Tours - North Pakistan Spring Blossom Tours

BEST SEASON: MARCH – APRIL.
DAYS: 12

A perfect trip for those enthusiasts of Nature and adventure lovers takes you to the Northern Areas of Pakistan. The colorful spring Blossom starts in March and April in the Gilgit, an important historic town on the Ancient Silk Road and the Former princely States of Hunza and Nagar valleys in the Northern Areas of Pakistan.

Drive through the Karakoram Highway,” the Eighth Wonder of the World” snakes through the Great Mountain Ranges of the World The Himalayas, Karakoram and Hindukush under the shadow of Nanga Parbat (8125 meters) and Rakaposhi (7788 meters) and many countless of above 7000

and 6000 meters peaks up to the Khunjrab Pass (4733 meters) the highest medaled road that connects to China.
 

We visit the ruins of excavated city of Taxila, dates back to 6th century BC to 7th century Ad, an important archeological and historical center of ancient Gandhara civilization. We also visit the ancient Buddhist Rock carvings at Shatial, Chilas and 7th century Ad Buddha Rock Carving in Gilgit, the most important city of the ancient Silk Road.

Drive through the lush green mountain villages and snow covered peaks to the beautiful Hunza and Nagar valley, explore the secrets of longevity of its peoples and visit the 700 years old Baltit and Altit Forts, centuries old Altit and Ganesh villages and 4th century Ad Rock carvings on the ancient Silk Road.


ITINERARY:
       
Day 01     Islamabad.
Morning arrives at the Islamabad International Airport, meet and transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit the Faisal Mosque the biggest mosque with its modern architecture, visit Damn-e-Koh to have the magnificent view of Islamabad the modern capital of Pakistan, Overnight hotel.

Day 02     Islamabad –Taxila – Besham.
Morning after break fast drive to Taxila, visit the impressive Archeological museum and excavated sites of Bhirmond, Sirkap and Julian Buddhist Monastery. After we continue drive to Besham, passing through the beautiful Abbotabad and Mansehra valleys. Overnight hotel.

Day 03     Besham – Gilgit.
After break fast we drive to Gilgit, visit the 4th to 6th century Ad Rock carvings at Shatial and Chilas before proceeding to Gilgit we stop at Thalichi to have the magnificent view of Nanga Parbat. Arrive Gilgit and visit the 7th century Ad Buddha rock Carving and Colorful Bazaars of Gilgit City. Overnight hotel.

Day 04     Gilgit – Hunza.
Morning drive to Hunza valley, enroute stop at the Rakaposhi viewpoint to have the magnificent view of Rakaposhi (7788m). Afternoon visit the 700 years old Baltit Fort and explore the area. Overnight hotel.

Day 05     Hunza – Hoper village.
Early morning drive to Duiker view point to have the magnificent sun rise view of the Rakaposhi (7788 meters) Diran peak (7200 meters) Golden peak and Ultar group of peaks and many countless peaks can be seen from here. After breakfast drive to Hoper village in Nagar valley to enjoy the apricot tree spring blossom and short hike to the Hoper glacier. After lunch drive back to Karimabad. Overnight hotel.

Day 06     Hunza – Gulmit.
Morning visit the 800 years old watching towers and wooden carving mosques at Ganesh village and 4th century AD Rock carvings on the ancient Silk Road. After we drive to Gulmit a beautiful mountain village in upper Hunza. Visit the cultural Museum of traditional artifacts and afternoon drive to Borit lake and short hike to Gulkin glacier. Overnight hotel.

Day 07     Gulmit – Khunjrab National Park.
Full day excursion to Khunjrab National Park, drive through the snow covered peaks towering above the scenic villages and passing through the Passu and Batura glaciers, explore the wildlife species of Ibexes, Marco polo sheep and wild yaks. After then we drive back to Gulmit. Overnight hotel.

Day 08     Gulmit – Skardu.
After breakfast drive to Skardu, the Gateway to high mountains and longest glaciers in Karakoram Range and a heaven for the enthusiasts for adventure lovers. Arrive Skardu and transfer to hotel for over night.

Day 09     Skardu – Shigar valley.
Day excursion to Shigar valley, the Gateway to K-2 (8611 meters) the second highest mountain in the world. Visit the 17th century Ad Mosque and Shigar Fort. Explore the area and drive back to Skardu. Overnight hotel.

Day 10     Skardu – Khaplu.
Morning drive to Khaplu valley, a beautiful mountain village on the Banks of Indus River, visit the 16th century Fort and Mosque with its Tibetan Architecture and explore the town of apricot tree blossom and after lunch drive back to Skardu. Overnight hotel.

Day 11     Skardu – Islamabad.
Morning fly to Islamabad, (subject to weather) a spectacular flight takes you through the Nanga Parbat (8125 meters) and many countless snow covered peaks. Arrive Islamabad transfer to hotel.

Day 12     Departure.
Departure for Homebound flight.
       
     
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