Gurez, the ultimate adventure destination north of Kashmir, is a gateway to the famous Silk Road through Central Asia. The pyramid-shaped peak, named after the famous Kashmiri poetess Habba Khatoon, is the most fascinating peak in Kashmir. Emperor Yousuf Shah Chak, said to be a Dard of Gilgit, came to Kashmir via Gurez. It is believed that when King Akbar imprisoned the Emperor, his beloved Habba Khafton was wandering near the top looking for her lover. valley resonates with the surrounding mountains and lulls visitors into a deep sleep. The traditional log homes make Gurez nothing less than a European landscape. The people of the Gurez valley are darts, they speak the Sheena language and have their ancestral connection to the Gilgit valley in Pakistan.