China Hunza Baltistan Tour
China Pakistan Hunza 08Nights / 09Days
China Pakistan Hunza TOUR ITINERARY:
Day 01: Tashkurgan (China)-Khunjerab Pass-Sust-Gulmit
China Pakistan Hunza is the best tour to Chinese tourist to come to Pakistan through khunjerab pass. Upon arrival meet & assist after custom’s immigration formalities transfer to Gulmit. Sust is the first town within Pakistan on the Karakoram Highway after Chinese border. The town is an important place on the highway for all passenger and cargo transport because all traffic crossing the Pakistan-China border passes through this town, due to less transportation cost most of the local businessman use this route to import export goods. Inaddition to this businessman from both the countries specially come to this place to see its beautiful villages. Pakistani immigration and customs department offices are based here.
After lunch in Sust, drive to Gulmit Village
Gulmit is the head quarter of Tehsil Gojal, in the upper Hunza region of District Hunza/Nagar of Gilgit/Baltistan. Territory is located in the deep in the Karakuram Mountain Range. Gulmit is a centuries-old historic town, with mountains, peaks and glaciers. It is a tourist spot and has many hotels, shops and a museum. Its altitude is (7900 ft / 2408m) above the Arabian Sea level. Gulmit is also a Turkish or Iranian word which means the valley of flowers. Before 1974, when Hunza was a state, Gulmit used to be the Summer Capital of the formerly Hunza state. After the abolition of the state it became the Tehsil’s set up of government. The oldest undamaged house in Gulmit is more than six centuries old.
Day 02: Gulmit-Karimabad via Attabad Lake
Continue drive to Karimabad through friendship tunnels. Due to a blockade of Hunza river this section of road was merged into the rive by the help of Chinese government long tunnels are built but on a huge amount of money. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Karimabad is the delightful old capital of the Hunza Kingdom. From Karimabad, with its souvenir shop, post office and tea shop, you can obtain a superb view of the valley laid out below you and of the peaks at the back. Karimabad area is scattered with natural flowers and blossoming fruit orchards. We will spend half our day in this town enjoying the greenery and enchantment in the sound of waterfall.
Lunch at the hotel. PM. Visit Baltit Fort & Bazaar.
Baltit fort (Museum) was the old palace of the Mirs of Hunza and was settled until 1960. It is more then 700 years old. Baltit is a questioning long-winded old place and has four stories, strongly built of stones, sun-dried mud and wood. It is a gorge and then the Ultar glacier shining in the sunshine. The structural design here, as at Altit Fort, reflects a Tibetan influence. The local people says that a Princess of Baltistan get married a time in power Mir and brought with her Balti masons, carpenters and craftsmen to build Baltit and Altit as part of her gift/dowry. In the ‘museum room’ are coats of mail, weapons and the warning drums that sounded the alarm in an attack. The view from the top of the fort is well worth the climb.
Day 03: Karimabad-Duiker Sunrise & Nagar Valley Excursion
Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning proceed to Duiker to view Sunrise by 4WD Willy Jeep. Duiker is a small village which is few kms away from Karimabad, situated above Altit Village at a height of 2,850m approximately, from where one can get gorgeous view of whole Hunza valley and all adjoining peaks as well as Hoper Glacier from this view point. Adventure Kings try really hard to entertain our guests. Similarly, Adventure Kings staff put all their heart and soul in making your tour more convenient and comfortable. However, we love serving our clients.
Lunch at the hotel. Afternoon visit Nagar Valley.
A short 4WD Jeep traveling will take you to Nagar Valley. The beauties of the village are fruit orchards, longevity of local people and enjoy the many mountain flowers that point the landscape. We have excellent views of Ultar Peak, and the Hunza Valley as seen from Nagar.
Day 04: Karimabad-Skardu
En-route lunch in a local restaurant. This part of China Pakistan Hunza, It will be a full day travel on the Karakorum Highway & Skardu road will take about 8-9 hours to reach Skardu also visit Shangrila before entering to Skardu city. The drive to Skardu leads one through a varied landscape, River Gorge, Desert and views of mountains such as Nanga Parbat and Haramosh. Perched at a height of 7,500 feet, is located amidst an impressive landscape, high mountains, deep gorges, cascading waterfalls, creeping glaciers and quiet lakes constitute this rugged beauty. Skardu is in the heart of a dangerous frontier land. To its north lies the Xinjiang province of China; to the south Kashmir, to the West Gilgit, and to the east the district of Ladakh in India. Skardu is the trekker and mountain climbers’ paradise. Arrive in Skardu transfer to the hotel.
