Lahore & Hunza Valley Tour
The tour includes Lahore, Hunza Valley, and the Karakoram Highway promises an unforgettable and diverse experience, combining rich cultural heritage with breathtaking natural landscapes. Here's an outline of what this incredible journey might entail: Explore the grandeur of Mughal architecture at Lahore Fort and Badshahi Mosque, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, showcasing the opulence and artistic brilliance of the Mughal era. Wander through the vibrant streets of Lahore's Old City, where you'll encounter bustling bazaars, historic landmarks, and a lively atmosphere that reflects the city's cultural richness.
Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of Hunza Valley, surrounded by towering peaks, lush valleys, and serene lakes. Visit historical landmarks like Baltit Fort and Altit Fort, offering insights into the rich history and architecture of the Hunza region. Interact with the warm and hospitable locals, gaining insights into their unique traditions, folklore, and way of life. Consider an excursion to Khunjerab Pass, the highest paved international border crossing, offering panoramic views of the Karakoram Range.
Travel along the iconic Karakoram Highway, a marvel of engineering that winds through majestic mountain ranges, providing awe-inspiring views of the Karakoram, Himalayas, and Hindukush. Embarking on this tour ensures a well-rounded exploration, blending the cultural richness of Lahore with the natural wonders of Hunza Valley and the adventure of the Karakoram Highway. It's a journey that promises diversity, authenticity, and memories to last a lifetime
|Age: 05- 90 Years
|Best Time: May - October
|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)
- for 2 persons: 1250 Euro per person
- for 3 persons: 1150 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.
Upon your arrival at Lahore airport, our journey commences with the transfer to your hotel. Our exploration of Lahore unfolds with a visit to the magnificent Lahore Fort, a splendid testament to Mughal architecture. The fort's enchanting Shish Mahal adds a touch of grandeur, showcasing the intricate craftsmanship of the Mughal era. Continuing our journey through Lahore's historical treasures, we proceed to the iconic Badshahi Mosque. This grand mosque has held the title of the world's largest since the 17th century, standing as a symbol of the region's rich cultural and architectural heritage. The old city of Lahore beckons with its vibrant streets and cultural treasures, providing a captivating glimpse into the city's storied past. Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle, where every corner tells a tale of Lahore's rich history. As evening descends, we head to the Wahga Border for an unforgettable experience. The Wahga Border Ceremony, a grand display of military pageantry, unfolds with a handshake between the captains of both countries, followed by a martial and warlike drill. The energy and enthusiasm of the ceremony create lasting memories, marking the end of an eventful day in Lahore. Overnight Lahore.
Our day unfolds with a visit to the enchanting Shalimar Garden, a masterpiece that stands as a symbol of love and joy. The triple-terraced gardens, adorned with marble pavilions, boast exquisite Persian-style architecture, making them among the world's finest gardens. Take a leisurely stroll through the lush greenery and marvel at the intricate design that reflects the grandeur of the Mughal era. Next on our itinerary is Emperor Jahangir's Tomb, a magnificent mausoleum that pays homage to the great emperor. The tomb is a visual delight, adorned with stunning mosaics and intricate inlay work. Surrounded by symmetrical gardens, it offers a serene and captivating atmosphere, inviting contemplation and reflection. Our cultural exploration continues with a visit to the Lahore Museum, a treasure trove of historical artifacts. The museum houses rare manuscript miniatures, Islamic calligraphy, and a diverse collection of artifacts that provide a comprehensive glimpse into the region's rich heritage. Explore the corridors of history, discovering the cultural tapestry that has shaped Lahore and its surroundings. As the day concludes, you'll have immersed yourself in the beauty of Shalimar Garden, the historical significance of Jahangir's Tomb, and the rich cultural heritage preserved within the walls of the Lahore Museum. Overnight Lahore.
Lahore - Rohtas Fort - Islamabad
Continuing our journey, we make our way towards Islamabad, with a captivating stop at the magnificent Rohtas Fort. This historical marvel, built in 1548 during the reign of Sher Shah Suri, is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. As we explore the fort, its imposing defensive walls, monumental gateways, and well-preserved structure reveal the exceptional Muslim military architecture that characterized Central and South Asia during that period. Rohtas Fort holds a significant place in history, known for its strategic importance and the remarkable resilience it demonstrated by never succumbing to forceful conquest. The fort's design and layout are a testament to the military ingenuity of the time, and the UNESCO recognition underscores its cultural and historical significance. As the day draws to a close, we continue our journey towards Islamabad, where we will spend the night. The echoes of Rohtas Fort, with its grandeur and historical tales, accompany us as we reflect on the remarkable sites encountered during our trip. Overnight Islamabad.
