Gilgit to Hunza: Travel Tale Part 1

Photography and text By Ammara Malik

Driving from Gilgit by road to Hunza, via the Karakoram Highway is a mesmerizing journey in which you can see the Karakoram Mountain range and snow covered mountains in the distance. I traveled there in early May in 2019 and was pleasantly surprised that the weather was still a little cold.

 

I frantically took pictures from my phone while and tried to capture some videos too in the hope that one day I would create a world famous travel video. Who knows, maybe that day will come.

For now, I enjoyed taking in the beauty of the landscape and stopped only to try the local delicacy ‘Chapshuro’, a traditional flat bread stuffed with minced meat and cooked on a flat stove.

The people of Gilgit Baltistan are very hospitable and generous. Many of them will offer chapshuro to first time travelers as a welcome gesture.

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