Sand & Snow Tour
Pakistan's rich historical tapestry is a testament to the diverse threads of civilizations and cultures that have shaped the region over millennia: Dating back to 2600 BCE, the Indus Valley Civilization left behind iconic sites like Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa, showcasing advanced urban planning and craftsmanship. Gandhara became a hub of Buddhist art, blending Greek, Persian, and local influences. Its sculptures and artifacts reflect a unique fusion of cultures. Islamic history flourished with the arrival of Arab traders, and dynasties like the Delhi Sultanate and Mughal Empire rose to power. Their architectural and cultural legacies can still be seen in places like Lahore Fort and Badshahi Mosque. The era of the Sikh Empire marked the growth of Sikhism, and numerous Gurdwaras stand as a testament to this period of religious and cultural significance.
The British colonial rule brought administrative changes and played a significant role in fostering the Pakistan movement for a separate homeland. Independence: In 1947, Pakistan emerged as an independent nation, bearing the imprints of these historical chapters in its architecture, religious sites, and diverse populace. This has created a vibrant cultural mosaic that reflects the nation's rich and diverse heritage. The historical layers of Pakistan's past have left an indelible mark on its cultural, architectural, and religious landscapes, making it a captivating destination for those interested in exploring the depths of history and heritage.
|Age: 05- 90 Years
|Best Time: September - October
|Cost: 2850 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: 1650 Euro per person
- for 3 persons: 1600 Euro per person
- for 4 persons: 1550 Euro per person
- for 5 persons: 1400 Euro per person
- for 6 persons: 1250 Euro per person
- for 8 persons: 1100 Euro per person
- for 10 persons:1000 Euro per person
Prices for more than 10 persons are available on request.
Arrival - Karachi Sightseeing
Upon arrival at Karachi's Quaid-e-Azam Airport, we will ensure your comfortable transfer to a carefully chosen hotel. After settling in, we embark on a short panoramic tour of the city, taking in its vibrant atmosphere and exploring its rich history and culture. Our itinerary for the day includes: Our first stop is the iconic mausoleum dedicated to Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the revered founder of Pakistan. This visit allows us to pay homage to his legacy and contributions. We continue our exploration with a visit to the Masjid-i Toba Mosque, where we can appreciate its architectural beauty and spiritual tranquility. This bustling marketplace offers a glimpse of Karachi's daily life and vibrant trade culture. It's an opportunity to immerse ourselves in the local atmosphere and perhaps indulge in some shopping. We'll explore the Mohatta Palace, an architectural marvel that reflects the fusion of Islamic and European styles. Its intricate designs and historical significance make it a captivating stop. National Museum provides insights into Pakistan's rich cultural and historical heritage, with a diverse collection of artifacts and exhibits. Reminiscent of renowned covered markets, the Bohri Bazaar offers a local shopping experience. We can explore its stalls and perhaps find unique souvenirs. To complete the day, we'll unwind at the popular Clifton Beach, where we can enjoy the sight of colorful camels and appreciate the coastal beauty of Karachi. This panoramic tour ensures that you experience the essence of Karachi, from its historical landmarks to its vibrant markets and cultural richness. It's a perfect introduction to the city's diverse offerings. Overnight Karachi.
Karachi - Thatta - Hyderabad
Next, we proceed to the historical Makli Necropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its vast expanse is adorned with ornate tombs and mausoleums, reflecting the architectural splendor of bygone eras. As we explore this site, we gain insights into the region's diverse history and cultural heritage. Continuing our journey, we arrive at Thatta Mosque, an impressive masterpiece commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. The mosque's remarkable blue glazed tile work is a sight to behold, and it serves as a testament to its preservation over the years. This visit provides an opportunity to admire the fusion of art and history. To conclude our day's adventures, we find comfort and relaxation at Hotel Indus in Hyderabad, ensuring a pleasant stay and a chance to reflect on the cultural and historical richness of the sites we've explored. Overnight Hyderabad.
