Tour To Hunza Valley, Khunjerab Pass and Naltar Valley
Landscape paintings; we all have in our homes hung by the walls, but what’s attractive about these paintings is ‘THE MAGNIFICENT VIEW’ it offers. Something so serene and scenic, it’s almost hard to believe that such beauty exists in the world.
Well, the northern areas of Pakistan is full of it and HUNZA VALLEY is surely the WINNER. Located at the Pakistan-China border in the Gilgit Baltistan, Hunza is a paradise on earth, a fairy-tale land surrounded by snap-capped mountains and beautiful lakes.
Let’s check out some of the best places to visit in Hunza valley, along with the MUST-DO tourist activities in the area.
One of the most mesmerizing places in Hunza Valley, the Attabad Lake. Crystal turquoise water, surrounded by gigantic Karakoram Mountains, ranked in the list of most beautiful lakes in Pakistan, Attabad is surely a must-visit place in Hunza. The lake offers a lot of activities to the tourists, and who doesn’t want to have some adventure in the unique blue water of the lake and between the dramatic mountain drop. So Surreal. Boat riding and Jet Skiing are the most loved activities by the tourists in Attabad Lake.And lastly, if you’re on honeymoon and you need to have a perfect spot to stay, there’s a 5-star hotel right on the neck of Attabad Lake. Truly give the vibes of Maldives Luxury resorts, with the added beauty of gigantic mountains around.
Hussaini Bridge, another most visited tourist spot in Hunza located about 30 minutes’ drive from Attabad Lake. It is a 400 steps long bridge, scary to some, thrilling to others, but one thing is for sure, the place is truly a spot to take stunning photos for your Instagram.
Next comes the Borith Lake, which can be reached via a 2km unpaved jeep route from the Hussaini village. If you’re up for some adventure, you can reach the lake via a 2-3 hour long trekking route directly from Ghuylkin.
This place is one of the best camping sites in Hunza, a go-to-spot for bird watching community, and if you’re visiting it between months of March to June, you will bear witness to the glorious and mind-boggling migration of thousands of ducks from South to North.
Karimabad is the main tourist destination in Hunza Valley, and has a lot of different tourist spots to visit, which we will talk about below. This place has a very laid-back vibe, a lot of interesting places to explore surrounded by beautiful landscapes, awesome cafes and a small local market from where you can get gifts for your loved ones back home
History is always intriguing, and forts in Karimabad are truly historical. Baltit fort was built 700 years ago, and its historical value has made it a busy tourist spot. Location of Baltit is MAJESTIC, as it is surrounded by snowy mountains, making it a pretty photogenic spot for the tourists. If you’re visiting Baltit fort on a clear day, you can see the mighty peaks of Rakaposhi and Diran.
Small tip: Make sure to wear a comfy pair of shoes, as you will be walking on a 20 minute steep uphill cobblestone path from Hunza Serena Inn.
Altit fort, the oldest monument in Gilgit-Baltistan, located at the bottom of Hunza Valley, was constructed 1,000 years back. YES, you read it right and we didn’t say it metaphorically because it really is 1,000 years old. There is a beautiful grassland there, and a viewing café which is cozy, comfy and a nice spot to take pictures.
Inside the Altit Fort, you will see a worship hall, Kashmiri samovar, amazingly carved antique wooden chest and many other captivating things.
If you’re visiting Hunza Valley, you can’t miss wandering the ancient cobbled streets of Karimabad. It’s always nice to explore the culture of places you’re visiting. Karimabad local market has a lot of things to explore. You can spend hours visiting shops, you will see a lot of amazing handcrafts, gem stones, antiques, local jewelry, and dresses.
The bazaar also has small coffee shops that every tourist love visiting. You can just sit back, relax, and enjoy your coffee while seeing the breath-taking views of Hunza Mountains.
Note: Don’t forget to purchase some handicrafts for your loved ones back home. You can also purchase anything for yourself to add to your souvenir collection.
Passu is located about 30 minutes’ drive from Attabad Lake, and is considered as one of the most scenic tourist spots to visit in Hunza Valley. It is a peaceful town, surrounded by magnificent mountains, with river flowing through it. If you’re looking to spend some quality time with your family, this is your place. You can walk, trek, hike and take photos of the serrated peaks of Passu Cones.
Khunjerab pass, also known as Pak-China Border, is a worth visiting place for tourists visiting Hunza. Located at a 3 hours’ drive from Karimabad Hunza, Khunjerab pass is the highest point on the architectural marvel, the Karakoram Highway. Tourists spend a lot of their time taking pictures in front of the majestic gateway between the jagged peaks of the mesmerizing Karakoram Range.
A little tip for you all, make sure to take eatables with you, since there’re no restaurants or shops there.
Fun fact: It is the highest border-crossing in the world, situated at an elevation of 15,528 feet above the sea level. So do you want to miss visiting it? We don’t think so.
- Travel through private air conditioned vehicle
- Quality Meals (5 BF + 5D)
- 4 night’s hotel stays as per plan on 3/4 pax sharing (Beds + Mattresses)
- Facilities of guide
- Basic first aid kit
- All tolls and taxes
- Extras at hotels like hot / soft drinks.
- Insurance and liability
- Jeeps for Naltar Valley (approx 900-1000 per head)
- Entry tickets etc
- Any item not mentioned above.
Travel: Via Motorway
Lahore: PSO Pump near Metro Cash and Carry, Thokar
Islamabad: New Daewoo Terminal near NUST Eme.
Group of 5-9 will get 5% Discount
Group of 10 and above will get 10% Discount
Kids age 5-10 : 50% charges and given jumper seat
Kids age < 5: Free and given jumper seat
Separate Room (twin sharing): Rs.2500/- per head additional
Account # 011-654-85701
Account Tittle: Omar Javaid
Bank: Standard Chartered, Gulberg Branch, Lahore
Mobile: 0321-1428168 | Omar Javaid
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