About Minapin Valley:
Rich, Diverse, Picturesque, and mythical- some places look like they have come out straight from a fairytale!
With their Historic architecture, cobblestone streets, high towers, and magnificence of Natural Beauty, they exude Serenity.
One such place in HUNZA NAGAR VALLEY that is quite unnoticeable, yet breathtaking is Minapin Valley.
The MINAPIN valley is along the Karakoram Highway on the way north of Gilgit city. The valley is home to many high mountain peaks.
The entire region is hilly and mountainous topographically, but every part of the minapin valley is easily accessible. The Karakoram mountain range covers the whole region, of which Rakaposhi is one part.
The valley is situated in the Hunza-Nagar district of Gilgit Baltistan. It provides the easiest access to the 3 very famous peaks of the grand Karakoram range which serves as a home for the mountaineers who want to explore these peaks.
The scenic views and the Spa-like vibes are just what we need in a vacation spot.
Tick Minapin Village off your bucket list in 2021 and join an awesome and adventurous tour group now!
The best part, it is a cheap travel package for an escapade to the Pakistan Northern Areas.
But before we get into the things to do in Minapin, here is a guide to Minapin Nagar Village and how to get there.
HOW TO GET TO MINAPIN?
From Gilgit, you can take a public van from the north bus station Minapin. It may take longer than expected. Another option would be to hire a private car or a taxi service to avoid any delays. However, the charges may vary and will most likely be higher than using a public van.
ATTRACTIONS AND THINGS TO DO AROUND THE MINAPIN VALLEY:
OSHO THANG HOTEL:
Osho Thang Hotel is located in Minapin Nagar which offers all the essential amenities of accommodation and a fine dining experience. The main reason for the fame of Osho Thang Hotel is their Mutton Karahi which is served in a 300-year-old pot.
HAPAKUN CAMPING SITE:
From Minapin village, it takes two hours to reach the Hapakun Camping Site, one of the most inviting and beautiful meadow areas in HUNZA NAGAR. It’s a lush meadow and the first stopover for Rakaposhi base camp. It is becoming more and more recognized every year. Travelers from local and foreign countries have commented on the beauty and historical significance of the trek on various forums.
MINAPIN GLACIER NAGAR:
The village also features the Minapin glacier, which you should visit during your trip. Intriguingly, it attracts visitors because of its densely snow-covered surface and deep crevasses. The journey takes about three hours. Walking on the glacier may detract from the actual path. Taking proper precautions will help us avoid slipping as well as falling into crevasses. Taking a local guide is a good idea if you plan to visit Glacier.
The weather is mostly pleasantly cold during the Summers but it gets cooler as the altitude is higher. The Temperature Averages here are -5.9°C. Winds and rains are an unpredictable part of the Minapin Weather.
Discover these hidden gems and small towns that are away from the busy city life. Immerse yourself in the culture and enjoy the local culture. In Northern Pakistan, you will see many exciting and picturesque places if you take the time to explore.