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A Deep Cultural Exploration of Hunza Valley of Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan

Summary of the Planned Trip:

The subject matter of the adventure lies in the exploration of the distinctive Culture of the most beautiful tourist spot of Northern Areas of Pakistan, the beautiful Hunza valley. The Hunza District consists of three regions, the Lower Hunza called Shinaki, the Central, and the Upper Hunza is known as Gojal. The beautiful region at the extreme north of Pakistan at the bank of the Hunza river is famous for its hospitability, food, fresh and dry fruits, unique outfits, the dangerous and agreeable Sword dance, sweet songs, flavored dishes, historic forts, and many more. Thus, there is a lot to explore in Hunza. The trip begins from the capital, reaches Gilgit, moves to Hunza, a thorough exploration of Hunza, and returns to the Capital.

How Would You be Entertained in this Trip?
  • It is the perfect opportunity to seek refuge in beautiful nature. Where else in the world can you find such natural artifacts in abundance other than in Gilgit Baltistan Pakistan. Are you inspired by lofty Peaks? Witness the world-famous Hindukush, Himalayas, and the Karakorum ranges altogether in this marvelous region.

  • Would it be a fascination to walk in the region surrounded by prolonged glaciers? Join us in this dreamland. Enjoy the cool soul-refreshing breeze coming from t.he famous Baltoro, and Batura glaciers.

  • Distinguishing pleasure is expected when natural beauty mingles with hospitability? Yes, the locals are known for their hospitable nature, they are warm welcoming people with pure simple nature. Get a chance to enjoy their company.

  • The benchmark of the region has its multispectral distinctive culture. The people still stick to their centuries-old traditions, music, festivals, and dressing styles. You would love to explore the unrivaled cultural patterns of Gilgit Baltistan.

  • Are you fond of trekking? Hold on we have included village walks in this designed journey. Get mingle with the organic world, and release all of your stress while enjoying the enriched moments in remote charming valleys.

  • Do you like to taste unique flavors? Be a part of this majestic odyssey to satisfy your craving for delicious cosines which are healthy and pr unparalleled taste.

Is this the Desired Trip for You?
  • The calmness and safety of the areas under exploration are satisfactory.

  • The valleys of Gilgit Baltistan are at an acknowledged height from sea level, which would aggravate the height-related health issues.

  • Since you might experience a changing climate so be careful while making a booking.

  • Most of the journey would be on the jeep, trekkings are also there, thus test your stamina before heading forward.

A Brief Upshot:
  • Starting of Journey.
  • Ending of Journey

  • Primary Destinations.

  • Group Size.

  • Group Age.

  • Islamabad, capital of Pakistan

  • Islamabad,capital of Pakistan

  • Hunza Valley

  • 2 to 15

  • 20 to 60

Trip Highlights:
  • The trip is planned to explore the beauty and unmatched culture of Gilgit Baltistan.

  • It provides an opportunity to examine the unusual handmade dresses of the locals.

  • It gives the organic experience of tasting juicy fresh fruits specific to the region like apricot and grapes along with nutritious dry fruits like Walnuts, Almonds, etc.

  • An unparalleled experience of Scenic natural beauties of rare valleys given by Shimshal valley, Gulkin Valley, Gulmit Valley, etc.

  • It offers a chance to satisfy taste sense by getting the texture of enriched and delicious traditional cuisines like dudoo, Fittis, grape water, and many more.

  • The craving for pristine music has been addressed in the given trip with the traditional instruments like sitar and Rubab.

  • The enchanted melodious voices of the local singers besides the mesmerizing composition will provide an elegant experience.

  • Dinning with the local families will furnish the possibility to get an in-depth cultural experience of the most beautiful region of the world.

  • The unmatched enjoyment with the band dance in circles, and the distinctive sword dance of Hunza.

  • The archeological feelings will be satisfied by observing the Rock carvings of Buddha in Yasani Gilgit and Kargah Nullah.

  • The visit of ancient forts of Altit and Baltit will reveal the cultural heritage and historical significance of the region.

  • The village walk through the far-fledged orchards of fresh fruits and the stretching meadows will bring a heavenly experience.

  • The visit to the unequaled Attabad lake and the prolonged Glaciers like Batura Glacier, Passu, and Minapin Glacier will meet with the adventurous yearning.

Itinerary:
The warm welcoming of group members at the airport and taking to the decided residence. Post lunch, a brief visit to the tourist points of the beautiful City of Islamabad.
After early morning breakfast, the journey set towards Gilgit Baltistan through Karakorum Highway, the 8th wonder of the world. If the Babusar top route remains open, the movement will be across the beautiful Valleys of Naran and Kaghan otherwise the alternate route of KKH will be followed.
Gilgit is 516.9km away from Islamabad. Followed by the traditional breakfast in the enchanted valley, the city tour begins. The river view side will be explored then move towards the Yasani Buddha carving on a massive rock. The exploration of Old Gilgit Bazar to get the cognizance of cultural heritage. Then move towards the beautiful Kargah valley to examine the Buddha Sculpture there. After lunch in Gilgit city, the departure towards the Hunza Valley.

