Gilgit-Baltistan Jeep Safari

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  • Jeep Safari to the Northern Areas of Pakistan also known as Gilgit-Baltistan.


  • Day1 Rawalpindi-Islamabad

    Transfer to your hotel. This city is the gateway to the enchanting northern areas of Pakistan and is only 11 miles from Islamabad. afternoon city tour of the twin cities of Rawalpindi-Islamabad visiting "The Army -Museum ",the exotic Raja Bazaar. The Folk Heritage Museum and the Islamabad view point in Damen-e- Koh, Driving back through Islamabad to your hotel, one can see a wide variety of contemporary architecture. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
    Day2 Rawalpindi-Taxila-Peshawar

    Morning departure for the exciting frontier of Peshawar. Enrooted stop at Taxila, the ancient renowned Gandhara Art Center which dates from the 5th century B.C. to 455 A.D. Visit the Museum, arrive at Peshawar . After lunch City tour of this exotic city ."Peshawar Museum" ,"Mahabat Khan Mosque" (built by Mahabat Khan, the governor of Peshawar region during the reigns of "Shah Jahan" and "Aurangzaib : the famous Mughal Emperor) " Balashisar Fort " built in 1834 by the Sikhs. Overnight at hotel.
    Day3 Peshawar-Thakht-i-Bahi-Saidu Sharif

    Morning departure for Sawt valley. Enrooted stop at "That-i-Bahi" to visit the Gandhara Age Buddhist monastery and Stupas founded in the 1st century A.D. and abandoned in the 6th or 7th century. Continue on to Malakand Pass beyond which lies the lush green Swat valley. Arrive at Saidu Sharif ,the capital of Swat and transfer to your hotel. Later city tour of Saidu Sharif visiting the Museum which has a good collection of replica from Gandhara period and the colorful bazaars. Overnight at your hotel.
    Day4 Saidu-Kalam-Saidu

    After breakfast departure from Kalam, through the valley of upper Swat valley following the Swat river and we will visit Madyan and Bahrain enroute. The area is very beautiful with steep wooded hills, terraced fields, high mountains and the Swat river flowing in torrent. Arrive at Kalam which offers excellent view of the whole Kalam area and of "Palser Peak" 5918 M high. Afternoon at Kalam return to Saidu for over night at our hotel.
    Day5 Saidu-Dir-Chitral

    Early morning departure from Chitral town which nestles under the shadows of "Trichmir Peak" 7708M high. riving out of Saidu we cross the Swat we cross the Swat river at Chakdara where you can see the "Chakdara Fort" above which is "Churchill's" Picket" where Winston Churchill was stationed during the Pathan uprising in 1897.Driving on among terraced fields through the Dir valley we reach "Lowari Pass". 3200M high which offers excellent views of Drosh valley on one side and Dir on the other. Continue on the amidst high mountains and reach Chitral. Rest of the day free to explore this tribal town. Overnight at hotel.
    Day6 Chitral-Rumbur-Bomburet

    After breakfast departure for the "Kalash valleys" where the ancient pagan tribes of the Kalash peoples dwell. The Kalash are reputed to be descendants of the Greek armies brought by "Alexander the Great" of Macedonia. Their way of life has changed very little since ancient times . Our first stop is Rumbur :where we explore the village and meet the Kalash people in their unique costumes of robes. After having a picnic lunch we continue on to the largest village of these valleys "Bomburet" and the camp. In the evening we visit "Brun" another Kalash village of Bomburet. Here we can witness their unique life style, their sacred halls and ancient shrines. Return to campsite for dinner and over- night.Kalash music after dinner.
    Day7 Bomburet-Chitral

    This morning we continue our exploration of Kalash villages. After drive back to Chitral .Visit the Chitral Mosque, the Fort and the bazaars. Overnight at hotel.
    Day8 Chitral-Singol

    After breakfast drive to Singol.
    Day9 Shandur Pass-Phander

    Early morning departure for Phander Lake. Through lush valleys with dry Mountains shadowing them. Reach "Shandur Pass" 3720M high. This is a beautiful area with two lovely lakes. We descend down the pass to Punial valley and arrive at Phander Lake. Overnight in tents.
    Day10 Phander Lake-Sher-Qila

    After breakfast, depart for "Sher-Qila" (Lions Fort) the main village of Punial valley and the residence of the "Raja of Punial". We drive through the Punial valley passing fruit orchards and green plantations which offer a distinct contrast to the barren red mountains. Arrive and camp for overnight in the Raja's Garden.
    Day11 Sher-Qila-Gilgit

    Morning departure for Gilgit, the main town in the area almost enclosed by lofty peaks. It is famous for its "Polo". Arrive and transfer to your hotel. After lunch you will be free to explore the local bazaars and overnight at hotel.
    Day12 Gilgit-Karimabad

