TOUR A LONG THE KARAKORUM HIGHWAY TO HUNZA VALLEY


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March 9th 2011
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Map of the Karakorum HighwayMap of the Karakorum HighwayMap of the Karakorum Highway

Map of the route for the travel
TOUR A LONG THE KARAKORUM HIGHWAY TO HUNZA VALLEY
(HIKKING IN THE VALLEY)
This program allows you to discover the high mountain valley of the Karakorum, HUNZA VALLEY, Shangri-La and Heaven on earth. It is also an opportunity to meet the local people, touch their culture and warm hospitality with simple way of life and gives unique experience by hiking in various parts of the valley. You may sightseeing of towns with different tribes and wonderful nature where the Himalayas, the Karakuram and the Hindu-Kush ranges meet together. Also mix up with local population of roof of the world, visits to local traditional houses.

You will also travel on the Karakoram Highway, 8th wondrous of the world, also called Silk Route on the footsteps of Marco-polo. This is one of the highest and most spectacular roads in the world. A highway that cuts through the crest of the Karakoram Range affording unrivalled views of the snow capped peaks, while linking the historic cultures of South and North and the Hunza valleys with Kashghar and Central Asia. The Karakoram Highway is the life-artery for the Northern Areas of the country and provides the road link between China via Khunjerab Pass 4733m,
Fasil Mosque in IslamabadFasil Mosque in IslamabadFasil Mosque in Islamabad

Fasil Mosque in Islamabad
opened in 1982 also with Central Asian States and mainland in the south of the country

Travelling through Pakistan is unique experience that will have you captivated during the entire journey, whether it be trekking in or traveling in cities and the Karakorum Highway. The landscape is striking, in some places it has sheer, snow-capped mountains ascending from deep valleys, and in others, lush alpine meadows carpeted in colorful wildflowers and dazzling apple Blossoms. Where the cities and its Bazaars are so colorful and historical, their terraced villages supported by traditional farming methods and where lifestyles have seen little change over the centuries. Each day in Pakistan provides a new and exciting scene.

Day-01: Arrival to Islamabad, transfer to the hotel
Day-02: Fly to Gilgit or drive to Chilas on Karakorum Highway/hotel
Day-03:Continue to Karimabad – Hunza/hotel
Day-04: Visit of Baltit Fort and Altit Fort by foot/hotel
Day-05: Drive to Hopar and walk on the glacier and drive to Duikar/hotel
Day-06: Drive to Lake, boat safari and drive to Passu/hotel
Day-07: Drive to Shimshal/hotel
Day-08: Walk around the villages/hotel
Day-09: Drive back to Passu/hotel
Day-10: Drive to Karimabad/hotel
Day-11: Continue to Gilgit/hotel
Day12: Fly to Islamabad or drive
Rock carving on Karakorum HighwayRock carving on Karakorum HighwayRock carving on Karakorum Highway

Rock carving at Shahital on Karakorum Highway
to Besham/hotel
Day-13: Full day visit of Taxila or continue to Islamabad/hotel
Day-14: Departure from Islamabad

Contact:
NORTH PAKISTAN ADVENTURE
Trekking, Tours and Expeditions
P.O Box 746, Islamabad - Pakistan
Tel: 0092-51-2510374
Fax: 0092-51-2855440
Mobile: 0092-333-5276586
northpak@isb.comsats.net.pk
northpakistan@dsl.net.pk
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www.north-pakistan.com




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View of Indus River and Nanga Pabat MountainView of Indus River and Nanga Pabat Mountain
View of Indus River and Nanga Pabat Mountain

View of Indus River and Nanaga Parbat Range from the Karakorum Highway at Chilas
View of Nanga Parbat 8125MView of Nanga Parbat 8125M
View of Nanga Parbat 8125M

View of Nanga Parbat 8125M from Karakorum Highway at Chilas
 A fruit seller in the street A fruit seller in the street
A fruit seller in the street

A fruit seller in the street of Gilgit
Polo match in GilgitPolo match in Gilgit
Polo match in Gilgit

POLO, "The game of the kings and king of the games" in Gilgit
Gemstones of the GilgitGemstones of the Gilgit
Gemstones of the Gilgit

Gems of the Northern Areas of Pakistan
Wood transport from the mountainsWood transport from the mountains
Wood transport from the mountains

The way of transportation of the wood from the mountains pastures near Gilgit (Bahgrot Valley)
Gemstones from Northern AreasGemstones from Northern Areas
Gemstones from Northern Areas

The mountains of Gilgit-Baltistan are rich for precious and semi precious stones
Rakaposhi 7788M in Nagar ValleyRakaposhi 7788M in Nagar Valley
Rakaposhi 7788M in Nagar Valley

View of the Rakaposhi from the Karakorum Highway
The Hunza Valley in summer seasonThe Hunza Valley in summer season
The Hunza Valley in summer season

The view of Hunza and Nagar valleys from the highest point of the valley Duikar 3000M
Sunset view from DuikarSunset view from Duikar
Sunset view from Duikar

The sunset view from the highest point of the Valley, Duikar 3000M
Hunza Valley in AutumnHunza Valley in Autumn
Hunza Valley in Autumn

The view of the Valley in the falls colours
Hunza Valley in Spring seasonHunza Valley in Spring season
Hunza Valley in Spring season

The apricot blossom in the Hunza valley
Baltit Fort  in Karimabad HunzaBaltit Fort  in Karimabad Hunza
Baltit Fort in Karimabad Hunza

View of Baltit Fort 800 years old that has been restored in 1996 by the Aga Khan Cultural Services
Altit Fort 900 years oldAltit Fort 900 years old
Altit Fort 900 years old

View of Altit Fort in Altit villages, which is one of the oldest village in the valley
A truck with mountainsA truck with mountains
A truck with mountains

A truck with background of Ultar Peak in Karimabad
Dry appricots on the roof of houseDry appricots on the roof of house
Dry appricots on the roof of house

A famous fruit from the Valley, "Appricot"


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