Hunza Valley & KKH Tour
A tour to Hunza Valley and the Karakoram Highway that promises an unforgettable experience filled with stunning landscapes, cultural exploration, and adventure. Here's a glimpse of what this remarkable journey might entail: Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of Hunza Valley, surrounded by snow-capped peaks, terraced fields, and traditional stone houses. Explore the cultural heritage of Hunza by visiting landmarks such as Baltit Fort and Altit Fort, offering insights into the region's history and architecture. Engage in adventure activities such as trekking, hiking, and exploring the scenic trails that Hunza Valley has to offer. Traverse the iconic Karakoram Highway, a marvel of engineering winding through challenging terrains and providing awe-inspiring views of mountains and valleys. Experience the breathtaking vistas along the Karakoram Highway, with every turn revealing new landscapes, including the majestic Indus River. Interact with the friendly locals in Hunza Valley, gaining insights into their traditions, way of life, and warm hospitality.
Discover the historical significance of the forts in Hunza and the cultural heritage of the region, creating a well-rounded cultural immersion experience. Consider extending the journey to Khunjerab Pass, the highest paved international border crossing, for an added adventure and breathtaking views. Embarking on this tour ensures an enriching experience that combines the natural beauty of Hunza Valley with the awe-inspiring journey along the Karakoram Highway. It's a perfect blend of adventure, cultural exploration, and moments of reflection in the lap of majestic mountains.
|Age: 05- 90 Years
|Best Time: April - October
|Cost: 1450 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: 850 Euro per person
- for 3 persons: 800 Euro per person
- for 4 persons: 750 Euro per person
- for 5 persons: 700 Euro per person
- for 6 persons: 650 Euro per person
- for 8 persons: 600 Euro per person
- for 10 persons: 550 Euro per person
Prices for more than 10 persons are available on request.
Upon your arrival at Islamabad airport, we extend a warm welcome and transfer you to your hotel. Our day of exploration in the beautiful city of Islamabad begins with a visit to the Lok Virsa Museum. Here, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Pakistan, gaining insights into its diverse heritage. Our journey continues to Daman-e-Koh, a scenic viewpoint that promises breathtaking panoramic views of the city. The serene atmosphere and the stunning vistas provide an ideal setting to appreciate the city's landscape. Next on our itinerary is the Japanese Garden, a tranquil haven where you can enjoy the peaceful surroundings and beautiful landscapes. This spot offers a delightful escape, allowing you to unwind amidst nature. We then proceed to Shakarparian, a park known for its lush greenery and pleasant walking paths. This is an excellent place to take leisurely strolls, surrounded by the beauty of nature. Our day concludes with a visit to Rawal Dam, a picturesque reservoir where you can relax and revel in the natural beauty. The calm waters and scenic surroundings provide a perfect backdrop for relaxation. As the day unfolds, you'll have the opportunity to explore the cultural, scenic, and recreational facets of Islamabad, making it a day filled with diverse experiences and enjoyable moments. Overnight Islamabad.
Islamabad - Besham
Our day begins with an early start as we set out on a scenic drive towards Besham. The route takes us through notable cities like Haripur, Abbottabad, and Mansehra, offering glimpses of their local culture and landscapes. A significant highlight of our journey is a visit to Taxila, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its archaeological significance. As an ancient center of learning and a vital hub of the Gandhara civilization, Taxila unveils layers of history and cultural heritage. Exploring the well-preserved ruins and artifacts, we gain valuable insights into the ancient civilizations that once thrived in this region. Resuming our journey on the iconic Karakoram Highway, we follow the majestic River Indus, a constant companion on our route. Along the way, we make picturesque stops at Batagram, capturing the beauty of the surroundings through memorable photographs. As our day unfolds, we gradually approach Besham, a town known for its strategic location along the Karakoram Highway. Upon reaching Besham, we settle into our hotel, offering a comfortable and relaxing stay. This day not only provides a blend of historical exploration in Taxila but also allows us to appreciate the natural beauty of the region as we traverse the Karakoram Highway. Overnight Besham.
Besham - Gilgit
Our journey continues as we leave Besham behind and set our course for the captivating city of Gilgit. Along the way, the road unfolds before us, revealing remarkable sights and natural wonders. Our first stop is the Nanga Parbat View Point, offering a breathtaking perspective of the majestic Nanga Parbat, one of the world's highest peaks. The panoramic views of this iconic mountain create a sense of awe and appreciation for the grandeur of nature. As we drive further, we are treated to a spectacular confluence of three mighty mountain ranges the Karakoram, Himalaya, and Hindukush. This convergence creates a breathtaking panorama, showcasing the diverse and awe-inspiring landscapes that define this region. The journey also includes witnessing the confluence of the Gilgit River merging into the Indus River. This natural phenomenon adds a touch of wonder to our adventure, as we observe the meeting of these two significant rivers. The Karakoram Highway, our path to Gilgit, is adorned with rock carvings, showcasing the ancient art and heritage of the region. These intricate carvings provide a glimpse into the rich cultural history that has shaped the landscapes we traverse. Finally, we reach Gilgit, a vibrant city surrounded by stunning natural beauty. As we settle in for the night, we have the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the charm of Gilgit and reflect on the awe-inspiring sights and cultural richness encountered along the way. Overnight Gilgit.
