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Eagles Nest Hunza Viewpoint and Hiking

The Eagles Nest Hunza is a hotel and viewpoint with some of the best views of the Hunza Valley in the Karakorum mountain range of northern Pakistan

It also has some good short hikes from it and can be reached from the main nearby town of Karimabad, which is where most people base themselves in the Hunza Valley.


Eagles Nest Hunza


The Eagles Nest in the Hunza Valley is easy to reach if you have your own transport as it’s only a 10-15 minute uphill drive from the town of Altit which is the neighboring town to Karimabad and they are almost right next to each other.

If you don’t have your own transport then you can pay a taxi to take you up there and back for around 2000 rupees but it’s also easy enough to hitch a ride up there which is what we did.

The other option is to hike up, either along the main road up from Altit or from behind Baltit Fort in Karimabad where there is a trail that takes around 1-2 hours to hike to Eagles Nest.

We hitched a ride up and hiked back down along the trail.

When at the top head up a small hill behind Eagles Nest for a few minutes for the best views of the mountains and valley.

The best time to visit Eagles Nest Hunza is at sunrise or sunset. We did it at sunset.

Eagles Nest Hunza nestled into the side of the mountain.

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View across mountains from the hill above Eagles Nest.

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Great views to Ultar mountain and Ladyfinger.

Ultar Peak and Lady Finger Karimabad

Sunset in the Hunza Valley from Eagles Nest.

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Part of the hiking trail from Eagles Nest to Baltit Fort in Karimabad. Autumn in Hunza is one of the best times to be there.

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Part of the scenery on the hike down.

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Baltit Fort from behind.

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Baltit Fort.

Baltit Fort Karimabad Hunza Valley

The Hunza Valley 

The Eagles Nest is a place you should visit if you are in Karimabad and the Hunza Valley for some of the best views.

Find places to stay in Karimabad here.

More reading on the Hunza Valley:

Rakaposhi Base Camp Hike in the Hunza Valley

Passu Glacier Hiking in the Hunza Valley

Baltit Fort in Karimabad Visual Guide

Hunza Valley in Pictures

For a good overall guide to Pakistan check out Insight Guides Pakistan.

I recommend using SafetyWing Travel Insurance for your trip, just in case, it’s best to be prepared.

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