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Great Northern Jeep Safari-I

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Quick Facts
Duration 31 Days
Best Time Mid June To Mid September
Difficulty Level Moderate
Destinations Rawalpindi | Islamabad | Skardu | Khaplu | Shigar | Gilgit | Hunza | Batura | Naltar | Chitral | Kalash | Peshawar | Swat | Kalam | Saidu Sharif | Balakot | Kaghan | Taxila


Sample Itinerary
Day 01

Arrival at Rawalpindi/Islamabad. Overnight stay.

Day 02

Leave for Skardu by air. The one hour flight to Skardu is one of the most beautiful flights in the world. Sightseeing at Skardu. Overnight at Skardu.

Day 03

Leave for Khaplu valley, 4 hours drive. A beautiful Balti village full of fruits and surrounded by lofty Karakoram peaks. Overnight at Khaplu (Rest house/Camp).

Day 04

Khaplu - sightseeing, hiking etc.

Day 05

Leave for Skardu. Overnight stay at Skardu.

Day 06

Day trip to Shigar valley, gateway to the famous Karakoram Peaks including K-2, world's 2nd highest mountain, Gasherbrum chain and numerous other Peaks. Overnight stay at Skardu.

Day 07

Morning visit to Satpara Lake. This lake is known for its scenic beauty and excellent trout fishing. In the afternoon leave for Kachura lake. Overnight stay at Shangri-La/Skardu.

Day 08

Early morning departure for Gilgit 6 hours drive through Indus Gorge. Overnight stay at Gilgit.

Day 09

Leave for Hunza, driving along the Hunza river on the Karakoram Highway which links China with Pakistan. The valleys of Hunza and Nagar are some of the most beautiful valleys in the northern parts of Pakistan. The people of this area are known for their legendary good health, longevity and hospitality. Rakaposhi accessible only by 4 to 5 hrs. Walk from the road, dominates the whole valley. This area is full of apricots, apples, grapes and peaches. After 4 hours drive through this beautiful valley, we will reach Gulmit Village, a lovely remote village of Hunza, overnight at Gulmit.

Day 10

Visit Batura glaciers, 45 minutes drive from Gulmit. 50 miles short of China border visit Hoper village from where one can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Rakaposhi chain and Barpu glaciers. Afternoon departure for Gilgit. Overnight at Gilgit.

Day 11

Day trip to Naltar, 3 hours drive, a lush green valley surrounded by Hindukush range, glaciers and pine trees. This place is known for its wild life like Markhor, Ibex and snow Leopards. Overnight at Gilgit.

Day 12

Morning departure for Phander Lake, 9 hours drive. Along the Gilgit river with beautiful scenery of Ghizr valley. Besides it scenic beauty, Phander lake is well known for its trout fishing. This is one of the best fishing spots in Pakistan. Overnight Camping.

Day 13

Rest day at Phandar lake (fishing, hiking). Overnight camping.

Day 14

Leave for Chitral via Shandur Pass. After 8 to 10 hours drive reach Chitral. Overnight at Chitral.

Day 15

Leave for Kalash valley, 2 hours drive to village Bamburet. The people inhabiting these valleys are the primitive Pagan Tribes of Pakistan, who are known as Kafir Kalash. They are known for their own ancient culture and religion. Overnight at PWD Rest House.

Day 16

Morning visit to village Birir, and hiking, etc. Afternoon leave for Chitral. Overnight Chitral.

Day 17

Day trip to Garm Chashma, known for its hot springs and mountain scenery of Hindukush range. Overnight at Gilgitl.

Day 18

Morning departure for Peshawar by air. Sightseeing tour of Peshawar and vicinity. Overnight stay at Peshawar.

Day 19

Morning visit to Khyber Pass, the prime attraction of Peshawar.

Day 20

Leave for Swat valley. Sightseeing and visit to Museum situated between Mingora and Saidu Sharif. It has a rich collection of Gandhara art.

Day 21

Morning departure for Miandam. This is an exciting tourist resort of great natural beauty. On the way visit Madian and Bahrain, with beautiful terraced fields, wild flowers, studded slopes and fruit laden trees. Overnight stay at Miandam.

Day 22

Leave for Kalam. The last destination of Swat valley, which is ideal for hiking, trekking and trout fishing. Overnight at Kalam.

Day 23

Departure to Saidu Sharif which is a 4 hours drive. Overnight at Saidu Sharif.

Day 24

Morning departure for Balakot. Overnight at Balakot.

Day 25

Leave for Kaghan valley, one of the most beautiful valleys of Pakistan with lush green valley lakes and rivers full of trout fish, and above all the Majestic Himalayan Mountains. Overnight stay at Shogran/Camping. Shogran is 7750 ft. above sea level.

Day 26

Morning departure for Naran driving along the river Kunhar. Naran serves as base camp for the whole Kaghan Valley. Overnight stay at Naran.

Day 27

Visit Lake Saifulmuluk, 6 miles from Naran.

Day 28

Visit Lalazar for trekking and hiking etc.

Day 29

Afternoon departure. Overnight stay at Balakot.

Day 30

Arrival at Rawalpindi/Islamabad. Overnight stay.

Day 31

Sightseeing Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Taxila. Departure for home destination.


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