Fairy Meadows and Hunza Spring Tour

Fairy Meadows and Hunza Spring Tour. The most exciting season in the Hunza Pakistan is the spring: Nature stays longer with its beauty, without any comparison, when this is a blossom in the unbelievable area of God given natural beauty, you can imagine, how it will be the contrast. (Hunza Spring Tour) Spring season it is cherry, apricot, apple, pears, peaches, and it gives food for the human sole without any interpretation. Among the high snow capped mountains, beautiful landscape, when there is blossom, there is a paradise and there is people who intend to see these paradise, when there is a folk music in this paradise, it gives you a full of joy and full of entertainment Oh, Yes. Best time for Hunza Spring tour is from Mid March to April end.

The Hunza Valley is a mountainous valleysituated north/west of the Hunza River, at an elevation of around 2,500 m. The territory of Hunza is about 7,900 square km (3,100sq mi). Aliabad is the main town, while Baltit and Altit are popular tourist destination because of the spectacular scenery of the surrounding mountains.
The people are cheerful, friendly, fair-skinned and blue or green eyes. Almost all speak Burushaski and in upper Hunza they speak Wakhi.

The miracle of the Hunzakuts longevity, supposedly resulting from their mostly vegetarian diet of cereals and fruits From Hunza valley, Panoramic views of Rakaposhi 7788m, Diran Peak 7266m, Spantik Peak 7027m, Ultar 7388 Lady Finger 6000m.

Fairy Meadow is a lush green plateau, at 3300 m, offering a breath-taking view of Majestic Nanga Parbat (The Killer Mountain). Many people have called it the “Heaven on Earth”. These lush green meadows and forests lie at the base of Nanga Parbat at the western edge of the Himalayan range in Pakistan. Fairy Meadows is a very peaceful and relaxing place to enjoy the mountain atmosphere and hospitality of the local people. The name Fairy Meadows is part of the legend that Fairies have their heaven on this lush green plateau. Hermann Buhl, the Austrian climber who made the first ascent of Nanga Parbat in 1953, named it Fairy Meadow due to its Wonderful scenery. It is about 540 km drive through Karakoram Highway, from Islamabad to Raikot Bridge (1400 m). Where local Jeeps will take you up to the Tato village, it is one and half hour exciting drive from Raikot Bridge to the last village of Tato (2900 m). Crossing through the most impressive view of Karakoram Highway & River Indus. it starts trekking on very easy and simple route to Fairy Meadows. It is a great experience to have overnight in fixed camping side, or in the traditionally built wood Huts, which offers a magnificent view of the North face of the Nanga Parbat. There are several short walks on this plateau, including the full day excursion up to the base camp (3900 m) of Nanga Parbat. It is very easy walk through the forest till then the edge of the plateau call Beyal Camp (3500m). Whereas the trek from Beyal Camp to base camp is little difficult along the Raikot glacier.

Overview Fairy Meadows and Hunza Spring Tour 

Day-01 Arrive Islamabad airport and transfer to hotel,  

Day-02 Drive to Chilas on Karakorum highway 11-12hrs 461km 

Day-03 Chilas- Raikot Bridge- Tato village and trek to Fairy Meadows     

Day-04 Full day excursion to Nanga Parbat base camp and back to Fairy Meadows 

Day-05 Trek down to Tato village and drive to Kariambad (Hunza) 

Day-06 Vist Baltit Fort, Altit Fort and Duiker valley   

Day-07 Morning visit Hopper valley afternoon drive to Passu 

Day-08 Drive to Khunjerab Pass and back to Passu 

Day-09 Drive to Gilgit 150km. afternoon visit Gilgit town 

Day-10 Drive back to Besham on Karakorum highway 270km

Day-11 Drive to Islamabad 261km, en-route visit Taxila Museum 

Day-12 Transfer to Islamabad airport for international flight

In this venture, we assure you a quality time. Hunza Guides is one of the parent tour and trekking companies in Pakistan. Fairy Meadows and Hunza Spring Tour is one of the finest trekking you can find on planet earth. Please do not hesitate to Contact Us or click on the next tab for further details.

Map and Itinerary for Fairy Meadows and Hunza Spring Tour

Day-01 Islamabad
Welcome at Islamabad airport, and transfer to hotel
After refreshment proceed for city tour of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, which includes famous Faisal Mosque, Shakar Parian, Pakistan monument, Damen Koh, Lok Versa, Museum, Rawalpindi old bazaar, Raja Bazaar.

Day-02  Islamabad- Chilas
Drive to Chilas on Karakoram highway 11-12hrs 461km. Overnight at hotel
Karakoram highway is 8th wonder of the world (KKH) Karakoram highway is the highest paved international road in the world. It connects China and Pakistan across the Karakoram Mountain range, through the Khunjerab Pass, at an elevation of 4,733 m/15,397 ft. It connects China’s Xinjiang region with Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa regions and also serves as a popular tourist attraction. Due to its high elevation and the difficult conditions in which it was constructed, it is also referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World. The Karakoram Highway, also known as the Friendship Highway in China, was built by the governments of Pakistan and China, it was started in 1959 and was completed in 1979 (open to the public since 1986) about 810 Pakistanis and about 200 Chinese workers lost their lives, mostly in landslides and falls, while building the highway. The route of the KKH traces one of the many paths of the ancient Silk Road.

