Islamabad and Back to Islamabad
Hunza Adventure Tour offers you a customized Gilgit Baltistan tour, we also provide ready-made tour packages for our clients. Hunza Adventure Tour team is composed of the locals of Gilgit Baltistan hence making the tour more interesting by offering different activities in the region. We also offer our clients to interact with the locals of the region as well as to visit the house of the locals where local food is served together with an environment to enjoy the local music and dance.
Gilgit Baltistan tour is known for its enormous beauty and fascinating landscape. In this region of Pakistan, the three famous mountain range connects the Himalayas, the Karakorum, and the Hindu Kush. The whole region of Gilgit Baltistan tour has become the home of mountaineers, trekkers, climbers, hikers, and nature lovers.
A place known as Dam-e-Dunia meaning the roof of the world is also located near Gilgit Baltistan tour. This name was given to a plateau known as the Pamir plateau, the pinnacle of six of the world’s most powerful mountain ranges. This region is crossed by the famous Karakorum highway which connects Kashmir Pakistan and the region of Gilgit Baltistan with Xinjiang China. This highway is a 1300 km long highway passing by the region forming the boundary between the Indus and the deserts of central Asia. On 322 km is located a river on the western side of this highway called the shyok river and on the west the karumber river and the Hindu Kush range is positioned. Nanga Parbat is on the west of the Himalayan range it is 8,126 meters making an Arc of 24,124 Km. on the eastern edge, the razor’s edge is located which is considered as the fate and destiny of the Indian sub-continent.
The setting of the Karakorum Range is in such a way that it is surrounded by the vast glacier network and the world’s highest concentration of mountains. The largest glaciers from the sub-polar flows in the Karakorams range. Gilgit Baltistan tour can be compared with very few places because of its scenic landscape and beautiful mountains covering the Karakoram highway. A spectacular and unforgettable sight is the highway passage along the Batura glacier, ranked among the 7th largest in the world. Two passes lie on the Karakorum highway one is the famous khunjerab pass and the other is Mintaka pass. The famous silk route lies on the Mintaka pass which was used by the ancient well-known travelers and this silk route is headed from Europe to Asia. The famous Venetian merchant Marco polo also traveled through the silk route he was made the thirteen-century wild Morco Polo sheep.
Some of the mesmerizing glaciers lying in the north are the Siachin glacier (75km), Batura Glacier 58km, the Hisper glacier (52km) meeting with the Biafo at Hisper la 5,154 meters forming an ice circle of 116km in length. The most pleasing of these glaciers is the Baltoro Glacier which is 62km in length. This group of glaciers constitutes a 1,219 sq. km surface. These peaks are among the fourteen peaks covering 8000m on earth, at the head of Baltora four occupy an arena. Some of the peaks climbed by famous climbers lying in the region of Gilgit Baltistan tour are the K-2 (8,611m) the second peak to Everest, the broad peak, and the Gasherbrum-I and II. The Baltoro from a distance looks very smooth and majestic but in reality, it’s a messy tumbling mass of rock and ice, it is managers and hills and century-long rubble.
This region is a very unique and wonderful corner of the earth which is covered by mountains and snowy peaks piercing the sky. There are similar large peaks in the lesser Karakoram like Rakaposhi at 7,788 m the foremost giant in Hunza valley. The North face is a spectacular cliff at 5,791 Meters of snow and icefall.
More than 7000 peaks are located in the Karakorum Range and there are hundreds of unknown summits below 6000 meters on the map. The colors, shapes, and size of the peaks offer marvelous contrast which defies description one of which is the K2 the unquestioned divine king. The wide top peaks of Muztagh tower, huge and hideous adds to the beauty of the region making it well known and attracting many tourists, climbers, and trekkers.
You will be greeted by the team of Hunza Adventure Tours at Islamabad International airport then transfer you along with your luggage to centrally located. Overnight stay in Islamabad.
Distance: 30km / Driving Hours: 01 hr / Altitude: 540m / Activities: Sightseeing.
Drive to Chilas on Karakorum highway en route we will stop at Shatial rock carving then further drive to Chilas arrival in Chilas check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay in Chilas.
