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Gilgit-Baltistan is the place where the three mighty mountains ranges intersect – the Karakorum, the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush. The region is home to several rivers, including the Indus River. The lush green valleys boast fertile agricultural fields that produce high quality organic crops and fruits. The glacial and spring water running down the mountains and hills give epic views and taste delicious.
Gilgit-Baltistan is one of the most popular landmarks in Pakistan, both among domestic and international tourists. Situated in the northern most part of Pakistan, it shares border with the Pakistan controlled Kashmir to the south and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to the west. It borders Afghanistan to the northwest and China to the north.
Comprising 12 administrative districts, Gilgit-Baltistan boasts melodramatic and hypnotizing panoramas besides a rich history and culture. The people of Gilgit-Baltistan are very friendly, helpful and hospitable. It is worth mentioning here that Gilgit-Baltistan is the most visited region in Pakistan and is extremely popular among international tourists who mostly flock to the region during summer.
Islamabad International Airport
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Day 01: Arrival in Pakistan
Welcome in Pakistan at Islamabad and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon we will make a city sightseeing tour of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, which offers a great contrast of culture, archaeology and planning. Rawalpindi is an old city with narrow lanes and bustling bazaars while Islamabad is a modern and the only planned city of Pakistan serving as the capital of the state. Raja Bazaar, Muree Road, Lok Virsa Museum and Shah Faisal Mosque are the places of tourist interest included in the tour.
Day 02: Islamabad – Day Free
We offer a unique option, as you are free to select any place to make a day trip. The places include Murree, a hill resort, Taxila, an excavated Buddhist site, Rohtas Fort, built by Sher Shah Suri and Khewra, the famous Salt Mines known through ages.
Day 03: Islamabad / Skardu
A scenic and breathtaking flight takes us to Skardu, the capital town of Baltistan Region. On arrival, we will visit Katchura, a picturesque lake of Baltistan and later drive to Skardu town, where rest of the day is free to make a walk through old bazaars.
Day 04: Day free at Skardu
In case of non-operation of flight, we will utilise this day for road travelling, with an overnight stay en route.
Day 05: Skardu – Excursion Shigar Valley
We cross the River Indus and driving through a sandy land, arrive in green and fertile Shigar Valley. At Shigar, we will visit the old mosque and fruit farms and in the evening return to Skardu.
Day 06: Skardu – Excursion Satpara Lake
Satpara is another large lake of Baltistan at the foot of Deo-Sai plains. We visit a figure of rock carved Buddha, en route. Evening is free at Skardu to hike to Khorpocho Fort perched on a hill along River Indus.
Day 07: Skardu – Karimabad ( Hunza Valley )
Following the furious River Indus, we arrive at KKH and make a spectacular stop at Rakaposhi viewpoint. Crossing several villages of Nagar and Hunza states, we arrive at Karimabad, the capital town of Hunza Valley.
Day 08: Karimabad – Excursion Khunjerab Pass
Today we will make an excursion to the Sino-Pak border at Khunjerab, crossing the villages of Gulmit, Passu and Sost en route. Khunjerab is the highest point on KKH at 4734 meters and considered as the highest trade route in the world. In the evening we will return to Karimabad.
Day 09: Karimabad – Gilgit
Ultar, Hunza Dome, Bublimating, Spantik and Diran are famous peaks surrounds us at Karimabad, while Rakaposhi at 7788m dominates the whole panorama. At Karimabad, we visit Baltit Fort Museum and Altit Fort. In the afternoon drive to Gilgit and make brief trip to the bazaar on arrival.
Day 10: Gilgit – Besham
Return journey on KKH to Chilas, the place at the foot of Nanga Parbat, where hundreds of rocks are found with inscriptions, writings and drawings of old times. We will make a photo stop at Chilas and Shatial Rocks and continue driving to Besham for overnight stay.
Day 11: Besham – Islamabad
Making an early departure for Islamabad, we arrive at Taxila, the famous capital of Buddhists. At Taxila, we will visit Jaulian Monastery and Archaeological Museum and resume drive to Islamabad for overnight. At Islamabad, evening is free for packing and individual’s activities.
Day 12: Departure