Depart for Lahore, Pakistan.
On arrival, transfer to hotel for overnight.
Lahore is the provincial Capital of the largest province Punjab and the 2nd largest city of Pakistan in population. There are many spectacular buildings of different eras like Mughal architecture, Colonial buildings and some very beautiful recent buildings.
Visit Badshahi Mosque, Lahore Fort, Wazir Khan Mosque and Minar e Pakistan. Witness the unique Flag Lowering Ceremony at Pakistan-India Border in the evening.
After breakfast, travel to Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. It is located against the backdrop of Margallah Hills at the northern edge of Potohar Plateau. It is lush green, spacious and peaceful. Visit Shah Faisal Mosque which can accommodate over 10,000 people and the National Monument.
We travel to visit Taxila Museum or Bhuddist Archeological sites. Taxila is the most important city in the history of Gadhara Civilization. After visiting Taxila, leave for Besham, through Karakoram Highway which is most spectacular Road in the World (7-8 hours drive).
After breakfast, leave for Gilgit. Travel on the exceptional Karakoram Highway. The 900km KKH was built by the Pakistani and Chinese engineers jointly, linking Pakistan and China via crossing the world highest pass, the Khunjerab pass (16,000 feet). While travelling on KKH, pass through beautiful valleys, mountains and some very pleasant local bazaars of Kohistan. Photo stops at the merging point of River Indus and Gilgit River, meeting point of the three major mountain series (Himalaya, Karakoram & Hindukush) and the view point of Nanga Parbat the 2nd highest peak in Pakistan (10-12 hours drive).
Leave for Phandar via Gupis, it is a very beautiful place in the Yaseen Valley on the way to Chital (5 hrs drive). In the afternoon visit Phandar Lake before return to Gupis.
Early morning drive to Hunza via Gilgit. We will visit Gilgit Bazaar to see the beautiful market before driving to Hunza. On the way we will stop at the suspension bridges and view point of Rakaposhi, a beautiful peak.
Full day sightseeing at Hunza. Hunza is the most beautiful place surrounded by snow covered sky high peaks. Panoramic view providing a contrast to the colorful natural environment of Karimabad that includes thousands of fruit trees, poplar trees and other greenery, the views of the valley from the top is incredible. Visit the 900 years old Baltit Fort which is built by the ex-rulers (Mirs) of Hunza, it dominates the Valley and the view of the Hunza and the parallel Nagar valley is superb from Baltit Fort.
After breakfast visit Karimabad, upper Hunza, Gulmit, Passu etc. There are many superb views on the way to Upper Hunza. See the beautiful Attabad Lake, Glaciers and suspension bridges in the spectacular valley.
Early morning drive back to Besham with amazing scenery along the way (10 hrs drive).
After breakfast drive back to Islamabad (6 hours drive) for flight home.
Home Sweet Home!
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