Top 20 Places to Visit in Hunza Valley

Majestic and Serene, Hunza Valley offers you a heady mix of beautiful and high landscapes, historical forts and orchid farms rich in organic food, glimpses into Chinese culture, mind-blowing local food, undiluted snow-covered peaks, and undeniable romantic vibes. A holiday in the Northern part of Pakistan’s party destination could be easily become a life-lasting affair if you do one thing – Book your tour package in one of the best Hunza tour packages and explore the beautiful destination that dots the region.

Planned your Hunza trip and packed your bags already? Let the ride begin. To help you out, we have sorted some of the ideal places to visit in Hunza valley in no particular order.

Places to Visit in Hunza Valley:

Karimabad Passu Cones
Duiker Attabad Lake
Altit Fort Buddha Carvings
Baltit Fort Sost Border
Bazaars of Hunza Borith Lake
Hussaini Suspension Bridge Gojal Valley
Nagar Valley Sust Border
Rakaposhi View Point Khunjerab National Park
Hoper Glacier  
Hunza De Café  
Eagles Nest  
Gulmit  
Passu Glacier  

1. Karimabad, The Capital of Hunza

Karimabad | #1 of 20 Best Places to Visit in Hunza Valley

 

One of the most spectacular villages in Hunza Valley, Karimabad welcomes you to its golden sand and spellbinding natural scenic views. Blessed with vibrant apricot trees colors s and swaying cherry trees, the place offers a chilled-out party vibe. Whether you are looking for adventurous activities and water sports or just a relaxed day under the sun, Karimabad fits your pocket ranges. There’s more! The Small market at Karimabad, which is organized every day, gives you an option to experience the lively shopping culture Hunza is known for.

  • Activities: Canoeing, Trekking, Hiking, Musical Nights, Yoga, Kayaking, Paragliding, Community tour, and shopping

2. Duiker Hunza Valley

Duiker Point Hunza Valley

An adventurous place in Hunza valley, Duiker is the viewpoint of the complete valley. The pristine viewpoint is peppered with snow-covered peaks. Birds and cliffs further add to its splendid beauty. It is also one of the places for eagles nesting sites also known as eagles nest, which gives you all the one reasons to visit Hunza Valley Duiker. You want to relax and rejuvenate, make your way to Duiker and you will come back in a happy mood. 

  • Activities: Sightseeing, Hiking, Camping 

3. Baltit Fort Hunza Valley

Counted amongst the oldest forts in Hunza Valley, Baltit fort boasts of a rich past and history of the legends living once with it. Prince Agha Khan stayed at this fort during their stay at Hunza Valley. Fort named after the people of Baltistan so it’s called Baltit fort. Today the fort is the location of the top of Bazaar and you can enjoy majestic views of the surroundings from this fort.

  • Location: Hunza
  • Timings: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm; every day

4. Altit Fort Hunza Valley

Altit Fort Hunza Valley

This fort is famous for its royal garden and local communities living around it. Old women sitting in colonies wearing local traditional dresses and talking with each other. A swimming pool is a skating place in winters. Views from the Altit fort are incredible and mesmerizing

  • Location: Karimabad
  • Timings: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm; every day

5. Cafe In Hunza

cafe in Hunza ValleyThis fort is famous for its royal garden and local communities living around it. Old women sitting in colonies wearing local traditional dresses and talking with each other. A swimming pool is a skating place in winters. Views from the Altit fort are incredible and mesmerizing

  • Location: Karimabad
  • Timings: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm; every day

Hunza Valley may have the reputation for being quieter and fewer options for dining out than other Northern areas, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a coffee here. In fact, there are several places to visit in Hunza Valley at night or day and chill out. Some of the best cafe spots in the Hunza are:

The Baltit Cafe

  • Location: Near Baltit Fort
  • Timings: 11:30 am to 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm to 12:00 am;
  • Cost for two (approx.): PKR 200

The Hunza De Cafe

  • Location:  Royal Garden
  • Timings: 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm; every day
  • Cost for two (approx.): PKR 150

6. Hussaini Suspension Bridge

Hussaini Suspension Bridge

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How to plan a tour to Hunza Valley

 

The Valley:

Hunza Valley is a former Princely State, bordering with Uyghurstan (Xinjiang) in North-East, to Pamir (roof of the world) in the North-West, to Gilgit Agency in the South and to Nagar Valley in the East. The capital of the State was Baltit but now it’s Karimabad. Attabad Lake is the wonder of today’s world, which is created in January 2010 as a result of a landslide in the valley.

