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Hunza & Fairy Meadows Tour

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Duration

11 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

16 people

Languages

English

About this tour

On this amazing trip you will get chance to explore Fairy Meadows and Hunza valley. Fairy Meadows is surrounded by thick alpine forest. The high-altitude area and north-facing slopes mostly consist of coniferous forest having Pinus wallichiana, Picea smithiana and Abies pindrow trees, while in the high-altitude areas with little sunlight are birch and willow dwarf shrubs. The southern slopes are concentrated with juniper and scrubs, namely Juniperus excelsa and J. turkesticana. In the low altitudes, the major plant found is Artemisia, with yellow ash, stone oaks and Pinus gerardiana spread among it. Research has suggested similarities between Pinus wallichiana found in the meadows with a sister species, Pinus peuce, found in the Balkans, based on leaf size. Researchers have found thirty-one species of Rust fungi in the area.

After exploring Fairy Meadows, we will trek down to the Karakoram Highway and drive to Hunza valley which is a mountainous valley in the Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistan situated in the extreme northern part of 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. Hunza is devided in three parts, Lower Hunza, Central Hunza and upper Hunza (Gojal valley).

Highlights

  • Islamabad City Tour
  • Taxila City Tour
  • Hike to Passu glacier
  • Boating at Attabad Lake
  • Khunejrab Pass day excursion, explore Sost, Moorkhun, Ghulapan and Khyber village
  • Visit of Baltit and Altit fort, Duiker sunset point
  • Hike to Ondra Poygah
  • Visit Passu suspension bridge
  • Explore Ghulkin, Gulmit and Passu villages
  • Trek to Fairy Meadows
  • Trek to Nanga Parbat Base Camp

Included/Excluded

  • Experienced tour guide
  • Private Transport including 4wd jeep for Fairy Meadows from Raikot
  • Rooms on twin sharing
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Airport transfers
  • Visa supporting documents
  • Additional Services
  • Insurance
  • Drinks
  • Entrance Tickets
  • International/domestic air ticket
  • Visa fee

Itinerary

Arrival in Islamabad, our guide and driver will meet you at the international/domestic arrival of Islamabad international airport, or at your location, after meeting with staff drive to the hotel in Islamabad.

Drive to Chilas on Karakoram Highway via Kohistan valley along the indus river. Arrive and transfer to the hotel

Drive to Raikot bridge, arrive at Raikot and transfer to 4WD jeep for onward drive to Tatto, arrive at Tatto and start the 2 and half hour’s hike to Fairy meadows.

Day to explore around Fairy Meadows or visit Nanga Parbat Base Camp.

Trek down to Tatto, arrive at Tatto and transfer to the 4WD jeeps and drive to Karakorum Hghway at Raiot bridge, we will transfer to our car waiting for us at Raikot bridge and continue the drive toward Ghulkin/Passu/Gulmit.

Day excursion to Khunjerab Pass, we will spend all day with exploring Khunjerab Pass, Khunjerab national park and the upper villages of Gojal valley.

Day to explore around Ghulkin/Passu/Gulmit, today we will visit Passu glacier, Borith Lake, Passu suspension bridge, Old house Gulmit, Ondra Fort / Poygah and Attabad Lake.

Drive to Karimabad, before we go to the hotel Karimabad we will stop at sacred rocks of Hunza, visit Hopper valley/glacier and explore Ganish village. Later drive to the hotel in Karimabad.

Day to explore central Hunza valley. Today we will visit Baltit Fort, Karimabad local bazaar, Royal garden, Altit Fort and in the evening, we will drive to Duiker to see sunset, after sunset drive back to the hotel in Karimabad.

Drive to Besham via Karakorum Highway or to Naran via bubusar pass if the pass is open. Arrive and transfer to the hotel.

Drive to Islamabad, en-route we will visit Taxila museum at Taxila city, arrive in Islamabad and visit Shah Faisal mosque, Pakistan monument, Lok Virsa and the local bazaar (market) for shopping, in the evening drive to the airport and fly to your destination.

Durations

Multi day

Languages

English

Destination

Gilgit Baltistan
Hunza
Pakistan

Frequently asked questions

Best time for sightseeing in Hunza and trek to Fairy Meadows is from May to October.

Gilgit-Baltistan is a mountainous region is cold in mornings/evenings, please carry your warm cloths with you.

Yes, kids under 5 years are complimentary and kids from 6 to 12 years will get 50% discount on all tours.

A payment of 30% from the tour price is required to fully book your tour with us.

We prefer payments through bank transfer, western union transfers are also accepted. We have the option available on our website to pay using your credit card.

Yes, you can make payment on our website using any kind of credit/debit card.

Starting and ending point of the tour is “Islamabad international airport” we can pick/drop you at any location inside Islamabad/Rawalpindi.

Yes, we can organize the tour from all city of Pakistan if it is a private tour, for fixed departure tours most are starting and ending in Islamabad

Yes, a professional guide will escort the tour from the start to the end of tour.

Yes, a valid visa is required to enter Pakistan.

Yes, we will provide you all the visa supporting documents after your tour is booked and advance payment is made.

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