Hyderabad - Sehwan - Larkana
Our journey from Hyderabad continues as we arrive in Bhit Shah, a place of great cultural and spiritual significance. Here, we encounter the awe-inspiring shrine of the renowned Sufi saint, Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai. This architectural marvel is a tribute to the beloved poet and musician, drawing visitors from far and wide to pay their respects and immerse themselves in the saint's teachings and legacy. Continuing our expedition, we proceed to Sehwan, a city known for its captivating shrine dedicated to Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, another revered Sufi saint. The mausoleum of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar is a sight to behold, bustling with devotees from various backgrounds. The vibrant and spiritually charged atmosphere is a testament to the saint's universal appeal and the cultural richness of the region. As the day draws to a close, we settle in for the night at Hotel Sambara, where we can reflect on the day's experiences and immerse ourselves further in the rich cultural heritage and mysticism that characterizes this part of Pakistan. Overnight Larkana.
Larkana - Mohenjo-Daro - Sukkur
Our journey takes us to the ancient city of Mohenjo-Daro, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a significant center of the Indus Civilization. Here, we delve into the mysteries of this historical marvel, uncovering the remains of a once-thriving civilization. As we explore the well-preserved ruins, we gain insights into the daily life and urban planning of this ancient city, deepening our understanding of its significance. Continuing our exploration, we make our way to Sukkur, with a captivating stopover to visit the magnificent Kot Diji Fort. This grand fortress, built by the Talpurs in the 18th century, stands proudly atop a hill, commanding panoramic views of the surrounding area. Our visit allows us to immerse ourselves in the rich history and architectural splendor of the fort, connecting with the cultural heritage of the region. As the day comes to a close, we settle in for the night at Hotel One Sukkur, ready and eager for further adventures in this culturally significant region, enriched by the historical and architectural wonders we've encountered. Overnight Sukkur.
Sukkur - Uch Sharif - Bahawalpur
Our journey leads us to the historic city of Bahawalpur, a place that was once a princely state renowned for its rich cultural heritage. En route to Bahawalpur, we visit Uch Sharif, an ancient city with a history believed to have been established by Alexander the Great. Over the centuries, Uch Sharif flourished as an Islamic center, attracting Muslim scholars seeking refuge and becoming a hub of spirituality and mysticism. Today, we have the opportunity to witness the remnants of its glorious past, exploring its historical significance. Upon reaching Bahawalpur, we settle into Hotel One, where we can relax and prepare to explore the city's captivating attractions. Our stay in Bahawalpur promises to be a journey into the intriguing history and cultural significance of this region, providing us with insights into its princely past and the enduring traditions that define it. Overnight Bahawalpur.
Excursion Derawar Fort
Today, we embark on an exciting excursion to Derawar Fort, an awe-inspiring square fortress with a history dating back to the 9th century. As we explore the massive structure of the fort, its grandeur leaves a lasting impression, and we immerse ourselves in the historical significance of this architectural marvel. Our journey continues as we visit the Tomb of Nawabs and Shahi Mosque, where we witness the intricate and captivating architectural designs that are a testament to Bahawalpur's heritage and cultural richness. Our exploration of Bahawalpur leads us to the Sadiq Garh Palace, a magnificent palace that showcases the regal heritage of the region, allowing us to step back in time and appreciate the opulence of the Nawabs. In Bahawalpur, we are enchanted by the elegance of Noor Mahal, a remarkable Italian-style building adorned with picturesque lawns and driveways. Our stay at Hotel One Bahawalpur ensures a comfortable and memorable experience as we immerse ourselves in the cultural richness of the city, leaving us with lasting memories of its historical and architectural treasures. Overnight Bahawalpur.
Bahawalpur - Multan Sightseeing
Today, we embark on a journey to Multan, a city known as the "City of Saints" due to its remarkable concentration of tombs of saints and Sufis. Multan is one of the oldest surviving cities in Southwest Asia and has a rich history intertwined with the sub-continent. Throughout the centuries, Multan has witnessed invasions and rule by various empires, including those of Alexander the Great, the Mughals, and the British, all vying for control of this strategically important city. Our exploration of Multan takes us to its magnificent mausoleums and shrines, which showcase the city's rich spiritual and cultural heritage. The influence of Sufi mystics in the 11th and 12th centuries has left an indelible mark on Multan, making it a unique and spiritually significant destination. Our stay at Hotel One Multan ensures a comfortable and enjoyable experience as we delve into the cultural tapestry of this historic city, where history, spirituality, and tradition converge to create a captivating and enriching journey. Overnight Multan
Multan - Nankana Sahib - Lahore
Our journey continues with a significant stop at Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of Baba Guru Nanak Dev Sahib in Pakistan. This sacred place is of immense religious and historical importance, closely associated with the glorious Sikh empire of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Nankana Sahib is a spiritual hub with various Gurdwaras, each holding its unique significance. These Gurdwaras are symbols of peace and harmony, spreading the teachings of all Ten Gurus who advocated against the tyrant rulers of their time. Pilgrims from around the world flock to these holy sites to seek spiritual enlightenment, engage in religious meditation, and pay their respects. After our exploration of Nankana Sahib, we proceed to Lahore, where we'll enjoy an overnight stay. This respite provides an opportunity to rest and prepare for further exploration of Lahore, a vibrant and culturally rich city. Overnight Lahore.
