Altitude: 2000m- 4700m
Duration: 18 days.
Best time: May – October.
Islamabad – Besham – Gilgit – Skardu – Skardu – Gilgit – Naltar valley – Rest day – Karimabad Hunza – Rest day – Gulmit/Passu via Atta abad lake – Into China via Khunjerab pass(4700m) Tashkurgan (China) – Kashgar, Kara-Kul Lake, Pamir Mountain giants – Kashgar — Id Kah Mosque, market – Kashgar Market – Kashgar – Islamabad by flight.
A trip brimming with wildly varied topographies and great stories. Traveling on breathtaking Karakorum High way, across Pakistan–China border at the elevation of 16000- foot Khunjerab pass some of the most histrionic mountain scenery imaginable to Hunza. Now for a categorical statement: There are places on Karakorum High Way that on a good day can be compared to it, but no places on earth is more beautiful than Hunza. Eric Shipton called it “the ultimate manifestation of mountain grandeur”
This trip, one of the great epic in any traveler’s life, is a distillate of our engagement and infatuation with Silk Road. It Features the absolute tops in guides and accommodations, in addition to smaller group sizes than our competitors. Traveling along the Karakoram Highway is an experience that will captivate and enthrall you with the landscape and the size of the mountains en route. The landscape is extremely striking. In places, sheer, snow-capped mountains standing tall from deep valleys while elsewhere lush alpine meadows are carpeted in colorful wild flowers and dazzling pastures above the villages. Terraced villages are dotted around this monumental terrain, supported by traditional farming methods and lifestyles that have seen little change over the centuries.
Each day provides a new and exciting scene around each turning makes this experience so much popular amongst international travelers. Talk to anyone who has driven the 1284km long highway and watch their eyes light up! Connecting China with Pakistan, the famous highway twists through three Great Mountain ranges – the Himalaya, Karakoram and Pamirs along the famous Indus and the Hunza rivers. If you love awe-inspiring mountain scenery, fantastic cultural diversity and history, and the idea of little effort to experience it, this is the trip for you!