Hunza & Kalash Valley Tour
Hunza Valley, nestled in the heart of the Karakoram Range in Northern Pakistan, is a true paradise on Earth, captivating visitors with its awe-inspiring natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Surrounded by towering snow-capped peaks, including the iconic Rakaposhi and Ultar Sar, the valley presents a dramatic and majestic panorama. The meandering Hunza River, with its crystal-clear turquoise waters, enhances the overall charm, providing picturesque settings for leisurely walks along its serene banks. Throughout the valley, lush terraced fields, bountiful fruit orchards, and vibrant wildflowers create a dynamic landscape that changes with the seasons. In spring, the valley comes alive with a profusion of vibrant colors as the apricot blossoms paint the landscape in shades of pink and white. The Hunza people, known for their exceptional longevity, warm hospitality, and vibrant cultural traditions, welcome visitors with open arms. Immersing oneself in the local culture provides opportunities to partake in traditional dances, savor local cuisine, and relish the melodious tunes of the region.
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Baltit Fort stands as an architectural masterpiece and historical treasure, offering insights into the valley's rich past and providing panoramic vistas of the surroundings. Hunza Valley serves as a gateway to thrilling adventures and treks, leading to nearby attractions like the enchanting Altit Fort, the mesmerizing Attabad Lake, and the tranquil Hoper Glacier.
Whether you're a nature lover seeking solitude or an adventure enthusiast in pursuit of thrilling explorations, the valley caters to all. With its breathtaking landscapes, cultural richness, and opportunities for immersive experiences, Hunza Valley unquestionably ranks among the world's must-visit destinations, promising unforgettable memories and a deep connection with nature.
|Age: 05- 90 Years
|Best Time: April - 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)
- for 2 persons: 1250 Euro per person
- for 3 persons: 1050 Euro per person
- for 4 persons: 950 Euro per person
- for 5 persons: 850 Euro per person
- for 6 persons: 800 Euro per person
- for 8 persons: 750 Euro per person
- for 10 persons: 700 Euro per person
Prices for more than 10 persons are available on request.
Arrival - Islamabad Sightseeing
Day 01: Upon your arrival at Islamabad Airport, we extend a warm welcome and ensure your comfort as you commence your journey. Our full-day exploration of Islamabad begins at the Lok Virsa Museum, offering a profound immersion into Pakistan's rich culture through captivating displays of traditional arts, crafts, and music. We then ascend to Daman-e-Koh, nestled in the Margalla Hills, where breathtaking panoramic vistas reveal Islamabad's splendid cityscape and its natural surroundings. Our journey continues at the tranquil Japanese Garden, a serene oasis with blooming flora, meandering streams, and a serene ambiance, providing an ideal escape from the city's hustle. We proceed to Shakarparian, known for lush greenery and magnificent city views, offering opportunities for leisurely walks or relaxed picnics. Our day culminates at Rawal Dam, a picturesque reservoir with opportunities for lakeside strolls, boating, or quiet contemplation of the natural splendor. Throughout the day, our knowledgeable guide shares insights into the historical and cultural significance of each location, ensuring a richly informative and enjoyable experience. As the day concludes, we return you to your hotel, allowing you to reflect on the diverse and captivating attractions that Islamabad has to offer. Overnight Islamabad.
Islamabad - Taxila - Besham
Our day commences with an early start as we bid farewell to Islamabad and embark on a captivating drive towards Besham. Our route leads us through the charming towns of Haripur, Abbottabad, and Mansehra, each offering picturesque landscapes and local charm to savor. Along the way, we have the privilege of visiting Taxila, a UNESCO World Heritage site brimming with archaeological treasures that unravel the tales of the ancient Gandhara civilization. Immersing ourselves in Taxila's historical significance, we then continue our journey along the iconic Karakoram Highway, tracing the meandering River Indus through the awe-inspiring mountains. The scenery along this route is nothing short of breathtaking, with the river and mountains combining to create a stunning backdrop for our adventure. We'll make a memorable stop at Batagram, capturing the serene beauty of the landscape through photos. As our day unfolds, we eventually reach Besham, where our hotel awaits, providing a haven for relaxation and rejuvenation after an exciting day of exploration. Besham serves as an ideal place to rest, restoring our energy for the thrilling adventures that await. This day perfectly balances history, natural wonders, and cultural immersion, offering a glimpse into the ancient marvels of Taxila and the mesmerizing landscapes of the Karakoram Highway. Overnight Besham.
