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Hunza Valley, long isolated from its neighbours is today the link between Pakistan and China, two countries linked by the Karakorum Highway, which is maybe not the most appropriate name for such a difficult road. This valley is indeed an extraordinary one. First, it is sourrounded on each side with peaks which altitude is close to 8000 meters. Its population is also composed of ismael muslims, which way of life is totally different from their neighbours. People in this valley are said to live very long. All these characteristics make some people think this valley is the origin of Shangri-La myth.

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The Monument to the dead workers during the Karakorum Highway construction.

Rakaposhi ( 7788 meters ).

Karimabad oasis.

A Karimabad old man.

A fragile bridge over a mountain river.

A valley near Nagar.