Hunza & Skardu Valley Tour
Our tour to the Hunza Valley, Karakoram Highway, and Baltistan Valley promises an unforgettable experience, combining breathtaking landscapes, cultural richness, and a sense of adventure. Be prepared to be mesmerized by the stunning landscapes of Hunza Valley. Towering peaks, lush greenery, and terraced fields create a picturesque setting. Visit landmarks like Baltit Fort and Altit Fort to delve into the cultural heritage of Hunza. These historical sites offer insights into the architecture and lifestyle of the region. Explore the unique flavors of Hunza's cuisine, with specialties like Hunza bread and apricot-based desserts showcasing the culinary traditions of the area. The Karakoram Highway (KKH) is not just a road; it's an engineering marvel. Marvel at the highway's construction as it winds through some of the world's most challenging terrains. Journey through landscapes of unparalleled beauty, with the highway providing breathtaking views of mountains, valleys, and the Indus River. Explore the "Land of Peaks and Glaciers" in Baltistan, where majestic mountains and ancient forts dominate the scenery. Engage in thrilling adventure activities such as trekking, mountaineering, and rock climbing, taking advantage of the challenging yet rewarding terrains. Attabad Lake and Satpara Lake, formed by glaciers, add to the scenic beauty and provide opportunities for boating and relaxation. Interact with the warm and hospitable locals, gaining insights into their way of life, traditions, and cultural practices. Discover the historical significance of the region through visits to ancient forts, archaeological sites, and monuments. Capture the breathtaking scenery at every turn, creating lasting memories through photography. Embarking on this tour is not just a journey; it's a holistic experience that combines natural wonders, cultural immersion, and the thrill of adventure. Hunza Valley, Karakoram Highway, and Baltistan Valley collectively create a travel narrative that lingers in the heart and mind
|Age: 05- 90 Years
|Best Time: July - September
|Cost: 1950 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: 1350 Euro per person
- Price for 3 persons: 1150 Euro per person
- Price for 4 persons: 1050 Euro per person
- Price for 5 persons: 950 Euro per person
- Price for 6 persons: 900 Euro per person
- Price for 8 persons: 850 Euro per person
- Price for 10 persons: 800 Euro per person
Prices for more than 10 persons are available on request.
Arrival - Islamabad Sightseeing
Your day in Islamabad is designed to offer a diverse and enriching experience. Starting at the Lok Virsa Museum, you'll delve into Pakistan's cultural tapestry, exploring traditions, crafts, music, and art. The museum serves as a comprehensive introduction to the nation's heritage. Moving to Daman-e-Koh, perched on the Margalla Hills, you'll be treated to stunning panoramic views of Islamabad. This vantage point provides a perfect opportunity to capture the city's beauty against the backdrop of lush hills. The Japanese Garden follows, offering a serene escape with its peaceful landscapes. This stop allows for relaxation and appreciation of the natural surroundings. Shakarparian, the next destination, is a park where leisurely walks amidst greenery beckons. The park's scenic beauty provides an ideal setting for a tranquil and enjoyable experience. The day concludes at Rawal Dam, a picturesque reservoir. Here, you can unwind and immerse yourself in the peaceful ambiance, surrounded by the natural beauty that characterizes this location. Throughout this itinerary, you'll have the chance to explore Islamabad's cultural offerings, enjoy its scenic landscapes, and find moments of tranquility in its green spaces. It's a well-balanced day that captures the essence of Islamabad's attractions. Overnight Islamabad.
Islamabad - Taxila - Besham
Your day begins with an early start as you set out on a scenic drive towards Besham. The journey takes you through Haripur, Abbottabad, and Mansehra, providing glimpses of the diverse landscapes and local life in these regions. An enriching stop at Taxila, a UNESCO World Heritage site, adds a historical dimension to your day. Taxila, an ancient center of learning and a significant hub during the Gandhara civilization, offers a captivating exploration of its archaeological treasures. Resuming your drive on the iconic Karakoram Highway, you follow the majestic River Indus, creating a picturesque backdrop for your journey. The route presents opportunities for picturesque photo stops, particularly at Batagram, allowing you to capture the natural beauty of the surroundings. Finally, you arrive in Besham and settle into your hotel for a comfortable night's stay. This day is a harmonious blend of history, natural wonders, and cultural exploration, setting the stage for further adventures along the Karakoram Highway. Overnight Besham.
