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Road Trip Itinerary to Hunza Valley in Pakistan

Hunza Valley turns extremely majestic two times every year - during the Cherry Blossom Season and during Autumn.

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AsiaPakistan6 days / October 2020

Highs & Lows

The Duodo soup at Altit Fort with the valley's view is not to be missed!

The temperature can drop very low after the sunset

Itinerary Overview

To have a complete experience of the mountains of Pakistan - a road trip to the Hunza Valley, the northern most valley in the country is a must! I did a 7 days road trip to the Hunza Valley from Islamabad during the autumn season and visited all the major attractions of the valley while indulging myself in mouth-watering local cuisines!

  • 1 Night: Naran Valley, Pakistan
    overnight stop on way to Hunza Valley
  • 1 Night: Karimabad
  • 3 Nights: N-35
  • 1 Night: Chilās
    Night stopover

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I would try to visit during the summer months to avoid the cold shivering nights

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    Altitude sickness can be a real threat when visiting mountain towns. I got a severe headache on the way back from the Khunjerab Pass due to the rapid change in altitude.

  • How was the food?

    Yak Grills Restaurant for Yak burgers and steak Passu Inn restaurant for momos

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Prepare for walking and hiking at altitude and in low temperatures

  • Packing tips?

    Mostly pack warm clothes and thermals. A light jacket can be used when hiking during the day

  • Booking details?

    I booked my trip with Coyote Trails Pakistan and it was a brilliant experience!