Before becoming part of Pakistan in 1947, Hunza was a principality under the ruler famous as the Mir of Hunza. The valley once was a stopover point for travellers coming from the Hindu Kush mountains of Indian Kashmir.
Why is Hunza Famous?
Karimabad Hunza Valley region is the home of many world-known mighty mountain peaks (7000m) such as the Rakaposhi, Nanga Parbat, Ulter Sar, Diran, Passu Sar, Batura, etc. It is a paradise for adventurers who rush to summit peaks and witness its natural landscape.
Karimabad Bazar is famous for buying antiques, wearing stones and traditional hunzai products. When other parts of the country bear the scorching heat, Karaimabad Hunza weather remains even pleasant and cool.
Karimabad weather in summer goes maximum up to 30 C temperature. And in winter, it gets heavy snow, and some of its roads get closed during the winter season. However, Karimabad Hunza hotels remain open for tourists for whole years.
And visitors throng to the area to enjoy their winter holidays and witness snowfall. Karimabad Hunza valley food has exceptional taste; therefore, Karimabad Hunza restaurants get crowded even in every season where traditional, Pakistani and Chines foods are offered.
The region is also inhabited by rare animal species like ibexes, snow leopards, red foxes, yaks, Markhors, Marco polo sheep, ducks.
The region’s dwellers is a educated community with a high literacy rate in the country. They are associated with agriculture, hoteling, restaurants, and the tourism industry. The young generation head to big cities universities for their education.
It is a stunning destination to take a rest after all the hikes treks you have done during your fairy meadows or Rakaposhi expedition. The laid-back vibe, fantastic cafes, and breathtaking places to explore, all surrounded by beautiful landscape, will make your trip to Karimabad a great experience.
Which month is best for Hunza?
It is a very common question by the travellers. Hunza is the destination that will never disappoint you, even in any season. Every weather in the valley has a lot to offer you. In autumn, the valley turns into colours of red and yellowish and in spring, it gives another look of blossom.
However, in summer, it gets crowded, and therefore the rents of hotels, vehicles and porters prices scale up to high. So the best time to visit Hunza is the autumn season when the weather is also pleasant, and there are few visitors.
Karimabad to Attabad lake distance lies only 34 kilometres with an hour drive via magnificent Karakoram highway. Attabad lake to khunjerab pass distance 79 km and karimabad Hunza to khunjerab pass distance is 92 Kilometres.
Because most travellers start their journey from Islamabad, Hunza valley distance from Islamabad is 599 km via Naran, Babusar route. If you opt to go via Besham, KKH route, it will take around 14 hours as it is 686 kilometres travelling.