Gilgit - Hunza Valley
The road to the mesmerizing Hunza Valley - our journey unfolds alongside the picturesque Hunza River, offering glimpses of its pristine beauty. A notable stop along the way is the Rakaposhi viewpoint, a vantage point that grants us the opportunity to marvel at the grandeur of Rakaposhi Peak. This majestic mountain stands tall, commanding attention with its snow-capped peaks and awe-inspiring presence. Continuing our scenic drive, we eventually reach Karimabad, the capital of the Hunza Valley. Nestled amid the breathtaking landscapes, Karimabad welcomes us with its serene charm and cultural richness. As we check into our hotel, we immerse ourselves in the tranquility and beauty that define this enchanting valley. Karimabad, with its historical significance, carries echoes of the past as a vital stop on the historic Silk Route. This ancient trade route played a crucial role in facilitating cultural exchange and commerce between different civilizations. The remnants of this historical legacy add depth to our exploration of Karimabad. This day unfolds as a perfect blend of natural wonders, highlighted by the majestic Rakaposhi Peak, and a journey into the historical significance of the Silk Route, providing a holistic and enriching travel experience. Overnight Karimabad.
Hunza valley Sightseeing
A new day of exploration, we set our course for the mesmerizing Hoper Glacier, a natural wonder surrounded by renowned peaks such as Ultar, Hunza Dome, Bublimating, Spantik, and Diran. The majestic presence of these towering peaks creates a breathtaking backdrop to the picturesque town of Karimabad, with the dominating Rakaposhi Peak standing tall at 7,788 meters. As we journey towards the Hoper Glacier, the scenery unfolds with unparalleled beauty, offering panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and the glacier's serene expanse. This adventure provides a unique opportunity to witness the grandeur of the Karakoram Range and its pristine landscapes. Returning to Karimabad, our exploration continues with a visit to the Baltit Fort Museum. Here, we delve into the rich history and culture of the region, immersing ourselves in the artifacts and exhibits that narrate the tales of Hunza's past. The Baltit Fort stands as an architectural marvel, reflecting the cultural heritage and resilience of the Hunza people. Our journey through history and heritage extends to the Altit Fort, another gem that showcases the architectural prowess and cultural significance of Hunza. Exploring the corridors and chambers of this ancient fort, we gain insights into the traditions and way of life that have shaped the Hunza Valley over the centuries. As the day comes to a close, we return to Hunza Karimabad, surrounded by the awe-inspiring peaks of Ganash and other towering mountains. The tranquil night in Hunza allows us to reflect on the day's adventures and the profound beauty that defines this region. Overnight Karimabad.
Hunza Valley - Khunjerab Pass
A thrilling excursion to Khunjerab Pass, the highest point on the Karakoram Highway, reaching an elevation of 4,734 meters. This journey promises an unforgettable experience, weaving through charming villages, captivating landscapes, and cultural riches. Traversing through the picturesque villages of Gulmit, Passu, and Sost, you immerse yourself in their enchanting charm and cultural vibrancy. These settlements offer a glimpse into the local way of life, adorned with traditional architecture and warm hospitality. The awe-inspiring landscapes unfold before your eyes as you ascend towards Khunjerab Pass. Towering peaks, rugged mountains, and expansive valleys create a breathtaking panorama, reminding you of the grandeur of the Karakoram Range. Marvel at the mesmerizing Attabad Lake, renowned for its sparkling blue waters that reflect the surrounding mountains. The lake's serene beauty leaves a lasting impression, inviting contemplation amidst nature's splendor. Crossing the iconic Hussaini Bridge becomes an exhilarating feat, spanning the mighty Hunza River. The bridge offers not only a physical passage but also a symbolic transition, connecting you with the rich cultural and geographical tapestry of the region. Returning to Karimabad, you carry cherished memories of Khunjerab Pass, the quaint villages of Passu and Gulmit, the stunning Attabad Lake, and the thrilling Hussaini Bridge. Reflecting on the profound beauty and significance of this remarkable journey, you are left with a sense of awe and wonder, having experienced the unique blend of nature, culture, and adventure in the heart of the Karakoram. Overnight Karimabad.
