Hunza Valley with Khunjerab Pass Jeep Safari

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From Skardu the road follows the Indus gorge for about 100 km. When the valley widens, you have a view of Nanga Parbat. Shortly after the confluence of the Indus and the Gilgit River you reach Gilgit, the main town of the Northern Areas. Here the Karakorum Highway enters the Hunza Valley and runs northwards along the Hunza River. It is only at Karimabad that the narrow valley widens and you get a view of the surrounding mountains: Rakaposhi, Diran, Spantik and Ultar, all over 7000 m high. The valley is irrigated and there is intensive farming. Hunza is also famous for its apricots.

Passing the villages of Gulmit and Passu (where the Gulmit and Batura Glaciers almost touch the road) and finally the trading post of Sost, the road begins to climb and the scenery gets more and more mountainous. There are a number of long serpentines, then Khunjerab Pass is reached at 4788m. From Gilgit it takes about 6 hours by jeep.

As far as scenery is concerned, this trip is probably among the most impressive that can be done by car.

Itinerary


Note: Itinerary (can be shortened or extended depending on time, weather and physical condition)

Days Destinations / Day by day itinerary Accommodation
01 Arrive at Islamabad airport transfer to hotel, afternoon city tour Hotel
02 Drive to Chilas on Karakorum highway11-12hrs 461km Hotel
03 Drive to skardu overnight stay in hotel Hotel
04 Drive to shigar full day Excursion Shigar Valley Hotel
05 Drive to Khaplu Excursion Khaplu valley Hotel
06 Drive back to Skardu vist Satpara Lake shangrila resorts Hotel
07 Drive to Karimabad ( Hunza Valley ) overnight stay in hotel Hotel
08 Full day Excursion Hunza Valley with Khunjerab Pass Hotel
09 Drive back to Gilgit visit Gilgit City Hotel
10 Drive back to Chilas on Karakorum highway11-12hrs 461km Hotel
11 Drive back to Islamabad overnight stay in hotel Hotel
12 Return flight

Dates & Prices


Dates & Prices

Best Time For Climbing Duration of Expedition Group size Max Altitude Tour Package
April to October Every year 12 Days ISB-ISB 02-12 Members 3734meter Depends on group Size
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