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Tagham Festival Shimshal Valley

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Tagham Festival Shimshal Valley

Tagham Festival is a Unique Festivals in Shimshal on 1st April every year to Witness Its Vibrant Culture & Rich Traditions!

A nature lover, a traditional touch, a culture enthusiast, or a foodie – whatever kind of traveler you may be, Shimshal promises to be the perfect travel destination that will allure you with its magic. While Shimshal is also known as the home of mountaineers. Tagham festivals reflect its vibrant cultural diversity and religious tolerance and assure you a glimpse into its rich traditions. While during your visit to Shimshal you can drive through this beautiful Karakorum highway exploring its many wonders, do try to witness three mountain ranges Himalaya, Karakoram, and Hindukush Mountains, and the people who live in the villages with rich culture, festivals, and celebrations.

Shimshal Valley Situated in the heart of the Karakoram range, the remotest valley in the whole range. The mountains are some of the toughest, with some of the high virgin peaks lying here. You start the trip in Islamabad and drive on the legendary Karakoram Highway to Hunza/ Passu in upper Hunza, from where we take soft-top 4×4 jeeps to enter the valley. It takes 4/5hrs to reach the main Shimshal village in the valley.

08 Days
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Day 01
Day-00 Fly to Pakistan Day - 01 Islamabad – Besham/Chilas Arrive in Islamabad, after a short stay for a fresh up and breakfast drive on the Karakoram Highway to Besham/ Chilas in air-conditioned transport. Overnight stay in hotel. (260 km, 6/7 hours)
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Day 02
Day - 02 Drive to Hunza Karimabad Exciting drive through the gorge of Indus & Hunza rivers. En-route visit the meeting point of the world’s three highest mountain ranges; the Himalayas, Hindukush, and Karakoram. Enjoy views of Nanga Parbat (8,125 m) & Rakaposhi (7,788 m). Overnight in a hotel. ( 515  km, 6/7 hours)
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Day 03 -05
Day - 03 -05 Hunza - Shimshal: After two hours of Jeep drive, we will be in Kuk, opposite Mulungudi glacier, with hot springs. We have a beautiful view of Dastagil Sar (7885m. From here it is easy to drive to the main valley and an hour to the main village. Shimshal is one of the remotest areas of Karakoram. 900 -1000 years ago Shimshal Valley was discovered by a Sufi Saint he settled here and all Shimshal people are from his family. Camp overnight. (4/5 hours, 3300m) Tagham Festival is a Unique Festivals in Shimshal on 1st April every year To Witness Its Vibrant Culture & Rich Traditions! A nature lover, a traditional touch, a culture enthusiast, or a foodie – whatever kind of traveler you may be, Shimshal promises to be the perfect travel destination that will allure you with its magic. While Shimshal is also known as the home of mountaineers. Tagham festivals reflect its vibrant cultural diversity and religious tolerance and assure you a glimpse into its rich traditions. While during your visit to Shimshal you can drive through this beautiful Karakorum highway exploring its many wonders, do try to witness three mountain ranges Himalaya, Karakoram, and Hindukush Mountains, and the people who live in the villages with rich culture, festivals, and celebrations.
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Day 06
Day-06 Hunza Karimabad Day free at Karimabad to explore the valley and possible excursion to Passu & Batura glaciers & visit the forts. Altit & Baltit forts are the landmarks of the times when Hunza was a well sought-after staging post on the Karakoram Branch of the Silk Route. The frost was erected by the locals to safeguard themselves against the invaders coming mostly from Central Asia, over the high passes. Overnight at the hotel. Meals and overnight at hotel. Hunza cultural dance in the evening.
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Day 07
Day – 07 Drive Karimabad – Besham/ Narran Early morning drives Air Conditioned transport on the Karakoram High way towards Besham. Lunch in Dassu. Proceed towards Besham. Overnight at Motel. (11/12 hours )
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Day 08
Day – 08 Drive Besham/ Naran - Islamabad After breakfast we will drive on Karakoram Highway to Islamabad. We could stop at Taxila to visit the archaeological site of the Gandhara Buddhist civilization, dating from 500 BC to 500 AD. Half-day SS in Islamabad after lunch. Evening free. Overnight at Hotel. (5/6 hours) Evening /Morning transfer to Islamabad airport for international departure flight.

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Cost Includes Accommodation on twin sharing basis at standard category hotels in towns, and GH/Local Houses in Shimshal Meals: half board at hotels/GH /Local Houses. Transport: Air-conditioned transport on Karakoram Highway, Soft top 4x4 jeeps from Hunza to Shimshal and back. English-speaking Mountain Guide. Cost Does Not Include Domestic/International airfare and airport taxes. Any expense due to forced measures, cancellation of flight, landslides, natural calamities, acts of God, forced majeurs: beyond the control of Rock Valley Tour, their staff, and suppliers. Tips & Portage at airport & hotels, entrance fee at sites & museums. Any expense of personal nature not mentioned above. Trekking.
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