Hunza Cherry Blossom Tour
The Cherry Blossom season in Pakistan's northern areas, typically occurring in March and April, is a truly enchanting time for tourists. During this period, the valleys and mountains are transformed into a wonderland of delicate pink and white cherry blossoms. The scenic landscapes of Hunza Valley, Nagar, and Gilgit serve as the perfect backdrop for this natural spectacle. Visitors can fully immerse themselves in the beauty of the blossoms by taking leisurely walks, embarking on scenic hikes, or simply finding a peaceful spot to relax amidst the blooming trees. The fragrant and picturesque environment creates a romantic and serene ambiance, making it an ideal time for couples, nature enthusiasts, and photographers. Beyond the stunning scenery, the Cherry Blossom season also offers a celebration of local culture. Festivals and cultural events take place, allowing visitors to engage with the traditions, savor traditional cuisine, and experience the warm hospitality of the locals. The Cherry Blossom season in Pakistan's northern areas provides a unique and unforgettable experience, where nature's splendor unfolds in a mesmerizing display of colors and fragrances. It is a time to witness the harmony of nature, immerse oneself in the local culture, and create lasting memories in the midst of this enchanting season.
|Age: 05- 90 Years
|Best Time: April
|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.
Arrival - Islamabad Sightseeing
Upon your arrival at Islamabad International Airport, our friendly Indus Holidays team will extend a warm welcome and ensure your seamless transfer to your hotel in Islamabad. If you arrive in the morning, you'll have the opportunity to embark on a half-day city tour that showcases the best of the city. The tour encompasses visits to iconic attractions, including the Pakistan Monument, a striking symbol of the nation's rich heritage, and the majestic Faisal Mosque, an architectural masterpiece. The Margalla Hills will mesmerize you with their breathtaking panoramic views of the city, providing a serene escape from the urban hustle and bustle. A visit to the lively Islamabad Market invites you to immerse yourself in the local culture and shop for unique souvenirs. The Syedpur Old Village offers a glimpse into the traditional lifestyle and customs of the region, while the neighboring city of Rawalpindi adds historical charm to your experience. This comprehensive city tour allows you to appreciate the beauty, cultural diversity, and historical significance of Islamabad, providing an excellent introduction to Pakistan's vibrant capital city. Overnight Islamabad.
Islamabad - Besham
Our journey to the northern regions of Pakistan commences as we set forth on the legendary Karakoram Highway, an ancient silk route that meanders through some of the world's most awe-inspiring landscapes. En route, we make a fascinating stop at the Taxila Museum, nestled in the modern town of Taxila, renowned for its archaeological treasures. The museum boasts a remarkable collection of artifacts from various historical periods, granting us insight into the region's rich cultural heritage. Additionally, we have the privilege of exploring the numerous archaeological sites in the vicinity, including the Dharmarajika Stupa and Monastery, Bhir Mound, Sirkap, Jundial Temple, and Julian Monastery. These sites serve as a testament to Taxila's historical significance as a hub of learning, art, and religion. Continuing our journey, we take a moment to savor a cup of Pakistani tea, immersing ourselves in the flavors and the heartwarming hospitality of the local culture. Overnight Besham.
Besham - Gilgit
Our journey towards Gilgit is a mesmerizing expedition, where each turn reveals more of the awe-inspiring natural beauty that surrounds us. Along the way, our stops enhance our experience and add to the allure of the trip. The prehistoric rock carvings at Shatial captivate us with their ancient artistry, providing a window into the region's rich history. The ancient graffiti etched on the rocks at Chilas pique our curiosity, allowing us to connect with the civilizations of the past that once thrived here. The majestic Nanga Parbat, standing tall and majestic, leaves us in absolute awe as we admire its grandeur from a viewpoint. The convergence of the Karakoram, Himalayas, and Hindu Kush mountain ranges paints a breathtaking panorama, symbolizing the sheer beauty and power of nature. Finally, the confluence of the Indus and Gilgit rivers mesmerizes us with its dramatic merging of two mighty forces, reminding us of the awe-inspiring natural wonders that await us in Gilgit. This journey is a tapestry of history, culture, and nature's grandeur, leaving us with unforgettable memories. Overnight Gilgit.