Besham - Gilgit
Leaving Besham behind, our journey unfolds as we make our way to the captivating city of Gilgit, celebrated for its breathtaking natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. En route, we make a significant stop at the Nanga Parbat Viewpoint, a location that treats us to an awe-inspiring spectacle of the formidable Nanga Parbat, often referred to as the "Killer Mountain." This encounter with one of the world's most imposing peaks leaves an indelible mark on our senses. Our drive continues to amaze as we bear witness to the convergence of three mighty mountain ranges: the Karakoram, Himalaya, and Hindu Kush. This natural panorama showcases nature's grandeur and is bound to leave us humbled by its magnificence. Yet another remarkable sight lies in store as we reach the confluence of the Gilgit River with the powerful Indus River. This meeting of waters is a mesmerizing display of nature's force and beauty. Throughout our journey along the famed Karakoram Highway, we encounter ancient rock carvings, offering a glimpse into the area's storied history and cultural heritage. These intricate carvings serve as living testimony to the artistic talents of long-past civilizations that once thrived in these very lands. Finally, our arrival in Gilgit, a city cradled amidst towering mountains and surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, heralds an opportunity to immerse ourselves in local culture. Our night in Gilgit promises both an exploration of the city's unique charm and an appreciation of its remarkable beauty. Overnight Gilgit.
Gilgit - Hunza Karimabad
Continuing our journey toward the captivating Hunza Valley, we follow the meandering course of the Hunza River, the ever-present companion of our drive, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes that seem to change around every bend. Our first pause brings us to the Rakaposhi viewpoint, a location that affords us a view that feels like something out of a dream. Here, we are treated to the mesmerizing sight of Rakaposhi Peak, one of the loftiest mountains in the region. It stands tall and majestic, creating an unforgettable tableau against the backdrop of the valley. With the image of Rakaposhi etched into our memory, we carry on along the picturesque route until we arrive in Karimabad, the vibrant capital of the Hunza Valley. Nestled amidst the mountains, Karimabad offers a harmonious blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage. It is here that we find our home for the night, a comfortable hotel that allows us to fully immerse ourselves in the tranquility of this enchanting valley. Karimabad holds profound historical significance as a pivotal stop along the ancient Silk Route, a once-thriving artery of trade and cultural exchange. The echoes of this rich legacy reverberate through the local architecture, traditions, and the warm hospitality of its people. This day presents us with the privilege of witnessing the awe-inspiring beauty of Rakaposhi Peak and experiencing firsthand the historical legacy of the Silk Route, all while fully immersing ourselves in the charm and serenity of the Hunza Valley. Overnight Karimabad.
Hunza Valley Sightseeing
In the morning, our day begins with a journey to the Hoper Glacier, a breathtaking natural wonder embraced by renowned peaks like Ultar, Hunza Dome, Bublimating, Spantik, and Diran. These towering sentinels of stone and ice provide an awe-inspiring backdrop to the picturesque town of Karimabad, with the majestic Rakaposhi Peak standing as the foremost among them, soaring to an elevation of 7,788 meters. Our exploration of Karimabad extends as we visit the Baltit Fort Museum, a treasure trove of the rich history and culture of the Hunza region. Inside, artifacts, traditional crafts, and a variety of exhibits await us, providing valuable insights into the area's heritage and traditions. This experience is an enriching journey through the tapestry of Hunza's past. Continuing our cultural exploration, we have the opportunity to explore the Altit Fort, another architectural gem that serves as a testament to the ancient traditions and architectural finesse of the Hunza people. Stepping inside this fort is like stepping back in time, an immersion into the heart of history itself. As the day gently transitions into evening, we return to Karimabad, where the grandeur of Ganash and other towering peaks continues to grace us with their serene presence. Here, the serene beauty and tranquility of the surroundings create the perfect setting for a restful night's stay. It's a time to bask in the natural wonders of the Hunza Valley, ensuring that every moment of our journey is cherished and remembered. Overnight Karimabad.
Day Excursion Khunjerab Pass
Embarking on an exhilarating excursion to Khunjerab Pass, we ascend to the highest point on the Karakoram Highway, a breathtaking 4,734 meters above sea level. Our journey takes us through a mesmerizing tapestry of villages, each with its own unique charm, such as Gulmit, Passu, and Sost. These communities offer a glimpse into the cultural richness and warmth of the local people, whose lives are intricately connected to this rugged yet captivating landscape. The vistas that unfold before our eyes are nothing short of awe-inspiring. Towering peaks, sprawling glaciers, and dramatic valleys stretch as far as the eye can see. One of the standout moments of our journey is the encounter with the mesmerizing Attabad Lake, a sparkling sapphire gem nestled amidst the rugged mountains. Its pristine blue waters create a striking contrast against the surrounding natural ruggedness. An element of exhilaration is added to our adventure as we cross the iconic Hussaini Bridge, suspended above the mighty Hunza River. The bridge serves as a gateway to adventure and a connection to the heart of the valley. As we return to Karimabad, we carry with us cherished memories of our time at Khunjerab Pass, our encounters in the villages of Passu and beyond, the serene beauty of Attabad Lake, and the thrill of crossing the Hussaini Bridge. Our hearts and minds are filled with a deep sense of awe and wonder at the majestic landscapes and cultural treasures we have experienced in the enchanting Hunza Valley. Overnight Karimabad.