Karimabad - Besham
Continuing our journey towards Besham, we are embraced by the majestic Indus River, a lifeline that has shaped the history and culture of the region. As we follow the course of the Indus, one of Asia's longest rivers, we are granted passage through a landscape of profound beauty and historical significance. The Karakoram Highway (KKH), an engineering marvel, unfolds before us, carving its way through the rugged terrain. This highway, often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World, not only connects regions but serves as a testament to human ingenuity in the face of challenging landscapes. It provides us with a gateway to adventure and exploration. The panoramic views along the KKH are nothing short of breathtaking. Towering mountains stand as sentinels, watching over verdant valleys and rugged terrain. The untamed beauty of the surroundings becomes a canvas painted with the hues of nature, reminding us of the vast and diverse landscapes our world possesses. As we traverse the winding roads, we are immersed in the serenity and tranquility of the region. The journey becomes a humbling experience, allowing us to connect with the grandeur of nature. The untamed beauty of the landscape serves as a reminder of the Earth's inherent majesty, inviting reflection on our place within this vast and awe-inspiring world. Our arrival in Besham marks not just a destination but a continuation of the immersive experience, as we carry with us the memories of the breathtaking landscapes and the enduring spirit of the Indus River. Overnight Besham.
Besham - Swat Valley - Peshawar
Embarking on our journey towards Peshawar, we are privileged to explore the captivating Swat Valley, often hailed as the "Switzerland of the East." Swat unfolds before us as a treasure trove of rich history, cultural significance, and breathtaking landscapes. This valley has been a witness to the ebb and flow of ancient civilizations, notably the Gandhara civilization. The remnants of this historical legacy are scattered across Swat in the form of archaeological sites and Buddhist relics, bearing testimony to the region's deep-rooted past. As we traverse through Swat, the landscape paints a picture of serene beauty. Snow-capped mountains stand majestically against the horizon, while lush green meadows and crystal-clear streams enhance the valley's natural allure. Swat's picturesque scenery, adorned with blooming orchards and terraced fields, creates a mesmerizing panorama that engages our senses. Beyond its natural splendor, Swat is a repository of vibrant traditions, folklore, and distinct handicrafts. The local communities showcase their artistic skills, providing us with a glimpse into the cultural richness of the valley. The serene environment and tranquil ambiance of Swat offer a perfect setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. Each step in Swat becomes a journey into the heart of history and nature, allowing us to appreciate the cultural legacy and the breathtaking beauty that define this remarkable region. Our visit to Swat Valley is a harmonious blend of heritage and natural wonders, leaving us with a deep appreciation for the diversity that Pakistan has to offer. Overnight Peshawar.
Today's exploration leads us into the heart of Peshawar, a city steeped in cultural and historical significance. Peshawar's vibrant tapestry unfolds as we delve into its architectural marvels, bustling bazaars, and multicultural heritage. Our journey begins at the iconic Mohabat Khan Mosque, a testament to the region's rich Islamic heritage. The mosque stands as a majestic architectural masterpiece, adorned with intricate craftsmanship that reflects the artistic excellence of the builders. Its grandeur offers a glimpse into the religious and cultural traditions embedded in Peshawar's history. Venturing into the lively Qissa Khwani Bazaar, we find ourselves immersed in a historic marketplace teeming with life. The vibrant atmosphere, colorful shops, and the hustle and bustle of street life provide a sensory feast. Here, we have the opportunity to indulge in local flavors, interact with friendly shopkeepers, and partake in the lively trading culture that defines Peshawar. Sethi Street beckons us next, a charming lane flanked by historic buildings that showcase the city's architectural grandeur. The street serves as a living testament to Peshawar's rich history, inviting us to stroll through its past and marvel at the structures that have withstood the test of time. Peshawar's multicultural heritage comes to life as we explore its streets. The city, situated at the crossroads of ancient trade routes, has absorbed influences from Central Asia, Persia, and the Indian subcontinent. This unique blend is reflected in its traditions, folklore, and cuisine. Beyond its architectural and historical treasures, Peshawar invites us to experience the warmth and hospitality of its people. The residents of Peshawar take pride in preserving their cultural heritage, and our exploration of the city allows us to witness this resilience and pride. In Peshawar, every corner reveals a piece of history, and every interaction leaves us with a deeper appreciation for the city's remarkable past and the living traditions that continue to thrive. Overnight Peshawar.
Peshawar - Takht Bhai - Islamabad
Today's journey unfolds as we depart from Peshawar, heading towards Islamabad. Along the way, we pause to explore the magnificent Takht Bhai, an ancient Buddhist site, where intricate architecture and historical significance converge. This UNESCO World Heritage site offers a glimpse into the rich tapestry of the region's past. The memories of our recent Hunza Valley and Karakoram Highway tour are still fresh, with the awe-inspiring landscapes and cultural experiences lingering in our minds. As the road winds its way back to Islamabad, the ever-changing scenery serves as a reflection of Pakistan's diverse beauty. From the towering peaks of the Karakoram Range to the bustling markets of Peshawar, each element contributes to the vibrant mosaic of the country. Our return journey encapsulates the essence of Pakistan, blending history, culture, and natural wonders into a memorable adventure that will stay with us long after we reach Islamabad.