Hunza Autumn Tour
Autumn in Pakistan's northern regions is a sensory masterpiece. The waning summer heat reveals nature's artistry as vibrant hues blanket the landscape. Towering peaks like Nanga Parbat and Rakaposhi stand even more enchanting against the golden foliage. Attabad Lake and Saif-ul-Muluk mirror this splendor with breathtaking reflections. Adventurers find their haven, hiking trails like Fairy Meadows and Malika Parbat unveil awe-inspiring vistas. Hunza, Swat, Naran, and Kaghan valleys transform, becoming trekkers' paradises. Festivals highlight local culture, vibrant attire, and rhythmic dances, while bazaars burst with freshly harvested fruits. Culinary enthusiasts delight in saag, makai ki roti, and walnut halwa. Autumn's crisp air beckons for leisurely strolls and riverside picnics, enveloping travelers in tranquility. This season gifts a unique blend of nature's allure, cultural richness, and culinary pleasures, etching an unforgettable experience in memories.
|Age: 05- 90 Years
Best Time: September - October
|Cost: 2150 Euro /person
- Accommodation in 3-4 star hotels with breakfast
- Air-conditioned transportation
- English-speaking guide
- Sightseeing tickets
- Local lunch
- Pick-up and drop-off services
- Tips for driver and guide
- Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
Cost (More than one person)
- Price for 2 persons: 1250 Euro per person
- Price for 3 persons: 1050 Euro per person
- Price for 4 persons: 950 Euro per person
- Price for 5 persons: 850 Euro per person
- Price for 6 persons: 800 Euro per person
- Price for 8 persons: 750 Euro per person
- Price for 10 persons: 700 Euro per person
Prices for more than 10 persons are available on request.
Upon your arrival at Islamabad International Airport, the Indus Holidays team will warmly welcome you and transfer you to your hotel in Islamabad. If you arrive in the morning, you'll have ample time to embark on a half-day city tour to explore the highlights of the city. The tour includes visits to prominent attractions such as the Pakistan Monument, a symbol of the nation's heritage, and the magnificent Faisal Mosque, a stunning example of Islamic architecture. The Margalla Hills offer panoramic views of the cityscape, while the bustling Islamabad Market is perfect for shopping and immersing yourself in the local culture. The Syedpur Old Village provides a glimpse into the region's traditional lifestyle, and the nearby city of Rawalpindi adds a touch of history and charm to your experience. This city tour allows you to appreciate the beauty, cultural diversity, and historical significance of Islamabad, providing an excellent introduction to Pakistan's capital city. Overnight Islamabad.
Islamabad - Besham
Our journey towards North Pakistan begins as we embark on the legendary Karakoram Highway, an ancient silk route that winds through some of the world's most breathtaking landscapes. Along the way, we make a stop at Taxila Museum, located in the modern town of Taxila, which is renowned for its archaeological treasures. The museum houses a remarkable collection of artifacts that date back to different periods of history, allowing us to delve into the rich cultural heritage of the region. We also have the opportunity to explore the numerous archaeological sites in the vicinity, including the Dharmarajika Stupa and Monastery, Bhir Mound, Sirkap, Jundial Temple, and Julian Monastery. These sites are a testament to the historical significance of Taxila as a center of learning, art, and religion. As we continue our drive, we take a moment to indulge in a cup of Pakistani tea, savoring the flavors and immersing ourselves in the warmth and hospitality of the local culture. Overnight Besham.
Besham - Gilgit
As we arrive in Gilgit, we are immediately captivated by the vibrant atmosphere of the city. The iconic suspension bridges that span across the Gilgit River showcase impressive engineering and provide a unique experience as we traverse them. The bustling local bazaar offers a glimpse into the local culture, with its colorful stalls and vibrant activity. The ancient Karga Buddha statue stands as a testament to the region's rich history and cultural heritage. Continuing our journey towards Phandar, we are greeted by breathtaking landscapes and panoramic views that beg to be captured. The tranquil lakes, Rolling Meadows, and snow-capped peaks of Phandar create a picturesque setting, inviting us to immerse ourselves in the serenity of nature and explore the wonders of this enchanting place. Overnight Gilgit.
Gilgit - Phandar
As we embark on the scenic drive to Shandur Pass, the majestic mountains and pristine landscapes unfold before us, creating a sense of awe and wonder. Upon reaching the pass, we are greeted by the world's highest polo ground, a sight that showcases the adventurous spirit and love for the sport in this remote region. The panoramic vistas from Shandur Pass offer breathtaking views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains, immersing us in the beauty of nature. Continuing our journey to the picturesque Phandar Valley, we are captivated by its charm and tranquility. Exploring the village allows us to immerse ourselves in the local culture and traditions, creating meaningful connections with the community. Alternatively, a leisurely walk around the Phandar Lake offers moments of serenity and the opportunity to appreciate the pristine beauty of the surroundings. Our time in Phandar Valley is filled with unforgettable experiences and a deep appreciation for the wonders of nature. Overnight Phandar.
