This short program is intended for travelers who would like to visit Hunza, Pakistan, around the Karakoram Highway, even if they just have a few days. Though it is adapted for families with children, opportunities for photographers will be developed regarding conditions of light, most scenic spots and local people portraying. It is considered you use a personal car. However, the last chapter presents the possibilities offered by public transportation means.

This short program is intended for travelers who would like to visit Hunza, around the Karakoram Highway. By Bernard Grua
This short program is intended for travelers who would like to visit Hunza, around the Karakoram Highway. By Bernard Grua

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Immerse yourself into scenic Passu Village

Accommodation in Passu

Passu Cones (also called Passu Cathedral), 6 106 meters, from next to Cathedral View Restaurant — Photo Bernard Grua
Passu Cones (also called Passu Cathedral), 6 106 meters, from next to Cathedral View Restaurant — Photo Bernard Grua
Passu Cones (also called Passu Cathedral), 6 106 meters, from next to Cathedral View Restaurant
Sharafat Ali Gojo and Fazal Ur Rahman, Chapursan musicians stopping at Cathedral View Restaurant — Photo Bernard Grua
Sharafat Ali Gojo and Fazal Ur Rahman, Chapursan musicians stopping at Cathedral View Restaurant — Photo Bernard Grua
Sharafat Ali Gojo and Fazal Ur Rahman, Chapursan musicians stopping at Cathedral View Restaurant

Activities in Passu

Hussaini suspension bridge, better photos can be done later in the afternoon — Photo Bernard Grua
Hussaini suspension bridge, better photos can be done later in the afternoon — Photo Bernard Grua
Hussaini suspension bridge, better photos can be done later in the afternoon
Passu Peak, 7,478, meters and Passu Glacier in the morning — Photo Bernard Grua
Passu Peak, 7,478, meters and Passu Glacier in the morning — Photo Bernard Grua
Passu Peak, 7,478, meters and Passu Glacier in the morning
Passu, Hunza River and KKH at night — Photo: Bernard Grua
Passu, Hunza River and KKH at night — Photo: Bernard Grua
Passu, Hunza River and KKH at night
Passu Cones, view from Glacier Breeze Restaurant — Photo: Bernard Grua
Passu Cones, view from Glacier Breeze Restaurant — Photo: Bernard Grua
Passu Cones, view from Glacier Breeze Restaurant
Stabbles on Passu’s “main street” — Photo: Bernard Grua
Stabbles on Passu’s “main street” — Photo: Bernard Grua
Stabbles on Passu’s “main street”
Apricot trees in Passu — Photo: Bernard Grua
Apricot trees in Passu — Photo: Bernard Grua
Apricot trees in Passu
Passu Cones seen from the river (already in dark) in the second part of the afternoon — Photo: Bernard Grua
Passu Cones seen from the river (already in dark) in the second part of the afternoon — Photo: Bernard Grua
Passu Cones seen from the river (already in dark) in the second part of the afternoon

Have road breaks at Rakaposhi viewpoints

Rakaposhi, 7 ,788 meters, from Ghulmet viewpoint at the end of afternoon — Photo: Bernard Grua
Rakaposhi, 7 ,788 meters, from Ghulmet viewpoint at the end of afternoon — Photo: Bernard Grua
Rakaposhi, 7 ,788 meters, from Ghulmet viewpoint at the end of afternoon
Rakaposhi, 7,788 meters, from Ghulmet viewpoint at early morning — Photo: Bernard Grua
Rakaposhi, 7,788 meters, from Ghulmet viewpoint at early morning — Photo: Bernard Grua
Rakaposhi, 7,788 meters, from Ghulmet viewpoint at early morning
Rakaposhi, 7 ,788 meters, from Aliabad viewpoint — Photo: Bernard Grua
Rakaposhi, 7 ,788 meters, from Aliabad viewpoint — Photo: Bernard Grua
Rakaposhi, 7 ,788 meters, from Aliabad viewpoint

Enjoy worldclass sunset and sunrise at Eagles Nest

Golden Peak (Spantik), 7,027 m, at sunrise from Eagles Nest — Photo: Bernard Grua
Golden Peak (Spantik), 7,027 m, at sunrise from Eagles Nest — Photo: Bernard Grua
Golden Peak (Spantik), 7,027 m, at sunrise from Eagles Nest
Sunrise from Eagles Nest — Photo: Bernard Grua
Sunrise from Eagles Nest — Photo: Bernard Grua
Sunrise from Eagles Nest
Hunza Valley (to South) from Eagles Nest at sunrise — Photo: Bernard Grua
Hunza Valley (to South) from Eagles Nest at sunrise — Photo: Bernard Grua
Hunza Valley (to South) from Eagles Nest at sunrise
Lady Finger, 6,000 meters, and Hunza Peak, 6,270 meters, from Eagles Nest in early morning — Photo: Bernard Grua
Lady Finger, 6,000 meters, and Hunza Peak, 6,270 meters, from Eagles Nest in early morning — Photo: Bernard Grua
Lady Finger, 6,000 meters, and Hunza Peak, 6,270 meters, from Eagles Nest in early morning
Altit Village and Altit Fort from Eagles Nest — Photo: Bernard Grua
Altit Village and Altit Fort from Eagles Nest — Photo: Bernard Grua
Altit Village and Altit Fort from Eagles Nest
Altit Fort as seen from KKH — Photo: Bernard Grua
Altit Fort as seen from KKH — Photo: Bernard Grua
Altit Fort as seen from KKH

