(Without Air Tickets)
09 Days 08 Nights Skardu & Hunza
Departure From: Skardu Airport
Dates for Departure: On Demand
Skardu Airport - Lower Kachupa Lake - Upper Kachura Lake- Bashoo Valley – Soq Valley (Optional) – Deosai (If Open) - Katpana Desert - Shigar - Cold Deserts - Soq Valley - Nanga Parbat View Point - Rakaposhi View Point - Local Villages - Kariabad Bazaar – Hunza - Khunjerab Pass - Attabad Lake - Borith Lake - Hopper Glacier - Famous landmarks and attractions along the way - Gilgit Airport – Many More
Activities Sightseeing – Historical Visits – Excursions – Activities
PER COUPLE (02 – 04 Persons) (01 Room Per Night)
HOTELS IN SKARDU:
Lokal Hotel Skardu: 02 Night Stay
Safari Resort Soq Valley: 01 Night Stay
Reego Hotel Skardu: 01 Night Stay
HOTEL IN HUNZA:
Monarch Hotel Hunza: 02 Night Stay
Lokal Hotel Hunza: 01 Night Stay
Mandrine Hotel / Serena Hotel Hunza: 01 Night Stay
Total Number of Rooms per Night: 01 Room
Total Number of Persons: 02 Adults (Couple)
[SERVICES INCLUDES] – May vary according to your desires
• The package includes transportation for the duration of the trip.
• All tolls, taxes, and fuel expenses related to transportation are included in the package cost.
• Luxury accommodations are provided throughout the trip.
• A professional driver and a professional tour guide will be available to accompany you during the trip.
• Breakfast at the hotel is included in the package.
• 24/7 assistance will be provided to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience.
• Jeep charges For Bashoo Valley Or Soq or Deosai (1 Of These Place) for transportation in off-road areas.
• Jeep charges For Naltar for transportation in off-road areas.
These services are included in the package cost to provide you with a comfortable and convenient journey.
[SERVICES NOT INCLUDES] – May vary according to your desires
• Entry tickets for attractions, boating, rafting, forts, or any other activities specifically mentioned, or not mentioned in the itinerary are not included in the package and will be the responsibility of the participants.
• Any additional expenses or items not mentioned above, such as personal purchases or extra services, are not covered by the package and will be the responsibility of the participants.
• The package does not include meals, including lunch and dinner, which participants will need to arrange for themselves.
Please note that it's important to consider these additional expenses and make necessary arrangements to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip.
01 DAY ARRIVAL IN SKARDU
• Day 01: Arrival in Skardu
• Upon arrival at Skardu Airport, you will be greeted by our representative who will assist you with the transfer to your hotel.
• Check-in at Hotel Skardu and relax after your journey.
• Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel at 9:30 am.
• Begin your sightseeing in Skardu by visiting the famous Shangrilla Lake. Spend some quality time enjoying the serene beauty of the lake.
• Continue your exploration by visiting Upper Kachura Lake and take a boat ride to fully experience its charm.
• Return to the hotel and embark on a short hike towards Kharpocho Fort in Skardu, which offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding area.
• Take some time for shopping in the local market of Skardu to discover unique handicrafts and souvenirs.
• Return to your hotel and spend the night in Skardu.
02 DAY SHIGAR VALLEY EXPLORATION
• Start the day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel at 9:00 am to fuel up for an exciting day of exploration in the picturesque Shigar Valley. The hotel's breakfast spread offers a variety of options, including fresh fruits, pastries, omelets, cereals, and local specialties to satisfy your taste buds.
• After breakfast, embark on a scenic journey towards Shigar Valley. Along the way, make a stopover at Bab E Shigar, a viewpoint that offers mesmerizing panoramic views of the valley. Take a moment to soak in the beauty of the surrounding mountains, lush greenery, and the meandering Shigar River.
• Next, proceed to the famous Cold Desert in Skardu. This unique desert landscape amidst the mountains is a sight to behold. Marvel at the vast expanse of sand dunes and the contrasting backdrop of snow-capped peaks. Take a leisurely stroll and feel the soft sand beneath your feet or engage in exciting activities like dune bashing or camel riding, adding a touch of adventure to your exploration.
