Heaven on Earth – The Nagar Valley
Nagar Valley is the prime attraction for tourists with spectacular sceneries of the surrounding mountains. A view of four 7,000 m high peaks, i.e., Rakaposhi, Diran, Golden, and Ultra, from various points of Hunza makes it unique. The valley is known for its delicious fruits, terraced fields, landmark monuments and also for its changing colors in various seasons. Burushaski and Wakhi are spoken languages of Hunza Nagar region but English and Urdu are widely used for communication with visitors. Nagar has been a state of equal status and importance as that of Hunza. Although the valley is spread in a vast region, however, the main village of Nagar is just opposite to Karimabad, across the Hunza River. Bar, Jaffarabad, Husanabad, Sikandarabad, Nilt, and Ghulmit are the major village in Nagar.
Rakaposhi is a mountain in the Karakoram mountain range in Pakistan. It is situated in the middle of Nagar Valley Nagar District and Danyore and Bagrote valley approximately 100 km north of the capital city Gilgit of the semi-autonomous Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistan. Rakaposhi means “Snow Covered” in the local language. Rakaposhi is also known as Dumani (“Mother of Mist” or “Mother of Clouds”). It is ranked 27th highest in the world and 12th highest in Pakistan, but it is more popular for its beauty than its rank might suggest. Rakaposhi was first climbed in 1958 by Mike Banks and Tom Patey, members of a British-Pakistani expedition, via the Southwest Spur/Ridge route. Both of them suffered minor frostbite during the ascent to the summit on June 25. Another climber slipped and fell on the descent and died during the night.
The impressive ice walls of Rakaposhi 7788 m. Rakaposhi is a mountain in the Karakoram mountain range in Pakistan. It is situated in the middle of Nagar Valley Nagar District and Danyore and Bagrote valley approximately 100 km north of the capital city Gilgit of the semi-autonomous Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistan. Rakaposhi means “Snow Covered” in the local language. Rakaposhi is also known as Dumani (“Mother of Mist” or “Mother of Clouds”). It is ranked 27th highest in the world and 12th highest in Pakistan, but it is more popular for its beauty than its rank might suggest.
Rakaposhi was first climbed in 1958 by Mike Banks and Tom Patey, members of a British-Pakistani expedition, via the Southwest Spur/Ridge route. Both of them suffered minor frostbite during the ascent to the summit on June 25. Another climber slipped and fell on the descent and died during the night.
Hopper Glacier is located in the US state of Montana. The glacier is situated east of Sky Pilot Mountain in the Beartooth Mountains at an elevation of 11,000 feet (3,400 m) above sea level.
The Hopar Valley (Urdu: وادی ہوپر) is a scenic portion of the Nagar Valley in northern Pakistan. It is about 10 km away from Nagar Khas, the principal city of the Nagar Valley. Hope Valley is the site of the Spantik and Hopar (Hopper) glaciers.Hope Valley 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. The whole population of this valley is Burushaski speakers. Burushaski has always been a mystery for linguists. This valley has many natural resources and natural beauty but ignorance by the government and local politicians contributes to it not being realized for its potential.
Rush Lake Nagar Valley Pakistan Highest Lake
Rush Lake is a high altitude lake located in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan near Rush Pari Peaka at an altitude of 4,694 meters. Rush is one of the highest alpine lakes in the world. It is located about 15 km (9 mi) north of Miar Peak and Spantik (Golden Peak), which are in the Nagar valley.
Rush Lake and Rush Peak can be reached via Nagar and Hopar and via the Hopar Glacier (Bualtar Glacier) and Miar Glacier, which rises from Miar and Phuparash peaks. The trek to Rush Lake provides spectacular views of Spantik, Malubiting, Miar Peak, Phuparash Peak and Ultar Sar.
