Hunza Valley

Experience the confluence of the highest mountain ranges of the world: Karakoram, Himalayas, and the Hindu Kush as you travel along the Karakoram Highway, reputed as the 8th wonder of the world, through the dramatic, deep gorges of the Indus: the Lion River. Walk to the glaciers flowing down from the soaring peaks. Karakoram Highway was a joint project between Pakistan and China and took 20 years to complete. During its construction 300 Chinese and 600 Pakistani workers lost their lives. Stop at Thalichi, the best view point of Nanga Parbat (8125m) the 9th highest peak in the world. Visit Gilgit, the capital of Pakistan’s Northern Areas. Spend a free day in Karimabad with time for short walks to the Altit and Baltit forts, and for more exploration of the Hunza Valley. There are superb views of the Karakoram Range from here – Rakaposhi 7788m, Diran 7266m, Ultar 7400m, Golden Peak 7027m, along with glimpses of the Nagar Valley. Walk to the Ultar Glacier by following the irrigation channel through the village, or to stroll through the single-lane bazaar to enjoy more spectacular views. Drive to upper Hunza valley and drive to Pak – China border “Khunjerab Pass” highest metal road border crossing in the world. Walk to the Passu Glacier and Passu Lake. Visit the famous suspension bridges of Passu. These 800 feet long bridges over the Hunza River are still used by the local people.