Hunza Cherry Blossom Tour 2021
Status: Guaranteed Departure
Start Date: 4 April 2021
End Date:13 April 2021
Start/end Location: Islamabad
Cherry blossoms (Sakura) signals the end of chilly winter weather in Hunza, Nagar and in the other valleys of Gilgit-Baltistan. Blossom season starts from the second week of March and ends by the end of April (depends on altitude). Many tourists around the world are coming to explore Hunza valley in Cherry blossom/Spring season to see the all valley in white, pink and green! Cherry blossom viewing began in ancient times when aristocrats wrote poetry and sang songs under the flowering trees of Cherry. Japanese, Thai, Singaporean and Malaysian like cherry blossom the most because the shape and color of the petals reflect people’s ideal notion of purity and simplicity. They are also touched by the blossoms that they are so fragile short-lived scattering just a few days after the flower. We at Hunza Explorers Treks and Tours welcome you to spend your spring Holidays in Hunza valley with us!
Day 01 (04 April 2021): Islamabad
Arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay
Day 02 (05 April 2021): Islamabad – Chilas
Drive to Chilas on Karakoram Highway, arrive and transfer to the hotel.
Day 03 (06 April 2021): Chilas-Ghulkin/Passu
Drive from Besham to Ghulkin on Karakoram highway, en route stop at Continental collides, site of Ancient Silk Road. Stop at Rakaposhi viewpoint for lunch. After lunch, drive to Ghulkin, arrive and transfer to hotel.
Day 04 (07 April 2021): Khunjerav/Khunjerab Pass
Full day excursion to Khunjerab National Park and visit the Pakistan and China border at “Khunjerab Pass” which is 4693m meters above sea level and is known as one of the world’s highest paved border crossing. We can see some rare wild animals in this area like Ibex, snow leopards if we have good luck. Drive back to Passu/Ghulkin village in the afternoon, take photos of Passu Cones (the symbolic mountain in upper Hunza)..
Day 05 (08 April 2021): Ghulkin – Passu – Hussaini
In the morning, explore Passu white glacier, en route stop at Borith lake. Visit around Passu village and take photos of Passu Cones. Afternoon, visit Hussaini village and Hussaini suspension bridge with the background of majestic Passu Cones.
Day 06 (09 April 2021): Passu suspension bridge and villages trekking
Today is a day to fully enjoy the nature with trekking. We start the day with the long but easy trek to Passu suspension bridge. This bridge is not touristy like Hussaini bridge and it provides dramatic view over the mountains and river. After crossing the bridge, we continue to trek to the farmland of Passu village where you can see herds of cows/sheeps grazing on farmland with the background of snow-capped mountain.
After the trek (around 3-4 hours), we go back to village for lunch. After lunch, we take a light trek around Ghulkin village with many beautiful viewpoints to admire the Passu Cones (the symbolic mountain in upper Hunza). From Ghulkin, we continue the trek to Kamaris, Gulmit and back to Ghulkin in the evening.
Day 07 (10 April 2021): Passu – Karimabad
In the morning, departure for Karimabad, en route stop at Hunza Ancient Rock and Attabad Lake, the most beautiful lake in Hunza with turquoise color. Visit Karimabad Channel Walk, Altit fort, Royal Garden and Ganish village when we reach Karimabad.
Day 08 (11 April 2021): Hopar valley
Full day excursion to Hopar/Nagar valley. Have lunch in an apple garden next to Glacier viewpoint. Drive back to Karimabad to visit Batit Fort (UNESCO heritage) and Duiker to see the sunset over the beautiful mountains in the surroundings of Hunza.
Day 09 (12 April 2021): Karimabad – Besham
Today we will say goodbye to Hunza and drive back to Islamabad. We will start our day with early breakfast and then drive on Karakoram Highway along the Indus valley. We will make some short stops for photography (Nanga Parbat viewpoint, Junction point of the great mountain ranges, Gilgit river, Indus river), arrive and transfer to the hotel
Day 10 (13 April 2021): Besham – Islamabad – Fly to destination
Departure for Islamabad, en route visit Taxila museum (UNESCO heritage site). Arrive Islamabad, rest of the time is to explore Islamabad city with Faisal Mosque, Pakistan monument, drive to the airport and fly back to your country.
4 April 2021
13 April 2021