Gilgit - Phandar
Upon our arrival in Gilgit, the city's vibrant atmosphere immediately engulfs us. The iconic suspension bridges that span the Gilgit River are not only impressive feats of engineering but also provide a unique experience as we traverse them. The bustling local bazaar beckons with its colorful stalls and vibrant activity, offering a glimpse into the local culture and daily life. The ancient Karga Buddha statue stands as a remarkable testament to the region's rich history and cultural heritage. As we continue our journey towards Phandar, we are welcomed by landscapes that are nothing short of breathtaking. The panoramic views that unfold are a photographer's dream, begging to be captured and immortalized. Phandar's tranquil lakes, Rolling Meadows, and snow-capped peaks create a picturesque setting that invites us to immerse ourselves in the serenity of nature. This enchanting place offers us the opportunity to explore its natural wonders, promising an experience filled with beauty, culture, and adventure. Overnight Phandar.
Phandar - Shandur Pass - Phandar
The drive to Shandur Pass is a breathtaking journey through majestic mountains and pristine landscapes that fill us with awe and wonder. As we reach the pass, the sight of the world's highest polo ground greets us, exemplifying the adventurous spirit and love for the sport in this remote region. The panoramic vistas from Shandur Pass open up before us, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains, immersing us in the sheer beauty of nature. Our continued journey to the picturesque Phandar Valley reveals its captivating charm and tranquility. Exploring the local village allows us to deeply immerse ourselves in the rich culture and traditions of the region, fostering meaningful connections with the community. Alternatively, a leisurely walk around Phandar Lake provides moments of serenity, allowing us to fully appreciate the pristine beauty of the natural surroundings. Our time in Phandar Valley is filled with unforgettable experiences, leaving us with a profound appreciation for the wonders of nature and the warmth of the local community. Overnight Phandar.
Phandar - Hunza Karimabad
Strolling around the enchanting Phandar Lake, the tranquility of the surroundings envelops us, providing a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Each step offers a new perspective, with the lake's shimmering waters reflecting the surrounding mountains and verdant landscapes. The beauty of Phandar Lake leaves an indelible impression, captured through our lenses and preserved as cherished memories. Continuing our journey back to Gilgit, we traverse the scenic routes, making photography stops to capture the breathtaking views of the River Erosian and Indian Plates collision point, as well as the Silk Route and Rakaposhi View Points. These stops allow us to admire the majesty of nature and the historical significance of the region, leaving us with unforgettable moments etched in our hearts. Our journey is a testament to the splendor and grandeur of Northern Pakistan, a destination that never fails to mesmerize and inspire, offering a perfect blend of natural beauty and historical significance. Overnight Karimabad.
Hunza Valley Sightseeing
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.
Karimabad - Khunjerab Pass
Today, we embark on an extraordinary journey to Khunjerab Pass, the highest paved international border crossing in the world, standing at a remarkable 4,693 meters above sea level. The drive to the pass is an adventure in itself as we traverse through winding mountain roads that offer spectacular views of the surrounding landscapes. Our aim is to reach the summit before noon to maximize our experience. Along the way, we minimize our stops to ensure a smooth and efficient journey, allowing us to make the most of our time at the pass. Upon reaching the summit, we are rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and vast landscapes, creating a truly unforgettable experience. As we descend, we take the opportunity to pause at scenic points, capturing the majestic beauty of the towering mountains through our lenses. The icing on the cake is the possibility of spotting the magnificent Ibex, adding an element of excitement to our 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 perfect blend of natural wonders, cultural immersion, and unforgettable moments at the Khunjerab Pass and in Sost village, leaving us with memories to cherish for a lifetime. 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 Attabad 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
As we embark on our journey towards Skardu, the scenic beauty of the region unfolds before our eyes. The majestic canyon of the River Indus presents a breathtaking sight, with its rugged terrain and flowing waters, creating a captivating backdrop for photography. The hanging bridges that we encounter along the way offer picturesque views, inviting us to capture their charm and uniqueness. The charming villages that dot the landscape provide a glimpse into the local culture and way of life, presenting us with endless opportunities to document the vibrant traditions and daily activities of the people. With each photo stop, we are able to preserve the natural and cultural wonders of the region, ensuring that our journey to Skardu is filled with visually captivating and memorable moments. Overnight Skardu.
