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20 Reasons Why You Should Visit Hunza This Summer

20 Reasons Why You Should Visit Hunza This Summer

Looking to escape the city’s scorching heat this season? Don’t let this chance pass you by; instead, jet off to paradise. Hunza has earned its reputation as heaven on earth for good reasons.The best season to visit Hunza  is during the autumn season October month best for tour , but if you do not like crowds avoid july month then.We will break down why you should plan a summer vacation there. So, let’s get right to it.

Top 20 Summertime Hunza Attractions

1.     Peace

Absolutely! In Pakistan Hunza Valley, you will feel more secure. Spend some time in the peaceful Hunza Valley, far away from the chaos of Pakistan’s metropolis. They are peaceful and tolerant people that will do everything it takes to make you feel at ease. In the Hunza Valley, where common cultural values are priority over differences in religious belief, interfaith cooperation and understanding are at their highest.

Similar beliefs and participation in community activities bring individuals together. In simple terms, Hunza is the best example of humanism and social harmony. It is far from extremism, terrorism, and radicalization. Traditional music, dances, and folk songs have provided people with outlets for their imaginations.

2.     The Human Element: Culture and People

People in the Hunza valley have a rich culture, and they hold themselves to the highest level of pluralism and show it in their daily lives. They respect every kind of difference and use it for new opportunities and make society stronger. People in Hunza speak three different local languages, but don’t worry. They also understand English and Urdu.

The people of Hunza are known for their kindness, friendliness, and positivity. The good news is that they practice gender equality. Women run shops alongside males and work as carpenters, masons, instructors, managers, entrepreneurs, and more. The literacy rate in Hunza is also very high, ranking among one of the highest in all of Pakistan.

3.     Mountains

The Hunza Valley is known for its rough, snow-covered mountains. Although Rakaposhi is located in the Nagar Valley, the majority of visitors to Hunza travel there to catch a glimpse of the mountain’s beautiful ice face. From Karimabad, Hunza, you can see the peak in front of you. Passu Peak, Ultar Peak, Kuksel Sar, Shisper Peak, Gulmit Tower, and Destghel Sir are a few other well-known peaks in Hunza. Snow covers several of these peaks for the majority of the year.

4.     Celebrations and Festivals

Hunza is known as the land of celebrations. If you want to experience Hunza’s rich culture, you should go to one of the cultural festivals that happen every summer. These celebrations occur annually, for the most part.

5.     Hotel Facilities

You need a place to stay and food to eat when you are on vacation. Luckily, Hunza has a lot of hotels with both. Even though most hotels only have basic services, there are a few that have high-end services. Karimabad and Aliabad are two cities in central Hunza with hotels at affordable prices.

Gulmit, Passu, and Sost are three of the best places in Upper Hunza to stay at night. You can get picked up and dropped off at your hotel, dine in the hotel’s restaurant, and learn about the area’s attractions all in one place. If you want to see more of the area, ask the hotel staff to set you up with a local guide.

6.     Cuisines

Hunza is known for its traditional food. You can find it in some restaurants in Central Hunza and a few hotels in Upper Hunza. It doesn’t mean, though, that you won’t be able to eat your favorite Pakistani meals. Chefs in Hunza’s restaurants are well-versed in multiple cuisines.

Central Hunza is home to numerous hotels where you can rest your weary head and satisfy your hunger. Upper Hunza, on the other hand, limits visitors to the hotel-run eateries. People have now realized the opportunity and are in the process of opening restaurants in Gulmit and Sost.

7.     The Khunjerab Pass and the Khunjerab National Park

You should also go to the Hunza Valley because of the Khunjerab Pass and the Khunjerab National Park. Khunjerab Pass is one of the highest mountain passes in the Karakoram Mountains and Pakistan. It is 15,397 feet above sea level. Additionally, China and Pakistan have a common border at Khunjerab. The area around Khunjerab is now officially a national park. The Khunjerab National Park is home to a wide variety of wild creatures, including ibex, lynx, markhor, blue sheep, fox, wolf, chakor, snow leopard, and brown and black bear.

8.     Take in the Magnificence of the Passu Cones

Passu is a small village in Hunza Valley. The impressive Passu Sar mountain and the Passu Glacier, which make the area look like a crown, are behind the village.

The Passu Cones make the landscape around Passu a popular location for photographs. Passu residents frequently strike poses in the middle of the road due to the light traffic.

9.     Lakes

There are many beautiful lakes in Upper Hunza, also known as Gojal Valley. Who hasn’t heard about Attabad Lake? The lake was made when a huge landslide in 2010 stopped the flow of water in the Hunza River. It made Attabad Lake, which is now a popular picnic spot and tourist attraction. Attabad Lake is a fantastic destination for those who enjoy boating.

The famous Borit Lake is in a beautiful spot called Borit village, high above the Karakoram highway. It’s a great place to practice swimming skills and see migratory birds.


Hunza is called the Valley of Forts. The two most well-known forts in Hunza are called Baltit and Altit. The prince of Hunza built Baltit Fort in the first century CE to protect his throne from the ruler of the adjacent Nagar Valley. This fort has been so well taken care of that it has been on a tentative UNESCO World Heritage list since 2004.

The architecture of Altit Fort is well-known. Altit Fort was built high on a steep rock cliff. For hundreds of years, the rulers of the former Hunza state lived there. The age of the fort has been estimated at 1,100 years.