Phandar - Shandur Pass - Phandar
In the morning, we embark on a scenic drive to Shandur Pass, located at an elevation of 3,700 meters. As we reach the pass, we are greeted by the stunning sight of the world's highest polo ground, where thrilling matches take place against the backdrop of snow-capped mountains. The panoramic vistas from Shandur Pass leave us in awe of nature's grandeur. Later in the day, we continue our journey to the picturesque Phandar Valley. Here, we have the opportunity to explore the charming village, immersing ourselves in the local culture and traditions. Alternatively, we can take a leisurely walk around the tranquil Phandar Lake, surrounded by lush green meadows and offering breathtaking views. Our time in Phandar is filled with unforgettable experiences and the serenity of nature's beauty. Overnight Phandar.
Phandar - Hunza Karimabad
Our thrilling 4x4 jeep drive takes us through the mesmerizing Nagir Valley, a paradise of natural beauty, where we pause at scenic spots to capture the awe-inspiring landscapes. The stunning vistas provide the perfect backdrop for creating unforgettable photographs, preserving the breathtaking moments forever. Returning to Karimabad, we delve into the historical wonders of Baltit Fort, immersing ourselves in the rich cultural heritage and architectural grandeur it offers. The bustling bazaar adds to the charm as we interact with the locals, immersing ourselves in their vibrant traditions and capturing the essence of Hunza Valley's lively atmosphere. Our journey continues to Duikar, a viewpoint that rewards us with unparalleled panoramic views of the Hunza Valley. As the sun sets, the valley is bathed in a warm golden glow, creating a captivating scene that we immortalize through our lenses. These experiences encapsulate the beauty of nature, cultural exploration, and the artistry of photography, leaving us with cherished memories of our time in the central Hunza Valley. Overnight Karimabad.
Hunza Valley Sightseeing
Our day begins with an exhilarating 4x4 jeep drive to Hopar, traversing through the picturesque Nagir Valley. Along the way, we pause at various scenic spots, allowing us to capture the beauty of the landscapes through our lenses and create unforgettable photographs. By midday, we return to Karimabad and venture into the historic Baltit Fort, immersing ourselves in the rich cultural heritage and architectural marvels it holds. We then explore the bustling bazaar, where we can engage with the local community, experience their vibrant traditions, and capture the essence of Hunza Valley's lively atmosphere. As the day progresses, we drive up to Duikar, a viewpoint that offers unparalleled vistas of the Hunza Valley, and witness a breathtaking sunset that bathes the surroundings in captivating hues. These experiences combine the wonders of nature, cultural exploration, and the art of photography, leaving us with cherished memories of the central Hunza Valley. Overnight Karimabad.
Karimabad - Khunjerab Pass
Our day begins with a thrilling excursion to Khunjerab Pass, the majestic gateway between Pakistan and China. We prioritize reaching the summit before noon to ensure optimal weather conditions. Along the way, we make fewer stops, focusing on a smooth and efficient journey. Once at the top, we are rewarded with awe-inspiring panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and vast landscapes, creating an unforgettable experience. On our return, we take the opportunity to pause at scenic points, capturing the majestic beauty of the towering mountains. We might even be fortunate enough to spot the magnificent Ibex, the iconic mountain sheep, adding to the excitement of the day.In the late afternoon, we arrive in Sost, where we take a leisurely stroll through the village and bazaar, immersing ourselves in the local culture and soaking up the vibrant atmosphere. This full-day excursion is a blend of natural wonders, cultural immersion, and unforgettable moments at the Khunjerab Pass and in Sost village. Overnight Karimabad.
Karimabad - Gilgit
As we begin our return journey to Gilgit, we are mesmerized by the awe-inspiring sights that unfold before us. The vast expanse of the Batura Glacier leaves us in awe, a testament to the power and beauty of nature. The towering Pass Cathedrals command our attention, standing as majestic sentinels of the mountains. Crossing the Hussaini suspension bridge, we are treated to panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, a breathtaking sight to behold. A tranquil boat ride on Atabad Lake allows us to immerse ourselves in the serenity of its turquoise waters. At the Rock Carving site, we marvel at the intricate artwork, a window into the ancient history of the region. Back in Gilgit, we embrace the cultural charm of the vibrant bazaar and pay our respects to the remarkable Karga Buddha, further enriching our understanding of the area's historical significance. This day is a perfect blend of natural wonders, cultural exploration, and historical immersion, leaving us with cherished memories of our journey. Overnight Gilgit.