Our exploration of Lahore begins with a visit to the magnificent Lahore Fort, an architectural masterpiece that stands as a testament to the grandeur of Mughal design. Within its walls, we'll discover the exquisite Shish Mahal, or the Hall of Mirrors, adorned with intricate mirror work. We then proceed to the iconic Badshahi Mosque, a historic marvel that has held the title of the world's largest mosque since the 17th century. Its awe-inspiring beauty and spiritual ambiance will leave us in awe. Next, we'll venture into the bustling old city of Lahore, where we'll stroll through its narrow lanes, immersing ourselves in the city's cultural heritage and storied past. The colorful bazaars, ancient landmarks, and authentic local cuisine will offer a sensory delight. As the day winds down, we'll head to the Wahga Border to witness the captivating Wahga Border Ceremony. This electrifying event starts with a symbolic handshake between the captains of both India and Pakistan and unfolds into a spirited display of martial drills and flag-lowering, creating an atmosphere of national pride and patriotism that will leave an indelible mark on our memories. Overnight Lahore.
Our day commences with a visit to the enchanting Shalimar Garden, a symbol of love and joy. These beautifully designed triple-terraced gardens adorned with marble pavilions showcase the exquisite Persian-style architecture and are considered among the world's finest gardens. We'll have the opportunity to explore its stunning layout and historical significance. Our next stop is Emperor Jahangir's Tomb, a magnificent mausoleum adorned with stunning mosaics and intricate inlay work. Surrounded by serene symmetrical gardens, it offers a tranquil and captivating atmosphere. We'll appreciate the architectural splendor and historical significance of this site. We then proceed to the Lahore Museum, a treasure trove of cultural and historical artifacts. The museum features rare manuscript miniatures, Islamic calligraphy, sculptures, and more, providing a comprehensive glimpse into the region's rich heritage and history. As the day comes to a close, we'll conclude our exploration and head for an overnight stay in Lahore, cherishing the memories of our journey and the cultural richness we've experienced. Overnight Lahore.
Lahore - Rohtas Fort - Islamabad
Continuing our journey, we drive towards Islamabad, with a captivating stopover at the magnificent Rohtas Fort en route. Built in 1548 during the reign of Sher Shah Suri, this UNESCO World Heritage site stands as a testament to the exceptional Muslim military architecture of Central and South Asia. The fort's imposing defensive walls, monumental gateways, and well-preserved structure showcase its historical significance. Notably, Rohtas Fort has a remarkable history of resilience, having never been conquered by force. This fact adds to the awe-inspiring nature of the fort and the historical importance it holds. As the day comes to an end, we retreat to Islamabad for an overnight stay, where we can reflect on the grandeur and resilience witnessed throughout our journey, from the historical sites we've explored to the cultural richness we've encountered. Overnight Islamabad.
Islamabad - Taxila - Besham
We kick start our day early and set out on a picturesque drive towards Besham. Our journey takes us through a route that includes Haripur, Abbottabad, and Mansehra, each offering charming landscapes and glimpses into local life. One of the highlights of this day is a visit to Taxila, a UNESCO World Heritage site that holds immense archaeological significance. Taxila was once a major center of learning and played a vital role in the Gandhara civilization, which has left a rich cultural legacy. Our exploration of Taxila allows us to delve into its historical and educational importance. Continuing our journey, we drive along the iconic Karakoram Highway, which follows the mighty River Indus. The route provides breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and the meandering river, creating a picturesque backdrop for our travels. We'll take a scenic photo stop at Batagram, where we can capture the beauty of the landscape and appreciate the serenity of the surroundings. Finally, we reach Besham and check into our hotel. Besham offers a comfortable resting place, allowing us to recharge for the adventures that lie ahead. This day is a perfect blend of history, natural beauty, and cultural exploration, offering insights into the ancient civilization of Taxila and the stunning landscapes along the Karakoram Highway. Overnight Besham.
