Men & Mountain Tour
The captivating regions of Hunza Valley and Baltistan in northern Pakistan truly stand as masterpieces of nature. Hunza Valley's allure is irresistible, with its snow-capped peaks, vibrant terraced fields, and the timeless charm of traditional stone-built villages. Meanwhile, Baltistan's enchanting beauty is shaped by its majestic mountains, ancient forts, and landscapes steeped in rich history. Travelers are invited to immerse themselves in the tapestry of local cultures, and iconic landmarks like the Baltit Fort and Shigar Fort narrate stories of a bygone era. Culinary adventures in these regions are a delightful exploration of flavors, where culinary delights such as Hunza bread and apricot-infused sweets captivate the taste buds.
For the adventurers among us, these destinations offer a wealth of experiences, from thrilling trekking routes that lead to majestic vistas, to challenging mountaineering endeavors that bring you face to face with the regal peaks. Rock climbing adventures add an extra layer of exhilaration. Serene glacial lakes, including the likes of Attabad and Satpara, mirror the tranquility of these remote hideaways, inviting visitors to pause and reflect on the wonder of the natural world that surrounds them.
|Age: 05- 90 Years
|Best Time: Any
|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.
Arrival - Islamabad Sightseeing
As we embark on our exploration of Islamabad, the city's vibrant energy surrounds us. The majestic Faisal Mosque, one of the largest in the world, stands as an iconic symbol of the city's spiritual and architectural significance. The Lok Virsa Museum opens a cultural gateway, offering a diverse tapestry of Pakistan's heritage and traditions through its exhibits. We ascend to Daman-e-Koh, a scenic viewpoint nestled in the Margalla Hills, providing breathtaking panoramic views of Islamabad's urban expanse and lush green surroundings. The Japanese Garden serves as a tranquil oasis, with meticulously landscaped gardens and serene ponds, offering a peaceful retreat from the city's hustle and bustle. Shakarparian Park, with its expansive spaces and vibrant flora, beckons us to leisurely walks and picnics, providing a serene escape. Our exploration culminates at Rawal Dam, where we can unwind while basking in the natural beauty of the reservoir. The glistening waters against the backdrop of the Margalla Hills create a truly picturesque setting. This day allows us to fully immerse ourselves in Islamabad's vibrant culture, appreciate its architectural marvels, and experience the harmony between urban development and natural landscapes. It's a day of discovery, tranquility, and a deep appreciation of Islamabad's unique attractions. Overnight Islamabad.
Islamabad - Besham
Our journey to Besham unfolds along a picturesque route, guiding us through charming towns like Haripur, Abbottabad, and Mansehra. As we continue our drive on the iconic Karakoram Highway, the majestic River Indus accompanies us, enhancing the scenic beauty of our expedition. Our stop at Batagram allows us to capture the captivating landscapes, immersing ourselves in the natural splendor that envelops us. This day is a harmonious blend of history and nature, leaving us in awe of the breathtaking vistas along the Karakoram Highway. Finally, we conclude our day by settling into our comfortable hotel in Besham, eagerly anticipating the adventures that await us in the days to come. Overnight Besham.
Besham - Gilgit
Our journey from Besham to Gilgit unfolds with a series of breathtaking sights that leave us in awe of nature's grandeur. Our first stop at the Nanga Parbat Viewpoint offers a mesmerizing view of the majestic Nanga Parbat, one of the world's highest peaks, surrounded by stunning landscapes. Continuing our drive along the iconic Karakoram Highway, we are treated to a breathtaking panorama that represents the meeting point of the Karakoram, Himalaya, and Hindu Kush Mountain ranges. This convergence of towering mountains paints a picturesque backdrop, showcasing the raw power and beauty of the natural world. Another incredible sight along our journey is the confluence of the Gilgit River into the mighty Indus River, a spectacular demonstration of the force and harmony of these two powerful water bodies. The Karakoram Highway is adorned with intricately carved rock carvings, offering glimpses into the rich cultural heritage and artistic talents of the region's past civilizations. Finally, we reach Gilgit, a city filled with charm and natural beauty. Its proximity to the stunning mountain ranges makes it an ideal base for further adventures and exploration. As we settle in for the night, we are ready to embrace the wonders of Gilgit and the surrounding landscapes. Overnight Gilgit.