Distance: 460 km / Driving Hours: 11 – 12 hrs / Altitude: 1265m / Activities: Sightseeing.
Departure for Fairy Meadows, we will transfer to the mountain jeep at Raikot Bridge for further drive to Tatto village on the narrow Jeep track. Arrive in Tatto village and start trek to Fairy Meadows, Arrive at Fairy Meadows check-in at hut and after a short rest we will do some short walking around; overnight stay in the local style wooden huts.
Distance:95 km / Altitude: 3000m / Walk:3 hrs / Grade: Easy / Activities: Hiking.
Early morning after breakfast starts the trek toward the Nanga Parbat base camp arrives at Nanga Parbat base camp rest of the time free for photography then return back to Fairy Meadows in the evening. Overnight stay at Fairy Meadows in Huts.
Altitude: 3300m / Hike:5-6 hrs / Grade: Easy / Activities: Hiking.
In the morning after breakfast, we will drive to Karimabad Hunza sightseeing en-route we will stop at the junction point of the three greatest mountain ranges where they meet at the same then we will have a lunch break at Rakaposhi viewpoint then further drive to Karimabad Hunza arrival in Karimabad Hunza check in at hotel after a short rest then we will go for the sunset Safari at Eagles nest. Overnight stay in Karimabad Hunza.
Distance: 280 km / Driving Hours:08 hrs / Altitude: 2400m / Activities: Sightseeing.
In the morning after breakfast then we will visit Baltit Fort Karimabad local bazaar, Altit Fort, Altit old village and in the afternoon after lunch doing the water channel walk then we will drive to Hopper Valley hike up to Hopper glacier then drive toward Attabad Lake boating at Attabad Lake then further drive to Gulmit arrival in Gulmit check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay in Gulmit Upper Hunza Valley.
This day is very interesting, as in the first nearly half an hour we will drive to Hussaini Village and we will visit Hussaini suspension bridges, then we will drive up to Upper Borith walking up to the viewpoint of Passu white glacier then drive to Passu village after lunch then we will have a village visit after completing the visit then we will drive back to Gulmit. Overnight Stay in Gulmit Upper Hunza Valley.
Distance:85 km / Driving Hours:4 hrs / Altitude:2500m / Activities: sightseeing.
Full-day excursions to Khunjerab pass (The border between Pakistan and China). In the olden days, there were few highs passes leading from China that were suitable for travel. Today the Khunjerab Pass, which at an altitude of 4733 m the highest point in the world on the Karakorum highway, provides an easy all-weather entry from Pakistan to the famous Sinkiang province of the people‟s Republic of China. This route is a beautiful drive, with views of the high mountains of the Karakoram & the distant Pamir mountain ranges. At Khunjerab, now declared a national park, one can see Marcopolo Sheep, Snow leopard, Himalayan Ibexes. In the evening return back to the hotel.
Distance:272 km / Driving Hours:7 hrs / Altitude:4733m / Activities: sightseeing.
This whole day we will explore Chapursan Valley, doing horse and yak riding, and watch polo match the freestyle polo match with no rules and regulations. Which is only played in the north part of Pakistan no one else in the world. If there will be the match held on the day we visit return back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Gulmit.
Distance:200 km / Driving Hours:8 hrs / Altitude:3000 m / Activities: sightseeing and Cultural.
In the morning after breakfast, we will visit the sites in Gulmit the Old house 700 years old, the cultural museum, Gulmit Old town, and the Community based school and in the evening we will visit the Local traditional house of Upper Hunza Valley for the local dinner. Overnight Stay in Gulmit Upper Hunza
After breakfast drive to Gilgit en-route short stop at Rakaposhi viewpoint for photography then further drive to Gilgit, we will visit the bazaar in order to familiarize ourselves with the customs of the Gilgit’s, a stop at the cooperative store, where Chinese goods are bought on the barter system will allow us to glance at Chinese treasure, we will then take a hair raising drive across Asia’s longest suspension bridge – 600 feet long and wide enough only for one car at a time arrival in Gilgit check in at hotel after a short rest then we will visit the Kargah Buddha Nulla. Overnight stay in Gilgit.