Day-03 Chilas- Fairy Meadows 
Drive to Raikot Bridge 5.6km 1hr, Jeep transfer to Tato village 15km, 1hr
Trek from Tato village to Fairy Meadows 2-3hrs 3306m, 5.5km (have a Spectacular view of Nanga Parbat (8125m. Overnight in huts 

Day-4 Fairy Meadows- Nanga Parbat BC
Excursion to Nanga Parbat base camp 4200m, evening trek back to Fairy Meadows. 
Nanga Parbat is one of the eight-thousanders. An immense, dramatic peak rising far above its surrounding terrain, Nanga Parbat is also a notoriously difficult climb. Nanga Parbat was first climbed, via the Rakhiot Flank (East Ridge), on July 3, 1953 by Austrian climber Hermann Buhl, a member of a German-Austrian team

Day-05 Fairy Meadows- Karimabad
Trek down to Tato village 2-3 hrs and drive to Karimabad (Hunza) 6-7 hrs 
The Hunza Valley is a mountainous valley, situated north/west of the Hunza River, at an elevation of around 2,500 m. The territory of Hunza is about 7,900 square km (3,100sq mi). Aliabad is the main town, while Baltit and Altit are popular tourist destination because of the spectacular scenery of the surrounding mountains.
The people are cheerful and friendly, almost all speak Burushaski and in upper Hunza they speak Wakhi. The miracle of the Hunzakuts longevity, supposedly resulting from their mostly vegetarian diet of cereals and fruits From Hunza valley, Panoramic views of Rakaposhi 7788m, Diran Peak 7266m, Spantik Peak 7027m, Ultar 7388 Lady Finger 6000m.

Day-06 Karimabad local visits
Morning visit Baltit Fort 700 Years old and Baltit village, afternoon visit Altit Fort 900 Years old and Altit village. 

Day-07 Karimabad-Duiker- Hopper
Visit Hopper valley and Duiker valley. Overnight at hotel 
Morning excursion to Hopper valley, visit Hopper glacier and Hopper valley, afternoon drive to Duiker valley thirty minutes arrive and transfer to hotel, an evening walk through the village to Holy shrines, today you will have opportunity to see many local people working in the fields.
Duiker valley (Roof the world), have a spectacular view down to Karakoram Highway and awesome views of Golden peak 7027m, Rakaposhi 7788m, Ultar Sar 7388m, Diran Peak 7266m, Lady Finger 6000m and Disteghil Sar 7885m.

Day-08 Duiker- Passu
Drive to Passu 1hr 50 km, en-route visit Attabad Lake. Overnight at hotel 

Afternoon visit Gulmit village, Gulking village, Hussani village, Hussani suspension bridge, Passu village, Passu glacier and Batura glacier.   

Day-09 Passu- Khunjerab Pass- Karimabad 
Full day excursion to Khunjerab Pass 4733m, (Pak- China Border) evening drive back to Karimabad.
Khunjerab Pass elevation 4,733m is a high mountain pass in the Karakoram Mountains in a strategic position on the northern border of Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan region and on the southwest border of the Xinjiang region of China. Its name is derived from Wakhi ‘Khun’ means Home and ‘Jerav’ means spring water/water falling. The Khunjerab Pass is the highest paved international border crossing in the world and the highest point on the Karakoram Highway. The road way across the pass was completed in 1982, and has superseded the unpaved Mintaka and Kilik Passes as the primary passage across the Karakoram.

Day-10  Karimabad- Besham
Drive to Besham on Karakoram highway 475 km, arrive and transfer to hotel

Day-11 Besham- Islamabad
Drive to Islamabad 6-7hrs 261km, en-route visit Taxila museum and historical sites

Taxila: Most of the archaeological sites of Taxila (600 BC to 500 AD) are located around Taxila museum. For over one thousand-year Taxila remained famous as a centre of learning Gandhara art of sculpture, architecture, education and Buddhism in the days of Buddhist glory. There are over 50 archaeological sites scattered in a radius of 30 km around Taxila. In Taxila visit archaeological sites of Jaulian, Mohra Moradu and Sirkap. Later visit.
Taxila museum: A museum comprising various sections with rich archaeological finds of Taxila. It is one of the best and well-maintained site museums of Pakistan.

