The North areas Pakistan, is blessed naturally with luxuriantly green orchards (mostly of cherry, apricot, apple, pears, peaches), streams full of dancing waters, roaring rivers, and meadows stretching in the quietude like that of heavens at a height which, is a unique feature of Pakistan’s northern areas. The juniper, pine and Deodar are the trees that, in their trunk rings, have recorded the cycles of rainy and snowy seasons of centuries.
The blue of sky, the emerald of flora and the turquoise of water add to the palette, nature has used to paint this landscape full of mountains, trees and flowers with a divine composition of colors and the brightness of the rising sun, worshiped by the whiteness of the snow which, on some peaks, have never melted for millions of years. Spring in Hunza has a myriad of colous, shapes and hues.
Spring in Gilgit-Baltistan is a season to enjoy, celebrate and experience the height of delight and a delight of the height, an expression of elation for your body and soul. Birds sing in spring, plants ornate with new leaves, brightly colored flowers sprout up every where. This is a scene which can’t be described in words; it’s a scene which must be seen. Seeing is Believing folks!
Day 01: Pick up from Lahore airport and transfer to Hotel. overnight Lahore
Day 02: Lahore City Tour
Morning Visit Lahore fort, which built in 16th century, marvel of Mughal architecture with its fabulous Shish Mahal and superbly Preserved halls of special and common audience. Badshahi mosque, considered the world’s largest historical mosque from 17th century. Afternoon explore the old city of Lahore, which is certainly the highlight of Lahore. This fascinating area is a maze of interconnecting alleys and multistory old houses.Drive to Wahga border which is 27 km from Lahore, for an impressive and exciting ceremony, the ceremony begins with the handshake of captains of the two countries followed by a martial and war like drill. Watch the unique ceremony which will thrill and excite you, you will never forget it.
Day 03: Lahore City Tour
Morning we will visit Shalimar Garden the place of love and happiness with its triple terraced gardens decorated with marble Pavilions,this is one of the world’s finest Persian style gardens, laid out by Emperor Shah Jehan. Later visit Lahore museum, displaying a complete cross section of the culture and history of the region with rare manuscripts miniatures, Islamic calligraphy, contemporary arts and crafts. Pakistan,s finest museum also contains one of the best collections of Buddhist art from the Gandhara Period. After lunch break drive to Emperor Jahangir’s Tomb, presenting a matchless display of mosaics an inlays, the tomb of the fourth Mughal emperor is set magnificently in the clam surrounding of symmetrical gardens.
Day 04: Lahore-Rohtas fort-Islamabad (280kms/06-07hrs)Drive to Islmabad enroute visit Rohtas fort which is one of the UNESCO heritage site. overnight Islamabad.
Day 05: Islamabad – Abbottabad – Besham (280kms/07-08hrs)
We depart early and drive to Besham via Haripur, Abbottabad and Mansehra enrote visit Taxila which is on of Unesco heritage of pakistan. After a short break at Besham, we resume our drive on Karakoram Highway, along River Indus. We will make photo stops at Batagram. We reach besham and transfer to hotel for night stay.
Day 06: Besham – Chilas – Gilgit (335kms/10-11hrs)
From Besham we travel on towards Gilgit and on the way sightseeing at Nanga Parbat View Point and confluence of 3 mountain ranges (Karakorum, Himalaya and Hindukush) including the confluence of Gilgit River into the Indus. From here we reach Gilgit. there for night.
Day 07: Gilgit – Rakaposhi view point – Hunza valley
We shall continue drive towards Hunza valley following Hunza River. We will have stopover at Rakaposhi viewpoint and then will move on to reach Karimabad, the capital of Hunza valley. We will check in to hotel in Karimabad and stay
Day 08: Karimabad – Hoper Glacier – Baltit & Altit forts – Gilgit
Morning Drive to hoper glacier, Ultar, Hunza Dome, Bublimating, Spantik and Diran are famous peaks surrounds us at Karimabad, while Rakaposhi at 7788m dominates the whole panorama. At Karimabad, we will visit Baltit Fort Museum and Altit Fort and in the afternoon drive to Gilgit and make brief trip to the bazaar on arrival. Night stay Hunza Karimabad.
Day 09: Karimabad – Khunjerab Pass (340kms/9-10hrs)
Today we will make an excursion to the Sino-Pak border at Khunjerab, crossing the villages of Gulmit, Passu and Sost en route. Khunjerab is the highest point on KKH at 4734 meters and considered as the highest trade route in the world. In the evening we will return to Karimabad and stay there for night.
Day 10: Karimabad – Gilgit – Chilas (230km/06hrs)
Day 11: Chilas – shatial – Besham (210km/08hrs)
After breakfast, we will drive to Besham en-route visit Shatial Rocks with ancient graffiti’s on it and move to Besham hotel for night stay.
Day 12: Besham – Islamabad (270kms/7-8hrs)
From Besham we will resume our journey towards Islamabad passing through Mansehra, Abbottabad and Havelian we will reach Islamabad.overnight Islamabad
Day 13: Half day city tour Islamabad and transfer to Islamabad airport.
End of the Tour