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Chitral & Hunza Pakistan Tour (Art & Culture)

Brief Introduction:Chitral & Hunza Pakistan Tour

The trip is designed to explore the beauty, heritage, and magnificence of the northwestern region of Pakistan. In 15 days journey, tourists would be able to delve into the mesmerizing and echoing natural world soon after the commencement of travel.

Starting from one of the most beautiful capitals of the world, Islamabad, to the UNESCOS’ declared heritage site Takht Bhai and then up to lush green Swat Valley, the center of Ghandhara Civilization, enriched Dir to the most beautiful Chitral region, the home of renown Kalasha tribe, to the enchanting beauty of Phander valley then down to Gilgit city and Hunza, the hotspot of tourism, followed by the experience of Pasu valley, one of the wonders of the world and way back to Naran, Mansehra and Abottabad down to Islamabad.

It provides an opportunity to envision the sensation of multifaceted enriched cultures of the mentioned regions besides seeking pleasure in the unsullied natural world. Chitral & Hunza Pakistan Tour

How Would You be Entertained in this Trip? Chitral & Hunza Pakistan Tour

  • Do you have a craving to explore the most beautiful and distinctive cultures in the world? We honor your inclination. The designed trip will bring you the most enchanted and inimitable cultural patterns of the enraptured northern areas of Pakistan. Chitral & Hunza Pakistan Tour

  • Have you got tired of your tedious routine? The best option is to get recharged in the lap of benevolent mother nature. Freely enjoy the bounties of the natural world. Ranging from the lofty peaks, the freshwater lakes, the far-fetching meadows, the serene forests, the melodious running streams. What else you need to invigorate yourself?
  • Are you a lover of archeological study? Join us in the odyssey to the UNESCO’S declared World Heritage Sites like the Altit, and Baltit Fort in Hunza. The historically significant sites of Buddhist Civilization in Takht Bahi, and the enthralling Swat Valley.
  • The remote valley of Chiral is not only known for its natural magnificent beauty but also for hosting the world-famous Kalash Tribe. The tribe is known for its distinctive marvelous culture. The best time to explore their culture is the moment of the Chilim Joshi Festival in the summers every year. Witness the elegant dance moves of Kalasha Women in groups. Enjoy the festivities of music and dance.
Is this the Desired Trip for You? Chitral & Hunza Pakistan Tour
  • The journey is planned to explore the beloved organic villages of northern Pakistan by walking. So, if you can’t manage to walk for long then think before bookings.
  • Most of the valleys under the planned odyssey are at high altitudes, so never risk your life if you have height-related disorders.
  • The hospitability of the locals is an ideal example for the world, if you are friendly and good communication skills, then don’t skip it.  
  • The security situation of the areas is satisfactory, thus there is should be no such concerns.

  • The regions under visit are relatively cold, especially during autumn and winters, hence be cautious if you have cold-related health issues.
A Brief Upshot:
  • Starting Point
  • Ending Point. 
  • Primary Destinations.

  • Group Size.

  • Group Age.

  • Islamabad, capital of Pakistan

  • Islamabad,capital of Pakistan

  • Swat, Takht Bahi and Northern Areas of Pakistan
  • 2 to 15

  • 20 to 65
Trip Highlights:
  • The unique experience of elegant landscapes ranges from tall mountains to plain valleys, lush green lands to barren grounds, and clean running water in streams to icy packed glaciers.
  • Archeologic study of UNESCO’s declared world heritage centers of Ghandhara Civilization.
  • Self-exploration by intermingling with nature.
  • Visualization and physical experience of pristine cultures which are not hybridized by globalization.
  • Enjoy the hospitability of the most civilized and simple inhabitants of the natural world.
  • The witnessing of a variety of Art and Architecture.
  • Receive pleasure from folk songs, local festivals, and mesmerizing dance moves.
  • Taste the diversified local dishes.
  • Thought-provoking experience of social and natural happenings.
  • A research-based tour that adds to knowledge and opens the doors of ponderance.
  • Get the awareness of ancient civilizations by viewing the ancient relics art pieces and buildings.
  • Experience mental calmness, smoothness, complacence, and devotion to nature.
International arrival at the capital Islamabad, receiving at the airport, drive to the decided residence.
Beginning of the memorable journey, by road travel from Islamabad to Takht Bhai which is at a distance of 50.1km, it has a century’s old Buddhist Monastery, where the ancient archeologic study is carried out. After lunch journey starts towards Swat valley which is at a distance of 113km from Takht Bhai, the center of Ghandhara civilization and the possessor of ideal natural beauty ranges from green valleys to high peaks. Furthermore, the road is smooth and open for all types of vehicles it is in between green hills, rivers, and placid valleys an ideal place for photography.