Besham - Chilas - Gilgit
Our journey from Besham to Gilgit is a remarkable one, filled with breathtaking sights and cultural richness. We embark on a scenic drive, and along the way, we're treated to remarkable vistas. Our first stop is the Nanga Parbat Viewpoint, where we can take in the majestic beauty of the world's ninth-highest mountain, Nanga Parbat. The awe-inspiring sight of this iconic peak surrounded by rugged terrain is a testament to the grandeur of nature. As we continue our drive, we reach the confluence of three mighty mountain ranges the Karakoram, Himalaya, and Hindu Kush. This unique meeting point of mountain ranges creates a stunning panorama, and we have the opportunity to witness the convergence of these formidable geological features. Furthermore, we're greeted by the confluence of the Gilgit River as it merges into the Indus River. This natural phenomenon is not only a visual delight but also an essential aspect of the region's hydrology. The journey along the Karakoram Highway is adorned with rock carvings, which showcase the ancient art and heritage of the region. These intricate carvings tell tales of the people who have traversed this land over the centuries, adding a deeper layer of cultural significance to the already awe-inspiring landscape. Finally, we reach Gilgit, where we'll spend the night, immersed in the charm and beauty of this vibrant city. This day is a perfect blend of natural wonders, cultural heritage, and the grandeur of the Karakoram Highway. Overnight Gilgit.
Gilgit - Hunza Karimabad
Our journey from Gilgit to the captivating Hunza Valley is a mesmerizing one as we trace the path of the scenic Hunza River. Along the way, we have the opportunity to make a stop at the Rakaposhi viewpoint, a place of awe and grandeur. At the Rakaposhi viewpoint, we can stand in admiration of the grandeur of Rakaposhi Peak. This majestic mountain stands tall in all its glory, with its snow-covered peaks and rugged terrain. It's a sight that leaves a lasting impression and allows us to truly appreciate the majesty of the natural world. Continuing our drive, we arrive in Karimabad, the capital of the Hunza Valley. Here, we check into our hotel and immerse ourselves in the beauty and tranquility of this enchanting valley. Karimabad has a rich history, once serving as an important stop on the historic Silk Route, carrying with it the echoes of ancient trade and cultural exchange. It's a place where history and nature converge to create an unforgettable experience. This day offers a perfect blend of natural wonders, with Rakaposhi Peak as a highlight, and a glimpse into the rich historical significance of the Silk Route that passed through this region. It's a journey that resonates with the grandeur of the mountains and the echoes of the past. Overnight Hunza Karimabad.
Hunza Valley Sightseeing
Bublimating, Spantik, and Diran. The backdrop of these majestic peaks creates a breathtaking landscape for the picturesque town of Karimabad, where Rakaposhi Peak, standing tall at 7,788 meters, dominates the skyline. As we explore the Karimabad region, we visit the Baltit Fort Museum, allowing us to immerse ourselves in the rich history and culture of the area. The Baltit Fort itself is a stunning architectural marvel that stands as a testament to the heritage of Hunza, and we have the opportunity to explore its intricacies. Our day concludes as we return to Hunza Karimabad for a peaceful night's stay. The surrounding landscape, with towering peaks like Ganash, enhances the natural beauty of Hunza and ensures that we are immersed in the grandeur of this remarkable region. This day offers a perfect blend of natural wonders, historical significance, and cultural immersion. Overnight Hunza Karimabad.
