Hunza is a mountainous valley in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. Hunza is situated in the extreme northern part of Pakistan, bordering with the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan and the Xinjiang region of China.Hunza valley is probably Pakistan’s most visited valley, by the tourists. It is a fairy tale land surrounded by beautiful rugged & snow-capped mountains. Only at a distance of 100 Kms. from Gilgit, Hunza is a small town on Karakorum Highway.
At the altitude of 7000 – 800 feet it is the first main town or stops if you are entering Pakistan from China. Hunza valley has beautiful lakes, high mountains, and white glaciers.it provides a beautiful scene that entertains tourists. The view of Hunza valley in autumn season is very nice and in winter the sheet of white snow covers the whole valley.
Peace is the identity of Hunza people. The villagers are very friendly and eager to help. They will make you feel at home. That’s why Hunza is visited by thousands of tourists every year.
The popular festival is at the beginning of the Spring Blossoming season which gives the people an opportunity to get together and enjoy life. Exhibitions, sports programs, and cultural shows attract the tourists. This festival is the cultural heritage of the region. The culture of this area comes out from social customs and as well as from religious practices on births, marriages, and deaths.
The main occasions celebrations are Novroz, Ginani, and Salgirahs, on these occasions delicious food traditional touch manufacture in the region, especially Sharbat and Harisa. The region is famous for mulberry and high-quality graphs, beyond these apricots, plums and cherry are other fruits. People grow maize, wheat, peas, and vegetables.