Northern area is the hub of the worlds greatest mountain chains. K2 and Concordia , Chitral and the Hindukush, Rakaposhi and the beautiful Hunza valley with its friendly people , Nanga Parbat and the Himalayas, all names quicken the pulse of those who love mountains and their people. Northern Pakistan is blessed with the greatest mass of high mountains concentration of lofty peaks on earth. With in a small area , lie 100 mountain peaks above 7000 meters, five of which tower above 8000 meters:
Most of the areas where the tourist are stall relatively new phenomenon. There was a time when accessibility to these remote areas was beyond the human image and was totally in a natural lock-up due to lack of roads and communication. It is on record that when the British India Govt. under the command of Col. Durand moved its forces to conquer the small kingdoms of Hunza and Nagar, in 1889.It faced great trouble and difficulties while moving through the gorges with their equipment towards Hunza . The journey was so difficult that a solder got Victoria Cross the British highest military gallantry award in this small battle. The Story is very long and there is no place to mention here. However, after construction of the 8th wonder of the world," the Karakorum Highway" in 1976 , now the accessibility to these areas is very easy.