Visit Guide to Ali Abad Village

Aliabad is the administrative and commercial center of the Hunza District of Gilgit–Baltistan. The town is located in a relatively wide section of the Hunza Valley, in the northeastern corner of the Karakoram Range , between two forks of the Hunza River. The distance is approximately 88 km towards north from the capital city Gilgit. Like most localities in Hunza–Nagar, Aliabad lies along the Karakoram Highway, which crosses this mountainous district.

Getting There

Ali abad is just 88 KM drive from Gilgit, people arrive by road and it takes almost 2 – 3 Hours to reach Hunza from Gilgit. The main bus stand is on the KKH Aliabad. There are booking agents in town for long distance buses & jeeps along the KKH.

What to Expect

A complete experience in Ali Abad would have to include scenery, culture, some history, and of course, a lot of authentic and local Hunza food (traditionally known for its long life properties).


The region was Buddhist majority till the 15th century, before the arrival of Islam in this region. Since then most of the people converted to Islam, the presence of Buddhism in this region has now been limited to archeological sites, as the remaining Buddhists of this region moved east to Leh where Buddhism is the majority religion.

The region has many works of graffiti in the ancient Brahmi script written on rocks, produced by Buddhist monks as a form of worship and culture. With the majority of locals converting to Islam, they had been left largely ignored, destroyed or forgotten, but are now being restored.

Facilities Available

  • Local guides are available
  • People of Ali abad are very hospitable
  • PTDC, Serena, Darbar Hotel.
  • PTDC, Serena, Darbar Hotel.
  • Ali abad can be accessible thought local transport and can book a car on rent.
  • Wi-Fi service is available in Ali Abad.
  • Tourism Department helps the Tourist/ Visitors through providing broachers in both Urdu and English languages. The local Police and the local Guides can speak multi languages (i.e local languages, Urdu, English and some of them can speak Chinese also).
  • There is a bus stand in Ali abad for public transportation.
  • Filling stations are available in Ali Abad which includes Petrol and Diesel.
  • Taxis are available in Ali abad on daily rent basis.
  • Shops are available