The Hunza Valley is a valley in the mountains of Gilgit–Baltistan areas of Pakistan. Hunza River is located at the North towards the valley, it comprises the height of 2,500 meters around (8,200 ft). Aliabad and Karimabad are famous tourist point because of the marvellous scenery of the nearby mountains like Rakaposhi, Ultar Sar, ,
Bojahagur Duanasir II, Hunza Peak, Ghenta Peak,Passu Peak, Bublimotin (Ladyfinger Peak), and Diran Peak , all are
6,000 meters (19,685 ft) or higher.
Hunza was a princely state and it touched the border of China to the north-east and at its north west is Pamir. Its status of state was dissolved by Bhutto in 1974.
Hunza provides the short route to Swat and Gandhara, if a person wants to travel on foot. But one has to take permission from the locals to do so. The temperature in May touches to 27 degree at maximum and on the low side it remains at 14 centigrade. Tourists often come between May to October, because in winter the Karakoram Road is prone to be blocked by the snowfall.
In the present time, the Karakoram Highway crosses the Hunza Valley, and it connects Pakistan to China through the Khunjerab Pass. Bus service operates between Gilgit and Central Hunza and also from Gilgit to Sost Gojal.
Hunza Valley is one of the most beautiful natural sceneries of the world, it is surrounded by the high peaks of more than 6000 meters height. Famous and stunning mountains like Rakaposhi which is 7788 meters high can be seen in its glory from Hunza Valley, Ultar Sar , Bojahagur Duanasir II, Ghenta Sar, Hunza Peak and Darmyani Peak aerr some of the examples which are more than 6000 feet high and can be seen from the valley.There are ancient Watch towers in the area of Ganish, Baltit Fort and Altit Fort.
People of Hunza are friendly and hospitable. The languages spoken in Hunza are Burushaski, Wakhi and Shina. Many people also understand Urdu language. The Literacy rate of Hunza valley is believed to be near 90%. This great valley of Pakistan is worth to visit and see to refresh the soul and body.