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.
Departure for Gilgit (8-hrs drive) Enroute visit the
pre-historic rock inscription at Shatial and Chillas. Arrive at Gilgit.
Overnight stay at Gilgit.
Morning sightseeing of Gilgit. Leave for Hunza valley
after lunch (3hrs drive). Overnight stay in Karimabad/Aliabad.
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.
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.
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
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.
Morning visit Sunday Market. After lunch leave
Tashghurgan. Overnight stay in hotel in Tashghurgan.
Drive to Karimabad via Khunjerab Pass. Overnight stay
Karimabad to Gilgit. Overnight stay in PTDC Motel,
Chinar Inn, Gilgit.
Leave for Besham. Overnight stay in PTDC Motel,
Leave for Rawalpindi/Islamabad (8-hrs drive).