Hunza Shangri-La Tour (Explore the hidden paradise on earth)
Hunza valley is a mountainous valley in the Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistan. Hunza is situated in the extreme northern part of Pakistan which connects China with Pakistan. Hunza was formerly a princely state bordering Uyghurstan also called Xinjiang (autonomous region of China) to the northeast and Pamir to the northwest, which survived until 1974, when it was finally dissolved by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. The state bordered the Gilgit Agency to the south and the former princely state of Nagar to the east. The state capital was the town of Baltit (also known as Karimabad); another old settlement is Ganish Village. Hunza was an independent principality for more than 900 years. The British gained control of Hunza and the neighboring valley of Nagar between 1889 and 1892 through a military conquest. The then Mir/Tham (ruler) Mir Safdar Ali Khan of Hunza fled to Kashghar in China and sought what would now be called political asylum. Hunza valley is dived into 3 parts (Lower Hunza, Central Hunza and Upper Hunza (Gojal). Gojal and central Hunza are the most visited place for tourists from around the globe
Day 01: Islamabad
Arrival at the airport in Islamabad/Lahore. Our guide and driver will meet you here, after meet and greet transfer to Hotel in Islamabad.
Day 02: Islamabad – Chilas
Departure for Chilas on the mighty Karakoram High which is the highest paved international road and eighth wonder of the world. It connects China and Pakistan across the Karakoram mountain range, through the Khunjerab Pass, at an altitude of 4,693 m/15,397 ft as confirmed by both SRTM and multiple GPS readings. Arrive and transfer to the hotel.
Day 03: Chilas – Passu/Gulmit
Departure for Gulmit/Passu village in Gojal valley (upper Hunza), short stops en-route at Nanga Parbat view point, junction point of three great mountain ranges (Karakoram, Hindukush and Himalaya), junction point of Gilgit and indus river and at Rakaposhi view point for Lunch, later drive to the hotel in Passu/Gulmit.
Day 04: Day Hike to Borith
Day for an easy trek to Borith Lake via the Ghulkin glacier, en-route we will pass through the beautiful small villages gulmit, Ghulkin and Kamaris, after short stop infornt of the hotel at Borith Lake for lunch we will continue our walk to Passu Glacier, later drive back to the hotel in Gulmit/Passu.
Day 05: Gulmit/Passu – Karimabad
Departure for Karimabad, arrive and transfer to the hotel, rest day to explore around, today we will visit Baltit fort, altit fort and Duiker for sunset, after sunset drive back to the hotel in Karimabad
Day 06: Karimabad – Besham
Drive back to Beshim on Karakoram Highway (KKH) short stop en-route for lunch, arrive and transfer to the hotel
Day 07: Besham – Islamabad
Departure for Islamabad, en-route visit Taxila museum and other sites, arrive and transfer to the hotel
Day 08: Islamabad/Rawalpindi
Day to explore the twin city, today we will visit Faisal Mosque, Pakistan monument, Raja Bazzar, Pirshowaha, Margala Hills and the local market for shopping. In the evening drive to the airport and destination.
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Services included in this price:
Single/Twin/Master room for all tour
Land Transportation for all tour
4WD Jeeps where needed
English speaking tour Guide
Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Diner)
Visa supporting documents
Entry fees in Parks, museums etc
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Any kind of insurance