After exploration of Beauty of Swat valley and night stay, in the morning following the breakfast, the journey is set towards Dir which is located at a distance of 50.1km from Swat. Dir is considered to be the center of artifacts and architecture of Ghandhara civilization along with, the confluence greenery and serenity. Dir connects to the Chitral by various road links and the most famous one is the Lowari pass which contains a 10.4km long Lowari tunnel unique in its construction, which shortens the distance between the two regions, the estimated distance between them is 87.1km.

After a night’s stay in Chitral city, in the morning, the exploration of the valley begins. It is divided into upper Chitral with Alpine-like climate and lower Chitral with Arid weather. It is at a distance of 439km from Islamabad. Its beauty is encapsulated in Glaciers, which encircle the valley including Ziwar and Atahk, and Himalaya mountain ranges. During the spring season, the valley portrays scenes of heaven with cherry blossoms. The explorable regions include Chitral Museum, Chitral Fort, Chitral Top, Shahi Masjid constructed in 1924, Garam chasma which is 45 km from the main city its water contains a high amount of Sulphur which has healing powers for headache, joint pains, etc. In the suburbs, there lie Ayun valleys a masterpiece of nature contains apple and Apricot orchards, surrounded by high mountains and the Bumberet River.
After spending a night and a whole day at Chitral, in the morning after breakfast, the expedition solidifies towards the Kalash region. Kalash Valley is not only famous for its calm and serene ambiance but also its organic and distinctive culture. At the lap of tall mountains with peaks covered with snow, the hilly tops with lush green vegetation, the Kalash tribe resides. The pagan tribe has the strength of 4JUdGzvrMFDWrUUwY3toJATSeNwjn54LkCnKBPRzDuhzi5vSepHfUckJNxRL2gjkNrSqtCoRUrEDAgRwsQvVCjZbRyFTLRNyDmT1a1boZV with specific festivals, women wear handmade unique outfits, moreover, the tribe is always warm welcoming towards the tourists. They have got distinctive culture from graveyards which shows unburied coffins to houses which are entirely wooden work and piled, their specific folk songs to their dishes, thus, every dimension is unacculturated. The exploration proceeds towards the sub-regions of Biri valley, Bumburet valley, and Rambur Valley all of which are inhabited by Kalash people. The lunch and dinner are done with the local dishes.
The next morning, the mission leads towards Mastuj valley which is 119.8kmfrom Chitral main city. It allows the scenic comeliness of the Magnificent Tirich Mir Mountain, the tallest mountain in the Hindukush range, it reflects magical furnishing when sun rays get reflected from its steep snowy peaks. Mastuj Fort is worth an explorable entity with enshrouded silence of forgotten history. Arundo Border which connects Chitral with Afghanistan is also explored, a brief visit to Bazar introduces the local handicrafts especially hand-made women outfits and shawls, in lunch and dinner local dishes are tasted and then the night is spent in the local lodge.  
The next morning starts with the journey towards Ghizer Valley which is 66.9km from Mastuj. Ghizer region is all known for its natural beauty. It has munificent subregions of Gupis, Ishkoman, punnial, and Yasin. The mission sets towards Iskoman valley and encamped in Alpine meadows, after lunch further proceeds towards the khalti lake which is in the foot of mountains, surrounded by wild bushes and a variety of flower species. The day ends with a night stay at the lakeside.
Soon after breakfast at the side of the lake, the journey proceeds towards Gilgit city which is at a distance of 115km from Ghizer. Arrive at the city at noon after having lunch and a brief exploration of the local Bazar, which has a plethora of arts and artifacts, the expedition advances towards Hunza Valley which is 100.4 km from Gilgit City. At one side of the road, it has the mountain range and the other edge is running with the Hunza River and the dessert area with unparalleled beauty.

Night stay at Karimabad Hunza, after breakfast the mission divulge initiates. At first heading towards the Altit Fort, a maleficent masterpiece of 8 centuries back. Its beauty is waxed by the surrounding comeliness of Apricot orchards. Further, traveling to the Baltit Fort,3km jeep drive from Karimabad at the top of a hill mainly constructed 7 centuries back for the defensive purpose, the three-story building speaks the past glory of Mir of Hunza. After having tea at Fort, the movement towards the Queen Victoria Monument at hill rock, lunch is done in the city then the adventure starts towards Hoper Glacier,12 km length at the opposite end of God gifted hopper valley, erect a base camp for trekking. Dinner is done at the champ and then rest for the night on the foot of the magnificent glacier.

