- Duikar Hill -
Not only is this Hill a great place to overlook the Hunza valley below, but it is also interesting to be able to see the high peaks of the Karakoram mountains over 6,000 meters above sea level surrounding the valley.
If you get up early and stand on the hill, you might be able to meet the awe-inspiring moments of the Hunza valley.
Location: Hunza District in Pakistan, June 2014
Photo: Canon 5D markⅢ
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Title : Awe-inspiring Morning – Duikar Hill, Hunza District in Pakistan
Hunza Valley in a blue hour of early morning, as if could be released from a magic spell, grew brighter and brighter. When looked up above the indigo sky, the clouds floating above the vast valley had caught and reflected the morning rays that extend through the mountain ridges behind us.
"Hunza" is located in the mountainous area of the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northwestern Pakistan, and the name of the princely state which existed until 1974. The state of Hunza now is declared as Aliabad in the Hunza-Nagar district of Pakistan. "Hunza" is the name of a valley, but it may also refer to Karimabad (formerly State Capital: Baltit).
People living in Karimabad, the center of Hunza, mainly have believed in Islamic Ismail, have a gentle and kind look. Also, women's education and social participation are keen, and unlike other Muslim lands, you can be seen going out without hiding their faces.
If you take a stroll around Karimabad, you can enjoy the stunning scenery such as the mountains of Rakaposi and Dylan that cover with snow on the top, the former Royal Palace "Baltit Fort" that overlook the Hunza valley. In the spring, the Apricot’s pink-colored blossoms, in summer the view of greenery and mountains, and in the fall, the trees dyed with golden color spread in the Hunza valley about 2,400 m above sea level.