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||Arrival in Pakistan
Welcome in Pakistan at Islamabad and transfer to hotel. In the
afternoon we will make a city sightseeing tour Rawalpindi and
Islamabad, which offers a great contrast of culture, archaeology
and planning. Rawalpindi is an old city with narrow lanes and
bustling bazaars while Islamabad is a modern and the only planned
city of Pakistan serving as the capital of the state. Raja Bazaar,
Murree Road, Lok Virsa Museum and Shah Faisal Mosque are the
places of tourist interest included in the tour.
We depart from Islamabad and arrive at Besham crossing the famous
towns of Abbottabad and Mansehra. Later on ffollowing the upstream
course of River Indus, we will make photo stops at Shatial rocks
with ancient graffiti's on it. After a long day aboard, we arrive
at Chilas and transfer to hotel for overnight.
||Chilas - Bulchi ( Bagrot
We will start driving on KKH and bye passing the town of Gilgit
we arrive at Danyor and switch over to jeeps for Bulchi, a green
village of Bagrot Valley. On arrival at Bulchi, we establish
our camp for overnight stay.
||Bulchi - Tagafari
We start our walking through green fields and later on encounter
with the lower portion of Hinarchi Glacier. Passing through
green and fertile ablation valley of the glacier, we arrive
at Tagafari and camp on the edge of the glacier.
||Tagafari - Diran Base
We start trekking with a steep descent into and the climbing
on the glacier. Once on the glacier, we follow the middle route
as it offers less number of crevasses as compared to side tracks.
Traversing the glacier, we arrive at a green meadow with flowers,
which serves as the base camp for Diran Peak.
||Base Camp - Day Free
Today is a free day at base camp for photograph and to enjoy
the beauty of surrounding mountains with superb views of Diran
& Rakaposhi, particularly.
|| Base Camp - Bulchi
We return to Bulchi retracing our footprints and drive by jeeps
to Gilgit for overnight stay.
||Gilgit - Minapin -
Crossing the villages of Nagar & Hunza on KKH, we take a
diversion for Minapin Village. From Minapin we will start the
trek for Hapakun.
Tagaferi is a summer shepherd's settlement. We walk along the
heavily crevassed Minapin Glacier and arrive at Hapakun for
||Tagaferi - Kacheili
We cross the glacier to reach at flower filled meadows of Tagaferi,
with superb views of Rakaposhi. Rest of the day is free at leisure
to enjoy the beauty of surrounding peaks.
||Kacheili - Hapakun
We spend a free morning to enjoy the landscape and later start
walking back to Hapakun.
||Hapakun - Minapin -
Karimabad ( Hunza Valley )
Walking down to Minapin, we arrive and mount on our vehicles
and drive to Karimabad, the capital town of Hunza valley.
||Karimabad - Sightseeing
Ultar, Hunza Dome, Bublimating, Spantik and Diran are famous
peaks surrounds us at Karimabad, while Rakaposhi at 7788m dominates
the whole panorama. At Karimabad, we visit Baltit Fort Museum
and Altit Fort. Rest of the day is free for walking around villages
and famous terraced fields of Hunza.
|| Karimabad - Excursion
Today we will make an excursion to the Sino-Pak border at Khunjerab,
crossing the villages of Gulmit, Passu and Sost en route. Khunjerab
is the highest point on KKH at 4734 meters and considered as
the highest trade route in the world. In the evening we will
return to hotel.
||Karimabad - Gilgit
We will drive back to Gilgit, where we enjoy a free time to
explore bazaar and town. Gilgit River flowing through the town
offers superb views and walk along its banks is rewarding.
||Gilgit - Besham
Return journey on KKH to Chilas, the place at the foot of Nanga
Parbat, where hundreds of rocks are found with inscriptions,
writings and drawings of old times. We will make a photo stop
at Chilas and Shatial Rocks and continue driving to Besham for
||Besham - Islamabad
Making an early departure for Islamabad, we arrive at Taxila,
the famous capital of Buddhists. At Taxila, we will visit Jaulian
Monastery and Archaeological Museum and resume drive to Islamabad
for overnight. At Islamabad, evening is free for packing and
Our staff will provide transfer and assistance at departure
and say bon voyage for your onwards journey.