In this trip we will take you to the much renowned Hunza valley is often referred to as heaven on earth, enveloped in the grand Himalayas and the Karakoram mountain ranges, this place has been a great tourist attraction for many years.
Hunza is the most visited valley of Pakistan. It is a fairy tale land. It is surrounded by beautiful rugged and snow capped mountains. Hunza is a valley on Karakorum Highway only a 100Km from Gilgit. It is the first main stop from China to Pakistan.
Short History of Hunza:
Hunza was formerly an independent state, bordering China to the north-east and Pamir to its north-west. The state bordered the Gilgit Agency to the south and the former state of Nagar to the east. The state capital was the town of Baltit and its old settlement is Ganish Village. It was dissolved by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in 1974.
Hunza was an independent for more than 900 years. The British gained its control and the valley of Nagar between 1889 and 1892 followed by a military engagement of severe intensity. The ruler of Hunza Mir Safdar Ali Khan fled to Kashghar in China. The British appointed Mir Jamal Khan as the new Mir of Hunza under the rule of British Government
The traditional name for the ruler in Hunza was Thum. It is a respectful appellation used the people of Hunza and Nager. The ruling family of Hunza is called Ayeshe (heavenly). They are called so from the following circumstance. The two states of Hunza and Nagar were formerly one. Tradition relates that Mayroo Khan, apparently the first Muslim Thum of Nagar some 200 years after the introduction of the religion of Islam to Gilgit. He was the father of twins Girkis and Moghlot. The twins are said to have shown hostility to one another from birth. Their father unable to settle the question of succession, divided his state between them, giving to Girkis the north, and to Moghlot the south, bank of the river.
Both Thums are still addressed as Soori, as a title of respect. This appears to be the same as Sri, a commonly prefixed to the names of Hindu princes in India. The Thum’s wives are styled ghenish which is almost identical with the original Sanskrit word for mother, and their sons are called gushpoor.
|01||Arrival to Islamabad airport,our guide and driver will meet you here and take you to your hotel for overnight stay.|
|02||Drive to Chilas on Karakoram Highway OR Babusar Pass (via Naran valley) if the pass is open.|
|03||Drive to Gulmit, en route stop at Nanga Parbat 8126m, junction point of three great mountain ranges, Remaning of Old Silk Road, Rakaposhi Viewpoint 7788m, Attabad Lake and some other small villages along the Karakoram Highway in Nagar and Hunza valley.|
|04||Day to explore around, visit Gulmit old house, Passu glacier, Borith lake, Hussaini suspension bridge and Ghulkin village.|
|05||Day excursion to Khunjerab Pass, in the evening drive back to hotel in Gulmit.|
|06||Drive to Karimabad, en route stop at Hunza sacred rocks, Ghanish village, visit royal garden, altit fort, baltit fort and in the evening drive to Duiker to see sunset.|
|07||Drive back to Naran/Besham on Karakoram Highway.|
|08||Drive to Islamabad, en route visit Taxila museum and heritage sites, arrive in Islamabad and explore the city, visit Faisal mosque, Pakistan monument and in the evening drive to the airport and fly to your destination.|