Hoper Valley an exotic bowl shaped Green Land.....


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The Hopar Valley is a beautiful scenic portion of the Nagar Valley in northern Pakistan. It is about 10 km away from Nagar Khas, the principal city of the Nagar Valley. Nature has made it full of high mountains,long glaciers, blue lakes and pastures.Golden peak. Miar peak, Rush peak and Kapal peak are the most famous peaks. Hoper glacier ( Bualter glacier) and Barpu glacier increase the beauty of the area and Rush lake is eye catching for hundreds of tourists through out the year.

The High snowcapped mountains surround the village of Hoper,. Hoper offers a fine view of Ultar Peak (7,388m) and Barpu glacier. A leisurely stroll through the tiny picturesque village will give you an opportunity to observe the everyday life of the countryside. This valley is another popular trekking spot, offering a natural blend of ruggedness and scenic beauty.

The valley of Nagar khas lies opposite the town. It is a bowl shape valley (in Nagar-1) surrounded by three glaciers (Barpu, Bowelter and Duranchi). The Hoper valley has five distinctive villages. This valley is an ideal tourist spot because of its sceneric merits. These landscapes include Glaciers, Peaks and high altitude lakes as Rush Lake and Golden Peak. The area is administered under Sub Divion Nagar, District Gilgit.

Hopar Valley is a cluster of villages around a natural bowl at a bend of Bualtar Glacier. Opposite Hopar the white Bualtar is joined by the Barpu Glacier. This is a base camp for treks into the high, glacier-draped peaks called the Hispar Muztagh. The five villages include Ghashoshal, Holshal, Baroshal, Ratal and Hakalshal.
It is located at an altitude of 2900 m from sea level. This valley is 1400 m high from Gilgit city which is 1500 m high from sea level
The estimated population of the Hoper valley is about
Spantik or Golden Peak is a mountain in Spantik-Sosbun Mountains subrange of Karakoram. Its northwest face features an exceptionally hard climbing route known as the "Golden Pillar". It lies east of Diran and northeast of Malubiting
Spantik was first climbed in 1955 by Karl Kramer's German expedition. The most commonly climbed line follows the south east ridge, which was attempted by the Bullock Workman party in 1906. The ridge rises 2700 metres over a lateral distance of 7.6 km, at angles which are mostly less than 30 degrees, with a few sections up to 40 degrees. It contains varied terrain, from rocky outcrops to snow and ice and scree.


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