Saturday, February 7, 2009

Pakistan - Hunza (PK-450)

I'm sorry for not making any updates for almost a month. I had my winter holidays and spent them... guess where? ;) Yes, of course, in Ukraine!!! :))) The number of my Ukrainian cards has increased very rapidly and I'm going to show you at least some of them soon :)

I was very surprised to receive some official cards from so called "rare countries" during my holidays :) This one is my first official from Pakistan (and I can tell you that this one isn't the card with lowest ID that I've received) :) It shows the Hunza valley and Rakaposhi mountain in Pakistan.

PK-450

Hunza Valley (Urdu: ہنزہ) is a mountainous valley in Gilgit in the Northern Areas of Pakistan. The Hunza valley is situated at an elevation of 2,438 metres (7,999 feet). The territory of Hunza is about 7,900 km² {3,050 mi²). Karimabad (formerly called Baltit) is the main town which is also a very popular tourist destination in Pakistan because of the spectacular scenery of the surrounding mountains like , Ultar Sar, Bojahagur Duanasir II, Ghenta Peak, Hunza Peak, Darmyani Peak, and Bublimating (Ladyfinger Peak), all 6,000 m (19,685 ft) or higher.

Rakaposhi (Räkapoşi) is a mountain in the Karakoram mountain range in Pakistan. It is situated in the Nagar Valley approximately 100 km north of the city of Gilgit. Rakaposhi means "shining wall" in the local language. Rakaposhi is also known as Dumani ("Mother of Mist"). It is ranked 27th highest in the world and 12th highest in Pakistan, but it is more popular for its beauty than its rank might suggest.

1 comment:

Hunza Holidays Plus said...

Nice postcard and good information about Hunza Valley...