The Hunza beyond Karimabad – Pictorial

The Hunza beyond Karimabad – Pictorial

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Many tourists, after visiting Karimabad, seem to think that they have visited the Hunza Valley. Their exciting posts here and there about ‘being there’ fall short of reality; what they have seen is maybe 10 percent of Hunza, or even less. The bigger Hunza is beyond Karimabad, stretching up to the Chinese border and also touching Afghanistan’s Wakhan region in the North-West, and Skardu district of Baltistan.

So, you may ask, what is it beyond Karimabad that one would like to see?

The answer to that will be simple, The Gojal Valley; the region that accounts for more than 80 percent of Hunza district’s total area, and where you can see a delicate and harmonious blend of the Wakhi and Burushaski cultures.

Here is what you can see in the Gojal Valley, Upper Hunza.

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The Pakistan-China Friendship Tunnel

Southern opening of the Pak-China Friendship Tunnel. Photo: Kamran Baig

Southern opening of the Pak-China Friendship Tunnel connecting directly with a huge bridge in Ayeenabad, Shishkat. Photo: Kamran Baig

The Dammed Hunza River – Attabad Lake

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Bautra Glacier

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The 56 km long Batura glacier is one of the largest in the world. Courtesy: Summit Post

Shimshal Valley

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Source: Wikipedia

Sost Valley

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Chipursan Valley

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Borith Lake

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Batura Lake

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Photographer: SyedMehdiBukhari

Ghulkin Glacier

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Source: Wikipedia

Boiber Valley

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Mintika Pass – Misgar 

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Kalandarchi Fort (Misgar) 

18th century historical fort built by the British occupiers

18th century historical fort built by the British occupiers

Ondra Ruins (Gulmit)

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Remains of an ancient hilltop fortified settlement. Photo: Zulfiqar Ali Khan 

Shutubar Glacier (Gulmit Tower) 

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Remains unclimbed till date

Passu Glacier

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Shimshal Lake

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Mount Tupopdon (Passu) 

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Khunjerav Pass 

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