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Know The Unknown

Gilgit-Baltistan: The Forgotten Land

I probably shouldn’t say this but Pakistan certainly took me by surprise. I wasn’t expecting anything half as handsome as what it turned out to be. The Northern Areas of Pakistan, specifically Gilgit-Baltistan, are majestic. If you happen to visit Gilgit-Baltistan, you could easily compare it to Switzerland we often gawk at during Yash Chopra movie sessions.

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Videos

Happy Pakistan Day – Mein Bhi Pakistan Hun

Team All Things Hunza Valley wishes you all a very happy Pakistan Day to you all. Here is a video from Humans of Hunza.

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Videos

Inside the real Pakistan – The mountains of Gilgit-Baltistan

James Hodson, Jacques Rehman and Sardar Ahmed Durrani take an adventure of a life time to the Hunza Valley, Pakistan. They share spectacular scenery from valleys of Hunza, Attabad Lake, Ultar meadows, Duikar and Hon Pass.

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Events

Hunza Cultural Festival Concludes in Islamabad

The 2015 edition of Hunza Cultural Festival concludes in Islamabad with performances by some well known artists from Hunza. The 2-day long cultural event was organized by Hunza Cultural Forum (HCF) under the slogan “keeping tradition alive’.

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From Hunza with Love Videos

Hunza on Foot – Video

Remember Naveed Khan, the guy who brought Brandon Stanton to Pakistan? He has been arranging tours to Hunza and other regions of Gilgit-Baltistan through his initiative Hunza on Foot.

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Hunza Through Foreign Eyes

Hunza: A Paradise Of High Literacy, Longevity and Gender Equality in a Remote Corner Of Pakistan

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.

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Hunza Through Foreign Eyes Videos

Hunza and Hunzokutz by Matthieu Paley

National Geographic phtograohy Matthieu Paley describes his experience visiting the Hunza Valley​ and meeting Hunzokutz – the people of Hunza.

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Know The Unknown

Amir Mehdi: Left out to freeze on K2 and Forgotten

Amir Mehdi wanted to be the first Pakistani to scale the country’s highest peak, K2, and as one of the strongest climbers in the first team to conquer the summit, 60 years ago, he nearly did. Instead he was betrayed by his Italian companions, left to spend a night on the ice without shelter, and was lucky to survive.

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Hunza Through Foreign Eyes

Searching For Shangri-La

A video dedicated to all of those who believed in my project and collaborated with me with joy and passion. You all gave me the strength to believe in this dream.

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Hunza Through Foreign Eyes

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.