The Karakoram Highway (KKH) is the major trade route connecting Xingjiang province of China with Gilgit-Baltistan area of Pakistan at 4737m Khunjerab Pass – the highest metalled border in the world. The KKH is the major trade and tourism artery passing through and connecting major towns of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Out of 1300 km total length, the 887 km section highway runs across Pakistan starting from Hassan Abdal, about 50 km from Rawalpindi city, snakes through the rugged mountains of KPK, passing through the scenic valleys of Gilgit-Baltistan and meeting the Chinese section at Khunjerab Pass.
From the dusty plans in Punjab to the mountain kingdom the Karakoram Highway is decked with a huge number of attractions including ancient inscriptions and carvings suggesting Buddhist influence in the region, alluring monuments, beautiful terraced valleys, some of the world’s highest mountains and longest glaciers, gushing rivers and waterfalls, and people with diverse cultural backgrounds. Exploring the Karakoram Highway is simply an unforgettable experience.
|Duration:||07 Nights / 08 Days|
|Ideal Season:||April to November|
|Max Elevation:||4737 m|
|01||Islamabad to Besham/Chilas. Overnight stay at Hotel.||Hotel|
|02||Besham/Chilas to Gilgit and transfer to Hotel. Afternoon sightseeing at Gilgit including a visit to Karga Buddha.||Hotel|
|03||Drive from Gilgit to Hunza along the most scenic part of the KKH. Overnight at the hotel in Hunza.||Hotel|
|04||Free day in Hunza. Visit the ancient Forts and explore the local market in Karimabad. Overnight at Hotel.||Hotel|
|05||Day excursion to Khunjerab Pass. It is a full day activity featuring the best views of Attabad Lake, Passu cathedral, Passu glacier, Batura glacier, Khunjerab top and a series of beautiful valleys in the backdrop of the Karakoram mountains.||Hotel|
|06||Morning; drive up to Duikar to enjoy the sunrise on the surrounding mountains and return to Hotel for breakfast. Drive back to Gilgit and explore the local market in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.||Hotel|
|07||Drive from Gilgit to Besham or Naran. Overnight stay at the hotel.||Hotel|
|08||Drive to Islamabad via Taxila (optional) end of services.|
This program can also be customized according to the preferences of our clients. For further assistance please feel free to contact us.