Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme: Conservation and Development in Hunza and Baltistan. Geneva: Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2005.
Hunza and Baltistan, two high valleys located in the upper catchment area of the River Indus and deep within the Karakoram mountain range, abound with spectacular treasures of nature: 8000-metre-high mountain peaks, endless glaciers, rare ﬂora and fauna, as well as beautiful, terraced ﬁelds using ingenious irrigation techniques, which attest to the efforts of man to make the best use of nature under harsh living conditions. In spite of their relative seclusion and inaccessibility, the valleys have provided the scene for important movements of cultural exchange.