11 Days Northern Cultural Luxury Tour
This luxury tour cover two different axis of Northern Pakistan i.e Skurdu Valley and Hunza Gilgit Valleys. Hunza, a prehistoric valley which take us thousands of years back when early humans were living and passing through it on way to Central Asia and China over the Kilik, Mintaka, Parpik and Khunjarab passes. Ganish village means in local Brushaski language as Golden Village is over 1000 years old. The rock inscriptions at Ganaish which is also known as guest book of Hunza take you some 5000 years back. Remnants of ancient Silk Road still can be seen clinging to high mountains are prove of it. Some of the main tourist attractions of this valley are six peaks above 7000 meters nowhere in the World surrounding Hunza are Rakaposhi 7788 m, Duanasir 7329 m, Ultar 7388 m, Diran 7266m, Shispare 7611m and Passu Sar 7478 m. The highest mountain in Europe is Mount Elbrus which is 5642 m. The fruits like apricots, apples, mulberry, peaches, cherries grow in abundance making people of the area healthier and with longest life span in the World. Hunza valley is famous around the World for its multiple attractions. First is the collision point of Continental Plates where the Indian and Eurasian plates had collided 55 million years ago at Bidru Kha which is part of Chalt Valley given rise to Himalaya and Karakoram Mountain Ranges. Tethys Ocean got trapped in between given rise to world second biggest salt mine Khewra stretched some 300 km The name of Skurdu is derived from Bailti word which means a low ground between high places like Shigar and Satpara. This Skurdu valley is 10 kms wide and 40 kms long at the junction of two rivers Shigar and Indus at an elevation of 2,500 meters. The town is situated on the bank of river Indus which bifurcates Himalayan range from Karakorum range and gateway to some of the highest mountains of the world. The name of Skurdu given in history books of 16th century as Askardu or Eskerdow. Since 7th century Skurdu was part of Tibetan Empire under Songsten Gampo and tantric scriptures are found all over Baltistan. In 9th century the control came to Maqpon Dynasty under a Kashmiri prince Ibrahim Shah.