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Pakistan Culture Tours

 Itinerary/Tour Program

Day 1

Arrival at Islamabad airport and transfer to Abbottabad. A small mountain town popular as summer hill resort .Overnight at hotel.

Day 2

Early morning departure for Naran. Driving amidst lush green mountain slopes and pine plantations and across Batrasi plateau to reach Balakot Continue on to Naran. Arrive and transfer to hotel for overnight.

Day 3

Morning drive up to the fairy tale lake of "Saiful Muluk" 3200M high which shimmers under the guardianship of "Malika Parbat" peak 5292m high. Arrive at the lake and then drive through the valley to Chilas crossing through famous 4145 M Babusar pass. Having a majestic view of the Nanga Parbat range. Driving down to Karakoram Highway at Chilas. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4

After breakfast drive on KKH and then divert to east for Astore valley and drive up to beautiful Rama lake worth magnificent view of peaks camp at Rama lake.

Day 5

After breakfast drive towards Chilim-Chowki at the southern edge of famous Deosai plains. Overnight in camp

Day 6

Drive early morning across DEOSAI plains crossing streams and having real adventure while crossing these streams and reach Satpara lake and overnight at Satpara.

Day 7

Morning depart for Khaplu a beautiful valley nestled in the lap of mountains about 103 KM east of Skardu. Excursion up to Machulo and have view of Mashabrum peak and Hushe valleys.

Day 8

After breakfast drive back to Skardu the District capital of Baltistan at 2286M. Afternoon walk in bazaar and watch the Balti culture.

Day 9

After breakfast we leave for the majestic valley of Hunza. Traveling on the saw teeth Baltistan road we shall emerge at Zero point of the three great mountains ranges which meet namely, Karakoram, Himalayas and Hindukush and enter the famous Karakoram Highway we head towards Karimabad, the capital of Hunza, famous for the longevity of its people and its fruit orchards. Today\'s drive offers excellent views of the glittering Rakaposhi. Arrive at Karimabad from where you get the beautiful and glittering view of "Rakaposhi Peak" 7788M high. After lunch at your hotel visit the 850 year old fort and the Baltit village at Karimabad. Rest of the day free explorations, overnight at your hotel

Day 10

Today we shall have a chance to walk either up to Ulter glacier or walk up to Duiker plateau to observe the mesmerizing sunrise view over Central Hunza valley and back to hotel. Afternoon at your leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11

Morning leave for Gulmit the winter resort of rulers of Hunza and especially famous for the winter migratory bird hunt. En route to Gulmit observe the famous BUBLI peak from Ganish and ancient Calyglyphics near Ganish village and then proceed to Gulmit.

Day 12

Today a short excursion to Passu village or cross River Hunza at Hussaini village on rope bridge and return to Passu from across the Hunza River and have nice view of Passu glacier and Gulkin glacier.

Day 13

Drive morning from Gulmit towards Gilgit on KKH and around Mount Rakaposhi and reach Gilgit the Capital Of Northern Areas of Pakistan having a cosmopolitan small city with bustling business areas, good for local handicrafts. afternoon at your leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 14

After breakfast, depart for Gupis driving along River Gilgit heading west from the town going through small villages of Ghizar district through the Punial valley passing fruit orchards and green plantations which offer a distinct contrast to the barren red mountains. Arrive and camp for overnight.

Day 15

After breakfast drive towards Phander lake and camp at the lake side. This lake teems with trout fish. Overnight at camp.

Day 16

Today drive from Lake towards Shandur(3720M) pass the famous plateau where the highest polo ground of the world is located and famous for the fighting fit players of Gilgit and Chitral players. Cross over to Mastuj at Chitral side Overnight

Day 17

Leave Mastuj for Chitral the capital of Chitral District arrive at Chitral after lunch free time for exploring local Bazaar. Overnight at hotel.

Day 18

After breakfast departure for the "Kelash valleys" where the ancient pagan tribes of the Kelash peoples dwell. The Kelash are reputed to be descendants of the Greek armies brought by "Alexander the Great" of Macedonia. Their way of life has changed very little since ancient times . Our first stop is Rumbur :where we explore the village and meet the Kelash people in their unique costumes of robes. After having a picnic lunch we continue on to the largest village of these valleys "Bomburet" and the camp. In the evening we visit "Brun" another Kelash village of Bomburet. Here we can witness their unique life style, their sacred halls and ancient shrines. Return to campsite for dinner and overnight.

Day 19

Leave Bomburet drive across famous Lowari pass(3200M)

Stopping at Takht-I-Bhai to visit Ghandhara age Buddhist Monastery and Stupas founded in the first century AD. And abandoned in 6th or 7th century. Arrive at Peshawar . After lunch. City tour of this exotic city .

Day 20

Morning visit "Peshawar Museum" ,"Mahabat Khan Mosque" (built by Mahabat Khan, the governor of Peshawar region during the reigns of "ShahJahan" and "Aurangzaib" the famous Mughal Emperor) "Balashisar Fort" built in 1834 by the Sikhs. Overnight at hotel.

Day 21

Leave Peshawar for Rawalpindi the twin but ancient city near Islamabad. Overnight at hotel.

Day 22

Flight-journey to destination

 

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