• Continuing the journey, arrive in Shigar Valley, which is renowned for its rich history and cultural heritage. The valley is home to numerous historical sites and landmarks that offer insights into the region's past. One such landmark is the Shigar Fort, also known as Fong Khar, a magnificent architectural gem that dates back to the 17th century. Explore the fort and marvel at its intricate woodwork, traditional Balti architecture, and fascinating artifacts that depict the history of the region.
• As you wander through the valley, catch a distant view of Blind Lake Shigar. This serene natural attraction is surrounded by towering mountains, creating a tranquil ambiance. The lake's calm waters reflect the surrounding landscape, offering a peaceful retreat amidst nature's beauty.
• After a day filled with exploration and discovery, return to the hotel in Skardu, where you can relax and unwind. The hotel provides comfortable accommodations and amenities to ensure a pleasant stay. Reflect on the day's adventures and indulge in a delicious dinner, savoring local flavors and delicacies.
• As the night sets in, you can choose to enjoy some leisure time at the hotel, perhaps engaging in conversations with fellow travelers, reading a book, or simply gazing at the starlit sky, appreciating the tranquility of the surroundings.
• Tomorrow brings new adventures and opportunities to delve further into the enchanting landscapes and cultural treasures of the Skardu region.
03 DAY MANTHOKA WATERFALL AND KHAPLU VALLEY
• Start your day with a satisfying breakfast at the hotel at 7:30 am, fueling up for another day of adventure and exploration in the Skardu region.
• Embark on a journey to Manthoka waterfall, a natural wonder nestled in the picturesque Kharmang valley. The drive towards Manthoka will take you through breathtaking landscapes, with the rugged mountains, lush greenery, and winding rivers creating a stunning backdrop.
• Upon reaching Manthoka, take the time to appreciate the beauty of the waterfall. Surrounded by towering cliffs and cascading waters, Manthoka offers a mesmerizing sight. Capture photographs, breathe in the fresh air, and listen to the soothing sound of water as you immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings.
• Continue your journey towards Khaplu valley, making stops at scenic places along the way to soak in the stunning landscapes and capture memorable photographs. The Skardu region is known for its picturesque vistas, and each viewpoint offers a unique perspective on the natural beauty that surrounds you.
• Upon arriving in Khaplu valley, take the opportunity to explore its famous attractions. Khaplu Fort, a majestic structure dating back to the 16th century, stands as a testament to the region's rich history. Wander through the fort's courtyards, marvel at its architectural details, and visit the museum to learn more about the cultural heritage of the area.
• Another notable site in Khaplu is the Chaqchan Mosque, an ancient mosque with intricate woodwork and beautiful craftsmanship. Take a moment to appreciate the architectural marvel and soak in the peaceful ambiance of this spiritual place.
• After a day of exploration, you have the option to return to Skardu and stay at a hotel there or choose to spend the night in Khaplu itself. Both options offer comfortable accommodations and facilities to ensure a restful night's sleep.
• Reflect on the day's experiences and savor a delicious dinner, either at the hotel or in one of the local restaurants, sampling traditional Balti cuisine and flavors. Engage in conversations with fellow travelers, exchange stories, and unwind before retiring for the night.
• As you settle in for the evening, you can take the opportunity to plan for the next day, which holds more exciting adventures and discoveries in the Skardu region. Whether you choose to stay in Skardu or Khaplu, you can look forward to immersing yourself in the natural beauty and cultural richness of this enchanting part of Pakistan.
04 DAY CHOOSE AN OPTION (BASHOO VALLEY, SOQ VALLEY, OR DEOSAI)
• Option 01: Bashoo Valley
• After enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel, get ready for an exciting day exploring the enchanting beauty of Bashoo Valley. Depart from Skardu and embark on a scenic drive towards this picturesque valley. As you make your way through the winding roads, be prepared to be captivated by the stunning landscapes that unfold before your eyes.
• Bashoo Valley is known for its serene surroundings, offering a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Take your time to immerse yourself in the tranquility of the valley, surrounded by towering mountains, lush green meadows, and crystal-clear streams. The beauty of this place is sure to leave you in awe.
