Every time you travel along the Karakoram highway tour gives a new traveling experience. It is like forming a taste for something beautiful hence whenever you travel through this route it gives you a reward for understanding live miracles of life. Travelling through this route offers the opportunity to see the fascinating beauty and landscape that changes after every kilometer. It was considered as impossible to build this road by the renowned experts in road building technology because of the route through huge mountains and rivers. The implementation of this plan was called fallacious since it was the toughest task to undergo. Today it is in its final shape considered as the modern wonder of the world, it is also a brave human achievement as this task was never easy, many human beings sacrificed their life while working for this road for the comfort of their fellow human being. It is a great example of self-sacrifice through teamwork, willpower, and persistence.
This is 1300km long road ending in the khunjerab pass connecting with china border offering to see the scenic beauty and the most attractive mountains like Nanga Parbat, Haramosh, Rakaposhi, Diran, Ultar peak, Golden peak, Tupopdan, Passu cathedrals, Passu cones, Gulmit tower, Ghisper peak. All these mountains and peaks falls across the Karakorum highway tour making it the modern wonder of the world. There are various tribes living across this highway they have their own unique culture, values, and language. The languages spoken are shinaki, brushki, wakhi, pushto, khwar, balti and hindko. The wildlife existing in the mountains on the Karakorum highway tour makes it most interesting like the Morcopolo, the Markhor, leopard, sheep, ibex, yak, urial, double-humped camel and kohistani partridge. While traveling into this region a person becomes as isolated from the rest of the world in complete peace and lost into the natural beauty of this land which cannot be found in any part of the world, the attractive old villages, the waterfall and the pretty features of the drive make the traveling experience unforgettable.
The well-known thakot bridge was Pakistan-china jointly project. Three mountains connects with each other over the Karakoram highway tour the Himalayas, Karakorams and Hindu Kush mountain range. Crossing Besham, and the kohistan region and entering into chilas region to experience the change in every kilometer from lush green beauty to huge mountains and rivers along. Monuments are being built along the road to honor the sacrifice of the 900 people who lost their lives while working in building the road, the travelers pay tribute to them in those monuments while traveling.
Building the road through the mountains was never easy it required an incredible act of engineering both Pakistani and Chinese engineers came together to complete this project and it took twenty years to bring it in its final shape. 1500 Pakistani workers and 10000 Chinese workers were involved in the building of the road adding in the complexity it was not measured in miles but in yards. The Chinese Engineers were focusing on building bridges and the Pakistani on building roads. Due to the complexity of the work, the workers learned to climb the rocks and belaying. This Karakoram highway tour is also known as the friendship highway between China and Pakistan as it connects these countries.
Karakoram highway was then opened to travelers in 1978 and many mountain lovers traveled through this highway. This traveling gives a unique experience of traveling through the high mountains of above 8000m seeing the lust beauty and the wonderful rivers and peaks through besham and chilas connecting to the border of Pakistan-china in the khunjerab pass 4733m above sea level. In some sections of the Karakoram highway the old silk route road can be seen merging with the modern road through which many merchants and travelers traveled to china. This area of Pakistan is considered as an inspiring area for mountain lovers, photographers, nature lovers and writers by geologists & the Karakoram highway national park is simply paradise. The Khunjerab pass is mostly covered with snow hence it has a time period for opening in a year it remains open from 1 st April to 30th November in a year.
Let’s make your traveling experience through Karakorum highway memorable and wonderful as well as safe in the highest mountains in the World with Hunza Adventure Tours. We look forward to welcome you to Pakistan, whether you are planning to do hiking, trekking, sightseeing tours or safaris.
Islamabad & Back to Islamabad
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 hotel in Islamabad
In the morning after breakfast we will drive to Chilas on Karakorum highway en route we will stop for lunch in Besham then further drive to Chilas arrival in Chilas check in at hotel. Overnight stay in Chilas
In the morning after breakfast we 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.
Early morning after breakfast start the trek toward the Nanga Parbat base camp arrival 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.
In the morning after breakfast we will drive to Gupis Valley en route we will stop at the junction point of the three greatest mountain ranges where they meet at one point then we will have lunch stop in Gilgit city then further drive to Gupis Valley arrival and check in at hotel. Overnight stay in Gupis Valley.
In the morning after breakfast we will drive to Phundar Valley en route we will stop for photography then further drive to Phundar Valey arrival and check in at hotel after a short rest then we will go for a walk in Phundar Valley.Overnight stay in Phundar Valley.
In the morning after breakfast we will drive to Karimabad Hunza sightseeing en route then we will have lunch break at Rakaposhi view point 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.
In the morning after breakfast then we will visit Baltit Fort Karimabad local bazaar, Altit Fort, Altit old village and in the afternoon visiting Hopper Valley after lunch then we will drive to Attabad Lake boating in Attabad Lake then further drive to Gulmit arrival in Gulmit check in at 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 view point of Passu white glacier then drive to Passu village after lunch the we will have a village visit after completing the visit then we will drive back to Gulmit .Overnight Stay in Gulmit Upper Hunza Valley.
Full day excursions to Khunjerab pass (The border between Pakistan and China). In the olden days there were few highs passes leading from China those 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.
After breakfast drive to Gilgit en-route short stop at Rakaposhi view point 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 after lunch then drive to Skardu sightseeing en route arrival in Skardu check in at hotel. Overnight stay in Skardu.
After breakfast we leave for Shigar valley, a contrast of greenery as well as desert known as the Cold Desert Shigar. Crossing the River Indus and driving through a sandy land, we reach in green and fertile Shigar Valley. At Shigar, we will visit the old mosque and Shigar Fort residence and we will walk around the Valley. Overnight stay in Shiger Valley.
In the morning after breakfast we will drive to Khaplu Valley sightseeing en route arrival in Khaplu Valley then we will visit Khaplu fort and walk around in the Valley then return back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Khaplu Valley.
In the morning after breakfast we will drive to Skardu sightseeing en route arrival in Skardu check in at hotel after a short rest then we will visit Kachura Lake, Kharpocho Fort then visiting Skardu bazzars. Overnight stay in Skardu
In the morning after breakfast we will drive to Rama Lake via Deosai Plains en route we will stop at Deosai Plains for photography then further drive to Rama arrival in Rama check in at hotel. Overnight stay in Rama.
In the morning after breakfast we will hike up to Rama Lake and in the evening return back to the hotel Overnight stay in Rama
In the morning after breakfast then we will drive to Naran Valley via Babusar Pass arrival in Naran Valley check in at hotel. Overnight stay in Naran Valley.
In the morning after breakfast then we will drive to Islamabad en-route visit Taxila museum then drive to Islamabad. In islamabad we will visit Shah Faisal Mosque, Pakistan Monument and Daman – e – Koh after farewell dinner party then we will drop you at the airport to catch the flight back home.
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 Karakoram highway tour. 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.
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