Skardu & Hunza Autumn Tour

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12 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

16 people



About this tour

Discover the enchanting landscapes of Skardu and Hunza valleys with our Autumn Tour, meticulously crafted by Hunza Explorers. Renowned for their unique charm, these valleys in Gilgit Baltistan offer a picturesque blend of natural beauty. While spring paints the surroundings with cherry blossoms, and summer invites adventure enthusiasts, it’s the fall season that unveils a spectacular show of autumn colors.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant hues of autumn foliage as we explore the hidden gems of Skardu and Hunza. From golden landscapes to the rustling leaves, every moment is a celebration of nature’s artistry. Join us on this unforgettable journey, where each day unfolds a new chapter of beauty, culture, and exploration in these two extraordinary valleys.


  • 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 , Explroe Skardu valley (visit Shigar fort, Khaplu fort
  • Hushe valley, Machulu village, Satpara lake, Manthal Buddha rock, upper Kachura Lake, Kharpocho fort)


  • 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


Upon arrival at the Islamabad airport, our guide and driver will welcome you. After the warm greetings from our staff, they will escort you to your hotel in Islamabad.

Today, we embark on an exciting journey to Skardu, a jewel in the crown of northern Pakistan. Our day begins with an early morning drive to the Islamabad airport, where we catch a one-hour flight to Skardu. This scenic flight offers a unique opportunity to soar over the majestic Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges, providing spectacular views of the world's second-highest peak, K2 (8,611m), and a close-up encounter with the towering Nanga Parbat (8,126m), the ninth-highest mountain on the planet. Upon our arrival in Skardu, our dedicated staff will be ready to welcome us outside the airport. The adventure kicks off as we explore the town, starting with visits to Upper Kachura Lake, Shangrila Lake, Manthal Buddha Rock, and Statpara Lake. Throughout the day, we'll be immersed in the vivid hues of autumn, capturing the town's breathtaking beauty. Get ready for an unforgettable experience in Skardu, where every moment is a brushstroke on the canvas of fall foliage.

Embark on a picturesque journey as we drive towards the enchanting destination of Khaplu, traversing through the breathtaking landscapes of Gilgit-Baltistan. Our route is carefully crafted to include immersive stops that showcase the region's diverse attractions. Our first stop is the mesmerizing Katpana Cold Desert, where endless stretches of sand dunes create a surreal landscape against the backdrop of towering mountains. We then explore the historical marvel of Shigar Fort, a testament to the rich heritage of the area. The journey continues through the scenic Shigar Valley, offering panoramic views and cultural insights. As we wind through the small, picturesque villages scattered along the Skardu valley, you'll have the opportunity to witness the daily life and unique traditions of the locals. Each village holds its own story and charm, adding layers to the cultural tapestry of the region. Finally, we arrive in Khaplu, a hidden gem with its own distinct character. Your transfer to the hotel marks the end of a day filled with exploration, discovery, and the breathtaking beauty of Gilgit-Baltistan. Prepare to immerse yourself in the unique allure of Khaplu and its surroundings.

We begin the day with a scenic drive to Khaplu Valley, a journey adorned with the rich tapestry of our autumn colors. As we traverse through the captivating landscapes, each twist and turn unfolds a canvas of warm hues, transforming the surroundings into a visual masterpiece. Our first stop will be the mesmerizing Katpana Cold Desert, where the golden tones of autumn cast a magical spell over the expansive sand dunes. Next, we'll explore our historical gem, Shigar Fort, surrounded by the seasonal beauty of fall foliage that enhances its ancient charm. Continuing through the scenic Shigar Valley, panoramic views and cultural insights await amidst the vivid autumn scenery. Winding our way through our small, picturesque villages along the Skardu valley, witness the locals' daily lives against the backdrop of nature's vibrant transformation. Arriving in Khaplu, we'll check into the hotel before dedicating the rest of the day to the sheer delight of enjoying and capturing our beautiful autumn colors. Whether strolling through the streets, exploring local markets, or simply soaking in the atmosphere, every moment promises to be a celebration of our nature's seasonal masterpiece. This day of exploration is curated to immerse you in the unique allure of Khaplu Valley, enhanced by the enchanting magic of our autumn.