• Explore the valley at your own pace, taking leisurely walks along the meandering trails or finding a peaceful spot to sit and soak in the natural beauty that surrounds you. Capture photographs of the breathtaking vistas, and breathe in the fresh mountain air, rejuvenating your senses.
• After a day of immersing yourself in the beauty of Bashoo Valley, return to Skardu and spend the night at your hotel. Reflect on the day's experiences, relishing the memories created amidst nature's wonders.
Option 02: Soq Valley
• After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, set off for a memorable exploration of Soq Valley. Depart from Skardu and embark on a scenic drive towards this captivating valley, known for its pristine beauty and peaceful atmosphere.
• As you enter Soq Valley, be prepared to be enchanted by its tranquil surroundings. The valley offers a serene ambiance, with lush green meadows, vibrant wildflowers, and the soothing sound of flowing rivers. Take your time to immerse yourself in the peacefulness of this place, connecting with nature and embracing its beauty.
• Discover the wonders of Soq Valley as you wander through its enchanting landscapes. Enjoy leisurely walks along the valley's trails, listen to the melodious songs of birds, and pause to admire the panoramic views that unfold at every turn. This is a perfect opportunity to engage in photography, capturing the essence of Soq Valley's untouched beauty.
• After a day of exploration and serenity, return to Skardu and spend the night at your hotel. Relax and unwind, relishing the tranquility of the Skardu region and cherishing the memories created in Soq Valley.
Option 03: Deosai (If Open)
• Following a delightful breakfast at the hotel, embark on an adventurous journey to Deosai National Park. Depart from Skardu at 8:30 am and make your way towards this captivating wilderness.
• On the way to Deosai, make a stop at Sadpara Village and explore its charm. Visit Sadpara Lake, a glimmering gem surrounded by majestic mountains. Take in the beauty of this serene lake, and if time permits, consider taking a boat ride to further immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings.
• Continue the drive towards Deosai National Park, known as the "Land of Giants." Explore the diverse landscapes that the park has to offer, including the enchanting Kala Pani, a black-watered pond that adds to the park's mystique. Marvel at Bara Pani, a vast plateau with wildflowers in full bloom, painting the landscape with vibrant colors.
• A highlight of the day is visiting Sheosar Lake, one of the highest lakes in the world. Be awestruck by the mesmerizing turquoise waters, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and vast expanses of green meadows. Take your time to appreciate the breathtaking scenery and the sense of serenity that the lake offers.
• Spend the day exploring the diverse flora and fauna of Deosai National Park. Spot wildlife such as Himalayan brown bears, ibex, and various bird species that call this park their home. Engage in hiking or simply revel in the untouched beauty of this pristine wilderness.
• As the day comes to a close, make your way back to Skardu and spend the night at your hotel, reflecting on the incredible landscapes and wildlife encounters of Deosai National Park.
NOTE: No matter which option you choose, each offers a unique experience, allowing you to further immerse yourself in the natural wonders and tranquility of the Skardu region.
05 DAY SKARDU TO HUNZA JOURNEY
• Start your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel, preparing for an exciting journey from Skardu to Hunza. This day promises a scenic drive filled with breathtaking views and cultural encounters.
• Depart from Skardu, bidding farewell to its picturesque landscapes, and embark on a journey towards Hunza. The drive will take you through winding roads, revealing stunning vistas at every turn. The region is known for its majestic mountains, lush valleys, and crystal-clear rivers, creating a mesmerizing backdrop for your journey.
• As you make your way towards Hunza, take advantage of the opportunities to make stops at various viewpoints along the route. One such viewpoint is the Nanga Parbat View Point, offering a panoramic view of the majestic Nanga Parbat, the ninth highest mountain in the world. Marvel at its snow-capped peak and capture awe-inspiring photographs.
• Another stop worth making is at the Rakaposhi View Point, where you can witness the grandeur of Rakaposhi Mountain. Admire its towering presence and the surrounding landscapes, immersing yourself in the natural beauty that surrounds you.
• During the journey, you'll have the chance to explore local villages, providing a glimpse into the rich culture and warm hospitality of the region. Engage with the locals, learn about their traditions, and savor the local cuisine, embracing the unique flavors of Hunza.