Embarking on a day of exploration in Islamabad, we delve into the cultural and natural wonders the city has to offer. Our first stop is the Lok Virsa Museum, a cultural hub where you can immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Pakistan's heritage. The museum provides insights into the diverse traditions, crafts, and lifestyles that shape the nation's identity. Moving on, we ascend to Daman-e-Koh, a scenic viewpoint that unveils panoramic vistas of Islamabad. Here, against the backdrop of the Margalla Hills, you can capture breathtaking views of the city, providing a perfect blend of natural beauty and urban landscape. Our journey continues to the Japanese Garden, a tranquil oasis where you can experience peace and serenity amid beautiful landscapes. The garden offers a serene escape, inviting you to appreciate the harmony between nature and carefully crafted elements. Next, we visit Shakarparian, a park that provides an opportunity for leisurely walks amidst green surroundings. The park's refreshing ambiance and well-maintained landscapes make it an ideal spot for relaxation and appreciation of Islamabad's greenery. Our exploration concludes at Rawal Dam, a picturesque reservoir surrounded by natural beauty. Here, you can unwind, enjoy the serene waters, and take in the scenic views, capping off a day filled with diverse experiences in Islamabad's cultural and natural attractions. Overnight Islamabad.
Islamabad - Naran
As we embark on our journey from Islamabad to Naran, we traverse through a landscape adorned with towns and natural wonders. Passing through Hassan Abdal, Haripur, and Abbottabad, we find ourselves amidst the scenic beauty that characterizes the journey. Our brief pause in Mansehra allows for a moment of reflection before continuing towards Balakot, the gateway to the mesmerizing Kaghan Valley. This town serves as a prelude to the enchanting landscapes that await us. The drive unfolds with breathtaking views, providing glimpses of nature's grandeur at every turn. As we approach Naran, the serene atmosphere and natural splendor surround us, offering a welcome escape into tranquility. This day sets the tone for the adventures that lie ahead in the Kaghan Valley, blending exploration and relaxation as we immerse ourselves in the captivating beauty of the journey. Overnight Naran.
Islamabad - Gilgit
Continuing our journey towards Gilgit, we follow the Kunhar River, passing through picturesque locations such as Batakundi, Jalkhad, and Burwai. Along this route, we encounter the stunning Lulusar Lake, renowned for its sparkling waters, where we take a brief stop to capture memorable photographs. Resuming our drive, we traverse through the summer settlement of Gitidas, gradually ascending towards the majestic Babusar Pass. Positioned at an elevation of 4173 meters, this pass marks the gateway to Gilgit Baltistan and offers breathtaking panoramic views. We take our time at the summit, absorbing the awe-inspiring landscapes that unfold before us.
As we descend from Babusar Pass, the journey to Gilgit unfolds with scenic beauty, providing moments to appreciate the natural wonders. Sightseeing stops at the Nanga Parbat Viewpoint and the confluence of the Karakoram, Himalaya, and Hindukush Mountain ranges add cultural and geographical richness to our exploration. Witnessing the merging of the Gilgit River into the mighty Indus River adds another layer of natural marvel. Arriving in Gilgit, we prepare to spend the night, eager to explore the wonders that await us in this vibrant region in the coming days. Overnight Gilgit.
Gilgit - Hunza Valley
Starting our day in Gilgit, we immerse ourselves in the city's cultural and scenic offerings. Exploring Gilgit's landmarks and experiencing the local culture, we gain insights into the region's history and traditions. Continuing our journey along the Hunza River, we make a significant stop at the Rakaposhi viewpoint to marvel at the grandeur of Rakaposhi peak. The panoramic views of this majestic mountain provide a breathtaking backdrop to our journey. Advancing further, we reach Karimabad, the capital of the enchanting Hunza Valley. In Karimabad, we delve into the region's rich history and heritage by visiting the Baltit Fort Museum and the Altit Fort. These architectural marvels showcase the cultural significance and historical depth of the Hunza Valley, offering a glimpse into its past. As the afternoon unfolds, we drive back to Gilgit, making a short detour to explore the local bazaar. Here, we can absorb the vibrant atmosphere, interact with locals, and perhaps acquire unique souvenirs. The lively bazaar provides a taste of the community's daily life and adds a cultural dimension to our journey. Capping off our day, we return to Karimabad for an overnight stay, surrounded by the stunning beauty of the Hunza Valley. Overnight Karimabad.
