Sumayar valley karakoram

 Sumayar valley Karakoram

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Sumayar  is a small valley in the Nagar District of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Sumayar valley is situated  at the joining of Hunza River and Nagar River . It is bounded by eroded landscape from the north-east and mountain ridges from the south. Moreover, the valley is composed of nine small villages: Khai, Futhkhai, Yal, Boshat, Rashfari, Resman, Daltho, Thopkhan, and Jotorkhan. 

The area is renowned for its rich cultural legacy, with local villages still sustain their long-standing traditions and kind hospitality. Sumayar Valley is the perfect location for a memorable trip since it offers a mesmeric joining of natural beauty and cultural immersion.

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Location of Sumayar valley

It is around 100 km (62 mi) away from Gilgit city and takes around one and half hour to reach the valley. Askurdas and Shayar are the surrounding areas. Together, Sumayar, Askurdas, and Shayar make up the SAS Valley. 

The Snowy Mountains, including Dumani, the north-eastern side of Diran and Silkiyang Peak, Silkiyang Glacier, Altus I and Menamgusham Meadows, Baraimochay Farimuch and Hayano Camping Sites, Mamubar Stream, and Chumar Bakur Gemstone Mining Area are just a few of the many tourist attractions in the Sumayar valley.

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Two rivers, the Hunza River and the Nagar River, join in the valley. It is surround by Diran from the south, Nagar khas from the east, Askurdas from the west, Ganesh from the north, and mountain ridges from the west. The highest peak, Diran (7,257 m [23,809 ft]), is in the southern part of the valley. There are several tributaries to the principal stream, Mamubar.



The culture of Sumayar Valley is greatly rooted in the traditions and customs of the local communities. The people of Sumayar Valley primarily belong to the indigenous Burusho people , also called a Hunza people, who have inhabited the region for centuries. 

They have their distinct language, Burushaski, and follow a special way of life. The cultural practices of Sumayar Valley reflect a strong connection to nature and the hills that surround them. Traditional festivals and celebrations, such as the popular "Nowruz" (New Year) and "Jashn-e-Gulmit" (Gulmit Village Festival), showcase vibrant music, traditional dances, and colorful attire.

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 The people of Sumayar Valley are known for their warm hospitality, and tourist can experience the local customs and traditions by engaging with the community, sampling local food , and observing their craftsmanship in intricate woodwork, handicrafts.

Outdoor Adventures

Sumayar Valley is a playground for outdoor lover, offering a plethora of activities to quench their thirst for adventure. Hiking trails crisscross the valley, leading intrepid explorers to hidden treasures, secluded waterfalls, and beautiful viewpoints that showcase the valley's grandeur.

 Mountaineers can conquer towering peaks, their triumph rewarded with breathtaking vistas that stretch into eternity. Camping under a canopy of stars, fishing in pristine rivers, and give way to in thrilling river rafting experiences are just a one or two of the unforgettable adventures awaiting tourist to this charming oasis.

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