Besham - Chilas - Gilgit
Continuing your journey from Besham to Gilgit, the day unfolds with breathtaking sights and cultural richness. Your first stop is the Nanga Parbat Viewpoint, offering a stunning perspective of the majestic Nanga Parbat, the world's ninth-highest mountain. The awe-inspiring beauty of this iconic peak sets the tone for a day filled with natural wonders. As you drive further, you encounter the confluence of three mighty mountain ranges the Karakoram, Himalaya, and Hindukush. This convergence creates a breathtaking panorama, showcasing the grandeur of nature's architecture. Witnessing the confluence of the Gilgit River merging into the Indus River adds another layer of natural wonder to your journey. The meeting of these powerful rivers is a remarkable phenomenon that underscores the geological significance of the region. The Karakoram Highway, known for its scenic beauty and engineering marvel, guides you through landscapes adorned with rock carvings. These intricate carvings reflect the ancient art and heritage of the area, adding a cultural dimension to your adventure. Finally, you reach Gilgit, where you will spend the night. This vibrant city, nestled amidst the mountains, promises a unique blend of charm and beauty, providing a perfect setting for relaxation and cultural exploration. Overnight Gilgit.
Gilgit - Karimabad
Continuing your journey, you head towards the enchanting Hunza Valley, following the meandering course of the picturesque Hunza River. The day unfolds with natural wonders and historical echoes. Your first stop is the Rakaposhi viewpoint, providing a mesmerizing panorama of Rakaposhi Peak. Standing tall and majestic, Rakaposhi offers a breathtaking spectacle, allowing you to soak in the grandeur of one of the world's highest peaks. Continuing your drive, you reach Karimabad, the capital of the Hunza Valley. As you check into your hotel, you immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquility that define this enchanting valley. Surrounded by towering peaks and lush landscapes, Karimabad offers a serene retreat. Karimabad holds historical significance as a crucial stop on the historic Silk Route. The echoes of ancient trade and cultural exchange resonate in the air, adding a layer of heritage to the natural beauty of the surroundings. This day provides a harmonious blend of natural wonders, with Rakaposhi Peak as a captivating highlight, and a glimpse into the rich historical tapestry woven by the Silk Route. As you settle into Karimabad, you embark on a journey through time and nature, creating lasting memories of this unique destination. Overnight Karimabad.
Hunza Valley Sightseeing
Your day in Karimabad promises a captivating blend of natural wonders and cultural exploration. The morning leads you to the mesmerizing Hoper Glacier, a natural spectacle surrounded by renowned peaks such as Ultar, Hunza Dome, Bublimating, Spantik, and Diran. The towering majesty of these peaks forms a breathtaking backdrop to the picturesque town of Karimabad, where Rakaposhi Peak, at 7,788 meters, dominates the skyline. As you explore the Hoper Glacier, you're immersed in the awe-inspiring beauty of the region, surrounded by pristine landscapes and formidable mountainous terrain. Returning to Karimabad, your cultural journey unfolds with visits to the Baltit Fort Museum and the Altit Fort. These architectural marvels showcase the rich history and cultural heritage of Hunza, providing insights into the traditions and stories that have shaped the region. The Baltit Fort Museum, in particular, offers a deeper understanding of the local history and customs, adding layers to your appreciation of Hunza's cultural tapestry. As the day concludes, you return to Hunza Karimabad for a peaceful night's stay, surrounded by the awe-inspiring Ganash and other towering peaks. The tranquility of the night in Hunza enhances the overall experience, allowing you to reflect on the natural and cultural wonders encountered throughout the day. Overnight Karimabad.