Gilgit - Hunza Karimabad
Leaving Gilgit behind, we embark on a journey towards the enchanting Hunza Valley, tracing the meandering course of the Hunza River. Our first stop brings us to the Rakaposhi viewpoint, where we stand in awe of the sheer magnificence of Rakaposhi Peak. Its snow-capped summit reaches for the sky, creating an unforgettable spectacle. Continuing our drive, we reach Karimabad, the cultural heart of the Hunza Valley. Here, we find our lodging surrounded by the serene beauty of the valley. Karimabad, with its rich history as a bustling hub on the historic Silk Route, offers us a glimpse into the ancient trade and cultural exchanges that once thrived in this region. The day is filled with natural wonders, and Rakaposhi Peak stands out as a breathtaking highlight. The Hunza Valley, with its majestic mountains, lush green valleys, and vibrant local culture, offers a perfect blend of awe-inspiring landscapes and rich historical significance. We immerse ourselves in the tranquility and beauty of the valley, eagerly anticipating the exploration of its hidden treasures in the days ahead. Overnight Hunza Karimabad.
Hunza Valley Sightseeing
In the morning, we embark on a scenic journey to the Hoper Glacier, a natural wonder surrounded by towering peaks such as Ultar, Hunza Dome, Bublimating, Spantik, and Diran. These majestic mountains create an awe-inspiring backdrop to the picturesque town of Karimabad, where the grand Rakaposhi Peak stands tall at an impressive 7,788 meters. Our exploration in Karimabad continues with a visit to the Baltit Fort Museum, where we delve into the rich history and culture of the region. The museum showcases traditional artifacts and offers insights into the local way of life, providing a captivating glimpse into the heritage of Hunza. Furthermore, we have the opportunity to explore the Altit Fort, another architectural marvel that narrates the story of the region's ancient past. As the day draws to a close, we return to Hunza Karimabad, where we can relax and rejuvenate amidst the awe-inspiring Ganash and other towering peaks. The serenity and magnificence of Hunza embrace us, leaving us with cherished memories and a profound connection to this remarkable place. Overnight Hunza Karimabad.
Day Excursion Khunjerab Pass
Embark on an exhilarating excursion to Khunjerab Pass, the highest point on the Karakoram Highway, standing impressively at 4,734 meters above sea level. As we traverse through the charming villages of Gulmit, Passu, and Sost, we are captivated by their cultural richness and captivating charm, offering a deep immersion into the local way of life. The journey is a visual feast, unveiling awe-inspiring landscapes and breathtaking vistas that leave us in sheer awe of nature's grandeur. The mesmerizing Attabad Lake, with its shimmering blue waters mirroring the towering mountains, creates an indelible impression, providing a moment of tranquility amidst this majestic natural setting. Crossing the iconic Hussaini Bridge over the mighty Hunza River adds a thrilling element to our adventure, as we witness the raw power and unmatched beauty of nature firsthand. Returning to Karimabad, we carry cherished memories of Khunjerab Pass, Passu, Attabad Lake, and the Hussaini Bridge, reflecting upon the profound beauty and significance of this remarkable journey. It leaves us with a lasting sense of awe, wonder, and a deep appreciation for the natural wonders of this remarkable region. Overnight Hunza Karimabad.
Hunza Karimabad - Skardu
Leaving behind the enchanting landscapes of Karimabad, we embark on a picturesque journey towards Skardu, savoring the breathtaking sights that unfold before us. Our first stop at the Nanga Parbat View Point treats us to a captivating view of the awe-inspiring Nanga Parbat, leaving us in sheer awe of its grandeur. Continuing our drive, we are privileged to witness the magnificent convergence of the Karakoram, Himalaya, and Hindu Kush Mountain ranges a truly awe-inspiring sight that showcases the unparalleled beauty of nature. The merging of the Gilgit River into the mighty Indus River further accentuates the region's beauty and natural power. As we follow the course of the Indus River, we journey through picturesque villages and traverse rope bridges, providing us with an enriching experience of the region's rich cultural heritage. Our next pause brings us to the serene Kachura Lakes, where we take a moment to immerse ourselves in the tranquil beauty of these mesmerizing lakes, cradled by majestic mountains. Finally, we reach Skardu, where we settle in for the night, eagerly anticipating the wonders that lie ahead in this remarkable region. The journey to Skardu is a harmonious blend of natural splendor, cultural encounters, and unforgettable moments that are bound to stay with us forever. Overnight Skardu.
Skardu - Deosai Plateau - Skardu
Leaving behind the captivating town of Skardu, we embark on an exhilarating journey towards the mesmerizing Deo-Sai plateau. Our ascent is accompanied by the breathtaking beauty of Satpara Lake, where we pause to absorb the serene surroundings and capture awe-inspiring photographs of this pristine landscape. Continuing our drive, we gradually climb to higher altitudes, eventually entering the magnificent Deo-Sai plateau. Known for its vast expanse of rolling grasslands, crystal-clear lakes, and snow-capped peaks, this plateau is a testament to nature's grandeur. Our journey also leads us to a refreshing tea break at the Bara Pani Bridge, allowing us to fully immerse ourselves in the tranquility of the surroundings and rejuvenate our spirits. If weather conditions permit, we aim to reach the stunning Shausar Lake, a hidden gem cradled amidst the majestic mountains. The tranquil beauty of Shausar Lake leaves an indelible mark, offering a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of the world. After fully immersing ourselves in the natural wonders of Deo-Sai, we make our way back to Skardu, carrying cherished memories of the high-altitude landscapes and enchanting lakes that we have had the privilege to explore. This day promises an extraordinary experience as we connect with the untouched beauty of nature, witnessing the vastness of the Deo-Sai plateau and the serenity of its lakes. Overnight Skardu.
Skardu - Shigar Valley
Continuing our journey from Skardu, we direct our course toward the captivating Shigar Valley, celebrated for its breathtaking landscapes and historical riches. Upon crossing the majestic River Indus, we are welcomed by the unique allure of the Cold Desert, a striking contrast of sandy expanses set against the lush green surroundings. Upon entering the fertile Shigar Valley, we embark on a historical sojourn, with ancient sites strewn throughout the region. The old mosque emerges as a testament to the area's cultural heritage, adorned with intricate architectural details and exuding a spiritual ambiance. However, the pinnacle of our day's exploration is our visit to the magnificent Shigar Fort. Here, we step back in time and uncover centuries of history, immersing ourselves in the grandeur of this majestic abode. The fort's remarkable craftsmanship and well-preserved interiors provide a rare glimpse into the lives of Shigar's past rulers. The Shigar Valley is steeped in profound historical significance, and our tour of its mosques and forts leaves us with a deep admiration for the cultural heritage of this remarkable region. This day promises a captivating journey through the annals of time, enveloping us in the beauty and history of the enchanting Shigar Valley. Overnight Shigar.
Shigar Valley - Chilas
Leaving the enchanting Shigar Valley in our wake, we set forth on our return journey toward Chilas. This drive accompanies us alongside the majestic Indus River, unveiling breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. The towering mountains, the rugged terrain, and the glistening river coalesce to craft a stunning backdrop for our voyage. As we make our way, we locate a perfect spot to pause and relish a delightful lunch, rejuvenating our spirits for the remaining stretch of our journey. The scenery is ever-evolving, with each twist in the road revealing fresh vistas of nature's grandeur. Our drive to Chilas is poised to be brimming with awe-inspiring moments, granting us the opportunity to wholly immerse ourselves in the remarkable landscapes that envelop us. Following a day of exploration, we reach Chilas, where comfort and rest await, recharging us for the next leg of our adventure in this breathtaking region. Overnight Chilas.
Chilas - Besham
Our journey persists as we set our course for Besham, our lodging destination for the night. The road unfurls before us, unveiling the staggering beauty of the enveloping landscapes. Towering mountains, lush valleys, and the graceful meandering of the Indus River escort us on this leg of our adventure. Each bend in the road bestows us with panoramic vistas, capturing the very essence of nature's grandeur. The voyage evolves into a sensory delight as we lose ourselves in the serenity and tranquility of our surroundings. The stillness of the landscapes offers a welcoming reprieve from the clamor of our everyday lives. Upon our arrival in Besham, we discover a haven of peace and repose, preparing to re-energize for the forthcoming phase of our exploration. The captivating landscapes continue to beckon, promising further extraordinary sights and experiences that await us in the days ahead. Overnight Besham.
Besham - Taxila - Islamabad - Departure
Our voyage continues from Besham as we make our way to the historically significant city of Taxila, a distinguished UNESCO World Heritage site. Taxila is celebrated for its abundant archaeological treasures, harkening back to the era of the Gandhara civilization and further into antiquity. This city served as a focal point for scholarship, artistry, and commerce, magnetizing scholars and merchants from distant corners of the ancient world. As we venture through Taxila's historical terrain, we are entranced by the ruins and artifacts that narrate tales of its illustrious history. The Julian Monastery stands as a monument to the spiritual teachings of Buddhism, while Sircap reveals the impressive urban planning of its time. Within the confines of the Taxila Museum, we encounter a remarkable collection of sculptures, coins, and pottery, providing insights into the daily lives and creative accomplishments of the ancient inhabitants. The Dharmarajika Stupa, characterized by its architectural grandeur, embodies the religious and cultural significance of the region. Our visit to Taxila is a voyage through time, affording us the opportunity to bask in the cultural heritage and historical eminence of this extraordinary site. It serves as a means to establish a connection with the ancient civilizations that once flourished on this soil, offering a deeper comprehension of the opulence and multiplicity of Pakistan's historical tapestry.