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.

Elevation: Approx 4,100 m

*Difficulty: Class 2 (Free Climbing)

Route Length: 4.9 KM

Time Required: 4 hours minimum from Karimabad town.

*Free climbing Class 2 or Moderate difficulty level is accessible to all those in good health, who are doing some sport regularly, and who are used to all-terrain walks. 4-6 hours walk per day, without much carrying.

It was 2:00 AM in the morning on the long vacation night so freezing that one wouldn’t even think about exposing any single body part out of sleeping bag. But I did it. I had to leave for the Hon Pass with a few friends to see the sun laying its very first rays on the spectacular mountains surrounding the Hunza and Nagar Valleys.

It was so great to be on the top of The Hunza Valley. Two years back when I went to this place (Hon Pass), it took my breath away. The Hon Pass is worth visiting if you don’t get pleased enough by just seeing a pictures!

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