Hunza is located in the extreme north of Pakistan in Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas),
fortified by the giant mountain ranges of Karakoram, Himalayas, Hindu-kush and Pamirs
through the Wakhan Corridor and further north neighbored by the heavenly mountains
of Tianshan and Kunlunsun and historic city of Kashgar. The legendary land of Hunza is
most majestically placed on the roof of the world. It falls on a junction of old silk route,
now replaced by the KKH, Karakoram Highway, “ 8th wonder of the world ”, snaking into
the people’s Republic of China through the Khunjerab Pass 4733M, between Oxus and
Indus. It is no doubt the SHANGRI LA, Heaven on earth.
Hunza had been an independent state till 1974, ruled by the king," tham". Known for its
far crag mountains, glaciers, men made oasis and fairy lands and re-known for bravery,
hard-work, longevity, hospitality and distinct cultural heritage, the people of Hunza have
kept their autonomy for centuries and championed the ideals of freedom, equality and
peace in the region.
There are two very famous seasons to visit to this valley, the Spring season, the fruit
trees erupt in white blossom and in Autumn the leaves of the trees become yellow and
reddish, looks very beautiful with fall colors. The suitable period to visit to this mountain
valley is April to end of October.
Suitable period: October