Silk Route Festival or Festival on the world’s roof is a cultural event celebrated in Gilgit Baltistan during September each year. Countries like China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan are collaborating with Pakistan to facilitate the work of their craftsmen, folk musicians and artisans.
Festival on the Roof of the world where natural environs, landscape, privileged location in the highest mountains of the world, breathtaking spectacles of sheer scenic beauty, wildlife and nature, awe-inspiring snow peaks, glittering glaciers, serene valleys of lush green foliage and fruits, gleaming and scintillating streams of unpolluted water, rich diversity of people, culture, folklore, arts, crafts and heritage are unexplored discovery that awaits you.
Highlights of the Festival
Artisans from Hunza valley and Tashkurgan (Xinjinag, China) will be at work in beautifully designed and documented pavilions.
Folk dancers and musicians from all parts of Hunza valley including Dance, Song Ensembles from the neighbouring Xinjiang Province of China and Central Asia will be invited to entertain visitors to the festival.
Folk Music Groups – Small open-air stages will be set up at the festival grounds in the different cities to present folk musicians from all over Gilgit-baltistan.
Food & Fruit Fair – Food festivals will be held in co-operation with hotels and communities in several places, Farmer will exhibit and sell fruit.
Polo Matches and Indigenous Sports
Events – Several Polo matches will serve as a major attraction for domestic tourists and foreign visitors.
Camping Villages & Open-Air local Restaurants – Will be set up at the scenic sports for nature lovers.
Ethnic Fashion Show – Depicting regional costumes and cultural traditions will be held. Community Festivals at District Level – AKCSP, AKRSP, and Craft Development Projects, Literary and Cultural Forums, IUNC, WWF, and other NGOs will hold community Festivals and district levels.
Crossroads of Asia! – One of the few regions in the world that holds a fascinating combination of Adventure, History, Natural Beauty, Culture and Trade at the cross roads of Asia. The region and its indigenous heritage of arts, crafts, history, landscape, people, produce and cultures is a unique experience. You are invited to the Silk Route Festival in Hunza, Pakistan.
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 Passu/Gulmit/Ghulkin, stop en-route at Nanga Parbat view point, junction point of three great mountain ranges, Rakaposhi view point for lunch, after lunch drive to Passu/Gulmit/Ghulkin, arrive and transfer to the hotel.
Day to explore around upper Hunza, today we will visit Passu glacier, Borith Lake, Gulmit Old House and Passu suspension bridge.
Enjoy the Silk Route festival in Hunza valley, meet the locals, explore around
Full day excursion to Khunjerab Pass, in the afternoon drive back to Sost, before we reach Sost we will visit misgar village. Arrive in Sost and have lunch, after lunch we will drive to Chipurson valley. Arrive in Chipurson and transfer to the guest house.
Drive to Karimabad, en-route we will stop at Attabad Lake, sacred rocks of Hunza and Ganish village, arrive in Karimabad and transfer to the hotel.
Day to explore around, visit Baltit Fort or Altit Fort, Channel walk and Karaimabad Local market.
Drive back to Besham via Karakoram Highway, short stops en-route for lunch and photography, arrive and transfer to the hotel.
Drive for Islamabad, en-route short stops for photography, lunch and visit Taxila museum, later drive to Islamabad, arrive and explore the city, later drive to the airport and fly to destination.