Distance:145 km / Driving Hours:03 hrs / Altitude:1500m / Activities: sightseeing.
In the morning after breakfast, we will drive to Gupis Valley en route we will stop for a lunch stop then further drive to Gupis Valley arrive and check-in at hotel after a short rest then we will visit Khalti Lake. Overnight stay in Gupis Valley.
Distance:130 km / Driving Hours:04 hrs / Altitude: 3000m / Activities: sightseeing.
In the morning after breakfast, we will drive to Phundar Valley en route we will stop for a lunch stop then further drive to Phundar Valley arrival, and check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay in Phundar Valley. Distance:60 km / Driving Hours:02 hrs / Altitude: 3500m / Activities: sightseeing.
Early in the morning after breakfast, we will drive to Gilgit en-route we will stop for photography arrival in Gilgit after lunch then drive to Chilas arrival in Chilas check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay in stay in Chilas. Distance:450 km / Driving Hours:12 hrs / Altitude:615m / Activities: sightseeing.
In the morning after breakfast we will drive to Islamabad en route we will visit the Taxila Museum then further drive to Islamabad arrival in Islamabad after lunch then we will visit Fasial Mosque, Lok Versa, Saidpur Village and Daman Koh and Raja bazzar after farewell dinner party then we will drop you at the airport to catch the flight back home.
Distance:376 km / Driving Hours:4-5 hrs / Altitude:540m / Activities: sightseeing.
Hunza Adventure Tours promulgates its terms and conditions for any kind of trip, trekking, mountaineering, hiking, rafting, wild safaris and other services being operated so far by the company. The terms and conditions set forth will bring forward its limitations before any interested visitor advances for the programs alluded.
ALFALAH BANK PAKISTAN
Account Title: HUNZA ADVENTURE TOURS.
Account # 1006067881.
Branch Code : 0407.
Swift Code. ALFHPKKA.
Branch: Alfalah Bank Pakistan,stock exchange ISE Tower,
Jinnah Avenue, Blue Area Islamabad Pakistan.
No refund will be made for 50% deposit amount in case of cancellation of trip for any other else reason. Having paid full amount of any trip, you’re entitled to incur refund in case if you want to cancel your trip. Still, cancellation charge is invoiced to you. Written notification of your cancellation should be made to cancel any trip. Nevertheless, you’re imposed cancellation charge as advised below: –
2: SUPPLEMENT CHARGE:
On our holidays tour / trek packages, rooms or tents are provided in twin sharing basis. Thus, single room supplement charge will be imposed to client who does not have another tour participant to share room / tent with.
3: INCOMPLETE TOUR:
No refund will be made to clients who drop out from the journey regardless of whatever portions remain unused in the itinerary.
4: CLIENTS’ RESPONSIBLE:
A tour / trek guide who represents Hunza Adventure Tours deserves all authority during your tours. If you commit any unlawful act, you are compelled to leave the tour. No refund will be made in such case.
5: IMPACT ON YOUR JOURNEY:
We put our every effort to ensure comfortable traveling of yours,but it is must to understand that what you might be accustomed to in the western affluent countries, the Asian countries can’t afford such facilities. Weather is another factor that directly impact on your journey. Hence, patience in mind, enthusiasm and proper preparation before head is must to venture into journey.
6: TRAVEL INSURANCE:
You must purchase comprehensive travel insurance package against medical, natural calamity, helicopter evacuation, personal accident, trip cancellation etc. This is suggested to all our esteemed clients.
7: TOUR AMENDMENT:
To make alterations of any trek / tour itinerary, prior notice is requested. You’re advised to stay in touch with us thus. But occasionally, you may be obliged to do so en route under certain circumstance for instance bad weather etc.
8: PAPERS AND DOCUMENTS:
All necessary documents should be presented in sequence for example to issue visa, necessary permits etc. We’re not accountable in case of any trip formality not completed in time before the trip departs on the absent of essential papers and documents.