Karimabad - Khunjerab Pass
Embark on an exhilarating adventure to Khunjerab Pass, the highest point on the Karakoram Highway, standing majestically at 4,734 meters. Traverse through the charming villages of Gulmit, Passu, and Sost, each offering a unique blend of captivating charm and cultural richness. Immerse yourself in the local ambiance, connecting with the traditions and lifestyles of these picturesque communities. As you journey through this breathtaking landscape, marvel at the awe-inspiring vistas that unfold before your eyes. The towering peaks, rugged terrain, and pristine beauty of the region create an unforgettable backdrop for your exploration. The journey leads you to witness the mesmerizing Attabad Lake, its sparkling blue waters leaving an indelible impression. The lake, formed by a landslide in 2010, adds a touch of natural wonder to your adventure, reflecting the ever-changing landscape of the region. Cross the iconic Hussaini Bridge, an exhilarating feat that spans the mighty Hunza River. The bridge adds an element of thrill to your journey, allowing you to experience the power and grandeur of the river. As you return to Karimabad, carry with you cherished memories of Khunjerab Pass, the charming villages of Gulmit, Passu, and Sost, the breathtaking Attabad Lake, and the iconic Hussaini Bridge. Reflect on the profound beauty and significance of this remarkable journey, leaving you with a sense of awe and wonder that defines the unique and majestic character of the Hunza Valley. Overnight Karimabad.
Karimabad - Skardu
Embarking on our journey from Karimabad to Skardu, we are in for a treat of spectacular sights and awe-inspiring landscapes. Our initial stop at the Nanga Parbat View Point provides a mesmerizing view of the world's ninth-highest mountain, creating a breathtaking backdrop for our adventure. Continuing our drive, we encounter the confluence of the three highest mountain ranges Karakoram, Himalaya, and Hindukush a natural phenomenon that showcases the grandeur of this region. As the Gilgit River merges into the mighty Indus River, we witness the powerful forces of nature at play. Turning right along the Indus River, our route to Skardu unfolds with picturesque villages on both sides, connected by charming rope bridges. This scenic drive is a visual delight, offering glimpses into the local life along the riverbanks. Our journey includes a stop at the enchanting Kachura Lakes, where we pause to appreciate the serene beauty of these pristine bodies of water. Surrounded by nature's tranquility, the lakes provide a peaceful interlude before we resume our drive to Skardu. Finally reaching Skardu, we settle in for the night, anticipating the wonders and adventures that await us in this remarkable region. Skardu, with its unique blend of natural beauty and cultural richness, promises an unforgettable exploration in the days to come. Overnight Skardu.
Skardu - Deo-Sai
Our journey unfolds as we leave Skardu behind and venture towards the captivating Deo-Sai plateau, a high-altitude wonder that promises breathtaking landscapes. Along the way, we make a brief stop at the picturesque Satpara Lake, adding to the scenic delights of our expedition. As we ascend, the altitude gradually increases, reaching over 4,000 meters, and we find ourselves entering the mesmerizing Deo-Sai plateau. The vast and awe-inspiring plateau welcomes us with its unique charm and pristine beauty. During our journey, we take a refreshing break at the Bara Pani Bridge, where we indulge in a cup of tea while surrounded by the tranquil ambiance of the plateau. This pit stop allows us to appreciate the serene surroundings and recharge before continuing our exploration. Weather permitting, we aspire to reach the stunning Shausar Lake, an idyllic gem nestled in the high-altitude landscape. The tranquil beauty of Shausar Lake is a sight to behold, creating a memorable experience for those fortunate enough to witness it. However, it's essential to note that accessibility to Shausar Lake depends on weather conditions. Having immersed ourselves in the natural wonders of Deo-Sai and, if possible, Shausar Lake, we begin our journey back to Skardu. This day unfolds as a remarkable adventure through high-altitude landscapes, offering a unique perspective on the breathtaking lakes that dot this enchanting region. Overnight Skardu.
