Day Hikes in Hunza-Nagar and Visit Khunjerab Pass – 4693M


Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Hunza – Nagar as you journey along the historic Silk Route, now known as the Karakoram Highway. Trek to breathtaking peaks and lush meadows offering stunning vistas of verdant valleys and the rugged Karakoram Mountains. Delve into the rich cultural heritage and UNESCO World Heritage sites along the way, making each day of your tour a memorable exploration of beauty and history.


Accomodation:Enjoy moderate day hikes accompanied by comfortable lodge accommodations each night.

Food:Your transportation, lodging, and meals are all included for the duration of the tour.

Tour Guide:Benefit from the expertise of a knowledgeable guide, well-versed in both mountain terrain and local culture.

What to Expect

Here’s what you can anticipate from this journey:

1. Breathtaking Scenery: Prepare to be awe-struck by the stunning landscapes of Hunza – Nagar, with verdant valleys and majestic Karakoram Mountains.

2. Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region, interacting with locals and exploring ancient monuments along the way.

3. Moderate Hiking Adventures: Embark on moderate day hikes that lead to breathtaking viewpoints and serene meadows, offering unforgettable vistas.

4. Comfortable Accommodations: Relax in cozy lodge accommodations each night, providing a comfortable retreat after a day of exploration.

5. Guided Exploration: Benefit from the expertise of a skilled mountain and culture guide who will enhance your experience with their knowledge and insights.

6. Delicious Meals: Enjoy hearty meals prepared with local ingredients, offering a taste of the region’s culinary delights.

7. Transportation Included: Travel hassle-free with transportation arrangements taken care of for the entirety of the tour.

8. Memorable Experiences: Expect each day to be filled with memorable experiences, from hiking to cultural discoveries, making this trip truly unforgettable.


In the morning, embark on a picturesque journey northwards from Gilgit towards Hunza via the Karakoram Highway, with a brief stop at the Rakaposhi viewpoint. Following a snack break, commence the trek towards the Japanese base camp alongside the Rakaposhi Glacier, allowing approximately four hours for the ascent and two hours for the descent to the Karakoram Highway. Return in the late afternoon and proceed with the drive to Karimabad, where you'll check in to your hotel.

Embark on a day hike to Duikar via the Jumgan trail, featuring a 480-meter ascent. Our journey begins with a visit to the historic Baltit Fort, followed by a scenic route along the Barbar water channel leading to the entrance of the narrow Ultar canyon. Continuing along the Imamyari water channel, we transition to the shepherd trail, guiding us to the picturesque Dhuiker viewpoint. After enjoying the vistas, we'll return via a leisurely walk or drive downhill to Altit, where we'll explore the women's cooperative workshop and the Altit Fort. Conclude the day with a 45-minute walk back to the hotel via a jeep track, where we'll spend the night.

Following breakfast, journey towards Hoper Village in Nagar, crossing the picturesque Hunza Valley. Delight in a glacier walk on either Buwaltar or Hoper Glacier, lasting approximately 4-5 hours. Along the way, explore the ancient Hunza Rock Carvings from the Silk Route era, as well as Ganish village, which is believed to be the oldest settlement in Hunza, dating back over 1,000 years. Later in the afternoon, drive to Minapin and spend the night at a local inn.

Following breakfast, embark on a 3-hour hike to reach Hapakun at an elevation of 2800 meters. The trail winds through juniper trees, leading to the picturesque meadow of Hapakun. From this vantage point, enjoy panoramic views of the Hachindar and Maiun peaks overlooking the Hunza River. After the hike, return to Minapin and then drive to Gulmit in Upper Hunza, where you'll spend the night at the hotel.

In the morning, embark on a drive to Khunjerab Pass for a full-day excursion. Situated at an impressive altitude of 4693 meters, Khunjerab Pass stands as one of the highest paved international border crossings globally and marks the apex of the Karakoram Highway. Afterward, journey back to Passu village, where stunning vistas of the Passu peaks await. Finally, return to Gulmit for an overnight stay.

Following breakfast, take a scenic stroll to Upper Gulmit, where you'll traverse the Ghulkin Glacier en route to Borith Lake. After enjoying the tranquil beauty of Borith Lake, continue your walk towards the Karakoram Highway, pausing at the iconic Hussaini "Indiana Jones" suspension bridge. Conclude the day with an overnight stay in Gulmit.

Following breakfast, take a leisurely stroll through the village before departing for Gilgit. Along the way, make a stop at Attabad Lake for a relaxing boating experience. Upon reaching Gilgit, you will be dropped off at your accommodation.


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