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Hunza Valley Tour 2019-20

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the Lush green Capital City, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Drive along the Indus River on Karakoram Highway
  • Visit Medieval Altit and Baltit Forts
  • Experience the Khunjerab Pass (4,693 m)
  • Camping at Fairy Meadow, Right under Nanga Parbat.
  • Sneaky view of Nanga Parbat (8126m) and Rakaposhi (7788m) from KKH.

OVERVIEW

Hunza is a lush green mountainous valley in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. Hunza is situated in the extreme northern part of Pakistan bordering with the Xinjiang region of China. Hunza Valley’s natural splendour and position on the Central Asian Silk Route has attracted travellers, merchants, and mountaineers for centuries. Beyond its iconic glaciers, fertile apricot farms, and turquoise lakes, the region is also rich in cultural heritage. Hunza Valley Tour gives you the opportunity to explore the local rich culture and customs, tase the local food and see history come to life in front of your eyes. These elements will transform you from a tourist into a great traveller. Hunza Valley Tour in Pakistan is one of the best tour in the world, where you will experience the Khunjerab Pass, also explore the Ancient Silk Route, Baltit & Altit Fort, Fairy Meadows and the world famous mountains Nanga Parbat and Rakaposhi.

Since many years Trango Adventure have been offering services to Hunza Valley Tour enthusiasts from around the World. Trango Adventures operates a 11-13 days Hunza Valley Tour to the lush green Valley of Hunza. The duration may be longer or shorter depending on the clients experience, ability and time.

Hunza Valley Tour starts from Islamabad. Your guide will meet & greet you at Islamabad international airport , then transfer you to the hotel for a rest to recover from the journey. We will meet again in the afternoon for a briefing about the Hunza Valley Tour. Next day you will start your epic journey towards the North on the famous Karakoram Highway to reach Chilas. Chilas appears to be an ‘oasis in a desert’ with a unique charm. Here you will have a magnificent view of the three World highest Mountain ranges: Karakoram in the north, Himalayas in east and Hindu Kush in the west. Chilas is the getaway to Nanga Parbat 8,126 meter. After spending the night in Chilas, you will follow the Karakoram Highway with the view of Nanga Parbat in the background to Karimabad. Karimabad is the Capital of Hunza Valley which is surrounded by the Pillars of the mighty Karakoram mountains. You will spend the night in a nice hotel in Karimabad. Karimabad is the capital of Hunza Valley. After breakfast you will head out to explore the thousand-year-old Altit fort and 700-year-old Baltit fort. After exploring Karimabad you will drive up to Eagle nest for a night Stay. This is the best spot for the view of Hunza Valley and watch the Spectacular sunset. After spending the night at eagle nest, you will drive on the Karakoram Highway to Khunjerab Pass. Khunjerab Pass is the high altitude border between Pakistan and China. The scenery on the way from Karakoram Highway is stunning. This is the last stop of your journey so you will head back towards Islamabad via Fairy Meadow, the base camp of Nanga Parbat. The Fairy Meadows is the perfect place to relax and unwind; watch the clouds dance past Nanga Parbat, the glacier snaking through the valley below, and explore the cool woods surrounding our log cabins. There is an optional day to trek around Nanga Parbat before you head back to Islamabad. Night stay in Islamabad then transfer you to the airport for your flight back home. We believe that our “Hunza Valley Tour” will create a life long memory which will stay with you for long time.

BRIEF ITINERARY

D-1

ARRIVAL DAY IN ISLAMABAD PAKISTAN:

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DRIVE TO CHILAS (4,61km) 8 HOURS DRIVE:

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DRIVE TO KARIMABAD (1,50km) 5 HOURS DRIVE:

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SIGHTSEEING IN KARIMABAD (2,440 m):

D-5

DRIVE TO EAGLE'S NEST, 1-HOUR DRIVE:

D-6

DRIVE TO KHUNJERAB PASS (4,880m) 3-4 HOURS DRIVE:

D-7

DRIVE & TREK TO FAIRY MEADOWS (4,300m) 6-7 HOURS DRIVE:

08-09

ACCLIMATISATION & REST DAY:

D-10

DRIVE TO ISLAMABAD, 10 HOURS DRIVE:

D-11

FLY BACK HOME-DEPARTURE DAY:

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Introduction

Trango Adventure has a long track record of organising Adventure Tours in Pakistan. We organise Adventure Tours Through out the years. We designed our itinerary based on Over 40 Years of experience, which is the best in terms of acclimatization, safety and enjoyment.

