The Karakoram Highway, built on the ancient Silk Route through the North, one of the wonders of the modern age opened a new outlet for the world. There was a day when desolate natural extremes, daunted to the most experienced travellers. For centuries, the Silk Route remained the sole trail for the caravans of merchants, savage invaders or devoted Buddhist pilgrims for their exoduses.
This dangerous route, for centuries, ever attempted by the most, determined and loin-hearted adventurers became luxurious today by availing the facility of transports and
accommodation all the way.
Travelling under the ‘roof of the world’ along the Indus River, enjoying all the way to its fantastic and historic destinations of Peshawar, Swat, Gilgit and Hunza, sighting the fascinating vales and peaks including 8125m Nanga Parbat, 7788M Rakaposhi, the tour will culminate at 4703m Khunjerab Pass, the highest paved border-crossing on earth between Pakistan and China.
Let experience a lifetime journey through bounties of nature and cultural variation of the Northern Pakistan.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
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National Bank Of Pakistan
Karakorum Guides Pakistan
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Arrive at Islamabad International Airport. Welcome by Blue Sky staff company guide and transfer to Hotel. First, we will have lunch and proceed for sightseeing of Islamabad. We will go to Shah Faisal Mosque, Daman-e-Koh for a panoramic view of Islamabad, and markets to see the real collection of oriental carpets and others. After a traditional Pakistani dinner we will return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
We will start our 8 hours drive early morning to Besham, the headquarter town and commercial center of the Shangla District in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. The town gives very comfortably overnight in modest hotels along the River Indus. Rest of the day at leisure
After breakfast, we will start 9 hours drive to Gilgit on KKH. Today the journey will take us to the stunning sceneries of Nanga Parbat, Rakaposhi, and Haramosh peaks. The day is tiring but also rewarding. We will travel via Patan, Komila, Dassu, and Chilas towns along the Indus River. We will see many rock carvings and inscriptions on KKH today. The Silk Route rock art is just like a guest book of explorers, merchants, warriors, and pilgrims from prehistoric periods.
The day will spend on exploring this historically rich city of the mountainous region. Gilgit has an important historical background as it lies at the crossroads of central and southern Asia. The city influenced by Kirghiz. Chinese, Arabs, and Tibetans. The place was also historical a marketplace where the Silk Road merchants and travelers barter goods and exchange ideas. In the 13th century, Marco polo also traveled through the town on his way to China. After breakfast, we will go to Kargah Nala to see the seventh-century rock-carved Buddha, a monastery, and stupas. We have the chance to watch the famous polo tournaments in the evening.
This 5 to 6 hours excursion will start early morning and will go to the Khunjerab Pass (4733m), the highest paved road border crossing in the world. During the whole trip, we will enjoy the fascinating and spectacular landscapes and also visit Borit lake, Passu, and Gulkin glaciers snouts. The Ganesh watchtower and rock carvings are also worth places that will be visited today. We will have chances to see wildlife in the Karakoram National Park. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.