Soon after a delicious breakfast, the explorative adventure begins. The Sharma Carpet Center, a community project, for disabled persons will be visited. A worth visiting place to get the traditional carpet weaving techniques from the special people. Then Altit and Baltit forts, the centers of historical heritage will be discovered along with a hot cup of tea. A tentative visit of the Karimabad Bazar will be done. The night stay and dinner in Karimabad Hunza. A cultural show can be organized upon the request of members.

The unparalleled Attaabad lake is a 1-hour drive from Karimabad. It was formed in 2010 as a result of a massive landslide. It has submerged almost 18 km of KKH. Now, its own traffic is activated. A mesmerizing boat tour will be taken at the beautiful lake in the lap of mountains. Lunch will be done on the lakeside. 20km Drive towards Gulmit, after a precise rest the visit to the local carpet weaving center will be conducted to get the knowledge of local art. Dinner and night stay at Gulmit.

After a mouth-watering local breakfast, a memorable walk towards the distinctive natural village Gulkin. On the way, the breathtaking beauty of Kamaris village will be captured in cameras. After a 3 to 4 hours walk, the stopover at the local guesthouse will be arranged to serve tea in the organic place. The lunch with a local family in Gulkin village will be taken. Dinner and Overnight stay in the pristine natural Ambience of Gulkin Valley.

After refreshing early morning breakfast, the group heads towards the historic Hussaini Suspension bridge over the Hunza river. It is at 20 minutes drive distance, the adventure of the bridge crossing along with photography will be sustained. Then the departure towards the Borith lake having tea alongside the lake, after the spectacular moment, the movement towards the Shahbab Village to enjoy the splendid view of lofty snow-covered mountains and the Passu Glacier. The herbal tea at the mountain view point will be served, the perpetual scene of Passu Cones will snatch all worries. Dinner and night stay at Passu Valley.

After post hot and delicious breakfast under the blue sky and yellow sun rays, the journey sets towards the magniloquent Shimshal village. It is at an average 2.5 hours jeep trek. The road is adventurous with the slippery terrain. The Lunch will be taken with a local Family. The exploration of the enriched beauty of Shimshal village will be carried out. Enough time for photography and cultural exploration. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the Shimshal village, cultural musical show will be arranged upon request.

Post breakfast saying goodbye to the delighted Shimshal valley and reach the enchanted Passu Valley after a memorable 3 hours drive. On the way stopover for photography to capture the distinctive Passu cones, Glacier views, and rocky mountains, etc. A further 3 hours drive to Gilgit City through KKH. Dinner and night stay at Gilgit.

Full-Day drive towards Islamabad through KKH. Night stay on the way. In case the Naran route is closed, an alternative route through Bisham Valley will be taken.

The beautiful valleys on the way are Bisham, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Taxila up to Islamabad, the second most beautiful capital of the World after London.

Leaving at the airport and saying goodbye is included in the planned trip.

Exciting Activities:
  • Islamabad.

  • Karakorum Highway.

  • Gilgit City

  • Hunza Valley.

  • Gulmit Valley.

  • Gulkin Valley.

  • ShimshalmValley.

  • City Tour

  • Scenic Beauty of the Valleys passed by

  • City Tour

  • Town Tour

  • Town Tour

  • Town Tour

  • Town Tour

Description of prominent areas:
Gilgit City

A distinguished city encapsulated by mountains from all sides, traversed by the Gilgit river, contains vegetative plans and hilly tops. It is the capital of Gilgit Baltistan province Gilgit bazaar holds all the cultural heritage of the Northern part of Pakistan. Ranging from handicrafts to mouthwatering cuisines everything is available in the Bazar. It holds a massive Buddha rock carving at Yasani, and the Significant Kargah Buddha.

Hunza

This divine land is present alongside the Hunza river, surrounded by statured mountains and Shiny glaciers on the extreme North of Pakistan. It is divided into Lower Hunza (Shinaki), Central, and Upper Hunza (Gojal). Its capital, Karimabad is encapsulated by three glorious mountain peaks named Rakaposhi, Diran, and Ultar. The two antique self-revealing forts Altit and Baltit are present in the suburbs of Karimabad. People are lively and fond of cultural celebrations, the music with Hareep, the traditional dance band with a unique outfit called Shokah, and the distinctive sword dance is remarkable. The traditional festivals include the Nowroz festival, Eid e Ghadeer, Birthday of Prince Agha Khan, etc. The unique outfits also add beauty. Women wear shalwars and long skirts and an embroidered hat, men wear shalwar qameez and Pattu hat. Fittis is its known traditional cuisine along with the Grape extracted Hunza water.

Shimshal.

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.

Passu.

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 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 a 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.

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