Gilgit Tour 08 Days Gilgit tour is a soft adventure in the Karakorum’s of Pakistan.
– Gilgit Hunza Karimabad, Gojal Tour
The Gilgit tour refers to the tour of valleys around Gilgit town. Gilgit is a town while the valleys like Hunza Valley & Naltar are about an hour or two drive away from Gilgit City. Hunza Valley is situated further north of Gilgit and it takes about an hour and a half to reach Gilgit. The total distance from Gilgit to Hunza is 100kms. Nagar Valley is the valley that is located between Hunza and Gilgit. One has to pass through Nagar Valley to reach Hunza Valley from Gilgit. Naltar Valley is located in the northwest of Gilgit and is about an hour’s drive away from Gilgit City.
Hunza Valley is the main attraction of the Gilgit Tour as the valley offers a variety of landscapes and scenic beauty. The valley has been blessed with freshwater streams, majestic mountains and peaks, glaciers, and lakes. Karimabad is considered to be the main bazaar of Hunza Valley. Many good standard hotels and restaurants have been constructed in Karimabad including a chain of Serena Hotels. Mountain Cup is an eatery one must visit and try out the local sweet delights with a cup of coffee. Another attraction in Hunza Valley on the Gilgit tour is the visits to the old Altit Fort and Baltit Fort. Both forts have been rehabilitated by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and Heritage.
Another attraction on the Gilgit tour is the hooper glacier in Nagar Valley and a daylong jeep ride to Naltar Valley. The Gilgit tour won’t be complete if you have not visited the Khunjerab Top, which is also known as the Pak-China border. The ride on the road to the khunjerab top is an adventure of a lifetime. Some activities that can be done are going for a walk on the Hussaini suspension bridge, boating and swimming in broth and at a bad lake, a hike to passu or hooper glacier or to altar meadows. Gilgit Tour is a tour one should not miss.
Highlights – Gilgit Tour
Gilgit tour has a lot to offer. Given below are the main highlights of the Gilgit tour.
• Experience the culture of ethnic minority communities of Hunza
• Participate and dance to the tunes of Hunza drums
• Enjoy Hunzai and Pakistani cuisine
• Opportunity to interact with Hunza’s community members including men, women, and children
• View of hundreds of peaks including Rakaposhi (7,708m) and Passu Sar (7,478m) and Ultar Sar (7,388m) in the Karakoram Range
• Rivers (Hunza, Gilgit, Indus, Kunhar), tributaries, and streams
• Babusar Pass (4,173m), Khunjerab Pass (4,733m) and Attabad tunnel (7km)
• Valleys of northern Pakistan including Hunza, Nagar, Naltar, Besham/Kaghan and Naran etc
• Lakes including Attabad, Lulusar, Naltar and Batura
• Glaciers including Passu, Batura and Hussaini etc
• Khunjerab National Park and Naltar Wildlife Sanctuary
• Sightseeing of forts (Altit and Baltit)
• Bazaars of Karimabad, Aliabad and Naran
• Karakoram Highway and Ancient Silk Route
• Drive through towns of Haripur, Abbottabad, Mansehra etc
• Sightseeing in Islamabad & Rawalpindi
• Make new friends
• Discounted cultural travel
Set up camp, and explore the surrounding area. Take a leisurely stroll around the campground and get familiar with the facilities and amenities available. After setting up camp, take a short hike on one of the nearby trails to get a sense of the local flora and fauna. As the day comes to a close, enjoy a campfire meal and get a good night’s rest in preparation for the days ahead.
Following breakfast, we will drive 8 hours to Naran, en route we will visit Taxila Museum with several photographs, tea & toilet stops. Night stay at hotel.
Morning drive to Fairy Meadows on a 4×4 jeep then visit Tatoo village and horse riding to Fairy Meadows. Evening bonfire, local music, and traditional dance. We will reach the hotel in the evening, dinner will be served & overnight stay at hotel.
Morning drive from Fairy Meadows to Hunza en-route visit three mountain ranges, Karakoram, Himalaya, Hindukush. Also visit Rakoposhi viewpoint, Balthit, and Altit fort, and Karimabad market. Dinner & Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Full-day local visit includes, Hunza – Nagar – Passu, visit Hopar Glacier, Attabad Lake, Hussaini suspension bridge, Gulmit, and Gulkin villages. Dinner & overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Full day excursion of Khunjerab border (Pakistan & China) and on the way back to Gilgit, en route we stop at passu cathedral, pass the peak, passu glacier viewpoints. In the evening, dinner & overnight stay will be at the hotel in Naltar.
Drive from Naltar valley to Gilgit, en-route visit the famous seven color lakes. Dinner & overnight stay will be at the hotel in Naran /besham
We will drive 8-10 hours from Narrans/Besham to Islamabad with en route photography stops at Pakistan Monument, Shahkar Parian hills, local bazaar, and Margala hills. We will transfer you to the airport around 21.00 and you will embark home on flight TG 350. End of services.
The Gilgit tour is a soft adventure in the Karakorams of Pakistan. Two and a half million domestic tourists visited this region in the year 2018 and it still continues to be the top destination among foreign and domestic tourists. Our holidays to Gilgit and Hunza valley are normally referred to as Hunza valley tours since Gilgit is only a small part of the journey.