Autumn Tour in hunza and fairy meadows

10 DAYS / 09 NIGHTS

Autumn in Hunza and Fairy Meadows packs us with the beauty of the mixture of nature interacting with humans. The landscapes speak to us, while they invite us to their witness their ability to change.

Autumn season is the season of different colours, starting from October Northern Valley holds a dynamic landscape, there is a reason the valleys are often referred to as ‘Heaven on earth’. From vibrant tones of orange and red to soothing shades of yellow, the season brings with it a spectrum of colours and beauty.

Itinerary

Departure from Home country.

After breakfast, transfer to Islamabad international airport for the flight to Gilgit. It will take around 60 minutes’ flight over the Himalayan Mountains and you will see the 9th highest mountain Nanga Parbat with the height of 8125m. After landing in Gilgit airport our buses will wait to take us to Hunza. The drive through the scenic mountainous villages and high mountains will brings us to Rakaposhi viewpoint after a stop we will continue our drive to Hunza. On arrival we will visit Altit and Baltit fort and then check in at hotel for Overnight stay. (Approximately 1hour flight and 3 hrs drive.)

Early morning, we will drive to Duiker viewpoint to witness 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 colourful leaves and short hike to the Hoper glacier. After lunch we will drive back to Karimabad. Overnight stay in hotel. (Approximately 2hrs drive round trip).

In Morning, we will 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 mountainous village in upper Hunza, en route we will stop to see the, Atta Abad Lake and Hussania Bridge, later proceed to Gulmit. Afternoon drive to Borit Lake and short hike to Gulkin glacier. Overnight stay in hotel. (Approximately 3-4 hrs Drive).

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. We will stop by on the Pak – China boarder and walk around the area. Afternoon we will drive back to Gulmit. Overnight stay in hotel. (Approximately 6-7hrs drive).

After breakfast, we will drive to Fairy Meadows. En-route we will stop at the junction of the world three highest mountains ranges The Karakoram, Himalaya and Hindu-Kush. Almighty Indus and Gilgit River also confluence at the same junction point. After a brief view we will continue our drive to Raikot Bridge 3-4 hrs. From Raikot we will change ride on 4×4 Jeep to Tato village. It is 2 hours’ drive from KKH to Tato village, Lunch at Tato village. After lunch we will begin our walk to Fairy Meadows. It is 3 hours walk. Fairy Meadows is lush green with thick forest and offering the best view of Nanga Parbat. Nanga Parbat is also known to be the Killer Mountain. Fairy Meadows was named by the Germans ‘means Fairy Tale’. On arrival at Fairy Meadows transfer to Tibetan style wooden hut in evening leisure around Fairy Meadows, dinner and overnight at huts. (Approximately 5-6 hrs drive and 3 hrs walk).

After breakfast, we will trek back to Tato village 2-3 hrs and transfer on 4×4 jeeps to KKH 2hrs, where our buses will wait for us. We will use the buses to continue our journey to Gilgit. After 2hrs of drive, we will be in Gilgit on arrival we will check in the hotel. At afternoon, we will visit the Kargah Buddha, which is an archaeological site located about 6 miles outside of Gilgit city. It is a carved image of a large standing Buddha on the cliff facing towards Karghah Nala. The carving, which is in the same style is also found in Baltistan, probably dates back to the 7th century. We will get back for Overnight in Hotel. (Approximately 2-3 hrs walk and 4hrs drive).

After breakfast, we will drive to Gilgit airport and fly to Islamabad, after landing in Islamabad we will drive to Taxila. Taxila is an important archaeological site of the ancient Indian subcontinent, located in city of Punjab, Pakistan. It lies about 32 km north-west of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, just off the famous Grand Trunk Road. At afternoon we will drive back to Islamabad for Overnight in Hotel. (Approximately 1hrs flight and 2 hrs drive).

After breakfast, we will be ready for sightseeing of Rawalpindi, and Islamabad. We will drive around Islamabad, which is a modern city located in the Pothohar Plateau in the northeastern part of the country, within the Islamabad Capital Territory. The region has historically been a part of the crossroads of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with Margalla pass acting as the gateway between the two regions. The city was built during the 1960s to replace Karachi as Pakistan’s capital. Islamabad is a well-organized international city divided into several different sectors and zones. It is regarded as the most developed city in Pakistan and is ranked as a Gamma – world city. The city is home to Faisal Mosque, the fourth largest mosque in the world we will visit Faisal mosque. After that we will be visiting the Lok Versa Museum where you can experience all four province’s culture, way of life and the strong cultural interaction with neighboring countries of Pakistan, In the evening a drive to visit Rawalpindi which is a lively, bustling city with the crowded streets and colorful bazaars, thorough it lacks the grand monuments; nonetheless, the bazaar should appeal to anyone with the desire to see the real Pakistan. We will celebrate the last evening by farewell dinner from Nanga Parbat Adventure at Monal restaurant on the top of Margalla hills Overnight hotel.

Transfer to Islamabad International Airport for international departure.

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