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Silk Route Festival

Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan

11 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

16 people




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.


  • 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


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Day 01: Islamabad

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.

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 – Passu/Gulmit/Ghulkin

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 04: Passu/Gulmit/Ghulkin/Passu Glacier/Passu Suspension Bridge

Day to explore around upper Hunza, today we will visit Passu glacier, Borith Lake, Gulmit Old House and Passu suspension bridge.

Day 05 - 06: Ghulkin/Gulmit/Passu

Enjoy the Silk Route festival in Hunza valley, meet the locals, explore around

Day 07: Khunjerab / Khunjerav Pass – 4693m (Pakistan – China border) – Chipurson

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.

Day 08: Ghulkin/Gulmit/Passu– Karimabad (central Hunza)

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 09: Karimabad (central Hunza)

Day to explore around, visit Baltit Fort or Altit Fort, Channel walk and Karaimabad Local market.

Day 10: Karimabad – Besham

Drive back to Besham via Karakoram Highway, short stops en-route for lunch and photography, arrive and transfer to the hotel.

Day 11: Besham – Islamabad – Fly to destination

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.


  • 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
Khunjerab national park
Khunjerab Pass
Lok Virsa
Misgar valley
Pakistan monument
Passu glacier
Passu suspension bridge
Rakaposhi Viewpoint
Royal garden
Sacreds rocks of Hunza
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Tour's Location

Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan


What are the dates of Silk Route Festival?
Silk Route festival has no any fix date, it is held anytime from August to October
What kinds of cloths to carry?
Gilgit-Baltistan is a mountainious region, it 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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