Hunza Valley Sightseeing
Embarking on a journey of discovery, we venture into the breathtaking Hoper Valley, where nature unfolds its stunning beauty. The serene atmosphere and picturesque landscapes of Hoper Valley create a tranquil setting for our exploration. Our next stop is the local village of Ganish in Hunza, celebrated for its rich cultural heritage and warm hospitality. Engaging with the locals, we have the opportunity to learn about their traditional way of life, customs, and cultural practices. This immersive experience allows us to connect with the community and appreciate the authenticity of Ganish village. As the afternoon unfolds, we make our way to the Eagles Nest viewpoint, strategically positioned to provide a mesmerizing vantage point for witnessing the glorious sunset over the Hunza Valley. The panoramic vistas, enhanced by the interplay of colors during sunset, create a breathtaking scene that leaves us in awe of the region's majestic landscapes. This day of exploration and cultural immersion promises to create cherished memories, capturing the essence of Hoper Valley, the cultural richness of Ganish village, and the captivating beauty of the sunset at Eagles Nest. Overnight Karimabad.
Karimabad - Khunjerab Pass
Embark on an exhilarating excursion 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, immersing yourself in their captivating charm and cultural richness. The journey unfolds with marvels at every turn, revealing awe-inspiring landscapes and breathtaking vistas that leave an indelible mark on your memory. Witness the mesmerizing Attabad Lake, where sparkling blue waters stretch before your eyes, creating a scene of unparalleled beauty. The lake's enchanting allure leaves a lasting impression, inviting reflection on the profound wonders of nature. Cross the iconic Hussiani Bridge, an exhilarating feat over the mighty Hunza River. The bridge stands as a testament to engineering prowess and offers a thrilling experience against the backdrop of the stunning Hunza landscape. As you return to Karimabad, carry with you cherished memories of Khunjerab Pass, the picturesque villages of Passu and Gulmit, the enchanting Attabad Lake, and the daring crossing of the Hussaini Bridge. Reflect upon the profound beauty and significance of this remarkable journey, leaving you with a sense of awe and wonder that only the Karakoram region can inspire. Overnight Karimabad.
Hunza Valley - Chilas
Our journey today takes us from Karimabad to Chilas, a route filled with captivating sights and cultural treasures. We begin by exploring Gilgit city, immersing ourselves in its vibrant atmosphere and unique blend of tradition and modernity. The Nanga Parbat Viewpoint provides a stunning backdrop as we make our way towards Chilas. En route, we encounter the mesmerizing rock carvings along the Karakoram Highway, each carving telling tales of ancient travelers and the region's historical significance. The landscapes transition from the majestic peaks of Gilgit to the rugged beauty of Chilas, creating a visual symphony that keeps us enthralled. As we approach Chilas, the Indus River accompanies us, adding to the scenic charm of the journey. The day is a harmonious blend of exploration, cultural immersion, and the raw beauty of northern Pakistan, leaving us with indelible memories. Overnight Chilas.
Chilas - Besham
Embarking on our return journey from Chilas to Besham, we traverse through majestic landscapes that have witnessed the passage of time. Along the way, we encounter the mesmerizing rock carvings that adorn the region, each telling a silent tale of the past. These ancient carvings depict a tapestry of symbols, animals, and cultural elements, serving as a visual archive of the rich history and heritage that has shaped the area. As we marvel at the intricate details and craftsmanship of these rock carvings, we are transported to an era when ancient civilizations left their mark on the canvas of time. The enigmatic symbols speak of stories untold, adding layers of depth to the journey. Continuing our drive, we are immersed in the natural beauty that surrounds usâ€”towering mountains standing as silent sentinels and the flowing Indus River weaving its course through the rugged terrain. The return to Besham signifies the culmination of this remarkable adventure, leaving us with cherished memories of the breathtaking landscapes and the intriguing rock carvings that became waypoints in our journey through the heart of history and nature. Overnight Besham.
Besham - Islamabad
As we bid farewell to the scenic landscapes that have been our companions, our journey back to Islamabad becomes a reflective passage. The memories of our experiences during this trip linger, creating a tapestry of moments that will forever be etched in our minds. The road ahead unfolds, revealing charming towns and villages, each with its unique character and charm. The diverse terrains we traverse, from the lush green valleys to the rugged mountainous regions, showcase the varied beauty of the land we explored. Each turn in the road brings a blend of nostalgia for the places we visited and anticipation for what lies ahead. The journey back to Islamabad becomes a contemplative time, allowing us to reflect on the adventures we embarked upon and the connections we made. As we approach the bustling city, we carry with us the memories of the natural wonders and cultural treasures that enriched our exploration. The return marks the end of this remarkable journey, leaving us with a sense of fulfillment and a deep appreciation for the enchanting land we had the privilege to discover.