Cherry blossoms signals the end of chilly winter weather in Hunza, Nagar and in the other valleys of Gilgit-Baltistan. Blossom season starts from the second week of March and ends by the end of April (depends on altitude). Many tourists around the world are coming to explore Hunza valley in Cherry blossom/Spring season to see the all valley in white, pink and green! Cherry blossom viewing began in ancient times when aristocrats wrote poetry and sang songs under the flowering trees of Cherry. Color of the petals reflect people’s ideal notion of purity and simplicity. They are also touched by the blossoms that they are so fragile short-lived scattering just a few days after the flower.
Mid March – Apr End
Arrive at Islamabad Benazir Bhutto airport.Meet guide and transfer to Hotel.
Breakfast at hotel and drive to Besham,en route visit ancient city of Taxila, including Taxila Museum with best collection of Gandharan Arts. ThenSirkap city ruins from 2nd century BC to 2nd century AD, Jaulian Buddhist Monastery from 2nd century AD to 5th century AD and Dharmarajika Stupa from 3rd century AD to 5th Century AD. Lunch at Taxila then proceed to Besham via Abbotabad, Mansarah, Thakot. On arrival at Besham, transfer to hotel for Dinner and Overnight.
Breakfast at hotel and drive to Gilgit. Journey based on Karakoram Highway -8th wonder of the world through remote valleys of Kohistan along the mighty Indus river. En route visit Shatail Rock carving from Buddhist period (6th century AD to 8th Century AD). Lunch at Chilas then continue to Gilgit. On arrival at Gilgit transfer to hotel for overnight.
Breakfast at hotel and drive to Phander lake en route visit Kargah Buddha later proceed to Phander Lake along Gilgit River through different valley of Ghizer District. Lunch at Gupis PTDC Motel,then take excursion to Phander Lake and back to Gupis for hotel.
Morning drive to visit Gilgit Bazaar shopping and Old Gilgit bridge. Later proceed to KarimabadHunza,en route stop to see Continental Collision, Old Silk Route and Rakaposhi view point. Lunch at view point. Proceed to KarimabadHunza. On arrival transfer to hotel.
Overnight at Hotel Hunza Serena Inn
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Morning visit the 700 years old Baltit Fort, Karimabad Bazaar, Altit village and Altit Fort (900 years old). Afternoon drive to Duiker to see the 5 mountains over 7000M which include Rakaposhi (7788M), Golden Peak (7028M), Ulter (7388M), Diran Peak (7265M) and Mulobiating (7459M). Enjoy sunset at mountains. Also beautiful view of Hunza and Nagar. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Early breakfast and drive to Khunjerab Pass (Subject to weather & Road Condition ) along the beautiful Attaabad lake , with magnificent view of Passu Cathedrals, Shatubar towers , Passu glacier, Batura glacier then Khunjerab Pass (4733M) to see the highest paved road across two countries-China and Pakistan. Back to Pass.
Breakfast at hotel and drive to Chilas,en route visit Hussaini rope suspension bridge, Ganish Rock inscription. Stop at Junction point of three mighty mountain ranges – the Karakorum, the Himalayas and the Hindukush. Later proceed to Chilas. On arrival at Chilas visit Chilas rock carving.
Breakfast at hotel and drive to Abbotabad,en route stop to see monument of Karakorum Highway. Later proceed to Abbotabad. On arrival transfer to hotel.
Breakfast at hotel and drive to Islamabad. On arrival at Islamabad, lunch at Chinese restaurant and visit Faisal Mosque Daman-e-Koh, and shopping at centaurs Mall. Dinner at Usmaina and transfer to Airport for flight.