Here’s why people of Hunza want the tourists to ‘behave’

The post unveils the dark side of tourism in the North which features pollution caused by festival-goers, consumption of drugs, and displays of vulgarity.

From the mighty stretches of the Karakorams in the North to the vast alluvial delta of the Indus River in the South, Pakistan’s economy showcases major tourism potential. With the vaccination drive advancing at full speed and Covid-19 cases declining worldwide, the government is looking to develop Pakistan’s tourism potential to improve its prospects.

While the government is looking to encourage tourist activity in the North, the people of Hunza are resisting the rise of tourism.

Here’s why the People of Hunza are saying NO to Tourists

The beautiful region of the North is adored and cherished by the locals. However, the residents of the area believe that city dwellers treat Hunza as another disposable exotic vacation spot.

The issue was brought to light by a Canadian travel vlogger Rosie Gabrielle – the girl who aims to travel the world on her motorbike.

Some locals reached out to the vlogger and asked her to voice their concerns to the public and use her platform to help safeguard the beauty of North from corruption. Hunza locals stated that the tourism issue has become unbearable. Recently, a music festival was held in the region. Originally the event was marketed as ‘yoga, arts, and music festival’. However, in reality, the event featured vulgarity, drugs, and littering.

Saddened, the locals have now taken to the travel vlogger to help spread the word. Rosie Gabrielle shared the concerns of the people of the North and her own thoughts in an Instagram post titled Keep the North Pure.

The post unveils the dark side of tourism in the North which features pollution caused by festival-goers, consumption of drugs, and displays of vulgarity. The post also features screenshots of the vlogger’s conversation with the aggrieved locals.

Here is what the people of Hunza have to say to the tourists comings to Hunza only to destroy the beauty of the land:

Here is what Rosie Gabrielle has to say:

Urging people to Keep the North Pure, Rosie Gabrielle, shared her own wonderful experience of travelling to Northern Pakistan. She credits her travel happiness to the locals and residents of the region who display love, purity, and care for the land they live on.

Here is a video of her delightful experience of traveling to Northern Pakistan:

Rosie Gabrielle has brought a very important issue to light with the question:

How would you like it if someone came to your home, littered, partied, and then left you with the responsibility of cleaning up?

We wish to spread her word of positivity further and hope that this may encourage people to do their part in maintaining the beauty of the land we call ‘ours’!

What are your thoughts on this? Please share with us in the comment section below.

  • This is true. However, the tourism is mainly meant to support people of that area who have no other jobs. The govt need to educate and enforce laws instead of shutting the place for tourists.


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