Tour is designed to discover the hidden treasures of ancient history and the marvels of nature of the northern valleys of Pakistan. Over centuries, the land we now call Pakistan has been the cradle of many civilizations. Whilst Indus Valley civilizations (Harappa 7th millennium BC and Moejodaro 4th millennium BC) are the landmarks of human civilizations in the southern plains of Pakistan, the Gandhara Civilization (500 BC to 10th Century AD), an era devoted mainly to Buddhism, has been the centre of spiritual influence as well as art and architectures.

Driving on the Karakoram Highway, we can recapitulate the history by visiting petroglyphs that are found along the Indus, Gilgit and Hunza Rivers. These carvings bear not only the “guest books” of passing by traders and pilgrims but also depict the natural beliefs of fairy worshippers”..

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Benazir International Airport, Pakistan
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 7:15 AM for a prompt departure at 7:30 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 6:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Guide Meals
Shelters Transportation in mini-coach

Along with the journey into the history, one enjoys the splendours of nature while travelling in the valleys of Swat, Indus, Gilgit and Hunza. From Dense pine forest to high passes, thundering rivers, picturesque valleys, terraced field, orchards, breath-taking gigantic peaks and shining glaciers form the salient features of nature. Typically colourful bazaars of Rawalpindi and Peshawar are the additional features of this trip

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Day 1: Arival

Arrive Islamabad – sightseeing: Shakar Parian, Lok Virsa Museum, Faisal Mosque
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Day 2

Taxila – Peshawar.
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Day 3

Peshawar – sightseeing: Gorkhatri, Pashto Academy, Shahji ki Dheri.
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Day 4

Peshawar Takht-i-Bahi – Sehri Bahlol – Swat.
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Day 5

Swat – sightseeing: Swat Museum, Ranigat.
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Day 6

Swat – Shangla Pass – Besham.
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Day 7

  • Besham Shatial & Chilas & Alam Bridge Buddhist rock carvings – Nanga Parbat viewpoint -Gilgit

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Day 8

Gilgit – sightseeing: Bazaar, Danyor Buddhist rock carvings, Kargah Buddha.
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Day 9

Gilgit – Rakaposhi viewpoint – Baltit Fort – Karimabad / Hunza.
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Day 10

Karimabad – Ganish Village & Sacred Rocks – Altit Fort – Duikar.
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Day 11

Hunza – Passu – Khunjerab Pass – Gulmit.
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Day 12

Gulmit sightseeing: Old House, Gulmit Museum, Polo Field – drive back to Gilgit.
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Day 13

Gilgit – fly or drive to Islamabad.
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Day 14: Return