Hunza Women

May 13, 2017
Thai girl in Hunza valley Pakistan

Thai Girl in Hunza Valley Pakistan (Part II)

This is the second part of three articles series by a Thai girl in Hunza valley, Pakistan. She visited Hunza 2017 and shares her experience with our readers in "Hunza Through foreign Eyes" section of our blog. Read the first part of this series on Upside Down in Pakistan - Thai Girl in Hunza.
October 28, 2015
hunza girls

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.
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.
October 22, 2014
Hunza Girls Breaking the Taboos (Video)

Hunza Girls Breaking the Taboos (Video)

Women in Pakistan's northern Hunza valley are breaking taboos and training for jobs traditionally done by men, including as carpenters and climbing guides on the Himalayan & Karakoram peaks.
October 21, 2014
Carpenters work at their woodshop in Altit village in the northern Hunza valley

High in Pakistan’s mountains, women break taboos

A group of young girls sit on a carpeted floor listening as their teacher writes on a whiteboard, preparing his students for the rigours of climbing some of the world's highest peaks.