The Mountains of Pakistan have spectacular valleys guarding them for centuries giving breathtaking sceneries. The Mountains ranging between 4000m-8000m above sea level, valleys in their laps, long glaciers like Baltoro, Biafo, Batura, Hispar glaciers, and fascinating light to hard demanding treks make Pakistan an ideal place for visitors. The Amazing North is a specially designed tour, combination of soft trek and culture tour to let you experience a true Pakistan. You will not only see the high mountain and valleys in their laps but also experiences the people who live in these beautiful valleys for last hundreds of years and their well protected un-touched cultures and traditions.
This safari covers the three great ranges of mountains, Karakorum and western Himalaya. The valleys of Shangri-La, Hunza Skardu- Baltistan. Which is more panoramic and more spectacular with high mountains at the range of 7500m to 8600mm, Indus river-Shayok River- Hunza River – Nagar River etc. Stop at a place, where three empires meet. Drive through the George valleys and high passes meetings with people, the Buddhists and ancient remains from the 11th century to 19th centuries.
Best time: May to October
Duration: 14 Days /13 Nights (13 nights in hotels/alpine huts)
Welcome at Islamabad airport, and transfer to hotel, afternoon proceed for city tour of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, which includes famous Faisal Mosque, Shakar Parian, Pakistan monument, Damen Koh, Lok Versa, Museum, Rawalpindi old bazaar, Raja Bazaar.
Day-02: Islamabad- Chilas
Drive to Naran 239.2 km, after lunch continue drive to Chilas 3-4 hrs 113 km via Babusar Pass 4173m
Day-03: Chilas- Tarishing
Drive to Tarishing 120km, have a nice view of Nanga Parbat 8125m. Overnight at hotel
Day-04: Tarishing- Shoucher Lake
Drive to Shoucer Lake through the panoramic view of Astore valley.
Day-05: Shoucher Lake- Deosai
Walk and drive through one of the highest Deosai plateau of the world at the West end of Himalayas.
Day-06: Deosai- Satpara Lake- Skardu
Drive to Skardu via Satpara Lake 50km, Visit Shigar Fort, and Skardu Town, overnight at hotel
Day-07: Skardu- Khaplu
Drive to Khaplu village 90km, visit Khaplu Fort and Khaplu village. Evening drive back to Skardu for overnight
Day-08: Skardu- Gilgit- Karimabad
Drive to Gilgit 240km, after lunch continue drive to Karimabad 100km.
Day-09: Karimabad local visits
Morning visit Baltit Fort and Altit Fort, afternoon drive to duiker valley 30 minutes. Overnight at hotel
Day-10 Karimabad- Passu
Drive to Passu 1hr 50 km, visit Borith Lake, Pass Glacier, Batura Glacier and Hussani suspension bridge.
Day-11 Khunjerab Pass- Karimabad
Full day excursion to Khunjerab Pass 4733m, (Pak- China Border) evening drive back to Karimabad.
Day-12: Karimabad- Naran
Drive to Naran (355 km) 9-10 hrs, via Babusar Pass 4173m.
Day-13: Karimabad- Naran
Drive to Islamabad 239 km, 6-7 hrs en-route visit Taxila Museum and historical sites.
Day-14: Fly Home
Fly back: Transfer to Islamabad airport for international flight