Hunza Valley

Hunza Valley, Pakistan

The Hunza Valley in the Karakorum Mountains of northern Pakistan has years of romantic but bloody history: the local people claim descent from the troops of Alexander the Great, and this was also an important outpost in the 19th century ‘Great Game’ between the British and Russian Empires.

Hunza Valley Pakistan

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The apricot orchards, hamlets and terraces make glorious surroundings in the lower reaches of the valley, and there are also excellent walks up to the higher glaciers. One of the best treks in Hunza is to Ultar Meadow. It takes up to three days and the high point is Ultar Peak at 7,388m. Behind the peak are a steep glacier, a high ridge and the Hon Husaini viewpoint.

Hunza Valley, Pakistan

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There are many villages in the valley and walking between them is an excellent way to appreciate local culture and hospitality, though having a local guide still is advised.

Hunza Valley Travel

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Date posted: 9th August, 2017

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