The Ondra Fort is a third, less well-known fort in the Hunza Valley. It’s in the town of Gulmit (Gojal Valley). The fort is not well-known and has not been preserved, but its remnants are associated with several fascinating myths and stories. The views of Attabad Lake from Ondra Fort are breathtaking.

11.Travel Over Hussaini Bridge, The World’s Most Risky Bridge

The Hussaini Bridge is an old bridge that links the area of Hussaini with a small village on the opposite side of the Hunza River. It is famous for being one of the most dangerous bridges in the world. The bridge is extremely unstable, the wooden planks are spaced extremely far apart, and there are numerous missing planks, making the crossing an exciting adventure.

The bridge is a short walk from the main road. There is a 200 rs entry fee to enter the bridge area.

12.Amazing Scenery From Duikar

Duikar is the gateway to Hunza. Its sights are not to be missed. Duikar, which sits at an altitude of roughly 2800 metres above sea level, has become an increasingly well-known landmark in the Hunza Valley in recent years. It has a reputation for being the region’s highest settlement. A jeep ride from Karimabad to Duikar takes about 25 minutes.

You can see the Hunza River and the Karakoram Highway, which winds through the mountains, in all their splendour from Duikar. Epic vistas of the Rakaposhi and the Golden Peak are another bonus. People come from all over the world to Duikar for spectacular sunrises and sunsets. The neighbouring Ultar Meadow is an additional attraction.

13.Sost Border

Sost is the last Hunza settlement. It is on the Karakoram Highway, close to the border with China. Because all traffic that crosses the border between Pakistan and China goes through this town, it is an important stop on the road for both people and goods.

The high mountain pass in the Karakoram range is right next to Khunjerab Pass. It is a great sign that Pakistan and China are getting along.

14.Fruit Trees & Gardens

Hunza is an agricultural society, and its fruit is the true crowning glory of the picturesque valley. Huge fruit orchards may be seen from a distance as you get closer to the valley. The apricot is the king of fruits grown in the Hunza Valley. During the warm summer months, you can see that practically every home in the area has apricots set out on the roofs to dry for the colder months. In addition to cherries, apples, berries, grapes, peaches, pears, and a variety of other fruits, Hunza is a prominent fruiting region. The valley is well-known for its delicious selection of dried fruits and nuts.

15.Visit Karimabad Bazar to Pick Up Some Collectibles

Shop for unique gifts at Karimabad Bazaar, including traditional Hunza handicrafts and relics from all around Pakistan. Souvenir shops line the streets, offering a fantastic array of brightly coloured textiles, rugs, and jewelry.

Bargaining is a must at Karimabad Bazaar, as it is at every market in Pakistan. An easy rule of thumb is to pay half of what the merchant asks for if you aren’t familiar with the going rate for the item in question.


The summers in Hunza are not too hot or too cold. In Central Hunza, the warmest months are July and August, when highs can reach 31 degrees Celsius. If you want to spend your summer vacation in a place with a more comfortable temperature range, Gojal Valley (Upper Hunza) is a good choice.

17.The Pak-China Friendship Tunnel

The Pak-China Friendship Tunnels were opened in 2015 and link Gojal Valley and Central Hunza. For over five years after the 2010 Attabad landslide, these areas were cut off from one another because of the damage to the KKH. There are tunnels built to avoid Attabad Lake. Boats were the primary mode of transportation to and from Gojal until very recently. The five connected tunnels, stretching for a total of seven kilometres, have become a popular tourist attraction.


Hunza is home to several well-known glaciers, including the Batura Glacier, the Hussaini/Ghulkin Glacier, and the Passu Glacier. Gojal Valley is home to all of these glaciers. Although climate change has increased the rate at which these glaciers are melting, they are still providing water to the Hunza River, easing the fears of those who live there that their water supply may dry up. But notwithstanding, Upper Hunza’s glaciers are visited annually by tens of thousands of people from all over the world. The Hunza Valley is a paradise for hikers.


Hunza Valley is a good place to go if you’re interested in seeing some uncommon wild animals. Ibex, markhor, Marcopolo sheep, urial, snow leopard, Tibetan red fox, wolf, RAM chakor, black and brown bears, lynx, dhole, migratory hamster, vultures, Raven, Golden eagle, and many other species of wild creatures and birds call Khunjerab National Park home.

20.Hopar Valley

The towns in Hopar Valley are grouped around a natural bowl at the bend of the Bualtar Glacier. On the other side of Hopar, the Barpu Glacier meets the white Bualtar. Hopar glacier surrounds Hopar valley on three sides. A short hike from Karimabad will get you to Hopper Glacier. It takes 40 to 45 minutes to get to this glacier from Karimabad. This glacier is different from others because it has a gray-black colour. The valley of Hopar is the most beautiful place in the Nagar district. The Hopar Valley is close to the city of Nagar.

Even though Hoper Valley is not in Gilgit’s main city, it is a popular place to visit. This place has a lot of history from long ago. There are still the remains of old kingdoms and villages and the remains of old ways of life.

So, what’s your choice? Do you need more convincing to make the trip to Hunza Valley? Simply said, there are a lot of them. Take some time to learn about them by visiting these Hunza attractions. Contact Best Pakistan Tour Company right away to arrange a tour of the Hunza Valley.

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