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10 Days Pakistan Tour Karachi to Hunza Valley

Day 01 : Arrive Karachi (12 noon), be met with travel docs to take flight to Islamabad. ED 204 Lv: 1600 Arrival at 1800 Hrs.  Meet on arrival and transfer to hotel Overnight Pearl Continental. No meals

Day 02: Early Morning 6AM Drive to Chilas en-route visit Taxila Site of Julian & Sirkap later continue to Masehra stopping for lunch at Abbottabad. You will see the lush green area of the foothills of Himalya Mountains as you drive along the first part of Karakorum highway. At Thakot you will have a stop to witness the first glimpse of the river Indus It was here where Alexander the great, looking at he high mountains ordered his  forces to descend south words and stated sailing in the Indus. You will cross the Indus and drive in between the Lower Himalyan Hills and Hindu Raj Mountains (Hundukush) tour will witness that the greenery will vanish as you drive further due o Nanaga Parbat Mountain (8125 meters)   Which becomes a wall for moonsoon winds and does not let any precipitation to come on this side of the mountains. People have invented irrigation system along the shoulders of the mountains and they built terraces to cultivate maize and wheat. You will arrive Chilas late in the evening around 7:30 PM Dinner & Overnight Panorama Hotel. (Dinner)

Day 03: This morning again you will have an early start to catch the breathtaking views of Nanga Parbat you will also stop at Buddhist rock drawing which were made by the pilgrims who passed this area to go to Swat valley. The mountains are rugged and dry in this region but offer very unique views. At Nanaga Parbat viwpoint you will see a huge mass of this beautiful mountain all snowcapped 8125 meters 9th highest in the world you will also see Rakaposhi 7788 meters and Haramosh mountains as you drive along. We will bypass Gilgit town as there are some riots in the town in the end of March however if it is safe we will visit the bazaar else we will head towards the fairy land of Hunza Valley Where you can see snow capped peaks on all corners and you will be staying at the famous Seren’s Baltit Inn hotel which give the best view of Ultar 7350 meters and Rakaposhi Dinner & overnight at hotel. (Lunch & Dinner)

Day 04: This morning we will drive to Sost en-route we will se pictographs of ancient times along the road you will have a chance to see some of the most spectacular sceneries in the world everywhere remarkable heights of mountains are seen dry and snowcapped both. We will also visit the town of Gulmit and visit the local museum and polo ground. Dinner & overnight at Baltit inn (Dinner)

Day 05 Morning you will see the Baltit fort renovated by The Aga Khan foundation You may continue for a beautiful uphill walk to the Ultar or have walks in this beautiful town of the Hunza valley. The place is so beautiful you will feel relaxed in the garden of the hotel too. Local Dinner in Karimabad Overnight at Hotel

Day 06 You will drive to Chilas for another chance to see the Karakorum highway and overnight at PTDC Besham . (Dinner)

Day 07: You will drive 100 Kilometers very rough road to Swat valley Arriving Swat in about 4 hours You will be staying at the Serena Hotel which used to be guest house of the ex ruler of Swat. Swat valley was once the center of Buddhist culture and the are numerous archeological sites from 6BC to 6th Ad. During the sightseeing of Swat we will visit Butkara where there were 215 Votive Stupas and one very large round shaped stupa which held the ashes of Buddha and was build in 275 BC 200 years after the death of Buddha. You will also visit interesting bazaar of Swat and have dinner & Overnight Swat Serena Hotel. (Dinner)

Day 08: You will star off from Swat at 9Am and drive towards Malakand pass en-route you can see Churchill's picket it is said the Winton Churchill was stationed here and apparently was injured by the locals.  You will also see many other pickets from the British times Malakand was a hostile Agency during british times and it still is considered as an Agency as you descent down the Malakand pass into Kabul or Peshawar valley you will say good bye to the mountains and come into rather plains area You will see Takht Bhai a monastery at a 300 meters high hill from 2nd to 6th century it is known as the best preserved Buddhist monastery in India. Overnight Pearl Continental

Day 09: Morning 8:30 Am your Guide will take your passports to the office of the political agent of Khyber agency for necessary Guards and permission for hop into the legendry Khyber pass you will witness a dramatic scenery and rugged hills and fort like homes along the road you will drive upto the machni post 4 kilometers from Afghanistan you can actually see Afghan land from this point. After noon we will drive you to the Khyber bazaar and walk you  into the Kissakhawani bazaar where the shops and streets tell the legends of centuries passed by them. You will also visit the Mohabat Khan mosque and Peshawar museum. Evening flight to Karachi Overnight at Beach luxury hotel

Day 10. Morning tour of Karachi. Karachi is the largest metropolis of Pakistan and is one of the biggest city in the world over 13 million people live in Karachi. We will visit the Mausoleum of father of nation Mohammad Ali Jinnah which is a beautiful building made of Marble and boasts to be a land mark of the city later we will visit Defense mosque an example of modern Muslim architecture. We will also visit the Clifton beach and Bohri bazaar Afternoon transfer to airport for flight to home.

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