Day 05: Skardu-Khaplu Excursion-Shigar
China Pakistan Hunza – After breakfast proceed for excursion to Khaplu Valley via Manthokha waterfall. Khaplu Fort with its cultural roots of as deep as 600 years old is located in Ghanche District of Baltistan division in Gilgit-Baltistan. Khaplu is lying 103 km away in the east of Skardu town, it was the second-largest kingdom in old Baltistan. It guarded the trade route to Ladakh along the Shyok River. The town is a base for trekking into the Hushe valley which leads to Masherbrum and K2 mountains, the Khaplu Fort lies near an earlier mud fort constructed on a hill. The palace is one of the most magnificent 19th century buildings in Gilgit-Baltistan. A rectangular Baltistan palace plan type, it is constructed of stone masonry, reinforced with timber members and rendered in lime plaster.
China Pakistan Hunza – Lunch at a local restaurant in Khaplu. After visiting the area return to Shigar Valley.
Shigar Fort is located on the legendry route to the world’s second highest mountain K-2. Original Shigar Fort Palace (known as Fong-Khar, which in the local Balti language means, Palace on the Rock), was built by Hasan Khan, the 20th ruler of the Amacha Dynasty, in the early 17th century. The Amacha family claims to have ruled Shigar for thirty-three generations, with origins in the “Hamacha” tribe of Ganish, Hunza. When the Hamacha tribe was put to death in Hunza, a few of its members managed to flee to Shigar across the Hispar glacial pass, where they gained power and were recognized as the Amacha Dynasty in the 13th century. Shigar Fort was restored by Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan (AKCSP-P) an institution of the Aga Khan Development Network.
Day 06: Shigar-Fort Visit-Deosai Plains Excursion-Skardu
China Pakistan Hunza – Continue your traveling onward to Deosai Plains by 4WD Jeeps. On the way visit Sadpara Lake. Deosai Plans. This day is rather longer day as we shall be crossing the Deosai Plateau, a treeless wilderness at 4,000m. We will have our pack lunch at Bara Pani, where we shall cross a bridge with our jeeps. Deosai Plateau is now a National Park where we have more then 40 Brown Bear, which were disappearing some years back but with the help of WWF and Government of Pakistan now the number is increasing year by year. This is the highest plateau in the world which is on 4000m and about 300 square meters long. After that we will be crossing and over viewing the beautiful Lake Satpara. Because Deosai is so cold therefore we recommend wear warm cloths.
Day 07: Skardu-Karimabad
Skardu is also a part of China Pakistan Hunza Continue traveling to Karimabad. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel and visit Altit Fort & Garden. Altit Fort is an very old fort at Altit town in the Hunza valley in Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. It was initially home to the rulers family of the Hunza state who accepted the title Mir, although they moved to the somewhat younger Baltit fort nearby three centuries later. Altit Fort and in particular the Shikari tower is around 1100 years old, which makes it the oldest monument in the Gilgit–Baltistan.
Day 08: Karimabad-Sust
Morning drive to Sust, on your way visit Attabad Lake via friendship tunnels. Lunch in a local restaurant in Gulmit. After lunch visit Hussaini suspension bridge. Continue your traveling to Sust by visiting Hussaini Suspension bridge Known as the most dangerous bridge in the world, the Hussaini Hanging Bridge is only one of many precarious rope bridges in Gilgit-Baltistan Pakistan. In addition to this in sust you visit water channel tunnel. After that you can see sust dryport on the way back to hotel.
Arrival in Sust and transfer to your hotel in Sust Village.
China Pakistan Hunza – It is the last town within Pakistan on the Karakoram Highway before the Chinese border. It is elevated 2800 meters above sea level. The town is an important place on the highway for all passenger and cargo transport because all traffic crossing the Pakistan-China border passes through this town, Pakistani immigration and customs department offices are based here. Pakistan and China have opened border for trade and tourism at Khunjerab. There are many reasons to visit Hunza Above all it makes your tour unforgetable.
Day 09: Sust-Khunjerab Pass-Tashkurgan (China)
China Pakistan Hunza – Check out from your hotel and transfer to Customs office for immigration formalities to enter in China via Khunjerab Pass. Khunjerab Pass (at an elevation of 15397 ft / 4693 m) is a high mountain pass in the Karakuram Mountains in a strategic position on the northern border of Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan region on the southwest border of the Xinjiang province of China. The Khunjerab Pass is the highest cemented international border crossing in the world and the highest point on the Karakuram Highway. The road across the pass was completed in 1982, and has old-fashioned the unpaved Mintaka and Kilik Passes as the primary passage across the Karakorum Range.
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