Hunza is a mountainous valley in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. Hunza is situated at the bank of the HunzaRiver in the northern part of beautiful Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. The Hunza Valley is nestled at an elevation of 2,438 meters. One can fall in irrevocable love with the mountains and astonishing peaks of Hunza, and the very famous Hunza Valley contains cultural remains such as Baltit Fort, Altit Fort, and many more.
How to get to Hunza?
Hunza is just a 100-km drive from Gilgit, and most people arrive by road as it takes almost 2 – 3 Hours to reach Hunza from Gilgit. The main bus stand is on the KKH Aliabad. There are booking agents in town for long-distance buses & jeeps along the KKH. The journey from Islamabad can take as long as 24 hours.
FOR AIR ROUTES:
If you are a flight-lover-traveler then the first thing to reach Hunza is to take a flight directly to Gilgit airport and then make a short 2-3 hour drive to Hunza valley. There are several rental van services that you can choose from, to get from Gilgit to Hunza.
Best time to visit HUNZA
You can travel between April and October, but it is advisable to visit and witness the impeccable beauty of Hunza from mid of May to mid-September. The winters are really cold in Hunza and generally not advised to families with old people and children as the temperature falls as low as to -10 with heavy episodes of snow-falling. The flight schedule is also subjected to weather conditions during the winter months of November to January. However, the best months to visit Hunza are June, July, and August.
Things to pack for traveling toHunza?
- Sleeping Mask & Ear Plugs: Warm Shawl/Lightweight Jacket
- Gadgets &ChargersBook& Notepad
- Mints, Sanitizer, Wet Wipes & Tissue paper
- Hiking boots/Sturdy Joggers:
- Cargo Pants/Hiking Trouser.
- Hat, Sunglasses, Sunblock:
- Refillable Water Bottle:
- Snacking Bars/Dry Fruits:
Places to visit in Hunza
Hunza has amazing topography as well as the great, astonishing glaciers throughout the territory, with fresh gushing lakes flowing from peaks and channeling into rivers gives a supreme satisfying sensation that no other can offer.
- Hunza Valley
- Attbad Lake
- Baltit Fort
- Khabasi Residence
- Rush Lake
- Batura Glacier
- Lady Finger
- Rush and Hunza Peak
- Batura II.
Hotels in Hunza
Hotels in Hunza are relatively cheap and comfortable. From Econo-star to 4-Star, you will be welcomed with great hospitality and a kid-friendly environment throughout the Hunza Region. For availability, you can dial the 1422 tourist helpline GB number to get updates on the hotels available in specified locations.
Hunza is one of the most exotic places in Pakistan. Just like its beauty the place has a specialty in eatery too and the famous dish,
‘Chapshuro’ is a traditional dish of GilgitBaltistan also known as Hunza Pie served with yogurt dip.
This delicious Chapshuro is from Hunza Food Pavilion located in main Karimabad. This small eatery was formed by a local woman “LaalShehzadi” who is famous for her organic, super fresh, and mouth-watering food. I just can’t wait to go back and get my hands on this delicacy of Hunza.
Another is the meat of Yak, which is very famous in Hunza ads it is freshly prepared on order and served with sizzling sauces and grilled vegetables for the perfect tempt!
Hunza is very famous for apples, plums, cherries, and apricots. The farms are planted with a variety of apples for the freshest pluck, you can go for!
Transport in Hunza?
Transport in Hunza has never been an issue or problem special when authorities like NATCO are already exerting in the area by making 1422 helplines operational throughout the GB, Pakistan.
The roads are clean and well-developed, busses and cars are easily available in Hunza. Tourists can visit the nearby places by renting a car from the local offices or book a driver online.
Bikes and Jeeps are also available.
It is very important to take your valid VISA and passport along while moving in the country as there are security check-up points placed often.
Keep the area clean, as authorities are already striving to keep and maintain the cleanliness standards of the beautiful Hunza. No litter, no garbage, always use a bin or a polybag!