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14 days tour – Northern Pakistan

Discover the incredible northern region of Pakistan. During this tour you will get to know the different tribes of this region. The most famous tribes are the Kalash and the Hunza – Inspiring tribes that will happily tell you more about their culture & history. In addition, you will pass beautiful mountain peaks and valleys. In this unique region, the Himalayas, Hindu Kush and Karakoram mountain ranges come together, creating impressive landscapes.

General info

Days14 days / 13 nights
PriceGet in touch
Best timeSpring, autumn, winter
DestinationsIslamabad, Chitral, Kalash Valley, Hunza Valley
IncludingAccommodation
Transportation on the ground
Local guide
Breakfast
Entry fees
ExcludingInternational flights
Insurance
Visa
Lunch & dinner
Tips for the guide
Personal expenses

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Itinerary

Day 1 – Islamabad – Taxila

  • Pick up from the airport in the early morning.
  • Highlight: Day trip to Taxila. Here you can find the ruins of an old Greco Buddhist city.
  • Faisal Mosque, the largest mosque in Pakistan.
  • Walk to a viewpoint over Islamabad.
  • Overnight stay in Islamabad.

Day 2 – Islamabad – Chitral

  • In the morning we take a flight to Chitral. A region that is cut off from the rest of Pakistan six months a year.
  • Visit the Shahi Mosque, the most famous mosque in the region.
  • Highlight: Walk over to the local bazaar, a good spot for pictures.
  • Overnight stay in Chitral.

Day 3 – Chitral

  • Highlight: Immerse yourself for two days in the culture of the Kalasha valley. We spend the night at a local guesthouse, with local food and drinks (wine).
  • Overnight stay in the Kalasha Valley.

Day 4 – Chitral – Kalasha Valley

  • Highlight: Explore the villages of Rumbour and Bumboret in the valley and get to know the local culture of the Kalasha families.
  • Overnight stay in the Kalasha Valley.

Day 5 – Kalasha Valley – Chitral

  • Highlight: Depending on your preference we can go for a walk, a jeep ride or learn more about the local culture.
  • Overnight stay in Chitral.

Day 6 – Chitral – Mastuj

  • We start the trip to Gilgit. We will do this trip in three days, because of the long distances involved.
  • The first stage is from Chitral to Mastuj.
  • Overnight stay in Mastuj, a place with a few houses and beautiful views.

Day 7 – Mastuj – Phandur

  • We drive further through the Hindu Kush, passing the Shandur Pass at an altitude of 3700m.
  • On the way, we pass the highest polo field in the world. Polo is a very popular sport in Pakistan.
  • Highlight: We stop at Phandur Lake to relax from the ride.
  • Overnight stay in Phandur.

Day 8 – Phandur – Gilgit

  • Highlight: We continue to Gilgit via the Ghizer Valley, on the way we will make a stop in the mountain village of Gupus.
  • Arrival in Gilgit. The largest city in northern Pakistan. It is also the capital of the province of Gilgit Baltistan.
  • Overnight stay in Gilgit.

Day 9 – Gilgit – Hunza Valley

  • Drive to the Hunza Valley via the Karakoram Highway.
  • Highlight: We will stop several times to take pictures, e.g. Mt. Rakaposhi (7788m) and the Nagar Valley.
  • Visit to the 700 year old Baltit Fort.
  • Walk through Karkimabad.
  • Overnight stay in the Hunza Valley.

Day 10 – Hunza – Passu

  • We continue on the Karakoram Highway alongside the newly developed Attabad Lake.
  • Highlight: We stop in Passu for a walk on the famous rope bridge.
  • Short walk to the Passu glacier.
  • Drive back to the Hunza Valley.
  • Overnight stay in the Hunza Valley.

Day 11 – Hunza Valley

  • Highlight: We explore the Hunza Valley further. We will make a walk along the irrigation channels of the valley, along which we will have stunning views.
  • Learn more about the Hunza culture.
  • Visit to the Altit Fort.
  • Drive to the village of Duikar, where we will see the sunset.
  • Overnight stay in the Hunza Valley.

Day 12 – Hunza Valley – Naran

  • A long day of driving in the direction of Naran.
  • Highlight: On the way we pass the point where three mountain ranges meet, namely the Himalayas, Karakoram and Hindu Kush.
  • Via the Babasur Pass (4000m) we descend towards Naran in the Kaghan Valley.
  • Overnight stay in Naran.

Day 13 – Naran – Abottabad – Islamabad

  • We will continue for our final leg in the direction of Islamabad.
  • Tea stop in Abottabad, the place where Osama Bin Laden was murdered.
  • Around dinnertime we arrive in Islamabad.
  • Overnight stay in Islamabad.

Day 14 – Islamabad

  • Airport drop off.
  • End of tour.

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