Top 10 Places To Visit in Hunza Valley

Top 10 Places of Hunza

Top 10 Places To Visit in Hunza Valley


Pakistan Tour Travel is giving you a chance to explore the Top 10 places in Hunza Valley with the Best Hunza Valley Pakistan Tour PackageHunza Tours is famous for its lush green beauty and cold weather there. Hunza is the central part of the Northern Areas of Pakistan. Our Honeymoon Packages from Pakistan for couples and families include all the best places to see in Hunza Valley.

Hunza is the most beautiful land in Gilgit Baltistan.

Read the Story of Hunza and get all the historical background of the Beautiful Valley of Hunza.

The valley of Hunza, known for its wondrous enchanting sceneries and panoramic views, is famous among vacation lovers. 

Hunza Valley Tour Package covers exciting places, richly green villages, and Hunza. It is an almost 2-hour drive from the central city of Gilgit and a 13-hour drive from the capital of Pakistan with a different stopover. We have also talked about Hunza valley tours vs. Skardu valley tours.

While heading towards Hunza Valley, you will find the enchanting sceneries formed by the gigantic Karakorum mountains. The curvy roads to Hunza and the mesmerizing lakes are a must-have experience.


Best Time To Visit Hunza

Furthermore, A Trip to Hunza Valley is always preferable for tourists because of its mild climate. Additionally, the best time to visit Hunza is April to October, as the temperature in hot summers is a maximum of 27°C. Moreover, the valley bore trillions of colors in its Cherry Blossom Season.


Historical Background of Hunza Valley

As quotes go, beauty is in the eye of culture, and Hunza valley is one of the super beautiful, ethical, historical regions in the whole of Gilgit Baltistan.

Most noteworthy, the Valley of Hunza has a solid historical background that makes it more attractive to tourists.

There is a list of fantastic locations with historical significance and panoramic views.

For instance, the valley consists of three major regions that are:

  • Upper Hunza Gojal
  • Central Hunza
  • Lower Hunza

Local handicrafts, cuisine, music, dances, festivals, celebrations, and languages are part of its ancestors.

Below is the list of the Top 10 Places in Hunza Valley you must visit

  1. Rakaposhi Peak

  2. Karimabad

  3. Altit Fort

  4. Baltit Fort

  5. Attabad Lake

  6. Rush Lake

  7. Sost Border

  8. Submit Gulmit

  9. Borith Lake

  10. Eagle Nest Duiker

Top 10 Places To Visit in Hunza Valley


Some Details of the Top 10 Places in Hunza Valley

Rakaposhi Peak

First and foremost is the view of Rakaposhi.

The immense mountain of Rakaposhi is everywhere, no matter what part of Hunza you are staying in.

Moreover, the mountain is a part of the Karakoram Mountain Range and is 7,788 meters high.



Rakaposhi means the “Shining Wall.”

The peak is surrounded by some of the famous glaciers like:

  1. Barpu
  2. Biro
  3. Bagrot
  4. Pisan

The dawn and dusk on Rakaposhi are just an astonishing view.


Second on the list is Karimabad, the capital of Hunza.

The village is famous for its history as it houses the formers of the Royal family.

The village gives the most ancient look because of its stones made of houses and streets.


Moreover, some of the famous landmarks in Karimabad are:

  1. Baltit Fort
  2. Queen Victoria Monument
  3. Channel Walk
  4. Additionally, the glaciers of Ulter Nala also fall in Karimabad

Altit fort

Altit Fort is an ancient fort above Karimabad in the Hunza valley.

It was home to the hereditary rulers of the Hunza state, who took the title Mir. Altit Fort was the residence of a former prince around 1100 years old.

Now it serves as a museum over there.

Both the fort are a masterpiece of architecture and craft.



The magnificent design was renovated by Agha Khan Culture Trust, a preserved heritage for future generations.

Altit Fort is not just about a place; it’s about the heritage, which is still growing with time.

