Hunza Through Foreign Eyes

November 12, 2014

We Are What We Eat: Chai, Chapatis and the Taste of Home

Packing up his underwater gear, Matthieu Paley says goodbye to the sea-dwelling Bajau. After a weekend stop-over in Turkey to see his wife and sons, Paley travels to a place that has a special hold on his heart, the mountains of northern Pakistan. Over the coming weeks, we will be taking you with us as Paley travels the globe on assignment for National Geographic in search of our ancestral ties to the food we eat.
November 1, 2014
Tom de Dorlodot Paragliding in Hunza

Glacier crossing in Pakistan – 7 weeks in the high mountains

A great one is about to start. We arrived in Islamabad 2 days ago. I am now with the team getting ready to travel North to the high mountains of the Karakoram. We are refueling the O2 cylinders for high altitude flights, buying dry food, and spending hours on Google earth, analyzing landing on the glaciers of Hispar, Biafo and Concordia.
October 28, 2014
Thomas de Dorlodot Paragliding in the Hunza valley

Pakistan – Bivouac flight through the Great Karakoram

Hi all, we are back to civilization after 20 days into the high mountains of the great Karakoram, Pakistan. Today Islamabad looks like New York! I had a great welcoming by the Red Bull Pakistan crew. I can finally sleep in a real bed and leave my dry food for the next expeditions… They even get us a personal driver taking us around the city.
October 26, 2014
A tourist in the Hunza Valley

The Unreluctant Tourist

Pakistan often finds itself in the unenviable position of being labelled as the most dangerous country in the world. It has been on the cover issue of an international magazine for this reason a couple of years ago.
October 17, 2014
Moin Khan - Around Pakistan in 360° Degrees - Epic Selfie in the Hunza Valley

Around Pakistan in 360° Degrees – Epic Selfie in the Hunza Valley

Around Pakistan in 360° Degrees is an epic selfie video taken in the Hunza Valley. In the vide, Moin Khan on ADifferentAgenda explores Karimabad and old Baltit town with his friends.
October 16, 2014
The Hidden Kingdom of Hunza Valley

The Hidden Kingdom of Hunza Valley

The Hunza Valley is one of my favorite places on earth. The mountains are mysterious and almost mystical. I like going there in August or September to eat fresh apricots just harvested, drink the spring Hunza water from the glacier, taste the Tumoro tea to heal my body and soul. And above all sharing moments with the amazing Hunza people.
October 15, 2014
A typical Hunza Girl

The mystery of Hunza Valley: Where people never grow old and sick

Across the Hunza river near the border between China and Pakistan, there lies a series of towns known as the 'oasis of youth', and for more than one reason: people here live on average around 120 years old, rarely get sick and appearance is invariably young.
October 13, 2014
Karimabad and Hunza Water

Karimabad (and the mythical Hunza Water)

This is a bit out of chronological order, but whilst in Northen Pakistan, I dragged myself away from Gilgit long enough to visit Karimabad in the Hunza Valley.