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17
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Gilgilt – Baltistan
Location
16 Hotel Nights
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This tour will take you through scenic valleys in Pakistan, in particular to the Naran & Kaghan Valley, located in the Manshera District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a valley that attracts thousands of tourists, trekkers, photographers and nature-enthusiasts every year.

There can be few areas in the world where mountains rise in such awesome splendor as in the far north of Pakistan. Gilgit-Baltistan is perhaps the most spectacular region of Pakistan in terms of its geography and scenic beauty. Here the world’s three mightiest mountain ranges (the Karakoram, Hindukush and Himalaya) meet. The whole region is like a paradise for Mountaineers, Explorers, Adventurers, Trekkers and Anglers. The region has a rich cultural heritage and variety of rare fauna and flora.

This journey will take you through various hidden valleys, Gilgit, Puniyal, Ghizer, Hunza, Gojal, Astore, Skardu, Khaplu and over high mountain passes, meadows and along the crystal clear blue lakes with spectacular views, meeting people, exploring the culture and traditional heritage as well as visiting archeological sites.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONIslamabad – Islamabad
DEPARTURE TIMEPlease arrive by 8:15 AM for a prompt departure at 8:30 AM.
RETURN TIMEApproximately 6:30 PM.
WEAR DRESSComfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Professional instructor
Meals
Transportation in mini-coach
NOT INCLUDED
Surfing equipment
Instructor gratuity
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Day 1: Arrival

Arrival at Islamabad airport & sightseeing (subject to arrival time).
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Day 2: Departure

Depart for Chilas, visit Taxila museum and archeological sites en route.
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Day 3

Drive to Tato Village & hike to Fairy Meadows at 3 366 m having an impressive view of Nanga Parbat (8 126 m) in the Himalayan range – stay overnight in huts.
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Day 4

Free day or optional day hike to base camp of Nanga Parbat (4 150 m).
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Day 5

Hike back down to Tato Village & drive to Skardu, Baltistan along the mighty river Indus.
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Day 6

Drive to Khaplu District – sightseeing.
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Day 7

Excursion to Shigar Valley & Palace – afternoon return to Skardu.
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Day 8

Drive to Deosai Plateau (4 200 m), habitat of the brown bear and countless species of flora. Continue to Rama Lake, Astore.
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Day 9

Morning visit to Rama Lake & drive to Gilgit, the capital of the Gilgit-Baltistan region.
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Day 10

Drive to Gulmit/ Passu via crossing Attabad Lake , visit Borit Lake & Passu glacier view point. – Karakoram .
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Day 11

Excursion to Khunjerab Pass (4 733 m) on the Karakoram Highway which leads to the Pakistan/ China border.
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Day 12

Drive to Karimabad. Visit Baltit & Altit Forts. Drive in the afternoon to Duikar for sunset.
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Day 13

Drive to Ghizer Valley. Explore Gupis village & Khalti Lake. – Hindukush.
10

Day 14

Excursion to Shandur Pass at 3 750 m where there is the highest polo ground as well as the border between Gilgit-Baltistan & Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
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Day 15

Drive back to Gilgit and visit Kargah Rock carving of Buddha, continue to Chilas for an overnight stay.
10

Day 16

Drive to Islamabad.
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Day 17

Sightseeing & Fly out (Departure).

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