Hunza

Hunza is a marvel of beauty in both spring and autumn.

Ganesh Valley Nagar Hunza
Ganesh Valley Nagar Hunza

She appears to be a scion that is resting 7,000 feet above the sea level. The snow-capped mountains seem to be her coterie that is at her service. From the lap of this magnificent natural beauty, a tourist can catch glimpses of the Rakaposhi. This mountain has the staggering altitude of 7,788 meters. This valley is a beautiful blend of Hunza River, scree, and mighty mountains. The scenery makes you fall in love with nature. The blossoming fruit and flowers in spring here add charming colours to the milieu. Similarly, the drying up maize transfer this valley into a golden vale. In the same way, the reddening orchards take up brushes dipped in red to transfer it to the scenery.

Womens Crossing River with Woods in Hunza Valley
Womens Crossing River with Woods in Hunza Valley

The winding stone channels carry the glacier melt water that transforms this mountain desert into a recognized and flavoursome breadbasket. It is this arrangement that supports this agrarian economy. Cherries, plums, peaches, apples, and walnuts, grapes, maize and wheat appear noticeable in the content list of this particular breadbasket. Pansies, cosmos, roses, zinnias, and lilies keep adding bewitching colour, appeal, and fragrance to the area. Willow, fir, popular are the popular trees here. Popular serves three purposes to the inhabitants, timber, fodder, and survival in the form of firewood. Ducks, red-striped foxes, ibexes, markhors, yaks, Marco Polo and snow leopards make its wildlife landscape diverse and interesting. This place has trekking trails to offer to those who think they are in thrall to adventurism. You can have the fun of next level with cultural and trekking tours. Jeep Safar is something worth of going for.

Kids from the Hunza Valley
Kids from the Hunza Valley

Hunza is taken for the whole of the valley. The valley houses two defunct princely states. In Hunza, there are villages from Ghareghat to Khizerabad on the northern riverside. Its alternative names are Baltit or Karimabad. Wakhi is the common language of Hunza. The literacy rate here is 70%.This city houses Hunza fort, which is a museum now. With guided tour, you can increase your fun. The road leading to the fort is flanked by shops selling gemstone, handicraft, antiques and dried fruit. The presence of Ismailis signifies that experience will be lively, featured by music, dance and Hunza Water (homemade wine from mulberries). This is the city that welcomes a tourist when one crosses the Chinese border to tread on Pakistani soil through Karakorum Highway. This place is a favourite resort with well-to-do national tourists, in particular.