Hunza is located in the extreme north of Pakistan in Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), fortified by the giant mountain ranges of Karakoram, Himalayas, Hindu-kush and Pamirs through the Wakhan Corridor and further north neighbored by the heavenly mountains of Tianshan and Kunlunsun and historic city of Kashgar. The legendary land of Hunza is most majestically placed on the roof of the world. It falls on a junction of old silk route, now replaced by the KKH, Karakoram Highway, “ 8th wonder of the world ”, snaking into the people’s Republic of China through the Khunjerab Pass 4733M, between Oxus and Indus. It is no doubt the SHANGRI LA, Heaven on earth.
Hunza had been an independent state till 1974, ruled by the king," tham". Known for its far crag mountains, glaciers, men made oasis and fairy lands and re-known for bravery, hard-work, longevity, hospitality and distinct cultural heritage, the people of Hunza have kept their autonomy for centuries and championed the ideals of freedom, equality and peace in the region.
There are two very famous seasons to visit to this valley, the Spring season, the fruit trees erupt in white blossom and in Autumn the leaves of the trees become yellow and reddish, looks very beautiful with fall colors. The suitable period to visit to this mountain valley is April to end of October.
Suitable period: October
Day-01: Arrive to Islamabad, sightseeing
Day-02: Fly to Gilgit or drive to Chilas
Day-03: Continue to Hunza – Karimabad
Day-04: Hopar and Duikar
Day-05: Lake, by boat Hussaini then to Passu
Day-06: Walk on Passu Glacier and visits
Day-07: Drive to Lake, cross by boat then to Karimabad
Day-08: Drive to Gilgit via Minapin
Day-09: Fly to Gilgit or drive to Naran via Babusar Pass
Day-10: Sightseeing around Islamabad to drive to Islamabad
Day-11: Departure from Islamabad