Great Northern Jeep Safari - II

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Quick Facts
Duration 19 Days
Best Time May - October
Difficulty Level Moderate - Strenuous
Destinations Rawalpindi | Gilgit | Hunza | Batura | Astore | Skardu | Shigar | Khaplu | Murree | Taxila

 

Sample Itinerary
Day 01

Arrival at Rawalpindi. Transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at Rawalpindi.

Day 02

Departure for Gilgit by road via Karakoram Highway, overnight stay at Besham

Day 03

Morning departure for Gilgit (9 hours drive), overnight stay at Gilgit.

Day 04

Day trip to Naltar, hiking and fishing. Overnight stay at Gilgit.

Day 05

Leave for Hunza valley 4 hours drive to Gulmit Village. Overnight stay at Gulmit (Hunza). 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 hours walk from the road, which dominates the whole valley. This valley 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.

Day 06

Drive upto Batura glacier, 50 miles short of China border. Visit Hoper village on the way, where one can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Rakaposhi chain and Barpu glaciers. Overnight at Karimabad (Hunza).

Day 07

Drive back to Gilgit, overnight stay at Gilgit.

Day 08

Morning departure for Astore, the valley of the famous Nanga Parbat (26660 ft.). Overnight stay at Rama Lake camping.

Day 09

Rest day at Rama Lake. Trout fishing and hiking (NAWO Rest House).

Day 10

Leave for Skardu (known as little Tibet) via Deosai Plains if possible. Huge grass plateau on 14000 ft. Overnight stay at Skardu (8 hours drive).

Day 11

Day trip to Shigar valley which is the gateway to the Karakoram peaks including K-2 the second highest in the world. Overnight stay at Skardu.

Day 12

Leave for Khaplu valley, fruit rich valley surrounded by majestic Karakoram peaks (4-5 hours drive). Overnight at NAWO Rest House, Khaplu.

Day 13

At Khaplu, visit village folks, hiking etc.

Day 14

Drive back to Skardu. Overnight at Skardu.

Day 15

Visit Satpara Lake. Half an hour drive. Trout fishing. Afternoon leave for Kachura Lake. Overnight at Shangri-La/Skardu.

Day 16

At Kachura, trout fishing and hiking. Overnight stay at Shangri-La/Skardu.

Day 17

Fly back to Rawalpindi/Islamabad. One hour flight over Karakoram and Himalayan range. Overnight stay at Islamabad/Rawalpindi.

Day 18

Day trip to Murree. Drive back. Overnight stay at Rawalpindi/Islamabad.

Day 19

Sightseeing at Rawalpindi and Islamabad. A visit to Taxila museum and the sites. Overnight stay at Rawalpindi/Islamabad. Departure for home destination.

 

 

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