Thursday, November 11, 2021


                                                                                                                                                        HUNZA RIVER                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (Urdu: دریائے ہنزہ‎) is the principal river of hunza in Gilgit-Baldistan, Pakistan It is formed by the confluence of the Chapursan and Khunjarab nalas (gorges) which are fed by Glacier. It is joined by the Gilgit River and the Naltar River, before it flows into the indus river

The river cuts through the Karakoram range, flowing from north to south. The karakom haighway (N-35) runs along the Hunza River valley, switching to the Khunjerab River valley at the point of confluence, eventually reaching the Khunjarab pass at the border with China xinjiange.


Khunjerab River valley at the point of confluence, eventually reaching the Khunjarab pass at the border with China xinjiange.

The river is dammed for part of its route.[1]


The Attabad landslide disaster in January 2010 completely blocked the hunza vally. A new lake — now called the attabad lake or Gojal Lake — [2] which extends 30 kilometers and rose to a depth of 400 feet, was formed as the Hunza River backed up.[3] The landslide completely covered sections of the Karakoram Highway.[3]

The Hunza Valley is situated at an elevation of 2,438 meters (7,999 feet). Geographically, Hunza consists of three regions: Upper Hunza (gojal), Central Hunza and Lower Hunza siskhit.💓




 (Urduدریائے استور‎), in Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan administrative region, is a tributary of the Indus River and one of the rivers draining the Deosai Plateau, running through Astore Valley. The river originates from western slopes of Burzil Pass.[1]

Astor river joins Gilgit River at coordinates 34°00′N 74°41′E.[2]

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