It is our intention to keep to the day by day itinerary detailed below, although there might be some flexibility due to local conditions or other factors beyond our control. If this is the case the trek leader will do everything possible to work out the changes to the itinerary in order to minimize your inconvenience.

Adventure travel requires an open and flexible attitude. You may experience extreme conditions, unpredictable weather and last-minute changes to the itinerary beyond our control. The ability to work in team is an important aspect of all of our trips. Detailed Itinerary

DETAILED  ITINERARY

D-1

ARRIVAL DAY IN ISLAMABAD PAKISTAN:

Most of the international flights arrives at Islamabad International Airport in the mornings. Your Guide will meet and greet you at the airport, then you will be transfer to the hotel. Rest of the days is free to recover from your journey. Later in the day, when everyone has arrived, we will have a group briefing about the Tour. Depending on the time available to us, there may be an option to do some sightseeing in Islamabad, A purpose-built City in 1961 as the new capital of Pakistan.
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  • HOTEL
  • MEALS
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D-2

DRIVE TO CHILLAS (461km) 8 HOURS DRIVE:

After Breakfast we will leave the purpose-built  Capital City Islamabad behind and start our adventure towards the North on the famous  Ancient Karakoram Highway in a mini bus. We will pass through lush green valleys and small towns to a luxury hotel in Chillas Town. Spend the night in Chillas.
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  • HOTEL
  • MEALS
  • BLD

D-3

DRIVE TO KARIMABAD (150km) 5 HOURS DRIVE:

In the morning we continue our Adventure Towards Karimabad on the Karakoram Highway along the mighty Indus and Hunza River.

The real attractions of Pakistan are in the north and to get there we need to travel along the world’s highest paved road, The Karakoram Highway. Traveling along The Karakoram Highway is an unforgettable experience; you will see peaks and valleys, rivers and glaciers. Twenty-one of the world’s one hundred highest peaks are visible from the KKH and the journey is a great introduction to the mountains as civilization slips away behind us.

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  • HOTEL
  • MEALS
  • BLD
D-4

REST DAY & SIGHTSEEING IN KARIMABAD (2,440m):

Karimabad is the ancient Capital of Hunza Valley, it is the gateway to the mountains and a great place to unwind for a day. Wander the cobblestone streets, bargain for rubies and handicrafts, feast on Hunza cuisine, get to grips with the dark history of Baltit Fort, take a peek at the Silk Road from Altit Fort and watch the sun set over the river below.
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  • HOTEL
  • MEALS
  • BLD
D-5

DRIVE TO EAGLE'S NEST,1 HOURS DRIVE:

 After a morning of exploring Karimabad, we’ll drive for thirty minutes up a steep switch back road to reach The Eagles Nest – The best viewpoint in all of Hunza and an incredible place to watch the sunset. Pink peaks and jagged cliffs spill away into the distance as the stars come out, this is a really magical place and will be the highlight of the trip so far; we will spend the night camping here and wake up early for a killer sunrise.
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  • CAMPING
  • MEALS
  • BLD
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TREK TO SHEPHERD'S HUT, 5 HOURS WALKING:

Today we will be trekking deep into the mountains and hiking to a shepherd’s hut where we spend the night camping. Once at the shepherd’s hut, there is the option to hike further onto the black glacier. Peek inside an ice cave, drink crystal clear water directly from the glacier and hunt for stunning quartz crystals peeking out of the ice. Set up camp for the night and soak in the stunning 360 mountain views. At night, assuming it’s clear, the stars will be incredible. Look out for shooting stars and enjoy.
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  • CAMPING
  • MEALS
  • BLD
D-7

TREK TO GULKIN, 2-3 HOURS WALKING:

 Today, we return to Ghulkin. Keep an eye out for eagles and ibex in the mountains above you and soak in some of the freshest air you’ve ever tasted… Upon arrival in Ghulkin, we shall feast like the kings of old. Depending on conditions and group fitness levels, we will EITHER visit Borit Lake and The White Glacier lookout point on the hike back to Ghulkin OR return to Ghulkin and then arrange an optional hike where we’ll cross Husseini suspension bridge, hike for an hour and then cross Passu suspension bridge – shown in the Photos Section.
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • CAMPING
  • MEALS
  • BLD
D-8

