Hunza Travel Guide
172 Kilometers from the Khunjerab pass highest paved road on earth 100 Kilometers from the town of Gilgit and about 300 Kilometers from the Chinese town of Kashgar lies a fairy tale land of Hunza. The pace where the height and magnitude is practically redefined. The mountains here are so gigantic that every thing else looks too small. The scenery is so spectacular that one feels as if he/she is riding in a picture frame or in a dream.
Hunza valley is the land of the high Karakorum mountains. The central town of Hunza valley is Karimabad situated at an elevation of 2,438 metres (7,999 feet). The administrative territory of Hunza is about 7,900 km˛ (3,050 mi˛). Karimabad is the main town of Hunza and usually referred as Hunza itself, it being the hub of tourism in Hunza. Kirimabad was known as twin Village of Altit & Baltit in the old times when Hunza was an independent state ruled by the Mirs of Hunza.
From Karimabad there are spectacular views of the surrounding mountains like, Ultar Sar, Rakaposhi, Bojahagur Duanasir II, Ghenta Peak, Hunza Peak, Darmyani Peak, and Bublimating (Ladyfinger Peak), all 7,000 meters or higher.
The visitors to Hunza are overwhelmed by the rugged charm, the fragrant breeze and the silver color water from the glaciers signing through tall, graceful poplar trees and the velvet-like green carpet of wheat fields, set against the background of snow-covered high mountains like Ultar & Rakaposhi.
How to Get here?
One can reach Hunza from Islamabad Pakistan long drive to Gilgit and an other 100 Kilometers to Hunza there are also flights from Islamabad to Gilgit but since the flights are dependent on weather Driving is mostly the choice with overnight stops in between. The plus of driving is also due to the drive being on spectacular 8th wonder of the world the Karakorum Highway.
From China One can reach Hunza from China there are daily buses of Chinese governments from Taxkorgan to Sost the first city of Hunza from Sost we will drive you to your hotel in Karimabad Hunza.
Services of Hunza tours
Transfers from Islamabad to Hunza
This is a two days transfer service, we pick you up from Islamabad and drive you to Chilas where you will stay at a basic hotel Panorama Hotel or Shangrila Hotel Chilas. Next day we will drive you to Hunza Cost US$ 400 per car and one double room Contact us to book this today
Transfer from Gilgit airport to Hunza
If you take a flight to Gilgit and wish to travel to Hunza or just want to transfer from any hotel in Gilgit to Hunza we can provide you private transfer service from Gilgit to Karimabad. We will pick you up at your desired time and drive you to Hunza 100 Kms. Cost US$ 130 per car Contact us to book this today
Weather in Hunza
The temperature in May is maximum 27 C and minimum 14 C. The October temperatures are: maximum 10 C and minimum 0 C.
People of Hunza
Most of the people of Hunza are Ismaili Muslims, followers of His Highness the Aga Khan. The local language is Brushuski, Urdu and English are also understood by a number of people. Read more about Hunza People
The fairy-tale like castle of Baltit, above Karimabad, is a Hunza landmark built abut 600 years ago. Stilted on massive legs, its wooden bay windows look out over the valley. Originally, it was used as the residence of the Mirs (the title of the former rulers of Hunza).
Mountaineering and Hiking
Hunza is ideal for mountaineering, trekking and hiking. Special permits are required for mountaineering. Please contact the Tourism Division, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad.
Hotels in Hunza
Where To Stay: There are reasonably priced hotels, motels and rest houses at Karimabad and Gulmit, including PTDC Motels in Hunza and Sost
Car rentals are non existent in Hunza valley but we at Hunza tours will be delighted to offer you car rental or Jeep rental for different places if interest please feel free to contact us or click on our Hunza Car Rental Service
Airport transfers are available for any one traveling to Hunza from Gilgit airport to Hunza, it is much better to have some one to meet you at airport for example if you happen to travel to UK the anywhere-anytime made a real revolution in the industry. of airport transfer service.