The trek involves walking through flowery meadows, lakes and spectacular greenery. The route also passes through a lush forest of cedar, pine and birch. It therefore offers something more diverse in terms of landscape and has more than the usual share of scenic beauty without being too physically demanding. An excellent option of beginners as well as experienced trekker.
The Naltar Mountains, north-west of Gilgit, have dozens of 5000m summits. Although not high by Karakoram standards, many are impressive. Naltar receives more rainfall than other areas in the HunzaValley, and its alpine forests are a refreshing respite in the otherwise arid Karakoram. Naltar was a British hill station and has some military facilities, including a Pakistan Air Force winter survival school.
Note: Although we will try to adhere to this program, the itinerary is subject to changes due to factors beyond our control including flight cancellations, bad weather, landslides, sickness, accidents, government restrictions and political problems etc.
Day 01 Arrival Islamabad.
Day 02 Fly Gilgit or drive to Besham in case of cancellation.
Day 03 Free day or drive to Gilgit. Hotel.
Day 04 Drive to Naltar and continue toNaltarLake. Tent.
Day 05 Trek to Lower Shanni. Tent.
Day 06 Trek to Naltar BC. Tent.
Day 07 Trek to Koribort. Tent.
Day 08 Trek to Pakora. Tent.
Day 09 Drive to Gilgit. Hotel.
Day 10 Full Day Excursion Hunza and visit Baltit/Altit forts. Hotel.
Day 11 Drive to Besham. Hotel.
Day 12 Drive to Islamabad, visit Taxila en route. Hotel.
Day 13 Drive to Islamabad air port for home flight.