Swat Hunza Kalash Kaghan
These memorable adventure trips are undertaken on four-wheel-drive vehicles over thrilling off-road trails penetrating most of the remote and unspoilt Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan. The Safaris travel over winding trails; crossing high mountain passes like Babusar Pass (4,145m), Shandur Pass (3,720m), Lowari Pass (3,200m) and visiting the picturesque and culturally rich valleys of Kalash, Ghizar, Yasin, Ishkuman, Hunza, Astor, Hushe.
These are multi-faceted journeys through an area steeped in history and culture; tracing the routes taken by Alexander, Marco Polo, the great Hsuan-Tsang and many other invaders, travellers and pilgrims who traversed the ancient Silk Route and it’s off shoots to reach their destinations and trading posts at Gilgit, Skardu, Chitral or Kashgar.
Four-wheeling through three of the world’s greatest mountain ranges (the Himalayas, the Karakoram and the Hindukush) almost every day of travel presents a new valley with it’s own unique landscape, culture, dresses and dwellings. Even the languages change from one valley to the next. It’s a journey of astonishing contrasts, from lush green valleys to stark barren mountains; from picturesque sleepy lakes to thundering rivers; and from snow covered peaks to high altitude deserts.
|DAY 01||Arrive Rawalpindi, drive directly to Mingora Swat, transfer to hotel|
|DAY 02||Drive to Kalam and back to Mingora, hotel.|
|DAY 03||Drive to Bamburet (Kalash Valley) Chitral, camp.|
|DAY 04||Drive to Birir (Kalash Velley) and back to Bamburet, camp.|
|DAY 05||Drive to mastuj, camp.|
|DAY 06||Drive to Phander over shandur pass, camp.|
|DAY 07||Drive to Cher Qila (Punial), camp.|
|DAY 08||Drive to Karimabad (Hunza), hotel.|
|DAY 09||Day trip to Khunjerab, pass (the highest road pass in the world) and back to Karimabad, hotel.|
|DAY 10||Free day in Karimabad, hotel.|
|DAY 11||Drive to Chilas, hotel.|
|DAY 12||Drive to Naran over Babusar pass (1300 ft.), hotel.|
|DAY 13||Drive to Rawalpindi, hotel.|
|DAY 14||Transfer to airport for onward destination.|