• As you continue your drive, make sure to keep an eye out for scenic viewpoints. The region offers countless spots where you can pause and soak in the picturesque landscapes. Take the time to appreciate the beauty around you, breathe in the fresh mountain air, and reflect on the wonders of nature.
• Arrive in Hunza, a region renowned for its stunning beauty and friendly locals. Check-in at your hotel, which offers comfortable accommodations and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Take the evening to relax and unwind, appreciating the tranquility of this enchanting destination.
• Reflect on the day's journey, relishing the incredible landscapes and cultural encounters experienced along the way. As the night sets in, you can choose to explore the local markets, visit nearby attractions, or simply enjoy a peaceful evening at the hotel, preparing for the adventures that await in the days to come.
• Hunza welcomes you with open arms, promising a memorable stay filled with natural wonders, cultural immersion, and warm hospitality.
06 DAY KHUNJERAB PASS AND HUSSAINI BRIDGE
• Start your day with a delicious breakfast at Hotel, enjoying a variety of dishes to fuel up for the day's adventures.
• After breakfast, prepare for an unforgettable journey towards Khunjerab Pass, one of the highest border crossings in the world. As you make your way towards the pass, you will have the opportunity to visit several places of interest along the route. Some notable stops include:
• Yak Grill: Indulge in a unique dining experience at the Yak Grill, where you can savor delicious local cuisine while surrounded by stunning mountain views. Enjoy the flavors and aromas of traditional dishes prepared with fresh, local ingredients.
• Passu Cones: Witness the iconic Passu Cones, a cluster of towering peaks that resemble giant cones rising from the ground. Marvel at their majestic beauty and capture stunning photographs of this natural wonder.
• Hussaini Bridge: Cross the famous Hussaini Bridge, a suspension bridge known for its thrilling and breathtaking views. Walk across this narrow bridge as it sways gently over the turquoise Hunza River, offering a thrilling adventure and a unique perspective of the surrounding landscapes.
• Khunjerab Cafe: Take a break at the Khunjerab Cafe, located near the Khunjerab Pass. Enjoy a cup of hot tea or coffee while soaking in the spectacular scenery around you. The cafe offers a cozy and inviting atmosphere to relax and rejuvenate before continuing your journey.
• As you continue towards Khunjerab Pass, relish the awe-inspiring landscapes and the grandeur of the surrounding mountains.
• Spend the rest of the day exploring Attabad Lake, a stunning turquoise-colored lake formed as a result of a massive landslide. You can engage in various activities such as:
• Boating: Rent a boat and sail across the crystal-clear waters of Attabad Lake. Enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the surroundings as you glide along the lake, surrounded by towering mountains.
• Kayaking: For the adventurous souls, kayaking is a great way to explore Attabad Lake. Paddle through the calm waters and immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of the lake.
• Relaxation by the Lake: Find a comfortable spot along the shores of Attabad Lake and simply relax. Take in the picturesque views, breathe in the fresh mountain air, and let the tranquility of the surroundings wash over you.
• Finally, Back to Hunza, where you will check-in and settle into your comfortable accommodation. The hunza offers breathtaking views of mountains and provides a serene environment to unwind and relax.
• In the evening, indulge in a delicious dinner at the resort's restaurant, savoring a blend of local and international cuisines.
• After dinner, you can choose to relax and enjoy the peaceful ambiance of the hotel or engage in stargazing, as the clear night skies of Hunza offer a magnificent display of stars.
• Retire to your comfortable room at Hunza for a restful overnight stay, surrounded by the tranquility and natural beauty of the area.
Note: The specific places visited along the way may vary depending on the route taken and the recommendations of your tour guide. Make sure to inquire about any additional attractions or noteworthy stops that may enhance your experience.
07 DAY BALTIT FORT, ALTIT FORT, AND HOPPER VALLEY
• Begin your day with a satisfying breakfast at the hotel at 8:00 am, preparing for a day filled with cultural exploration and natural wonders in the Hunza region.
