Hunza Autumn Tour

HUNZA AUTUMN TOUR (Considered the season of farewell)

Autumn in Hunza Valley brings with it a vibrant color palette as the hills and slopes are covered in leaves and snow; making the region more picturesque than in any other season. With a dynamic landscape, there is a reason the valley is often referred to as ‘Heaven on earth’. From vibrant tones of orange and red to soothing shades of yellow, the season brings with it a spectrum of color and beauty.

Hunza Autumn is the most exciting season in the Hunza Pakistan. At the end of the summer season in September, the orchards start changing color like a bride Groom with the colorful dress of her wading day. These fantastic changes bring a glorious transfusion into the human body, which gives happiness and pleasure. In October it offers a picture seek view among the high mountain peaks of 7000m to 7800m. Above from the snow line to the water channel lies the colorful rocks which have a sharp ridges Nallahs Maize millet vegetables sunflower, waterfalls, lakes, Duck shooting possibility, enjoy the landscape with the Natural beauty the God Given Gift to human creatures. The areas are abounding in colorful flowers along with gushing streams, roaring waterfalls, particularly in Hunza.

Autumn in Northern Areas of Pakistan is something to behold. This is the time of year when the trees of poplar, apricot, mulberry, peach, apple, and plum burst forth into a riot of color with hues of orange, rust, and red. The clear and bracing weather offers the best view of the surrounding mountains.

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, 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.

Overview Hunza Autumn Tour 

Day-01 Arrive Islamabad airport and transfer to hotel,  

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

Day-03 Drive to Karimabad (Hunza) 5-6hrs 240km  

Day-04 Visit Baltit Fort, Baltit Twon, Altit Fort and Altit village

Day-05 Morning visit Hopper valley, afternoon drive to Duiker valley 

Day-06 Drive to Passu 1hr, afternoon local visits 

Day-07 Drive to Khunjerab Pass (Pak- China Border 4733-m) 

Day-08 Drive to Besham on Karakorum highway 9-10 hrs 

Day-09 Drive to Islamabad en-route visit Taxila museum 

Day-10 Transfer to Islamabad airport for return flight 

In this venture, we assure you a quality time. Hunza Guides is one of the parent tour and trekking companies in Pakistan. Hunza Autumn tour is one of the finest tour 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 Hunza Autumn 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 Naran 6-7 hrs 239.2 km, after lunch continue drive to Chilas 3-4hrs 113.3 km via Babusar Pass 4173m
Babusar Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.173 m (13,691 ft) above the sea level. The pass is the highest point in the Kaghan Valley, Pakistan. The pass connects the Kaghan Valley via the ThakNala with Chilas on the Karakoram Highway. It’s one of the famous hair pinned roads in the world.

Day-03 Chilas- Karimabad
Drive to Karimabad (Hunza) on Karakoram highway 5-6 hrs 240km. Overnight at hotel
Karakoram highway is 8th wonder of the world (KKH) 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-04 Karimabad
Morning visit Baltit Fort 900 Year old and Baltit town, afternoon visit Altit Fort Years old and Altit village. Overnight at hotel

Day-05 Hopper- Duiker
Morning excursion to Hopper valley, visit Hopper glacier and Hopper valley, afternoon drive to Duiker valley thirty minutes arrive and transfer to hotel. After refreshment walk through the village to Holy shrines.
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-06 Duiker- Passu
Drive to Pass 50km en-route visit Attaabad Lake. Overnight at hotel 

After refreshment visit Gulking village, Gulmit village, Borith Lake, Passu Glacier, Batura Glacier, Passu village, Hussani village and Hussani suspension bridge.

Day-07 Khunjerab Pass- Karimabad 
Full day excursion to Khunjerab Pass 4733m, (Pak- China Border) evening drive back to Karimabad for overnight
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-08  Karimabad- Naran 
Drive to Naran 355km via Babusar Pass 4173m. Overnight at hotel

Babusar Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.173 m (13,691 ft) above the sea level. The pass is the highest point in the Kaghan Valley, Pakistan. The pass connects the Kaghan Valley via the Thak Nala with Chilas on the Karakoram Highway. It’s one of the famous hair pinned roads in the world. Karakoram highway is the 8th wonder of the world. The Karakoram Highway was constructed jointly by the Chinese and Pakistanis, begun in the 1960s and finally constructed in 1976,s as a link road between Pakistan and China. It is an engineering wonder, but at the cost of many lives.

Day-09 Naran- Islamabad
Drive to Islamabad 6-7 hrs 239 km, 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-10 Flyback
Transfer to Islamabad airport for international flight

Service details for Hunza Autumn 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.
    Chilas– Midway Shangri-La or similar category – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    Hunza- Hilltop or Hunza Embassy hotel – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    Naran
    – PTDC Motel or Guesthouse 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 transport for sightseeing
    Air-condition transport for airport pick and drop

    Air-condition transport from Islamabad- Hunza- Islamabad 
  3. 4×4 Jeeps
    4×4 Jeeps from Karimabad to Hopper valley and back to Karimabad  
  4. Taxes and Fees
    Bridge crossing fees.
    Road taxes.
    Fort entrance fee  

    Museum entrance fee
  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 member for room sharing. Nevertheless, a participant can opt for the separate hotel 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
Hunza Autumn Tour 25-SEP-2019 - 08-OCT-2019 AVAILABLE
Hunza Autumn Tour 08-OCT-2019 - 17-OCT-2019 GUARANTEED
Hunza Autumn Tour 18-OCT-2019 - 27-OCT-2019 GUARANTEED
Hunza Autumn Tour 22-OCT-2019 - 31-OCT-2019 AVAILABLE
Hunza Autumn Tour 01-NOV-2019 - 10-NOV-2019 AVAILABLE
Hunza Autumn Tour 05-NOV-2019 -14-NOV-2019 AVAILABLE

The best time for Hunza Autumn tour is from end of September to 1st week of November.
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 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 over Babusar Pass (4,173m) or Karakorum highway to Chilas. After overnight we drive to Karimabad 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.

 

What will be the weather?

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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