Mughal and Gandhara tour


LAHORE – the city of Mughals and the heart of Pakistan’s culture lies in the 2000 years old. It is the city of gardens and flowers, city of music, arts and festivals, and of course city of Mughal architecture. Its ancient history is dated from 1st century to 7th century AD, it was ruled by the Hindu Shahis. However, many Dynasties and Empires ruled Lahore. All these Dynasties and Empires have left their cultural traits in this city, that is why it is famous for its cultural heritage.

PESHAWAR – The city of ancient civilizations and tribal, the city of Great warriors, Invaders, Traders and one of the richest store of Gandhara art, which flourished in this city thousand of years ago. Having multiple transformation to the history of Gandhara and Peshawar. 

Itinerary

Day 1: Lahore

Arrival Lahore Airport, transfer to hotel. Visit Lahore Museum, Badshahi Mosque, Lahore fort and Shalimar Garden. Meals and overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Lahore

Drive after breakfast to Wahga border between India and Pakistan. Lunch at Wahga PTDC Motel and return to Lahore. Dinner at typical village Restaurant for Punjabi and Mughal cuisine. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Lahore-Peshawar

Depart Lahore by air for Peshawar. After check in at hotel and lunch visit Peshawar Museum, which holds today one of the richest stores of Gandhara Buddhist art. Muhabat khan Mosque and story tellers Bazaar. Dinner at Traditional pathan restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Peshawar

Drive to the legendry Khyber pass (57km) the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. This historical pass has been the gateway for invaders, traders And religious missionaries for centuries. Drive back to Peshawar. After lunch Visit traditional shopping market in Peshawar city. Meals and Overnight at Hotel.

Day 5: Swat

Drive to Swat(180km) over Malakand pass(1800m) enroute visit Takht Bhai
Buddhist Monastery and Shigardara Stupa. After lunch visit Swat museum and Butkara sites. Meals and over night at hotel.

Days 6: Chilas

Drive to Chilas(270km) over Shangla pass. Lunch at Besham and drive Continues to Chilas. Meals and over night at hotel.

Day 7: Fairy Meadows

Drive to Raikot bridge for Fairy Meadow enroute visit Rock Carving at Thalepan and transfer by 4 wheel jeeps to Tato. Another 3 hours walk to Fairy Meadow. Dinner and overnight at Raikot Sarai.(6 hours).

Day 8: Fairy Meadows

Full day excursion to Nanga Parbat base camp visit Alferd Drexal Monument And explore the area. Lunch at beyal camp and back to Raikot Sarai for meals And over night.

Days 9: Chilas

Trek back to Tato village and transfer by jeeps to Chilas. Dinner & over Night at hotel.

Day 10: Besham

Drive to Besham (280km) enroute visit Shatial rock carving and drive Continue to Besham. Meals and over night at hotel.

Day 11: Islamabad

Drive to Islamabad(265km). Enroute visit Taxila Museum, holds rich Collections of Gandhara Buddhist art and treasure. Visit Julian Monastery, Sirkap and Dharmarajika stupa. Lunch at Taxila and drive to Islamabad. The modern capital of Pakistan. Dinner and over night at hotel.

Day 12: Fly Out

Transfer to airport.

Discover Pakistan

Culture Tours

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Indus Civilization

We take a tour of the 5000 year old Indus valley civilization and marvel at the magnificence of architecture that covers the most historical and culturally rich areas of Pakistan’s ancient history.

Hunza Spring Blossom Tour

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