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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