LONG LIFE FOOD in Hunza Valley – HEAVEN ON EARTH, Pakistan | Pakistani Food Tour!

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I want to say a massive thank you to Ali (Pakistan Travel Market): https://goo.gl/VY6NjH Without him, this entire trip wouldn’t have been possible.

Also, thank you to Hunza Serena Inn (https://www.serenahotels.com/serenahunza/en/default.html) for sponsoring our stay in Hunza Valley.

The goal of today’s food tour was to uncover some of the secrets of the long life food of Hunza Valley. Especially traditionally, people were known to live very long and healthy lives -- a combination of eating seasonally, lots of nuts, and apricots, and fresh mountain air -- we also discovered a few dishes that must have led to long life.

But we began our day in Gilgit, and first thing at daybreak, we drove about 20 minutes outside of Gilgit to start our morning from a strategic viewpoint. There’s a confluence where three of the highest mountain ranges in the world -- Himalayas (Mount Everest), Karakorams (K2), and Hindu Kush, mountains come together. It’s a magical place, and we were literally the only people there.

We then headed back to Serena Gilgit Hotel for breakfast before starting our day to Hunza Valley. The drive was spectacular from start to finish -- you will literally feel your jaw dropping as you drive and you almost cannot believe the scenery will possibly get better… and it does.

Chapshoro Point -- Along the Karakoram Highway from Gilgit to Hunza Valley one of the most famous foods is chapshoro, a meat filled dough pocket. It’s a great tea snack -- and we’d be having a few more of these today.
Total price -- 900 PKR ($6.74)

Hunza Valley -- We arrived to Hunza Valley and immediately checked in to Hunza Serena Inn, with an almost unbelievable view from our patio.

Baltit Fort -- We quickly hiked up to Baltit Fort, a spectacular and iconic fort within Hunza Valley and then walked down for a quick bite to eat.

Hunza Food Pavilion -- Just a small little cosy restaurant, yet so inviting and so many good aromas coming out of the kitchen. We ordered chapshoro again, and daodo soup, both of which were amazing.
Total price -- 630 PKR ($4.72)

Osho Maraka -- Hunza Serena Inn -- We then headed back to the hotel where they wanted to prepare a local Hunza Valley food lunch for us. The food was good, a little on the plain side for me, but very fresh and local ingredients.

Eagles Nest -- Next we drove up one of the main mountains of Hunza Valley for the view. Although we were late for the sunset, the view was still spectacular.

Traditional Hunza Valley food -- In the evening is when the real authentic Hunza Valley food and cultural learning began. We were invited (thanks to the Gilgit Baltistan tourism ministry for setting it up) to a 400 year old home for a time of music and local Hunza Valley food. The old home was beautiful, and they immediately started playing amazing local music. The food was authentic and local -- lots of whole grains, walnuts and almonds, and plenty of apricot oil. One of the dishes, a tortilla like bread filled with walnut paste and apricot oil was one of the secret dishes of longevity -- so I was told! Whatever the case, the food, people, and experience, was outstanding.

By this time I have to stay I was tired, cold, and ready to go back to the hotel to sleep, but they said, we need to stop at one more place.

It was completely dark, and looked abandoned.

But we stepped inside a home, and there were at least 20 people huddled in the house, waiting for us.

I was blown away and humbled.

They made us tea and a few local pancake like snacks. It was beyond special.

Thank you to everyone involved, and to the families for their amazing hospitality and kindness. Another absolutely incredible day of food and people in Pakistan.

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46 thoughts on “LONG LIFE FOOD in Hunza Valley – HEAVEN ON EARTH, Pakistan | Pakistani Food Tour!”

  1. Why i have the feeling this man is hypocrite he go back and trash those nice wonderful peopl and countries he've been to!i like those people i dont like you

  2. I spent 4 months in Pakistan, briefly in Islamabad and Karachi; mostly in Lahore.

  3. Culturally, these people are much closer to Afghan people than to Pakistani. Pakistani, especially Punjabi which dominated ethnic group has common culture with Hindu & Sikh, except Pakistani are Muslim and the others not.

