Hunza & Swat 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: 1750 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: 1150 Euro per person
- for 3 persons: 1100 Euro per person
- for 4 persons: 1050 Euro per person
- for 5 persons: 950 Euro per person
- for 6 persons: 900 Euro per person
- for 8 persons: 850 Euro per person
- for 10 persons: 800 Euro per person
Prices for more than 10 persons are available on request.
Arrival - Islamabad Sightseeing
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 View Point, 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 Hussiani 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 Hussiani 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 - Peshawar
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 Peshawar.
Today, we embark on a captivating journey through the cultural tapestry of Peshawar, starting with an exploration of the iconic Qissa Khwani Bazaar. Here, we immerse ourselves in the vibrant atmosphere and rich historical significance that this bustling market holds. Our next destination is the Peshawar Museum, a treasure trove of ancient artifacts that provides us with a window into the diverse heritage of the region. Strolling along Sethi Street, we are captivated by the stunning architecture and have the opportunity to peruse local shops showcasing traditional crafts. On our return journey to Islamabad, we make a stop at the majestic Takht Bhai Monastery, which stands as a testament to the rich Buddhist history of the region. As we drive back, we have time to reflect on the profound cultural and historical encounters we've experienced, leaving us with a deep appreciation for the unique heritage and vibrant culture of Peshawar. Our journey through Peshawar has allowed us to glimpse Pakistan's rich history and traditions, as reflected in the multicultural tapestry, ancient landmarks, and lively markets of this remarkable city. Overnight Peshawar.
Peshawar - Takht Bhai - Islamabad
As we make our way back to Islamabad, we have the privilege of visiting the impressive Takht-i-Bahi Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This ancient Buddhist complex, dating back to the 1st century AD, stands as a testament to the region's rich cultural and religious history. Upon our return to Islamabad, we have the opportunity to explore some of the city's iconic landmarks and cultural sites. The Faisal Mosque, an architectural marvel and one of the largest mosques in the world, greets us with its grandeur and spiritual ambiance. The Pakistan Monument, with its striking design representing the unity of the country, is another noteworthy attraction that reflects Pakistan's diverse heritage. For a deeper insight into Pakistan's rich heritage, the Lok Virsa Museum welcomes us with a fascinating collection of traditional art, crafts, and artifacts. Exploring these landmarks and museums allows us to gain a glimpse into the diverse cultural tapestry of Pakistan and leaves us with a profound sense of admiration and appreciation for the country's history and traditions.