Relax or do sightseeing in and around Karimabad

Video of an interview between Liaqat Hussain Shahab and a foreign tourist
View on Diran Peak and Nagar (left Hunza bank) from Old Hunza Inn — Photo: Bernard Grua
View on Diran Peak and Nagar (left Hunza bank) from Old Hunza Inn — Photo: Bernard Grua
View on Diran Peak and Nagar (left Hunza bank) from Old Hunza Inn
South of medium Hunza Valley, as seen from Old Hunza Inn — Photo: Bernard Grua
South of medium Hunza Valley, as seen from Old Hunza Inn — Photo: Bernard Grua
South of medium Hunza Valley, as seen from Old Hunza Inn
View on Hunza Valley at night from Old Hunza Inn — Photo: Bernard Grua
View on Hunza Valley at night from Old Hunza Inn — Photo: Bernard Grua
View on Hunza Valley at night from Old Hunza Inn
Ultar Peak, 7,388 meters, and Baltit Fort, second part of afternoon — Photo: Bernard Grua
Ultar Peak, 7,388 meters, and Baltit Fort, second part of afternoon — Photo: Bernard Grua
Ultar Peak, 7,388 meters, and Baltit Fort, second part of afternoon
Baltit Fort after sunset — Photo: Bernard Grua
Baltit Fort after sunset — Photo: Bernard Grua
Baltit Fort after sunset

Stay in high Chapursan Valley at the knot of past empires

Dirt road between Chapursan Valley and Sost — Photo: Bernard Grua
Dirt road between Chapursan Valley and Sost — Photo: Bernard Grua
Dirt road between Chapursan Valley and Sost
Yazrich village in Chapursan Valley — Photo: Bernard Grua
Yazrich village in Chapursan Valley — Photo: Bernard Grua
Yazrich Village in Chapursan Valley
Beginning of Chapursan Valley — Photo: Bernard Grua
Beginning of Chapursan Valley — Photo: Bernard Grua
Beginning of Chapursan Valley
Sidra Badakhshoni, Haider’s daughter, singing on stage — Photo: Bernard Grua
Sidra Badakhshoni, Haider’s daughter, singing on stage — Photo: Bernard Grua
Sidra Badakhshoni, Haider’s daughter, singing on stage
Zood Khun: coming back from school — Photo: Bernard Grua
Zood Khun: coming back from school — Photo: Bernard Grua
Zood Khun: coming back from school
Ladies harvesting in Zood Khun — Photo: Bernard Grua
Ladies harvesting in Zood Khun — Photo: Bernard Grua
Ladies harvesting in Zood Khun
Yaks from Afghan Pamir in Chapursan valley — Photo: Bernard Grua
Yaks from Afghan Pamir in Chapursan valley — Photo: Bernard Grua
Yaks from Afghan Pamir in Chapursan valley

Go until Kunjerab Pass and China

Karakoram mountains of the road side to Kunjerab Pass — Photo: Bernard Grua
Karakoram mountains of the road side to Kunjerab Pass — Photo: Bernard Grua
Karakoram mountains of the road side to Kunjerab Pass
Before last strong slope to Kunjerab Pass — Photo: Bernard Grua
Before last strong slope to Kunjerab Pass — Photo: Bernard Grua
Before last strong slope to Kunjerab Pass
Kunjerab Pass meadow at 4 693 m — Photo: Bernard Grua
Kunjerab Pass meadow at 4 693 m — Photo: Bernard Grua
Kunjerab Pass meadow at 4 693 m
Chinese border at Kunjerab Pass et 4 693 m — Photo: Bernard Grua
Chinese border at Kunjerab Pass et 4 693 m — Photo: Bernard Grua
Chinese border at Kunjerab Pass et 4 693 m

Share Hunza people way of life

The high litteracy rate of Hunza

Teachers of Passu Medium School — Photo: Bernard Grua
Teachers of Passu Medium School — Photo: Bernard Grua
Teachers of Passu Medium School

Hospitality and unspoiled relations

Mumtaz from Zood Khun — Photo: Bernard Grua
Mumtaz from Zood Khun — Photo: Bernard Grua
Mumtaz from Zood Khun

Act responsibly

Nurina from Zood Khun — Photo: Bernard Grua
Nurina from Zood Khun — Photo: Bernard Grua
Nurina from Zood Khun
Schoolgirl from Passu Medium School — Photo: Bernard Grua
Schoolgirl from Passu Medium School — Photo: Bernard Grua
Schoolgirl from Passu Medium School

Photographing people

Schoolgirl from Passu Medium School — Photo: Bernard Grua
Schoolgirl from Passu Medium School — Photo: Bernard Grua
Schoolgirl from Passu Medium School
Harvesting in Zood Khun (the lady is also a school teacher) — Photo: Bernard Grua
Harvesting in Zood Khun (the lady is also a school teacher) — Photo: Bernard Grua
Harvesting in Zood Khun (the lady is also a school teacher)

Monitor costs, transportation and time

Costs

Transportation

Travel time

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Treeking, jeep tour and Wakhi culture in Northern Pakistan as Pamir Trails

Pamir Trails a Wakhi the tour company based of Chapursan Valley
Pamir Trails a Wakhi the tour company based of Chapursan Valley
Pamir Trails a Wakhi experienced tour company based in Chapursan Valley

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