March 20, 2017 Nowruz in Hunza valley

Nowruz Mubarak from the Hunza Valley in Pakistan

The people of Hunza valley, among others in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral, celebrate the Persian new year with great zeal. The celebrations are quite different from what are observed in modern day Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan etc but Hunza has been able to keep this tradition alive throughout centuries.

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November 13, 2014 Love Finds Its Way, This Time Through Facebook – A Hunzai Finds His True Love in India

Love Finds Its Way, This Time Through Facebook – A Hunzai Finds His True Love in India

Romantic-movie fanatics might have better idea how exhilarating the movie gets when two true lovers are separated by the manacles of boundaries. The love story of Sher Ali from the Hunza valley is in no way lesser than a Bollywood movie that is filled with all the thrills of ups and downs. Lucky enough for Sher Ali and his admirer from India, the story has a happy ending; something we have been seeing in most of the desi movies for decades.

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October 25, 2014 Tourim in the Hunza Valley of Pakistan

Tourism in Pakistan’s Hunza Valley returns with new faces

Tourists visit at the Baltit Fort in Karimabad, a town of northern Hunza valley on August 3, 2014. After a slump in tourism that has lasted more than a decade, the streets of Karimabad in Pakistan’s idyllic northern Hunza Valley are bursting once again with visitors enjoying the city’s sights and sounds — but the locals aren’t happy.

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October 23, 2014 New Jamatkhana Inaugurated in Shishkat - a Attabad Disaster Hit Village in Upper Hunza

New Jamatkhana Inaugurated in Shishkat – a Attabad Disaster Hit Village in Upper Hunza

The resilient people of Shishkat village of Gojal Valley in upper Hunza have moved forward, leaving the agony and pain caused by the damming of the Hunza River caused by the Attabad landslide disaster. Today, hundreds of people gathered in Shishkat to attend the inauguration ceremony of the refurnished and repaired Jamatkhana (Community Center). The […]

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October 18, 2014 Shamans ceremony to call down the Snow Fairy Queen.Mt Rakaposhi in b/g. Kaimabad Hunza Valley Pakistan

Voices from the North

Professional groups of musicians, musical instrument makers, blacksmiths and metalworkers are losing their language because of the stigma attached to it.

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October 14, 2014 Hon pass in the Hunza Valley

Ecstasy on the top of Hunza Valley – Hike to Hon Pass

The Hon pass in The Hunza Valley has recently became a great place for both local and foreign adventure lovers. The view of the valleys of Hunza and Nagar, Ultar Peak, Lady Finger (Bublimuting), Rakaposhi, Diran Peak, Golden Peak (Spantik Peak) and other peaks from this place is truly spectacular.

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