Today, our journey takes us to the enchanting Hush Valley, offering a half-day excursion to immerse ourselves in the mesmerizing beauty of autumn. As we explore this hidden gem, we'll make stops at small, beautiful villages nestled within the valley, providing the perfect opportunity to meet locals, capture the vibrant autumn colors, and admire the majestic snowcapped mountains in the backdrop. In the afternoon, we'll return to Khaplu, where the autumn season unfolds its best hues. Our exploration will lead us to the historic Chaqchan Mosque and the majestic Khaplu Fort, both set against the canvas of autumnal splendor. These landmarks showcase the cultural richness and architectural marvels of the region. As the evening descends, we'll drive back to our hotel, providing a serene space to unwind and reflect on the day's delightful encounters with nature and culture. Relax and rejuvenate in the comfort of our accommodation, savoring the memories of a day filled with the magic of autumn in Khaplu.

Today marks the beginning of our drive towards one of Pakistan's most breathtaking destinations and a haven for autumn enthusiasts – the Hunza Valley. Our journey kicks off early in the morning, winding through scenic routes that offer glimpses of nature's vibrant palette. As we traverse towards the Karakoram Highway, often hailed as the 8th wonder of the world, we'll make strategic stops en-route to immerse ourselves in the beauty of the landscape. Our first pause will be in Gilgit city, where the fusion of cultural charm and natural wonders awaits. Continuing on this iconic highway, we'll make a memorable stop at the ruins of the Old Silk Road in Chalt Nangar, connecting with the historical threads of this ancient trade route. The journey unfolds further as we reach the viewpoint of Rakaposhi (7,788m), a majestic peak that provides a stunning backdrop for our lunch. Post-refreshment, our drive leads us to the upper reaches of Hunza, specifically Passu/Gulmit/Ghulkin. Arriving at our destination, we'll transfer to the hotel, ready to unwind and absorb the captivating atmosphere of Hunza Valley in its autumnal glory. Prepare to be enchanted by the unique charm and vivid hues that define this remarkable region during the fall season.

Today's exploration in upper Hunza takes on an adventurous twist as we embark on a hike to the magnificent Passu Glacier, offering unparalleled views of the iconic Passu and Shishper peaks. This thrilling trek is designed to immerse you in the heart of autumn's splendor while providing a unique perspective on the breathtaking mountainous landscape. As we navigate the glacier's trail, the vibrant colors of autumn will accompany us, creating a picturesque backdrop to the towering peaks. The hike culminates with a panoramic spectacle, allowing you to witness the majesty of Passu and Shishper peaks in their full autumn glory. Our journey also includes visits to the serene Borith Lake and the historic Gulmit Old House, adding cultural and natural dimensions to our day. The iconic or Hussaini Suspension Bridge will be a thrilling stop, providing not only breathtaking views but also a sense of adventure. Throughout the day, seize the opportunity to capture the essence of autumn in upper Hunza, creating memories that blend the thrill of adventure with the tranquility of nature's beauty.

Embark on a full-day excursion to the majestic Khunjerab Pass, a highlight of our journey that promises both natural wonders and cultural delights. As we traverse the scenic route, the autumn colors will accompany us, creating a mesmerizing backdrop to our exploration. In the afternoon, our return journey includes a stop at the Khunjerab National Park, where the possibility of encountering wild animals such as ibex and, if luck favors, even glimpses of elusive snow leopards awaits. This unique experience adds a touch of wildlife adventure to our day. Continuing our descent through the picturesque villages of upper Gojal Valley, we'll pause to capture the vivid autumn hues that adorn the landscape. A special stop in Passu village will be marked by a group photo, capturing the essence of autumn with the iconic Passu cones in the background. If time permits, we'll extend our exploration to Ghulkin and Gulmit villages, immersing ourselves in the cultural richness of the region. The historic Gulmit Old House is a potential highlight, offering insights into the heritage of this vibrant community. This full-day adventure is carefully curated to blend the natural beauty of Khunjerab Pass with the cultural tapestry of the upper Gojal Valley, ensuring a memorable experience enriched by the vibrant colors of autumn.

Embark on a picturesque drive to Karimabad, a journey filled with captivating stops and breathtaking views along the way. Our route is carefully planned to showcase the natural wonders of the region, enhanced by the vibrant colors of autumn. En-route, our first pause will be at the stunning Attabad Lake, a jewel nestled amidst the mountains. The turquoise waters of the lake, surrounded by the changing hues of autumn, create a mesmerizing spectacle. Continuing our journey, we'll explore the Sacred Rocks of Hunza, a site steeped in historical significance and adorned by the rich colors of the season. The next highlight is Hoper Valley and Glacier, offering a serene landscape where the autumn colors blend seamlessly with the snow-covered peaks. As the day unfolds, we'll drive to Karimabad or Duiker, our final destination for the day. Upon arrival, we'll transfer to the hotel, providing a comfortable space to unwind and reflect on the day's adventures amidst the autumnal beauty of northern Pakistan.

