Valley is a mountainous valley in Gilgit in the Gilgit-Baltistan
region of Central Asia.
Hunza is probably Pakistan's most visited valley, by
the tourists. It is a fairy tale land surrounded by
beautiful rugged & snow capped mountains. Only at
a distance of 100 Kms. from Gilgit Hunza is a small
town on Karakorum Highway. At the altitude of 7000 -
800 feet it is the first main town or stop if you are
entering Pakistan from China.
The central Hunza known as Karimabad is basically a
town of just 6 villages. The first main villages as
you come from Gilgit on the main Karakorum Highway is
Aliabad. There there are spectacular views of Rakaposhi
mountain (7788 meters), PTDC Motel Hunza and other small
hotels are located on the main Karakorum highway here.
Just above Aliabad on the hill are Altit and Baltit
villages the heart of Hunza. There is a very interesting
Bazaar and two Forts in Altit & Baltit Villages.
The Baltit fort has recently been restored and converted
into a guided museum.
Hunza is undoubtly the Shangri-la of James Hilton's
novel The Lost Horizon. It is probably the most Photogenic
point in the world. There are numerous tours and activities
available from Hunza Below you will find some options
for bus/culture tourist where as for the adventure lovers
there is more info on our Adventure Tours section.
Places in Hunza pakistan
Karimabad: As described above is the main bazaar of
Hunza full of colorful shops with local dry fruits (Dried
Apricots, Apricot Nut, Almonds, Walnuts Mulberry, etc.)
At the end of bazaar is the Baltit village and Baltit
fort which are restored by the Aga Khan fund for Culture
& heritage. The fort has been brought into a guided
museum you can spend time in the for visiting different
sections of the fort and viewing the slide show in the
small hall of the fort.
Duikar: At an height of 10000 feet above sea level this
is a beautiful spot to see sunrise. You can see 8 peaks
above 7000 meters from here each gets the sun light
one by one as sun rises.
Contact us for a tour Itinerary to include Hunza.|
Hotels in Karimabad Hunza pakistan
Hunza Baltit Inn Hunza Sarai Silk Road Hunza Eagles
nest Duikar Hunza Hunza Hilltop Hotel Hunza Hunza Darbar
Hotel Hunza Hunza Embassy Hotel Hunza Hunza View Hotel
Hunza PTDC Motel Hunza Hunza PTDC Motel Sost Hunza Hunza
Baltit Inn Hunza Gulmit Continental Hotel Hunza PTDC
Motel Hunza Hunza PTDC Motel Sost Hunza Hunza Baltit
Inn Hunza Sarai Silk Road Hunza Eagles nest Duikar Hunza
Hunza Hilltop Hotel Hunza Hunza Darbar Hotel Hunza Hunza
Embassy Hotel Hunza Hunza View Hotel Hunza PTDC Motel
Hunza Hunza PTDC Motel Sost Hunza Hunza Baltit Inn Hunza
Gulmit Continental Hotel Hunza PTDC Motel Hunza Hunza
PTDC Motel Sost Hunza PTDC Motel Sust Hunza
Hotels in Gulmit Gojal Hunza pakistan
Gulmit Silk Route Lodge Gulmit Passu Touris inn Gulmit
Passu Tourist inn Gulmit Marcopolo Inn Gulmit Gulmit
Marcopolo Inn Gulmit Gulmit Passu Tourist inn Gulmit
Gulmit Silk Route Lodge Gulmit Gulmit Silk Route Lodge
Gulmit Passu Touris inn Gulmit Passu Tourist inn Gulmit
Marcopolo Inn Gulmit Gulmit Marcopolo Inn Gulmit Gulmit
Passu Tourist inn Gulmit Gulmit Silk Route Lodge Gulmit
Hunza - Sost :
85Kms. 3 Hours with stops. it is a spectacular journey
through some of the most interesting villages of Karakorum
Highway. This transfer is more like an excursion as
there are many photogenic points and we need to stop
and see the magnificent scenery of the Karakorums. As
we leave Karimabad we stop at the rock drawings on the
road, later we stop at Gulmit to see a great view of
cathedral , & Gulmit tower mountains. Later we make
several stops for Passu , Shispar , Rakaposhi and other
beautiful views. Sost is a small border town where only
in the mornings there is some activity . You have to
change to Government coach to go to China.
Hunza - Tashkurgan
Drive to on your normal coach to Sost . After Customs
& Immigration formalities transfer to the Government
of Pakistan bus to drive to Tashkurgan via Khunjerab
pass. The whole journey will take around 7 - 8 Hours.
at Tashkurgan after arrival formalities in China transfer
to the Chinese busses to transfer you to the hotel.
Apricots are hunza valley pakistan gold
Of all their organically-grown
food, perhaps their favorite, and one of their dietary
mainstays, is the apricot. Apricot orchards are seen
everywhere in Hunza, and a family's economic stability
is measured by the number of trees they have under cultivation.
They eat their apricots fresh in season, and dry a great
deal more in the sun for eating throughout the long
cold winter. They puree the dried apricots and mix them
with snow to make ice cream. Like their apricot jam,
this ice cream needs no sugar because the apricots are
so sweet naturally.
Apricots Rich in Vitamin A and Iron
Aside from whatever anti-cancer properties the seeds
of apricots may offer, the fruit itself is exceptional
in its own right. There is probably no fruit which is
as nourishing as the apricot. When they are dried, and
most of the moisture removed, the concentration of nutrients
becomes even greater. A generous handful of dried apricots
(3 1/2 ounces) is packed with nearly 11,000 units of
vitamin A, or more than twice the recommended daily
allowance. In fact, if this much vitamin A was put into
a capsule the FDA would arrest the person selling it.
because they consider this amount both "useless"
and "potentially dangerous." The Hunzas eat
it every day. Dried apricots also contain a great deal
of iron, potassium and natural food fiber.
The Hunza Dried Apricots are available in bulk or in
attractively packed bags ready to be placed on a retail
APRICOT KERNELS Apricot Kernel Oil
But that is only the beginning. The Hunzas cut the pits
from the fruits, crack them, and remove the almond-like
nuts. The women hand-grind these kernels with stone
mortars, then squeeze the meal between a hand stone
and a flat rock to express the oil. The oil is used
in cooking, for fuel, as a salad dressing on fresh garden
greens, and even as a facial lotion