In the morning, weariness is reneged by the effulgence of golden sun rays, after having a memorable breakfast under crystal clear sky, adventure commences towards the Attabad lake,19.3 km from Karimabad, also known as Gojal Lake created in 2010 by a landslide. It gives a combo of Tranquillity and omnipotence of nature. Tea at the edge of the lake then take a boat drive, photography as the pale reddish surrounding mountains give an enthralling vision along with deep blue water of the lake. Soon, the journey sets towards Passu valley, a masterwork of nature at a distance of 15.9 km from Attabad. It furnishes the glorious view of 3 mountain ranges at once, the Karakorum, Hindukush, and the Himalayas. After visiting Passu Cathedral heading towards the Glacier, then lunch at Batura Valley, heaven on earth, followed by Avdegar Meadows, its redundant flora provides comfort and relief to the destitute soul. After having stuffed steaks at meadow the mission heads towards the Passu Suspension Bridge, which is a memorable relic of the past, over the river Hunza. Night spend at a local guest house.

Naran, an unruffled serene valley present among mountains and green hills at a distance of 363.5 km from Passu.On the way, the Karakorum Highway is surrounded by steep mountains at one end and river Indus at another end, it initiates mixed feelings of the industrious world and serene, glorious, magnificent, and omnipotent nature. When the vehicle climbs up the Babusar top, the feeling of elevatedness enshrouds all fears and anxieties of the world, a direct connection with nature builts up. Having hot tea and hot cones at this ambiance adds fuel to the fire. On the way to Naran valley, the most memorable enchanted scenery is on the way, green lush meadows with wildflowers, the springs, the natural fountains have their charm. Night stay at Naran.
The beautiful capital is 282.2 km from Naran Valley. After, breakfast the journey heads on the Mansehra Naran Chillas Highway (N 15). The road is smooth, which allows all kinds of vehicles covered by bulky trees, at some places the vast green fields of villages are visible while at others hills and grassy lands rule. By noon, lunch at Mansehra city, a small city situated between the high mountains encapsulated by the nature. A further drive leads to Abbottabad, which is at a distance of 23.9 km from Mansehra. Located in the Hazara region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province at an altitude of 4,134 feet. This masterpiece valley is surrounded by lush green Sarban hills by four sides which gives a breath-taking view, a brief visit of Marbella Dam situated at South West of Abottabad. Then the undertaking towards Islamabad which it at a distance of 135.8 km from Abbottabad.
Islamabad has been ranked second most beautiful capital after London in the world. It has ample greenery followed by an urban planned structure. It is present at the footings of Margella Hills, enriched in flora and fauna. After a night’s stay at the hotel, the post-breakfast expedition heads towards the exceptional Faisal Mosque, which has a huge hall without a single pillar, an admirable piece of art. The visit is followed by adventure towards the Pakistan monument, another masterpiece of crafty hands at the top hill of Shakarparian Hills. Further, a brief visit of Lok Virsa at Garden Avenue is made, which reflects the entire culture of Pakistan under one roof. Post lunch, the journey sets towards Rawal Lake, an artificial water reservoir for the water needs of twin cities, boating at the lake relaxes the mind. Evening tea at Margalla Hills, shopping at Centaurus Mall, and then dinner at Margalla hotel at the rooftop of the city under open sky surrounded by trees.
A goodbye drop-off to the airport is included in the package.

Important notes:

Exciting Activities:
  • Islamabad.

  • Takht Bhai.
  • Swat
  • Hunza.
  • City Tour

  • Exploration of remains of Buddhist Sites
  • Exploration of remains of Buddhism
  • Town Tour

Description of Areas:

In the entire journey, the tourists would be able to discover the most beautiful valleys, cultures, civilizations, and historical dimensions of the northwestern land of Pakistan.


A well-planned capital city in the lap of Margellah Hills with construction started in the 1960s. It encapsulates wonders of the world like Faisal Mosque, Hill treks, Pakistan Monument, Lok Virsa, Rawal Lake, and many more.

Takht Bhai.

It was the center of the oldest Buddhist civilization known as the Ghandhara Civilization. During the first century BC, a Buddist Monastery was built with inscriptions and during the third and fourth century, it was further expanded by including Stupa Court and Assembly Hall. Those tourists who love antiquity, archaeology, and History would find their refuge here.


