Spring Tour: Phander & Hunza Valley (12 Days)

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Duration

12 Days

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Group Size

10 peoples

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Languages

English

Overview

Phander- 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 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 (3,100 sq 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 7,788m, Diran Peak 7,266m, Spantik Peak 7,027m, Ultar 7,388 Lady Finger 6000m.

Phander Valley in Ghizer District is one of the most scenic valleys with easy access both from Gilgit and Chitral. It takes 5 to 6 hours from Gilgit to reach Phander valley which is commonly called “Little Kashmir”. Phander Lake is one of the most famous tourist spots in the entire region. Phander valley was the breadbasket for the whole Northern Areas. The name of Ghizer comes from the name of a village ‘Ghizer’ that is situated in the vicinity of Phander. The deep blue lake in Phander offers a magnificent view and is basically the home of trout fish.

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Highlights

  • Experience the culture of ethnic minority communities of Hunza and Ghizer
  • 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

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15-JUL-202003-AUG-2020 GUARANTEED
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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

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03-AUG-201925-AUG-2019 AVAILABLE
06-AUG-201927-AUG-2019 CLOSED
07-AUG-201928-AUG-2019 AVAILABLE
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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: Drive from Chilas to Karimabad

Drive to Karimabad (Hunza Valley) 5-6 hours 240 km.
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-04: Local visits in Karimabad and Altit

Morning visit Baltit Fort 700 Years old and Baltit village, afternoon visit Altit Fort 900 Years old and Altit village

Day-05: 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.
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 is viewpoint 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-06: Duiker- 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-07: Excursion to 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 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-08: Drive from Karimabad to Phander

Drive to Phander 288 km 6-7 hours, en route stop at various view point for photography and refreshment. Arrive and transfer to hotel

Day-09: Local visits in Phander Valley

Local visits and Enjoy the Trout fishing at Phander Lake.
Phander valley is one of the most attractive and prominent place of Ghizer District. Phander valley is famous for its most picturesque valley, deep blue lake and River Ghizer that flows through the village. Phander valley is also normally called “Little Kashmir” because of the lush green wide fields, river that flows across the village and breathtaking scenery. THe Phander Lake is also well-known for its trout fishing.

Day-10: Drive from Phander to Chilas

Drive back to Gilgit 188 km, 5-6 hours, after lunch continue to drive to Chilas 135 km. Overnight at hotel

Day-11: Drive from Chilas to Islamabad

Drive back to Besham on Karakoram highway 200 km, en route stop at various viewpoint for photography, after lunch continue drive to Islamabad 261 km.

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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