The Hunza valley northern area of Pakistan are enriched with the charm and fairy-like natural beauty which reaches its peak at Hunza. Hunza Valley is the center of attraction for tourists all around the world. It is proud of the Pakistan Tourism sector. At the brink of the Hunza River, the Hunza is a mountainous area in Gilgit-Baltistan. From the adventurous bridges to Burushaski-speaking people, from ancient and classical forts to high-mountain and from sapphire-like lakes to 1,000 years old villages, everything is worth gazing at and dive in the deep ocean of beautiful and mesmerizing nature.
The Pakistani villages are remarkable, and the Pakistan Valleys are eccentric, but when it comes to Hunza, a God-Gift and consists of breathtaking and sensational natural villages in a bewitching valley, one can feel speechless. The beauty of Hunza Valley is captivating that you might want to live in that Gilgit Hunza Valley forever without having a second thought. Apart from the natural beauty of the exotic Hunza valley, the people of Hunza Valley are incredibly friendly, amiable, tolerant, reliable and courteous. In short, they are the true face of Pakistanis like yourself. We have designed this article for the adventurous and nature admirers to know everything about Hunza. So, just stick with us!
If you have made your plan to visit Hunza and quench your eyes’ thirst for natural beauty, then let us inform you of the best time to visit Hunza valley. As mentioned earlier, the Hunza is in the northern areas of Pakistan, so the weather in Hunza, even in summer, is worth praising. If you like to have a safe trip to Hunza and do not want any trouble, we recommend you go to Hunza Valley from April to October. It is the best time for those who do not want to adventure and enjoy only a safe trip. Although the weather will be pleasant, obviously, there will be no snow at all!
If you don’t like crowded places and want to spend quality time without having people around, then never go during June and August. It would be cumbersome for you definitely. BUT! For the daring, adventurous, and winter-lovers, the best time is November, February and March. The land of Hunza Valley covers itself with snow, and the mountains bath with snow during this period. Thereby, if you love to be lost in the natural winter beauty, you must go in November, February and March. We don’t recommend tourists to go to Hunza in December and January as the roads get blocked, and you might trap and get bored instead of enjoying.
So, we have provided you with information, and now you can select the best time to go to Hunza Valley as per your taste and fondness.
You can find numerous places to visit, enjoy and feed in your memory permanently in Hunza Valley. Undoubtedly, Hunza has many beautiful sights, but it also has two famous ancient and primaeval forts: Altit Fort and Baltit fort. The glimpse of these two forts open the past doors, and one can easily spend hours and hours seeing these historical forts.
Altit Fort is in the Altit village, and the Hunza river flows at the back of the Altit Fort. The Hunza River adds endless natural charm to the Altit Fort. On the other hand, the Baltit Fort is another landmark that received many international awards. The awards include the Tourism of Tomorrow Award, Asia-Pacific Heritage for Cultural Conservation- Award of Excellence (UNESCO) and Best of Asia Award of 2005 from The Times Magzine Asia. It is situated on the top of Karimabad.
The scenic beauty of Hunza is Babu Sar Top, Passu Cons, Khunjrab Pass (China Border), Hussaini Hanging Bridge, Attabad Lake, Borith Lake, Satrangi Lake, Hunza River, Batura Glacier, and Fairy Meadows.
People mostly ask about the distance from Lahore, Gilgit and Islamabad to Hunza Valley. First of all, the distance from Lahore to Hunza is 544 KM. It is better to have a travelling companion to go with you who can drive when you get some sleep, but the best option is to book with a travelling company. You can reach Hunza from Lahore by road within thirteen hours.
The distance from Islamabad to Hunza is 320 KM. It usually takes three hours and nine minutes to reach Hunza from Islamabad, which involves going Gilgit from Islamabad by air and then taking a taxi to Hunza. Whereas it takes eight hours and three minutes to reach Hunza from Islamabad by road.
The distance from Gilgit to Hunza is the shortest, which is 52 KM. There is only one option available to reach Hunza from Gilgit, which is by road and due to the bumpy road, we recommend you to drive slowly and enjoy the journey to Hunza Valley. The road is beautiful too!
Like all other parts of Pakistan, Hunza Valley is very rich with many cultural activities. Apart from the scenic beauty of the Hunza Valley, Hunza People are known to be highly courteous, warm-hearted, polite and tolerant. They are famous for their hospitality, and they are fond of celebrating the event wholeheartedly.
You might be astonished that the literacy rate of Hunza is above 90%. Even the Hunza Girls are literate, and they are an open challenge to the man-dominant societies. The women of Hunza are prominent in day-to-day life, and they are broad-minded. Being an attraction to tourism, the primary profession of Hunza people is tourism, and you will find many females leading in this profession as well.
As you might have judged that the Hunza valley is in the lap of nature, and the famous cuisine of Hunza is also purely natural and free from any kind of preservatives and artificial ingredients. The renowned cuisine is Fittis which is a cake. You must try that whenever you visit Hunza. The Hunza is also the house of apricots, apples, plums, peaches, cherries, and grapes. The grapes extract is known as Hunza Water and is very famous internationally.Read more about.