In winters Rush lake’s water freeze. The whole area becomes white and gives spectacular views that are beyond in description. The trek to Rush Lake can be reached without the need for a long and difficult climb. The treks provide some of most amazing mountains views on earth. The trek to Rush Lake provides magnificent and wonderful views of Spantik, Malubiting, Miar Peak, Phuparash Peak and Ultar Sar. Crossing glaciers, meadows and terraced fields of Karakoram mountains comes Rush Lake. Rush Lake offers the beautiful view with crystal clear water, surrounded by lush green slopes full of wildflowers and peaks as high as 7000 meters.
Its a 7 day trip from Karimabad (Capital of Hunza Valley).
Day 01: Karimabad-Hopar: Drive from Karimabad to Hopar.
Day 02: Hopar-Shishkin: It is a hot walk so keep your water bottles full. First, you have to cross Hoper glacier, then continue track along the lateral moraine (a mass of rocks) for about an hour and arrive at Shiskin.
Day 03: Shiskin-Barpu Giram: Trek over a stony and hot gully leads to Barpu glacier, then crossing Barpu glacier is bit steep and takes almost an hour or two.
Day 04: Barpu Giram-Rush Lake: It is an easy zigzag path; at the top of this path one can have extensive views of high mountains like Lupghar, Momhil, , and Bullring.
Day 05: Rush Lake Rest Day: A free day at Rush Lake; one can climb Rush Peak. It is an easy walk for superb views of Hispar Gorge and a 360-degree panorama of Golden Peak, Miar, all of Hunza with Ultar and Passu Peak, all of Nagar and mountains to the north of Hispar.
Day 06: Trek Rush Lake/Gutens (3/4 hrs) Day 07: Trek Gutens/Hopar (4/5 hrs) Walk down to Hopar and later drive to Hunza by jeeps.
Hunza Valley is located in the extreme north of Pakistan in Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), fortified by the giant mountain ranges of Karakoram, Himalayas, Hindu-kush and Pamirs through the Wakhan Corridor and further north neighbored by the heavenly mountains of Tianshan and Kunlunsun and historic city of Kashgar. The legendary land of Hunza is most majestically placed on the roof of the world. It falls on a junction of old silk route, now replaced by the KKH, Karakoram Highway, “8th wonder of the world” snaking into the People’s Republic of China through the Khunjerab Pass 4733M, between Oxus and Indus. It is no doubt the SHANGRI LA, Heaven on earth.Hunza Valley in Autumn season
Hunza had been an independent state till 1974, ruled by the king,” tham”. Known for its far crag mountains, glaciers, men made oasis and fairy lands and known for bravery, hard work, longevity, hospitality and distinct cultural heritage, the people of Hunza have kept their autonomy for centuries and championed the ideals of freedom, equality, and peace in the region.Attaabad Lake(Newly formed on KKH)
Tour of Hunza commences with the visit of famous Baltit Fort 800 years old that has been restored by the Aga Khan Cultural Services. Altit Fort 900 years old that is located on the top of ruby marble rock cliff. The architure is clear indication of the Tibetan influence. This fort was built by the craftsmen from Baltistan when the ruler of Hunza has married a princess of Baltistan who bought with her many Balti craftsmen as part of her dowery to construct this fort. Ganish Fort is also worth to see that has been also restored recently. In Gulmit Village there is a local museum in the local traditional house with the unique collection of Hunza history, maps, utensils, musical instruments, a stuffed snow leopard, gems etc on display. You may visit Rock carving at Donaydas that is called Hunza scared rocks and ruby mine. You can have boat safari at the newly formed lake (Attabad Lake) due to the huge landslide that blocked the Hunza River.Hunza Valley View of Diran peak
The ancient “Silk Road” was lying buried in the history, mystery legends in some of the unbelievably terrible tales of the past. It is, however, possible to travel on Silk Road and visit the legendary city of Kashgar-China via Karakorum Highway (KKH) and Khunjerab Pass. In the annals of history the Khunjerab Pass and admired for pastures Autumn Season In Hunza Valley Rakaposhi (7788m)rather than the passage.