Hunza Valley – Paradise on Earth
Have you ever heard about paradise on earth? Well, it does exist in Hunza Valley. Hunza Valley is known as the “land of peace” and isn’t much far away from you, especially when you live in Pakistan. The magical valley of Hunza is the real pleasure as well as adventure. For reaching this fairytale land, you’ll have to make your way through the Karakoram Highway along the dwindling path of the zigzagging River Indus and the endless gorges. But don’t forget to take your sunscreen lotion with you because the sun can be harsh sometimes.
Autumn is the season that brings out the vivacious colour palette in Hunza Valley as the slopes and hills get covered in leaves and snow, making the region look more scenic than in any other season. Hunza valley is referred as ‘Paradise on earth’ because of its dynamic landscape. The autumn season brings a variety of beauty and colours, from vibrant tones of orange to red-soothing shades of yellow.
Plus, if you want to run away from the harsh summer, grab the opportunity, pack up your bag and travel to this enchanted valley.
Most Popular Tourist Destination
Hunza valley is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Pakistan and is located near the Hunza River. The valley is surrounded by a vast number of mountains and the scenery is so breath-taking scenery, that this town has become one of the most visited places among tourists. It is basically situated in the Gilgit-Baltistan province and is the first stop for the tourists from China.
A trip to this heavenly destination, Hunza Valley, is an experience that will last a lifetime. When you’ll get there, you’ll forget all the worldly matters and you’ll want to stay in this town forever. It’s the place of your dreams and is everything that you’ve ever dreamed of. The beautiful landscape, snow covering the mountains, and the scrumptious greenery whilst the sun shines right on the trees, it’s an experience that will make you love nature even more.
But if you want to experience the glory of Hunza Valley, then visit this town from May to October, as this is the best time to visit this town, especially when the weather is prime.
Places You Must Visit in Hunza Valley
The vivacious Hunza Valley is surrounded by a lot of picturesque mountain peaks. The most beautiful and glistening peaks include:
- Darmyani Peak
- Ladyfinger Peak
- Hunza Peak
- Bojahagur Duanasir II
- Ghenta Peak
All of these peaks are beautiful in their own way.
Let’s talk about another landmark that you must witness in Hunza Valley.
It is the castle of Baltit, which was built about 600 years ago. Also, over 800 years ago, a mosque was built there as well called the “Ganish Village.” But if you still don’t get satisfied by these places, then you can look for other adventurous things like hiking. Mountain biking and horse riding is also an interesting thing that you can do in Hunza Valley while vacationing in there.
The enchanted Hunza Valley offers a number of accommodation options that are suitable for every class of tourist. You can easily find a fancy hotel that offers luxurious amenities and is a popular destination for tourists. But, don’t forget to book your hotel in Hunza Valley in advance because the place is so good, you never know if there’s an empty room available for you or not.
So, what are we missing out?
THE DELICIOUS FRUITS! Hunza valley is known as the land of mulberry, apricot orchards, peaches, apples, walnuts and grapes.
Upper Hunza (Gojal Valley) is best known for its lakes. But, do you know about the Attabad Lake? Well, it’s the most famous lake, situated in Gojal Valley. It was formed in 2010 as a result of a huge landslide that blocked the water-flow in the Hunza River and created the Attabad Lake, which has now become a quite popular picnic spot and tourist landmark. It is also an amazing place for people who love boating.
Last one, the famous Borit Lake, which has nestled beautifully on a preeminent place called Borit village. The lake is actually a hot spot for migratory birds like Siberian ducks, and at the same time, a good opportunity to test your swimming skills.
That’s all we’ve got to share with you about Hunza Valley. Do you have any questions related to this blog? If you do, feel free to ask them in the comments section below.
May 9, 2018 AT 01:10 PM
i've spent last ramadan in hunza. what a beauty it was. friendly people, fresh air and etables really rejoiced my days.
May 28, 2018 AT 10:55 AM
pakistan is beautiful. all we need is to promote our magnificent landscapes
June 8, 2018 AT 10:57 AM
agree with you