Hopar Glacier., Hunza

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  • Melting ice on Hopar Glacier
    Melting ice on Hopar Glacier
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  • Magical view of Hopar Glacier..Pakistan
    Magical view of Hopar Glacier..Pakistan
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  • Trekking Heaven...Bifao Hispar Glacier
    Trekking Heaven...Bifao Hispar Glacier
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  • Bifao,Hispar Pass & Glacier..

    by WAHEEDASLAM Updated Oct 23, 2005
    Trekking Heaven...Bifao Hispar Glacier
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    From Hunza you can also arrange a trip to snow lake(Bifao,Hispar Glaciers) Hispar Pass - The crossing point between Baltistan and Hunza valley is the Hispar pass which is at the elevation of 5151 meters from the top looking back gives a feeling of vast snowy space without a hint of vegetation. Coiling out from snow lake smooth glaciers writhe between nameless and unclimbed peaks the highest peak due east is the Baintha Brak 7285 meters high. In the west the Hispar glacier rough and snow covered stretches down as far as the eye can see, Separating the Hispar Muztag range on the right from the Rakaposhi and Balchish range.Because the Biafo-Hispar region is very remote it serves as the last stronghold for many animals; including Himalayan bear, ibex, markhor and the snow leopard. H.W. Tilman, an English adventurer, claimed he saw footprints of the Yeti during his trek there in 1937. At the base of Hispar Pass on its eastern flank rests Snow Lake, a basin of ice (16 km. wide) surrounded by granite pinnacles yet to be climbed.

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  • Nagar Village...

    by WAHEEDASLAM Written Oct 23, 2005

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    Life in the village of Nagar

    People from Baltistan who arrived over the mountains by walking along the Biafo and Hispar glaciers possibly first settled Nagar, the large kingdom across the river from Hunza. Hunzakuts who crossed the river settled it again in about the 14th century. A man called Borosh from Hunza supposedly founded the first village of Boroshal, and married a Balti girl he found there. The legend says the girl and her grandmother were the sole survivors of a landslide that killed all the early Balti settlers. The jeep that leaves the KKH just beyond the Ganesh Bridge across the Hunza River enters Nagar. The first five kilometres (three miles) of this road are dry and barren, and then the road divides. Once branch of crosses the Hispar River on a bridge and climbs up into the fertile villages of central Nagar, where many kilometres of irrigation channels provide pleasant walks through fields and villages right up to the last village of Hoper. You can get here by public transport from Aliabad in Hunza, which leaves most days for Nagar, and occasionally continues, to Hopar.Nagries people are shiites by religion & are bit religious unlike their neighbours ismailies(in Karimabad).

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  • Legendry Hopar Glacier...

    by WAHEEDASLAM Written Oct 23, 2005

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    Magical view of Hopar Glacier..Pakistan
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    Located in the beautiful area of Nagar Valley after crossing of a bit dangerous but adventeruos suspension bridge is Hopar Glacier. Nagari people are very friendly but they are very religious as well as they are not ismailies but shiites so becareful while taking pictures of women. Because of constant breaking of ice the glacier is moving right along at abut 8 inches per day. The journey takes two hours by jeep and the last two kilometers have to be traveled on foot. The glacier is 59km long in distance.Take with you your best gripping shoes because the surface is very slippery.

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  • Ultar Glacier..

    by WAHEEDASLAM Written Oct 23, 2005

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    squeezed between two rock walls..Ultar glacier
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    The Ultar glacier looms over the beautiful central Hunza village of Karimabad.Glacier Ultar which has a height of 7.399 metres squeezes between two rock walls.Every few hours you awaken to what seems like loud thunder, but is actually the shifting and cracking of the glacier ice.he walk up Ultar's steep nala can be an unforgettable indeed, it portrays the most challenging of climbs which many have tried and failed. It can be reached from Hunza

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    Hopar Glacier.

    by TOOCOOL Updated May 16, 2003

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    The Hopar Massif

    The Hopar Glacier is one of the most accessible glaciers in the Hunza Valley. It is located in the area of Nagar after crossing a cool suspension bridge over the Hunza River. The Nagaris are Shiites unlike the people on the other side of the road who are Ismailis and hence the Nagaris are more strict in religion than the Hunzakuts. The Hopar glacier is about an hour of a ride from Karimabad (depends on road conditions) in a jeep. Excellent place to visit. The glacier feels very alive and is very slippery too!

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