  4. No one realises how exoctic Pakistan is, we have more than 20 different ethnicities so many many cultures and different food

  5. Mo Dilban says:

    He didn’t see the lake

  6. Yar aap logon ka khana khate hove dekh ke mera moon me pani agia

  7. Mark from which country you r dear???

  8. After watching all these, I would love to see an undivided India again. Such a beautiful country unfortunately ruined by some hypocrites.

  9. Binod says:

    He's really in for sleep in the last part, look his red eyes 😴😴 but the Hunza culture is amazing

  10. Can you share its recipe in Hindi. Please

  11. Pakistan is not always bad…….. First tym i saw the good face of Pakistan it's awesome👍

  12. My sister is married to a Pakistani and they've been inviting me to visit their country many time. I didn't know that Pakistan is such a beautiful country…

  13. Lovely place! Hopeful of visiting the hunza valley once in my lifetime insha'Allah. Lovely people and place. 🙏🇮🇳

  14. What a great desplay of family system in this tech world. Amazing food and splendid scenery. I proud to be a Pakistani

  15. Wonder what kind of flour they use

  16. Excellent Information excellent thanks

  17. Love from Nepal. We share the similar landscape, share the same ancestors.

  18. Nice…love from India.👍👍👍🌹🌹🌹😍

  19. अगले साल इंडिया की हूँजा vally India फिर से ले ले गा…. Inshaallha….

  20. Leah Lyla says:

    You need to visit nepal and have Bafelo momo 😄

  21. Very brave man to actually go and show the wonderful hospitality and a very simple way of life those people live there and happy well done and good for y

  22. Peopel from Hunza ist from Albanien..Iirien…Shqiptare..🇦🇱🇦🇱🇦🇱🇦🇱🇦🇱🇦🇱🇦🇱🇦🇱🇦🇱🇦🇱🇦🇱🇦🇱

  23. Hina Ocean says:

    Pakistan is so beautiful 😍 .. thanks mark wein showing us the beauty and yummy food of Pakistan 🇵🇰

  24. So really I empress from this seanery Pakistan really beautiful from sadeny Australia day

  25. Amazing…. Lots of love from India

  26. Bea Pari says:

    Why other people,tourists disturb Hunza people?????!!!!.In my opiniom on this movie you can see small village for tourists only.its not real Hunza people.They have blue eyes,blond hair and they dont like intruders.Hunza is closed for other people.Hey man life is not just food!!!!

  27. 👌👌👌👌💐💐🇦🇫🇦🇫🇦🇫🇦🇫🇦🇫👍

  28. Kash my ya ja pati but aaisa ho nahi Sakta my India se Hun Apne Desh ke estate Mumbai Delhi other estate nahi dekhi Hun tu Pakistan kahan se dekh sakti Hun but allhumdulillah apni life se Khush
    Hun ,😄😅😃🤣

  29. Ali Baba says:

    Mark, all that butter and you look so healthy. 🙂

  30. From this place starts to Tibet. This is not Pakistan. Pakistan took it under thiers territory when Tibet was occupied by Chinese in 1949. These peoples were converted to Muslims by Islamic war.

  31. This guy eats alot how is he not Fat 😏

  32. I think i ate similar food at a Tibetan cuisine restaurant in ladakh. The Ladakh has similar landscape however in Gilgit – Baltistan you are up very close to glaciers. One can see K2 from Indian side of Baltistan i.e. Turtuk. Its strange people are singing only patriotic songs.

  33. Think twice before visiting pakistan.its a terrorist nation.many tourist kidnapped and killed.

  34. Beautiful culture Pakistani in Hunza .love from Polend

  35. This man reacts like he never eaten anything before…….

  36. Wow beautiful country amazing

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