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Skardu & Hunza Spring Blossom 2024

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Gilgit-Baltistan
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Duration

11 Days

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Group Size

16 people

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About this activity

Embark on an enchanting escape into the blooming beauty of Skardu and Hunza Valley with our Spring Blossom Tour. As winter yields to spring, these northern Pakistani havens burst into a riot of colors, adorned with the delicate petals of cherry blossoms. In Skardu, the Karakoram Range provides a dramatic backdrop to the pink and white blossoms, creating a sensory masterpiece. Take leisurely lakeside strolls or adventurous hikes amidst cherry blossom trees for an immersive experience.

Journey into the “Shangri-La of Pakistan,” Hunza Valley, where terraced fields, ancient forts, and charming villages become a canvas of pink and white hues. Our meticulously crafted itinerary ensures that every moment, from exploring the historic Baltit Fort to enjoying panoramic views from Duiker viewpoint, is infused with the charm of spring blossoms. This isn’t just a tour; it’s a celebration of nature’s renewal. Join us on the Skardu and Hunza Valley Spring Blossom Tour to breathe in the mountain air, capture unforgettable scenes, and create lasting memories in the heart of Pakistan‘s cherry blossom paradise.

UPCOMING DEPARTURES

Start DateEnd DatePriceDepositAvailability
31 Mar, 202410 April, 2024$1260 USD30%Available
14 April, 202424 April, 2024$1260 USD30%Limited seats
24 April, 202403 May, 2024$1260 USD30%Available

Highlights

  • Shigar Valley, Khaplu valley, Satpara Lake, Skardu valley, upper Kachura Lake, Drive on Karakorum Highway
  • Visit to Duiker sunset point, Attabad Lake boating, Hike to Passu glacier, Day excursion to Khunjerab Pass and Nationak park
  • Explore Ghulkin, Gulmit and Pass village, Visit Hopper valley and the glacier, Taxila city tour, Islamabad city tour

Included/Excluded

  • Experienced english speaking tour guide
  • Private Transport
  • Rooms on twin sharing
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Airport transfers
  • Visa supporting documents
  • Entrance Tickets
  • Additional Services
  • Insurance
  • Drinks
  • International/domestic air ticket
  • Visa fee

Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Islamabad airport, our guide and driver will be waiting for you at the international arrival gate. Alternatively, if you are arriving at a different location than Islamabad airport, our guide and driver will meet you at your specified location. Once you have been warmly greeted by our staff, they will assist you in transferring to the hotel.

We will begin our adventure by driving to the Islamabad airport, where we will board a flight to Skardu. Upon our arrival in Skardu, we will proceed to check-in at the hotel, ensuring a comfortable stay. After settling in, we will embark on a scenic drive to the enchanting Manthal Buddha rock site. Take your time to immerse yourself in the rich history and mesmerizing beauty of this ancient landmark, enhanced by the delicate pink and white blossoms that grace the area during spring. Following our exploration, we will continue our journey to the breathtaking Satpara Lake, where azure waters and serene surroundings await, complemented by the delicate fragrance of cherry blossoms in the air. As the day comes to a close, we will drive back to the hotel, allowing you to unwind and reflect on the unforgettable experiences of the day.

Today, we have a full day dedicated to exploring the captivating Shigar valley. As we make our way to the valley, we will make a stop at the remarkable Cold Desert of Skardu, where you can revel in the unique beauty of the desert landscape, framed by the gentle bloom of cherry blossoms. Afterward, we will proceed to Shigar valley, where our first stop will be the majestic Shigar Fort. Immerse yourself in the rich history and architectural splendor of this magnificent fort, surrounded by cherry blossom trees in full bloom. As we continue our exploration, we will delve deeper into the scenic valley, discovering its natural wonders and cultural treasures, all adorned with the colors of spring. In the afternoon, we will drive back to Skardu. If time permits and the group is interested, we will embark on a hike to the hilltop that overlooks Skardu town, granting us a breathtaking view of the iconic Kharpocho Fort, set against a backdrop of cherry blossoms. It will be a memorable day filled with exploration and awe-inspiring sights.