Baltit Fort

Baltit Fort is another fort in the Hunza valley; a must-visit place to visit in the valley.

The foundations of the fort are said to date back around 600 years. But there have been rebuilds and alterations over the centuries.

The fairy-tale-like castle of Baltit, above Karimabad, is a Hunza landmark, stilted on massive legs, its wooden bay windows look out over the valley.



Initially, it was used as the residence of the Mirs of Hunza.

Due to a clash between the two sons of the ruler and rulers were shifted to a new place, Altit Fort.

Attabad Lake

One of the most amazing places in Hunza valley is Attabad Lake.

The crystal turquoise water makes anyone spellbound within the gigantic mountains of Karakoram.


The colors and charm of the spring season are awe-inspiring, attracting many tourists annually.

Also, the length of the lake is 13 miles, and the lake’s depth is almost 358 feet.

The lake also ranked among the top lakes in Pakistan because of its tremendous beauty.

Rush Lake

Another amazing in the Nagar Valley of Hunza is Rush Lake.

Moreover, Nagar is one of the most attractive valleys.



Above all, mesmerizing colors of Nagar valley will never be found; nothing is more beautiful than simplicity.

Rush Lake in Nagar valley is an alpine lake with almost a surface elevation of 4,694 meters.

The massive mountains surround the lake, and it is considered to be the highest lake in Pakistan.

Sost Border

Sost is the last village of a Hunza on the Karakoram Highway next to the Chinese border.

A town is an essential 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 the Karakorum mountain range.

Additionally, Khunjerab Pass also possesses a national park that is inhabitant by the rare species of snow leopard.

It is a magnificent symbol of Pak-China friendship.


Between the Gojal valley of upper Hunza and the nine-colored valleys, Gulmit provides a significant tourist spot in Hunza.

Here you can find the enormous colors of nature.

The panoramic views of the whole valley, along with the Passu Cones, are so captivating.



Moreover, Gulmit provides a complete package for its tourists in the shape of high peaks, mountains, monuments, and a pleasant climate.

Above all, the most visited valley is a gateway to five different valleys that are:

  1. Shimshal Valley
  2. Chipursan Valley
  3. Misgar Valley
  4. Boibar Valley
  5. Khunjerab


Borith Lake

While exploring the beauties of Gulmit valley, you will encounter the salty lake of Borith.

The lake is beautiful and surrounded by vast plains.

The melted water of Ghulkin Glacier formed the lake.



Additionally, the lake is at a surface elevation of 25000 meters and is a lifesaver for the trekkers to Passu peaks.

Moreover, the lake is accessible by a 2 km jeep ride from Husseini village, which is parallel to Ghulkin village.

Eagle Nest Duikar

The most experience to have while staying in Hunza is to witness the dawn and dusk on the fabulous peaks of Lady Finger and Rakaposhi from the famous eagle nest in Dukair.

Duiker is a small village commonly known by Eagle Nest, as the hotel is situated there and offers panoramic views of the whole Hunza.



The place can be reached within 30 minutes drive from the capital of Hunza Karimabad, and here you can witness the incredible view of your whole life.

I hope you like our list of the Top 10 places you must visit in Hunza Valley.

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Saba Ghani
Saba Ghani

Since 2017, Saba Ghani has been the chief content writer for Pakistan Tour and Travel & EMHI Solutions. You can catch her at [email protected] or Twitter

2 replies on “Top 10 Places To Visit in Hunza Valley”

  1. Avatar of Naheem Razwan Naheem Razwan says:

    This was an awe inspiring virtual tour of some of the most breath-taking scenic places in Pakistan I did not know existed! In Shaa Allah I hope to visit very soon. Well-done on the great content and pictures – absolutely marvelous!

  2. Avatar of Saleem Raza Saleem Raza says:

    Great Info shared. In fact, Rakaposhi Peak is not a part of Hunza. Please omit this or add a separate list about Nagar Valley and its destination. Please conduct a prior analysis prior to the breakdown of your content as wrong information makes difference in local communities.

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