• Start by visiting Baltit Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site, known for its historical significance and impressive architecture. Learn about the rich history of the region as you explore the fort's courtyards, rooms, and exhibits that showcase the cultural heritage of the Hunza Valley. Admire the intricate woodwork, traditional motifs, and panoramic views from the fort, offering a glimpse into the past.
• Next, visit Altit Fort, another architectural gem that holds centuries of history within its walls. Explore the fort's maze-like corridors, ancient chambers, and stunning views of the surrounding landscapes. Immerse yourself in the stories of the past and gain insights into the traditions and way of life in the region.
• After the fort visits, head to the Eagle Nest View Point, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the Hunza Valley. Marvel at the majestic peaks, lush valleys, and meandering rivers that stretch as far as the eye can see. Capture photographs of this picturesque vista, creating lasting memories of the natural beauty that surrounds you.
• Depart for Hopper Valley, a stunning valley known for its glacier and pristine landscapes. As you make your way towards the valley, be prepared to be captivated by the untouched beauty and serenity of this place. Explore the Hopper Glacier, taking in the magnificent ice formations and the sound of trickling meltwater. Take your time to appreciate the grandeur of nature and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings.
• Spend the day exploring Hopper Valley, wandering through its meadows, capturing photographs of the scenic vistas, and relishing the peace and quiet that this untouched valley offers. Take leisurely walks, breathe in the fresh mountain air, and allow yourself to be immersed in the beauty of this natural wonder.
• As the day comes to an end, return to Hunza and explore Karimabad Bazar at night. The bazaar comes alive with the bustling atmosphere of local vendors, offering a variety of handicrafts, local produce, and traditional items. Engage with the locals, browse through the shops, and perhaps find a souvenir to take home, keeping a piece of Hunza's charm with you.
• Spend the night in Hunza, reflecting on the day's experiences and cherishing the memories created amidst the cultural heritage and natural wonders of this captivating region.
• Hunza has much to offer, and each day brings new discoveries and adventures, ensuring an unforgettable journey through this scenic and culturally rich part of Pakistan.
08 DAY NALTAR VALLEY AND GILGIT
• Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel, fueling up for a day of exploration in the picturesque Naltar Valley and the vibrant city of Gilgit.
• Depart from your hotel around 10:30 am, beginning your journey towards Naltar Valley. As you make your way through the scenic roads, you'll pass through Nomal, a charming village that adds to the beauty of the route.
• Upon arriving at Naltar Valley, prepare to be enchanted by its stunning landscapes and natural beauty. Naltar Valley is renowned for its vibrant green meadows, dense forests, and pristine lakes. One of the highlights of this valley is its famous ski resort, which attracts visitors from around the world. Marvel at the snow-capped peaks, enjoy the crisp mountain air, and soak in the serene atmosphere of this alpine paradise.
• Naltar Valley is also home to several beautiful lakes, each with its own unique charm. These include:
• Naltar Lakes: The Naltar Lakes are a cluster of three lakes known as Blue, Green, and Red Lakes.
• The Blue Lake boasts crystal-clear turquoise waters that reflect the surrounding mountains, creating a picturesque scene.
• The Green Lake is surrounded by lush green meadows, offering a tranquil setting for relaxation and picnics.
• The Red Lake, named after the red flowers that bloom around its edges, adds a vibrant touch to the landscape.
• Bashkiri Lakes: These lakes are nestled amidst the mountains, surrounded by towering peaks and verdant valleys. The Bashkiri Lakes offer a serene and secluded escape, where you can immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and enjoy moments of tranquility.
• Spend your time in Naltar Valley exploring its stunning landscapes, taking leisurely walks along the meadows, and capturing photographs of the breathtaking scenery. Whether you choose to relax by the lakes, engage in outdoor activities, or simply absorb the serenity of the surroundings, Naltar Valley is sure to leave a lasting impression.
• After experiencing the beauty of Naltar Valley, return to Nomal and continue your journey towards Gilgit. Gilgit is a bustling city known for its vibrant culture, bustling bazaars, and historical sites. Check-in at your hotel in Gilgit, where you can unwind and reflect on the day's adventures.
