North Pakistan 22 Days Summer Tour

Fairy Meadows Nanga Parbat Base Camp

Naran Hushe Valley Hunza

Wagah

 

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City / Station

Schedule

01

Islamabad

Upon arrival at Islamabad by______at______Hrs.

Meet our guide with transport and transfer to hotel for overnight.
 

02

 Islamabad-Naran

Drive from Islamabad to Naran. 

Abbottabad - is located in the Hazara region of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. 50 km northeast of the capital Islamabad and 150 km east of Peshawar. Abbottabad has been attracting tourists to the city since the colonial era, as it is a major transit point to all major tourist regions of Pakistan such as Nathiagali, Ayubia and Naran. The Karakorum, Himalayas and the Hindukush ranges can be approached from Abbottabad and it continues to be a transit city for tourists. After Abbottabad we will pass through the lush green village.  

Lunch at Abbottabad.  After lunch continues drive to Naran. 

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.  

Upon arrival transfer to hotel for dinner & overnight.

03

 Naran – Chilas

 

 

After breakfast drive to Chilas (120kms).  

Enroute visit Batakundi, Jalkhand and Lalusar Lake. 

Batakundi: The most magical and breath-taking area of Kaghan valley, just few kilometers farther from Naran, called Batakundi is a must visit. Green lush meadows. 

Lalusar Lake: Lalusar Lake, at 3,410m. It flows southwest through the entire length of Kaghan Valley passing Jalkhand, Naran, Kaghan and Balakot until its confluence with the Jhelum River. The lake is much larger than other lakes in the Kaghan Valley, and has mirror-like water reflecting the surrounding snowcapped Lulusar mountains, creating a natural tourist attraction. 

Babusar Pass: Babusar Top is a mountain pass at the north of the 150 km. long Kaghan Valley connecting it via the Thak Nala with Chilas on the Karakorum Highway. It is the highest point in the Kaghan Valley.

Cross the Babusar Pass, Gitidas and arrive at Chilas.  

Chilas is a small town located on the left side of River Indus.  Chilas was on the ancient caravan trail over the Babusar Pass into India and on the Indus trail of Besham, and many rock engravings were left by travelers in this area. 

Upon arrival transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
 

04

Chilas – Fairy Meadows

Morning drive from Chilas to Raikot Bridge.  From here, drive by local jeep up to Tato and hike to Fairy Meadows.

Fairy Meadows: In 1953 Austrian climber Herman Buhl made the first ascent of Nanga Parbat, named it Fairy Meadows on account of its wonderful scenery. It is a lush green plateau at 3300m, located at the western most edge of the Himalayas in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Northern Pakistan. It offers a breathtaking view of north face of majestic 8126m high Nanga Parbat.

Upon arrival transfer to Raikot Sarai.
 

05

Fairy Meadows – Biyal Camp Excursion

After breakfast trek to Biyal Camp and visit to Nanga Parbat View Point. 

Biyal Camp: Trek from Fairy Meadow to Nanga Parbat Base Camp 4000m via Biyal Camp (3500m). It is wonderful place surrounded with beautiful thick Pine forest, spellbinding views of Raikot Glacier. 

Lunch, dinner & overnight at Raikot Sarai.

06

Fairy Meadows – Astore – Rama Lake

After breakfast, arrive at Raikot Bridge. Drive to Astore and continue up to Rama Lake. 

Rama Lake - is near Astore village. On KKH drive to Rama Lake a beautiful resort situated in thick pine forest. 

Upon arrival transfer to Motel.
 

07

Rama Lake - Skardu

After breakfast drive to Astore, Gurikote -Chilam-Shucer Lake – Deosai Top-Sadpara Lake and continue up to Skardu. 

Skardu: This is the main town of the region Baltistan and the capital of Skardu District. Skardu is located in the 10 km wide by 40 km long. It is situated at an altitude of nearly 2,500m. 

Upon arrival transfer to Hotel for dinner and overnight.
 

08

Skardu – Hushe

Morning drive to Khaplu – Kanday and up to Hushe. 

Hushe is the last village of the Ghangche district of northern Pakistan. It is the highest village in the once extremely remote and impoverished valley.   

Hushe Valley is a valley of Khaplu, Baltistan northern Pakistan situated at the east of Skardu in the foot of Masherbrum Mountains which leads to Gondogoro La to K-2 Base Camp and the great walls. 

Upon arrival transfer to Local Restaurant for dinner and overnight.
 

09

Hushe

After breakfast Trek to Humbroq and back to Hushe. 

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Local Restaurant.
 

10

Hushe – Skardu

After breakfast drive by jeep back to Skardu. 

Upon arrival transfer to hotel for lunch, dinner and overnight.
 

11

Skardu – Shigar Valley excursion

After breakfast drive by jeep to Shigar Valley for full day excursion. 

Shigar Valley is about 32 km north east of Skardu, the district headquarter of Baltistan. It is watered by the Shigar River. The valley stretches about 170 km from Skardu. Shigar valley’s gentle, irrigated slopes are filled with terraces of wheat, maize and barley. Its orchards of apricots, mulberries, peaches, plums, pears, apples and nuts are unique to Baltistan. The wooden mosque in the middle of the town was built by Kashmiri carpenters several hundred years ago.  

Lunch at local restaurant. 

After visit, return to Skardu for dinner and overnight at hotel.
 

