CHINA PAKISTAN TOUR
10 Nights 11 Days
China Pakistan Hunza Details:
Day 01: Tashkurgan (China)-Khunjerab Pass-Sust-Gulmit
China Pakistan Tour 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
China Pakistan Tour day two, 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
China Pakistan Tour day three, 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-Gilgit Kargah Buddha Visit
Gilgit is administratively capital city of Gilgit/Baltistan and business hub in the region. Its ancient name was Sargin, later it is locally known as Gilit. Gilgit was an important city on the Silk Road, along which Buddhism was spread from south Asia to rest of the Asian countries. Visit to Kargah Buddha. Kargah is an archaeological site located about 9.5 km outside of Gilgit city, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. It is a carved image of a large standing Buddha in the cliff-face in Karghah Nala. The carving, which is in a style also found in Baltistan, probably dates to the 7th century. Probably this carving was supposed to invent in 1931 and completed in the 7th century and discovered in 1938-39.
Day 05: Gilgit-Besham
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and drive to Besham. On the way stop at Nanga Parbat view point and 3 mountain ranges junction point. En-route lunch at local restaurant in Chilas. Continue traveling to Besham. Arriving at Besham we are at the base perimeter of Indus valley with fascinating view of the Indus River and the legendary road known as the Karakuram Highway (KKH) 8th wonder of the world. The widen of our traveling from Besham to Thakot (Shangla) is just a slight glance of the wonders and inspirational values that this road has in store for its travelers who take their journey with it on upstream path. Arrive and transfer to the hotel.
Day 06: Besham-Swat City Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning check out from your hotel and drive to Swat via Shangla Pass. The museum in Saidu Sharif has a huge compilation of Gandhara sculptures collected from some of the Buddhist sites in Swat Valley. There are some local embroidery, carved wood, rare coins & tribal jewelary displayed. Mingora Bazaar is the commercial hub of Swat region and well-worth visiting, there some one will find emeralds for which Swat is well-known. If time permits then continue to Murghazar to visit old white palace constructed from white marble and adorned with ornate carvings.
Day 07: Swat full day tour
Butkara ruins are one of the most significant Buddhist places of pilgrimage in the valley. Site is consists of a main stupa around which pushed around 215 votive stupas, in it seems that magnificent disarray. The main stupa was supposed to have some ashes of Lord Buddha built by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka. One can see still there are statues of lions bend down on their side. They may be fell off the ends of the tall columns which once located close to the stupa. After lunch visit remaining sights Nimogram/Udegram of Swat valley. Nimogran is exclusive Buddhist site and has three main stupas, one for each of the three principles of Buddhism, the Buddha as teacher, Dharma (The Buddhist doctrine), and Sangha (the Buddhist order).
Day 08: Swat-Takht-e-Bhai-Peshawar
Takht-e-Bhai is the most inspiring and complete Buddhist site in Pakistan. The main construction of the Takht-e-Bhai compound is the monastery and stupas founded in the 1st Century AD & left un-used in the 6th century. Surrounding the monastery on the point on top of it are the remains of private houses, some of them are three storeys high. The name Takht-e-bhai means the hill of springs. There is considerable proof to prove that during the Buddhist period there were lots of springs on the hill here which have now dried up around 200 AD. When Raja Varata was the King of Gandhara, Takht-e-bhai was the capital of the kingdom of that era.
Day 09: Peshawar city tour.
Peshawar is the capital of Khyber-Pukhtunkhwa and the business & administrative center and central economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar has changed into one of Pakistan’s most ethnically, linguistically, and religiously diverse cities. In the last three decades, there has been a major increase in urban inhabitants, in part due to internal resettlement of the people to seek better employment opportunities, education & services and in part because of the entry of Afghan refugees and other people displaced by military operations and civil unrest in adjacent regions. Peshawar is the major educational, political center of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa. PM. Proceed for excursion to Khyber Pass. (Subject to permission).
Day 10: Peshawar-Taxila-Islamabad
China Pakistan Tour day ten, Taxila is 40 kms away from Islamabad the capital city of Pakistan, was once the seat of Oriental civilization. In 6th century B.C, It was first talked about as a satrapy of the Archemenian Empire. It was attacked by Alexander the Great (Sikandar-e-Azam) & passed along to other monarch until finally he reached the hands of Ashoka, who give the shape of the city into a learning and cultural centre. The original Gandhara era pursued in a while. After that Taxila remained the centre of learning, thinking and sculptures. It came to a devastating and deplorable closing stage when sacked by White Huns. Today, here is a well-maintained museum & eight sites sprinkled in the region of a very short radius. Amongst the best conserved are Sirkap, Jaulian (the University) and Mohra Moradu.
Day 11: Islamabad City tour-Departure
China Pakistan Tour last day, AM. Sightseeing tour will start from, Faisal Mosque, Shakar Parian & National monument with a trip to Damn-e-Koh, to catch an eye bird view of the twin cities. Lunch in a local restaurant. PM. Free at leisure OR free for shopping. Dinner in a local restaurant and then after transfer to Islamabad International Airport for your return flight.