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Hunza food tour with Crossroads Adventure

Situated at the remote north of Pakistan along the border of Pakistan, and China, this high altitude valley is known for its natural beauty, hospitability, and pure and palatable food. Encapsulated by the lofty peaks of Karakorum, Hindukush, and Himalayas this majestic valley is the hub of mouthwatering local dishes. Keep in touch with Crossroads Adventure to experience heavenly taste at the base of lofty mountains. Hunza valley is well known all over the world for the longevity of the residents of the area used to work hard in the field and take pure organic diets some decades ago say 40-60 years ago. This food journey of Hunza valley with Crossroads Adventure will offer you not only the taste of Hunza, rather a good in-depth cultural experience visiting and staying with some local families and having the opportunity to cook with them. The ideal time to visit the region is from May to November, however, snowfall lovers can visit it during winters as well.

How would you Experience this Trip?
  • Do you prefer health over taste? No further need, join us to taste health. This unforgettable adventure is planned to take you to the marvels of nature while serving the flavorsome food to relieve your taste craving, and the tired mind at the same time.
  • Do you incline towards organic yet savory food, but unable to find some? Remove your worry with this unparalleled experience of centuries-old ravishing tasty dishes, and deserts in a beautiful natural setting.
  • It would be a multiple joy, as you will not only find the opportunity to taste appetizing food, but also a perfect chance of photography, trekking, sightseeing, village walk, jeep safari, and much more. Hope you would not miss such a golden advantage.
  • Do you want to explore the magnificence of traditional cultures around the world? Hold on! you will witness the most beautiful, and multispectral culture of the most civilized, and peaceful people of the world. Whether it be the famous sword dance, or the group circle dance, the Rubab music, or local lyrics, you will enjoy every single second of your odyssey.
Is this the Desired Trip for You?
  • The Hunza Valley is at an acknowledged height, so be cautious about the height-related complexities, if you have some.
  • The valley is completely calmed, and serene, thus no need to worry about security. However, individual precautionary measures are mandatory.
  • If the trip is planned in winters, you might encounter severe cold.
A Brief Upshot:
  • Starting Point
  • Ending point
  • Primary Destinations.

  • Group Size.

  • Group Age.
  • Islamabad, capital of Pakistan

  • Islamabad,capital of Pakistan

  • Hunza Valley
  • 2 to 15
  • 20 to 60

Services included in the package 
  • Invitation letter
  • Airport transfers

  • Meals (3 meals a day)
  • Free accommodation , entrance tickets, and transportation for the team leader (Mr.Manoel)

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast 
  • Transportation and fuel
  • Service of experienced English-speaking guide ((accommodation, food, wages)

  • Expenses of driver (accommodation, food, wages)
  • All toll taxes 
  • All parking charges
Services not included in the package
  • International flights
  • Extra at hotels like drinks, laundry, phone calls, and room services,
  • Entrance tickets
  • Insurance liability
  • Tips, items not mentioned above
  • Any other not mentioned above 
Trip Highlights:
  • Furnishes Eye-Opening experience of the glorious Polo game at the top of the world in Shandur ground.
  • Cognizance of the World Heritage Site of Buddhist Monastery at Takht Bahi.
  • Provides an opportunity to witness, the antic evacuated graves of Aryans and the cultural heritage of Vedic Hindus of 1500 BC to 600 BC.
  • Bestows the exploration of the culture of Northern Pakistan at an immense height of Shandur ground.
  • An unprecedented experience of Champ village at the side of the blue lake at the feet of snowy peaked mountains.
  • The shopping experience in an antic style from the on-ground shops in the lap of mountains.
  • The magnificent accumulation of around 30000 to 50000 tourists from worldwide allows exploring more cultural patterns.
  • Receives pleasure and satisfaction from folk music and dance.
  • Tasting the delicious cuisines of Northern Areas.

