Chapursan Valley

Chapursan is not only to be appreciated for its natural beauty, but also for the simplicity, hospitality and generosity of its people. Spending time with the natives and experiencing their simple ways of life carve a place in your heart. In Chapursan, you will find hearts full of love and warmth. The valley is located at 3,000 metres above sea level and is the Northern-most part of Pakistan, bordering Afghanistan and China.

The valley is famous for its spiritual significance as a popular shrine Bana Ghundi is located here. It is the shrine of the famous Pir of Ghund who is celebrated in legend as the Sufi saint who brought Islam to the valley. The saint is not actually buried here. The former Mir of Hunza kept his herds of sheep and goats for grazing around here and used to visit the shrine every year. The people of Hunza Valley also revere the saint and it is said that children who are a problem for their parents have only to taste the mud from a stream near Baba Ghundi after which they become obedient and well behaved.

The valley contains some eight scattered villages named, Yarzerech, Raminj, Kirmin, Kil, Reshit, Sher-e-Savz, Ispenj, Shitmerg and ZuwudKhoon.

Chapursan is also full of peaks and passes. Passes include Irshad Pass between Pakistan and Afghanistan and Lupghar Pir Pass between Yeshkuk and Raminj village. Peaks include Sakar Sar, Kumpire Dior, Pumir Sar, Sarmaya Sar, Kuksar, and Lupghar Sar.

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