You have to get up pretty early in the morning if you want to see a beautiful sunrise over Gulmit or Passu cathedrals. The arches on the mountain makes a setting for a beautiful and colorful show, with sun's rays hitting the ridge at an angle...resulting in a panoramic dance of light and shadows observed on the mountain ranges.
It is reccomended that the best views are from a town called Passu.
Passu is the mixing bowl of ancient civilization and dream of nature lovers, is well known about its extraordinary contrast of landscapes of the world.Passu is one of the most beautiful village of Pakistan.Situated in the spectacular karakoram Mountains on the old silk route 150 km from Gilgit in the west banks of Hunza River and border on China.It has a unique place on the World map. With a rich history and deep rooted culture. It invites to its breath taking surrounding many adventurers, eco-tourist, historians and nature lovers. This famous village, its towering peaks ever flowing streams its fascinating heritage and above all its hospitable People make it a place worth visiting. Passu is considered the worlds heights landmass, where there is nothing below 2500 matters, Passu is surrounded by some of the world most famous peaks, glaciers and lakes, such as Passu peak 7284, Shisper peak 7611, Batura, 7785, and the most remarkable is Passu cathedral peak6500, in the shadow of lofty mountains are the Passu glacier with white skin and Batura glacier with both at the length of 56km, which is the fifth largest glacier of the world. Human’s era passes generation to generation.Passu village is devastated four times in the past. Its first era of human generation is included 3000bc to 5000bc.one can see arts of ibex and zebra in different rocks. It shows that people are started to live here so early.
Batura Passu glacier is 35 kms from Karimabad& its 65 km long which makes it 5th longest in the world.Near Passu the majestic Batura Glacier, 60 kilometres long, nudges the edge of the Highway. The glacier is in a constant state of advance and retreat and, as recently as 1976, it devoured both the road and the bridge that crossed over the river. Further on is the white expanse of the Passu Glacier , gigantic and awe-inspiring, an utter contrast to the grey ice of the Batura.
The village of Passu is located among the towering peaks of the Karakoram mountain range. A peaceful idyll in the very heart of magnificent surrounding mountain scenery: Pointed unclimbed and unclimbale rock peak, ice-demes with sharp fluted ridges; stand like knife blades. The village is surrounded by a huge wall of mountains and is the base of three important valleys: Shimshal, Khurijerab and Batura, as well as the short valley of the Passu Glacier.On the way to Shimshal and Pamir, there are nine glaciers. Each glacier represents a medium trek of 7 days or more, From the glaciers flow streams which empty into the Shimshal River.The Kunjerab stream is fed along the ay by the Mintaka Misgar and Yes-Kuk Chipurson streams which become the Kunjerab River.
From the forty - mile long glacier of batura flows water with such forcefulness that the Batura River has, on occasion, damaged the R.C.C. bridge in Karakoram highway (KKH).
These three rivers from the three large valleys join at Passu, therefore it can be side the Passu is the water shed of the three nallas ( Valleys).
Passu is a base and kick- off point for trekkers heding for the diferent valleys
Passu is a village of farmers and mountain guides 15 kilometres (nine miles) beyond Gulmit. This is the setting-off point for climbing expeditions up the Batura, Passu, Kurk and Lupgar groups of peaks, and for trekking trips up the Shimshal Valley and Batura Glacier. The Passu Inn, right beside the road, is the meeting place for mountaineers and guides.
Very friendly people here too. Cathedral Peak is the most beautiful mountains here. Its so steep very little snow sticks to it. The Golden Peak Range also lies near here. Check out the hanging bridges over the Hunza River.