Gilgit, Hunza and Baltistan tour
Experience rich heritage, see beautiful mountains and meet hospitable people
If you have love for adventure, culture, heritage, high mountains, lush green valleys and peaceful and hospitable people, you can find all these under our tour for Gilgit, Hunza and Baltistan.
Gilgit, which is the capital city of the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan, holds historical and modern significance. Historical accounts suggest that Gilgit has played a critical role in the promotion of Buddhism across the world.
Gilgit was actually a Buddhism corridor through which Chinese monks passed to get to Kashmir with the aim to study and preach Buddhism. The Budha carved on a rock in Kargah Nullah in Gilgit is a living example about the significance of Gilgit in the promotion of Buddhism.
Situated about 95 kilometers to the north of Gilgit is the Hunza Valley, nestled along the Hunza River at about 2500 meters from sea level. Hunza boasts a rich history and heritage besides beautiful and scenic valleys, snow capped mountains and very friendly and liberal people. For centuries, Hunza had remained an independent state.
The centuries old forts like Altit Fort and Baltit Fort have been immaculately preserved, and they function as major tourists landmarks in the valley. To the extreme north is Upper Hunza (Gojal Valley), a beautiful valley comprising dozens of small villages and hamlets. It is in Gojal Valley where Pakistan meets China at the Khunjerab Pass.
Hunza Valley is also popular for its fruits orchards, glaciers, lush green fields, flowers, and spring water. But what really make this valley different from others is its people who are highly literate, friendly and hospitable. Hunza Valley has the highest ratio of education in the whole of Pakistan.
And then there is Baltistan, also called Little Tibet, situated in the Karakorum Mountain range, just in the south of the second highest mountain of the world- the K2. Baltistan is situated 3350 meters above sea level and boasts a rich history and culture. To this day, the people of Baltistan have preserved the centuries-old Tibetan traditions, norms and culture besides language and script.
Visit Gilgit, Hunza and Baltistan with Karakorum Expeditions
Karakorum Expeditions has the tradition of coming up with unique and memorable experiences for its guests. Our 5 days itinerary for the Gilgit, Hunza and Baltistan tour will bring you closer to nature, indigenous ways of life in the mountains, cultures, history, traditions, local foods and of course adventure on the KKH.
After you arrive in Islamabad, we’ll fly you to Gilgit where you’ll spend a day exploring the important landmarks and then move to Hunza where you’ll spend a day exploring Karimabad, visiting the ancient forts and important landmarks. We’ll the drive you to Skardu. On day 5, you’ll fly from Skardu to Islamabad.
If you want to give the Gilgit, Hunza, Baltistan tour a shot, contact us now for details.