Karakoram Highway Tour
This extraordinary expedition along the legendary Karakoram Highway is renowned as one of the world's most breathtaking routes. This journey will take you through awe-inspiring landscapes, leading to the idyllic Hunza Valley, celebrated for its majestic mountains and vibrant local culture. As you venture forward, you'll have the opportunity to explore the charming town of Gilgit, steeped in history and brimming with captivating local traditions. The history of this region will come alive through your experiences. The awe-inspiring Khunjerab Pass, the highest border crossing globally, will be a pivotal moment on your journey. Here, you'll be treated to mesmerizing vistas of snow-capped peaks that seem to touch the heavens. Your exploration continues with a visit to the enchanting village of Passu, where the iconic Cathedral Peaks stand as a testament to nature's grandeur. The beauty of this place is nothing short of magical.
One of the highlights of your trip will be the serene Attabad Lake, with its crystal-clear turquoise waters cradled by towering mountains. The landscape's sheer magnificence will leave you in awe. Throughout this journey, you'll experience unforgettable moments, from the majesty of nature's grandeur to the warmth of local hospitality. The Karakoram Highway and the Hunza Valley, with their treasures and wonders, promise an adventure that will stay with you for a lifetime
|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.
Arrival - Islamabad Sightseeing
Upon your arrival at Islamabad airport, we extend a warm welcome and ensure a seamless transfer to your hotel, setting the stage for a comfortable and enjoyable journey. Today, we embark on a full-day exploration of Islamabad, starting with a visit to the Lok Virsa Museum. Here, you'll have the chance to immerse yourself in Pakistan's rich culture and heritage, as the museum showcases traditional art, crafts, and music, providing a deep cultural experience. Our journey continues to Daman-e-Koh, a picturesque viewpoint nestled in the Margalla Hills, offering breathtaking panoramic vistas of Islamabad. The stunning views of the cityscape and the surrounding natural beauty will undoubtedly leave you in awe. Next, we'll visit the Japanese Garden, a tranquil oasis where you can relax amidst serene landscapes, vibrant flowers, and meandering streams, offering a peaceful escape from the city's hustle and bustle. Our exploration takes us to Shakarparian, a park known for its lush greenery and sweeping views of the city. Here, you can enjoy leisurely walks, have a delightful picnic, or simply unwind amidst the serene surroundings. Our final stop will be Rawal Dam, a picturesque reservoir surrounded by stunning views. You can take a tranquil lakeside stroll, indulge in boating, or simply revel in the natural beauty of the area. Throughout the day, our experienced guide will provide valuable insights into the history, culture, and significance of each place, ensuring an informative and enjoyable experience. At the end of this fulfilling day, we'll transfer you back to your hotel, allowing you to reflect on the beauty and diversity of Islamabad's attractions and the enriching experiences you've encountered. Overnight Islamabad.
Islamabad - Taxila - Besham
Today, we embark on an early morning journey from Islamabad, setting our sights on the scenic drive to Besham. Our route takes us through the charming towns and picturesque landscapes of Haripur, Abbottabad, and Mansehra, offering glimpses of the region's natural beauty and local culture. A highlight of our journey is a visit to Taxila, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its archaeological treasures and its connection to the ancient Gandhara civilization. Here, we'll delve into history and explore the remnants of this rich civilization, gaining a deeper understanding of its significance. Continuing our drive, we'll join the iconic Karakoram Highway, a renowned road that follows the mighty River Indus. This route treats us to breathtaking views of towering mountains and the winding river, creating a stunning backdrop for our journey. A scenic photo stop at Batagram will allow us to capture the beauty of the landscape and the tranquility of the surroundings, preserving these memorable moments. Our day concludes as we reach Besham and check into our hotel. This peaceful town provides a comfortable haven for relaxation and rejuvenation after a day of exploration. It's the perfect place to rest and recharge for the adventures that await us in the coming days. This day is a harmonious blend of history, natural beauty, and cultural exploration, offering a glimpse into the ancient civilization of Taxila and the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Karakoram Highway. Overnight Besham.
