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Swat Hunza Culture Jeep Safari

Fact Sheet

Days:17 Location:Gilgit-Baltistan – Swat
 Max Altitude:4734m Season:March- September
Country:Pakistan Group Size:2-40

Trip Introduction

Starting from Islamabad by road, this jeep safari covers four distinct places with different cultures and civilisations. The journey begins from Islamabad with first stop at Taxila, just an hours drive. With its history traces back to  Gandhara civilisation, Texila has been the ancient meeting point of traders from China and the West. This is one of  the famous spots with Archaeological sites and stupas surrounded by Taxila museums.  The way further leads to the historically rich and most beautiful Swat Valley, pearched at an elevation of 975m south of Gilgit and north of Peshawar across the highest Malakand pass in the Hindu Kush range. The place is also called Udayana, or the garden of the ancient Hindu epic, the name given to this unsurpassed beauty. It is here that Alexander the great encountered opposing armies before marching down.

The excaveted archaeological sites here ranges from prehistoric caves through Aryan graveyards to Buddhist monasteries, of which here were once 1,400 in the valley.The land of Swat is further divided into upper and lower Swat. Lower Swat is wide with wheat and lucerne fields on either side of the river surrounded by fruit orchards while upper Swat, with a narrow river running through pine forests, is pearched on green slopes with mud plaseterd stone houses, tiny shops and water powered flour mills. The land offers some of the best walking in Pakistan as well as excellent fishing and climbing sites besides safaris.
The journey then leads you to Chitral via the famous Lowari top, known as “Jewel of the Hindu Kush” adorned with the majestic Trichmir peak (7708m). Chitral lies in the north western corner of Pakistan at an elevation of 1518m. The beauty of Chitral is its Kafir Kalash valleys (Rambur, Brir and Bamburet) situated about 35km west of Chitral offers a unique civilization. The lifestyle of people there is dramatically different from that of rest of the chitral valley. Their rituals and their inhibitants, cluster of wooden made old houses, and their outfit is totally different and worth seeing.
Now come to the third and most exquisite culture of the Northern Areas, with its wonderful sites and view points, nestled in the lap of beautiful mountains. Starting from Gilgit, situated at an elevation of 1454m driving through the KKH with several beautiful picturesque viewpoints leads you to the resplended land of Hunza. Explore the beautiful tiny valleys of Hunza where pristine natural beauty awaits you. Its cultural forts and its remote places where you can see many thing you haven’t come by so far.
Day 1Arrival at Islamabad. (Hotel)
Day 2Drive to Swat en route visit Taxila (7-8 hours)
Day 3Sight seeing in Swat, visit Budhkara and the Museum
Day 4Drive to Chitral via Lowari Pass(3234 m). (Hotel)
Day 5Drive to Kalash valley . (Camp)
Day 6Day hike in Kalash (Rambur, Bamburet and Birir).(Camp)
Day 7Drive to Mastuj. (Camp)
Day 8Drive to Gupis. (Camp)
Day 9Drive to Gilgit .(Hotel)
Day 10Visit Gilgit bazaar, drive to Hunza. (Hotel)
Day 11Excursion to Hoper Valley and back. (Hotel)
Day 12Drive to Sost (3hrs). (Hotel)
Day 13Drive to Chapurson Valley. (Camp)
Day 14Drive back to Gulmit. (Hotel)
Day 15Drive to Chilas. (Hotel)
Day 16Drive to islamabad. (Hotel)
Day 17Fly Home, 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.

Hotels

Islamabad: Envoy Hotel/ Grand Regency Hotel
Besham: PTDC Motel
Chilas: Panaroma Inn/Shangrilla Midway
Skardu:PTDC Motel/Concordia 

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