Villagers in Hunza construct 1,500 steps through a mountain in just 18 days
HUNZA: Residents of Hunza valley claim to have constructed 1,500 steps after cutting through a mountain, at an extreme temperature of minus 15 degrees centigrade — and they completed the task in just 18 days.
Adventurous trail to Passu Cones ” Touch de Passu Cones” inaugural ceremony took place at Passu Gojal.
Inspector General of Police, Gilgit-Baltistan Mujeeb-ur-Rehan attended the opening ceremony as chief guest.
Secretary Tourism GB, Secretary Finance GB, Home Secretary GB, DIG headquarters GB, Deputy Commissioner Hunza , Assistant Commissioner Gojal, CEO KADO and officals from the Pak-Army also attended the ceremony to encourage and appreciate the community for the initiative to promote tourism.
The people living in the village of Galmat in Hunza, including men and women, young and old, all worked together to complete the task.
People living in mountains are known to be strong — both physically and mentally. They are also determined and it is evident through their hard work and bravery, which they have displayed in constructing the hundreds of steps through the hilly passage.
Hunza is a mountainous valley in the autonomous Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. It is situated in the northern part of Gilgit-Baltistan, bordering Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to the west and the Xinjiang region of China to the north-east.