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Hunza Valley Travel Guide

Hunza Valley travel guide will give you a very clear picture of what actually Hunza Valley is. Hunza Valley will leave you astounded because of the splendor of the cosmos that can be witnessed there. The Hunza Valley is a heavenly paradise with enticing beauty and majestic mother nature, making it the pinnacle of travel and tourism in Pakistan.

Before embarking on the most incredible adventure of your life, we’ve produced a comprehensive travel guide to the Hunza Valley so you can learn everything there is to know.

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About Hunza Valley

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The Hunza Valley is a region with diverse landscapes, phenomenal sites to see, and extremely warm and welcoming locals that welcome visitors with open arms. So here is everything you’ll need to know about the Hunza Valley.

Where is Hunza Valley?

The Hunza Valley is a highland area that borders the Xinjiang region of China and is nestled in the northern part of Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan state. Karimabad, the capital of the Hunza Valley, offers sweeping views of the gorgeous Rakaposhi mountain range to both visitors and inhabitants. From there, you can also pause and explore the fabled Karakoram Highway.

What are the regions of Hunza Valley?

Hunza is basically separated into three geographic regions;

  • Upper Hunza
  • Central Hunza
  • Lower Hunza

The central region is allegedly the most talked-about, despite the fact that all of the regions are equally well-known and provide visitors with hypnotic scenery and attractions.

Is Hunza Valley Safe to Visit?

Of course, the Hunza Valley in Pakistan is the safest place for foreigners to visit, as Gilgit-Baltistan in the country’s north is recognized as the safest and most tranquil region nationwide. Tourists visit Hunza and wander around without any security concerns. This is the reason why Hunza Valley receives a lot of visitors every year.

Weather in Hunza Valley?

Due to its elevation and geographic location, Hunza Valley has varying weather conditions throughout the year. The optimal time to travel to Hunza is from May to October because these months have lovely weather and seasons; there is an influx of tourists there during this time.

Given that the summers in Hunza are often mild and the maximum temperature is estimated to be around 31°C, the weather is generally nice during these months. In contrast, the wintertime temperature might even drop to 0°C or even go below that.

How are the people in Hunza?

People in the Hunza Valley are regarded as being very hospitable and accommodating; tourists who travel there have a wonderful time with the locals since they value visitors from all over the world coming to their region and neighborhood. The locals there are optimistic, cordial, and courteous to visitors.

How to get to Hunza Valley?

You can go to Hunza Valley using the following possible methods of transportation:

  • By car
  • By bus
  • By plane

The amount of time it takes to get there varies depending on the mode of transportation you choose to go to the Hunza Valley. When you reach there, you might have to rent jeeps to move around to explore some of the areas as well.

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Hunza Valley Culture

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What is the religion of the people of Hunza Valley?

Ismaili Islam is practiced by those who live in the Hunza Valley. The majority of the population of the Hunza Valley is known to be Ismaili Muslims, who belong to the far less conservative Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim sect. His Highness Aga Khan, the spiritual head of the Ismaili Muslims, is still alive and actively strives to advance the Ismaili community in various ways.

What is the language that is spoken in Hunza Valley?

The light-skinned inhabitants of the Hunza Valley; the Hunzakuts, speak a variety of languages there, including Shina, Balti, Burushaski, and Wakhi. Additionally, Urdu, Pashto, and English are all extremely well-spoken languages there.

Traditional foods of Hunza Valley

Tourists can find the locals’ one-of-a-kind and distinctive traditional foods to be very fascinating. One thing is certain: the locals there utilize apricot and walnut oil in the majority of their dishes, and they cook a cuisine that is either spice-less or includes very little spice with fresh and organic ingredients. The Hunza Valley’s primary traditional foods include the following:

  • Phitti (Traditional Bread)
  • Burus Berikutz (Cheese Bread)
  • Chapshuro (Traditional Pizza)
  • Giyalin (Traditional Crepes)
  • Baterin xy Dawdo (Dried Apricot Soup)

Traveling to Hunza Valley

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Places to visit in Hunza Valley

If you want to be amazed by the phenomenal beauty of the sites that the Hunza valley has to offer then be sure to visit all of these places:

  • Baltit Fort
  • Altit Fort
  • Attabad Lake
  • Hussaini Suspension Bridge
  • Borith Lake
  • Sost
  • Eagle’s Nest Duikar
  • Ondra Poygah
  • Rakaposhi Peak
  • Karimabad

Activities to do in Hunza Valley

In order to ensure that visitors to Hunza Valley have the time of their lives, the region offers a variety of activities, creating incredible and memorable memories for them. The following is a rundown of what the valley has to offer:

  • Camping
  • Swimming
  • Eco tours
  • Skiing
  • Safari tours
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Hiking and Trekking
  • Mountaineering
  • Mountain Biking
  • Horse riding
  • Shopping
  • Gliding

Traveling Gear: What to bring?

