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Wonders of the North

Fact Sheet

Days:21 Location:Gilgit-Baltistan – Swat
 Max Altitude:4734m Season:March- September
Country:Pakistan Group Size:1-18

Trip Introduction

Enjoy wonders of the North from Skardu to Khunjarab pass. If you catch flight to Gilgit, you will have marvellous areal view of the Nanga Parbat in the  Himalayas and several peaks of the Karakorams. However, travelling along the KKH, in case you start by road, will give you an alternate pleasure of its kind. Whatsoever, atleast one side journey must be by air to enjoy the view. It would give you an aura as if you are trekking on the high altitude mountains, not just travelling by air.
When you start travelling by road, Chilas is your first stop for overnight. It takes around 10 to 12 hours to reach to Chilas and another three hours will take you to enchanting Gilgit town next day. In the environs you have Karga Buddha nearby, at around 15 minutes drive but interesting-a carved Buddhaare in the rock at about 10 meters from the bottom of rock.Another full day will be needed for a day excursion to Naltar valley-a lush green region pasture cum valley at around one and half hour drive from main Gilgit city. The next day you are heading towards Hunza along the KKH. Explore the beauty of Hunza with its picturesque locations and its cultural haritages. There is still a long way to go before you think about Skardu for the way back. The beautiful Gulmit valley, the isolated Shimshal valley now accessible by Jeep, and the remote Chupurson valley, all have a splendid charm of their own.  Your very destination is the Khunjarab Pass, the hightest mettalled border in the world between Pakistan and China.
From the Khunjarab pass you turn to switch into a different culture. You are now about to enter Tittle Tibet. If you have already been to Tibet or even have heard about their culture and life style, you will find a cultural replica of Tibet in Skardu. Almost everything is Tibetian exept the religion- their  lifestyle, artifacts, buildings, and much more……there is just more than enough to explore. The beautiful lakes, the typical Tibetian style forts (some of them recently renovated by Aga Khan Cultural Services), and the 16th century Buddhist Rocks are an added beauty. Explore also the interesting old and new markets and see how people lead their lives. Fly back to Islamabad safely and to homeland with beautiful memories of Pakistan.
Day 1Arrivel in Islamabad, transfer to hotel.
Day 2Fly to Gilgit / by road drive to Chilas in case of cancellation of flight.
Day 3Day trip to Nalter valley and back to Gilgit / drive from Chilas to Gilgit
Day 4Drive to Karimabad, visit local bazar, back to hotel
Day 5Early morning drive to Duiker for sunraising, afternoon visit to forts
Day 6Drive to Gulmit, explore Gulmit village. (Hotel)
Day 7Day hike to Gulkin glacier and Borit lake. (Hotel)
Day 8Drive to Shimshal and explore Shimshal valley. (Camp)
Day 9Day hike around Shimshal village.(Camp)
Day 10Drive to Chupurson valley and explore. (Camp)
Day 11Day hike in Chupurson valley. (Camp)
Day 12Drive to khunjrab pass (4734m), back to Passu. (Hotel)
Day 13Drive to Gilgit with lunch on the way at Rakaposhi point. (Hotel)
Day 14Drive to Shigar in Skardu. (Shigar Fort)
Day 15Drive to Hushe. (Camp)
Day 16Explore village and day hike around Hushe. (Camp)
Day 17Drive back to Skardu. (Hotel)
Day 18 Visit lakes around skardu, Hotel
Day 19 Fly back to Islamabad or drive to Chilas. (Hotel)
Day 20Free day for shopping in Islamabad or drive from Chilas to Islamabad. (Hotel)
Day 21Fly back 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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