Friday, July 4, 2014

Tourist Information Centre

Tourist Information Centre
1       Lakes
Rush Lake
Rush Lake
Rush Lake is a high altitude lake located near Rush Pari Peak. At over 4694 meters, Rush is one of the highest alpine lakes in the world. It is located about 15 km north of Miar Peak and Spantik, in the Nagar valley.

Borith Lake
Camping at Borith Lake, at
the rear Shishper Peak
Borith Lake is located near Husseini village in Gojal, Hunza about 5 km’s from the Karakuram Highway (KKH). The altitude of Borith Lake is about 2600 meters (8500 feet). The Batura glacier gives a heart touching view in the rear of the Lake.

Ataabad lake
Ataabad Lake (Hunza Lake)
Ataabad lake is located on about 10 Km’s from the Karimabad. It was formed due to massive landslide at Ataabad village in Hunza valley on January 4, 2010. The lake is 13 miles (21 km) long and over 100 meters (330 ft) in depth.


      Tourist spot

Sino-Pak border
My friend wilayat with chinese old lady at
Khunjerab Pas
Khunjerab Pass is a high mountain pass in the Karakoram Mountains in a strategic position on the northern border of Pakistan's Hunza - Nagar District on the southwest border of the Xinjiang region of China. The pass is located on an elevation of 4613m.

Baltit Fort
Baltit Fort is an ancient fort in the Hunza valley, the Mirs (ruler) reside in this house till 1974. The fort is said to be 700 years old and it was constructed by the architects from Baltistan. The fort is renovated and conserved in its original shape by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture with the help of UNESCO.

Altit Fort
It was originally home to the hereditary rulers of the Hunza state who carried the title Mir, although they moved to the somewhat younger Baltit fort nearby three centuries later. Altit Fort and in particular the Shikari tower is around 1100 years old, which makes it the oldest monument in the Gilgit–Baltistan. The fort is renovated and conserved in its original shape by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture with the help of UNESCO.

      National Parks
The Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP) is the largest National Park in Pakistan established in 1993, covering an area of 10,000 km2. The Park was established to protect the flora and fauna of the area in its natural state. Internationally renowned for work class mountaineering and trekking opportunities, the park protects the greatest concentration of high mountains on earth. The park encompasses Rakaposhi, Diran, Golden, Kunyang, Dastaghil, Braldo peaks in Hunza & Nagar valley.

Khunjerab National Park (KNP) is 3rd largest National Park in Pakistan established in 1975 with the aim to conserve the highland species i.e. Snow Leopard, Bharal, Himalayan Ibex, Siberian Ibex and Markhor (National Animal of Pakistan). Covering an area of 560714 acres, the park is habitat to more than thousands of endangered species. Hunting is illegal in the jurisdiction of KNP, to protect the biodiversity government has started “Trophy Hunting” with the help of local community.

4.      Peaks & Glaciers
The Biafo Glacier is a 67 km (42mile) long, world’s 3rd longest glacier outside the Polar regions. This highway of ice connects two ancient mountain kingdoms, Nagar (immediately south of Hunza) in the west with Baltistan in the east. The Biafo Glacier presents a trekker with several days of very strenuous, often hectic boulder hopping, with spectacular views throughout and Snow Lake near the high point. Snow Lake, consisting of parts of the upper Biafo Glacier and its tributary glacier Sim Gang, is one of the world's largest basins of snow or ice in the world, up to 1600 m (0.99 mi) in depth.

Hispar Glacier is a 49 km (30 miles) long glacier in the Karakoram range which meets the 63 km (39 miles) long Biafo Glacier at the Hispar La (Pass) at an altitude of 5128 m (16824 ft) to create the world's longest glacial system outside of the polar regions. The extreme steepness of the hillsides and strenuous nature of the boulder hopping on the lateral moraines and hillsides make this route's upper half the most difficult part of the Biafo - Hispar traverse.

Batura Glacier, 57 km (35 miles) long lies in the north eastern part of the Karakorum range near Passu forming Batura-Muztagh sub range. It is just north of the massifs of Batura, at 7795 metres (25574 ft), and Passu, at 7500 metres (24600 ft). It flows west to east. The lower portions can be described as a grey sea of rocks and gravelly moraine, bordered by a few summer villages and pastures with herds of sheep, goats, cows and yaks and where roses and juniper trees are common.

Rakaposhi is the 25th highest peak in the world with an elevation 7788m located in the Nagar valley. The peak was first ascent by Mike Banks and Tom Patey in 1958.

Ultar Sar is the south-eastern most major peak of the Batura Muztagh, a sub range of the Karakoram range. It stands on an elevation of 7388 m. It was first ascent by Akito Yamazaki and Kiyoshi Matsuoka in July 11, 1996.

Spantik or Golden Peak (7027m) is a mountain in Spantik-Sosbun Mountains sub range of Karakoram in Nagar Valley. Its northwest face features an exceptionally hard climbing route known as the "Golden Pillar".  

 This 7266-metre pyramid shaped mountain lies to the east of Rakaposhi. The peak was first ascent by Hanns Schell, Rudolph Pischinger and Rainer Goschl in 1968.

5.      Hotels
Hunza Serena Inn
Hunza Serena Inn stands in a magnificent setting with astounding views of the Hunza Valley. Located in the ancient town of Karimabad (formerly Baltit) at the foot of Mount Ultar on six acres of landscaped grounds, the inn looks on to green terraced fields and the Hunza River.
Surrounded by snow-capped mountain peaks such as the mighty Mount Rakaposhi and vast glaciers of Ultar, the inn is a popular destination for leisure travellers seeking adventure.

The visitors to Hunza are overwhelmed by the rugged charm, the fragrant breeze singing through graceful Poplar trees and the velvet-like green carpet of wheat fields, set against the background of snow-covered mountains. Situated at an elevation of 2,438 metres, Hunza Valley's tourist season is from April to October. There are reasonably priced hotels, motels and rest houses at Aliabad, Karimabad, Passu, Gulmit and Sost including PTDC Motels in Hunza and Sost.

Eagle Nest
Eagle’s Nest Hotel is situated in the village of Duikar, which is preached on a 2850 meter high ridge above Altit village in Hunza valley. Eagle’s Nest Hotel is one of the best and most easily accessible viewpoints in the whole of Hunza valley. Even if you don’t have time to stay long it is a must to come up to see the sunrise or sunset views on Hunza valley and Rakaposhi and the other peaks surrounding Eagle’s Nest Hotel. Guests that stay at Eagle’s Nest Hotel can even enjoy the sunrise from their room. From eagle’s nest the snows of Rakaposhi glitter in the moonlight, producing an atmosphere at once ethereal and sublime.
Hotel Hunza Embassy offers 12 deluxe rooms 12 single rooms and 14 double bedrooms,
Hunza traditional restaurant and ample car park. Hotel Hunza Embassy offers best accommodation, service and food. Staying at Hunza Embassy opens doors to explore and see the beautiful attractions in the area and easy access to every place.

6.      Transportation
Daily flight service run from Islamabad to Gilgit, Regular Bus and Van Services operate between Gilgit and Hunza. Various tours operators arrange tours and transport for visitors through Jeep safaris, coaster service etc.

7.      Health Facilities
Public and private sector organizations are committed to deliver maximum facilities related to health round the clock. This not only ensures the security and fitness of a visitor but also plays a vital role in times of emergency. From Dispensaries to extended health centers and the district headquarter hospital are places where necessary services are available to facilitate the visitor. 

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