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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Nagar Valley:  
The Nagar valley lies at an altitude of 2,438 meters (7,999 feet). Nagar Khas is the largest city and capital of the former state of Nagar. The Spantik peak (Golden peak) can easily be seen from here. Gulmet is the popular tourist attraction in Nagar because of the spectacular scenery of the surrounding mountains as Rakaposhi at 7,788 m (25,561) and Diran.

Nagar and Hunza were once collectively called buroshall and their capital was Capall dosuk. Nagar was an independent principality for 1200 years, which existed until 1974. The British gained control of Nagar and the surrounding valley Hunza between 1889 and the 1892nd The Tham (Chief) at the time Azur Khan sent in exile to Kashmir. The British retained Nagar's status as a principality until the 1947th The people of Nagar was ruled by a local Mir for more than 1200 years, which came to an end in 1974. Although never
stated directly neighboring Kashmir or the British, Nagar was a vassal of Kashmir from the time of Maharaja Ranbir Singh of Jammu and Kashmir. The Mir of Nagar sent an annual tribute to the Kashmir Durbar until 1947, and together with the ruler of Hunza, was considered to be among the most loyal vassals of the Maharaja of Kashmir. The state bordered by Gilgit Agency to the south, the former princely state of Hunza east, China to the north and northwest Afghanistan. The state capital was the town of Nagar Khas (also known as uyum Nagar) The area now forms Nagar Nagar Nagar 1 upper and lower Nagar 2. Nagar and forms two tehsils of Gilgit District.
The Hunza Sacred Rock (above left) is a rock formation covered with petroglyphs, including ibex motif at this site for Northern areas pages. This rock is located near the river, behind which can be seen Altit fort several thousand feet up. A great view Lady Finger mountaintop (above right) can also witness from Hunza. Lady Finger mountain (above right -6,800 meters) and ulter peak (the middle) remains still unclimbed. Many people lost their lives trying to climb it.

Like all other valleys in Pakistan, the best time to be in Hunza and Nagar are from mid-April to late September. The maximum temperature in summer during the day is 13C. The weather gets very cold in winter, mainly from October to late March. The lowest temperature can be-14C.