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Fairy Meadows and Hunza valley Tour


The Silk Road or Silk Route refers to a historical network of interlinking trade routes across the Afro-Eurasian landmass that connected East, South, and Western Asia with the Mediterraneanand European world, as well as parts of North and East Africa. The land routes were supplemented by sea routes which extended from the Red Sea to East Africa, India, China, and Southeast Asia.

The southern route was mainly a single route running from China, through the Karakoram, where it persists to modern times as the international paved road connecting Pakistan and China as the Karakoram Highway. It then set off westwards, but with southward spurs enabling the journey to be completed by sea from various points. Crossing the high mountains, it passed through northern Pakistan, over the Hindu Kush Mountains, and into Afghanistan, rejoining the northern route near Merv. From there, it followed a nearly straight line west through mountainous northern Iran, Mesopotamia and the northern tip of the Syrian Desert to the Levant, where Mediterranean trading ships plied regular routes to Italy, while land routes went either north through Anatolia or south to North Africa. Another branch road traveled from Heart through Susa to Charax Spasinu at the head of the Persian Gulf and across to Petra and on to Alexandria and other eastern Mediterranean ports from where ships carried the cargoes to Rome


Itinerary:

Day 01:  Islamabad
Our guide and driver will pick you at the airport in Islamabad or Lahore and transfer to Hotel in Islamabad for overnight stay.

 

Day 02: Islamabad – Chilas
Early morning drive to Chilas it takes approximately 10 hours to reach Chilas from Islamabad, This day we will drive on the Karakoram High which is the highest paved international road in the world. It connects China and Pakistan across the Karakoram mountain range, through the Khunjerab Pass, at an altitude of 4,693 m/15,397 ft as confirmed by both SRTM and multiple GPS readings. Overnight at Chilas.

 

Day 03: Chilas – Fairy Meadows
Departure for Fairy Meadows, we will transfer to the mountain jeep at Raikot bridge for further drive to Tatto village on the narrow Jeep track. Arrive in Tatto village and start trek to Fairy Meadows, Arrive at Fairy Meadows in afternoon. Evening to walk around, overnight in huts.

 

Day 04: Day Excursion To Nanga Parbat Base Camp
Full day excursion to Nanga Parbat base camp. in the evening back to the Huts at Fairy Meadows for overnight stay.

 

Day 05: Fairy Meadows – Karimabad
Karimabad is the capital of Hunza in Gilgit-Baltistan, northern Pakistan. Karimabad is also known as Baltit. It is named after Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual head of Shia Ismaili Nizari community. It is one of the most beautiful places in Pakistan and it swarms with tourists from all around the world during summers. It provides spectacular views of many beautiful mountains like Rakaposhi, Diran Peak, Golden Peak, Ulter Peak, Lady Finger, Hunza Peak and some others. This day we will visit Baltit Fort, Altit Fort, Bazaar. In the evening we will drive to Duiker to see the view of sunset from there. overnight at Karimabad.

 

Day 06: Karimabad
Day to visit Baltit Fort, Altit Fort, Karimabad local handicraft bazzar for shopping, Channel walk, in the evening to Duiker for sunset. From Duiker village you can see many snow covered peak over 6000 meters which are Rakaposhi 7788m, Diran Peak, Golden Peak, Ulter Peak, Hunza Peak, Lady Finger and some others, We will have diner in Duiker at Egle’s Nest Hotel and drive back to Karimabad for overnight stay.

 

Day 07: Karimabad – Gulmit
Gulmit is the headquarter of the Gojal Tehsil, in the upper Hunza region of the Gilgit territory in the deep in the Karakoram Mountain Range. Gulmit is a centuries-old historic town, with mountains, peaks and glaciers. It is a tourist spot and has many hotels, shops and a museum. Its altitude is 2408m (7900 ft) above the Arabian Sea level. Arrive and transfer to the hotel for overnight.

 

Day 08: Day Excursion To Khunjerab Pass
Full day excursion to the border of Pakistan and China (Khunjerab pass), in the evening drive back to the hotel in Gulmit.

 

Day 09: Gulmit – Gilgit
Drive back to Gilgit on Karakorum Highway, arrive and transfer to the hotel

 

Day 10: Gilgit – Besham
Drive back to Beshim on Karakoram Highway (KKH) stop en-route for lunch and continue drive to Besham, arrive and transfer to the hotel for overnight (approx 9hrs Drive)

 

Day 11:  Besham – Islamabad
Early morning we will drive to Islamabad, en-route we will visit the Taxila Museum. Construction of Taxila museum started in 1918, its foundation stone laid by Lord Chemsford, vicery of India in 1918. Construction was concluded in 1928 and the museum was opened for public by Sir Habibullah then the ministry for Education. Sir John Marshall who was going to be retired from the post of Director General of Archaeological survey of India in 1928, could not complete its original plan. The government of Pakistan constructed the northern gallery in 1998. There are 4000 objects displayed, including stone, stucco, terracotta, silver, gold, iron and semiprecious stones. Mainly the display consists of objects from the period 600 B.C to 500 AD. Buddhist, hindu and Jain cults are well represented through these objects discovered from three ancient cities and more than two dozen buddhist stupas and monasteries and Greek temples. Taxila Museum is located 35 km from Islamabad on the Grand Trunk Road to Peshawar. It is famous for remains of Gandhara art. Most of the sites at Taxila, dating back 600 BCE to 500 CE, are located around the Taxila Museum. We will reach in Islamabad about 2:00pm, evening to visit Faisal Mosque and Margala Hills to see the view of Islamabad. Departure for the airport at 8:00pm and fly to destination.

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