8 Days Hunza Skardu

ABOUT HUNZA

Hunza was formerly a princely state and one of the most loyal vassals to the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir, bordering China to the north-east and Pamir to its northwest, which survived until 1974, when it was dissolved by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. The state bordered the Gilgit Agency to the south, the former princely state of Nagar to the east. The state capital was the town of Baltit (also known as Karimabad) and its old settlement is Ganish Village.

Hunza was an independent principality for more than 900 years. The British gained control of Hunza and the neighbouring valley of Nagar between 1889 and 1892 followed by a military engagement of severe intensity. The then Thom (Prince) Mir Safdar Ali Khan of Hunza fled to Kashghar in China and sought what can be called political asylum. The ruling family of Hunza is called Ayeshe (heavenly), from the following circumstance. The two states of Hunza and Nagar were formerly one, ruled by a branch of the Shahreis, the ruling family of Gilgit, whose seat of government was Nagar. Tradition relates that Mayroo Khan, apparently the first Muslim Thum ofNagar some 200 years after the introduction of the religion of Islam to Gilgit, married a daughter of Trakhan of Gilgit, who bore him twin sons named Moghlot and Girkis. From the former the present ruling family of Nager is descended. The twins are said to have shown hostility to one another from birth. Their father seeing this and unable to settle the question of succession, divided his state between them, giving to Girkis the north, and to Moghlot the south, bank of the river. The visitors to Hunza are overwhelmed by the rugged charm, the fragrant breeze singing through graceful poplar trees and the velvet-like green carpet of wheat fields, set against the background of snow-covered mountains.

ABOUT SKARDU

In the extreme north of Pakistan, Skardu the central valley of Gilgit-Baltistan, is an epitome of beauty, serenity and wilderness.
Paths to some of the world’s highest mountains that includes K2, K3, and Gasherbrum; all are connected through this valley.
These towering mountains attract thousands of climbers from all over the world each year; some have even lost their lives in efforts to summit these steep climbs. Skardu district is located at the confluence of river Indus and the Shyok river and makes the base camp for leading tourist destinations in Gilgit-Baltistan including K-2. The district is the best manifestation of hospitality and respect to tourist. People of Skardu can speak English and Urdu but their mother tongue is Balti. Of particular note, Kharpocho Fort, Manthal Rock (Buddha Rock), Sadpara and Kachura Lake, exquisite Shangile Lake and the most famous Deosai plateau. Shigar fort renovated on scientific lines while preserving the cultural and architectural values, presents a through learning of the history and culture on one hand while offers a comfortable stay in traditional room/suites on the other hand with continental and local food varieties.
After Jaglot on the Karakoram Highway, a turn towards Skardu. During the seven-hour journey, one is greeted with several streams, springs, and the hospitality of the local people. Soon after crossing the old wooden bridge built over the River Indus, one reaches Shangrila.

TOUR ROUTE MAP

Package: Standard: 180,000PKR
Transport: Private Car
Date: will be decided by you
Total Number of Days: 8
No. of Participants: 2 Adults

In case you are looking for Deluxe package then you can ask our sales representative to change the package.

DAY 1:

Breakfast
Departure from Islamabad at 04:00AM
First stop of 30 Minutes for Breakfast at Mansehra
Stop at Naran
Lalusar Lake
Babusar Pass
Arrival at Chilas: 06:00PM
Dinner at 08:00PM
Night Stay in Chilas
Shangrila Hotel Chilas

Day 02:

Departure for Hunza Valley
Stop at Junction Point (junction of the world three highest mountain ranges)
Stop at Rakaposhi View Point
Visit of Altit Fort.
Visit of Eagle nest point.
Night stay at Hunza
Mulberry Hotel Hunza

Day 03:

Breakfast call at 07:00AM
Visit of Attabad Lake, Khunjerab Pass, Passu, Hussani Bridge
Walk to Borith Lake
Night stay in hunza
Mulberry Hotel Hunza

Day 04:

Breakfast call at 07:00AM
Departure at sharp for Skardu Valley 07:00AM
Reach Skardu in the evening (because road is under construction)
Dinner at 08:00PM
Night stay at Skardu
Himalaya Hotel Skardu

Day 05:

Breakfast call at 08:00AM
Visit of Uper & Lower Kachura Lake
Departure for Mantokha waterfall
Shigar Fort
Cold Desert
Back to shigar
Night stay in Shigar
Space Hotel Shigar

Days 06

Departure for Deosai Plains on jeeps Bara pani
Sheosar lake
Back to Skardu in the evening
Night stay in Skardu
Himalaya Hotel Skardu

Days 07

Departure for Chilas
reach chilas in the night
Night stay in Chilas
Shangrila Hotel Chilas

Days 08

Departure for Islamabad at 07:00AM
Reach Islamabad in the evening
Drop at airport/Hotel

SERVICES INCLUDED

Breakfast
Hotel Expense (1 double bed Room)
Private car with Fuel
Services of a Driver
Basic first aid kit
Toll Taxes
Food and stay expenses of driver
Jeep for Deosai Plains
Entry tickets

SERVICES NOT INCLUDED

Lunch, Dinner
Extra expenses due to landslides\road blocks
Tea, Mineral water and Cold drinks expense
Extra expenses due to the acts of nature and political reasons etc.
Any item not mentioned above

IMPORTANT DETAILS

  • 30% ADVANCE PAYMENT FOR CONFIRMATION OF YOUR BOOKING, REMAINING AT THE TIME OF TOUR DEPARTURE
  • DON’T FORGET TO BRING YOUR ORIGINAL PASSPORT

MODE OF PAYMENTS:

  • VIA BANK
  • VIA CREDIT CARD
  • VIA WESTERN UNION
  • Cash at office

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