DRIVE TO KHUNJERAB PASS (4,880m) 3 HOURS DRIVE:

 Today, we are off on an epic adventure… Travelling by minibus, we will head up towards Khunjerab Pass. The scenery from the road is truly incredible and we will make frequent stops for photos and chai. We will make our way up towards the Pakistan-China border crossing, the highest in the world. Set in a craggy bowl of mountains and surrounded by glaciers, this is a truly breathtaking landscape steeped in history. We will spend the night in a comfortable but hotel in Passu.
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  • HOTEL
  • MEALS
  • BLD
D-9

DRIVE & TREK TO FAIRY MEADOWS (4,300m) 6-7 HOURS DRIVE:

 Leaving Passu, we will travel to Raikot Bridge where we will transfer into 4x4s and traverse the legendary Fairy Meadows jeep track – think sheer drops and impossible hair-pin bends… In the distance, if the weather is clear, you will catch your first glimpse of Nanga Parbat; the most beautiful mountain in Pakistan and the ninth highest mountain in the world. This is the stuff adventure is made of! You may have to hike part of the jeep track as the road is sometimes washed away. Arriving at the end of the jeep track we will then hike for two to three hours (porters and horses available for an additional fee). Arriving into The Fairy Meadows, we will spend the next couple of nights in comfortable log cabins with wood burners to keep us warm.
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  • CABINS
  • MEALS
  • BLD
10-11

ACCLIMATISATION & REST DAY:

 The Fairy Meadows is the perfect place to chill out and unwind; watch the clouds dance past Nanga Parbat, the glacier snaking through the valley below, and explore the cool woods surrounding our log cabins. There are several optional treks available here ranging from two hours to seven hours and we will offer treks both days. If you’re not feeling it, you can chill in the camp. The Fairy Meadows is one of the best places in the world to chill out and watch the mountains. On the evening of day 11, we will have a bonfire beneath the stars!
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • CABINS
  • MEALS
  • BLD
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DRIVE TO ISLAMABAD, 10-HOURS DRIVE:

 Leaving The Fairy Meadows behind, we will travel back to Raikot Bridge where we will pause for lunch before rejoining our minibus and beginning the  journey back to Islamabad. Hot Showers and real bed to  sleep tonight.
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • HOTEL
  • MEALS
  • BLD
D-13

FLY BACK HOME-DEPARTURE DAY:

After Breakfast you will be transfer to Islamabad International Airport. End of “Hunza Valley tour”

Hunza Valley Tour Pakistan Dates & Prices 2019/20

Groups – Chose your own Dates

Tour Starts From Islamabad-Domestic Flight Inc

BEST SEASON TYPE Status PRICE (USD) DEPOSIT
Mar-Apr-May Full Board Available US$2,000 US $ 400
Jun-Jul-Aug Full Board Available US$2,000 US $ 400

 

Trekking & Tour prices are based on full board which includes Domestic flights as well (If apply to your Trip). Hunza Valley Tour dates and prices are for the itinerary based from Islamabad To Islamabad. International flights from most cities arrives in Islamabad in the morning, Return flights will depart from Islamabad International airport on the last day of the itinerary. Your Guide will Meet and Greet you at the Islamabad International Airport, will stay with you through out the Journey and see you off at Islamabad Airport.

Please be aware that there are often only a limited number of seats available at the advertised price, particularly for the regional fixed departures. To Secure a place we recommend that you book as early as possible, especially during peak times. If we are unable to secure seats at the price shown, we will contact you with an alternative quote.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE – NO SURCHARGE GUARANTEE:

The price of our holidays can change depending on a variety of factors but unlike some other tour operators, Trango adventure have undertaken to guarantee the price of your holiday will not change after you have booked. The price when you book is the price you will pay, whether you are booking for this year or the next. Book early to avoid any tour price increases, get the best prices and take advantage of our ‘No Surcharge Guarantee’. Trango Adventure is a Government licensed and bonded tour operator to follow the strict Regulation set by the Tourism Department of Pakistan.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Professional Culture Guide. (Government requirement)
  • Airport transfers for Domestic & international flights.
  • Internal flights and associated airport transfers
  • All land transport involved in the itinerary
  • Accommodation as described
  • All meals
  • All permit fees.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel insurance
  • Pakistan Visa
  • Tips for local guides and support staff
  • Guided Islamabad sightseeing
  • Miscellaneous expenses
  • souvenirs etc
  • PLEASE NOTE: an airport departure tax of Rs1500 is sometimes payable

MEAL PLAN

Fully inclusive of all meals throughout, from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 13.

