Pakistan Karakorum Highlights & Chitral Valley (21 Days)

Company : Oasis Overland
Duration: 3 weeks to 3 weeks
Approx Costs: 2500 to 2500 £ 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 Kalash Valley where a warm welcome awaits.  Hike to Passu Glacier and walk over the death defying suspension bridge before heading over the Shandur Pass to Chitral and the remote Kalash Valley.  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 14

  • Travel west to Gupis and enter the Hindu Kush Mountain Range
  • Breathtaking views down the Gupis Valley
  • Shandur Pass (3720m) - alpine meadows and turquoise rivers
  • Chitral - amazing bazaar with merchants from Punjab and Afghanistan

Days 15 to 17

  • Day trip to Garam Chashma hot springs
  • Kalash Rumbur Valley - visit the fascinating Kalash people
  • Kalash Museum

Days 18 to 20

  • Chitral Summer Palace
  • Chitral Old Mosque
  • Fly or drive to Islamabad (weather dependant)
  • Taxila and the remains of Jaulian Monastery - 6th Century BC
  • Guided city sightseeing tour of Islamabad and Rawalpindi - Murree Road, Daman-O-Koh view point and Shah Faisal Mosque

Day 21

  • Airport transfer for your flight home

 

Trip Price 

  • From: £2545.00

 

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