TREKKING TO GEMSTONE MINES IN THE NORTHERN AREAS OF PAKISTAN


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December 26th 2017
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Looking for the ruby in Hunza Valley
TREKKING TO GEMSTONE MINES IN THE NORTHERN AREAS OF PAKISTAN

Northern Pakistan has large reserves of precious and semi-precious stones. We will take you to the mines in the various regions of Northern Areas of Pakistan (Gilgit-Baltistan), where you may have taste of trekking, camping and also close to be the natural gemstones and see the life of local miner and way of mining (how the miners take gemstones from mountain). You may meet with miners, local dealers, visit local shops, and you will be very close to the nature, enjoy of adventure and culture of mountain people. Some mines are much closed to Karakorum Highway like in Hunza Valley and in Shigar Valley of Skardu just 1-2 hrs hikes from the jeep road. Some are 1-3 days trek to the mines. So access to gemstone mines are different in various areas depending over the locations.

Gem bearing pegmatite is abundant in the northern part of Pakistan. The entire northern area of Pakistan comprising the high Hindukush, Karakorum, which bears large extensive batholiths, contains pegmatite fields along the granitic margins. This region is located in one of the most geologically dynamic environments in the world that is at the
Aquamarine mine in Nagar Valley- North PakistanAquamarine mine in Nagar Valley- North PakistanAquamarine mine in Nagar Valley- North Pakistan

The Chumar Bakoor mine in Summyar - Nagar Valley of Northern Areas of Pakistan
suture zone along which the Indo-Pakistan and Asian crustal plates have collided. It is comprised of three major crustal elements or domains. From north to south, these are the components of the Asian Plate which are thrust over the andesitic Kohistan Island arc their boundary being marked by the Main Karakoram Thrust or MKT, the Kohistan Island Arc which has been ob-ducted onto, the elements of Asian Plate. The boundary between the latter two components is marked by the Main Mantle Thrust which is location of a past sub-duction zone and is the western continuation of the Indus-Tsangpo suture zone. The MKT and MMT are characterized by outcrops of ophiolitic and meta-volcanic rocks which record the suturing of the Kohistan arc to the Asian continent to the north and to the Indian subcontinent to the south. Through hundreds of thousands of pegmatite occur in various pegmatites fields of northern Pakistan.

TOUR TO CHUMAR-BAKUR MINE IN SUMYAR-NAGAR

Day-01: Arrival to Islamabad/hotel

Day-02: Drive to Chilas/hotel

Day-03: Continue to Karimabad Hunza/hotel

Day-04: Visit to ruby mines at Donaydas-Ganish/hotel,

Day-05: Drive to Summyar-end of the road and trek to Madurkoshi/tent

Day-06: Trek to mine/tent

Day-07: Day free at mine/tent

Day-08: Trek down and drive to Karimabad/hotel

Day-09: Full day local visits and meeting with local dealers

Day-10: Drive to Passu/hotel

Day-11: Back to Karimabad

Day-12: Continue to Chilas/hotel

Day-13: Drive to Islamabad/hotel

Day-14: Departure (drop to the airport)

TRIP TO MINES IN THE NORTHERN AREAS OF PAKISTAN

Day-01: Arrival to Islamabad/hotel

Day-02: Drive to Chilas/hotel

Day-03: Dassu Haramosh/tent

Day-04: Proceed towards Guray, visit of mines/tent

Day-05: Kutwal Lake/tent

Day-06: Visits of mines/tent

Day-07: Trek back to Dassu- drive Gilgit/hotel

Day-08: Drive to Hunza Karimabad/hotel

Day-09: Visit to ruby mines at Doyndas-Ganish/hotel

Day-10: visit to Sumyar in Nagar Valley, called valley of aquamarine /hotel

Day-11: Full day visit to Gulmit, Passu/hotel

Day-12: Drive to Gilgit/hotel

Day-13: Continue to Islamabad/hotel

Day-14: Departure (drop to airport)



ACCESS:

You may have flight to Islamabad which is capital of the country. You may have option to enter Pakistan from China via Khunjerab Pass from Tashkurgan-China to Sost then to Karimabad on Karakorum Highway.

VISA FOR PAKISTAN:

You need visa to enter Pakistan that you can obtain in your home country from Pakistani Embassy or Consulate.



NOTE: For more details, please contact with us anytime, thanks.



Contact person: Ishaq ALI

NORTH PAKISTAN ADVENTURE

(Trekking, Tours and Expeditions)



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www.north-pakistan.com

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www.northgemsenterprises.com/

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BUR +33 (0)4 78 37 88 88

SKYPE damiensecretplanet


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