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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 05, 2016
Info about tourism

Is it safe to travel now to the chilas region and fairy meadows, considering the road and weather condition? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 06, 2016
Wat to carry  (2 Answers)

Hello all
Going for the first time to Hunza so my question is pretty basic. What to carry with me n that mean wat type of clothes n other necessary stuff? I will be going in the mid of this month i.e May so do i need warm clothes and sweaters or shawls are enough? Btw my trip includes Hunza, chilas, besham , shogran and Khunjerav paas. Thanks ☺


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 26, 2015
hunza travel guidance  (3 Answers)

in ramazan is it ok to travel to hunza and khunjrab pass and how is the road?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 05, 2014
Hunza Trip  (2 Answers)

My friends and I are planning a trip to Hunza next month .I want to know whether or not Babusar pass is accessible by cars other than 4x4 now because last year they were making a road there .So i want to inquire which road to take to reach Chillas en route to Hunza.

P.S i have never been to Hunza so where is the last place i can reach on my non 4x4 car


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 19, 2014
is there a danger of kidnapping on the road from islamabad to hunza valley?  (3 Answers)

is there a danger of kidnapping on the road from islamabad to hunza valley?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 17, 2013
visit in november  (4 Answers)

is visit to hunza valley possible in first week of november


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 09, 2013
Transportation in eid holiday Hunza-Kashgar  (2 Answers)

Can I go Hunza-Attabad-Sost-Tashkurgan on Eid?
Do local buses and boats run?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 06, 2013
Inhospitable Kohistan  (9 Answers)

Can some one explain inhospitable kohistan?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 04, 2013
Shouldn't I go to Pakistan through China if I'm Chicken?  (1 Answer)

I'm planning to cross border from China to Karimabad, Pakistan and back to China. But I've made some research and found I have to pass Khunjerab pass which is 4600m high (might be high altitude sickness), terrifying roads, occasional road closing due to landslides, boats which might stop due to rain and wind... I'm thinking that it'll be so tough for me...But is it actually easier than I think? I'm kind of chicken guy but Shouldn't I mind and just go?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 15, 2013
HELP in GENERAL  (6 Answers)

I have been wanting to visit Hunza Valley since the 60's.
It is on my bucket list. How do
you suggest I get there from Gilgit? Do I rent a jeep,car or is
there a bus? Should I stay in Gilgit before coming to Hunza? Or should I come di-
rectly from the airport? What is the warmest time of year?
I'm from the States. What do
I need to get into the country? Pls. email me back
at [email]
with information. Oops! Is there a booklet available?

Thank you so much.
Or should I just come directly from the airport


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 20, 2007
Lahore to Hunza by road...via KKH. Guidance needed.

I need to seek advice and comments from those of you who have been to Hunza by road.

I am planning to go to Hunza from Lahore with my family by car on Karakoram Highway on 2nd june inshallah.Since no night time driving is in our plan, our first night stop shall be at Besham where we expect to reach in 10 hours...leaving Lahore by 7 am and travelling on M2, reaching Islamabad interchange within four hours, Abottabad in another three hours and then Besham (three hours more) before sunset inshallah.
My original plan was to spend the second night at Chilas but I have learned that Chilas is 5 hours from Besham and Gilgit is another three hours from Chilas.So now I assume we can reach Gilgit from Besham before sunset even if we don't stop at Chilas and after spending the second night at Gilgit, we can drive to Karimabad the next day inshalah.Does it sound workable?

How is KKH in the month of June...landslides?
I have learned there are bandits robbing cars and other private vehices in Kohistan region...any idea of current state of affairs regarding that?

It is not possible to drive our cars in to China but can we drive past Sost and upto Khunjerab Pass? Or we cannot drive beyond the customs check post at Sost?

Any hotel recommendations in Karimabad?---neither the budget class nor a five star...just a good, moderate one.

We plan to leave our car at some place in Gilgit and fly to Skardu and back.Any comments?

Flying to Gilgit from Islamabad and back could be less time consuming but that way we won't be able to experience KKH.

I will be grateful for any guidance that anyone can provide from their first hand experience.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 16, 2005
trafic in pakistan?

hello, i am planing to drive from finnland to india by van, becouse i gonna travel with my dog. how is the roads,i drive so south than possible , becouse i want to swin there.. what the borders think about by dog? i come from iran. anyway, is it safety? what kind of broblems i gonna find there?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 11, 2005
Trekking in Pakistan..  (5 Answers)

My husband is planning to go on trekking to northern region of pakistan.Is it safe for me to take my five month old baby on trekking with us?? please reply soon....the trek is taking place this april the 17th 2005..


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 21, 2004
Cycling in northern Pakistan  (2 Answers)

I hope you can help me. I am travelling to Pakistan and will eb cycling in the northernareas. What woudl you advise I wear? Do I have to keep my legs completely covered? I wondered about gettig some loose trousers that unzip at the calf, unzipping and zipping back up as I entered populated areas. Glad of any ideas.





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