Besham - Gilgit
Leaving Besham in our rearview, our journey to Gilgit continues, a city celebrated for its captivating blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage. Along the way, our first stop is the Nanga Parbat View Point, where the mighty "Killer Mountain" - Nanga Parbat - comes into view, an awe-inspiring spectacle that reminds us of nature's grandeur. As we venture further, we are treated to a magnificent sight: the convergence of the Karakoram, Himalaya, and Hindu Kush Mountain ranges. This panorama leaves us breathless, a reminder of the earth's majestic forces at play. Our journey unfolds as we witness the majestic confluence of the Gilgit River merging into the Indus River, a powerful and mesmerizing spectacle of nature's artistry. Throughout our exploration along the Karakoram Highway, ancient rock carvings emerge, revealing the rich history and cultural tapestry of the region. These intricate carvings, a testament to the artistic skills of ancient civilizations, remind us of the vibrant past that once thrived in this land. Finally, we arrive in Gilgit, a vibrant city embraced by towering mountains and embraced by breathtaking landscapes. Here, we will spend the night, immersing ourselves in the local culture and savoring the remarkable beauty of this city. It's a journey that marries nature's splendor with the echoes of history and the warmth of local hospitality. Overnight Gilgit.
Gilgit - Hunza Karimabad
Continuing our journey towards the alluring Hunza Valley, we follow the meandering Hunza River, as the landscapes become increasingly captivating. Our first stop is at the Rakaposhi viewpoint, where the grandeur of Rakaposhi Peak, one of the region's highest mountains, unfolds before us. Its towering presence against the valley's backdrop is a sight to behold, evoking a sense of wonder. As we continue our drive, we reach Karimabad, the vibrant capital of the Hunza Valley, nestled harmoniously amidst the mountains. This charming town offers a harmonious blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage. Upon arriving, we check into our hotel and embrace the tranquility that envelops this enchanting valley. Karimabad's significance is not only in its breathtaking surroundings but in its historical role as a vital stop along the ancient Silk Route. Once a bustling hub for trade and cultural exchange, Karimabad's rich heritage is deeply rooted in its architecture, traditions, and the warm hospitality of its locals. This day provides us with an opportunity to witness the majestic beauty of Rakaposhi Peak and to delve into the historical legacy of the Silk Route. As we immerse ourselves in the charm and serenity of the Hunza Valley, we're transported back in time while reveling in the modern-day wonder of this remarkable destination. Overnight Hunza Karimabad.
Hunza Valley Sightseeing
In the morning, our journey unfolds with a scenic drive leading us to the remarkable Hoper Glacier, a true natural wonder enveloped by renowned peaks such as Ultar, Hunza Dome, Bublimating, Spantik, and Diran. These towering mountains create a breathtaking backdrop to the picturesque town of Karimabad, where the majestic Rakaposhi Peak, standing prominently at 7,788 meters, commands attention. Our exploration of Karimabad extends as we visit the Baltit Fort Museum, an enriching experience that immerses us in the history and culture of the Hunza region. Here, a remarkable collection of artifacts, traditional crafts, and exhibits provide deep insights into the heritage and traditions of the area. Our journey of discovery continues with a visit to the Altit Fort, another architectural gem that showcases the ancient traditions and architectural prowess of Hunza. As we explore these magnificent sites, we are reminded of the rich cultural tapestry that makes this region so special. As the day comes to a close, we return to Karimabad, surrounded by the awe-inspiring peaks of Ganash and other towering mountains. The serene beauty and tranquility of the surroundings set the stage for a peaceful night's stay, allowing us to fully appreciate the natural wonders and cultural richness of the enchanting Hunza Valley. Overnight Hunza Karimabad.
Karimabad - Khunjerab Pass - Karimabad
Our thrilling excursion takes us to the breathtaking Khunjerab Pass, the highest point along the Karakoram Highway, soaring at an impressive 4,734 meters. As we journey to this remarkable destination, we pass through the charming villages of Gulmit, Passu, and Sost, each with its unique cultural allure, giving us a glimpse into the local way of life. The landscapes that unfold before us are nothing short of awe-inspiring, with towering peaks, expansive glaciers, and dramatic valleys creating a truly majestic backdrop. One of the highlights of our adventure is the mesmerizing Attabad Lake, where its sparkling blue waters stand in striking contrast to the rugged mountains that encircle it. Our journey adds an exhilarating element as we cross the iconic Hussaini Bridge over the mighty Hunza River, a moment that will be etched in our memories. The return to Karimabad is accompanied by a profound sense of awe and wonder, as we reflect on the profound beauty and cultural treasures, we have encountered in the mesmerizing Hunza Valley. This journey is a testament to the grandeur of nature and the enduring traditions of the region. Overnight Hunza Karimabad.
