Karakorum International University, Hunza Campus

Hunza is a mountainous district located in Gilgit-Baltistan.The main town of Hunza, Karimabad (formerly known as Baltit) is the capital as well as most popular tourist destination of Hunza. As famous as the valley is for its beauty, the people of Hunza are also well-known for their friendliness and hospitality. Hunza’s tourist season is generally from March to November. Due to recent measures by Government of Gilgit-Baltistan to promote winter tourism, the tourist season has now expanded to round the year. Hunza valley has a very high literacy rate.

For instance, the valley is consisting of three major regions that are:

Upper Hunza Gojal

Central Hunza

Lower Hunza Local handicraft, cuisine, music, dances, festivals, celebration, language are all the part of its ancestors


The village is famous for its history as it houses the formers of Royal family. The village gives the most ancient look because of its stones made houses and streets.

Moreover, some of the famous landmarks in Karimabad are:

Baltit Fort

Queen Victoria Monument

Channel Walk

Additionally, the glaciers of Ulter Nala also falls in Karimabad fff

Altit fort

Altit Fort is an ancient fort above Karimabad in the Hunza valley.

It was home to the hereditary rulers of the Hunza state who took the title Mir. Altit Fort was the residence of former prince around 1100 years old.

Now serving as a museum over there.

Both the fort are a masterpiece of architect and craft.

The Altit Fort

The magnificent design was renovated by Agha Khan Culture Trust, a preserved heritage for future generation. Altit fort is not just about a place it’s about the heritage which is still growing with the passage of time.

Baltit Fort

Baltit Fort is another fort in the Hunza valley, a must visit the place to visit in the valley.

The foundations of the fort are said to date back around 600 years. But there have been rebuilds and alterations over the centuries.

The fairy-tale like a castle of Baltit, above Karimabad, is a Hunza landmark, stilted on massive legs, its wooden bay windows look out over the valley.

A beautiful view of Baltit fort at night

Attabad Lake

One of the most amazing to place in Hunza valley is Attabad Lake. The crystal turquoise water makes anyone spellbound within the gigantic mountains of Karakorm.

The colours and the charm of the spring season are awe-inspiring that attracts many tourists per year there.

In addition, the length of the lake is 13 miles and depth of the lake is almost 358 feet. The lake also ranked in the top lakes of Pakistan because of its tremendous beauty i

The Attabad lake

Borith Lake

While exploring the beauties of Gulmit valley, you will encounter a saline lake of Borith.

The lake is beautiful and surrounds by the vast plains.

The lake formed by the melted water of Ghulkin Glacier.

Additionally, the lake is about at the surface elevation of 25000 meters and a life saver for the trekkers to Passu peaks. Moreover, the lake is accessible by a 2 km jeep ride from Husseini village that is parallel to Ghulkin village.

A view of Borith Lake

Eagle Nest Duikar

The most experience to have while staying in Hunza is to witness the dawn and dusk on the fabulous peaks of Lady Finger and Rakaposhi from the famous eagle nest in Dukair. Dukair is a small village and commonly known by Eagle Nest as the hotel is situated there and offers the panoramic views of whole Hunza.

The place can be reached in 30 minutes’ drive from the capital of Hunza Karimabad, and here you can witness the incredible view of your whole life.

A view from Duiker Hunza


The most romantic place at Hunza Valley is Passu. Every year thousands of tourists rush to explore this mesmerizing small town. A small hotel name Passu Inn is located there, which is chilled, cool and silent place. Excellent food, the taste you never forget. Whenever you go there you must stay for at least 10 days. You will be in love with this place r

Passu Valley

Khunjerab Pass

Khunjerab Pass is a high mountain pass on the northern border of Pakistan with China, at an elevation of 4.733m (15,528ft) above the sea level. The Khunjerab Pass is the highest border-crossing in the world and the highest point on the Karakoram Highway.

Khunjerab Border crossing