Spring Tour: Fairy Meadows & Hunza Valley (12 Days)

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Duration

12 Days

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Group Size

20 peoples

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Languages

English

Overview

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 7788 m, Diran Peak 7266 m, Spantik Peak 7027m, Ultar 7388 m, Lady Finger 6000 m.

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 Karakorum 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 Karakorum 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.

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Highlights

  • Experience the culture of ethnic minority communities of Hunza and Chilas
  • Opportunity to interact with Hunza's community members including men, women and children
  • Participate and dance to the tunes of Hunza drums
  • View peaks including Rakaposhi (7,708m) and Passu Sar (7,478m) and Ultar Sar (7,388m) in the Karakoram
  • Lakes including Attabad, Naltar and Batura
  • Glaciers including Passu, Batura and Hussaini etc
  • Sightseeing of forts (Altit and Baltit)
  • Karakoram Highway and Ancient Silk Route

K2 Base Camp Fixed Departure Dates

Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityStatus
16-JUN-202005-JUL-2020 GUARANTEED
20-JUN-202011-JUL-2020 CLOSED
01-JUL-202020-JUL-2020 GUARANTEED
05-JUL-202026-JUL-2020 CLOSED
15-JUL-202003-AUG-2020 GUARANTEED
01-AUG-202020-AUG-2020 AVAILABLE
06-AUG-202027-AUG-2020 CLOSED
20-AUG-202008-SEP-2020 AVAILABLE
01-SEP-202020-SEP-2020 AVAILABLE
10-SEP-202029-SEP-2020 AVAILABLE

K2 Base Camp Fixed Departure Dates

Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityStatus
09-JUN-202030-JUN-2020 CLOSED
16-JUN-202005-JUL-2020 GUARANTEED
01-JUL-2020 20-JUL-2020 GUARANTEED
05-JUL-2020 26-JUL-2020 CLOSED
07-JUL-2020 26-JUL-2020 AVAILABLE
15-JUL-202003-AUG-2020 GUARANTEED
06-AUG-202027-AUG-2020 CLOSED
10-AUG-202029-AUG-2020 AVAILABLE

Snow Lake Biafo Hisper Fixed Departure Dates

Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityStatus
25-JUN-202016-JUL-2020 AVAILABLE
15-JUL-201907-AUG-2019 AVAILABLE
22-JUL-201912-AUG-2019 AVAILABLE
01-AUG-201923-AUG-2019 CLOSED
03-AUG-201925-AUG-2019 AVAILABLE
06-AUG-201927-AUG-2019 CLOSED
07-AUG-201928-AUG-2019 AVAILABLE
15-AUG-201907-SEP-2019 AVAILABLE

Detailed Itinerary

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Day-01: Islamabad and Rawalpindi

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: Drive from Islamabad to Chilas

Drive to Chilas on Karakorum highway 11-12 hours 461 km.
Karakorum highway is 8th wonder of the world (KKH) Karakorum highway is the highest paved international road in the world. It connects China and Pakistan across the Karakorum 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.

Day-03: Chilas- Tato and trek to Fairy Meadows

Drive to Raikot Bridge one hour, Jeep transfer to Tato village, one hour.
We start our trek from Tato village to Fairy Meadows for 2-3 hours 3306 m, 5.5 km. Have a Spectacular view of Nanga Parbat 8,125 m, Raikot Peak 7,070 m and Ganalo Peak 6,608 m. Over night in huts

Day-04: Trek from Fairy Meadows to Nanga Parbat BC

Excursion to Nanga Parbat base camp 4200 m, 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 to Tato and Drive to Hunza

Trek down to Tato village 2-3 hours and drive to Karimabad (Hunza Valley) 6-7 hours.
En-route stop at junction point of three great mountain ranges meet, The Karakorum, Himalaya and Hindukush, at Thalichi for photography from Nanga Parbat 8,126 m and at Rakaposhi view point for photography and refreshment.

Day-06: Karimabad- Baltit Fort and Altit Fort

Morning visit Baltit Fort 700 Years old and Baltit village, afternoon visit Altit Fort 900 Years old, Altit village and visit the women carpenters Project. Evening enjoy water channel walk from Karimabad to towards Hyderabad village.

Day-07: Karimabad- Hopper and Duiker Valley

Morning excursion to Hopper valley, visit Hopper glacier and Hopper valley, afternoon drive to Duiker valley thirty minutes arrive and transfer to hotel.
Duiker valley is view point to see the sunset and Sunrise over the beautiful mountains in the surroundings of Hunza)
Duiker valley called (Roof of the world), have a spectacular view down to Karakorum Highway and awesome views of Golden peak 7027 m, Rakaposhi 7788 m, Ultar Sar 7388 m, Diran Peak 7266 m, Lady Finger 6000 m and Disteghil Sar 7885 m.

Day-08: Duiker- Attaabad Lake- Gulmit and Passu

Drive to Passu one hour 50 km, en-route visit Attabad Lake, arrive and transfer to hotel.
Afternoon visit Borith Lake, Gulkin village, Gulmit village, Passu white Glacier, Passu village, Hussani village and Hussani suspension bridge.

Day-09: Passu- Khunjerab Pass and 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 Karakorum 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 Karakorum 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 Karakorum.

Day-10: Drive from Karimabad to Besham

Drive to Chilas 240 km, after lunch continue drive to Besham on Karakorum highway 200 km. Arrive Besham and transfer to hotel

Day-11: Drive from Besham to Islamabad

After breakfast departure for Islamabad 261 km, en route visit Taxila, which includes Taxila Museum, Julian, Mohra, Moradu and Sirkap. Arrive Islamabad and transfer to hotel.

Day-12: Fly back Home

Transfer to Islamabad airport for international flight

  • Licensed professional guide (government requirement)
  • Airport transfer on first and last day in Islamabad
  • All domestic road transfers
  • All hotel accommodation (twin sharing rooms)
  • All hotel meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Support staff (assistant(s) etc)
  • Travel Insurance (recommendations only)
  • Visa to Pakistan (supporting documents will be offered)
  • International airfare
  • Personal equipments (clothes, boots etc)
  • Tips for guides, porters, staff etc
  • Miscellaneous (drinks, phone calls, laundry, souvenir etc)

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