• In the evening, you have the option to explore the lively streets of Gilgit, visit the local markets, and immerse yourself in the local culture. Sample the delicious regional cuisine, interact with the friendly locals, and appreciate the unique charm of this city nestled amidst the stunning landscapes of the Gilgit-Baltistan region.
• As the night falls, retire to your hotel in Gilgit, savoring the memories of the day and anticipating the experiences that lie ahead in this culturally rich and captivating part of Pakistan.
09 DAY DEPARTURE FROM GILGIT
• As your journey in the Gilgit-Baltistan region comes to a close, enjoy a satisfying breakfast at your hotel, preparing for the day of departure.
• After breakfast, it's time to bid farewell to Gilgit as you make your way to Gilgit Airport. Ensure that you leave with ample time to reach the airport, considering any traffic or logistical factors. It is generally recommended to arrive at the airport at least two hours before your scheduled flight departure time.
• As you board your flight, take a moment to reflect on the incredible experiences and memories you've made throughout your trip. As the plane takes off, enjoy the aerial view of the majestic mountains, valleys, and rivers that you have come to love and admire during your time in the Gilgit-Baltistan region. The bird's-eye perspective offers a unique appreciation of the natural wonders you have explored.
• Upon arrival in Islamabad, you will proceed to catch a connecting flight to Karachi, marking the end of your journey in this breathtaking region. While leaving the mountains and valleys behind, carry the memories of the stunning landscapes, warm hospitality, and cultural experiences with you.
• The conclusion of your trip does not mark the end of the journey. The memories, photographs, and experiences will stay with you, serving as a reminder of the beauty and wonder that Pakistan has to offer. Whether it's the towering peaks, serene lakes, ancient forts, or the friendly smiles of the locals, your journey in the Gilgit-Baltistan region will leave an indelible mark on your heart and mind.
• As you return to Karachi, take the time to reflect on your trip, sharing stories and photos with friends and family, and perhaps even planning your next adventure to explore more of the wonders that Pakistan holds.
• Safe travels and may your journey home be filled with fond memories and a renewed sense of wonder for the beauty of our world.
Thank you for choosing our company for your Skardu and Hunza tour. We hope that you had an unforgettable journey, filled with breathtaking landscapes, cultural experiences, and cherished memories.
At Global Tourism Travel, our aim is to provide our customers with exceptional travel experiences, showcasing the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the destinations we visit. We sincerely hope that we were able to exceed your expectations and create a trip that will be etched in your heart for years to come.
We understand that traveling is not just about visiting places but also about connecting with the local communities, immersing oneself in their traditions, and embracing the natural wonders that surround us. We hope that through this tour, you had the opportunity to witness the mesmerizing beauty of Skardu, explore the enchanting valleys of Hunza, and interact with the warm and welcoming people of the region.
As a valued customer, your satisfaction is of utmost importance to us. We appreciate your trust in our services and the opportunity to be a part of your travel adventure. We hope that we were able to create a seamless and enjoyable experience for you throughout the tour.
Once again, thank you for choosing Global Tourism Travel for your Skardu and Hunza tour
TERMS & CONDITIONS
• The use of drugs or any form of intoxication is strictly prohibited during the trip. Anyone found using substances on buses or during the trip will be immediately expelled from the trip with no eligibility for a refund.
• All payments made are non-refundable. However, if compensation is necessary, you will have the option to use the amount towards a future trip within one year.
• The company reserves the right to cancel the trip without prior notice for reasons deemed appropriate by them. In such cases, registered participants will receive a full refund.
• On adventure trips like this, factors such as weather, local politics, transportation, or other unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of the organizers may result in changes to the itinerary. While substantial alterations are unlikely, the group leader and guide will decide the best alternative in the interests of the whole group.
• Smoking is strictly prohibited in transport.
• Participants must carry a valid computerized CNIC/passport card.
• Time management and punctuality are strongly recommended.
• Participants are advised to wear non-slippery shoes/boots/joggers/DMs and avoid wearing heels or dress shoes.
• Air conditioning in buses will be operated on an on-off basis during steep ascents in mountainous areas to prevent overheating.
• The company will not be held responsible for any injury, damage, or loss incurred during the trip.
Please note that these terms and conditions are in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants.