Gilgit-Baltistan Tour

Gilgit - Baltistan Tour

Trip Information

  • Region: Baltistan
  • Type: Cultural Tour
  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Season: Summer

Gilgit-Baltistan Tour

The paradise on earth

Gilgit-Baltistan is one of the most popular landmarks in Pakistan, both among domestic and international tourists.

Situated in the northern most part of Pakistan, it shares border with the Pakistan controlled Kashmir to the south and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to the west. It borders Afghanistan to the northwest and China to the north.

Comprising 12 administrative districts, Gilgit-Baltistan boasts melodramatic and hypnotizing panoramas besides a rich history and culture. The people of Gilgit-Baltistan are very friendly, helpful and hospitable. It is worth mentioning here that Gilgit-Baltistan is the most visited region in Pakistan and is extremely popular among international tourists who mostly flock to the region during summer.

Gilgit-Baltistan is the place where the three mighty mountains ranges intersect – the Karakorum, the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush. The region is home to several rivers, including the Indus River. The lush green valleys boast fertile agricultural fields that produce high quality organic crops and fruits. The glacial and spring water running down the mountains and hills give epic views and taste delicious.

Gilgit-Baltistan is home to some of the most famous valleys, such as Hunza Valley and Skardu Valley. Moreover, it embodies a large number of the world’s high mountains, including K2, Nanga Parbat, Broad Peak, Rakaposhi, Gasherbrum I and Gasherbrum II. The good news is that you will get beautiful views of the famous Rakaposhi and Nanga Parbat from the comfort of your vehicle while travelling on the might Karakorum Highway (KKH). Gilgit-Baltistan is famous as “heaven on earth” and “Shangri-La.”

Visit Gilgit-Baltistan with Karakorum Expeditions

We have 12 days itinerary for Gilgit-Baltistan tour that starts with your arrival in Islamabad. You will spend day 1 and 2 exploring Islamabad and the surrounding areas and on day 3, we’ll fly you to Skardu where you will spend 5 days exploring landmarks like Shigar Valley and Sadpara Lake.

We will then drive you along the River Indus to reach Karimabad in the Hunza Valley. You will spend 2 days exploring Hunza Valley and then return to Gilgit where you’ll spend a day and then drive on the KKH via Chilas and Besham to Islamabad.

Karakorum Expeditions will always be with you through your tour, facilitating and pampering you like no other. We will go the extra mile to ensure that you get value for investing your trust in our service. Our dedicated, helpful, friendly and professional staff will always be available to make the your to as smooth and secure as possible.

If you are interesting in the tour to Gilgit-Baltistan, contact us now for more details.

Day 01

Arrival in Pakistan

Welcome in Pakistan at Islamabad and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon we will make a city sightseeing tour of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, which offers a great contrast of culture, archaeology and planning. Rawalpindi is an old city with narrow lanes and bustling bazaars while Islamabad is a modern and the only planned city of Pakistan serving as the capital of the state. Raja Bazaar, Muree Road, Lok Virsa Museum and Shah Faisal Mosque are the places of tourist interest included in the tour.

Day 02

Islamabad – Day Free
We offer a unique option, as you are free to select any place to make a day trip. The places include Murree, a hill resort, Taxila, an excavated Buddhist site, Rohtas Fort, built by Sher Shah Suri and Khewra, the famous Salt Mines known through ages.

Day 03

Islamabad / Skardu
A scenic and breathtaking flight takes us to Skardu, the capital town of Baltistan Region. On arrival, we will visit Katchura, a picturesque lake of Baltistan and later drive to Skardu town, where rest of the day is free to make a walk through old bazaars.

Day 04

Day free at Skardu
In case of non-operation of flight, we will utilise this day for road travelling, with an overnight stay en route.

Day 05

Skardu – Excursion Shigar Valley
We cross the River Indus and driving through a sandy land, arrive in green and fertile Shigar Valley. At Shigar, we will visit the old mosque and fruit farms and in the evening return to Skardu.

Day 06

Skardu – Excursion Satpara Lake
Satpara is another large lake of Baltistan at the foot of Deo-Sai plains. We visit a figure of rock carved Buddha, en route. Evening is free at Skardu to hike to Khorpocho Fort perched on a hill along River Indus.

Day 07

Skardu – Karimabad ( Hunza Valley )
Following the furious River Indus, we arrive at KKH and make a spectacular stop at Rakaposhi viewpoint. Crossing several villages of Nagar and Hunza states, we arrive at Karimabad, the capital town of Hunza Valley.

Day 08

Karimabad – Excursion Khunjerab Pass
Today we will make an excursion to the Sino-Pak border at Khunjerab, crossing the villages of Gulmit, Passu and Sost en route. Khunjerab is the highest point on KKH at 4734 meters and considered as the highest trade route in the world. In the evening we will return to Karimabad.

Day 09

Karimabad – Gilgit
Ultar, Hunza Dome, Bublimating, Spantik and Diran are famous peaks surrounds us at Karimabad, while Rakaposhi at 7788m dominates the whole panorama. At Karimabad, we visit Baltit Fort Museum and Altit Fort. In the afternoon drive to Gilgit and make brief trip to the bazaar on arrival.

Day 10

Gilgit – Besham
Return journey on KKH to Chilas, the place at the foot of Nanga Parbat, where hundreds of rocks are found with inscriptions, writings and drawings of old times. We will make a photo stop at Chilas and Shatial Rocks and continue driving to Besham for overnight stay.

Day 11

Besham – Islamabad
Making an early departure for Islamabad, we arrive at Taxila, the famous capital of Buddhists. At Taxila, we will visit Jaulian Monastery and Archaeological Museum and resume drive to Islamabad for overnight. At Islamabad, evening is free for packing and individual’s activities.

Day 12

Departure
Fly out.