visitors to Hunza are overwhelmed by the rugged charm, the fragrant
breeze singing through graceful poplar trees and the velvet-like
green carpet of wheet fields, set against the background of
Situated at an elevation of 2,438 meters, Hunza Valley's tourist
season is from May to October. The temperature in May is maximum
27oC and minimum 14oC. The October temperatures
are: maximum 10oC and minimum 0oC.
of the people of Hunza are Islamili Muslims, followers of His
highness the Aga Khan. The local language is Brushuski. Urdu
and English are also understood by most of the people.
Karimabad, the capital of Hunza, offers an awe-inspiring view
of Rakaposhi (7,788 meters). The snows of Rakaposhi glitter
in the moonlight, producing an atmosphere at once ethereal and
fairy-tale like castle of Baltit, above Karimabad, is a Hanza
landmark built about 600 years ago. Stilted on massive legs,
its wooden bay windows look out over the valley. Originally,
it was used the resistance of the Mirs (the title of the former
rulers) of Hunza.
Hunza is ideal for mountaineering, trekking and hiking. Special
permits are required for mountaineering. Please contact the
Tourist Division, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad.