Enter the magical world of Pakistan's Hunza Valley, inspiration for the mythical Shangri-la in the novel Lost Horizon. Tucked away at an elevation of 2,500 meters (8,200 ft), the fertile valley is surrounded by spectacular mountains and is relatively isolated. There are few places in the world that combine such stunning scenery with a culture that has virtually eliminated illiteracy and a lifestyle where members of the population regularly live in excess of 100 years of age. Any visit to the region should include a stop at Baltiti Fort, the seat of power for the family who has ruled the valley in peace for nearly 1,000 years. Hunza can be accessed through the Karakoram Highway with bus or van service. It's hard to say what it is about the place that makes it so special - whether it's the water or something far less tangible - but there is no denying the fact that it may have somehow captured the recipe for the perfect way of life. After visiting this remote slice of heaven, you may not want to leave...
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- Location: Hunza, Pakistan