12

Skardu

After breakfast full day local visit like Kharpochu Fort, Skardu Cold Desert / Sand Dune and finally proceed to Shangrila and visit Lower and Upper Kachura Lakes.

Kharpochu Fort:  Skardu has an ancient Fort known as Kharpochu Fort (King of Forts) situated on a hill overlooking the town. It was constructed by Ali Sher Khan Anchan, who ruled over Baltistan till the end of the 16th century. The mighty Indus snaking along just a few yards beneath your feet among the silvery white sands is an awesome sight.

Skardu Cold Desert / Sand Dune - is located in Skardu District of Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. It is marked as one of the highest deserts of the world. This is one of the most beautiful tourist’s attractions of Northern areas of Pakistan. There are huge sand plains in this area.

Kachura Lake:  About 32 km (20 miles) from Skardu and 2 hours by jeep lays the shimmering peaceful deep Shangrila Lake also called Kachura Lake, teeming with brown trout. During spring many exotic and colorful flowers adorn its banks, while peach, apricot and apple trees are laden with blossoms in April. Later in the summer one can taste the apples, which are a particularly delicious variety. Also see Shangrila Resort.  

Lunch, dinner and overnight at hotel.
 

13

Skardu – Hunza -Duikar

After breakfast drive from Skardu to Karimabad, up to Duikar.

Enroute lunch at Astak Nala. 

Duikar - is summer village, which is located at an altitude of approximately 10,000 feet. From the crest of the hill, we have panoramic views of lower Hunza Valley, Nagar Valley, Rakaposhi, Hoper Glacier and Ultar among the others. Upon arrival transfer to hotel for dinner & overnight. 

Arrive and transfer to the Eagle Nest Hotel.  

In the evening group can enjoy the Sun-Set view. 

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
 

14

Duikar - Karimabad

Early get up and enjoy the Sunrise view. After breakfast drive to Karimabad and visit to Altit and 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 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.   

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. 

Lunch at the hotel in Karimabad. 

After visit transfer to hotel at Duikar for dinner and overnight.
 

15

Duikar  - Gilgit – Naltar Excursion

After breakfast drive to Gilgit. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. 

Gilgit is an old tribal town that acted as a rest stop for weary travelers on the silk route- the famous road from China to the Arabian Sea. It is located in the heart of the Karakorum Range, surrounded by lofty peaks. 

Lunch at Rakaposhi View Point. 

Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit to Naltar Valley excursion. 

Naltar is a valley near Gilgit; it is 40 km from Gilgit and can be reached by jeeps. Naltar is a forested (Pine) village known for its wildlife and magnificent mountain scenery. Now the communication is available by the efforts of Pakistan Army. There are ski lifts under the 'Ski Federation of Pakistan'. Transport is available from Gilgit to Naltar but during a specific time after that own arrangement. 

Return to Gilgit at hotel for dinner and overnight.
 

16

Gilgit – Phander

After breakfast, drive to Phander.  

Phander Valley in Ghizer District is one of the most scenic valleys with easy access both from Gilgit and Chitral. It takes 5 to 6 hours from Gilgit to reach Phander. 

Upon arrival transfer to PTDC Motel for dinner & overnight. 
 

17

Phander – Gupis

After breakfast drive to Shandoor Pass and Gupis. 

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. 

Upon arrival transfer to PTDC Motel for dinner & overnight.
 

18

Gupis - Gilgit

After breakfast drive back to Gilgit. 

Lunch on the way at Local Restaurant. 

Upon arrival transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
 

19

Gilgit – Islamabad

Transfer to Gilgit Airport and fly to Islamabad.

Upon arrival transfer to hotel for lunch, dinner and overnight. 

Afternoon, brief visit to Faisal Mosque, Shakar Parian, Pakistan Monument and Loke Virsa & in Rawalpindi visit Raja (King) Bazaar, Silver and Gold bazaars will allow us to catch traditional craftsmen at work. 

Return to hotel for dinner and overnight at the hotel. 

Or in case flight cancelled, drive to Besham. 

Besham - is the largest town and commercial centre; shops are famous for China and international goods. In summer this small town is the centre of international and national holiday makers. 

Upon arrival at Besham transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
 

20

Islamabad – Taxila Excursion

Full day visit to Taxila. 

Taxila. Taxila is 35km & 45 minutes drive from Islamabad. Taxila is the archaeological site of Gandhara Buddhist civilization dating from 500 BC to 500 AD. Arrive and proceed for sightseeing to Taxila Museum and eight sites scattered around a very short radius. Amongst the best preserved are Sirkap, Jaulian (the University) and Mohra Moradu.

Or complete the road journey from Besham to Islamabad. 

Upon arrival transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
 

21

Islamabad - Lahore

Drive to Lahore via Rohtas Fort. 

Rohtas Fort, is about 10 km from Deena, The great Fort is one of the most imposing historical monuments, which represents the Pathan period of architecture style in Pakistan. The Fort is the symbol of strength and determination of its builder Sher Shah Suri who ruled over India only for six years, 1540-45 A.D 

Lunch on the way at suitable place. 

Upon arrival at Lahore transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
 

22

Lahore

Full day visit to Lahore including Badshi Mosque, Lahore Fort, Anarkali Bazaar and Lahore Museum.  

After lunch visit Shalimar Garden and continue drive to Wagah flag ceremony.  

Later, after dinner transfer to Lahore airport for onward flight.
 

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