Misgar Valley

Misgar village is on the edge of Hunza District in Gilgit-Baltistan where Pakistan borders China and Afghanistan. In recent years, it is also the base for an easy and fascinating trek to Kilik Pass and Mintaka Pass, two Silk Road passes to Tarim Basin in China. They were the usual caravan route from Pakistan and India to Tashkurgan before the opening of the Karakoram Highway.

The current settlements of Misgar were established since at least 1844 when it was settled by people from four tribes who came from Hunza.

British took control of the area in 1892 and constructed a fort in Misgar in 1930s to control the Wakhan Corridor (Qalandarchi Fort), which It is now a local landmark.

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