This program is combination of light adventure (one day hikes or treks) and visiting the various villages, local traditional houses, historical moments and meet with local population of mountain. You will travel on Karakorum Highway to Hunza Valley, through Besham, Khoistan, Chilas and Gilgit and enjoy the various beautiful sceneries.
HUNZA, the High Mountain Valley in the Karakorum, is located in the extreme north of Pakistan in Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), fortified by the giant mountain ranges of Karakorum, Himalayas, Hindu-Kush and Pamir through the Wakhan Corridor and further north neighbored by the heavenly mountains of Tianshan and Kunlunsun and historic city of Kashgar. The legendary land of Hunza is most majestically placed on the roof of the world. It falls on a junction of old Silk Route, now replaced by the KKH, Karakorum Highway, “8th wonder of the world “, snaking into the people’s Republic of China through the Khunjerab Pass 4733M, between Oxus and Indus.
There are two very famous seasons to visit this valley, the spring season, when fruit trees erupt in white blossom and in autumn, the leaves of the trees become yellow and reddish, looks very beautiful with fall colors. The suitable period to visit to this mountain valley is April to end of October. Hunza is connected from Islamabad (capital of the country) by road and by air to Gilgit (55 minutes flight) then by road to Hunza Valley 2-3hrs drive on Karakorum Highway, which is recently repaired by Chinese. But all the flights to Gilgit from Islamabad are subjected to weather condition. You may also approach from China Tashkurgan-Kashgar via Khunjerab Pass 4733M that is another option.
Day-01: Arrival Islamabad, overnight at hotel
Day-02: Drive to Chilas on Karakorum Highway (KKH)
Day-03: Continue to Karimabad- Hunza
Day-04: Full day trek to Ultar Meadow
Day-05: Visit to Hopar, walking on the Glacier and Duikar and hike up to Shahabad
Day-06: Continue to Borit Lake and trek to Passu on Passu Glacier
Day-07: Drive to Shimshal Valley and hike up to Shimshal White horn Base Camp
Day-08: Full day trek on Malngluti Glacier
Day-09: Continue to Karimabad
Day-10: Continue to Chilas or Naran
Day-11: Continue to Islamabad
Day-12: Departure from Islamabad