The Geography:

Hunza is divided into 3 geographic sub-divisions:

  1. Upper Hunza
  2. Lower Hunza

The Mountain Peaks:

  • Rakaposhi           7,788 metres (25,551 feet)
  • Ultar Sar 7,388 metres (24,239 feet)
  • Bojahagur Duanasir II 7,329 metres (24,045 feet)
  • Ghenta Sar 7,090 metres (23,261 feet)
  • Hunza Peak 6,270 metres (20,571 feet)
  • Darmyani Peak 6,090 metres (19,980 feet)
  • Bublimating (Ladyfinger Peak) 6,000 metres (19,685 feet).

The Plan:

The basic purpose of an itinerary plan to any place is to enjoy the tour with energetic and adventurous journeying around. The three basic rules are to be followed for an excellent, exploring and soulful tour planning are:

  1. Discover
  2. Plan

Once you have decided your utmost destination (in this case, the Hunza Valley), it’s time to make all the fiscal arrangements and a befitting packing plan. Let me try to chalk out all the pre-requisites for the tour to the Hunza Valley, Pakistan.

Suppose it is a six-day visit to the Valley that would be full of adventures, spontaneous events and exploring the nature. In this context you must have well-scheduled information under your belt regarding the tourist season, accommodation facilities, climate, weather forecasts (the tourist season starts from May to October) and last but not the least about the most suitable clothing. It is suggested to you to consult a competent tour-planner because he would make all the arrangements according to your budget, with his best expertise and better amenities.

 

The Budget:

Since it is a six-day tour plan to the Hunza valley, you will need a well-organized budget; which must include all the essential expenditures:

  • Total Expenditure: (in PKR/duration)
  • Hotel/Accommodation: (Prior booking of Three-Nights)
  • Transportation Fares
  • Eating Out Charges
  • Sight-Seeing/Ticketing Charges
  • Camping Apparatus Expenditure
  • Miscellaneous Expenses

 

The Luggage:

  • Casual Shirts
  • Casual Pants
  • Shoes: (for trekking, with durable rubber sole)
  • Sandals: (for walking during camping)
  • Water Proof Jacket & Trousers
  • Pairs of Trousers & full Sleeves Shirts
  • Pairs of Socks: (Woolen Stuff)
  • Woolen Hat/Cap:
  • Sandals: (for walk)
  • Water Proof Jacket & Trousers
  • Sleeping Suit
  • Pairs of Socks: (Woolen Stuff)
  • Pair of Gloves: (Woolen/Water-Proof)
  • Toiletries
  • Walking Stick
  • Water Bottles
  • Emergency Light
  • Pocket Knife
  • Map and Compass
  • Binoculars
  • Camera

 

Some Extra Suggestions:

  • Luggage Bags: Back-packs are ideal. Do not carry fancy bags (these are inappropriate for the hilly areas).
  • Clothing/Shoes: Hiking-shoes and sneakers are strongly recommended.
  • Umbrella: the weather of these areas is always unpredictable.
  • Sun Glasses: (the sun is often glittery).
  • Sweaters, Cardigans and Jackets: (the weather gets harsh).
  • Medicines: tourists are advised to bring all the necessary medicines because these could seldom available there.
  • Miscellaneous: all toiletries especially the sun-block cream.

 

The Medication:

  • Allergy Medicine
  • Eye Drops
  • Aspirin & Pain-Killers
  • Band-Aids
  • Sickness Medicines
  • Tranquillizers

 

The Places:

  • Aliabad
  • Gulmit
  • Ganish Village (oldest village with 800 year old mosque. It was honored by UNESCO in 2002 and 2009)
  • Ghulkin
  • Karimabad
  • Nasir Abad
  • Passu
  • Sost
  • Khuda Abad
  • Murtaza Abad
  • Baltit Fort
  • Altit Fort
  • Altit Village
  • Duiker
  • Hoper Glacier
  • Ulter Meadows

 

The Activities:

  • Camping
  • Swimming
  • Hunting
  • Hiking and Trekking
  • Mountaineering
  • Mountain Biking
  • Horse Riding
  • Eco tours
  • Skiing
  • Safari Tours
  • Fishing
  • Shopping
  • Gliding

 

The Tour Plan:

7 Days Gilgit Hunza Tour Package

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