Dedicate today to a captivating exploration of Karimabad, where cultural heritage and autumn's colors converge to create a magical experience. Our itinerary is thoughtfully curated to unveil the treasures of this charming town while immersing ourselves in the vibrant hues of the season. Our first stops include the majestic Baltit Fort and the historic Altit Fort, each echoing tales of the region's rich history. The Channel Walk offers a leisurely stroll amidst nature's beauty, providing an opportunity to absorb the enchanting autumn colors that adorn the surroundings. A visit to Karaimabad's Local Market adds a touch of local flavor, where the hustle and bustle blend seamlessly with the seasonal transformation. As the day progresses, we'll indulge in the visual feast of autumn and set the stage for a memorable evening. The grand finale awaits at Duiker, where we'll embark on a leisurely walk to the Sunset Point. Here, against the backdrop of the mountains of Hunza and Nagar Valley, we'll witness the breathtaking spectacle of the sunset, casting a golden glow over the landscape. This magical moment encapsulates the essence of autumn in northern Pakistan, leaving an indelible mark on our journey.

As our time in the mesmerizing Hunza Valley comes to an end, we embark on a journey of descent, weaving our way back to Islamabad. This farewell journey is marked by picturesque landscapes and brief pauses that invite us to capture the beauty of the region. Driving back to Besham via the legendary Karakoram Highway, our route includes strategic stops for both a delightful lunch and the opportunity to immortalize moments through photography. Each short break unfolds new perspectives, allowing us to relish the memories created during our sojourn in Hunza. Upon arrival in Besham, we'll transfer to the hotel, offering a comfortable space to rest and reflect on the enchanting experiences shared in the heart of northern Pakistan. The journey back serves as a nostalgic revisit to the captivating landscapes and warm hospitality that define Hunza Valley.

As we bid adieu to the enchanting landscapes of northern Pakistan, our drive back to Islamabad becomes a reflective and scenic journey. Our itinerary for the day is crafted to include short stops that beckon with photographic opportunities, creating a visual memoir of the expedition. En-route to Islamabad, we'll pause for a delightful lunch, ensuring a satisfying culinary experience amidst the picturesque surroundings. A visit to the Taxila Museum adds a cultural dimension, providing insights into the historical tapestry of the region. Upon reaching Islamabad, the city invites exploration. Take the opportunity to discover its charm, with visits to iconic landmarks such as the Shah Faisal Mosque and the Pakistan Monument. The city's vibrant bazaars offer a glimpse into local life, allowing for a final immersion in Pakistani culture. As the day draws to a close, we'll drive to the airport, ensuring ample time for pre-flight preparations. Our services extend to facilitating a smooth departure, marking the conclusion of your unforgettable journey through the autumnal wonders of Skardu and Hunza Valley. We trust that the memories forged during this exploration will linger, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Pakistan in the future. Safe travels!


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Gilgit Baltistan

Frequently asked questions

The best time to witness the breathtaking autumn colors in areas like Swat, Hunza, Skardu, and Phandar is from mid-September to mid-November. This period showcases nature's vibrant palette as the landscapes transform into a mesmerizing display of golden, red, and orange hues.

Yes, our autumn tours are customizable. Whether you're a photography enthusiast, a nature lover, or seeking specific experiences, we can tailor the itinerary to suit your preferences. Contact us for personalized arrangements.

Yes, meals are included in our tour packages. We offer a diverse range of local and continental cuisine to provide a delightful culinary experience during your autumn tour.

The nearest airport for our autumn tours is Islamabad International Airport. You will arrive and depart from Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan, which serves as the gateway to the northern regions.

Absolutely! Our autumn tours are perfect for photography enthusiasts. The vibrant landscapes, snow-capped peaks, and colorful valleys offer numerous opportunities for capturing stunning photographs. We welcome photographers of all levels.

Yes, we offer both fixed departure group tours and private tours. Check our website for the scheduled fixed departure dates. For private tours catering to your specific preferences and schedule, contact us to make personalized arrangements.

We provide comfortable and well-selected accommodations that align with the unique charm of each destination. From cozy guesthouses to hotels with stunning views, our aim is to enhance your overall travel experience.

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