Hunza Karimabad - Besham
As we continue our journey towards Besham, we find ourselves utterly captivated by the serene beauty of the Indus River, a lifeline that has nurtured civilizations for countless centuries. This majestic river, with its shimmering waters, flows gracefully alongside us, instilling a sense of tranquility and continuity to our drive along the Karakoram Highway (KKH). The KKH, a marvel of engineering, winds its way through the rugged and untamed terrain of this region. It gifts us with awe-inspiring views of towering mountains, lush valleys, and cascading waterfalls. The landscape's sheer grandeur and untouched beauty leave us humbled, underscoring the immense power of nature in shaping this landscape over eons. Surrounded by this pristine wilderness, we find a deep sense of serenity and peace that allows us to connect with the moment and indulge in introspection. Our journey towards Besham becomes a profound immersion into the wonders of the natural world, leaving us with a profound appreciation for the beauty and grandeur of nature that envelops us. Overnight Besham.
Besham - Swat Valley
Today, our journey unfolds in the picturesque Swat Valley, a region celebrated for its profound history, cultural significance, and awe-inspiring natural beauty. Often dubbed the "Switzerland of the East," Swat Valley is a repository of ancient civilizations, prominently the Gandhara civilization, known for its remarkable archaeological sites and Buddhist relics. As we traverse the valley, our senses are treated to the sight of majestic snow-capped peaks, while the landscape unfolds with lush green meadows and crystalline streams that meander through the terrain. The valley's enchanting allure, featuring blossoming orchards and meticulously terraced fields, paints a breathtaking panorama that leaves us spellbound. Swat's tranquil ambiance and the serenity of its surroundings provide an ideal escape from the hectic pace of daily life, allowing us to rejuvenate and reestablish our connection with the natural world. Swat Valley serves as a living testament to the profound cultural heritage and the bountiful natural wonders that Pakistan has to offer, and it gifts us with lasting memories of a journey marked by pure enchantment. Overnight Swat.
Swat Valley - Ayun Valley
Today's journey takes you on a scenic drive to Ayun, a hidden gem nestled amidst the captivating beauty of nature. The route itself is an adventure, offering breathtaking views and cultural immersion. Your drive takes you through the magnificent Lowari Pass, where you are greeted by panoramic views of verdant valleys, majestic peaks, and the soothing sounds of cascading waterfalls. The drive itself is an adventure, immersing you in the awe-inspiring landscapes that surround you. Upon arriving in Ayun, you are transported back in time, captivated by its rich historical heritage and traditional architecture. The village boasts ancient forts adorned with intricate woodwork, showcasing the craftsmanship of bygone eras. The locals warmly welcome you, offering a glimpse into their lives and traditions as they proudly preserve their cultural heritage. You have the opportunity to interact with the residents, learning about their way of life and the traditions that have been passed down through generations. Ayun's harmonious blend of history, culture, and natural beauty makes it a destination that resonates with those seeking an authentic and enchanting experience. It's a journey that connects you with both the past and the present, immersing you in the rich tapestry of the region. Overnight Ayun Valley.
Full Day Excursion Kalash
Today's full-day excursion takes you from Ayun to the enchanting Kalash Valley, immersing you in the rich cultural heritage of the Kalash people. The Kalash people are known for their unique customs and traditions, which captivate you as you enter their world. The Kalash are renowned for their vibrant festivals, such as Chilimjusht, a celebration filled with traditional music, dance, and the display of colorful attire. As you explore the Kalash villages, you are in awe of the remarkable wooden houses adorned with intricate carvings, showcasing their architectural brilliance. Interact with the friendly Kalash locals, giving you the privilege of hearing captivating stories and gaining insights into their customs, beliefs, and way of life. This immersive experience allows you to witness the resilience and preservation of the Kalash culture, leaving a lasting impression and a deep appreciation for this living cultural treasure. Your encounter with the Kalash people becomes a cherished memory and a testament to the diversity and richness of Pakistan's cultural tapestry. It's an experience that connects you with a unique community and offers a deep understanding of their way of life and traditions. Overnight Ayun Valley.
