Hunza Valley is the prime attraction for tourists with spectacular sceneries of the surrounding
mountains. From various point of Hunza one can view four peaks of 7,000 m high i.e. Lady Fingeri , Diran , Golden and Ultar. Burushaski and wakhi are spoken languages of Hunza region but English and Urdu are widely used for communication with visitors.
Although the valley is spread in vast region, however the main villages are Karimabad,Ali Abad,Ghulmit, Shimsal, Chupursan. Ganish Rock Inscription is one of the unique petrogphys, presents the Budhism history. Restored Altit Fort, Baltit Fort is now presenting a unique attraction for heritage and history lovers. Hunza has been bestowed with the natural beauty of scenic view, rich cultural and traditional heritage, like traditional dresses, tunes, dances and traditional cuisines . The delicious fruits of Hunza include Apple, Apricot, Mulberry, Cherry and Grapes. Ata-abad the mesmerizing lake is not only a greater source of water reservoir but it invites the tourists for recreational activities and water sports .
Khunjerab Pass :
The Khunjerab Pass is the highest paved international border crossing in the world and the highest point on the Karakoram Highway. The roadway across the pass was completed in 1982, and has superseded the unpaved Mintaka and Kilik Passes as the primary passage across the Karakoram Range. The choice of Khunjerab Pass for Karakoram Highway was decided in 1966: China citing the fact that Mintaka would be more susceptible to air strikes recommended the steeper Khunjerab Pass instead.
On the Pakistani – administered side, the pass is 42 km (26 mi) from the National Park station and checkpoint in Dih, 75 km (47 mi) from the customs and immigration post in Sost, 270 km (170 mi) from Gilgit, and 870 km (540 mi) from Islamabad.
On the Chinese side, the pass is the southwest terminus of China National Highway 314 (G314) and is 130 km (81 mi) from Tashkurgan, 420 km (260 mi) from Kashgar and some 1,890 km (1,170 mi) from Urumqi. The Chinese port of entry is located 3.5 km (2.2 mi) along the road from the pass in Tashkurgan County.
The long, relatively flat pass is often snow-covered during the winter season and as a consequence is generally closed for heavy vehicles from November 30 to May 1 and for all vehicles from December 30 to April 1.
The reconstructed Karakoram Highway passes thru Khunjerab Pass.
Since June 1, 2006, there has been a daily bus service across the boundary from Gilgit to Kashgar, Xinjiang.
A helpful road-sign giving motorists a perspective about the distances involved
This is one of the international borders where left-hand traffic (Pakistan – administered Gilgit-Baltistan) changes to right-hand traffic (China) and vice versa.
Baltit Fort is a fort in the Hunza valley, near the town of Karimabad, in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan. Founded in the 8th CE, it has been on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative list since 2004.
The survival of the feudal regime of Hunza was ensured by the impressive fort, which overlooks Karimabad. The foundations of the fort date back to 700 years ago, with rebuilds and alterations over the centuries. In the 16th century the local prince married a princess from Baltistan who brought master Balti craftsmen to renovate the building as part of her dowry.
The Mirs of Hunza abandoned the fort in 1945, and moved to a new palace down the hill. The fort started to decay which caused concern that it might possibly fall into ruin. Following a survey by the Royal Geographical Society of London a restoration programme was initiated and supported by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Historic Cities Support Programme. The programme was completed in 1996 and the fort is now a museum run by the Baltit Heritage Trust.
Altit Fort is an ancient fort at Altit town in the Hunza valley in Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. It was originally home to the hereditary rulers of the Hunza state who carried the title Mir, although they moved to the somewhat younger Baltit fort nearby three centuries later. Altit Fort and in particular the Shikari tower is around 1100 years old, which makes it the oldest monument in the Gilgit–Baltistan.
Attabad Lake is a lake in Gojal Valley, Hunza, Gilgit Baltistan, an administrative region of Pakistan. The lake was created in January 2010 as a result of the Attabad Disaster. Attabad Lake has become one of the biggest tourist attractions in Gilgit-Baltistan offering activities like boating, jet skiing, fishing, and other recreational activities.
General Bus Stand,Nawaz sharif
Colony Jutial Gilgit