Pakistan Silk Route Tour

 

Quick Facts
Duration 12 Days
Best Time May - October
Difficulty Level Easy
Destinations Taxila | Gilgit | Kashgar | Karimabad | Gilgit | Baltit | Rawalpindi | Islamabad

 

Sample Itinerary
Day 01

Leave for Besham by road via Karakorum Highway (the old Silk Route) 5-6 hrs drive) En route visit Taxila Museum (1 hr drive up to Taxila). The modern town of Taxila is 35 Km from Islamabad. Most of the Archaeological sites at Taxila (600 B.C-500 A.D) are located around Taxila Museum. For over 1000 years, Taxila remained famous as a centre of learning in respect of Gandhara art of sculpture, education and Buddhism in the days of Buddhist glory. There are over 50 archaeological sites scattered in a radius of 30 km around Taxila. Some of the most important sites include Dharamarijika, Stupa and Monastery (300 B.C-200 A.D.), Bhir Mound (600-200 B.C.), Sirkap (200 B.C-600 A.D.), Jundial Temple (250 B.C), and Jaullian Monastery (200-600 A.D). Overnight stay at PTDC Motel Besham.

Day 02

Departure for Gilgit (8-hrs drive) Enroute visit the pre-historic rock inscription at Shatial and Chillas. Arrive at Gilgit. Overnight stay at Gilgit.

Day 03

Morning sightseeing of Gilgit. Leave for Hunza valley after lunch (3hrs drive). Overnight stay in Karimabad/Aliabad.

Day 04

Morning visit Altit and Baltit Forts (600 years old). After lunch leave for Sust village which is the last check post before entering into China. Overnight stay in Sust.

Day 05

Leave for Tashghurgan via Khunjerab Pass (16,000 ft) - the first small town on Chinese side. Afternoon visit the old fort (2000 yrs old). Overnight stay in hotel in Tashgurgan.

Day 06

Leave for Kashgar enroute enjoy the sceneries of two historic peaks of Pameer range Muztagh Ata and Kongpur. Lunch at Kulakule Lake. Arrive at Kashgar (5hrs drive). Overnight stay in hotel in Kashghar.

Day 07

Sightseeing of Kashghar city. Visit ABAKAH HOJA TOMBS, the Kindergarten for the minorities, Kashghar Park and the biggest Mosque of China. Overnight stay in hotel in Kashghar.

Day 08

Morning visit Sunday Market. After lunch leave Tashghurgan. Overnight stay in hotel in Tashghurgan.

Day 09

Drive to Karimabad via Khunjerab Pass. Overnight stay in Karimabad/Aliabad.

Day 10

Karimabad to Gilgit. Overnight stay in PTDC Motel, Chinar Inn, Gilgit.

Day 11

Leave for Besham. Overnight stay in PTDC Motel, Besham.

Day 12

Leave for Rawalpindi/Islamabad (8-hrs drive).

 

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