own as it is the highest border-crossing in the world that attracts thousands of tourists and visitors every year.
- Attabad Lake
- Hussani Bridge
- Naltar Valley
- Rakaposhi View Point
- Babusar top