The Hunza Valley, a region in the Gilgit–Baltistan territory of northernmost Pakistan, is renowned not only for its spectacular natural scenery of majestic mountains and glittering lakes but also for the beauty of its people, who enjoy a long life expectancy.
National Geographic phtograohy Matthieu Paley describes his experience visiting the Hunza Valley and meeting Hunzokutz – the people of Hunza.
The Youth of Gilgit-Baltistan have arranged Hunzo-e-Maraka – an event that will offer the mystic music, traditional foods and other cultural activities to its participants. The program is being arranged in collaboration with Saiyah travels and Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan.
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.
Dr. Ernst Theodore Krebs, Jr. (May 17, 1911 – September 8, 1996) has been the pioneer of finding out organic ways of treating cancer in the modern age. His quest began in 1950 when he presented the idea that vitamin B17 can be a great cure for cancer. In his publications, he mentioned how people of the Hunza valley remained safe from cancer. He suggested that the Hunzukutz use apricot kernels in large amounts, a dry fruit that is one of the best sources of vitamin B17.
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.
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.
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.