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Nagar Valley

Nagar Valley Tours

Nagar (formerly State of Nagar) is a district with namesake town as district’s headquarter, in north most autonomous territory of Gilgit–Baltistan. It was created in 2015 by subdividing the Hunza-Nagar District.

It is located at 35°24’0N 73°48’0E with an altitude of 2688 meters (8822 feet)

Today, the famous Karakoram Highway crosses Nagar, connecting Pakistan to China via the Khunjerab Pass. The road follows the Hunza-Nagar River for some distance through Nagar and into the hunza region.


The Nagar valley previously known as Broshal, is situated at an elevation of 2,438m (7,999 feet). Nagar Khas is the main town and the capital of the former State of Nagar. Ghulmet, Minapin, BAR, Chaprote and Hopper Valleys are popular tourist attractions in the Nagar region because of the spectacular scenery of the surrounding and the most intimidating high mountain peaks on earth such as Rakaposhi at 7,788m (25,561 feet), and Diran, and Spantik peak also known as (Golden peak) and several others to be discovered.


Following the Hunza-Nagar Campaign of 1889–1892 (known locally as the Anglo-Burusho war) the area passed under British control and then as a vassal of the Kashmir Durbar, but was ruled by the same royal family. In 1974, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto dissolved the Princely States of Nagar and Hunza and gave democratic representation to the Northern Areas Council, now known as the Northern Areas Legislative Council.The British wanted to expand their trade to Russia from here, but the states wouldn’t allow them to.

Reign Mirs of Nagar
Unknown dates Fadl Khan
Unknown dates Daud Khan
Unknown dates Ali Dad Khan (1st time)
Unknown dates Hari Tham Khan
Unknown dates Ali Dad Khan (2nd time)
Unknown dates Kamal Khan
Unknown dates Rahim Khan I
Unknown date – 1839 Rahim Khan II
1839–1891 Jafar Zahid Khan (1st time)
1891–1892 Raja Azur Khan (acting)
1892–1904 Jafar Zahid Khan (2nd time)
1905 – 17 March 1940 Raja Mir Iskandar Khan
17 March 1940 – 25 September 1974 Shaukat Ali Khan (1930–1976)
25 September 1974 State of Nagar dissolved
After Nagar State dissolved in 1974 Elected Representatives of Nagar in Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Council
1975– Syed Yahya Shah
1980– Mir Shaukat Ali Khan
1985– Qurban Ali
1997– Mir Shaukat Ali Khan-Nagar-1, Sheikh Ghulam Haider-Nagar-2,
2000– Qurban Ali-Nagar-1, Sheikh Ghulam Haider-Nagar-2
2005– Mirza Hussain-Nagar-1, Muhammad Ali Akhtar-Nagar-2
2009– Mirza Hussain-Nagar-1, Muhammad Ali Akhtar-Nagar-2
2015– Rizwan Ali-Nagar-1, Muhammad Ali Haider-Nagar-2
2017– Javed Hussain-Nagar-2 (by-elections July 2017)