Located at a distance of 100 kilometers from Gilgit, the famous valley of Hunza is often referred to as heaven on earth, covered with lush green meadows, grass and orange-pink flowers. The region is enveloped in the grand Himalayas and the Karakoram mountain ranges, a major attraction for tourists since many decades. The valley is situated in the north/west of the Hunza River, at an elevation of around 2,500 meters 8,200 ft). The region is about 7,900 square kilometers (3,100 sq mi).
Aliabad is the main town while Baltit is a popular tourist destination because of the scenic beauty surrounding the giant mountains like Ultar Sar, Rakaposhi, Bojahagur Duanasir II, Ghenta Peak, Hunza Peak, Passu Peak, Diran Peak, and Bublimotin (Ladyfinger Peak), all 6,000 meters (19,685 ft) or higher.