Hunza Valley Tour is one the most popular tours of the world. It is located in the far Northern territory of Pakistan. It is widely believed by many people that James Hilton’s famous novel “Lost Horizon” was inspired from Hunza Valley. The world acclaim the Hunza Valley as the “Land Of Legends” and it is famous worldwide for its culture, landscape, friendliness and hospitality. Travelers and adventurers from around the world make their visit to this point of Earth every year.
The mighty peaks of Karakoram Range surround Hunza Valley. Rakaposhi Peak (7,788 m), Diran Peak (7,266 m), Spantik (7,072 m), Shishper Peak (7,611 m), Ultar Peak (7,388 m) and many other above 6,000 m peaks and mountains can be clearly viewed from any point in central Hunza valley. Hunza valley is home to many species of Flora and Fauna. You will experience sights of beautiful lakes, huge mountains, unique culture, history, architecture, wild life, glaciers and the community system. The itinerary for Hunza valley tour is given below.
Day 1: Hunza Valley Tour – Islamabad to Naran
On this day the participants will depart for Kaghan Valley. The passage will pass through Haripur, Abbotabad and Balakot. The road has one of the most amazing landscapes and scenery. The participants will witness lush green hills, fresh water streams, glacier, alpine trees and much more. River Kunhar will be flowing on the Banks of Naran. The marvelous view will make the road trip incredible. We will make quick tea stops on our way. After arrival at the hotel the guest will have lunch and rest for some time. After the break the participants can go out for a walk or sightseeing.
Hotel at Naran.
Day 2: Hunza Valley Tour – Naran to Hunza
This day the participants will begin their journey early morning. The sunshine will make the aesthetics of the valley very vibrant. It is also a good time for photography on the way. The road passes through the Lulusar Lake, participants will take a short break at the lake. Participants will taketea break at Babusar Pass (4173 m). The participants will continue their tour towards Hunza Valley.
They will experience the shift from lush greens hills to rugged dry mountains when they enter Chillas. The participants will now travel on Karakoram Highway which is considered the 8th wonder of the world by many of our guests. Participants get to see Nanga Parbat 8,126 m from the Karakoram Highway. Participants will stop at Rakaposhi (7,788 m) view point before arriving at hotel in Hunza Valley. Night stay at hotel in Hunza.
Day 3: Hunza Valley Travel Guide
This day the participants will have a lot of interactions with historians, musicians and story tellers as they will be visiting the historic Baltit Fort (700 years old) and Altit fort (900 years old). To have the best experience in Hunza Valley, we always attach a local travel guide from Hunza Valley who can explain the culture, history and norms of the People of Hunza.
Our local guides have always very interesting stories to tell our guests. Participants will visit Leif Larson Music School in Altit and have quality time in the Royal gardens. Khabasi Café in Royal Gardens serves one the most delicious local foods. Participants can also grab a cup of coffee. Participants will visit Duikar before the sunset where the participants will experience the sun set on the mighty Karakoram Mountains.
Night stay at Hunza.
Day 4: Hunza Valley Tour – Khunjerab Pass (Pak-China Border)
This day participants will depart for Pak-China Border (Khunjerab Pass – highest road border in the world) which is one the best road trips of Hunza valley tour. Participants will pass through the 1,000 years old civilization of Ganish. They will see the ancient rock carvings and sacred rocks. The participants will travel along Attabad lake after a half hour time from Ganish bridge. The Karakoram Highway in the Upper Hunza has a lot to offer.
The participants will pass through Hussaini Glacier and Passu Village. On the way they will see Shispar Peak (7,611 m), Passu Peak (7,284 m) and the infamous Passu Cones/Catherdral (above 6,000 m). The participants will cross through Wildlife Conservation Area in Khyber and enter Khunjerab National Park in Deh. Upon arrival on the world’s highest border Khunjerab Pass (4,733 m), guest get the opportunity to meet Chinese tourists coming from the other side of the border.
Guests can take pictures of the mesmerizing landscape and also witness snowfall in summers on a lucky day. On return the participants will get shopping time on return to Sost for Chinese goods (watches, electronics etc). This day the participants will have time to visit Karimabad Market. Visitors can shop herbs, caps, dry fruit and much more. Free time to roam in Karimabad, participants will have good amount of shopping time for handicrafts, gemstones and cloth.
Night Stay in Hunza.
Day 5: Return to Naran Kaghan Valley
This day the participants will be travel back to Naran Kaghan Valley. The participants will be taking the same route to reach Naran (Kaghan Valley). Participants will take quick stops on the way. Participants will reach Naran in the afternoon. Upon arrival to Naran, Participants can visit Naran Bazaar.
Night Stay in Naran.
Day 6: Islamabad City
The participants will continue their journey towards Islamabad. Travelers will take quick stops on the way. It will take approximately 7-8 hours to reach Islamabad from Naran. Upon arrival in Islamabad, Hunza Valley Tour will come to an end.