Gilgit-Baltistan is a territory of Pakistan, which was formerly known as the Northern Areas. It is the northern most political entity within the Pakistani-controlled part of the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir. It borders Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province to the west, Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor to the north, China to the northeast, the Pakistani-administered state of Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) to the south, and the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir to the southeast. The territory became a single administrative unit in 1970 under the name “Northern Areas” and was formed by the amalgamation of the Gilgit Agency, the Baltistan District of the Ladakh Wazarat, and the states of Hunza and Nagar.
With its administrative center at the town of Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan covers an area of 72,971 km (28,174 mil) and has an estimated population approaching 1,000,000. Pakistan considers the territory separate from Kashmir, whereas India considers the territory as a part of the larger disputed territory of Kashmir that has been in dispute between India and Pakistan since 1947.
There are more than 20,000 pieces of rock art and petroglyphs all along the Karakoram Highway in Gilgit-Baltistan, concentrated at ten major sites between Hunza and Shatial. The carvings were 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 BCE, showing single animals, triangular men and hunting scenes in which the animals are larger than the hunters. These carvings were pecked into the rock with stone tools and are covered with a thick patina that proves their age. The archaeologist Karl Jettmar has pieced together the history of the area from various inscriptions and recorded his findings in Rock Carvings and Inscriptions in the Northern Areas of Pakistan and the later released Between Gandhara and the Silk Roads – Rock Carvings along the Karakoram Highway.

Departure/Return Location Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad
Departure Time Mountain Range: Himalaya-Karakoram
Elevation:  2,228m Best Time: Mid-May to End-October
Duration:  Days Zone: Open

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01: Arrival Islamabad

Arrival at airport and then transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad.
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02: Islamabad to Skardu (By Air)

Early morning flight to Skardu (flights are subject to weather), if unable to fly we will depart for Skardu by road with overnight stay at Chilas. Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.
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03: Chilas to Skardu

In case of flight has operated we will go for sightseeing tour of Skardu and in case no flight, the day will be used for over land travel from Chilas to Skardu (total drive is 22 – 24 hrs from Islamabad to Skardu). Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.
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04: Rest day at Skardu

The day is to finalize the expedition arrangements. Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.

 

Please Note: Gilgit Baltistan flights are subject to weather and backlog, in case of flight cancellation we will travel by road, and one night of Islamabad will be adjusted in overland travel.

Services included as following:

Hotel Accommodation on twin sharing basis
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Air-conditioned luxury transport
English speaking tour guide
Entry fees
toll taxes
Domestic flights tickets

Tips for baggage handling at airport & at hotels

Services not included in given price 

Member international flight tickets                                                                                                                         Member personal insurance and all personal expenses such as telephone calls, fax, email charges, liquor or soft drinks,                                                                                                                                                                       Helicopter emergency rescue fees                                                                                                                                 Room service, personal services, items of a purely personal nature any unforeseen expenses (just like road block extra hotel stay) then members will be pay according to the numbers of days basses