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Hunza & Phandar Autumn Tour

Phandar valley, Gilgit-Baltistan

10 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

16 people




Autumn in Hunza and Phandar Valley brings with it a vibrant color palette as the hills and slopes are covered in leaves and snow; making the region more picturesque than in any other season.The transition from summer to Autumn takes place during the last few days of September. Autumn is a time when the landscape of Phandar and Hunza valley looks like a painting, with the tree leaves turning gold, red, orange and yellow, contrasting sharply with the barren mountains with snow-covered peaks and the emerald green waters of fast-flowing rivers. It is the best time for exploring the beautiful upper Hunza valley.

We offer fixed departure group tours to Gilgit-Baltistan during autumn season, we also organize private tours for photographers, couples, friends & families, and private groups tours on request.


  • Islamabad City Tour
  • Taxila City Tour
  • Hike to Passu glacier
  • Attabad Lake boating
  • Khunejrab Pass day excursion
  • Visit of Baltit and Altit fort
  • Hike to Ondra Poygah
  • Visit Passu suspension bridge
  • Explore Ghulkin, Gulmit and Passu villages
  • Explore Phandar and Gupis valley
  • Visit Phandar and Khalti Lake


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Day 01 :Islamabad

Arrival at the airport in Islamabad, our guide and drive will meet you upon your arrival at the airport, after meeting and greeting by our staff, they will transfer you to your hotel in Islamabad.

Day 02: Islamabad - Chilas

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

Day 03: Chilas – Phandar/Gupis valley

Drive to Phandar valley, we will make some short stops en-route at viewpoint of Nanga Parbat (8126m), junction point of three great mountain ranges (Himalaya, Karakorum & Hindukush) and for lunch at Gakuch. Arrive in Gupis/Phandar and transfer to the hotel.

Day 04: Phandar/Gupis valley

Explore the Gupis and Phandar valley. Today we will visit Khalti Lake, Phandar Lake, Phandar River and the small beautiful villages to take photo of autumn colors.

Day 05: Gupis/Phandar – Ghulkin/Gulmit/Passu (Gojal, Upper Hunza)

Drive to Ghulkin/Gulmit/Passu, today we have another beautiful of driving through the beautiful villages of Ghizar and Nangar valley. We will make stops for photography in each villages, at the remaining of Old Silk Road and for lunch at Rakaposhi viewpoint. Arrive in Ghulkin/Gulmit/Passuand transfer to the hotel

Day 06: Khunjerab Pass (Pakistan/China border) (Gojal, Upper Hunza)

Full day excursion to Khunjerab Pass, in the evening drive back to Ghulkin/Gulmit/Passu. On our way back we will stop and explore the beautiful villages of upper Gojal which offer the best colors of autumn in the all valley. Arrive in Ghulkin/Passu/Gulmit and transfer to the hotel

Day 07: Passu – Karimabad (central Hunza)

Drive to Karimabad (central Hunza), en route we will stop at Attabad Lake, sacred rocks of Hunza and visit Hoper Valley, after exploring Hoper valley and visit the glacier we will drive to Karimabad, before we reach Karimabad we will stop at one of the oldest village of Hunza valley “Ganish” to see the old settlement. Arrive in Karimabad and check in to the hotel.

Day 08: Karimabad (Gojal, Upper Hunza)

Day to explore Karimabad and the nearby villages. Today we will visit Baltit Fort, Karimabad local bazaar, Altit Fort, Royal garden and in the evening we will drive to Duiker to see sunset on the beautiful high mountains of Hunza valley and Nagar valley. Duiker offers the best view of Hunza valley, Nagar valley and the snow-capped mountains of both valleys. After sunset we will drive back to the hotel in Karimabad.

Day 09: Gilgit- Besham/Naran

Drive back to Besham/Naran, We will make some short stops en-route for lunch and photography, arrive in Besham/Naran and transfer to the hotel

Day 10: Besham – Islamabad – Fly to your destination.

Drive to Islamabad, en-route short stops for photography, lunch and visit Taxila museum, later drive to Islamabad. Arrive in Islamabad and visit Shah Faisal Moqsue, Pakistan monument and the bazaar (markets) of Islamabad for shopping! Later in the evening/night we will drive to the airport and our services ends here. You will fly to your destination!


  • Experienced tour guide
  • Private Transport
  • 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

Things to see

Altit Fort
Attabad Lake
Baltit Fort
Borith Lake
Duiker sunset point
Faisal mosque
Ganish village
Ghulkin village
Gilgit City
Karakorum Highway
Kargah Buddha
Khalti Lake
Khunjerab national park
Khunjerab Pass
Passu glacier
Passu suspension bridge
Phandar Lake
Rakaposhi Viewpoint
Royal garden
Sacreds rocks of Hunza
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Tour's Location

Phandar valley, Gilgit-Baltistan


When is the best month to see autumn colors in Hunza and Phandar valley?

The best month to see autumn colors in Hunza and Phandar valley is October, full autumn starts in the reagion from the 2nd week of October and remains till the 2nd week of November.

Which part of the trip is the best for autumn photography?

Hunza valley offers the best autumn colors than other destination in Pakistan, almost all villages of Hunza valley have their own beauty! our recommendation for autumn photography in Gojal (upper Hunza) will be Ghulkin village, Gulmit, Passu, Khyber, Ghalapan, Khudabad and Moorkhun village.

What kinds of cloths to carry?

Gilgit-Baltistan is cold in spring, please carry your warm cloths with you.

Is there any discount available for kids?

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

How much advance payment is needed to book the tour?

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

Mode of payment

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.

Can I make payment on your website using my credit card?

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

Where does this tour start and end?

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

Can you organize the tour from another city than Islamabad?

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

Do we get a separate guide or the driver will guide us during the tour?

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

Do I need visa to enter Pakistan?

Yes, a valid visa is required to enter Pakistan.

Do I get visa supporting documents from your company?

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

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