The arrival of Cherry blossoms (Sakura, Japanese name) signals the end of chilly winter weather in Hunza and Nagar valley. The blossom season starts from the first week of April and ends by the mid of April. Cherry blossom viewing began in ancient times when aristocrats wrote poetry and sang songs under the flowering trees. The Japanese like cherry blossom because the shape and color of the petals reflect people’s ideal notion of purity and simplicity. They are also touched by the blossoms that they are so fragile short-lived scattering just a few days after the flower. Every time there is the slightest breeze, a shower of cherry-blossom petals is produced. At the same time one can also view the blossom of Apricot, Apples and Pears.
DAY 01: ISLAMABAD / HUNZA
At 0530hrs assembling in front of our office, then proceed to airport for morning flight to Gilgit by Pk.605 at 0715hrs, arrive in Gilgit at 0825hrs. After check out at Gilgit airport we drive for Karimabad, which is 3 hours drive from Gilgit. Afternoon visit Baltit fort, local Bazar and also enjoy the scenic beauty of Blossom season. Overnight stay at Hunza view hotel.
DAY 02: HUNZA / GILGIT
Half day jeep excursion for Nagar valley and see the hoper glacier. Afternoon departure for Gilgit, enroute visits a women project (knitting workshop). Overnight stay at Riveria hotel.
DAY 03: GILGIT / ISLAMABAD
In the morning we will take flight back to Islamabad by PIA flight Pk606 at 0845hrs, and arrive at 1000 hrs in Islamabad. On arrival the participants will be dropped off to their residences.