Full Day Excursion Chitral
Today's full-day excursion takes you from Ayun to the captivating region of Chitral, where you'll immerse yourself in stunning natural landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Chitral welcomes you with its majestic mountains, verdant valleys, and pristine rivers, creating a breathtaking backdrop for your exploration.
The natural beauty of the region is a constant source of wonder and inspiration. Explore the vibrant bazaars of Chitral, where the local community showcases their unique handicrafts, intricate embroidery, and traditional attire. This is an opportunity to witness the creativity and craftsmanship of the local artisans. Your visit to the iconic Chitral Fort unveils its historical significance, allowing you to delve into the region's glorious past. The fort is a testament to the history and cultural heritage of Chitral. The Shahi Mosque stands as a testament to the architectural beauty of Chitral, with its intricate woodwork and captivating design. The mosque is a reflection of the region's cultural and artistic heritage. Interact with the hospitable locals, offering you the opportunity to hear their stories, learn about their traditions, and gain a deeper appreciation for their way of life. This cultural exchange adds a personal touch to your experience in Chitral. This immersive experience in Chitral leaves you with cherished memories and a profound admiration for the region's cultural and natural wonders. It's a journey that allows you to connect with both the people and the environment, leaving you with a deeper understanding of this remarkable part of Pakistan. Overnight Ayun Valley.
Ayun Valley - Peshawar
Leaving the scenic village of Ayun behind, your journey today takes you on a captivating drive to the vibrant city of Peshawar. This drive unveils a diverse range of landscapes and breathtaking vistas. The journey offers a diverse range of landscapes, with each turn of the road revealing new and captivating vistas.
You navigate winding roads that treat you to panoramic views of majestic mountains, lush valleys, and meandering rivers, immersing you in the natural beauty of the region. Along the way, you pass through charming villages, providing glimpses of the local way of life and the rural charm of the area. These villages offer a unique opportunity to witness the traditions and daily life of the people. The drive allows you to pass traditional markets and roadside stalls, where you can indulge in the flavors of local delicacies and interact with the warm and friendly locals. This immersion in local culture and cuisine adds depth to your journey. The changing landscapes, from rugged mountains to fertile plains, showcase the region's geographical diversity and add to the allure of the journey. You gain a deeper appreciation for the natural wonders of the region and experience a sense of tranquility and connection with the surroundings. This immersive drive is not just a journey from one place to another; it's an adventure that allows you to embrace the diversity of the region, connect with its people, and savor its natural beauty. Overnight Peshawar.
Peshawar Sightseeing - Islamabad
Today's journey takes you through the cultural treasures of Peshawar, immersing you in its vibrant ambiance and rich historical heritage. Your first stop is the iconic Qissa Khwani Bazaar, known for its bustling atmosphere and its historical role as a center for storytelling and trade. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and flavors of this bustling marketplace, gaining a deeper understanding of Peshawar's vibrant culture. Next, you visit the Peshawar Museum, home to a remarkable collection of ancient artifacts that take you on a journey through the region's diverse history. Explore the history of the region, from the Gandhara civilization to the Mughal era. As you explore Sethi Street, you are captivated by the stunning architecture and have the opportunity to browse through local shops, offering traditional crafts and souvenirs. This is a chance to take a piece of Peshawar's culture and craftsmanship home with you. As you drive back to Islamabad, take time to reflect on the cultural and historical encounters you experienced in Peshawar. Your journey has left you with a deep appreciation for the city's unique heritage, and the memories you've gathered are a testament to the rich tapestry of Pakistan's history and culture. Overnight Peshawar.
Islamabad Sightseeing - Departure
Today's excursion promises a captivating journey to Taxila, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of great historical importance. Our first destination is the Taxila Museum, where a vast and diverse collection of Gandhara art and artifacts await, offering us a window into the ancient civilizations that once thrived in the region. This immersive experience sets the stage for our exploration. We then proceed to the Julian Monastery, where intricate carvings and a serene ambiance invite us to connect with the teachings of Buddhism, a significant part of Taxila's heritage. Our journey continues with a visit to Sirkap, an ancient city that showcases architectural influences from Greek and Indian civilizations, providing insight into the cultural exchange that occurred in this region. Our next stop, the Dharmarajika Stupa, stands as a majestic Buddhist monument, underscoring the spiritual and historical legacy of Taxila. As we leave Taxila behind and return to Islamabad, our adventure takes us on a city tour. Here, we'll discover modern attractions, vibrant markets, and iconic landmarks, offering a glimpse of the cultural diversity and rich heritage that defines Pakistan's capital city. This day promises a harmonious blend of ancient history, art, spirituality, and contemporary culture, leaving us enriched by the diverse and remarkable heritage of Pakistan.