Experience the confluence of the highest mountain ranges of the world: Karakoram, Himalayas, and the Hindu Kush as you travel along the Karakoram Highway, reputed as the 8th wonder of the world, through the dramatic, deep gorges of the Indus: the Lion River.
Spend a few days in Hunza, a region inhabited by Ismaili Muslims and renowned for the longevity of its inhabitants. Walk to the glaciers flowing down from the soaring peaks.
Season: March to October
We depart early and drive to Besham via Haripur, Abbottabad and Mansehra. After a short break at Besham, we resume our drive on Karakoram Highway, along River Indus. We will make photo stops at Shatial Rocks with ancient graffiti’s on it. We reach Chilas/ Narran and transfer to hotel for night stay.
From Chilas we travel on towards Hunza and on the way sightseeing at Nanga Parbat View Point and confluence of 3 mountain ranges (Karakorum, Himalaya and Hindukush) including the confluence of Gilgit River into the Indus. From here we reach Gilgit. We shall continue bypassing Gilgit and following Hunza River. We will have lunch stopover at Rakaposhi viewpoint and then will move on to reach Karimabad, the capital of Hunza valley. We will check in to hotel in Karimabad and stay there for night.
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 Karimabad and stay there for night.
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 will visit Baltit Fort Museum and Altit Fort and in the afternoon drive to Gilgit and make brief trip to the bazaar on arrival. Night stay will be in Gilgit.
After breakfast, we will visit the Gilgit city for shopping and local handicrafts and then drive to Besham and move to hotel for night stay.
From Besham we will resume our journey towards Islamabad passing through Mansehra, Abbottabad and Havelian we will reach Islamabad at our designated drop off place.
End of the RVT Services
Services & Cost Includes:
Services & Cost DOES NOT Includes:
Domestic/International airfares and airport taxes; any expenses due to cancellation of flights, landslides, other natural calamities or acts of God beyond the control of Rock valley Tours, their staff and suppliers; any expenses of a personal nature not mentioned above.
The mentioned services are not included in our price, but some of them and also few others like DJ, Doctor Rescue Team etc. can be arranged on your request.
08% withholding Tax and 16% GST tax not include in the package.
Personal trekking equipment/clothing.
Extras at hotels meals during travel on KKH from Gilgit to ISB.
Room Service and additional ancillary services acquired from the hotel.
Personal insurances of clients.
Any personal medication
Evacuation and rescue charges if any.
Personal effects for Warm/Windy/Rainy conditions should be carried by clients. Insect’s repellent, Sunburn lotion etc. Following are recommended for nature trail.