Skardu - Khaplu
Our journey begins with a pleasant drive to Skardu Town, allowing us to witness the stunning landscapes and immerse ourselves in the beauty of the region. Upon reaching Skardu Bazaar, we are greeted by a vibrant atmosphere and an array of shops offering local crafts, souvenirs, and traditional products. The Khapochu Fort, with its imposing structure and historical significance, captures our attention as we explore its intricate design and learn about its past. The visit provides a deeper understanding of the region's rich heritage. The serene Satpara Lake offers a picturesque retreat, surrounded by breathtaking mountains and offering a peaceful ambiance. We take the opportunity to capture stunning photographs and immerse ourselves in the natural beauty of the lake. Finally, we conclude our day with a scenic drive to Khaplu, where we find comfort and tranquility at Hotel Khaplu, surrounded by the captivating landscapes of the region. This itinerary ensures a delightful mix of cultural exploration, natural wonders, and relaxation as we uncover the treasures of Skardu and Khaplu. Overnight Khaplu.
Khaplu Valley - Shigar Valley
Our day begins with an exploration of Khaplu Town, immersing ourselves in the vibrant atmosphere of the local bazaar and experiencing the authentic culture of the town. We indulge in the sights, sounds, and flavors of the market, capturing the essence of the local way of life. Afterward, we embark on a scenic drive to a picturesque bridge, where we are greeted by breathtaking views of the surrounding natural beauty. The landscape provides a perfect backdrop for capturing stunning photographs and appreciating the serenity of the area. In the afternoon, we continue our journey to Shigar, where we visit the Shigar Sand Dunes, a unique desert nestled in the Karakoram Mountains. Here, we have the opportunity to witness the captivating landscape and immerse ourselves in the tranquility of this remarkable desert. This day promises a delightful blend of cultural exploration, natural wonders, and unforgettable sights as we delve into the heart of Khaplu and Shigar. Overnight Shigar.
Shigar - Chilas
As we bid farewell to the enchanting landscapes of Khaplu and Shigar, we embark on a long but scenic journey back to Chilas, spanning approximately 8-10 hours. Along the way, we make several stops to capture the breathtaking vistas that unfold before us. From towering mountains to meandering rivers and lush valleys, each frame promises to be a masterpiece of nature's artistry. These photography stops allow us 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 we continue our drive, the beauty of the surroundings keeps us captivated, leaving a lasting impression. Finally, we reach Chilas, where we can rest and reflect on the incredible sights we have witnessed throughout the day. Overnight Chilas.
Chilas - Besham
Today, we embark on a scenic drive from Chilas to Besham, following the iconic Karakoram Highway, also known as the KKH. This legendary highway offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes as we traverse through towering mountains, deep gorges, and verdant valleys. The Indus River accompanies us throughout the journey, adding to the beauty and charm of the route. We make several stops along the way to capture the magnificent vistas, allowing us to immerse ourselves in the natural splendor of the region. The Karakoram Highway is not only a marvel of engineering but also a gateway to unforgettable adventures and encounters with the majestic scenery of northern Pakistan. Our drive to Besham is a testament to the awe-inspiring wonders that await us on this remarkable journey. Finally, we reach Besham, where we can relax and rejuvenate for the night, cherishing the memories of the scenic drive along the Karakoram Highway. Overnight Besham.
Besham - Islamabad
As your journey comes to a close, we bid farewell to the captivating beauty of the northern areas and embark on a scenic drive back to Islamabad airport. The journey takes us through picturesque landscapes adorned with the vibrant colors of cherry blossoms, adding a touch of enchantment to our surroundings. We reflect on the unforgettable experiences and breathtaking sights we have encountered throughout our tour, cherishing the memories created amidst the blooming beauty. The crisp morning air and the serenity of the surroundings create a tranquil ambiance, allowing us to soak in the tranquility as we make our way towards the airport. Our hearts are filled with gratitude for the remarkable journey that allowed us to immerse ourselves in the natural wonders of the northern areas during the beautiful cherry blossom season. As we arrive at Islamabad airport, we carry with us the essence of Pakistan's cherry blossom season, a profound appreciation for its captivating beauty, and a treasure trove of cherished memories.