    After breakfast we leave for the majestic valley of Hunza. Traveling on the famous Karakoram Highway we head towards Karimabad, the capital of Hunza, famous for the longevity of its people and its fruit orchards. Today's drive offers excellent views of the glittering Rakaposhi. Arrive at Karimabad from where you get the beautiful and glittering view of "Rakaposhi Peak" 7788M high. After lunch at your hotel visit the 700 year old fort and the Baltit village at Karimabad. Rest of the day free explorations, overnight at your hotel.
    Day13 Khunjerab Pass-Gulmit

    After breakfast we leave for the incredibly beautiful upper Hunza. Enroute you can have close rang view of "Gulkin Glacier" ,"Passu Glacier" and "Batura Glacier" which is 59kms long, one of the longest in the world. As we climb up, the landscape changes to rugged snowy mountains till we reach the Chinese border at Khunjerab Pass 4703M high. After spending some time at the pass we return down to the Karakoram Highway and reach the beautiful village of Gulmit, where we transfer to your hotel for overnight.
    Day14 Hoper Glacier

    Morning departures for Hoper . Leaving the Karakoram Highway near Karimabad, we drive on to a jeep track which leads to the Hoper Glacier,58 kms long with regal peaks in the distance. Arrive at Hoper village which lies next to the "Hoper Glacier" and camp. this site offers commanding views of Hunza valley Peaks on one side and the Hisper-Hoper range on the other, its snowy summits skirted by many tiny Hamlets, clinging to the valley walls. Overnight in the tents.
    Day15 Hoper-Gilgit

    After breakfast depart for Gilgit traveling over the Karakoram- Highway, arrive and transfer to your hotel .Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at your hotel.
    Day16 Gilgit-Skardu

    Morning departures for Skardu . District Head Quarters of Baltistan situated on the banks of the mighty river Indus at a height of 2286M Arrive and transfer to your hotel for overnight.
    Day17 Skardu-Khaplu

    After breakfast depart for Khaplu which lies at the banks of river Shyok. Overnight in tents
    Day18 Khaplu

    Full day free explore the quaint village of Khaplu and visit the Raja's Palace. After lunch the group will go for a short excursion to Machlu. From where you get exciting views of Macherbrum peak and Hushe Valley. Return to Khaplu for overnight in tents.
    Day19 Khaplu-Shigar

    Morning departure for Shigar .The village of Shigar is a picturesque one with an interesting wooden architecture. Arrive and camp. Rest of the day free to explore. Overnight in tents.
    Day20 Shigar-Gilgit

    Morning departure for Gilgit .Arrive and transfer to your hotel for Overnight.
    Day21 Gilgit -Astor-Rama

    After an early breakfast departure for Rama.leaving the KKH at Jaglot we drive on to a jeep track which leads to the Astor valley .Rama which nestles beneath the Nanga Parnat Massif.Arrive and camp for the night dinner around the campfire.
    Day22 Rama Lake

    After breakfast we leave on a short trek to "Rama Lake" which offers ample and excellent views of the Nanga Parbat range of peaks. Trekking through pine forests, we arrive at the lake 4kms away from our camping Site. Picnic lunch and return to Rama for overnight camping.
    Day23 Chilas

    Early morning departures for Chilas. Traveling down the Astor road we join the KKH at Jaglot and continue on to Chilas. Arrive and transfer to your hotel for overnight.
    Day24 Babusar Village

    Morning departure for the lush green village of Babusar. Leaving the KKH on to a jeep track which leads to the Babusar Pass and further to Kaghan valley. After an exciting jeep drive we reach Babusar village situated at the foot of the Babusar Pass 4145M high and surrounded by pine trees. Overnight camping.
    Day25 Naran

    After breakfast departure for Naran. Ascending the Babusar Pass 4145M high we get excellent birds eye views of Kaghan valley on one side and Chilas on the other. Driving down further into the Kaghan valley we pass "Lalusar Lake" which is surrounded by lush green meadows and continue on through the scenic surroundings to reach Naran, the village which lies at the heart of the 155km long Kaghan valley. Arrive and camp for overnight in tents.
    Day26 Saif-ul-Muluk-Lake

    Morning drive up to the fairy tale lake of "Saiful Muluk" 3200M high which shimmers under the guardianship of "Malika Parbat" peak 5292m high. Arrive at the lake and camp on the banks of this magical lake. Rest of the day free to explore the surroundings. Overnight in tents.
    Day27 Balakot-Abbottabad

    Early morning departure for Abbottabad. Descending down from Lake Saif-ul-Muluk we drive along the Kunhar river amidst lush green mountain slopes and pine plantations to reach Balakot. Continue on to Abbottabad ,a small mountain town popular as a hill resort during summers. Arrive and transfer to hotel for overnight.
    Day28 Abbottabad-Rawalpindi

    Morning departure for Rawalpindi. Arrive at Rawalpindi and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at your hotel.
    Day29 Islamabad

    Morning transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
 
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