Karimabad - Besham
As we continue our journey towards Besham, we are entranced by the beauty of the Indus River, accompanying us like a lifeline that has sustained civilizations for centuries. The majestic river, with its glistening waters, instills a sense of tranquility as we travel alongside it on the Karakoram Highway (KKH). The KKH, a testament to human engineering, meanders through the rugged terrain, gifting us with breathtaking vistas of towering mountains, verdant valleys, and cascading waterfalls. The untamed splendor of the region humbles us, emphasizing the power and grandeur of nature. In this serene environment, we feel a deep connection with the moment, enveloped by a sense of calm and introspection. Our journey to Besham is a profound immersion into the awe-inspiring landscapes that envelop us, leaving us with a profound appreciation for the wonders of the natural world. This is a voyage into the heart of untamed beauty, and it leaves an indelible mark on our souls. Overnight Besham.
Besham - Swat Valley- Peshawar
Today, our journey transports us to the mesmerizing Swat Valley, a region celebrated for its rich history, cultural significance, and breathtaking natural beauty. Often dubbed the "Switzerland of the East," Swat Valley is a repository of ancient civilizations, most notably the Gandhara civilization, which has bequeathed to us remarkable archaeological sites and Buddhist relics. Our drive through the valley reveals itself as a majestic spectacle with snow-capped mountains, verdant meadows, and pristine streams meandering through the landscape. The valley's enchanting allure, adorned with blooming orchards and terraced fields, unfurls a captivating panorama that captivates all our senses. Swat's peaceful ambiance and serene surroundings provide an idyllic respite from the daily hustle and bustle, inviting us to unwind and reconnect with nature. Swat Valley stands as a testament to the profound cultural heritage and the awe-inspiring natural wonders that Pakistan has to offer. Our journey through this enchanting land leaves us with cherished memories of its remarkable beauty and cultural significance. Overnight Peshawar.
Today, our exploration leads us into the cultural treasures of Peshawar, a city steeped in history. We begin our journey at the iconic Qissa Khwani Bazaar, where we become part of its lively ambiance and historical significance, immersing ourselves in the sights and sounds of this vibrant marketplace. Our next stop takes us to the Peshawar Museum, a repository of ancient artifacts that provides a fascinating window into the diverse heritage of the region. We wander through Sethi Street, admiring the stunning architecture and indulging in local shops that proudly display traditional crafts. As we begin our return journey to Islamabad, we make a pause at the majestic Takht Bhai Monastery, a living testament to the rich Buddhist history that once thrived in this land. The drive back offers us a moment of reflection on our cultural and historical encounters, leaving us with a profound appreciation for Peshawar's unique heritage and its vibrant, multicultural tapestry. Peshawar, with its ancient landmarks and lively markets, has granted us a captivating glimpse into the rich history and traditions of Pakistan. Overnight Peshawar.
Our journey back to Islamabad includes a stop at the impressive Takht-i-Bahi Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This ancient Buddhist complex, with roots dating back to the 1st century AD, serves as a testament to the rich cultural and religious history of the region. Upon our return to Islamabad, we have the privilege to explore some of the city's iconic landmarks. The Faisal Mosque, an architectural marvel and one of the world's largest mosques, stands as a symbol of grace and grandeur. Nearby, the Pakistan Monument, with its striking design symbolizing the country's unity, adds another layer of significance to our visit. For a deeper insight into Pakistan's diverse heritage, the Lok Virsa Museum welcomes us with its fascinating collection of traditional art, crafts, and artifacts, allowing us to connect with the cultural tapestry of the nation. Exploring these remarkable landmarks and museums provides us with a glimpse into the multifaceted cultural heritage of Pakistan and leaves us with a profound sense of admiration and appreciation for the country's rich history and traditions.