Gilgit - Skardu
Embarking on the road to Skardu, the scenic beauty of the region becomes a visual feast for the eyes. The rugged landscape of the River Indus canyon, with its flowing waters, creates a majestic sight, inviting you to capture its grandeur. The hanging bridges that adorn the landscape offer picturesque views, each frame a testament to their unique charm. As you make stops at charming villages along the way, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and document the vibrant way of life. Each photo stop becomes a chance to capture the natural and cultural wonders of the region, preserving the memories of your journey to Skardu. The landscapes, bridges, and villages offer a rich tapestry of photographic moments, ensuring that your experience is visually captivating and eternally memorable. Skardu's beauty is yours to behold through the lens of your camera, a journey that encapsulates the essence of the region. Overnight Skardu
Skardu - Khaplu
Your journey unfolds with a delightful drive to Skardu Town, where you'll dive into the vibrant Skardu Bazaar. This bustling market offers an authentic taste of local culture and a chance for some shopping to commemorate your visit. Next, you'll visit the historic Khapochu Fort, a living testament to the region's rich heritage and architectural prowess. The fort's intricate design and historical significance make it a captivating site to explore, offering insights into the past. Your adventure continues as you make your way to the serene Satpara Lake, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and offering a tranquil atmosphere. Here, you can capture stunning photographs and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the lake. In the afternoon, a scenic drive takes you to Khaplu, where you will spend the night at Hotel Khaplu, a comfortable retreat nestled amidst picturesque surroundings. This itinerary ensures a perfect balance of cultural exploration, natural wonders, and relaxation as you uncover the treasures of Skardu and Khaplu, creating lasting memories of your journey. Overnight Khaplu
Khaplu Valley - Shigar Valley
Your day kicks off with an exploration of the lively Khaplu Town, where you'll immerse yourself in the bustling local bazaar, experiencing the authentic culture of the town. Following this cultural immersion, you'll embark on a scenic drive to a picturesque bridge, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding natural beauty. This stop becomes a perfect opportunity to capture stunning photographs and appreciate the serenity of the landscape. In the afternoon, the journey continues to Shigar, with an exciting visit to the Shigar Sand Dunes. This unique desert, nestled in the Karakoram Mountains, is known as the coldest desert in the region. Here, you can witness the unique landscape and experience the tranquility of this remarkable desert. This day promises a delightful blend of cultural exploration, natural wonders, and unforgettable sights as you delve into the heart of Khaplu and Shigar, creating cherished memories of your journey. Overnight Shigar
Shigar Valley - Chilas
As you bid adieu to the enchanting landscapes of Khaplu and Shigar, you embark on a long but scenic journey back to Chilas, a stretch that spans approximately 8-10 hours. However, the journey itself is an adventure, as you'll make several stops along the way to capture the breathtaking vistas that unfold before you. From the majesty of towering mountains to the meandering rivers and the verdant valleys, each frame promises to be a masterpiece of nature's artistry. These photography stops allow you to immortalize the beauty of the region, preserving the memories of this remarkable journey. The awe-inspiring landscapes serve as a constant reminder of the wonders of northern Pakistan. As you continue the drive, the beauty of the surroundings keeps you captivated, leaving a lasting impression. Finally, you reach Chilas, where you can rest and reflect on the incredible sights you've witnessed throughout the day. It's a day of visual wonder and natural beauty. Overnight Chilas
Chilas - Besham
Today's adventure unfolds as you embark on a scenic drive from Chilas to Besham, following the iconic Karakoram Highway. This legendary highway is not just a road but a gateway to breathtaking views and unforgettable experiences in northern Pakistan. Throughout the journey, you're treated to awe-inspiring vistas, as you traverse through towering mountains and lush valleys. The Indus River is your constant companion, adding to the beauty of the route. Along the way, you make several stops to capture the magnificent landscapes and immerse yourself in the natural splendor of the region. The Karakoram Highway is a marvel of engineering, but it's also a gateway to unforgettable adventures and encounters with the majestic scenery. Your drive to Besham becomes a testament to the awe-inspiring wonders that northern Pakistan has to offer. Finally, you reach Besham, where you can relax and rejuvenate for the night, cherishing the memories of the scenic drive along the Karakoram Highway. It's a day of natural splendor and visual marvels. Overnight Besham
Besham - Islamabad - Departure
In the early morning, it's time to bid farewell to the captivating beauty of the northern areas as you embark on a drive back to Islamabad airport. The journey is a visual treat, taking you through picturesque landscapes that offer glimpses of the changing colors of autumn. As you travel, you reminisce about the unforgettable experiences and breathtaking sights you've encountered during your tour. The crisp morning air and the serenity of the surroundings create a tranquil atmosphere as you make your way towards the airport. Your hearts are filled with a sense of gratitude for the remarkable journey you've had, immersing yourselves in the natural wonders of the northern areas. As you reach Islamabad airport, you carry with you cherished memories and a deep appreciation for the incredible beauty of Pakistan's autumn season. It's a bittersweet farewell to the northern paradise, but the memories will linger on.