The fabulous valley of Hunza is one of the most popular destinations in Pakistan among tourists, photographers and painters. The Valley offers extremely different panoramas in different seasons. Summer is green and spring is white, pink and purple while in autumn the whole valley turns into red, yellow and orange.To enjoy the color contrast of the valley the grandeur of mountains, we have designed a year round itinerary. You are invited to experience the splendours of the stunning panoramas and to enjoy the traditional hospitality of the Hunzakuts.
In March and April the view of of Baltistan and Hunza valley is incredible, though it remain spectacular throughout the year. The best time of year to visit Hunza and Baltistan is April to October. From spring to autumn the valley is more attractive , all three fabulous seasons have their own unique charm, which cannot be described in words but can only be felt. In the Spring season the field and orchards come alive with blossom of different natural colours in the villages.
Spring being the beginning of season usually from early April welcomes you to the Northern Areas. Hunza & Nagar in Blossom present an aesthetic panorama. The lush green terraced fields surrounded by blooming trees and the village itself guarded by snow bound sky kissing mountains displaying scene enough to overwhelms visitors. Moreover, besides the appealing vistas, the fragrance emanating inthe villages add charm to the visual beauty. This breathtaking tour in beautiful spring in the north gives you the huge variety of natural splendors. This panorama can be seen throughout in the North along the KKH and off the road.
Start it from Gilgit, the capital of Northern Areas. When you arrive in Gilgit you will feel that you are somewhere you need to be in spring. Bagrot valley in Gilgit is at around an hour drive famous for its panoramic outlook in spring and summer. Kargah Buddah in the tiny Kargah valley is about 20 min drive from the city. It is more famous for the carved Buddha in a rock about 10 meters from the pathway.
Proceed further to Hunza. Karimabad is about 90 km from Hunza and usually takes 3 hours but with repeated cessations on the viewpoints could prolong the journey double as longer up to Hunza. You will stay in Hunza even if you never liked to do that. Drive further to upper Hunza for added beauty, hit the Khunjarab Pass (The highest border linking China and Pakistan at an elevation of 4737m) and start the journey back. You can spare a day to visit Nagar valley off the KKH opposite Hunza valley. You can drive up to the Hoper Glacier flowing down by the valley with picturesque mountains in the surroundings.
Hunza Valley is known to be the most enchanting valley in the world. It is sometime referred to as the “Shangri – La of the Lost Horizon”. The beautiful valley with neat sleepy villages, whispering streams, colorful orchards and vast glacier are surrounded on all sides by some of the greatest mountains in the world. The ancient villages of Hunza valley known as Altit & Baltit or Karimabad are situated on the slope of the magnificent 7400 m high Ultar Peak. On the opposite side of the Hunza State rises the most beautiful mountain in the region, the 7788 m high Rakaposhi. There are dozens of high peaks around the vast Batura and Hispar glaciers. This valley with bewitching beauty lies on the ancient Silk Road to China. The Hunzakuts are known for their unique culture and language. The wonderful fairy tale from their shamanistic past sheds light on the mysterious past of these wonderful people.
|Day 01||Arrive Islamabad, Welcome reception|
|Day 02||Travel to Bisham - Gilgit|
|Day 03||Drive to Bagrot valley and back to Gilgit|
|Day 04||Visit Kargah Buddah, Travel to Hunza Nagar|
|Day 05- 06||Day excrusion in Karim abad Hunza.Ejoying blossom season fabulous
view of Hunza Nagar
|Day 07||Drive to Khunjrab - back to Gulmit|
|Day 08||Explore village, day hike to Gulkin Glacier and Borit lake, back to hotel|
|Day 09||Day excursion to Hoper Glacier, back to hotel in Karimabad.|
|Day 10||Drive back to Gilgit - Islam Abad|