The Karakoram Highway is the eighth wonder of the world, running through 1200kms of rocky terrain and crossing into the Xinjiang province of China.The Karakoram Highway is monument to the toil and skill of an army of 15000 Pakistan and Chinese workers who worked for nearly two decades to master the Hazards and challenges that the forbidding terrain offered. A number of them laid down their lives to rebuild for us the historical Silk Road to china-the road through which traveled Marco polo and which brought such famous Chinese travelers as Fa Hien and Huen. Highway snakes its way through the Khunjrab pass at height of 4770 meters-the highest metaled road in the world.
Day-1: Departure from Lahore to Abbottabad (1,220 meter)
Gateway to the captivating North of Pakistan. Short stay en-route. Visit Taxila Museum. Arrival and transfer to hotel. In the evening, sightseeing of Abbottabad. Overnight at Abbottabad. (Travel Time: 7-hours)
Day-2: Departure for Chilas
The main attraction of Chilas is the incredible collection of Rock Art which depicts early history of the region. Short stay en-route for lunch. Overnight at Chilas. (Travel time: 9-hours)
Day-3: Departure for Karimabad
The most popular spot in Hunza Valley, Karimabad is a delightful village set in a wonderful location. On the way to Hunza, have a panoramic view of snow-capped peak, Rakaposhi (7,788 m). Afternoon, visit the dominating Baltit Fort, 900 year old summer residence of Mir of Hunza. Evening free for individual activities. Overnight at Karimabad, Hunza.
Day-4: Departure for the enchaining Hoper Valley/glacier
Enjoy the natural and fascinating beauty of the valley. Visit of Altit Fort, Hunza.Evening free for shopping. Overnight at Karimabad, Hunza. (Travel Time: 7-hours)
Dav-5: Departure for Gulmit (Upper Hunza Valley)
En-route visit tourist rocks, ancient rock inscription. Arrival Gulmit village and transfer to hotel. (Gulmit is famous for its beautiful views of Passu Cathedral Peaks, Batura Glacier, Passu Glacier, Bhorat Lake). Half day excursion to Khunjerab Pass (16,200ft). Overnight at Gulmit.
Day-6: Departure for Gilgit
Along with Indus River, Gilgit has spectacular scenic beauty. Arrival and transfer to hotel. Evening free for shopping or individual activities. O/N at Gilgit. (Travel Time: 4-hours)
Dav-7: Departure for Besham (Gateway to K.K.H)
Sightseeing en-route. Overnight at Besham. (Travel Time: 8-hours)
Day-8: Departure for Lahore (Travel Time: 11-hours)
Short stays at Abbottabad and historical village Bhera (famous for Kino Gardens).
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