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A single supplement is not always possible on this trip. In many instances campsite size is limited and it will be necessary to share with another team member. This also applies to mountaineering expeditions. Single supplement in hotels is available. Please contact Shams Alpine Mountaineering & Trekking Pvt Ltd for specific detail, relevant to your trip.
Hunza Can be reached from Islamabad by plane to Gilgit city or else by road along the Karakoram Highway to Hunza. Another way is by road from Tashkurgan, China on the Karakoram Highway through Khunjerab National Park and the Old Silk Route to Hunza valley.
Discover the spectacular hidden Karakoram with English speaking,
world renowned Shimshali mountain guides
By its very nature adventure travel involves an element of the unexpected. In remote and developing countries do not expect standards you are used to at home. Remote areas are sometimes unpredictable and itineraries may be altered. To get the most out of your adventure it is important that you are flexible, positive and eager to take on all the challenges that arise. If you are uncertain about your suitability for this trip we recommend that you contact us with any concerns. We are happy to answer any questions.
The environments we travel through are fragile. It is our responsibility as visitors to minimize the impact of our presence.
Hunza Apricot and Cherry Blossom Tour
Trip Duration: 10 days
Grade: Entry level trek and Jeep tour – optional climbing
Activities: Trekking & exploring the traditional valleys
Accommodation: 10 days trip, 08 days tour, 09 or 10 nights hotel, 00 nights camping
Tour from Gilgit Airport to Hunza Valley
On your drive/tour from Gilgit to Karimabad, Hunza (along the KKH and a section of the ancient Silk Road), you will enjoy some of the most outstanding scenery in Northern Pakistan. The Gilgit river and terraces of farmland will be beside you as you drive north. You will stop and enjoy the views of the junction of the Western edge of the Himalayas with the Karakorum and the Hindu Kush mountain ranges. You will stop at the base of Rakaposhi (7,788m) and gaze up the Ghulmet Glacier at the highest unbroken slope on earth 5,838m above you. You will explore beautiful Karimabad with its delicious apricots (in the right season) and the famous Baltit Fort. The ancient roadside sacred rocks at Haldeikish and the drive north through picturesque and colorful villages and farmland along the Hunza River before you turn off the KKH up to Hopper Valley.
About this Trip
Autumn is the most colorful as the whole region warps in yellow, red and orange. You may have the witnessed the colors of autumn throughout the world but you will not see the beautiful mountains like White Horn, Golden peak, Diran Peak, Rakaposhi and Passu cathedrals behind the colorful trees and valleys. The autumn in Hunza is magnificent and an unforgettable experience. It is the best time for exploring the beautiful of Hunza valley.
Day 01 Arrival in Islamabad (600m) – Hotel
Day 02 Fly to Gilgit or drive to Chilas – Hotel
Day 03 Drive to Hunza, Karimabad (2,400m) – Hotel
Day 04 Free day for photography in Hunza Valley – Hotel
Day 05 Drive back to Hunza – Hotel
Day 06 Excursion Hopper Valley of Nager and Back Hunza – Hotel
Day 07 Drive to Gilgit – Hotel
Day 08 Fly to Islamabad or drive to Bisham – Hotel
Day 09 Make visit or second day of drive to Islamabad – Hotel
Day 10 Departure from Islamabad to home
Our Services Include
Invitation letter for travel to Pakistan to assist your visa application and assistance on your arrival and departure.
An experienced English speaking high altitude Guide.
Wages for guides ad other crew
Good quality accommodation in cities and towns in twin bed shared rooms. Single room supplement is available.
Internal 4WD Jeep transport by private vehicle.
Service does not include
Bottled water, aerated drinks, laundry and other items of personal nature
Meals except where indicated in the itinerary
Personal snacks, energy bars, energy gels, sweets, phone calls and laundry
Tips for guides and other staff
International airfares, taxes and travel insurance, etc.
Guides and porters
Our local guides and porters are all experienced, handpicked and trained by Shaheen Baig and Qudrat Ali (directors of Shams Alpine) to ensure that our clients have the best opportunity for success with comfort. A porter will carry your kit bag and you will be expected to carry your own day pack which should be large enough to carry all you will need throughout the day e.g. sunscreen, raincoat, water bottle, camera, spare long sleeved clothing, snow protection glasses, sun protection gloves, hat and scarves, snack food, etc.