Hunza

Hunza is a mountainous valley in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. Hunza is situated in the extreme northern part of Gilgit-Baltistan, bordering with the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan and the Xinjiang region of China.

Points of interest:

Duikar Valley:

If you are looking for the best place to view sunset and sunrise, Duikar village provides the best views anywhere in Pakistan. On a clear dark night, you can see once in a life time view of galaxies in the clear and pollution free sky. it is a great photo-taking spot with magnificent view of the whole Hunza Nagar district.

Hopar Valley:

A small village with irrigated terraced fields known for fruit orchards and the production of potatos. Hopar is one of the most recommended treks for those who want to have a first time trekking experience with a lifelong excitement.

Passu Valley:

Passu lies between Batura & Passu Glaciers. The famous natural beauty of Passu is Tupopdan Peak, also known as “Passu Cones”, having picturesque shape is one of the most photographed peaks in the region.

Gulmit Valley:

Anybody who wants to take the experience of looking at the best landscapes, must visit Gulmit. A walk through the valley exposes you to over 100 varieties of flora and fauna all of which are pervasive through this region.

Hunza is divided into 3 geographic subdivisions:

Gojal Valley/Upper Hunza

The main towns, villages and valleys are:

Gulmit

Passu

Sost

Shimshal

Jamalabad

Gircha

Chipursan

Khyber

Misgar

Shishkat

Hussaini, Gojal

Lower Hunza

Lower Hunza comprises the parts of Aliabad tehsil of Hunza District. The main towns, villages and valleys are:

Nasirabad

Khanabad

Mayoon

Hussainabad

Khizerabad

Central Hunza

Central Hunza consists of the parts of Aliabad tehsil of Hunza District. The main towns, villages and valleys are:

Aliabad

Hyderabad Hunza

Dorkhan

Karimabad

Baltit Fort

Altit Fort

Ahmedabad

Ganish Village

Hassanabad

Murtazaabad

At a height of 7,388 metres (24,239 ft), Ultar Peak towers over central Hunza.

Ladyfinger Peak, at a height of 6,000 metres (20,000 ft)