Tramping North Pakistan
Islamabad, Hunza Karimabad, Fairy Meadows, Phundar, Chitral, Kalash & Swat Peshawar
Experience the beauty of Karakoram, Himalayas & Hindukush in an economical manner. Staying at tourist category hotels and traveling by local transport, you get to know the lifestyle of people of North Pakistan. Driving on legendary KKH you visit the meeting place of Fairies (Fairy Meadows) Nanga Parbat base camp. Then drive to Gilgit onto Hunza valley. Take a short trek to Diran and Rakaposhi peaks. Take a jeep road to the remote Chitral valley and then descend to Peshawar then Islamabad.
At Islamabad - the Federal capital of Pakistan, transfer to hotel for fresh ups and drive to Besham/Narran. En-route visiting Taxila, the capital of Buddhist Gandhara civilization. It is reputed as one of the most important archaeological sites of sub-continent. We visit the ruins of a former city (Sirkup), a former monastery (Julian) built on top of a hill and the splendid site museum that contains the artifacts recovered from the excavation sites. Here one could also see the gold & silver coins of Alexander The Great (326 BC) and local kings. After Taxila, we proceed towards the Karakoram Highway passing through the lush green valleys of Mansehra District, enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the valley. Karakoram High way is the joint effort of Pakistan and China. Its completion took 20 years. 300 Chinese and 600 Pakistanis sacrificed their lives for the completion of this road. Overnight stay at Motel. (4/5 hours, 200 km)