Hunza Valley

Hunza Valley

Hunza Valley is one of the most popular destinations in Pakistan among tourists, photographers, and painters. Hunza Valley offers extremely different panorama in different seasons. Summer is green and spring is white while in autumn, the whole valley turns into red, yellow and orange. Hunza is the land of beauty and it’s the tourist attraction for many years. Allah has blessed the Hunza with many vibrant colors.

 

Hunza valley is like the piece of heaven on earth. People of Hunza are very hospitable and friendly in nature. The natural beauty of the Hunza valley is irresistible and attracts tourists from all over the world. It is a peaceful place where you can relax and calm your soul. Hunza Valley has a very rich culture so many Tourist prefer Hunza Valley Tours..


Ganish Village

 

Ganish is the oldest beautiful village in Hunza. It is a1000-year-old village and has won the Unesco Asia Pacific Award. Ganish village is very clean. Women of Ganish are weaving at their home. The village has four mosques. Ganish Village is famous for historical buildings.

 

In autumn the Ganish village looks ravishing. Hunza water is very pure and natural and it’s very good for health. The fruits and nuts of Hunza valley are so tasty. Most common foods of Hunza valley are Giyaling / Go-Lee, Harissa,Chapshuro,Diram Fitti, Shopan, and Mamtu.

 

If you visit Hunza valley then give a yummy taste to your taste buds. Famous fruits of Hunza Valley are peach, pear, apricot, grapes, apple, berry and much more. Many festivals are held in Hunza Valley every year like Ginani Festival, Silk route cultural festival, Nauroze, and Shandur Polo festival.Food festivals are also held in Hunza Valley. Hunza Valley has exquisite lakes and forts.


Attabad

 

Attabad Lake or Attabad Jheel is located in the Gojal Valley of Hunza. Attabad Lake is formed in January 2010.Attabad Lake is 300 feet deep and16 km long.Attabad Lake was formed after the immense landslide in Hunza.The distance of Attabad Lake from Hunza valley is 19.3 km.The view of Attabad Lake is amazing. There is a water ambulance in Attabad Lake.

 

The weather is very chilly in Attabad Lake. Attabad Lake is the biggest lake in Gilgit Baltistan. Mountains around the lake are covered with snow has an awe-inspiring view.When the temperature drops below the freezing point, the lake becomes frozen even you can walk and run on a lake.

 

Some people called Attabad Lake a blue water lake. Tourists enjoy fishing, boating,jet skiing, and other activitiesin Attabad Lake. The water of Attabad Lake is very chilly and fresh.The mountains around the lake reflect in the water and it looks marvelous.

 

Restaurants are located near Attabad Lake.Attabad Lake is located a few kilometers from Hunza Valley. Sunset and sunrise at Attabad Lake are simply amazing.View of Passu Cones is seen from Attabad Lake.It is a peaceful place.


Borith Lake

 

Borith Lake is the natural attraction of northern areas of Pakistan. It’s an ideal place for bird-watchers and those who love nature photography. Through jeep, you can reach Borith Lake. Borith Lake has green-turquoise water. It refreshes your mind and you feel relax and calm.

 

You can enjoy camping near Borith Lake. In winters the lake becomes frozen. If you spend time there you will love this place. Borith Lake supply water to the village. There is a trekking route towards Borith Lake and you can reach to Ghulkin Glacier.

 

Some tourists can reach to Passu Gar Glacier by crossing Borith Lake and Ghulkin Glacier.Passu Gar Glacier is a striking place for tourists.From Passu Glacier and Ghulkin Glacier you can reach to Borith Lake.Tourists can reach to Borith Lake from Husseini village through jeep.

 

Shisper View Hotelis a small hotel located near Passu Gar Glacier where you can enjoy delicious Hunza cuisines.Small restaurants are located near Borith Lake so you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with a scenic view. During winters, many waterfowl are on the lake like teals, mallards, pochards, etc.

 


Baltit Fort

 

Baltit Fort is the famous fort of Hunza Valley. It is the most ancient place of Pakistan. Baltit Fort was constructed by Balti artisans. On rainy days and winters, the fort was covered with clouds and looks ravishing. For centuries, Baltit Fort remained home of the royal family of Hunza.

 

Even today, festivals like Ginani are celebrated in Baltit Fort.There are many hotels for accommodation near Baltit Fort at economical prices. Baltit Fort attracts thousands of local, national and international tourists every year.View of Rakaposhi is seen from the Baltit fort terrace.

 

Shops near Baltit Fort sell handicrafts, jewelry, and other handmade stuff. Through a car, you can reach to Baltit Fort from Hunza valley in 11 minutes. By walk, you can reach to Baltit Fort from Hunza valley in 1 hour. The distance of Baltit Fort from Hunza valley is 3.6 km.

 

The people are very friendly and hospitable. Baltit Fort is a great place to visit with a beautiful view. Baltit fort is a treat for history lovers. Baltit fort is an amazing heritage of Pakistan.


Altit Fort

 

Altit Fort is an old historic fort at Altit town in the Hunza Valley. Altit Fort is 900 years ago old fort. Altit Fort was built by the Mirs of Hunza. Altit Fort is also known as “Shikari Tower”. There are many hotels near Altit Fort for tourists.

 

Many historical things are placed in Altit Fort. A famous bakery “Cafe de Hunza” is located near Altit Fort. They serve homemade cakes and coffee at reasonable prices.

 

The structure of the fort is very simple. Inside the Altit Fort, there is a worship hall, huge cooking pot, Kashmiri samovar, and a beautifully carved antique wooden chest and much more.

 

The best time to visit Altit fort is April to November. Through a car, you can reach to Altit Fort from Hunza valley in 17 minutes. By walk, you can reach to Altit Fort from Hunza valley in 1 hour 16 minutes.

 

The distance of Altit Fort from Hunza valley is 5.1 km.Near Altit Fort, men playing local music by holdingdrums, flute and sitar.Altit Fort is an excellent place to visit. Altit Fort is an amazing attraction in Hunza.

 


 You can easily travel to different places from Hunza Valley.

 

Cities  

Distance in Km

Travel Time

Hunza Valley to Gilgit 102 2 hrs 17 min
Hunza Valley to Skardu 286 5 hrs 45 min
Hunza Valley to Fairy Meadows 179 4 hr 
Hunza Valley to Naran Valley 333 7 hrs 32 min
Hunza Valley to Kaghan Valley 356 8 hrs 14 min
Hunza Valley to Mansehra 454 11 hrs 

                   

 If you love traveling to the northern side of Pakistan then must visit Hunza Valley.It's an ideal place for travelers.

 

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