Hunza

Home Hunza Personal Photos sweet-smelling Old People Mountins Animals About me Dear Friends


The visitors to Hunza are overwhelmed by the rugged charm, the fragrant breeze signing through graceful poplar trees and the velvet-like green carpet of wheat fields, set against the background of snow-covered mountains.

Situated at an elevation of 2,438 metres, Hunza valley?s tourist season is from May to October. The temperature in May is maximum 27 C and minimum 14 C. The October temperatures are: maximum 10 C and minimum 0 C.

Most of the people of Hunza are Ismaili Muslims, followers of His Highness the Aga Khan. The local language is Brushuski, Urdu and English are also understood by a number of people.

Karimabad, the capital of Hunza, offers an awe-inspiring view of Rakaposhi (7,788 metres). The snows of Rakaposhi glitter in the moonlight, producing an atmosphere at once ethereal and sublime.

The fairy-tale like castle of Baltit, above Karimabad, is a Hunza landmark built abut 600 years ago. Stilted on massive legs, its wooden bay windows look out over the valley. Originally, it was used as the residence of the Mirs (the title of the former rulers of Hunza).

somall babys

Located at Baltit Fort is about 1 - � km from Karimabad. This castle was rebuilt a number of times during the 1000 - year reign of the Mirs of Hunza. The present structure was constructed some 600 years ago and the architecture reflects a marked Tibetan influence.

A very famous location amongst the locals and foreigners alike, is the ever-spectacular and mesmerizing Hunza. Hunza is the fabled land of ancient travelers' tales. Visitors tell of the majestic splendor of Hunza's snowcapped mountain peaks, its vast glaciers and its awe-inspiring gorges. In spring its terraced fields are redolent with the fragrance of apple, plum and apricot blossoms. The visitors to Hunza are overwhelmed by the rugged charm, the fragrant breeze singing through graceful poplar trees and the velvet- like green carpet of wheat fields, set against the background of snow-covered mountains.

The Hunza River, fed by glaciers and mountain streams, sustains rich orchards of apricots, apples, plums, cherries, peaches and grapes. The people of Hunza are noted for their longevity. They attribute this to their diet, the main ingredients of which are fruits, specially apples, apricots, vegetables and Hunza water which the locals say, apart from its high iron content, carries traces of gold.

Karimabad Hunza

This is the capital of Hunza. It offers an awe-inspiring view of the snow-covered Rakaposhi Peak (7,800 meters).

Nagar Hunza

Polo in Gilgit

Hunza in spring season

1