Northern areas of Pakistan consists of the Himalayas and Karakoram mounts and form so many valleys in the area, one of the famous and exaggerated ones is Hunza Valley.
The Hunza is a valley of mounts in the Northern Gilgit-Baltistan areas of Pakistan. The Hunza Valley is located in the extreme northern part of Pakistan. This renowned valley is more often referred to as a heaven fallen on earth, enveloped in the Himalayas and the Karakoram mountain ranges, this place has been attracting great tourists for many years. Valley is situated at the northern side of Hunza River. It’s at an altitude of approximately 2500 meters. Hunza’s territory is 8000 sq kilometers. Aliabad along with Karimabad is the major town as a famous tourist destination. This is due to the fact that the area has marvelous sceneries containing mountains such as Rakaposhi, Ultar Sar, Ghenta Peak, Bojahagur, Duanasir II, Passu Peak, Hunza Peak, Ladyfinger Peak (Bublimotin) and Diran Peak all are of 6000 meters or even higher.
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The visitors either foreign or locals are overwhelmed by the rugged beauty, rough charm, the fragrant breeze singing through graceful poplar trees and the velvet kind green carpet of wheat fields, beautifully set against the background of snow-packed beauty mountains of Hunza valley.
Hunza Valley and natives warmly welcome numerous festivals relating to cultural, normal and religion life events. The exciting festivals fall under two major basis namely cultural festivals based on the agricultural or daily life and religious festivals.
Hunza Valley is about 16 hours drive distant from the capital of Punjab, Lahore and from Islamabad, it is 560 km approximately. Hunza is however about 100 km away from Gilgit and people mostly reach there Hunza by road. It takes 3-3.5 hours for arriving at Hunza straight from Gilgit.