Trip reference number: 279

Trip Operator: Oasis Overland

Pakistan Karakorum Highlights & Chitral Valley (21 Days)

From: £2585.00

Get a true taste of Pakistan with our 21-day tour which takes you in small groups, with local guides, into the heart of this stunning country. Travelling in groups of three in open top jeeps, this stripped back experience gives you the chance to get a true sense of the culture and landscape. Beginning the tour in Islamabad, we will travel up the Karakorum highway which cuts through the mighty peaks of the Himalaya, Karakorum and Hindu Kush mountain ranges. This is a route seldom travelled by foreign tourists, and gives you jaw dropping views.

Stretch your legs with a trek to the base camp at Nanga Parbat and receive a traditionally Pakistani warm welcome at Kalash Valley before hiking to the Passu Glacier. Channel your inner dare devil as you cross the death defying suspension bridge before heading over the Shandur Pass to Chitral and back to Kalash Valley. This tour is one that will really change your life. Days 1 to 3 Airport transfer - buy local clothes - overnight Naran

Cross the Babussar Pass (4175 m) and drive the Karakorum Highway to Fairy Meadows

Optional trek to the base camp of the 8000m + peak of Nanga Parbat

Days 4 to 6 Rama in Astore Valley - a luxuriant pine forested area

Tarashing - hike to Herrlikoffer Base Camp on the opposite side of Nanga Parbat.  Free time in the village looking at local life

Magnificent drive through the plains of Deosai National Park to Skardu

Satpara lake & Satpara Buddha

Days 7 to 9 Shigar valley and fort - area known as Little Tibet

Katchura Lake

Gilgit and Kargah Buddha (7th Century) - hopefully see a famous Polo Match!

Karimabad (Hunza Valley) - Surrounded by 7000m peaks we visit Altit and Baltit Forts

Days 10 to 11 Karakorum Highway to Passu

Borit lake - we hike to Passu Glacier and cross Gulkhin Glacier on foot

Hussaini suspension bridge - cross if you dare!

Walking tour of Karimabad town and melt water channels

Sunset at Duikar view point (3000m)

Days 12 to 14 Travel west to Gupis and enter the Hindu Kush Mountain Range

Breathtaking views down the Gupis Valley

Shandur Pass (3720m) - alpine meadows and turquoise rivers

Chitral - amazing bazaar with merchants from Punjab and Afghanistan

Days 15 to 17 Day trip to Garam Chashma hot springs

Kalash Rumbur Valley - visit the fascinating Kalash people

Kalash Museum

Days 18 to 20 Chitral Summer Palace

Chitral Old Mosque

Fly or drive to Islamabad (weather dependant)

Taxila and the remains of Jaulian Monastery - 6th Century BC

Guided city sightseeing tour of Islamabad and Rawalpindi - Murree Road, Daman-O-Koh view point and Shah Faisal Mosque

Day 21 Airport transfer for your flight home 21 Days - Central Asia & South East Asia - Regional Explorers Please note there may be a kitty contribution - please check the website


Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
11/05/2021 31/05/2021 Places Availabl £2585.00
12/06/2021 02/07/2021 Places Availabl £2585.00
31/07/2021 20/08/2021 Places Availabl £2585.00
04/09/2021 24/09/2021 Places Availabl £2585.00
25/09/2021 15/10/2021 Places Availabl £2585.00

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