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 Karakorum 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 01: Departure from Lahore to Abbottabad (1,220 meter)
Abbottabad-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 02: 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 03: Departure for Karimabad
Karimabad, the most popular spot in Hunza Valley, 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 04: 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)
Day 05: 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 06: Departure for Gilgit along with Indus River
The town has spectacular scenic beauty. Arrival and transfer to hotel. Evening free for shopping or individual activities. Overnight at Gilgit. (Travel Time: 4-hours)
Day 07: Departure for Besham (Gateway to K.K.H)
Sightseeing en-route. Overnight at Besham. (Travel Time: 8-hours)
Day 08: Departure for Lahore
Short stays at Abbottabad and historical village Bhera (famous for Kino Gardens). (Travel Time: 11-hours)
Day 09: Full day city tour Lahore visit Lahore fort, Badshahi mosque, walled city Lahore and Wahga Border flag ceremony.
Day 10: Half day city tour Lahore, free time for shopping.fly back to onward destination.
-End of the Tour-
- Comfortable 3-star accommodation with breakfast
- AC Transportation (car) with fuels and toll taxes
- English speaking Guide services
- Sightseeing tickets
- Jeep for Hunza
- Basic First Aid kit
- Pick and drop
- All kind of taxes