Silk Route Festival

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11 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

16 people



About this tour

Embark on an extraordinary journey to the ‘Roof of the World’ with the Silk Route Festival, a cultural spectacle celebrated annually in Gilgit Baltistan every September. Collaborating with countries like China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan, Pakistan showcases the rich tapestry of craftsmen, folk musicians, and artisans.


  1. Cultural Pavilion Showcase: Explore artisans’ craftsmanship from Hunza Valley and Tashkurgan (Xinjiang, China).
  2. Folk Music and Dance Extravaganza: Be enthralled by performances from Hunza Valley, Xinjiang Province, and Central Asia.
  3. Food & Fruit Fair: Indulge in diverse culinary delights and fresh, flavorful fruits.
  4. Polo Matches and Indigenous Sports: Experience traditional Polo matches and unique indigenous sports.
  5. Camping Villages & Open-Air Restaurants: Immerse yourself in nature amidst scenic camps and local restaurants.
  6. Ethnic Fashion Show: Admire regional costumes and cultural traditions in a captivating fashion show.
  7. Community Festivals: Join celebrations organized by AKCSP, AKRSP, and other NGOs at the district level.

Crossroads of Asia: Discover a unique blend of adventure, history, natural beauty, culture, and trade at the Silk Route Festival in Hunza, Pakistan, where Asia’s essence converges in a celebration of diversity and heritage.


  • Enjoy the festival in Hunza valley, Meet the locals of Hunza, Passu glacier hike
  • Attabad Lake boating, Khunejrab Pass day excursion, Visit of Baltit and Altit fort
  • Explore Ghulkin, Gulmit and Passu villages, Islamabad City Tour, Taxila City Tour


  • 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


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.


Multi day




Gilgit Baltistan

Frequently asked questions

Silk Route festival has no any fix date, it is held anytime from August to October

Gilgit-Baltistan is a mountainious region, it is cold in spring, 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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