The Journey along The Karakoram Highway ancient Silk Road world's highest paved trade route connecting Pakistan, China And Wakhan Afghanistan with allz88;"Central Asian countries".offers incredible scenery to travelers. The highway, which completed in 1986 after 20 years of strenuous work, is an incredible feat of engineering. Some 810 Pakistanis and 82 Chinese sacrificed their lives, and in 2013 again chine’s made the KKH new and faster
Blooming spring with pleasant smell, captivating summer with contrast between lush green fields, trees and snow-bound mountains, and colorful autumn gives an ultimate aura to travelers. Traveling in soft-roof safari oriented jeeps to the pristine villages along raff roads has an added charm. The highway turns east at Chalt and hugs Hunza River round the north side of Rakaposhi, at 7,788 meters the 27th highest mountain in the world. As you drive along, you catch intermittent glimpses of glaciers, gleaming white peaks and ridges surrounded by wide Two of the best views of Rakaposhi are two kilometers past the petrol pump at the turning to Chalt where you come around a corner to find a great mass of Rakaposhi staring you down, and nine kilometers further on, where a sign-board displayed saying,Rakaposhi viewpoint. The two restaurants on either sides of the bridge are worth staying for some time, taking snaps of Rakaposhi, having lunch in an open elevated place and do some shopping. Baltit Fort (once the palace of Mir of Hunza, now renovated for tourists), Altit Fort (perched on a rocky cliff with a sheer 300 meter plunge to the Hunza river), Duiker (a high altitude tiny valley over Karimabad for a picturesque view of Hunza, Nagar and number of beautiful mountains including Rakaposhi and Diran), and Hoper glacier are the most wonderful places to visit during the stay.
Gliding up further along the KKH through a beautiful Attabad Lakea lake in the Gojal Valley of northern Pakistan created in January 2010 by a landslide dam.
The lake was formed due to a massive landslide at Attabad village in Gilgit-Baltistan, 9 miles (14 km) upstream (east) of Karimabad
Upper Hunza (Gojal) at comparatively high altitude with slightly changed climate and culture as compared to central Hunza. One of the worth visiting remote regions once in accessible by jeep-Shimshal-offers a best one-day safari. Reaching to isolated Shimshal couple of years ago would take at least two days from the KKH now approachable by jeep in 4 hours from KKH near Passu. The KKH further from Passu, leads to Sost, and then to China via Khunjarab Pass, (highest mattled road connecting China and Pakistan). No private vehicles are allowed into china but they can be taken as further as to the border for sightseeing and back, however, travellers willing to travell to Kashghar and China can access alternate conveyance. The pass remains closed in winters due to snowing.
Day Activities Night
01 Arrival in Islamabad. Hotel
02 Drive to Chatter Plains. Hotel
03 Drive to Chillas Drive to Gilgit, Along with the Silk Route (KKH). Hotel
04 Drive Karimabad, Hunza Valley. Hotel
05 Drive to Nagar Valley and back to Karimabad. Hotel
06 Drive to Khunjarab Pass (Sust) along with Silk route. Hotel
07 Drive Gulmit, exploring the city. Hotel
08 Free day at Gulmit for site seeing. Hotel
09 Drive back to Chilas. Hotel
10 Drive to Besham. Hotel
11 Drive to Islamabad. Hotel
12 Free day at Islamabad to explore the twin city. Hotel
13 Departure from Pakistan.