The Mountain Treasure - I

 

Quick Facts
Duration 17 Days
Best Time May - October
Difficulty Level Moderate
Destinations Rawalpindi | Taxila | Peshawar | Swat | Kalam | Khyber Pass | Shangla | Gilgit | Hunza | Skardu | Chilas | Takht-i-Bahi | Satpara | Kachura | Miandam

 

Sample Itinerary
Day 01

Arrival at Rawalpindi. You will be met at the airport and transported to your designated hotel along with your luggage. Afternoon, city tour (in case of morning arrival).

Day 02

Trip by coach to Taxila to see the Buddhist heritage of the ancient city. Afternoon, drive around Islamabad's lower Margalla hills. Overnight stay at Rawalpindi Hotel.

Day 03

Departure for Peshawar by road. Arrival at Peshawar. Check in at Hotel.

Day 04

Morning city tour of Peshawar. Tour includes visits to Peshawar Museum. Qissa Khawani Bazaar (or street of storytellers). Afternoon tour of Khyber Pass. This historic pass has served as the gateway to the major conquerors of Indo-Pak. Overnight stay at Peshawar.

Day 05

Departure by coach for Swat. En route stop at Takht-i-Bahi which is an ancient Buddhist monastery dating back to 540 A.D. Check in at Motel in Saidu Sharif. Afternoon visit to Swat Museum, overnight stay in Saidu Sharif.

Day 06

Departure for Miandam and Kalam. Lunch at Kalam. Group returns to Miandam for overnight stay.

Day 07

Coach departure over Shangla Pass to Besham and onwards to Gilgit with packed lunch. Afternoon visit to Shatial and Chilas. Overnight stay in Gilgit.

Day 08

Full day sightseeing of Gilgit including its bazaars.

Day 09

Departure for Hunza. Sightseeing all along the route which is surrounded by some of the tallest mountains in the world and dominated by the Rakaposhi peak. Hunza is itself known for the longevity of its residents. Group visits famous forts. Overnight stay at Karimabad/Aliabad.

Day 10

Day excursion to upper Hunza Valley upto Sust village and back to Karimabad for the night.

Day 11

Departure for Gilgit. Afternoon witness Polo match especially arranged for the group. Overnight stay in Motel Gilgit.

Day 12

Leave for Skardu, Overnight in Skardu (5-hrs. drive).

Day 13

Visit Satpara lake and Kachura lake. Overnight stay in Skardu.

Day 14

Visit Shigar Valley with packed lunch. Overnight stay in Skardu.

Day 15

Departure for Chilas (8 hrs drive). Overnight stay at Motel in Chillas.

Day 16

Leave for Rawalpindi (10-hrs. drive). Overnight stay at Motel in Rawalpindi.

Day 17

You will be transferred from your hotel to the airport for your destination flight.

 

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