Day Excursion Khunjerab Pass
Embark on a thrilling excursion to Khunjerab Pass, the highest point on the Karakoram Highway, standing at an impressive 4,734 meters above sea level. As you journey through this breathtaking landscape, you'll traverse charming villages like Gulmit, Passu, and Sost, each offering a glimpse into their captivating charm and cultural richness. The awe-inspiring landscapes and breathtaking vistas that unfold before your eyes are sure to leave a lasting impression. Witness the mesmerizing Attabad Lake with its sparkling blue waters, creating a stark contrast against the rugged mountains that surround it. One of the exhilarating highlights of this journey is crossing the iconic Hussaini Bridge, a remarkable feat as you navigate over the mighty Hunza River. Your return to Karimabad will be filled with cherished memories of Khunjerab Pass, the charming villages of Gulmit, Passu, and Sost, the striking Attabad Lake, and the heart-pounding adventure of crossing the Hussaini Bridge. This remarkable journey will inspire a sense of awe and wonder, leaving you with profound beauty and significance to reflect upon. Overnight Hunza Karimabad.
Hunza Karimabad - Besham
Your journey towards Besham is a captivating experience as the majestic Indus River flows alongside, a timeless witness to the region's rich history. The Karakoram Highway (KKH) acts as our guide through this rugged terrain, presenting us with awe-inspiring vistas of towering mountains, verdant valleys, and challenging landscapes. The KKH, a remarkable feat of engineering, serves as our pathway to adventure, linking us with distant lands and offering a journey through untamed natural beauty. Amidst this pristine wilderness, we are humbled by the sheer magnificence of the world around us. The serene landscapes, with their quiet grandeur, envelop us, serving as a reminder of the profound tranquility that nature can provide. As you voyage to Besham, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the grandeur of the landscape and form a deeper connection with the raw, unspoiled beauty of the region. This journey promises to be a memorable exploration of nature's splendor and the region's compelling history. Overnight Besham.
Besham - Swat Valley - Peshawar
Our journey leads us to the enchanting Swat Valley, often referred to as the "Switzerland of the East." Steeped in history, Swat has been a cradle for ancient civilizations, most notably the Gandhara civilization, which has left behind intricate archaeological sites and Buddhist relics. The cultural richness of this region shines through its vibrant traditions, folklore, and exquisite handicrafts, reflecting the artistic prowess of local communities. As we traverse the picturesque landscapes of Swat, the snow-capped peaks, verdant meadows, and pristine streams combine to create a mesmerizing tableau. The valley's natural splendor, with its blossoming orchards and terraced fields, offers a captivating panorama that invites relaxation and rejuvenation. Swat's serene environment serves as the perfect backdrop for connecting with both the echoes of history and the magnificence of nature, ensuring an enriching and awe-inspiring experience. Your journey through Swat promises a deep exploration of culture, history, and the breathtaking beauty of the region. Overnight Peshawar.
Our exploration of Peshawar begins with a visit to the magnificent Mohabat Khan Mosque, an architectural gem adorned with intricate detailing that reflects the city's Islamic heritage. We then dive into the bustling Qissa Khwani Bazaar, a historic marketplace bursting with colorful shops and lively street scenes, offering an immersive experience into Peshawar's vibrant trading culture. Sethi Street enchants us with its heritage buildings, showcasing the city's architectural splendor. Peshawar's multicultural heritage, shaped by the rise and fall of powerful empires, presents a rich mosaic of traditions, stories, and culinary delights. Situated at the crossroads of ancient trade routes, the city has absorbed influences from Central Asia, Persia, and the Indian subcontinent, making it a cultural melting pot. By exploring Peshawar, we journey into its captivating history and connect with its welcoming locals who preserve their heritage with pride. Our time in Peshawar promises to be a delightful immersion into the city's rich tapestry of culture, history, and traditions. Overnight Peshawar.
Peshawar - Takht Bhai - Islamabad - Departure
As we journey back to Islamabad, we have the opportunity to visit the impressive Takht-i-Bahi Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This ancient Buddhist complex dates back to the 1st century AD and showcases the rich cultural and religious history of the region. Upon reaching Islamabad, we can explore some iconic landmarks such as the Faisal Mosque, a magnificent symbol of Islamic architecture and one of the largest mosques in the world. We can also visit the Pakistan Monument, a striking tribute to the country's independence and cultural diversity. For a deeper insight into Pakistan's heritage, the Lok Virsa Museum offers a fascinating collection of traditional art, crafts, and artifacts. Our day concludes with a sense of awe and appreciation for the historical and cultural treasures that Islamabad has to offer. This journey through Takht-i-Bahi and Islamabad promises to be a captivating exploration of history, culture, and spirituality.