Overland from China to Pakistan via Khunjarab Pass 16,000fts

Travel the full 1,300km Karakoram Highway in this trip.

Completed in 1979 and opened to the public in 1985, the Karakoram Highway, formally known as the China-Pakistan Friendship Highway, is a 1,300km road which links Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan with Kashgar, the second most important city in Xinjiang province, China.

What was once an important ”Silk Road” route which used to link the Indian sub-continent with China, is today considered the 8th wonder of the world, since the altitude and the hard conditions in which it was built made it become an architectonic masterpiece. About 810 Pakistanis and about 200 Chinese workers lost their lives during its construction.

As the highest paved road in the world (4,800m at Khunjerab Pass), it goes through the three greatest mountain ranges on Earth: the Himalayas, the Karakoram and the Hindu Kush.

It is, perhaps, one of the only places in the world where one can admire a mountain 8,000 meters high, like Nanga Parbat, from the window of his car.

These colossal mountains and the huge contrasting landscapes are not the only reason for going on such a journey.

Along the way, we passed through an endless number of regions, where a large number of ethnic and religious groups live: from the Uyghurs in Xinjiang, to the Tajiks in Tashgurkan, the Ismailis in Hunza, and, of course, the Punjabis in the center of Pakistan.

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We offer over landing trips from China to Pakistan. We do pickup from Sost (Immigration office). Border remain open from April to Nov every year.

Border closes on weekend, Sat and Sun.

There is Bus service to Sost-Pakistan from Tashkurgan-China. Book your ticket from Tashkurgan.

 

Day 01  

Pickup from Bus Stop Sost- The bus will pick u up from Taskurgan will drop you in Sost. Our designated Tour Guide will pick you up from Sost and will have overnight stay at Upper Hunza i.e. Passu / Gulmit.

Tourist Lounge Hotel / Sarai Silk Route Hotel / Eden Lake View Hotel.  

Day 02 

Upper Hunza to Hopper- After breakfast will move to Hooper Village –Nagar Valley to explore the incredible landscape view of Golden Peak and Short Trek to Hooper Glacier. Have lunch and move to Ganish Village (1000 years old UNESCO Awarded Ancient and First Settlement of Hunza Valley) Central Hunza Valley.

Overnight Stay at Karimabad in Hunza Continental Palace / Mulberry Hotel Hunza.

 

Day 03

Central Hunza – Explore Central Hunza Valley. Visit Baltit Fort (800 Years Old Royal Palace).Have lunch and move to Altit Village to explore the village and visit Altit Fort (900 Years Old Royal Palace). Visit Dukair Famously known for Sun Set and Rise Point over five more than 6000m high Peaks (Rakaposhi, Diran, Golden, Ulter and Lady Finger Peak).

Overnight stay at Fairy Land Hotel –Dukair.

 

Day 04

Central Hunza to Fairy Meadows- After breakfast will move to Fairy Meadows, Take Jeep from Raikot Bridge to Tatto Valley on one of the World’s Adventurous Jeep Track. 1 ½ Jeep Ride. After Lunch at Tatto Valley move towards Fairy Meadows, by walk trek of about 3-4 hrs. to reach FM.Overnight stay at Fairy Meadows Cottage/ Raikot Sarai Cottage.

 

Day 05

Fairy Meadows to Nanga Parbat BC- After breakfast will towards Nanga Parbat BC (Famously known as Killer Mountain). Before base camp there is view point camp called Beyal Camp. After Beyal trek to Base Camp depends on whether condition at that time.

Back to Cottage for overnight stay.

Nanga Parbat Peak-8,126m

 

Day 06

Fairy Meadows to Skardu – After breakfast will move to Skardu.

Visit Gilgit City, Wander around and photography. Lunch at Jaglot.

Reach Kachura Village in Skardu at Night (Will take more time than normal due to under construction road) and overnight stay at Tibet Motel.

 

Day07

Upper and Lower Kachura  – After breakfast visit lower kachura, Shangi-La Resort and Lake (Boating).Move towards Upper Kachura to visit Upper Kachura Lake. Lunch at upper kachura, wander, photography and leave to Skardu City.

Overnight stay at Skardu City in designated hotel.

 

Day 08

Skardu –Explore Shiger Valley, Visit Sarfaranga (High Altitude Cold Desert), Shiger Fort.

Organic Valley Skardu, Kharpocho Fort. Will move forward if have time to explore Sadpara Lake, and few charming attractions.

 

Day 09

Fly to Islamabad- After breakfast will move to catch flight from Skardu Airport to Islamabad over incredible Karakorum and Himalayan Mountain Ranges.

In Case of Flight Cancellation.

Skardu to Chilas- After breakfast will move towards Chilas.

 

Day 10

Islamabad- Explore the Capital City of Pakistan. Visit Margallah Hills, Faisal Mosque, Pakistan Monument. 

In Case of Flight Cancellation.

Chilas to Islamabad- After breakfast will move towards Islamabad City.

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Number of days: 10
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Not included: Anything not mentioned above
Transport: Bus/Minibus
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