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Hunza is a mountainous valley in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. Hunza is situated in the extreme northern part of Pakistan, bordering with the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan and the Xinjiang region of China.
Hunza was formerly a princely state bordering Xinjiang (autonomous region of China) to the northeast and Pamir to the northwest, which survived until 1974, when it was finally dissolved by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. The state bordered the Gilgit Agency to the south and the former princely state of Nagar to the east. The state capital was the town of Baltit (also known as Karimabad); another old settlement is Ganish Village which means ancient god “Ganesh village. Hunza was an independent principality for more than 900 years, until the British gained control of it and the neighboring valley of Nagar between 1889 and 1892 through a military conquest. The then Mir/Tham (ruler) Rehab Ansari of Hunza fled to Kashghar in China and sought what would now be called political asylum.
In 2010, a landslide blocked the river and created Attabad Lake (also called Gojal Lake), which threatened 15,000 people in the valley below and has effectively blocked 27 km of the Karakoram Highway. The new lake extends 30 kilometers (19 mi) and rose to a depth of 400 feet (120 m) when it was formed as the Hunza River backed up. The landslide completely covered sections of the Karakoram Highway. The local languages spoken include Burushaski, Wakhi and Shina. The literacy rate of the Hunza valley is believed to be more than 90%. The historical area of Hunza and present northern Pakistan has had, over the centuries, mass migrations, conflicts and resettling of tribes and ethnicities, of which the Dardic Shina race is the most prominent in regional history. People of the region have recounted their historical traditions down the generations.
Autumn Season In Hunza Valley
The most exiting season in the Hunza Pakistan is the autumn, at the end of the summer season in September the orchards start changing color like a bride Groom with colorful dress of her wedding day, this fantastic change brings a glorious Trans fusion into human body, which gives happiness and pleasure. In October it offers a picture seek view among the high mountain peaks of 7000 to 7800m, and above from the snow line to the water channel lies the colorful rocks which has a sharp ridges Nallahs Maize millet vegetables sunflower, waterfalls, lakes, Duck shooting possibility, enjoy the landscape with the Natural beauty the God Given Gift to human creatures. The areas are abounding in colorful flowers along with gushing streams, roaring waterfalls, particularly in Hunza. One can find pink, white, red, yellow, blue flowers, dancing, everywhere in the Gilgit- Baltistan during autumn season. Autumn in Northern Areas of Pakistan is something to behold. This is the time of year when the trees of poplar, apricot, mulberry, peach, apple and plum burst forth into a riot of color with hues of orange, rust and red. The clear and bracing weather offers the best view of the surrounding mountains.
- Stunning wild and urban scenery
- True face of autumn in Minapin
- Cultural dinner in Minapin
- Spectacular mountains vistas
- One of the Wonder of the World, Stunning and astonishing Karakoram Highways
- Killer Mountain’s View point (Nanga Parbat)
- Junction point of three high Mountain ranges (Karakoram, Hindukush)
- Guided culture & safari tour/Family tour
- 08 night’s hotel stay
- Group normally consist of 10-12 persons
- Travel by private air-conditioned vehicle
Sights to visit:
- Traveling along Karakoram Highways
- Nanga Parbat View Point
- High Mountain Ranges junction Point
- Rakaposhi View Point
- Altit & Baltit Forts
- Duiker valley and Eagle’s Nest Point
- Hopar valley & Hopar Glacier
- Attabad Lake
- Pak-China Friendship Tunnel
- Hussaini Suspension Bridge
- Khunjerab Pass
- Air-conditioned and comfortable transport
- Different food menu
- Letter of invitation
- Services of guide (English spoken)
- Toll taxes
- Air tickets
- Any item not mentioned above
- Extra expenses due to the acts of nature and political reasons etc.
- Fort or any type of Tickets
- Medication, evacuation and rescue etc. in emergencies
- Personal insurance of clients.
- Porters (for carrying personal equipment of participant)
- Tea, Mineral water and Cold drinks expense
- Day 01
- Day 02
- Day 03
- Day 04
- Day 05
- Day 06
- Day 07
- Day 08
- Day 09
Pick up from Islamabad Airport and drop to hotel
Dinner and night stay at Islamabad
Travel to Chillas via Besham
Travel Along Karakoram Highways
Dinner and Night stay at Chillas
Travel to Minapin
Dinner and night stay at Minapin
Travel to Karimabad
Dinner and Overnight at Karimabad
Travel to Passu, visiting Hopar Valley & Glacier
Dinner and Overnight at Passu
Travel to Sost and back to Passu
Dinner and overnight at Passu
Travel back to Chillas
Dinner and night stay at Chillas
Travel to Islamabad
Dinner and night stay at Islamabad
Drop to Airport
End of services
More about Hunza
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Visa for Pakistan:
All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay. We will provide you with a letter of invitation for visa process, It is your responsibility to have the correct personal documents and present it to Pakistani consulate or Pakistani embassy to obtain your own visa, if one is necessary, in accordance with the regulations of the country you are to visit. All nationalities should check with their travel agent or the relevant embassies. We are not responsible for the actions of local immigration and customs officials, whether at points of entry or otherwise and any subsequent effects.
Visa regulations can change without notice: please check the current regulations in good time to obtain a visa if one is required.
There are no mandatory vaccination requirements for this trip.
Recommended vaccinations for this trip are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A.
The risk of malaria on this trip is slight, but you may wish to consult your GP or travel health clinic for further advice. Dengue fever and/or Chikungunya are known risks in places visited on this trip. Both are tropical viral diseases spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for either, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites.
Travellers who intend to visit Pakistan for four weeks or more should be aware that proof of vaccination (an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis - ICVP), given four weeks to twelve months before departure, may be required on exit. Failure to produce this documentation may result in vaccination on departure, most likely with oral polio vaccine.
Weather in Hunza during spring season is cold but pleasant at days and a very cold at nights.
The climate of Gilgit-Baltistan varies from region to region, surrounding mountain ranges creates sharp variations in weather. The eastern part has the moist zone of the western Himalayas, but going toward Karakoram and Hindu Kush, the climate dries considerably