Chitral – Gilgit – Hunza – Skardu 15 days Jeep Safari

Jeep Safari

Chitral Mosque Baltit Form Shigar Valley

Deosai Plain

 

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City / Station name

Schedule

01

Islamabad

Upon arrival at Islamabad, meet the guide with transport and transfer to the hotel for overnight.

02

Islamabad-Chitral-Kalash Valley

After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Chitral.  

Upon arrival drive to Kalash Valley.  

In case flight cancelled, drive to Dir. Lunch on the way. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
 

03

Kalash Valley

Full day visit to Kalash Valley or complete the road journey from Dir to Bomburet. 

These are a group of three small valleys: Brier, Bumburet and Rambur. Brier lies at the southern most tip of Chitral at a distance of 34 km (21 miles) and is easily accessible by jeep-able road via Ayun. It is especially ideal for those not used to trekking. Bumburet is the largest and most picturesque valley of the Kafir Kalash, is 36 km. (22 miles) from Chitral and is connected by a jeep-able road. 

These valleys have an alpine climate. The people inhabiting these valleys are the primitive pagan tribes of Pakistan, who are known as Kafir Kalash, which means the wearers of the black robes. Their origin is cloaked in controversy. A legend says that soldiers from the legions of the Macedonian conqueror, Alexander, settled in Chitral and are the progenitors of the Kalash. 

Lunch, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

04

Kalash - Chitral

AM visit to Rambur Valley.  

PM drive to Chitral. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. & city tour. 

Lunch, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

05

Chitral - Mastuj

After breakfast dive by jeep to Mastuj.  Upon arrival transfer to hotel. 

Mastuj, a beautiful village, about 115km from Chitral. It lies at the left bank of Mastuj River.  The jeep track carves its way through the stark and rugged mountains. This traditional route has been used for centuries by the traders for trade between Chitral and Gilgit. The jeep road connects to a wide plateau with a lake and a Polo field. At the famous Shandoor Pass at 12,250 feet. Annual polo matches are played between the Chitralis and the Gilgities.  

Meals and overnight at the hotel.

 

06

Mastuj-Gupis

After breakfast dive by jeep to Mastuj.  Upon arrival transfer to hotel. 

Gupis- is located about 112 kilometers (70 miles) in west of Gilgit on the bank of River Gilgit, in District Ghizer of Gilgit-Baltistan region. It is a little valley with Sunnis and Ismailis living in harmony. Gupis has been serving as a junction between Yasin and Phander. It is the central place from all valleys like Phandar, Yasin and Ponial etc.  

Meals and overnight at the hotel.

 

07

Gupis-Karimabad-Duiker

After early breakfast, continue drive by jeep to Gilgit. Lunch at Gilgit at local restaurant. Change the transport and continue drive to Hunza till Duiker.  

Upon arrival transfer to hotel, at evening enjoy the sunset view. 

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

08

Duiker - Karimabad

Get up early in the morning, view the sunrise and after breakfast drive to Karimabad. Full day visit including Bazaar, Altit & Baltit Fort. 

Altit Fort is about 3 km above from Karimabad. It has been built on a sheer rock-cliff that falls 300 meters (1000 feet) into the Hunza River. It has wood-carving and better preserved rooms. The fort is best photographed from the hill to the east, immediately upriver. It was originally home to the ruler of the Hunza State, who carried the title Mir. It is said that the present language Bruchiski was brought here by the white Huns in 47 A.D. After lunch visit to Baltit Fort and Karimabad Bazaar.  

Baltit Fort- was the old palace of the Mir of Hunza and was inhabited until the 1950. The Fort is about 800 years old. The local people say that a princess of Baltistan married with reigning Mir and brought with her some Balti masons, carpenters and craftsmen to build Baltit as part of her dowry. It stands on a cliff edge and now is a museum and cultural centre. For a spectacular view of Fort, walk along the irrigation channel that comes from Ultar Glacier. You can also climb the steep path to the hill on the other side of the ravine behind Baltit and walk down to Altit village.  

Return to hotel for dinner & overnight.

 

09

Karimabad - Skardu

After breakfast, drive to Skardu.  

Lunch on the way at Astak Nala.  

Upon arrival transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

10

Skardu

Full day sightseeing of Skardu valley including Sadpara Carving, Skardu Bazaar, Organic Village and Shigar valley, which is the gateway to the four of the world’s highest mountains including K2 (8611 M), the second highest peak on earth and hundreds of peaks above 7000 m. This is the region where forms the world’s longest glacial system, the 116 kms long corridor of Biafo and Hispar Glaciers, making it the longest outside the polar region In the springtime its banks are adorned by a multitude of colorful flowers, while the trees are laden with peach, apricot and apple blossoms.   

After visit return back to hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

11

Skardu – Deosai - Rama

Morning drives to Deosai and continue up to Rama- Green and luxuriant pine forested valley, which nestles beneath the magnificence of Nanga Parbat, is 8,126 meters high. We camp here for the night and enjoy dinner around a blazing campfire accompanied by the ghostly music of the pines, as they rustle in the soft cool winds.  

Upon arrival transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

12

Rama - Naran

After breakfast drive to Naran.  

Lunch on the way at local restaurant. 

Upon arrival transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

13

Naran

Full day visit to Naran Valley - is located in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The Kunhar River, swollen by glacier melt, meanders its way through the Naran Valley. Makra Peak, Malka Parbat, Lalazar and Saiful Muluk are the main attractions. 

Lunch, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

14

Naran-Islamabad

After breakfast drive to Islamabad.   

Upon arrival visit to Raja Bazaar and after early dinner, transfer to Islamabad Airport for your onward flight.

 

15

 

Arrived at home

 

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