9: RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY:
Your safety and enjoyment is our prime concern. We therefore carry out our responsibility honestly & sincerely to ensure your holiday trouble–free as well as you have desired. Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, trip may be change under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as land-slides, road blockage, flood, snow political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents etc. Any extra cost incurring there is your personal responsibility and should be borne on the spot.
10: FLIGHT DELAY / CANCELLATION:
There is virtually possibility of flight delay or postponement for notorious weather in Karakoram & Himalayan Mountain regions of Pakistan which could be happened, especially during off season, you’re highly advised to reserve extra days to prepare with some delays and avoid frustrating consequence. In case of flight cancellation pre-tour/post-tour, you need to meet your accommodation and food costs yourself.
Hunza Adventure Tours puts every effort to ensure your comfortable traveling, but it is must to understand that what you might be accustomed to in the other affluent countries, the Asian countries can’t afford such facilities. Weather is another factor that directly impacts your journey. Hence, patience in mind, enthusiasm and proper preparation before beginning is must to venture into journey.
We loves to customize personal trips for you, your friends, or organization. Our published land costs are typically based on number of individuals, so the number in your party may affect your land costs. Just give us a call/contact us and let us know what you’re interested in, and we’ll do our best to Make It Happen.
We are happy to help you arrange accommodations before and after your trip. We can recommend side excursions and restaurants for the extra time.
Our guide or representative will pick you up at the airport on the scheduled arrival date. We can help you arrange accommodations if you arrive earlier, and we are happy to make suggestions for transportation, restaurants and sightseeing.
All of our guides are highly skilled experienced professionals who have been selected based on their careful judgment, local knowledge, understanding of our client’s needs, patience and supportive guiding styles, and great personalities. In addition to their impressive personal achievements in the field, our guides bring a wealth of natural history, cultural anthropology and linguistic knowledge for their group’s enlightenment. Our international guides and staff surpass the needs of our clientele and make the trip enjoyable beyond expectations.
You will be greeted by our representative at airport on your arrival. He shall be holding a placard of your name for identification. We shall also provide you list of emergency 24 hours contact numbers for any emergency.
There is no way to know how quickly our trips are going to fill up. Many of our trips fill up months in advance. So send in your application and a deposit as soon as you have decided which trip date you want.
This must be obtained before arrival and we recommend that you contact your local Pakistani embassy or consulate when planning your trip.
Gilgit Baltistan is a beautiful destination. So much so, that one should definitely plan a visit. With beautiful lakes and treks to offer, Gilgit Baltistan is a must-visit place to go to. In winter, the temperature in Gilgit Baltistan drops down severely and becomes even more picturesque. One can visit the frozen lakes , if not the Baltoro trek, one can do the trek in Hunza Valley, visit Gilgit Baltistan festivals that help you interact with the locals as well.
A complete clothing and equipment list specific to your trip will be sent to you in a dossier. Every year, after assessing feedback from our clients and guides, we review and update our lists so they are as complete and up-to-date as possible. Every list has a description of each item, however feel free to call us if you have questions or need help locating any of the items on the list. It is extremely important that you adhere strictly to the equipment list.
All accommodations are based on double or triple occupancy. If you are traveling solo and wish to share accommodations, we will pair you with another traveler of same gender. If you request single accommodations or a roommate cannot be assigned, you will be responsible for paying the single supplement fee.
Pakistani people love to take pictures and photograph themselves !
Do not forget your camera !
Photography is a great fun in Pakistan as you will have enough sunlight most of the time. In some of the monuments one has to pay fee for the photography. Our guide will suggest you where it is worth to photograph and where not. At some of the locations photography is not allowed. It is prohibited to photograph military installations, which can include some the train stations, bridges and airports also.Do not photograph these objects otherwise your film can be confiscated.
Tipping is always a personal choice, but is greatly appreciated by your guides. Check your departure packet for details.
