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Hunza may refer to:

  • Hunza, Iran
  • Hunza Valley, an area in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan
    • Hunza (princely state), a former principality
    • Hunza District, a recently established district
    • Hunza River, a waterway
    • Hunza Peak, a mountain
    • Hunza people, also known as Burusho, the inhabitants of the valley
    • Hunza, a variety of the Burushaski language
    • Upper Hunza, another name for Gojal, a valley situated in the far north of Pakistan
  • Tunja, a city in Colombia

Hunza: Adventures in a Land of Paradise

John H. Tobe

Here the author answers that Hunza is not a myth. At the time of printing the people of Hunza were the healthiest and longest lived race of people on earth. To confirm his first findings, John Tobe went back to Hunza and the surrounding area in 1961, then again in 1963. Of note was that he mentions that the people of Hunza did not look old. There were no cities in Hunza, the soil was without chemicals, and everyone in Hunza worked for a living, mainly on their own land, and there were no wheeled vehicles except for the Mir's jeep. There were few luxuries, no food processors, no chemical companies, no drug companies, no soft drink manufacturers, no distillers, no brewers, no bakers, no candy makers as each family had to work hard to raise their own food. So here you can be an arm-chair traveler and read about Hunza and if it could have been the fabled Shangri-la.

Lonely Planet Pakistan & the Karakoram Highway (Country Travel Guide)

Sarina Singh

Discover Pakistan & the Karakoram HighwayTravel the Karakoram Highway along the route of the fabled Silk RoadCome face to face with ancient Indus Valley civilizations at MoenjodaroAnswer the call of a million-dollar mosque with rocketing minarets and tent-like designWind along narrow roads from Peshawar to the legendary Khyber PassIn This Guide:Six authors beating every possible path for over 70 weeks of researchPacked with detail, including history and culture analysis, safety advice and the best Himalayan treksComprehensive coverage of the entire country and beyond, from Karachi into China's KashgarContent updated daily: visit lonelyplanet.com for up-to-the-minute reviews, updates and traveler suggestions

Hunza, Lost Kingdom of the Himalayas

John Clark

The author, John Clark (1909-1967), was an American engineer/geologist. In this book, he relates his fascinating experiences of life among the remote mountain people of Hunza, a small hill-state on the extreme north of Pakistan-held Kashmir. Illustrated with photographs, maps, etc.

Holiday in Hunza

Jewel Hatcher Henrickson

Book describes the are in Hunza

Rakaposhi: A Thrilling Account of Brave Men Who Dared to Challenge One of the Great Unclimbed Mountains of the World

Mike Banks

Rakaposhi, first published in 1960, is the exciting account of two expeditions to reach the then unclimbed summit of one of the Himalaya's highest peaks (25,551 feet, 7,788 m). Although listed as the 27th highest mountain in the world, Rakaposhi (“Snow-covered” in Urdu) is notable for its exceptional rise over the surrounding landscape of more than 19,000 feet (5,800 m). In 1958, Rakaposhi was first climbed by author Mike Banks and Tom Patey, members of a British-Pakistani expedition, via the Southwest Spur/Ridge route. Both of them suffered minor frostbite during the ascent. Another climber slipped and fell on the descent and died during the night. Included are 28 pages of maps and photographs and an appendix detailing the provisioning of the expeditions.

From the dust-jacket: Rakaposhi stands high sentinel at the western end of that unequaled concentration of the world's highest peaks which is the Karakoram Range of the Himalayas. By 1956 no less than six expeditions had approached the mountain and failed, the first being made by Martin Conway as long ago as 1892. A small party was turned back in 1938 and a large expedition led by the famous Everest leader, H. W. Tilman, tried two lines of approach in 1947 but pronounced both of them hopeless. In 1954 a German expedition had a look at the mountain – which was enough to prompt them to go and climb elsewhere! In the same year a Cambridge expedition reached 21,000 feet, having scaled a formidable snow and ice rampart called the Monk's Head. From this point Mike Banks and his companions became the chief assailants. In 1956, turning back from sheer exhaustion at 23,500 feet, the stubborn mountain drove them down, beaten and snowblind. Two years later Banks returned with a larger expedition—and pushed across the remaining obstacles to the summit.

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