Skardu - Hunza Bicycle Tour
One of the most memorable experiences can be "biking/cycling" through the rugged moutains of the North. Routes snake through the mighty moutains and the scenic views change at every 100 meters of distance. Only people with the strongest of minds and bodies can dare to accept the challenging biking event through the Northern Areas of Pakistan. Please remember that the days required to complete a route may differ depending upon the speed and the distance covered. You need to be physically and mentally fit for a tour as it can be at times difficult. Although a jeep will always be with you during the whole tour carrying backup bicycles and other erquipments apart from carrying riders who are too exhausted to ride.
Day 01 Arrive
at Islamabad International Airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 02 Drive to Chilas on KKH. Overnight at hotel
Day 03 Drive to Skardu. Overnight at hotel
Day 04 Ride to Chotrong (hot water spring) in Shigher over night in camp
Day 05 Free day at Chotrong, over night in Camp
Day 06 Ride to Skardu. Over night at hotel
Day 07 Sightseeing in Skardu on Bicycle. Overnight in hotel
Day 08 Ride to Shungus, over night in camp
Day 09 Ride to Gilgit. Over night in hotel
Day 10 Explore Gilgit on Bicycle. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 Ride to Minapin. Over night at hotel
Day 12 Ride to Karimbabad Hunza. Overnight at hotel
Day 13 Day free in Karimabad (Hunza) overnight at hotel
Day 14 Ride to Passu. Overnight at hotel
Day 15 Ride to Sust. Overnight at hotel
Day 16 Ride to Kuksil, overnight in camp
Day 17 Ride to Kunjarab pass and return to Sust. Overnight at hotel
Day 18 Drive to Gilgit Overnight at Hotel
Day 19 Drive to Besham Overnight at hotel
Day 20 Drive to Islamabad. Overnight at hotel
Day 21 Transfer to Islamabad for fly back
of Baltistan is perched 2438 meters above sea level in the backdrop of the
great peaks of the Karakoram mountain range. Baltistan is known as the "Tibet
-e- Khurd" or little Tibet since its life style reflects that of the
roof of the world and land of Lamas.It
borders on the Chinese province of Sinkiang and Indian occupied Kashmir. The
tourist season is from April to October. The maximum temperature is 27oC and
the minimum is 8oC. Apart from its incomparable cluster of mountain peaks
and Glaciers Baltistan's five valleys Shigar, Skardu, Khaplu, Rondu and Kharmang
are noted for their Luscious peaches, apricots, apples and pears. Shigar valley,
32 kms by jeep from Skardu is the gateway to the mountain peaks of the Karakoram.
Skardu has a historic fort known as Kharpocho Fort. It was constructed by
Ali Sher Khan Anchan who ruled from Ladakh to Chitral till the end of the
16th century. The two lakes - Kachura lake 29 kms. and Sadpara lake 8 kms.
from Skardu - are ideal for fishing.
The Buddhist Rock: In Skardu, the only surviving rock with Buddhist carving is located on Sadpara road.
Lovely Lakes: Upper Kachura Lake, Kachura Lake and Sadpara Lake are very famous for fishing and boating.
Shigar Valley: It is the gateway to the great mountain peaks of the Karakorams, Gasherbrum peak & K-2.
Khaplu Valley: The beautiful valley of the Shyok river, 103 km. from Skardu. Many famous mountains such as Masherbrum, Saltoro, Sia Gangri, K-6, K-7 are located here.