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6 beautiful places to visit in Hunza
Hunza is another destination in the northern area of Pakistan. It is famous for its historical background, panoramic views, enchanting sceneries, lush green beauty, and pleasant weather. The Hunza valleys encaptivating beauty has led tourists from Pakistan and other countries to visit this paradise on earth. It takes approximately 13 hours nonstop the drive from Islamabad. The best time to visit the Hunza is from April to October but avoid visiting midsummers as the place becomes crowded.
Here, I am sharing some Best destinations to visit in Hunza, Pakistan.
Beautiful Destination to visit in Hunzav
Eagles nest viewpoint
Rakaposhi View Point
Karimabad is known as the capital of the Hunza. This place is famous for its most ancient houses and buildings. So, a tourist will see a wide range of cultural diversity in this region. Some of the exciting places a tourist can visit are Baltit fort, Channel walk, Queen Victoria monument, the Ulter Nala glaciers, etc.
Altit Fort is the masterpiece of the heritage and architect. On the way to Altit fort, you will come across beautiful gardens of different fruits, green grass, and beautifully designed architect. In the past, this fort was the home of a former prince but nowadays served as a museum.
In January 2010, due to the massive land sliding, a lake was formed, which was later named as Attabad village. After this, it becomes one of the biggest tourist attractions place in Hunza village. The crystal-clear water and the lovely weather makes it the most attractive and awe-inspiring place for local and international tourists. There are many activities for tourists, like boating, fishing, jet-skiing, and other recreational activities.
Borith Lake is located at an altitude of 2600 meters above sea level. You can explore this lake while traveling to Gulmit valley. It is surrounded by the vast plains and covered by the Ghulkin Glaciers. Just like Attabad lake, there are many recreational activities at Borith lake for tourists.
Eagles Nest View Point
Eagles Nest view is located at the height of 1000 feet above the sea level. It is accessible from Hunza capital only at the Jeep drive of around 30 mins. The most beautiful experience they tourist can get is to stay there from dawn to dusk and witness the fabulous peaks of Rakaposhi.
Rakaposhi View Point
The word Rakaposhi means “shining wall.” Another beautiful spot is located at the Gulmat. Also known as the zero point and the best views of the Rakaposhi are the reason for your extended stay at Hunza. The immense mountain you make you pleasant, and you will forget every bad memory from your mind.
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If you want to take a break from your routine life, then you should plan a vacation to north of Pakistan specially if you have more than a week for leisure then Hunza Valley should be your top priority. Hunza valley is situated in Gilgit Baltistan. A trip to Hunza valley shall rehabilitate and energize you due to nature’s transition happening in Hunza from winters to spring. You will adore it in spring and summer but you will fall in love with its remarkable scenes in winters.
From Islamabad there is a distance of 700km to Hunza. You can take following routes:
Naran remains closed due to heavy snowfall in winters, so you would need to follow the Besham route. Though it is longer than Naran-Babusar but its heavenly destination makes this long road trip worthy to go.
In order to enjoy your travel to Hunza and to make most of it you must have a night stay either in Chilas or Naran. Otherwise it will be very tiring experience for you and you will reach Hunza with exhausted body. You can visit Hunza by air, as there is an airport available in Gilgit.
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Places to visit in Hunza:
Hunza and Nagar were two different states ruled by two brothers. Nagar is called land of snowy mountains. You can see Raka Poshi which is breathtaking sight. There are many other glaciers as well which remain iced throughout the year. In Hunza you must visit Altit Fort, Baltit Fort, Eagles Nest,Ataabad lake, Karimabad, Sost, Passu and KhunjerabTop. Forts remind you the ancient history with the old architecture and preserved goods such as utensils and weapons. You will feel like you are wandering in old times and of course you can have a memorable photoshoot at forts as a prince or princess.
Heading towards Khunjarab pass aka China border, Passu cones will astonish you with the unique and elegant natural structure. After one and half hour drive from Hunza you will reach Kunjarab pass and on the way you can have boating experience at Attaabad Lake. At Khunjrab pass you will find the highest paved international border crossing in the world and the highest point on the Karakoram Highway i.e., 4,880m.
In order to best explore Hunza in a you must have a plan of 5 days instead of a tour in hassle.
As far as facilities are concerned, there is a small market available in Hunza where you can buy all necessities and traditional handicrafts. ATM of different banks are also available in Karimabad and Aliabad.
There are many restaurants and fast foods offering local cuisines along with Pakistani and international food.
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