You can sign up for the trip directly on our website. To secure your place on this trip, please click on the BOOK NOW button at the side of the page, or the dates tab to the right. You will also need to have the below information to hand:
• Name as per Passport
• Home Address
• Email Address
• Telephone Number
• Date of Birth
Before you embark on your trip, it is essential that we receive your passport, travel insurance, next of kin, medical details and dietary requirements (if applicable). If you have any medical conditions to declare or are over the age of 65, you will be required to complete a medical declaration form, signed and stamped by your GP. If you don’t have all this information to hand, you can still register your place today, and then re-log into the form before you depart by using your email address and the password you create upon registration.
For the trip confirmation you need to pay us the 40% payment in advance and the remaining 60% payment on arrival in Pakistan and for an
application alone won’t reserve a space.
If we cancels a trip due to any reason, you will receive a full refund.
The incidence of personal violent crime is certainly almost none despite sensational headlines and occasional saber rattling. The Karakorum region is known for centuries of peaceful coexistence.
The incidence of personal violent crime is certainly almost none than in anywhere in the world despite sensational headlines and occasional saber rattling. The Karakorum region is known for centuries of peaceful coexistence.
we have continued to operate trips in the region each year and we are confident that these regions remains one of the most beautiful, compelling and welcoming places on earth.
The major concentrations of troubles are in the western parts of Pakistan and 100s of miles to the Islamabad. Their major concentrations are in areas which have had little or no tourism (investment, hard currency, etc) which is one of the reasons that their message has played well in these very poor districts. By comparison, the K2 Region is a very well and worldly part of Pakistan.
That said, whenever you travel in Pakistan (or anywhere in the world for that matter), you should definitely use personal caution. We avoid any known dangerous situations. We monitor political situations posted by the government Office and ground reports from our staff and network of contacts. As when traveling in any region, make sure to keep an eye on your possessions and take certain common-sense measures to prevent theft or dangerous situations.
The first rule of trekking K2 Base Camp is to step to the wall side when you meet a mule, since otherwise you can be knocked off the edge.
The main danger for most people doing the straight-in, straight-out route is altitude sickness(AKA Acute Mountain Sickness or AMS). For most people, this can be avoided by sleeping no more than 300 metres higher than you did the night before and taking an acclimatisation day every 1000 metres. Serious AMS is more common in folk doing group tours than in independent trekkers.
Other common injuries are twisted ankles and sprains. Rock falls, moraine and glacier crossings add significant risk to longer treks involving crossing high passes such as the Gondogoro-La. As always, it’s unwise to trek solo in case you fall and can’t extricate yourself: Do note, that it is illegal to trek solo.
There is no specific age of USD bills, however, we recommend the guests to carry new crisp bills when traveling. All denominations are acceptable, however, it is easier if you have smaller denominations of 5’s, 10’s and 20’s.
Pakistani tap water is not safe to drink. Bring water purifying tablets or a water purifying stickto save money and the environment. Note that at higher elevations during the coldest times of year the water will freeze, so you’ll need to use boiled water.Buy a decent thermos flask or plastic water container, so that you can top up with hot, boiled water at the beginning of the day – starting with hot water will stop it freezing.
Yes why not stay on and explore more of what Pakistan has to offer! We can request with to change your return date with the airline. Places are limited and all arrangements are subject to availability.
Our unique style of off the beaten track, face-to-face travel is the only way to really experience a destination, but it also serves to keep the costs down. We spend your money providing an authentic experience, instead of on lavish hotels and expensive western-style meals. We pass these savings on to you with our low prices. Another thing you’ll notice are the inclusions. While we don’t include everything, we do throw in the major highlights of a destination, the things that everyone goes to see. On every trip page we show you the ‘Included Highlights’ of your trip, things that many other companies charge locally for. We leave many other activities as options, to provide you the freedom and flexibility to choose what you want to do on a daily basis.
In brief a customized itinerary is an itinerary prepared according to your personal needs. After all, you would have requested this to us as part of the process of customization. Your specific interest, preferences and needs are weighted with our knowledge of logistics and highlights of the area.
The Pakistani currency is the rupee, which is made of 100 paisa. Major currencies such as US dollars, British pounds and Euros are easily exchanged throughout Pakistan. Most international airports of the country have the money exchange counters, and also some selected larger hotels and resorts have this facility to their customer.
