Hunza is considered the despite a prolonged history of contact with outside world, Hunza’s perceived isolation remains in some way until today. Buddhism first reached China through the Hunza valley around 200 AD and after arrival of Islam in 11th century Turks, Mongols, Afghan’s, Taimuris, Dogras and Chinese passed through as soldiers, pilgrims, traders and adventurers. This scenic valley spreads along the west bank of Hunza River 110km north of Gilgit providing rare views of a very spectacular mountain panorama and is a starting point for climbers, trekkers, presenting great options for day hikers, sightseeing and diversified cultural activities. En-route stops at “Rakaposhi View point”, from where you will have magnificent views of Rakaposhi Mountain 7788m (29th highest peak in the world).
The Hopar Valley is a scenic portion of the Nagar Valley “Shangri-La” of Hilton’s “Lost Horizons” in northern Pakistan. It is about 10 km away from Nagar Khas, the principal city of the Nagar Valley. It is the site of the Spantik and Hopar (Hopper) glaciers. It is a cluster of villages around a natural bowl at a bend of Bualtar Glacier. Opposite Hopar the white Bualtar is joined by the Barpu Glacier. This is a base camp for treks into the high, glacier-draped peaks called the Hispar Muztagh.