When traveling to Hunza Valley, you should be prepared for everything and anything, hence, your travel gear should include the following:

  • Hiking shoes
  • Water bottles
  • Basic food items
  • Local sim
  • Sunscreen
  • Power Banks
  • Warm clothes
  • Camping gear
  • Basic medications

Overall impressions of Hunza Valley

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We really believe that you will not regret visiting the Hunza Valley; it is an absolutely astounding location. The Hunza Valley is a hidden gem with something for everyone who aspires to explore it. The Hunza Valley is the dream location for you to visit, from the friendly locals to the stunning vistas, it offers it all.

Conclusion

Since we have put in every effort to incorporate everything you might need to know and be mindful of before you get to really experience the entire adventure, we sincerely hope that our travel guide to the Hunza Valley will be helpful for you.

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Ayaz Amin
Ayaz Amin
2022-09-02
Thanks for a phenomenal tour experience. We had a great time touring with you. Hunza will always be my ultimate favorite destination.
azeem uddin
azeem uddin
2022-09-02
We were a group of friends traveled with Exploria to the heavenly Northern Pakistan. The company made sure our tour experience goes smoothly. Accommodation, food, and the vehicle was the best. The trip was quite a challenge for Exploria due to the weather fluctuations however, the company made sure all things go smoothly. Thanks Exploria for an amazing tour experience. I would certainly recommend Exploria to all my friends and family.
Zaaffari Hunzai
Zaaffari Hunzai
2022-09-01
Had a great experience travelling with Exploria! Their entire team is natives of the beautiful northern Pakistan. Everything was so well organised from the accommodation to the food to the tours. The management was nice and looked after all our needs, making sure everything was perfect. I will certainly recommend Exploria to everyone visiting Pakistan. Best tour operator in Pakistan.
Nadia Archuleta
Nadia Archuleta
2022-08-14
I messaged Exploria in WhatsApp and got into contact with someone who introduced himself as Ashraf, one of the owners. On a Friday night I secured a booking for Monday for a day tour of Islamabad. I signed off with, "I'm looking forward to meeting you. See you Monday." On Sunday night I got a message asking if I was still interested in the tour because "I haven't heard back from you." I messaged back late night/early morning because of the timing of my flight and surprisingly heard from Ashraf. When I arrived in Islamabad, I messaged Ashraf at our appointed meeting time that I was in my hotel room and ready to meet when he was ready. I heard nothing back. I sent a brief query then took a nap. When I awoke, two hours after our scheduled meeting, still no response. So, I contacted the manager of the hotel and asked if he could suggest a tour for me. I was staying at a 5-star hotel (1st night only), so the manager took it upon himself to try and sort the issue with Exploria first. After several phone calls to both Ashraf's phone and the company's landline, I got one message from Ashraf stating he thought I didn't want the tour. At this point, the hotel manager had been contacting both numbers asking if someone was coming for my tour -- clearly I still wanted the tour! When I messaged that fact to Ashraf, he went radio silent again. Meanwhile, I had my tour of Islamabad with a guide the hotel set up -- at a much reduced rate. That evening I had a couple back-and-forths with Ashraf about how he thought I didn't want the tour because I "never got back to him." He kept doubling down that the communication issue was my fault despite my clear messaging and calls from the manager of a 5-star hotel! The cautionary tale is this: Mine was just a one-day tour, so my trip to Pakistan wasn't ruined. However, imagine if I'd secured their services for one of those multi-day, multi-location tours, and they left me stranded that way after I'd already arrived in the country. In short, I would be very leery of a company that has no problem ghosting a customer on the very day of a scheduled excursion.
Chris Damant
Chris Damant
2022-08-07
Baby as always ❤
Rvel Zahid
Rvel Zahid
2022-06-05
Still in awe after watching picturesque sights at Hunza It was our company (Cricingif) trip managed by the cordial staff of Exploria. The AC coaster bus was in good condition and we didn't experience any problems in our journey to Gilgit Baltistan from Lahore. The hotels that they booked for us were good and I really enjoyed the indigenous music performance at Heavens Lodge hotel. Food was fine too as I was concerned about the hygiene, but it all turned out fine in the end. They can improve in the realm of guiding tourists at the spots that they take us to and share interesting insights about all those spectacular places in the beautiful Hunza valley. Nanga Parbat, Rakaposhi, Husseini Bridge, Forts, and Attabad Lake are all worth watching. I see Exploria becoming a top-notch company very soon if they continue to focus on providing immaculate services and keep customer satisfaction high. Thank you for a memorable trip!
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Sadam-Hussain Palh
2022-03-24
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Kaukab Mughal
2021-08-19
Group of Young Tour guides in Pakistan, there Services are commendable, reliable and one of the best from Karachi to Northern areas. Good keep it up Boys 💚🇵🇰💚🇵🇰💚🇵🇰💚🇵🇰💚🇵🇰💚🇵🇰💚🇵🇰💚
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waseem barcha
waseem barcha
2020-01-23
Had the best summer trip with these folks. Highly recommended