Of course the most regularly used cards are Visa and MasterCard, but neither American Express nor Dinner’s Club are broadly accepted in Pakistan. While you are going out of the main cities to the small places, it is recommended that you carry enough Pakistani currency for purchasing and tipping purpose.
With its many diverse landscapes and attractions, Pakistan is an admirable destination for the family traveler. Some of the good options are beach holidays and wildlife adventures in the national parks, while many monuments have sight and light shows that will capture children’s imagination. For teenagers, the many outdoor activities, such as camel safari and trekking, are an illustrative card. Without the second thinking, the big challenge for families travelling in this country might be the distances that need to be covered between cities. Air travel and railway journeys are usually the most comfortable forms of traveling, and are strongly recommended to those with the young children.
Pakistani cuisine has several variations, with each region famous for its own techniques, ingredients and spices. In northern regions, meat dishes are very popular, which are usually made with chicken, mutton or lamb whereas in southern part vegetarian cuisine is most favored. In addition, seafood is also readily available, particularly at the coast. While Pakistani cuisine tends to be spicy, most restaurants will gladly prepare a milder variation of the meals on the request of their customer.
We have English speaking guides all over Pakistan. At many places , we also have french , German , Spanish ,Italian and Japanese and other language speaking guides. We can also provide accompanying foreign language speaking tourist guides for individuals and groups. The availability of foreign language speaking guides can be confirmed at the time of reservation.
Every year hundreds of women travel alone into the remote valleys of Pakistan. Many of them can be seen in the streets of Hunza, Gilgit and Baltistan. To take a safer holidays in Pakistan we advise you to wear modest dress which cover whole of their body. Secondly before starting a trek or tour with local guide in the wilderness, please report about your program to the nearest police station or to your embassy with the identity/contact of your local guide/company.
English is Pakistan’s official language and widely spoken throughout Pakistan. Most of the signboards are in English. All our drivers, guides and even peoples in the remote valley can understand and speak English.
The weather report can be obtained online from internet you can seach the destinations where you will be going.
Normally it takes 15-30 minutes from the Islamabad International Airport to the city hotels. However it depends upon the condition of the traffic at the time of the day. The distance varies from 15 to 30 kilometers.
Hunza Adventure Tours will provide all necessary accommodation, meal and transportation requirements outlined in the specific tour itineraries (exceptions will be notified). For our trekking and climbing programs, trekkers will be requested to provide personal equipment, appropriate mountain attire and medical supplies.
Our local agent or their representative or the guides will inform the guest’s of their further program at the destinations on daily basis mostly in the evening about the next day’s program.
Tips are dependent of the services provided. A small amount of money can be given at each service to insure prompt and reliable service. For guides it depends on how informative, knowledgeable, helpful they are.
Some of the restaurants are cheaper and frequently visited by the local people. So sometimes yes, it is a good experience to eat outside the hotels and get to meet the local population.
We offer alternative arrangements in case the flight tickets are not confirmed nor have no chances of getting confirmed. Railway Journey or by surface. We always look at various factors such as the condition of the roads, time of travel and the time taken to cover the distance, comfort and offer the best possible option with consultation, acceptance and agreement with the guest.
Bank Processing charges are levied on the payment collected on or through the credit cards. It is usually 3.5% of the total amount to be collected or of the invoice raised by us.
In case a bag is lost in transit by the airlines. We file a lost baggage report with the airlines. If the guest continues with the journey, we collect the baggage from the airlines for the guest. For the collection of a lost baggage we need the following: We need an authorization from the guest authorizing Hunza Adventure Tours, and their representative to collect the baggage on their behalf.
A photocopy of the passport of the guest, a letter addressed to the Superintendent customs. The keys of the lost bag for custom clearance.
The original copy of the lost baggage report lodged with the airlines. We will deliver the bag at the doorstep and bill the guest for the services provided. The amount of the invoice can be collected from the airlines at home.
Yes, the airlines pay an inconvenience allowance to buy personal effects. They even offer the baggage delivery charges or sometimes offer to deliver the baggage by themselves at the doorstep.
We take the guest to the office of the airlines and the amount is given to the guest upon presenting the original lost baggage report.