Day-12 Fly back
Transfer to Islamabad airport for international flight

Service details for Fairy Meadows and Hunza Spring Tour

What's Included

  1. Accommodation and Meals
    Accommodation will be provided based on following hotels sharing twin/double occupancy.
    Islamabad– Hill View hotel or similar category – Bed & Breakfast only.
    Chillas– Midway Shangri-La or similar category – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    Skardu– PTDC Motel or Masherbrum hotel – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    Hunza- Hill Top or Hunza Embassy hotel – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    Fairy Meadows-
     Raikot Sari- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    Besham: PTDC or Hill Ton hotel – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    Note:
    Alternate accommodation will be provided if rooms in
    above-mentioned hotels are not available. Check in before 12:00 pm is subject to previous night charges
  2. Transportation
    Air-condition transportation for airport pick and drop
    Air-condition transportation for sightseeing 
    Air-condition transport from day 1 Islamabad to day 12 Islamabad 
  3. 4×4 Jeeps
    Karimabad to Hopper valley and back to Kariambad 
  4. Taxes and Fees
    Road taxes.
    Fort- Museum entrance fees  
  5. Staff
    Professional English Speaking Guide
    Assistant Guide as per group size

What's not Included

  • International air ticket & airport taxes.
  • Visa fee for Pakistan & personal insurance of the clients.
  • Tips for drivers, porters and staff
  • Single supplement
  • Hotel meals in Islamabad (lunch & dinner)
  • Transfers to and from airports for participants making individual air arrangements
  • Optional excursions or deviations from the scheduled tour
  • All personal expenses such as telephone, fax, email charges, liquor or soft drinks,
  • Room service, gratuities for personal services, items of a purely
    • If group splits due to personal reasons, the cost will be charged additionally.
    • Extra hotel nights (if any) will be charged to trekking members.
    • Any extra cost due to road blockade or any other unforeseen reason will be charged in addition to normal package offer.Any other service that is not mentioned in the list above.
    • If government imposes a fee or new condition resulting extra charges (after the package is submitted) the same will be charged in addition to normal package offer.

Joining Arrangements & Transfers

  • All clients arriving on Day 1 will be met at Islamabad Airport by our representative who will arrange the transfer to the group hotel. Similarly, transfers will be provided back to Islamabad Airport on the final day of the itinerary. Full joining instructions together with hotel contact details and an emergency number will be provided with your booking confirmation.

Meal Plan

  • While in Islamabad accommodation is on Bed and breakfast basis and our guide will guide you to different restaurants nearby for lunch and dinner. Rest in all hotels accommodation is based on breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Accomodation

  • The accommodation arrangement in Islamabad is of standard hotels. Rooms at our provided hotels will be on twin sharing basis. If any participant is coming alone on this tour he/she will be accommodated with one of the other members for room sharing. Nevertheless, a participant can opt for the separate room as he/she likes, however, the additional cost will be incurred for making the separate arrangement. Any participants seeking separate accommodation must inform our office in advance.

Dates Availability Status
15-MAR-2019 - 26-MAR-2019 AVAILABLE
06-APR-2019 - 17-APR-2019 AVAILABLE
10-APR-2019 - 21-APR-2019 AVAILABLE
17-APR-2019 - 29-APR-2019 GUARANTEED
24-APR-2019 - 05-APR-2019 GUARANTEED

The best time for Fairy Meadows and Hunza Spring Tour is from mid March to 1st week of May The start and end dates in the table above are your dates of arrival and departure from Pakistan We have at least five guaranteed departures every year. Our dates for the tour to Fairy Meadows and Hunza are given above. We can organize solo tour if your dates do not match our dates of fixed departures.

How the trip will operate?

Upon arrival in Islamabad, one of our representatives will pick you up from the airport and transfer to hotel. Next day we drive to Chilas on Karakoram highway. Jeeps take us to the road end at Tato village from From Raikot Bridge, the last village in the valley. Tato is the beginning of the trek and each night we stay in huts, in Fairy Meadows.
After Fairy Meadows Nanga Parbat trek we drive to Raikot Bridge and continue drive on Karakoram highway to Hunza valley. From Karimabad we visit Altit Fort, Baltit Fort, Hopper valley, Hopper glacier, Duiker valley, Attaabad Lake, Borith Lake, Ghulkin Glacier, Passu village, Passu Glacier, Batura Glacier, Hussani village, Hussani suspension bridge, Khunjerab Pass 4733m (Pak/China Border)

What you Carry?

In your daypack, you will need to carry extra warm clothing (depending on the altitude, location, and weather), a rain jacket, water bottle, film and camera gear, valuables and personal items such as sunscreen, lip-Eze etc. 

Guidance on tipping?

It is usual to tip the members of your tour crew, including your local guide, if you are happy with the services provided. We estimate that $150 – $200 (in local currency equivalent) will cover this aspect of your trip expenditure.

Towards the end of the tour, the trip leader will help the group to determine an appropriate level of tipping for each crew member, and this is most usually done as a group ‘thank-you’ with a ceremony on the final day of tour.

Vaccinations and medical?

You should obtain professional advice from a travel clinic or your local GP from your home country about which vaccinations to have before you arrive in Pakistan.

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