Distance from Islamabad
Islamabad to Hunza Via Babusar Pass (Route 1): Approximately, 16 hours (600 km)
It takes the route from Islamabad to Abbottabad to Balakot to Naran to Kaghan to Babusar Pass to Chilas to Gilgit to Hunza Valley. Relatively, short route but is open only in summers from May to December.
Islamabad to Hunza Via Besham (Route 2): Approximately, 22 hours (715 km)
It takes the route from Islamabad to Abbottabad to Besham to Kohistan to Chilas to Gilgit to Hunza. Relatively, long and curvey route but remains open all over the year.
Gilgit to Hunza: 2 h 3 min (100.3 km) via Karakoram Highway.
Means of transport:
By Air: Flight from Islamabad to Gilgit will take One hour and fifteen minutes, and in two hours you can be in Hunza Valley traveling by road from Gilgit Airport.
By Road: You can take any vehicle more than 800cc along with you on this trip, the only thing that needs surety i.e. Is your vehicle is well equipped and maintained properly for Road Trip?
Hunza is divided into 2 geographic sub-divisions:
- Upper Hunza
- Lower Hunza
When To Visit:
The tourists who plan to visit always seek to enjoy the valley during the days of its full bloom and beauty. t is therefore advised to visit Hunza Valley after March because the weather gets warm and cold spells are leaving the valley.
In April and May, the Blossom is at its peak. June and July provide you with a great opportunity to visit nearby lakes, rivers, base camps, boating, fishing, trekking, camping, etc.
If you want to witness the mesmerizing Autumn colors regarded as the true beauty of Hunza then end of September and in October is the best time to go.
After October, From November to March Hunza Valley takes on the Cold blanket with heavy snowfalls.