Hunza Apricot Blossom Tour
|Max Altitude:||4737m||Season:||March – April|
Spring being the beginning of season usually from early April welcome you to the Northern Areas. Hunza & Nagar in Bolloosm present an aesthetic panorama. The lush green tarraced fields surrounded by blooming trees and the village itself guarded by snowbound sky kissing mountains displaying scene enough to overwhelms visiters. Moreover, besides the appealing vistas, the fragrance emanating in the villages add charm to the visual beauty. This breathtaking tour in beautiful spring in the north gives you the huge variety of natural splendors. This panorama can be seen throughout in the North along the KKH and off the road.
Start it from Gilgit, the capital of Northern Areas. When you arrive in Gilgit you will feel that you are somewhere you need to be in Spring. Bagrot valley in Gilgit is at around an hour drive famous for its panoramic outlook in spring and summer. Kargah Buddah in the tiny Kargah valley is about 20 min drive from the city. It is more famous for the carved Buddha in a rock about 10 meters from the pathway.
Proceed further to Hunza. Karimabad is about 90 km from Hunza and usually takes 3 hours but with repeated cessations on the viewpoints could prolong the journey double as longer up to Hunza. You will stay in Hunza even if you never liked to do that. Drive further to upper Hunza for added beauty, hit the Khunjarab Pass (The highest border linking China and Pakistan at an elevation of 4737m) and start the journey back. You can spare a day to visit Nagar valley off the KKH opposit Hunza valley. You can drive up to the Hoper Glacier flowing down by the valley with picturesque mountains in the surroundings.
Arrival at Islamabad, after meet and greet with our Company representative, transfer to hotel. after some rest in hotel, city tour of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Rawalpindi is lively bustling city with the crowded streets and colourful bazaars, through its lacks the grand monuments, The bazaar should appeal to anyone with the desire to see the real Pakistan. Islamabad is new Capital 36 years old well-planed city of Pakistan is lush green at the footsteps of potohar hills. We shall visit Faisal Mosque, Shakarpearian Gardens with a visit to Lok versa, institute of Folk and Traditional heritage. evening back to hotel for overnight.
After breakfast in hotel at Islamabad, we drive to Taxila, visit Taxila museum and sites, further drive to Besham 267 km ,6-7 hrs, en route we do our lunch, overnight in hotel.
Day-03: Besham-Gilgit 1462m
After breakfast in hotel at Besham ,we drive via Karakoram highway to Gilgit,391km Highway is most exciting and thrilling .It is a monument to the enginreering feast and one of most spectacular roads and worlds highest metalled border crossing. It connects Pakistan and China stretching over a distance of 1300Km between Islamabad and Kashgar. The Karakoram highway was constructed jointly by the Chinese and Pakistani, .begun in 1960s and finally constructed in 1976.It is an engineering wonder, but cost of many lives .en route stop at Chilas for lunch, overnight in hotel.
Day-04 Bagrot Valley Excursion.
We do our breakfast in hotel at Gilgit ,drive to Bagrot Valley, almost 2 hours easy drive by Jeep upto Bagrot Valley , after some Tea break in local guest house at Bagrot, we do some hike up to Bagrot Glacier, back to Guest house for Lunch, afternoon drive back to Gilgit, Visit local Bazaar in Gilgit .dinner and overnight at hotel in Gilgit
Day-05. Gilgit-Karimabad 2500m
After breakfast,we drive to Kargha, A visit to Gilgit and its bazaar will give you an opportunity to become acquainted with mountain people.Situated 15 km southwest of Gilgit is Kargah, a small Valley with several large rock carvings of Lord Buddha.It is not known exactly when the carvings were completed,but the workmanship is definitely that of a talented master.It is likely that a trade route linking southern China with the neighbouring countries once ran through the region.After lunch we drive to Karimabad,70km almost one and half hrs drive,on the way to Hunza we stop at Rakaposhi 7788m View point for a cup of Tea,proceed to Karimabad.dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day-06: Hunza Sightseeing.
Early in the morning we drive to Duiker for sun rising on the top of some beautiful mountains, including Rakaposhi Peak 7788m,Diran Peak 7266m Ultar Peak 7388m,Golden Peak 7027m and Lady finger Peak, We do our breakfast at Eagle Nest hotel Duiker with some Panoramic views down to Hunza and Nagar Valley .Proceed to Altit Village, Visit over 900 years old Altit Fort, We walk to Karimabad, Visit more then 700 years old Baltit Fort, Lunch at Local restaurant, back to hotel for some rest, evening visit bazaar in Karimabad. overnight in hotel.
Day-07; Khunjerab Pass 4737m Excursion
After breakfast we drive to Khunjerab Pass 4737m,Pakistan China border,179km almost 3 hrs drive, In the olden days there were few high passes leading from china that were suitable for Travel, Today the Khunjerab Pass, which at an altitude of 4737m is the highest point on the Karakoram Highway, provides an easy all .weather entry from Pakistan to Famous Sinkiang Province of the peoples Republic of China. We do our packed lunch at Khunjerab Pass, drive back to Gulmit for overnight.
Day-08; Borit Lake.
After breakfast in hotel,we drive to Borit Lake. A beautiful lake in the middle of Borit village. We do some walk and hike, do our lunch at Borit lake with some stunning view of beautiful mountains around the lake. Afternoon back to Gulmit. Dinner and overnight in gulmit.
Day-9: Gulmit-Hoper Valley-Hunza
After breakfast we drive to Hoper Valley, some hike to hoper Glacier, Lunch at Hoper, proceed to Karimabad ,transfer to hotel, afternoon visit local bazaar ,dinner at local Restaurant, overnight at hotel.
Day-10 Karimabad- Gilgit.
After breakfast at hotel, we Visit Hunza Carpet house,where local Woman,s and Mens making local carpets, we also visit some old traditional houses at Hunza and meet local people, see the famous Culture of Hunzakuz ,after Lunch proceed to Gilgit. 1-2 hrs drive. Transfer to hotel, dinner and overnight in hotel.
We drive to Besham via Karakoram highway,331km almost 8-9 hrs. en route lunch at Dassu, proceed to Besham, overnight in hotel.
Breakfast in hotel, drive to Islamabad,267km almost 6-7 hrs drive, on the way we stop for lunch at Abbott abad,a nice planed City, further drive to Islamabad ,overnight in hotel.
Day-13 Fly homeland.
Transfer to the Islamabad International air port for destination flight. End of services.
What is include in service?
1. Accommodation as per the list provided.
2. Private Air Conditioned transport and 4*4 Jeeps
3. Meals, breakfast, lunch, Dinner in hotels.
4. Entrance fees to museum and sites during Tour.
5. English Speaking Guide services.
6. Tips at hotel and airport.
What is not include in service?
1. International airfares.
2. Personal insurance.
3. Extras at hotels, like drinks, laundry, personal phone calls, etc.
4. Anything which is not mentioned at above given programme.
|Besham:||Pearl Continental (Five Star)|
|Gilgit:||Pearl Continental (Five Star)|