Pakistan is superabundant with landscape that will make anyone spell bound with their mesmerizing and enchanting beauties. Infinite number of lakes with a range of gigantic mountain range that surrounds all over the northern areas and form a paradise for the trekkers, nature enthusiastic, photographer and anyone who behold an eye to embrace beauty. This special blog is to compare the beauty of two different valleys in the same region with so many wonderful places. The Skardu and Hunza Valley located in the province Gilgit Baltistan, and attracts many tourist every year for their awe-inspiring views. Let’s have a brief introduction of both the valleys first:
Praising Hunza valley in words is little unfair comparing to the views that can be caught by eyes, but Hunza valley bore the number of colors that cannot be found in any other of Pakistan. The valley is located in the extreme north part of Gilgit Baltistan province and well known for its strong historical background. It is almost 2 hour drive from Gilgit, main city.
While travelling to Hunza, one find Karakorum mountains around, a must watch view for the travelers. Above all no matter which place you are staying you will always have a view of gigantic Rakaposhi. Hunza Valley still connect with its ancestors and resorted their monuments for the tourist. Furthermore Naltar is one of the famous and notable valley in Hunza because of its colorful lakes, can be accessible by jeep on paved and curvy road. The water of lakes is crystal clear that lush green plants under water can be clearly seen. Above all weather is pleasant in summers and worst in winter because of snow.
Most notably Karimabad, capital of Hunza, possess many of the villages with ancient look houses and stones made street. It is more famous for its history and resident of former royal family. Altit and Baltit fort that was the residence of former prince around 700 years back. Now serving as a museum over there. Both the fort are masterpiece of architect and craft. The magnificent design was renovated by Agha Khan Culture Trust, preserved heritage for future generation.
Furthermore another beautiful valley in Hunza in Nagar, The mesmerizing colors of Nagar valley will never be found any every, nothing is beautiful then simplicity. The snowcapped mountains of Rakaposhi with ultimate enchantress of garden. Above all Attahabad Lake is one of the biggest charmer of the valley. The crystal turquoise water make tourist bewitched of its mesmerizing beauty. Moreover Sost being the last village of Hunza on Karakorum Highway next to Chinese border. The town is an important place on the highway for all passenger and cargo transport because all traffic crossing the Pakistan-China border passes through this town. Along with Khunjerab Pass is the high mountain pass in Karakorum mountain range. Khunjerab pass also possess a national park that inhabitant with the rare species of snow leopard. It is a magnificent symbol of Pak China friendship. The milky star night around the Lady Finger peak, Golden and Hunza peak is tremendous.
Getting more fame day by day among the photographers, nature lovers, trekker, hiker and tourist for its awe-inspiring locations of Skardu. Skardu is located at the altitude of 2500 feet above the sea level on the influence of Indus and Shigar River. Climate has different varieties over there, it is mild cold in summer with rain fall during tourist season April to October and become deadly cold in winter due to heavy snowfall. Skardu becoming major and popular tourist destination and expedition hub in Gilgit Baltistan. There are numerous location that is full of serenity and tranquility and a trekker’s paradise because it provide the path to the highest mountains includes K2, K3, and Gasherbrum.
Furthermore Skardu showcase wonders in the valley, narrow road with a jeep to other place add more twist to the trilling trip. Leaving Skardu for Khaplu Valley on jeep ride you will witness a curvy road with number of tress shaded the travelers providing a worth seeing view. Khaplu is an ancient state consider to be the hub of Yabgo Dynasty and also possess a fort that is now serve as museum. It lies at the base of Karakorum mountain range and panoramic view of Khaplu cannot be describe in words. Moreover that Skardu has various lakes notably Kachura lake that considered in the top 10 lakes of Pakistan because of its dazzling beauty. It is a duo of lakes that are termed as Shangri La Lake by the tourist as its covers the resort and the lake is surrounded by the dense forest. It is located in western Himalayans.
In addition to the spectacular and breathtaking views of Skardu, the discussion is in completed without converse about Deosai and Shigar Plains. Without any doubt miracles on earth, Shigar is cold desert with hanging clouds above them. Tourist embrace the creation of the Creator over there. The infinite highway with the magnificent piece of nature will never let you go anywhere, here you will serenity and tranquility at a level. Moreover Shigar fort is also a masterpiece of architect. Build with stones and still there, as a symbol of history and serving as a monument there. On the other hand Deosai Plain, commonly known as land of giant that was inaccessible due to number of wild life there. So for the preservation of wild life, government took an initiative in the form of Deosai National Park for the generation of brown bears and other wild life. Deosai plains has ear shattering silence that one can listen his own heartbeat and there you will find Sheosar Lake as well alongside the plains. Imagining the beauty as the cold vast plains next is the grey colored lake then the gigantic snow-capped mountain fill the heart with happiness. The dawn and dusk of there will never be found anywhere.
Hence concluding above discussion we can clearly extract the decision that Skardu has more worth seeing places than Hunza valley. Comparing the climate, road infrastructure or the hospitality Skardu gain more points than Hunza. Hunza has comparatively less places of attraction than Skardu. The beauty can never be compared by human scale, there are more gigantic views in Skardu with more of the treat for trekker and hiker. Plan your own trip to witness the beauty and amazement and prove us wrong.
Ejaz hussain is managing Director of Pakistan tour and travel operating in Northern areas of pakistan offering honeymoon Packages from Pakistan in affordable rates with good quality services.