Hopar Valley


In a Glimpse:

The Hopar Valley, located 10 kilometres from Nagar Khas in Gilgit Baltistan, is the valley’s biggest natural attraction. It is the home to Rakaposhi peak and Diran peak. It has a scenic region containing mountainous peaks, lakes, and glaciers but the main valley is a lush green plain. It is the best place to visit as it serves as a base camp to the high, glacier-covered mountains of the Hisper.

How to get there:

The recommended drive is a 4×4 vehicle as the terrain could get rough in between the valleys. Once you have left Hunza it is a 33-minute drive approximately and after the Ganish village, a road turns right leading you on the Nagar – Hopar – Hispar Road, on the same road before Hopar lies Nagar Khas.

Climate/Weather Conditions:

The valley is moderate in the summers but has heavy snowfall during the winters. The best time to visit is during the spring that starts in April and ends in June to fully experience the greens.

The melting glaciers, an astounding sculpture shaped by Nature. Hopar Valley

What to do there:

Hopar valley attracts many foreign tourists from the US, Germany, China, Europe, etc. Either to participate in the high peak summit or to camp at the plains.

Once on the Karakorum Highway moving towards Karimabad, on way to the valley, there are various Rock Carvings, of which the most famous is the one carved by the brigade of Alexander the Great.

Hopar Glacier acts as another main attraction of the valley, this glacier is colossal and a part of it is visible from Naran Valley as well. Other glaciers include Barpu Glacier and Miar Glacier. This valley is also home to Rush lake – one of the highest alpine lakes in the world.

The hospitality of the People and Culture:

Hopar Valley is a place of soft-spoken people with hospitality that leaves an impact, the residents are willing to welcome and assist the visitors in every way they can thus keeping the valley busy with tourists from all across the world. The main spoken language is Burushaski but English and Urdu are widely spoken as well.

People here like to offer walnuts, pears, apricots, and other delights that might please the tourists.

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