Gandhara Civilization Tour
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Gandharan Civilization Tour

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DAYS Destinations / Day by day itinerary Accommodation
01
Islamabad-Peshawar Enroute Visit Taxila Museum and transfer to Peshawar.
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02
Peshawar Sightseeing of Peshawar
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03
Peshawar-Swat Transfer to Swat. Enroute visit Takht Bhai site.
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04
Swat Sightseeing of Swat.
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05
Swat-Besham Drive to Besham over Shangla Pass.
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06
Besham-Gilgit Continue drive to Gilgit. Enroute visit rock carvings at Shatial, Chilas and Alam Bridge.
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07
Gilgit Sightseeing of Gilgit and visit rock inscriptions Danyore Village and Konodas and Buddha image at Kargah.
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08
Gilgit-Hunza Drive to Hunza and visit Altit and Baltit Forts.
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09
Hunza Reserved for optional exploration or rest.
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10
Hunza-Gulmit Full day excursion of Khunjerab Pass and back to Gulmit.
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11
Gulmit-Gilgit Return back to Gilgit.
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12
Gilgit-Islamabad Fly or drive back to Islamabad.
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Best Time For Climbing Duration of Expedition Group size Expedition package
April to October Every year
12 Days ISB-ISB
02-12 Members
Depends on group Size

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Gandharan Civilization Tour

Remarkable History of Gandharan Civilization

The region comprise of Peshawar valley, Mardan, Swat, Dir, Malakand, and Bajuaur agencies in the kheber Province (KPK), Taxila in the Punjab, and up to Jalalabad in Afghanistan. The intriguing record of Gandhara civilization, discovered in the 20th century, are found in the archeological sites spread over Taxila, Swat and other parts of NWFP. The rock carving and the petroglyphs along the ancient Silk Road (Karakoram Highway) also provide fascinating record of the history of Gandhara.

Gandharan Civilization

The Gandhara civilization was not only the centre of spiritual influence but also the cradle of the world famous Gandhara culture, art and learning. It was from these centers that a unique art of sculpture originated which is known as Gandhara Art all over the world. Today the Gandhara sculptures occupy a prominent place in the museums of England, France, Germany, USA, Japan, Korea, China, India and Afghanistan, together with many private collections world over, as well as a vast collection in the museums of Pakistan. Buddhism left a monumental and rich legacy of art and architecture in Pakistan. Despite the vagaries of centuries, the Gandhara region preserved a lot of the heritage in craft and art. Much of this legacy is visible even today in Pakistan.

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HANSJÖRG AUER Mountaineer

“Thank you very much for supporting our Expedition to the great Trango. Every expedition need a strong Partner (Agency)!Thanks to Zahir, our very good cook. Thanks to Habib. Thanks to Muhammad Ali our great Guide. Thanks to Iqbal to organization all things. Thanks to Rasool for their support in Skardu. We are very happy to have chosen Shipton Trekking as Agency for our Expedition!”

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“Shipton Treks was the ideal guide service for our needs. They have an incredibly knowledgeable staff, speaking both English and German, with key people located in all of the right areas in Pakistan. They have the basics down: travel logistics, lodging, transfers, food, security, etc. They were total professionals and adaptable when it came to servicing.

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