The beginning of Cherry blossoms (Sakura) signals the end of chilly winter weather in Hunza and Nagar valley. The blossom season starts from the first week of April and ends by the mid of April (depends on altitude). Every year thousand of Tourists & specially Japanese tourist visit Hunza and other part of Gilgit-Baltistan to enjoy the beautiful cherry blossom season. The series of four distinct seasons in the mountain kingdom of Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan makes up a unique blend of tourism flavor. Each season is packed with a distinct feature displaying a scenic aura unique in its own features. Cherry Blossom (Sakura) is a Japanese ritual symbolizes a special occasion.
The Japanese like cherry blossom because the shape and color of the petals reflect people’s ideal notion of purity and simplicity. They are also touched by the blossoms that they are so fragile short-lived scattering just a few days after the flower.
Beginning in early April the blooming trees always attract scores of people from Japan and Korea to Hunza and Nagar valleys.
Cherry blossom season is comparatively short-lived yet the blooming time varies depending on the altitude in the region. The higher altitude regions in Gilgit-Baltistan receive late blooming.
Blossom in Hunza and Nagar valleys signals an exceptional display of a dramatic change of nature welcoming a brand new life. At the same time one can also view the blossom of Apricot, Apples and Pears in the valley of Hunza. Every time there is the slightest breeze, a shower of cherry-blossom petals is produced. Green terraced fields; flowering trees of apricot, almond, peach, and apple; snow capped mountains; crystal clear rivers and creeks; and blue skies make up a blend of unmatched beauty.