HunzaValley is located in Gilgit-Baltistan, the northern-most province of Pakistan. The area boasts of beautiful scenery, amazing people and delicious food. Spending an entire day in Hunza is akin to spending a day in heaven for most people. The beauty of hunza valley is unmatched and the Hunza people (Burusho People) are polite, courteous and extremely welcoming.
For a full experience, one must count the food and the flavors of the valley as well.
- Breakfast or Gyal
The breakfast of the Hunza Valley is called ‘Gyal’ in the local language. Wheat-pancakes with honey, fruit jam and apricot oil makes up for a finger-licking combination. Apricot oil is a staple in the Hunza valley and the sweet flavors of the oil combine with the smokiness of the wood or coal it is cooked on to create a distinct taste that you would remember long after you’ve departed.
- Hunza Lunch
If you’ve been walking and touring all the attractions that Hunza has to offer, you are bound to be hungry for a fulfilling and hearty lunch. Hunza Valley does not disappoint in that regard as well. Hunza Food Pavillion is one of the famous Hunza hotels where a skilled auntie prepares traditional dishes of Hunza like Dowdo (Noodle Soup), Chapshurro (Meat Pies) &Berekutz (Cheese-Filled Flour Cakes). The woman would be proud to let you know that everything at the hotel is completely organic and served hot and fresh.
Snacking is highly important, especially if you’ve been hiking and walking around the beautiful Hunza valley. The crisp air is accompanied by crispier snacks and dry fruits which are so inexpensive that it’ll shock you. A huge variety of apples are found throughout the valley and it is a common joke that you might like them so much that you’d never want another one from anywhere other than Hunza. Dry fruits that are normally very expensive in other parts of the world are found at a very economical price and are exported to the world from Hunza.
- Dinner & Authentic Hunza Dishes
Looking for great food and a view that you would remember for the rest of your life? Eagle’s Nest at sunset is your answer. The climb might be a little difficult but totally worth-it in the end and we advise that you take along your dinner of authentic dishes to enjoy with the view. Your options are many but the best ones in our opinion are Rose Mantu (Dumplings), Harissa and any other tasty traditional foods that you can find.
When it comes to food in the Hunza Valley, the options might be endless and mouth-watering but the experience is unique and one that can only be felt and enjoyed, not read about. So, pack your bags and prepare your taste buds for some of the most delicious food that it has ever tasted in Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan.