According to seasoned travelers, Rakaposhi and Nanga Parbat are the most beautiful mountains in the world. Similarly Hunza and Fairy Meadows have no match in their scenic beauty.
Both places and mountains have been selected for a very exclusive program with a loose itinerary to enjoy the captivating beauty of the lofty mountains, green valleys and alpine meadows. Once in the mountains, there are short drives with ample time to enjoy the wonders of nature.
This tour is beyond a commercially organized program and has been designed for people who intend to enjoy nature in quiet and serene atmosphere. ‘Seeing is believing ‘ is proved by participating in this tour.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Islamabad Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.|
- 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, Murree Road, Lok Virsa Museum and Shah Faisal Mosque are the places of tourist interest included in the tour.
- Day 02: Islamabad – Chilas
We depart from Islamabad and arrive at Besham crossing the famous towns of Abbottabad and Mansehra. Later on following the upstream course of River Indus, we will make photo stops at Shatial rocks with ancient graffiti’s on it. After a long day aboard, we arrive at Chilas and transfer to hotel for overnight.
- Day 03: Chilas – Gulmit
Some interesting carvings can be seen on the rocks at Chilas, even from the window of your vehicle and next to Chilas is the Nanga Parbat viewpoint offering breathtaking views. The next stop will be at the unique point where three mountain rages, Karakoram, Himalayas and Hindu Kush meet, near the confluence of Indus and Gilgit Rivers. We bye passes the Gilgit Town and continue our drive on KKH. En route, we cross several villages of Hunza & Nagar valleys and make a photo stop at Rakaposhi view point. Driving past Karimabad, we go straight to Gulmit, a quite and serene village in upper Hunza region and stay for overnight.
- Day 04: Gulmit – Excursion Khunjerab Pass
Today we will make an excursion to the China-Pakistan border at Khunjerab, crossing the villages of Passu and Sust 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 Gulmit.
- Day 05: Gulmit – Nagar – Karimabad
We drive by jeeps to Nagar, the rival village of Karimabad with few tourists and less pollution. At Nagar, we drive up to viewpoint for Hopar Glacier. After a stop for photography at Hopar Glacier, we drive back to KKH and arrive at Karimabad for overnight.
- Day 06: Karimabad – Sightseeing
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. Rest of the day is free for walking around villages and famous terraced fields of Hunza.
- Day 07: Karimabad – Gilgit
We will drive back to Gilgit, where we enjoy a free time to explore bazaar and town. Gilgit River flowing through the town offers superb views and walk along its banks is rewarding.
- Day 08: Gilgit – Fairy Meadows
A great but soft adventure at the base camp of Nanga Parbat – 8125m, the lone giant of Himalayas and the only second highest in Pakistan after K-2. We drive to Raikot Bridge on KKH and onwards to Jail (Tatto), by jeeps at foot of Fairy meadows. From the end of jeep track, it is a hike of about three hours to the legendary place Fairy meadows, which is truly named with unsurpassed views of Nanga Parbat. At fairy Meadows tents or log cabins are available for accommodation.
- Day 09: Fairy Meadows – Beyal Camp
A soft trek of two to three hours, walking through the dense pine forest and later through birch trees and along shallow streams, takes us to Beyal, a summer settlement of shepherds with stunning views of Nanga Parbat – 8125m.
- Day 10: Beyal Camp – Excursion Nanga Parbat Base Camp
Optional hike to base camp crossing tails of glaciers with well identified track. At base camp, a monument had been erected in the memory of climbers died on the mountain. After a packed cold picnic lunch at base camp, we will return to our campsite.
- Day 11: Beyal Camp – Fairy Meadows
Again an easy and comfortable walk to take us back to Fairy Meadows to enjoy a great day, which will be followed by a camp fire with local male dance and music.
- Day 12: Fairy Meadows – Besham
Early departure from fairy Meadows to Jail and drive to Raikot Bridge and onwards driving on KKH and crossing Chilas, we arrive in Besham in the evening. At Besham we enjoy a night along the swiftly flowing River Indus.
- Day 13: 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 14: Departure
Departure from Pakistan