ACCOMODATION 

During this trip the group will spend all nights in good standard hotel. Accommodation at each of these hotels is twin-sharing with en-suite facilities. If you are travelling by yourself you will be paired with another single client of the same-sex. It is possible to hire a single room for an additional cost. Additional hotel nights in Islamabad are also available. For hotel prices and single supplement costs please refer to the dates and prices page of the trip on our website. Hotels are subject to availability and prices may vary.

INTERNAL FLIGHTS

GILGIT FLIGHTS

GILGIT is a weather-dependent airport. Since the valley is completely surrounded by high mountains, planes can only land here in good visibility and this means flights to and from Gilgit are never guaranteed. The planes do fly more often than not, but cancellations can and do occur and in these circumstances we will travel by road.

HEALTH & VACCINATION

You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you specific require any vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended in the UK e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella), along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is discretionary for this trip. Malaria exists in the area around Islamabad. However, incidences of urban transmission of malaria are extremely low. In Skardu and in the mountains there is no malaria risk. A certificate of yellow fever vaccination is required if travelling from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transmitted for more than 12 hrs through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission. Travellers who intend to visit Pakistan for 4 weeks or more that proof of Polio vaccination will be required on exit of the country. On holidays to more remote areas you should also have a dentist check up. A good online resource is Travel Health Pro. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take precautions to avoid mosquito bites

INSURANCE

We highly recommend that you have adequate travel insurance for your trip with Trango Adventure Pakistan. We recognise the complexity and variety of choice in the insurance market and know that many of you either have your own preferred insurer or have annual multi trip cover in place already. If this is the case, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your Trango Adventure itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken.

Trango Adventure do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is Highly recommended that you have travel insurance which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday.

It is strongly recommended that suitable cancellation insurance is purchased at the time of booking as all deposits (Royalty Fees) for Expedition are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Suggested insurance companies include:

Expeditions or Treks

Treks only:

GROUP LEADER & SUPPORTING STAFF

The group will be led by an experienced Mountain/Culture Guide. During the trek the group will be accompanied by a full support crew.

ALTITUDE

This holiday involves going to  high altitude. During the course of your trip you will be above 2000 metres for 1-2 days. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatize successfully. Before coming on this holiday you should get some basic advice on Tours at high altitude.

CLIMATE

From mid June to August, we can expect to encounter temperatures as high as 40°C at karachi, Multan and Lahore, and 25°C in The Gilgit & Baltistan Region. Weather is generally good throughout the summer season,with clear skies and little rain or snow. However, weather in mountainous areas is difficult to predict, and short-lived storms can occur at any time.

BOOKS
  • Trekking in Pakistan. Isobel Shaw.
  • Karakoram Highway. King.
  • Top Treks of the World. Steve Razzetti.
  • In the Throne Room of the Mountain Gods. Galen Rowell.
  • K2 Triumph and Tragedy. Jim Curran.

PASSPORT & VISSAS

A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required for visits to countries outside the EU. The information that we provide is for UK passport holders. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for other nationalities. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice. If you are travelling outside the EU you should have at least 2 blank pages in your passport for each country that you visit.

PAKISTAN VISA

All nationalities require a visa. The visa fee is approximately GBP £134 and you must apply for it prior to departure. To obtain a visa for Pakistan you will require a letter of introduction from an approved agency which will be provided by Trango Adventure.Visa applications can only be made in person at one of 5 application centres located in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Bradford. Please download the detailed information document.

Note: if you are continuing your tour to china then you have to get the visa for china from you home country.

EQUIPMENT  LIST

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag whilst trekking including your sleeping bag and mattress should be no more than 12.5 kgs. This limit which is set by the porters is strictly enforced and bags will be weighed prior to setting off on trek. Anything not required on the trek can be left at the group hotel in Islamabad. Please note that your mountaineering equipment will be packed into additional, communal kitbags at the start of the trekking and this equipment will not be part of your personal 12.5 kgs weight limit.

We will send you a list of detail items closer to your Holiday departure.

Please send us an email at info@trangoadventure.com if you need more information about “Hunza Valley Tour”

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