Pakistan Karakorum Highlights (15 Days)

Company : Oasis Overland
Activities: Adventure Holidays / Tours
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 weeks
Approx Costs: 1500 to 2000 £ Pound (UK)

Visit this amazing and little travelled area of Northern Pakistan.  We travel in open top Jeeps with a local guide and a maximum of 3 travellers per vehicle, staying in basic hotels with twin bed en-suite rooms. 

Journey from Islamabad up the Karakorum highway past the junction of the Himalaya, Karakorum and Hindu Kush mountain ranges with 7000mtr peaks above and beside you.  Get off the beaten track with jaw dropping vistas down nail biting roads!  Trek to Nanga Parbat base camp and visit the vast Deosai Plains. 

Hike to Passu Glacier and walk over the death defying suspension bridge before heading backdown the original Karakorum Highway to Islamabad.  One thing is for certain, Pakistan is sure to stay in your memory forever!  All meals are included!!

 

Brief Itinerary

Please note that our itineraries are not set in stone and can be subject to change.

Days 1 to 3

  • Airport transfer - buy local clothes - overnight Naran
  • Cross the Babussar Pass (4175 m) and drive the Karakorum Highway to Fairy Meadows
  • Optional trek to the base camp of the 8000m + peak of Nanga Parbat

Days 4 to 6

  • Rama in Astore Valley - a luxuriant pine forested area
  • Tarashing - hike to Herrlikoffer Base Camp on the opposite side of Nanga Parbat.  Free time in the village looking at local life
  • Magnificent drive through the plains of Deosai National Park to Skardu
  • Satpara lake & Satpara Buddha

Days 7 to 9

  • Shigar valley and fort - area known as Little Tibet
  • Katchura Lake
  • Gilgit and Kargah Buddha (7th Century) - hopefully see a famous Polo Match!
  • Karimabad (Hunza Valley) - Surrounded by 7000m peaks we visit Altit and Baltit Forts

Days 10 to 11

  • Karakorum Highway to Passu
  • Borit lake - we hike to Passu Glacier and cross Gulkhin Glacier on foot
  • Hussaini suspension bridge - cross if you dare!
  • Walking tour of Karimabad town and melt water channels
  • Sunset at Duikar view point (3000m)

Days 12 to 13

  • We take the original Karakorum Highway, following the Indus River, to Besham
  • Continue to Islamabad, stopping off in the pine forests along the way

Day 14

  • City tour of Islamabad and a visit to Taxila Museum

Day 15

  • Airport transfer and fly home

 

Trip Price 

  • From: £1785.00

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