Hunza Valley – The Scent of Beauty and Pleasure

Allah (S.W.T) has blessed Pakistan with numerous natural attractions. Pakistan has endowed with a dynamic landscape, valleys, waterfalls, glaciers, deserts, rivers, and lakes.

Among them, Hunza valley is famous for its breathtaking, eye-catching, and scenic views.

Hunza by road

Hunza is a beautiful mountainous valley located in the Gilgit Baltistan province of Pakistan. This valley has been a great tourist attraction for many years as it is enveloped in the great Himalayas and Karakoram mountain ranges.

This beautiful valley is situated in the Hunza River and is surrounded by various high peaks that include; Hunza Peak, Darmyani Peak, Rakaposhi, UltarSar, BojahangurDuanasir II, Ladyfinger Peak, and GhentaSar.

Considering the tourists’ priorities, Dream Vista Travel and Tourism is planning a comfortable 5 Days and 4 Night Tour to Hunza by Air from Islamabad to Gilgit and back to make the journey a memorable one!


Hunza is located in the Northern part of Pakistan having borders with the Xinjiang region of China. It is located at a distance of 100 KM from Gilgit Baltistan.

It is located 320 KM away from Islamabad. You can reach in 11 hours and 4 minutes if you travel at the constant speed of 50 KM per hour.

Hunza Valley - A paradise on earth

From the dark snowcapped mountains of Rakaposhi to the soft blossoms of an apricot tree, the beauty of this place is remarkable and incomparable.

Lush green mountainous valley…

Fertile apricot farms, iconic glaciers, and turquoise lakes.

Hunza valley is often designated as “The Paradise on Earth” at 2,435 above sea level.

With its awesome cafes, laid-back vibe, and remarkable places to explore, everything that is surrounded by this beautiful landscape is wonderful.

It is one of the best places to visit during Summer Holidays and Weekend Vacations.

Amazing things to do in Hunza Valley

This lovable and exciting valley offers numerous activities to tourists and travelers. There is no boring or dull moment in Hunza, every bit of your time would be a memorable one.

The nightlife, the cold water bodies, the mountains, the traditional and theme tours, shore excursions, delicious dishes, luxurious and uncommon occasions; everything here is amazing!

The fun activities that you can enjoy in Hunza are:

  • Swimming
  • Hunting
  • Hiking
  • Biking Tour
  • Polo Games
  • Skating
  • Fishing
  • Eco-trips and much more

Renowned Forts

Besides the natural beauty of Hunza, tourists love to see the glimpse of the two most famous forts of Hunza; Altit Fort and Baltit Fort.

1. Altit Fort

To watch the phenomenal view of the sun going down over the valley, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Altit Fort.

It lies partway up the climb to the area known as the “Eagle’s Nest”.

Built with beautiful rocks and great architectural design, AltitFort is a rocky mountain where the Hunza River flows its back.

Altit fort lies at the bottom of the valley and is without much maintenance.

To reach this beautiful rocky mountainous fort, you need to go towards the Sultan Abad road across the river and then down towards the Ahmedabad road.

Inside the fort, the renovation is still going. Therefore, it has not enough to see inside but the outside is marvelous and quite interesting in itself.

2. Baltit Fort

The most beautiful landmark of Karimabad (the largest town in Hunza Valley).

Baltit fort is another delightful fort of Hunza Valley that has recently been turned into a heritage museum.

Constructed by the hardworking labor of Baltistan, this fort is named after them.

Baltit Fort has won several awards that include; Asia Pacific Heritage for Cultural Conservation – Award of Excellence (UNESCO), Tourism of Tomorrow Award. In 2005, it was awarded the best of Asia Award by Time Magazine.

Best time to visit Hunza Valley

Watching the astonishing autumn foliage to visiting the sacred rocks of Hunza (Passu Glacier, Satrangi Lake) the experience there is startling and magnificent. 

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During mid summer, Hunza Valley is occupied with massive crowds of people both the locals and Chinese tourists as the weather is calm, nice, and pleasant during these days.

The best months to visit the Hunza Valley are from April to October. Whereas, the months of June till August are full of travelers and tourists.

Hunza Valley is one of the most peaceful places in the world. It is safe and comfortable for tourists to stay for days, weeks or even months.

If you are planning for a Hunza Trip, add these spots to your list for a memorable trip.

  • Karimabad Bazar
  • Baltit Fort
  • Altit Fort
  • Café de Hunza
  • Eagles Nest
  • Attabad Lake
  • Gulmit
  • Ultar Base Camp
  • Passu Cones
  • Hussaini Suspension Bridge
  • Sost Bazar
  • Khunjrab Pass