Also known as the Switzerland of Pakistan at a height of 975.3 meters from sea level, its civilization dates back to 2000 years, it was considered to be the holy land for Buddist learning, so, it is known as the cradle of Buddhism. The explorable places include Buddhist Stupas, museum, Margazar, and White palace.


The center of artifacts and architecture of Ghandhara Civilization.Most beautiful valley in the Himalayas range, known for Chakdara museum which possesses the relics of Buddhism as well as the heritage of Pashtuns given by weapons, jewelry, utensils, and musical instruments. It also encapsulates Churchill picket, Timergara, and connects to Chitral through the Lowari pass.


It is a remote northwestern region of Pakistan with a steady landscape and lofty mountains. It has adorned cultural heritage, throughout history, many invaders passed through it to get access to South East Asia. It is home to mighty glaciers includes Zwar
(14km),Atahk (24km). Chitral Museum, Chitral Fort, Chitral Top, and Shahi Masjid are worth mentioning places. Famous festivals are Jash e Chitral, Nouroz, and Shandur festival. Chitral & Hunza Pakistan Tour

Kalash Valley.

It is at a distance of 12.3 km from the main city Chitral. Known for not only the serenity, greenery, and birds echoing but also for the pristine culture. Home to 4000 individuals from the pagan tribe who are assumed to be descendants of Alexander the Great. The Renowned festivals of the Kalash tribe include Joshi Soring celebrations in May last for 4 to 5 days, Cho was (new year celebration in December), in these festivals ladies with unique outfits dance in circles.


A green redundant valley 34 km from Chiral city with a height of 5476 feet known for its unique serenity and the endowed natural blessings, it is a sub-region of Kalash. Chitral & Hunza Pakistan Tour


12 km from Ayun valley (Chitral), 7203 feet height which gives breathtaking views with the confluence of natural beauty, the placid sweet sound of moving water in streams, and the deep blue clear crystal sky.


It is the largest Valley in the Kalash region,20 km from Ayun valley. It is the center of trout fish. It contains a trek from Karakal to shaikh Darna which has a trout hatchery on the side of a magnificent wooden mosque.


It gives the enchanting view of the Magic mountain Tirch Mir, the tallest mountain in the Hindukush range known as King of Darkness, in 1955 it was first climbed by a Norwegian national.

Ghizer Valley.

It is the gateway to central Asia (Tajikistan through the Pamir Pass. It has God gifted valleys which are matchless in their beauty given by the Lush green, unruffled Ishkoman Valley which has Alpine meadows, massive glaciers perennial streams, several pass treks, and alpine lakes. Lakes are Khalti lake, Phander lake, Karombar lake, and many more.


It is a lush green mountainous region on the north of the Hunza River. Karimabad is its capital which got the name after the spiritual leader prince Agha Khan. It has two famous forts Altit Fort which is 800 years old and has an entry point with an enthralling garden of Apricots and the Baltit Fort 3km jeep drive from Karimabad.

It is 700 years old defensive fort now transformed into a museum and cultural center, it is a 3 story mud brick and timber building with 53 rooms, it pledges the entire view of Hunza valley. Further, the valley is surrounded by Rakaposhi mountain in the Karakoram range which is the 27th highest peak in the world, during the night, reflected moonlight from the snow-covered peak of Rakaposhi gives the sensation of being in Paradise.


A very enraptured valley in Hunza Nagar District with a height of 3100 meters above sea level, known for its glorious mountains, it is home to more than 20 mountains along with stretched grasslands having wildflowers and lush vegetation.

Golden Peak.

This splendid mountain is part of the Karakorum sub-range of Nagar Valley. It is a hotspot for organized commercial expeditions, the first such expedition was been organized in 2011, containing Pakistan and Australian climbers.


This sumptuous natural gift is present at the junction of three mountain ranges(Karakorum, Hindukush, and Himalayas ), It has the highest peaks like K2, the magical Nanga Parbat, Masherbrum, and Rakaposhi. The prolonged thick glaciers are Baltoro, Batura, and many more. It is a combination of multifaceted natural blessings, it has scenic valleys, meadows, high mountains, the Plateau creeks, and Glaciers. Its major features are the Passu suspension bridge, which takes an individual to antiquity, Batura valley, which is exceptional in its beauty, and Avdegar Meadows, home to thousands of species of fauna and flora.

Attabad lake.

An unparalleled natural piece of its kind, it was formed in 2010 as a result of the massive landslide of Attabad Village in the Hunza river. It is 13 miles long and a hundred meters in depth. Surrounded by mountains, the deep silence in the ambiance gives the picturesque of a higher world.  Find us on tourradarChitral & Hunza Pakistan Tour

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