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Tour De North

Baltistan Package

  • 7 Destinations
  • 15 Days
  • Night in hotel

Pakistan is a country close to our heart and for good reason. Home to some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world, thriving cities, colourful markets and warm hospitality, a trip to this part of the world is bound to excite even the Tour de North. Having run trips here for fifteen years, we understand the political complexities of travelling to this fascinating country and our paramount consideration has always been the safety of our clients. Despite the negative images painted by the press, we believe that areas in Pakistan – particularly around the mountains of the north - pose little or no danger within the current climate.

Tour Highlights

Cuisine

Taste Hunza Cuisine at Altit Cafe,a womens community village organization

Karokorum Highway

Drive through the famous karakoram Highway

Hiking

Go on a adventures and wild hike to the Baltoro Glacier to witness most stunning scenes

Deosai National Park

Explore the highest plateau in the world at Deosai

TOUR PLAN

DAY 1

Islamabad

Arrive at Islamabad and transfer to your hotel. Time permitting, you will head into Islamabad to see some of the Pakistani capital and take a visit to the Heritage Museum and the Faisal Mosque.

Accomodation

Hill View ISLAMABAD

DAY 2

Islamabad-Naran

After breakfast leave for the beautiful valley of Kaghan, the drive will take approximately 7 hours. The valley has beautiful green mountains on both sides with the beautiful river flowing in between. Check into the hotel in Naran in the late afternoon and enjoy an evening at leisure. (B)

Accomodation

PTDC NARAN

DAY 3

NARAN-BABUSAR-RAMA

Departing early this morning, you will continue through the forested Kaghan Valley and over the spectacular Babusar Pass, before driving down to the Karakoram Highway and on to Thalachi. Then divert into the 55km long, narrow Astore Gorge, one of the most dramatic and impressive landscapes in the world. Continue on for a few more hours to the alpine meadows of Astore and Rama, near your hotel

Accomodation

KHAPLU-PALACE

DAY 4

RAMA-DEOSAI-SKARDU

After an early breakfast you'll take a short drive to Rama Lake before continuing your journey to the amazing Deosai Plateau National Park (3,000km²). Deosai Plain has an average elevation of 4,114m above sea level, making it one of the highest plateaus in the world. The Karakorum-West Tibetan Plateau region is rich in flora and fauna and, in spring, it is abundant in wildflowers and a wide variety of butterflies. In the afternoon, drive back to Skardu and check into hotel

DAY 5

SKARDU-KHAPLU

After an early breakfast you'll take a short drive to Rama Lake before continuing your journey to the amazing Deosai Plateau National Park (3,000km²). Deosai Plain has an average elevation of 4,114m above sea level, making it one of the highest plateaus in the world. The Karakorum-West Tibetan Plateau region is rich in flora and fauna and, in spring, it is abundant in wildflowers and a wide variety of butterflies. In the afternoon, drive back to Skardu and check into hotel

Accomodation

KHAPLU-PALACE

DAY 6

KHAPLU

Today you will take a jeep ride to Machulo valley (approximately 1 hour) for spectacular mountain scenery, including a view of the uniquely shaped Masherbrum Peak (7,821m). Enjoy a picnic lunch and wander around the area before returning to the hotel in Khaplu

DAY 7

KHAPLU-SHIGAR

An early rise this morning sees you travelling around 3 hours to the Shigar Fort Residence, a restored 17th century Raja fort-palace. After tucking into a light lunch, take a guided walking tour of the 14th century Amburiq Mosque that received a UNESCO award for restoration, the quaint maze-like bazaar and the restored Khanqah

DAY 8

SHIGAR-GILGIT

After breakfast drive westwards through the 140km long, spectacular Rondu Gorge of the mighty Indus. Stop on route for lunch before travelling a further few hours to the newly restored Karakorum Highway. The smooth road will bring you to Gilgit, where you will check into your accommodation and enjoy a free evening

DAY 9

GILGIT-HUNZA

After breakfast stop off in town to visit the Christian cemetery before yet another amazing drive, past the titanic form of Mount Rakaposhi, takes you on to Hunza. You will take lunch on the way at the Rakaposhi View Restaurant, providing views (weather dependent) of the longest uninterrupted mountain flank on earth (6000m). Arrive into Karimabad and check into Hunza Serena Inn. Later this afternoon, you will visit the 800-year-old Baltit Fort, once the stronghold of the Ayasho Dynasty and now renovated to a very high standard by UNESCO. Finally, explore the local tourist market, including 'Café De Hunza' - famous for delicious walnut cake and a variety of coffees.

DAY 10

HUNZA

A slower pace today allows you to recover from a busy few days. This morning you will be transferred to the neighbouring 'twin' village of Altit. Here, you will visit the restored Altit Fort and the women's work shop where they make wooden furniture and handicrafts. Enjoy the garden and heavenly orchard annexed to the restored Altit Fort and try the local Hunza cuisine at the Altit Café, cooked by a women's community village organisation. Return to the hotel for the rest of the day at leisure to take in the magnificent views of the valley and Rakaposhi

DAY 11

HUNZA-GILGIT

Following breakfast, you will travel to Hoper Village in Nagar across the Hunza Valley. Then proceed to Buwaltar Glacier for a 4 to 5 hour walk before returning to Karimabad. Time permitting, stop on route to visit Ganish Heritage Village - one of the oldest settlements of Hunza which has been very well preserved by Aga Khan Cultural and Heritage services.

DAY 12

GILGIT-ISLAMABAD

Catch a flight this morning to Islamabad (weather permitting). Upon arrival into Islamabad airport, you will be transferred to your hotel.

DAY 13

ISLAMABAD

You will be picked up from the hotel and driven to the airport in time for your international flight home

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