Duikar (Gilgit Baltistan)
Duikar is the highest village at the altitude of 10,000 feet in Hunza valley and is located at the distance of 11 km from Karimabad. It is a very interesting point to visit due to its height and you will get a broader view of high mountain peaks in front of you. The most common peaks such as Rakaposhi, Lady Finger, Ultar, Golden peak, etc. can be viewed at this spot.
It is a place to view sunrise and sunset as you can see the first ray of sun touching the high peaks at sunrise here. You can also enjoy the view of the whole of the Hunza and Nagar valleys here. It can be accessed through the jeep in 25 minutes or enjoy your trekking here for 2 hours. The viewpoints are located behind the Engle Nest Hotel, where some of the rocks are eroded strangely in the shape of the engle face.
About Gojal Upper Hunza
Gojal is the largest city in Baltistan next to Hunza, having a border with China and Afghanistan. It connects with China through the Khunjerab Pass and with Afghanistan through the Chapursan Valley. Gojal, also known as Upper Hunza, is the highest mountains area in the Karakoram and Pamir mountain ranges, at an average elevation of 4,000 meters.
Gojal is the largest district of the Gilgit-Baltistan and its the homeland of highest mountain valleys and hills. Shimshal valley is the largest and highest valley in the region, at the altitude of 10,170 feet above the sea level. Shimshal is the most favorite place for tourists. Distaghil Sar in the Karakorum Range, the seventh highest mountain in Pakistan, is the highest hill in the Shimshal Valley. Other prominent hills in the Shimshal Valley are Kunjut Sar, Trivor, Pumari Chhish, and Yukshin Gardan Sar. It is also known as the Valley of Mountaineers.
Gulmit is another most important tourist spot in the Upper Hunza at the altitude of 7,900 feet above the sea level. It has number of facilities like hotels and shops for tourists. There are number of beautiful lakes in the Gulmit valley.
Passu is situated on the Karakorum Highway in the Karakoram Range. It is the most dangerous place due landsliding and flood in rivers. It is also known the most ancient village in the region. Two gigantic glaciers, Batura and Passu Glacier, are also located in Passu. Batura Glacier, 56 km long, is the third longest glacier of Pakistan. Passu Cones, the most beautiful range of mountains, are also located in Passu. A magnificient and beautiful view of Passu Cones is clearly visible from the Karakoram Highway.
Shishkat is a beautiful place in the Gojal district that attracts number of tourists. Attabad Lake is also located in the Shishkat that is formed accidentally in 2010 due to massive landslide in the Hunza River.
Sost, the village on the Pakistan - China Border, is an important town in the Gojal. The importance of this town is due to the dry port which is the main hub of trade between China and Pakistan. The highest Khunjerab Pass, a gateway to China, is also located there. The Khunjerab Pass has its international importance, as it is a trade gateway between Pakistan and China.
The Karakoram Highway is the most wonderful adventure while traveling toward Khunjerab Pass from Hunza. One can see number of beautiful and attractive peaks and scenic valleys while traveling among the highest peaks in the Karakoram Range. One can also enjoyed the scenic views of the Hunza River that is fed by number of small rivers and streams in the region. Then finally, it merges with the Gilgit River in Gilgit.
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Eagle Nest Hotel Duikar
Eagle Nest Hotel in Duikar is one of the famous hotel in Hunza Valley, large number of tourists come there due to importance of Duikar View points to view differnt high peaks in Hunza Valley and the valleys of Hunza and Nagar. You can also view different shaped eroded rocks there.
Eagle Face Like Rock in Duikar
Duikar is also famous for eagle face like rock in the passage behind the Eagle Nest Hotel. It also famous to view the valleys of Hunza and Nagar.
Duikar Peak View Point
From Duikar, which is the highest point in Hunza Valley, you can view all of the famous peaks of Hunza such as Hunza Peak, Lady Finger, Ultar, Rakaposhi, etc,