Today, we are embarking on a journey to one of the most stunning valleys in Pakistan, known for its allure that attracts travelers from all around the world. This valley is renowned for its cherry blossoms, vibrant autumn colors, and as a haven for adventure enthusiasts seeking hiking, trekking, and mountaineering opportunities during the summer season. Before we bid farewell to Skardu valley, we will make a stop at the mesmerizing upper Kachuram Lake, allowing us to soak in its pristine beauty, framed by the delicate pink and white blossoms of cherry trees. Continuing our drive, we will make our way towards the captivating region of Hunza. Along the way, we will pause at Continental Collides, an intriguing site that marks the ancient Silk Road, located at Chalt Nagar. We will also have the opportunity to admire the panoramic view of Rakaposhi from a viewpoint while enjoying a delightful lunch amidst cherry blossoms. Following our meal, we will resume our drive towards Hunza, where we will arrive and transfer to our hotel. Get ready to immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance of this remarkable destination, enhanced by the cherry blossoms that adorn the landscape.

Today, our itinerary takes us on a fascinating journey through Passu Glacier, Borith Lake, Gulmit Village, and Ghulkin Village. Get ready for a day filled with natural wonders, cultural exploration, and captivating sights, all set against the backdrop of cherry blossoms in full bloom. Our day begins with the exploration of Passu Glacier, where we will witness the breathtaking beauty of this pristine white glacier, contrasted by the delicate pink and white hues of cherry blossoms. As we make our way back from the glacier, we will pause at Borith Lake, a serene and picturesque spot surrounded by cherry blossom trees. Take some time to appreciate the tranquil surroundings and capture the stunning views, beautifully complemented by the cherry blossoms. After a satisfying lunch, we will continue our adventure by visiting Gulmit Village, where cherry blossoms line the quaint streets. Explore the village and immerse yourself in the local atmosphere. A highlight of our visit will be a hike to Ondra Fort, where we can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes framed by the beauty of cherry blossoms.

Today, we have an exciting full-day excursion planned to the breathtaking Khunjerab National Park. While Khunjerab Pass itself may not have cherry blossoms due to the absence of trees at that altitude, our journey through the beautiful village of Upper Gojal will offer us the opportunity to enjoy the blossom-filled landscapes. As we drive through the picturesque village of Upper Gojal, we will be treated to the sight of cherry blossoms adorning the quaint streets and countryside. The delicate pink and white hues of cherry blossoms will accompany us on our journey to Sost town, adding a touch of natural beauty to the already stunning scenery. In the afternoon, as we make our way back, we will once again have the pleasure of witnessing the cherry blossom-lined landscapes, creating a picturesque backdrop for our return journey. Today's excursion promises to be an unforgettable adventure, filled with breathtaking landscapes and the enchanting beauty of cherry blossoms along our route. Get your camera ready to capture the wonders of Khunjerab National Park and the picturesque cherry blossom-filled villages of Upper Gojal.

Today, we're up for a short hike from Ghulkin village to Borith Lake village, a journey accentuated by the presence of cherry blossoms in full bloom. This hike is quite easy and takes around 3 hours. As we walk, we'll be treated to some amazing views. You'll see the impressive Passu cones, the tall Shishper Peak, the lower parts of Ulter I & II mountains, the distinctive Gulmit Tower, the lovely Ghulkin village, a part of Attabad Lake, and the charming Hussaini village, all adorned with the delicate colors of cherry blossoms. It's going to be a fun and picturesque journey!

Today's journey takes us to the heart of Hunza, either to Karimabad or Duiker. But before we arrive at our destination, we're in for a day of exploration and discovery amidst the beauty of cherry blossoms. Our first stop is the breathtaking Attabad Lake. Its serene blue waters are truly a sight to behold, especially when framed by the delicate pink and white hues of cherry blossoms. Next up, we'll visit the Sacred Rocks of Hunza, a place rich in history and stories, surrounded by the beauty of cherry blossoms. Our adventure continues as we make our way to Hopper Valley, where the glacier and stunning scenery are complemented by the delicate fragrance of cherry blossoms. In the afternoon, we'll head to either Karimabad or Duiker, both of which offer breathtaking views amidst cherry blossoms. But before we check into our hotel, there's more to explore amidst the cherry blossoms. We'll take a detour to Ganish Valley, one of the oldest villages in Hunza, where cherry blossoms add an extra layer of charm to the surroundings. It's a day filled with natural beauty, history, and culture that you won't forget.