Skardu - Shigar Valley
Our expedition unfolds as we set our sights on the captivating Shigar Valley, a region that seamlessly blends lush green landscapes with the renowned Cold Desert. The journey involves crossing the mighty River Indus and traversing through sandy terrains, gradually revealing the contrasting beauty that awaits us. Upon entering the verdant and fertile Shigar Valley, we are greeted by the lush greenery that characterizes this picturesque landscape. Our adventure in this enchanting valley begins with the exploration of its historical treasures, starting with an old mosque. This mosque stands as a living testament to the rich cultural heritage that has flourished in the region over the centuries. Our journey through the Shigar Valley includes a visit to the magnificent Shigar Fort, an architectural masterpiece that has witnessed the passage of time and holds centuries of history within its walls. As we explore the fort, we delve into the narratives and stories that have shaped the cultural and historical tapestry of Shigar. The Shigar Valley, with its mosques serving as both architectural and spiritual marvels, carries profound historical significance. This day offers us the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the beauty and heritage of Shigar, creating lasting memories of our exploration in this captivating valley. Overnight Skardu.
Skardu - Chilas
Our journey resumes with the departure from the enchanting Shigar Valley, and we set our course for Chilas, tracing our path alongside the majestic Indus River. The scenic landscapes that envelop us create a captivating backdrop as we bid farewell to the verdant beauty of Shigar. The drive towards Chilas unfolds against the breathtaking vistas of towering mountains, rugged terrains, and the shimmering Indus River accompanying us on our journey. The ever-changing scenery provides a continuous spectacle of nature's grandeur, offering moments of awe at every turn. A pause in our journey brings us to a delightful lunch, providing a welcome break and an opportunity to rejuvenate ourselves for the remainder of the drive. The landscapes continue to mesmerize us as we navigate through the captivating surroundings, each bend in the road revealing new facets of the region's natural beauty. As the day concludes, we reach Chilas, a town known for its remarkable landscapes and stunning views. Here, we find comfort and rest, preparing to continue our exploration of the remarkable landscapes that await us on the next leg of our journey. Overnight Chilas.
Chilas - Besham
Continuing our expedition, we set our sights on Besham, our destination for the night. The road unfolds before us, revealing the remarkable and diverse landscapes that grace our path. Towering mountains, lush valleys, and the rhythmic flow of the Indus River accompany us on this leg of our adventure. As we traverse these scenic landscapes, each turn in the road presents us with breathtaking vistas, capturing the essence of nature's beauty. The journey becomes a sensory feast, with the visual spectacle complemented by the soothing sounds of flowing water and the crisp mountain air. Beyond being a visual delight, the journey offers an opportunity to immerse ourselves in the serenity and tranquility of the surroundings. The ever-changing scenery becomes a backdrop for contemplation and appreciation of the natural wonders that unfold before us. Arriving in Besham, we find respite and rest, preparing ourselves for the next phase of our exploration, where more enchanting landscapes await our discovery. Overnight Besham.
Besham - Islamabad
Today marks the culmination of our unforgettable journey through the captivating landscapes of Hunza Valley and Skardu Valley. As we bid farewell to Besham, the memories of snow-capped peaks, turquoise lakes, and warm hospitality linger. Our exploration has been a symphony of cultural immersion, adorned with the rich tapestry of the regions we traversed. From the ancient history embedded in Skardu to the enchanting allure of Hunza, each moment has been a testament to the beauty that Northern Pakistan holds. The landscapes unfolded like a painting, revealing lush valleys, majestic mountains, and the indelible mark of history. Now, we embark on the road back to Islamabad, our hearts filled with the echoes of laughter, the taste of local delicacies, and the awe-inspiring vistas etched into our memories. At Islamabad airport, we transition to the next chapter of our adventure, grateful for the experiences that have woven together to create a journey of a lifetime.