Adjacent to the Gilgit city is a detour to the fabled fairyland known as Hunza. The city of Aliabad serves as the commercial and cultural hub of Hunza. The two world-famous forts, namely Altit and Baltit fort are run under the Mir of Hunza. The Mir’s fort is also embellished and guests can experience royalty by staying there.
Rakaposhi, one of the awe-inspiring mountains is also visible from Aliabad bazaar. Hunza is known for the longevity of its locals and the average age there is around 100 years. It is also reputed to be a cancer-free area. The secret of this is the local’s cuisine which is based on apricots. The meat intake is also next to nothing.
Around the abundant gushing streams, roaring waterfalls, particularly in Hunza, one can find pink, white, red, yellow and blue flowers dancing everywhere during the spring season.
The autumn season in Northern Areas of Pakistan is something you have to experience to know first-hand. This is the time of year when the trees of poplar, apricot, mulberry, peach, apple, and plum burst into a riot of color with hues of orange, rust, and red. The clear and bracing weather offers the best view of the surrounding mountains. You will be amazed at how blue the sky can be and how clear the visibility is. From the usual ruckus of the cities, this is an experience that you are likely never to forget. It is an unforgettable experience.
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Accommodation: Luxury / Standard category rooms in the hotels on twin / single sharing basis
Meals: Full Board (All meals include soft drinks & mineral water)
Transport: Air-conditioned transport available for all locations of the itinerary
Invitation Letter: For Tourist Visa procedure.
Our Team: Comprised of experienced professional staff
Meet our guide at the Airport and drive to the Hotel. Check inn and if time allows us we will visit Islamabad & Rawalpindi.
Dinner at Monal Restaurant
Night stay at Hotel
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 on it. We reach Chilas/ Narran and transfer to a hotel for a night’s stay.
From Chilas we travel on towards Hunza and on the way sightseeing at Nanga Parbat View Point and the 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 the 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 that surround 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 a brief trip to the bazaar on arrival. The night stay will be in Gilgit.
After breakfast, we will visit Gilgit city for shopping and local handicrafts and then drive to Besham and move to the hotel for a 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
Breakfast & drop to the Airport as per flight time. Fly back to home.