Today, our exploration takes us to the heart of Hunza, where we will discover the cultural and natural gems of this remarkable region amidst the beauty of cherry blossoms. Our first stop will be at the renowned Batit Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site (tentative list), surrounded by the delicate pink and white hues of cherry blossoms. Immerse yourself in the rich history and architectural grandeur of this ancient fortress. We will then proceed to the Royal Garden, where you can revel in the beauty of meticulously manicured landscapes and vibrant blooms, including cherry blossoms. Continuing our journey, we will visit the Altit Fort, an impressive structure that offers panoramic views of the surrounding area, framed by the beauty of cherry blossoms. As the evening approaches, we will take a leisurely walk to the Duiker sunset point, where you will be treated to a breathtaking spectacle as the sun sets behind the majestic mountains, casting hues of orange and gold across the Hunza landscape, all under the canopy of cherry blossoms. It will be an unforgettable day filled with cultural wonders and natural beauty. Please note that cherry blossom season can vary from year to year, so the exact timing of cherry blossoms during your tour may depend on seasonal factors.

Today, our journey takes us along the magnificent Karakoram Highway, tracing the path alongside the majestic Indus River as we venture through the captivating Kohistan valley. Although our itinerary does not include many stops for the day, our aim is to arrive in Besham with ample time to explore the vibrant bazaar and its surroundings.

Today, we will embark on our return journey to Islamabad, where we will have the opportunity to explore Islamabad. Before reaching Islamabad, we will make a stop at the Taxila Museum. Immerse yourself in the rich history and archaeological treasures of this ancient site, gaining insights into the region's past civilizations.

Continuing our drive, we will arrive in Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan. Our first stop here will be the iconic Faisal Mosque, an architectural marvel and one of the largest mosques in the world. Take in the serene ambiance and admire the intricate design of this significant place of worship. Next, we will visit the Pakistan Monument, a symbol of national pride and unity. Explore the monument's architectural beauty and the lush surroundings, while also gaining a deeper understanding of Pakistan's culture and heritage. As the evening approaches, we will have the opportunity to explore the local bazaar in Islamabad. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere, interact with locals, and discover a variety of local products, handicrafts, and culinary delights.

In the evening, we will ensure that you reach the airport in a timely manner, allowing you to catch your flight. Alternatively, if your flight is scheduled for the morning or noon, we will drop you at the airport at least 3 hours prior to your departure time. Rest assured, our dedicated services will conclude with your safe arrival at the airport. As your journey in Pakistan comes to an end, we sincerely hope that you have had a memorable and enriching experience. It has been our pleasure to accompany you on this adventure, and we wish you a safe journey back home.

Destination

Gilgit Baltistan
Hunza
Pakistan
Punjab
Skardu

Frequently asked questions

The Skardu and Hunza Spring Blossom Tour is a carefully curated journey that takes you through the mesmerizing landscapes of Skardu and Hunza valleys during the spring season. It's an opportunity to witness the stunning beauty of blossoming flowers, cultural treasures, and natural wonders.

The best time to witness spring blossoms in Skardu and Hunza valley is typically during late March to mid-April. This period is when the region comes alive with vibrant cherry blossoms, fruit orchards in full bloom, and lush green landscapes.

The Skardu and Hunza Spring Blossom Tour is a 11-day adventure that covers Islamabad, Skardu, Khaplu, Shigar, Ghulkin, Gulmit, Passu, Karimabad, Besham, and more. It includes accommodation, transportation, meals, guided tours, and entrance fees to various attractions.

The tour requires a minimum group size of 6 participants and can accommodate a maximum of 16 travelers. This ensures a comfortable and personalized experience for all.

You will have the chance to explore historic forts, serene lakes, stunning glaciers, and picturesque villages. The tour also includes visits to cultural sites, hiking opportunities, and interactions with local communities.

Yes, solo travelers are welcome to join the tour. You'll have the chance to meet like-minded individuals and create unforgettable memories together.

Absolutely! Skardu and Hunza valleys offer incredible photography opportunities, especially during the spring blossom season. Don't forget your camera to capture the beauty of the landscapes and cherry blossoms.

While some activities like hiking are included, the tour is designed to be accessible to participants of varying fitness levels. It's a balanced mix of cultural exploration and outdoor adventures.

Accommodations will vary but will generally be comfortable hotels or lodges with basic amenities, allowing you to relax and rest after your daily adventures.

To book the Skardu and Hunza Spring Blossom Tour, you can contact Hunza Explorers directly for details on availability, pricing, and booking procedures.

Travel insurance is highly recommended for your safety and peace of mind. Ensure your insurance covers activities like hiking and provides adequate medical coverage.

Cancellation policies may vary, so it's essential to review and understand the terms and conditions provided by Hunza Explorers at the time of booking.

Activity's Location

Gilgit-Baltistan

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