Eight Day Journeys along the Karakorum Highway to Hunza Valley with Day Treks, Seven Nights Hotels
The 800-year-old Baltit Fort in Hunza
Experience the confluence of the highest mountain ranges of the world: Karakorum, Himalayas and Hindu Kush as you travel along the Karakorum Highway, reputed as the 8th wonder of the world, through the dramatic, deep gorges of the Indus: the Lion River.
Spend a few days in Hunza, a region inhabited by Ismaili Muslims and renowned for the longevity of its inhabitants. Walk to the glaciers flowing down from the soaring peaks
Morning flight to Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital city. At the airport, you will be met by a “Rock Valley Tours” and begin the 28km drive to Taxila, the ancient capital of Buddhist Gandhara civilization which is regarded as one of the most important archaeological sites on the sub-continent. Here we will visit the ruins of a former city (Sirkup), a hill-top former monastery (Julian) and the splendid site museum that contains artifacts excavated from the sites. Among these are gold and silver coins from the time of Alexander the Great (326 BC). After lunch, we head towards the Karakorum Highway (KKH) via the beautiful lush green valleys of Mansehra District. The highway was a joint project between Pakistan and China and took 20 years to complete. During its construction 300 Chinese and 600 Pakistani workers lost their lives. Overnight at motel. (4-5 hour drive, 200 km)