ARRIVAL LOCATION Islamabad
DEPARTURE LOCATION Islamabad
BEST SEASON April to October

The Northern Areas of Pakistan are blessed with impressive mountain landscapes. The highest towering snow covered peaks in the world and the longest glaciers outside the Polar Region. Huge lakes and dreamy valleys are abundant. The great mountain ranges of the world rub against each other side by side as if nature had intended a contest between three mountainous mammoths, the Himalayas, the Karakoram and the Hindukush ranges. The Indus River flows in between these mountain ranges as if it were a cooling agent slowing down their fury.

Karakoram Highway, eighth wonder of the world, is a unique highway that provides one of the most adventurous and scenic journeys to many parts of F.A.N.A (Federally Administered Northern Areas).

One can see the highest peaks, get a stiff dose of ancient history (both fact and fable), go trekking, mountaineering or just sit by a window and enjoy spectacular views of the region while enjoying a hot cup of tea.

Be it a cultural, historical, scientific or simply a pleasure trip; the northern areas of Pakistan are an ideal place for any kind of expedition for all ages. Look for specific details of various excursions in the website as it will offer you a multitude of options.

 

1

Islamabad

Arrival at Islamabad. Meet and assist transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit the Taxila archeological museum, Julian Monestry and archeological sites of Sircap and Bhirmound. Drive back to Islamabad. Overnight at Hotel Shalimar.
2

Islamabad-Skardu

Fly to Skardu. (subject to weather conditions) an impressive 50 minutes fly over Babusar pass and mighty Nanga Parbat (8125m). Transfer to hotel Shangri-La.
3

Skardu-Shigar

Drive to Shigar valley, the gateway to Baltoro glacier. Visit the 16th century old mosque and lacal tibeten style old houses and village. After lunch drive back to Skardu. Overnight at Shangri-La Resort
4

Shigar-Khaplu

Drive to Kaplu a beautiful town at the bank of River Indus. Visit the old Fort and Mosque built by the Tibetan Architect style overnight at Khaplu or Return to Skardu hotel.
5

Khaplu-Deosai

Drive to Deosai Plains via satpara lake and Alimalik pass. Deosai a high plateau (4000m) uninhabited and inhospitable in winter, snow-covered for eight months of the year. But in summer its an enchanted wilderness. The National Park of Deosai Plains covers a vast area where wild Himalayan bears and snow leopards live. Camp.
6

Deosai National Park

Full day Excursion to Deosai National Park to explore the endangered wild life species, Brown Bears, Brown marmots and Migratory Birds and wild flowers. Meals and overnight at Camp.
7

Deosai-Tarishing

Drive to Tarishing via Chachor Pass. Visit the Sheosor Lake there are different kind of birds species in this lake and a magnificent views of Nanga Parbat. After a brief visit continue drive to Tarishing, a village at the foot of south side of Nanga parbat is surrounded by high peaks and gives views on the valley. Meals and overnight at local Sarai.
8

Tarishing

Full day excursion to Nanga Parbat Base-Camp cross the Tarishing glacier and walk through the green meadows of Rupal villages to discover the astonishing vertical wall of south face of Nanga Parbat. Return to Tarishing overnight local sarai (inn).
9

Tarishing-Rama

Drive to Rama Lake a beautiful resort situated in thick pine forest. After lunch drive to Rama lake and local shaped huts. Meals and overnight at PTDC Rama.
10

Rama-Gilgit

Drive to Gilgit by the Astor gorge and at Thalichi the road joins KKH. A magnificent view of Nanga Parbat appear the immaculate summit of the Killer Mountain. Overnight at Riveria Hotel.
11

Gilgit-Naltar-Gilgit

Full day excursion to Naltar valley ( 2880m). Hidden in the mountains up a dramatic barren gorge 19 kilometers long is the surprisingly green and lush valley of Naltar. It’s a good departure for day hiking. Return to Gilgit. Overnight at Hotel Riveria.
12

Gilgit-Karimabad

Drive to Karimabad. Perched on the bank of the Hunza River the town is shadowed by Ultar, Lady Finger and Rakaposhi peaks. On way stop to admire the view on Rakaposhi (7788m). Visit the Baltit and Altit Forts. After noon drive to Duikar view point for sun set photography of many countless peaks above 7000 m in Karakoram and enjoy the birds eye view of Hunza and Nagar valleys. overnight at Hilltop Hotel.
13

Karimabad

Day Excursion to Hoper village at Nagar valley dominated by Rakaposhi Peak (7788m). Views on Malubiting (7266m), and Diran peaks. Overnight at Hilltop Hotel.
14

Karimabad-Gulmit

Drive to Gulmit, visit the Museum, full of traditional ethnic artifacts, old houses and exploration around Gulmit. After lunch visit the Borit lake and rope suspension bridge and passu village to have a magnificent view of passu glacier and Passu peak. Overnight at Marco polo Inn Gulmit
15

Gulmit-Gilgit

Drive to Gilgit an important market place on the Silk Road. Visit the Buddha carved in rock at Kharga and exploration of the town. Many shops show the precious stones, which are found in all the area. Overnight at Riveria Hotel.
16

Gilgit-Fairy Meadows

Early morning drive to Raikot Bridge and walk on the narrow gorge of the Raikot valley jeep road up to Tato village which has damaged by the earth quake last year takes 5-6 hours to Tato village. another 3 hours walk leads to Fairy Meadow. Overnight at Raikot Sarai.
17

Fairy Meadows-Beyal

Morning day free to explore the area. After lunch trek to beyal another beautiful meadow surrounded by thick pine and juniper forest. a very gentle walk leads to beyal through the thick pine forest and green meadows with full of wild flowers. Overnight at wooden log Huts.
18

Beyal-Nanga Parbat Base Camp

Day excursion to Nanga Parbat Base camp. Hike around the meadows or camp 1, visit the Alfred Drexel monument and explore the area. After lunch trek back to beyal. Overnight at wooden log huts at beyal.
19

Beyal-Fairy Meadows

Day excursion to surrounding areas or walk on the Raikot glacier to hike to bathrate meadows and Trek back to Fairy Meadow Overnight in Raikot Sarai.
20

Fairy Meadows-Chilas

Trek back to Raikot bridge. Drive to Chilas. Visit Rock carving at Thalapen famous for the petroglyphes. Overnight at Shangri-La Chilas.
21

Chilas-Babusar-Naran

Drive to Naran via Babusar Pass (4100m) through the boto gah valley and summer pastures of the local inhabitants living up with the cattle herds. From the pass you can see the naked mountain Nanga Parbat, Rakaposhi and the surrounding summer pastures. On the way to Naran you can see the Lulusar Lake and Lalazar plateau. Overnight at PTDC Naran.
22

Naran-Shogran

Morning Excursion to Saif-ul-Maluk Lake at 10 km from Naran. The crystal waters of the lake mirror the Malika Parbat peak. After brief visit drive back to shoghran plateau. Overnight at pine park Hotel.
23

Shogran

This day you can enjoy the beauty of the area or take an optional excursion to Siri Paya a well known local hill-station. The jeep road continues to Siri Paya at about 2700m where friendly shepherds tend their herds on magnificent plateau. After lunch drive back to shogran. Overnight at Pine park hotel.
24

Shogran-Islamabad

After break fast drive to Islamabad through the beautiful Balakot and Mansehra valley. Lunch enroute and continue drive to Islamabad. Overnight Shalimar Hotel.
25

Fly Out

Transfer to airport.

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