Top 10 Questions People Ask And Their Answers When Planning A Trip To Hunza


Hunza valley or Karimabad is one of the most visited places in Pakistan, especially in the Northern areas of Pakistan. The tourists who have a literal taste of nature call Hunza valley a piece of heaven on the earth. Those who have already visited Hunza are very much familiar with the magnificence of the valley. However, those who haven’t explore the valley and want to know the answers to some queries are invited to get the complete consultancy about the questions they want to clear to make their Hunza valley tour possible in 2021.

1. How do I get from Lahore to Hunza?

We cannot find any direct connection from Lahore to Hunza. However, tourists can get a flight from Lahore airport to Gilgit airport. Then they can get a taxi to Hunza. Alternatively, tourists can also take a flight from Lahore airport to Skardu airport and then through a taxi can reach Hunza. However, a road journey can also be done from Besham, Chilas, and Gilgit to Hunza valley.

2. How long does it take to reach Hunza from Islamabad?

The total distance calculated from Lahore to Hunza is almost 599.6 km via Karakorum Highway and it takes almost 11 hrs and 40 minutes to complete the distance. On the other hand, a flight from Lahore to Gilgit takes almost 3 hrs and a flight from Lahore to Skardu takes almost 5 hrs and 40 minutes to complete the distance and then tourist take a taxi to reach Hunza. The taxi from Skardu to Hunza and Gilgit to Hunza takes 5 hrs and 2 hrs respectively.

3. Is it good to visit Hunza in December?

Yes, it is good and safe to visit Hunza in December. You may get some issues of road blocking because of snow falling but you can get the opportunity of warm and comfortable accommodation in Hunza.

4. Is Hunza open in winter?

Yes, almost all the major visiting spots are open in Hunza in winter. you can find the best tour plans here for the winter season. You can plan a road trip as well as a flight trip to Hunza. The flights from Islamabad to Lahore are operating daily. However, the flights are very much imperiled due to weather conditions.  

5. Is it safe to go Hunza by road?

Yes, it is safe and possible to go to Hunza by road. But, it is a long drive tour and due to some weather conditions, you may be stuck on some roads. So, it is highly recommended by tourists or experts to take a fly trip to Hunza.

6. How can I go to Hunza from Karachi?

There is no direct connection between Karachi and Hunza but for the tourists, who belong to Karachi, it is possible to reach Hunza. Tourists can take a flight from Karachi airport to Gilgit airport or from Karachi airport to Skardu airport. From both of the airports, i.e. Gilgit airport and Skardu airport tourists can take a taxi to reach Hunza safely.  

7. How far is Hunza from Gilgit?

It is a drive of almost 50 km or 32 miles from Gilgit to Hunza. The drive takes almost 2 hrs to reach Hunza from Gilgit. The best possible opportunity is to hire a taxi from Gilgit to Hunza.  

8. What is the tour package cost for Hunza?

The following is the estimated chart of the tour package cost for Hunza:

No.

Tour Plan

Tour Package

01.

A 09 Days Hunza Valley Summer Tour

PKR 85,000/-

02.

A 09 Days Hunza Valley Autumn Tour

PKR 85,000/-

03.

A 10 Days Hunza Valley Winter Tour

PKR 85,000/-

04.

A 10 Days Hunza Valley Spring Tour

PKR 85,000/-

05.

A 13 Days Hunza Valley And Base Camp Tour

PKR 95,000/-

06.

A 25 Days Hunza Valley And K-2 Base Camp Terk Tour

PKR 531,200/-

9. What is the best time to visit Hunza?

According to the tour experts, the best time to visit Hunza valley is between April and October. At the same time, the experts suggest not to visit between June and August if you do not like crowed. During the mid of the summer season, the Hunza valley is very much crowded. However, during the midsummer season, the temperature is warm and nice but you will find a flood of native as well as Chinese tourists.  

10. What is so unique about Hunza Valley?

There are so many things that collectively make Hunza valley unique from other tourist spots in the Nothern areas. However, out of these things, the incredibly worlds massive mountain ranges including Ladyfinger or Bublimotin Peak (7,400m), Ultar Sar (7,500m), and the stunning Rakaposhi (7,788m), and the delicious foods like Go-Lee, Harissa, and Chapshuro, etc. are the major reasons.

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