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Hunza Nagar

Places to visit in Hunza Nagar – History & Culture


Hunza Nagar District is the seventh district of Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan. The district comprises Hunza and Nagar. Before the announcement of new district, Hunza-Nagar was part of district Gilgit. In 1974 Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Butto ended the ghost governance of “Rajhghee”, with a single administrator, known as”Raja”. Formerly this region was divided into two states, Hunza and rush lake hopar nagar Nagar.This area is Known as Paradise on Earth with large number of tourist destinations and fully accessable VIA Karakorum Silk Rout more attractive after new upgradation of the road” famous mountains are Rakaposhi (25,551 ft) “Ghulmet Nagar”, DiranPeak (23,839 ft) “Minapin Nagar”, Golden Peak (23,054 ft) “Hopar Nagar”, Hispar Glacier “Hispar Nagar”,Hunza Peak (20,571 ft) “Karimabad Hunza’, Ladyfinger Peak (19,685 ft) “Karimabad Hunza”, Ultar Sar (24,239 ft),”Karimabad Hunza” Shispare Peak (18,210 ft) “Karimabad Hunza”, Passu Glacier (24,534 ft) ”Passu Hunza”.

Hunza Nagar Resort

will be first of its kind in Pakistan with mega facilities for winter sporting and adventure tourism. Hunza was formerly a princely state bordering Uyghurstan also called Xinjiang (autonomous region of China) to the northeast and Pamir to the northwest, which survived until 1974, when it was finally dissolved by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. The state bordered the Gilgit Agency to the south and the former princely state of Nagar to the east. The state capital was the town of Baltit (also known as Karimabad); another old settlement is Ganish Village. Hunza was an independent principality for more than 900 years. The British gained control of Hunza and the neighbouring valley of Nagar between 1889 and 1892 through a military conquest.

The temperature in May reaches a maximum of 27 °C (81 °F) and a minimum of 14 °C (57 °F); the October maximum is 10 °C (50 °F) and the minimum −10 °C (14 °F). Hunza’s tourist season is generally from May to October, because in winter the Karakoram Highway is often blocked by the snow.

Today, the Karakoram Highway crosses Hunza, connecting Pakistan to China via the Khunjerab Pass, although blocked by the Attabad Lake north of Hunza. Travelling up the valley from the south, Hunza is to the left, and the former state of Nagar to the right of the Hunza River. Regular bus and van services operate between Gilgit and Central Hunza (Ganish Village, Aliabad and Karimabad) and also between Gilgit and Sost Gojal. PTDC Office at Gilgit, Sost and Islamabad arranges tours and transport for visitors. NATCO (Northern Area’s Transport Co) runs a daily bus from Rawalpindi to Hunza.


Nagar Valley, 7,788 metres (25,551 ft)
Several high peaks rise above 6,000 metres (20,000 ft) the Hunza valley. The valley provides views of several tall mountains, including Rakaposhi 7,788 metres (25,551 ft), Ultar Sar 7,388 metres (24,239 ft), Bojahagur Duanasir II 7,329 metres (24,045 ft), Ghenta Sar 7,090 metres (23,261 ft), Hunza Peak 6,270 metres (20,571 ft), Darmyani Peak 6,090 metres (19,980 ft), and Bublimating (Ladyfinger Peak) 6,000 metres (19,685 ft). A watch tower is located in heart of Ganish Village, Baltit Fort stands on top of Karimabad whereas Altit Fort lies somewhat lower down the valley on another outcrop.
The valley is popularly believed to be the inspiration for the mythical valley of Shangri-la in James Hilton’s 1933 novel Lost Horizon.

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