Arrival in Islamabad and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay


(full day drive on the mighty Karkoram highway)

  • Departure for Chilas
  • Stopover at Abbottabad
  • Stop over at Pattan
  • Stop over at Bisham
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Chilas

Chilas – Ghizar valley (Gahkuch)

  • Early morning breakfast
  • Drive to Gilgit (03 hours)
  • Stopover at Gilgit
  • Drive to Gahkuch
  • Traditional meal with a local family at Gahkuch
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Gakhkuch

Ghizar valley (Gahkuch)-Phandar valley-Gilgit

  • Early morning breakfast
  • Stopover at Khalti lake
  • Drive to Phander
  • Traditional meal with a local family at Phander
  • Free time at Phader for sightseeing and photography
  • Drive back to Gahkuch
  • Drive back to Gilgit for dinner and overnight stay
  • Breakfast
  • Explore Gilgit city
  • Travel to Hunza
  • Remaining of Old Silk Road Chalt
  • Stop over at Rakaposhi view point-7788m
  • Stop over at Nasirabad to take photo graphs of Rakaposhi
  • Reach Karimabad
  • Free time to relax
Hunza Valley -Nagar valley-Hunza

  • Baltit Fort tour
  • Karimabad Local bazar visit
  • Altit Fort tour
  • Meal with a local family at Hunza
  • Departure for Nagar (01-hour drive)
  • Hopper village
  • Hopper glacier
  • Drive back to Hunza for dinner and overnight stay

Hunza-Attabad lake-Gulmit

  • Breakfast
  • Drive to Gulmit
  • Lunch with a local family at Kamaris
  • Village walk from Gulmit to Kamaris and then Ghulkin (03 hours walk)
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Gulmit or Ghulkin with a local family


  • Breakfast
  • Derive to Hussaini suspension bridge
  • Stopover at bridge for photography
  • Trekking from Hussaini bridge to Passu suspension bridge (02 hours)
  • Stopover at Passu glacier viewpoint
  • Visit of Passu cones
  • Drive back to Hunza for dinner and overnight stay


  • Morning breakfast
  • Drive Bisham
  • Stopover at Gilgit/Danyor
  • Stopover at Chilas
  • Stop over at Pattan
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Bisham

Bisham-Islamabad tour-Airport

  • Early morning breakfast
  • Drive to Islamabad
  • Stopover at Mansehra
  • Stopover at Abbotabad and Taxila
  • Islamabad city tour
  • Transfer to the airport for international flight
  • End of the journey
Exciting Activities:
  • Ghizer Valley.

  • Gilgit.
  • Hunza Valley.
  • Village Walk, Dinner with Locals
  • City Tour
  • Tour, Sightseeing, Focus on Food
Some of the traditional foods of Hunza are as below most of which will be part of the food tour.
Go-lee/ Giyaling

Go-lee/ Giyaling is one of the widely eaten traditional breakfast item in Hunza. It’s just like a thin salty pancake that is usually cooked on special occasions and served with butter on it along with tea.


Chapshuro is another delicious food that is often called ‘Hunza Pizza’- It is basically a bread stuffed with chopped/minced meat of beef, mutton or chicken with onion and different spices.


Gittey- is like sausages and is made with the intestines of animals along with wheat flour and some spices and herbs.


Another famous local food is Darru – very healthy and delicious soup that is made with noodles and meat.


Chamosh- an extremely flavorsome juice made from dried apricots, you’ll forget all the juices once you’ll taste it.


Mantoo- or meat dumplings that are cooked with flour and meat are equally appetizing.

Namkeen Chaye

Namkeen Chaye- that is tea made with milk, tea, salt, pepper and ginger and is sometimes served with a little butter is a must go to, it tastes different from the regular tea but is very nutritious. Besides, ‘fittis’ that is salty cake, is very delicious and worth tasting. It is made of wheat flour, milk, butter and salt.

There is also a sweet desert that is made from almonds, walnuts, flaxseed, and apricot Seeds, all roasted and then grounded, peppered over a combination of barley and a local species of wheat. It is delightful when eaten with a scoop of fresh cream or yogurt and a little honey.

Lastly, apricots, apples, plums, peaches, cherries and grapes, almond, walnuts and berries that are grown in the region are also very important part of people’s food. :

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