Hunza Cultural Forum (HCF) has been organizing the Hunza Cultural Festival every year for people of Hunza living in the twin cities. The event has been regularly held since 2009; only with exception of 2013 where it was canceled due to the demise of multiple armed force personnel from Hunza in an accident on Karakoram Highway.
The Hunza Valley is a pristine mountainous region in northernmost Pakistan. It is rumored to have been the inspiration for Shangri-La in Lost Horizon, a classic novel by James Hilton that depicts Shangri-La as heaven on Earth.
Like many Muslims nations that celebrate Eid al Adha (the feast of sacrifice following Abrahamic tradition), Ismaili Muslims in Hunza also celebrate the day with great religious zeal but perhaps with a slightly different tradition.
Haseeb Saeed is a photographer, professional quadcopter operator and founder of Aerovision from Karachi, Pakistan. Sit back and enjoy and he takes you to this jaw dropping journey of Hunza valley through a spectacular footage captured using DJI Phantom quatcopter. Did you ever experience The Hunza Valley like this before? We believe you didn’t!
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.
Team All Things Hunza Valley wishes you all a very happy Pakistan Day to you all. Here is a video from Humans of Hunza.
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.
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’.
The Hunza Cultural Forum (HCF) is back with its annual Hunza Cultural Festival. HCF has been doing this event for the diaspora of the greater Hunza (Shinaki, Kanjud & Gojal) annually since 2009.
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.