Baltistan
- Hunza Autumn Attraction 11 Days Tour

 Karimabad in autumn

Taxila   Baltit Fort Kachura Lake   Islamabad Monument    

                                                             

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Schedule

01

Islamabad

Arrival at Islamabad airport, meet our guide with transport and transfer to hotel.

02

Islamabad - Skardu

After breakfast transfer to airport and fly to Skardu.  

Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Skardu - is the capital of Baltistan and is the gateway to the world’s famous mountains and glacial system and hundreds of beautiful trekking routes in the Karakorum mountain range. Skardu is also known as “Little Tibet” and the local language is called Balti which is spoken in the entire Baltistan, Kargil and Laddakh regions in India. 

After lunch, proceed for Bazaar, Sadpara and Buddha. After visit return to hotel for dinner and overnight OR in case flight cancelled, drive to 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 who use this route to visit the Northern areas of Pakistan.  

Arrive and transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
 

03

Skardu

 

AM visit to Kachura Lake. PM free at Skardu.  

OR complete road journey from Besham to Skardu. 

Arrive and transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
 

04

Skardu

Full day Khaplu excursion.  

Lunch, dinner and overnight at the hotel.
 

05

Skardu – Karimabad

Morning drive from Skardu to Hunza.  

Lunch at Astak Nala.  

Upon arrival transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
 

06

Karimabad

AM Nagar excursion.  

Nagar was an autonomous principality in close association with neighboring Hunza. The British gained control of both states between 1889 and 1892. The British retained Nagar's status as a 'principality' until 1947. The state bordered the Gilgit Agency to the south and west, and the former princely state of Hunza to the north and east. The state capital was the town of Nagar. The area of Nagar now forms three Tehsil of Hunza–Nagar District.  

PM visit to Altit/Baltit and Bazaar. 

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. 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. 

After visit return to hotel for dinner & overnight.

07

Karimabad – Gulmit Exc.

Full day Gulmit excursion.  

Drive till Atta Abad Lake is about 13 km, 1.5 hours drive. It was appeared due to big rock fall in the Hunza river in 2010. Take the boat ride and continue till Gulmit. It’s about 1.5 to 02 hours boat ride till Gulmit. Gulmit is old historic town, with mountains, peaks and glaciers.  

Arrive Gulmit and transfer to the hotel for lunch. After lunch, visit town and Gulmit Museum and return back to Karimabad. 

Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
 

08

Karimabad – Chilas

 

After breakfast drive from Karimabad to Chilas, while forwarding towards Chilas on the way you can view the Rakaposhi & Nangaparbat.  

Rakaposhi View Point - is on the way (about 30 minutes) before Hunza. It is a sort of picnic spot and exceptionally attractive, forcing the traveler to halt for a while.  

Nangaparbat View Point – is the most wonderful view point of great Nanga Parbat. It is a unique place as one can see a perfect view of 8,000m mountain peak. 

Rock carving at Chilas: Buddhist rock carvings and inscriptions along the Indus river near Chilas, Typical Buddhist images with stupa or meditating Buddha’s engravings of animals ibex, Markhor, etc various motifs related to Shiva, Vishnu or Zoroastrian influences and inscriptions in various languages scribbled into a stone. Interesting carvings can be seen on the rocks at Chilas, even from the window of the vehicle.  

Upon arrival transfer to the hotel for dinner & overnight.
 

09

Chilas - Abbottabad

 

Morning drive from Chilas to Abbottabad.  

Lunch on the way at Besham.  

Arrive and transfer to hotel for dinner & overnight.
 

10

Abbottabad - Islamabad

 

Drive to Islamabad. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. 

After lunch, proceed for Islamabad city tour including Faisal Mosque, the largest mosque in South Asia and the fourth largest mosque in the world, Shakar Parian, "Sweet Hills" to catch a bird's eye view of Islamabad. We will visit Pakistan Monument and Museum at Shakar Parian, Rawal Lake also.  

In Rawalpindi, the famous places to look are Raja (King) Bazaar, Silver and Gold bazaars will allow us to catch traditional craftsmen at work.  

After city tour return to hotel, took the early dinner and transfer to Islamabad Airport for your onward flight.
 

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