Hunza and Naltar valley Trip -10 days
Overview of the Tour:
Pakistan is a miraculously blessed country in the world. From mountain ranges like Karakoram in the North to the vast alluvial delta of the Indus River in the South, Pakistan remains a land of high adventure and nature.
On this adventurous journey with Crossroads Adventure takes you will be exploring some of the most beautiful places in the Northern areas of Pakistan ( Gilgit-Baltistan). The focus on this journey is Hunza and Naltar valley. On the go this voyage will pass by several other places like Naran, Kaghan, Attabad , Ghulkin, Passu and several others. This journey starts from and ends at Islamabad city.
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A Brief Upshot:
Services included in the package
Accommodation hotel +Guest house
Service of experienced English-speaking guides and helpers.
Jeep charges at all places
Services not included in the package
Extras at hotels like drinks, laundry, phone calls and room service.
Insurance liability and other under force majeure conditions, medical aid etc.
Tips Items not mentioned above.
Description of Places:
Lying in the laps of Margalla Hills, Islamabad is the capital territory and a beautiful city of Pakistan. Several hiking paths (Trail 3 and 5) end at Daman-e-Koh, a picnic spot with a splendid view of the entire city and accompanied by a restaurant Monal at the top of the hills. Islamabad includes the massive modernist Faisal Mosque and even the Rawal and Khanpur Dams with a lake view.
Naran is one of the beautiful tourist locations in Kaghan Valley. it attracts many visitors looking for an escape from the world of chaotic and hectic routines into the serene tranquility of nature. Kaghan Valley provides sublime beauty, flowing crystal Water Rivers, lush green meadows, snow-capped mountains, and many lakes such as Lake Saif-ul-Malook, Lake Dutipatsar, Saral Lake, Lulusar Lake, Aanso Lake, and Payala Lake. The 150 kilometers long valley has a mountain pass called the Babusar pass acting as a transition from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to Gilgit Baltistan via Chilas.
Located along the Karakoram Highway, Chilas is a small town in the Diamar district of Gilgit Baltistan along the bank of the mighty Indus River. It is also one of the places which connect Pakistan to China via the Silk Road. Chilas provide splendid views of nature, including Fairy Meadows and Nanga Parbat, the world’s seventh-highest peak. This small town is famous for the 20,000 plus pieces of rock drawings and petroglyphs all along the Karakoram Highway. These carvings are left by various invaders, traders, and pilgrims who passed along the trade route, as well as by locals. The earliest date back to between 5000 and 1000 BC, carved and pecked into the rock with stone tools.
Rakaposhi View Point
Ghulmet, a small at the foot of Karakoram Mountains, attracts tourists from all over the world as it provides the closest view of the Rakaposhi top. Rakaposhi is the only mountain in the world, which rises straight from beautifully cultivated fields to the height of 25,550 feet. Many restaurants and tourist resorts serve foreign and local guests with local, national, and Chinese cuisines. Besides its charming scenes, Ghulmet Nagar is also famous for the Tomb(Shrine) of Hazrat Syed Shah Wali(RA), who came from Afghanistan in the 16th century to preach Islam.
Hunza Valley is one of the most incredible and stunning places to visit in Pakistan. Hunza Valley is known as the heaven on earth. The valley of Hunza always stuns the visitors with its awe-inspiring nature and beauty. Duiker Top in Hunza Valley offers some incredible panoramic views. Hunza Valley is also very rich in culture. Karimabad, a town in Hunza Valley, is home to 600-year-old forts of Altit and Baltit and the Old Ganesh Settlement on the ancient Silk Road. According to a commonly known legend, the people of this valley are descendants of the five lost soldiers of the army of Alexander the Great.
Hoper Valley is one of the most scenic places in the Northern parts of Pakistan providing some breathtaking views of Spantik and Hopar Glaciers. The Hoper valley is home to Rush lake which is 2nd highest elevated lake in South Asia.
Passu is a small village located alongside the River Hunza. The village is the main attraction place in northern Pakistan as it provides stunning tourist spots such as Passu Glacier, Batura Glacier (the seventh-longest non-polar glacier in the world), and Borith Lake. Passu is famous for its pointed mountain peaks much like in the shape of cones hence called Passu Cones.
Moving towards upper Hunza Valley, also called Gojal shares borders with Central Hunza in the South, China in the north-east, and Afghanistan in the north-west. Gulmit is a centuries-old historic town in Gojal with mountains, peaks, and glaciers. It is a tourist spot and has many historic places, hotels, shops, and a museum including Ghulkin Glacier. This region also provides stunning views of Passu Cones. In the highest point of the Karakoram mountains of Gojal is located the village of Sost, famous for Khunjrab Pass, which is the Pakistan-China border.
Located in Gilgit, away from the hustle and bustle of the towns and cities rest the Naltar Valley surrounded by snow-peaked mountains and thick forests. During the winters, Naltar offers a wonderful experience of skiing on its famous slopes that attract tourists. The ski resort is run by the Pakistan Air Force, along with the recently installed ski lifts that take skiers to the top of the slope. Naltar is also home to three magnificent lakes, known collectively as the Bashkiri Lakes. The clear water of these lakes reflects a lush green color because of the vegetation at the bottom.
Behsham is located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province serving as its largest commercial area because of its ideal location connecting Pakistan to China.
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