7 DAYS HUNZA, NALTAR, KHUNJERAB Luxury Tour
- Naran Valley
- Babusar Top (4,173m)
- Altit & Baltit Fort
- Passu Cones & Glacier
- Attahbad Lake
- Khunjerab Pass (4,880m)
- Naltar Valley
- Lulusar Lake
We will Start our trip from Lahore at 2200hrs from Daewoo Bus Terminal Thokar Niaz Baig. The route will be along Islamabad Motorway and at Bhera, we will take a short break. The journey continues till Daweoo Terminal at Rawalpindi GT Road to pick up Rawalpindi members. Departure to breathtaking Hill Station of Balakot via Hazara Motorway and stopover here for breakfast and short rest. We will witness the blooming meadows flush with orange, pink and purple wildflowers, breathtaking sceneries and bucolic landscapes while traveling to Naran. One can feel the brisk forest air filling the lungs, the captivating clouds slide over the bright blue sky and rising Sun hitting the mountains and Kunar River in a dazzling way. It is all awe inspiring and captivating. The sparkling morning dew lit up the grassy green mountain slopes like a colony of fireflies and the sight of the endless conifers forest before us will be spectacular. The stunning waterfall cascaded down the jagged mountain rocks making all an enchanting view. We will check-in a hotel for night stay. Evening free to visit Lake Saiful Muluk (optional) and dinner will be served in the hotel.
Our 2nd Day starts with the breakfast in Naran. Departure for Hunza at 0900hrs. The Sunrise will paint the sky with pink and change weather from cool to warm as we move forward toward the lake Lalusar. As the great Photographer Destin Spark says Photography is the story I fail to put into words and so we will stop anywhere in way on the demand of our valued clients to take photographs. Babusar top is another 15 kilometers from here which is 13700 ft high. The next is Chilas where we stop for lunch and our next journey is on Karakoram Highway the eighth wonder of the World and included among the twelve world most scenic road. A short stop we will make at Nanga Parbat view point which is the ninth highest mountain of the World and also known as killer mountain. The other point of interest is the junction point where three highest mountain ranges of the World meet namely Himalaya, Karakoram and Hindu Kush. A photo stop at World 21st highest Mount Rakaposi which is also known as color changing steepest mountain. Check-in the hotel for overnight stay and dinner.
Departure for Nagar Valley and on ward to Hopper moving glacier after breakfast. The transport will be four by four Jeep / PRADO and it is one hour journey. The road run almost in the center like a dreamy stream with high punching mountains soar up on the sides includes Spantik 7027 meters, Bawalter , Rush Peak and Miar Peak. Few famous glaciers of the area include Geentur, Daranci, Mair, Barpu and Hoper. Abundance of fruits grow in these valleys especially apricots because of favorable climate and grass is lush and springy. Walk for ten minutes to observe the moving Galacier Hopper covered with black gravel. It is moving with a speed of 3 to 4 feet per day and a marked stone can indicate that. After hot cup of tea at this 8000 feet high Glacier we will move back to Hunza for lunch. Evening vist to eagle nest located at Duikar view point at a height of 10,000 feet connected by jeep able road. It is famous tourist resort where Sun set and Sun rise gives fantastic view. As the Sun set below the horizon, creating romantic shades of red and orange across the sky and we have a chance to breathe in and rejuvenate. The place has magnificent view of Golden Peak, Ultar Peak, Rakaposi Peak and countless other peaks. Move back to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Hunza is a unique city of this planet surrounded by four peaks above 7000 meters nowhere in the World. The glacial water of Ultar is said to have therapeutic distinctiveness which is a reason of Hunza people having no heart disease and longest life on planet. There are two distinct languages Wakhi and Shina spoken here and both have very interesting historic background. The group will depart for full day excursion to Khunjarab Pass after breakfast. The first stopover would be the guestbook of Silk Road some 5000 years old petroglyphs tell the history of the area. Second long stop will be at mesmerizing Attabad blue Lake and boating in this blue water at 8,396 feet which is lifetime experience. The group will stop at Passu Cones and Hussaini Glacier for photo session. The group will visit the 700 years old last mosque which was in use by travellers and preachers going over to China. Khunjarab Pass the World highest paved border between Pakistan and China at height of 4,733 meter is our last destination to turn around. Hundreds of Chinese in colorful dresses and flags can be seen on other side of border gate. We will stop for lunch at Sust and some shopping of Chinese stuff being the last dry port with China. Some time we would spend in Karimabad bazar beautifully decorated with handicraft, jewelry, rugs, souvenirs etc. Move back to hotel for overnight stay and dinner.
Departure for day long adventure to Naltar Valley famous for ski resort after breakfast. The distance is 91 kms along the Karakoram Highway and travel time is 2 hours 30 minutes till Nomal. We will change the transport here to four-by-four jeep or PRADO to travel this 34 kms long beautiful valley till the famous lakes. It is nearly three hours’ drive one way over a shingle road to reach Satrangi lake, blue lake and Bodlok lake at a height of 15,348 feet. At the start of the valley couple of hydropower units are located/installed to meet the electric demand of the local area. Coniferous forest species have coved both side of the valley to great extent and endangered species like wild goats, markhors, ibex, snow leopards etc are also present in reasonable numbers. The drive is through this mostly bumpy road has breathtaking views where snow covered high mountains, lush green meadows, thick green pine forests and crystal clear water streams till we reach non visible lake because of its crystal clear water and seems a multicolor carpet has been spread. These colors are because of grass and algae at the floor of lake but its yellow color is very unique. The second lake is Blue Star Lake one kilometers up stream much deeper and bigger then Satrangi or Rainbow Lake with no visible source of its water supply. Hot tea, french-fries and some eatables are available from a small stall here. On way back the stopover is at wildlife conservationist’s camp where a small cub of snow leopard was brought from Khunjarab few years back and can be seen very closely in the cell. We move back to our transport at Nomal and continue our tour to Gilgit for dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
Today we start back our journey on the same route and departure for Naran at 0900hrs after breakfast. The same route will give a different view of landscapes and mountains as the direction of Sun has changed. We will take a short stop at Jaglot for tea and will continue to Chilas for lunch stop. The Babusar Top will give a different view this time as we climb to the height of 13,700 feet through a zigzag road. Check-in a hotel and evening is free to explore the bazar of Naran. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Departure for Lahore at 0900hrs after breakfast and stop for tea at Balakot. Soon we will join Hazara Motorway one of the most scenic roads of Pakistan and frequently listed amongst the best road trip. The second stopover will be at the service area of Motorway before turning in to Rawalpindi Daewoo bus terminal station for dropping the Islamabad members. Continue to Lahore four hours travel via Motorway to end this memorable journey at Thokar Niaz Baig. Bon Vovage
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