Hunza Valley Tours

Hunza Valley Tours – Jasmine Tours 05 days / 04 nights Rare is the traveller who knows the Culture of Pakistan, a deeply fascinating country with tremendous Silk Road history and sensational natural beauty—particularly in the Hunza Valley.  Enjoy the real beauty nature blessing with jasmine Hunza Valley Tours 2019. We’ve crafted this one-of-a-kind journey to […]

Hunza Valley Tours – Jasmine Tours 05 days / 04 nights

Rare is the traveller who knows the Culture of Pakistan, a deeply fascinating country with tremendous Silk Road history and sensational natural beauty—particularly in the Hunza Valley.  Enjoy the real beauty nature blessing with jasmine Hunza Valley Tours 2019. We’ve crafted this one-of-a-kind journey to reveal its multitudinous charms, exploring Pakistan’s northeastern corner along with the westernmost edge of China. From the desert to the snowy Pamirs, we delve into peaceful hidden corners of the old kingdom of Hunza (called “the epitome of mountain grandeur” by Eric Shipton), meet amiable locals, witness polo matches, and drink in galactic Karakoram peaks

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Hunza Valley Tours 2019 Step onto the modern Silk Road in Kashgar, China, a historical junction with a dynamic bazaar  The Karakoram Highway leads us across the top of the world into Pakistan, recalling tales of the Great Game.

Hunza Valley Tours 2019 Pakistan’s Hunza Valley avails extraordinary vistas: glaciers, clifftop orchards, and crag-perched castles  We boat on Lake Attabad, explore Karimabad architecture, see carpet making and the ancient tribal town of Gilgit.

Overview of Hunza  Valley

Gilgit and Hunza (Hunza valley tours) are at their best during spring with fruit and walnut trees in blossom and autumn when the trees turn brilliant orange, red and brown. What a contrast to the snowy peaks, which are all around.Karimabad – the capital of Hunza. Shipton declared it as the ultimate manifestation of mountain grandeur Yes! The Legendary Hunza – who’s a very name, is overwhelming! Is known for its towering snow-covered peaks, creeping glaciers, fragrant apricot orchards & the longevity of its people.

Lord Curson noted, “The little State of Hunza contains more summits of over 20,000 ft than there are of over 10,000 ft in the entire Alps”. This magical land of contrasting geology abounds in glaciers too, including the 58 Km (world’s 5th longest) Batura Glacier in  Our Hunza Valley Tours. The Nubra, Braldu, Hushe and Saltoro Rivers are born in the Karakoram glacial vastness: the Shyok River encircles the entire flanks of the range: but only the Hunza river literally cuts through the width of the Karakoram Range.

Hunza’s extreme isolation thus imposed by the unbelievably steep gorges of the Karakoram, rise to a long-standing, wholly indigenous & pure diet consisting almost entirely of apricots, wheat and “Hunza Water”, a locally brewed wine, & hence the long living inhabitants. The hardy people of Hunza Valley are thought to be the descendants of Alexander’s lost column of an army.

  • Until 1974, Hunza remained a semi-autonomous princely state presided over by a benevolent “MIR” who personally held a daily court & the subjects paid taxes in goods rather than money Hunza Valley Tours 2019.
  • Nestled under the shadows of Rakaposhi 7788 m, perches its capital Karimabad – guarded with centuries-old sentinel of Altit & Baltit Hunza Valley Tours 2019.
  • Our approach to Hunza is by jeep on the Karakoram Highway, a thin ribbon of pavement carved into the walls of the stupendous Karakoram Hunza Valley Tours 2019.
  • This road completed in 1978, now links the ancient trails of the Silk Route from Gilgit to Kashgar Hunza Valley Tours 2019.
  • The same family has ruled Hunza’s inhabitants since the 11th century. A legend relates that the Hunzakuts, (as the people of Hunza are known) are the descendants of the 05 lost soldiers of the Alexander’s Army.
  • Brushuski, an aboriginal language is spoken in the central Hunza & Wakhi, related to Chinese Turkistan is spoken in the upper Gojal Hunza Valley Tours 2019.
  • Hunzakuts lived off the fruits of caravan- raiding, slave trading & attacking their neighbours Hunza Valley Tours 2019.
  • The kingdom retained independence until the British took over in 1891 and became part of in 1974 Hunza Valley Tours 2019.
  • The society is co-operative rather than competitive. Each family grows enough food for its own use Hunza Valley Tours 2019.

 

As the Hunzakuts lived aloof from the outer world, each citizen was self-sufficient in making his own shoes, clothes & bowls, until, the Karakoram Highway linked them with the world. The people are cheerful & friendly. Almost the entire population belongs to the Ismaili Shias sect headed by the Prince Karim Agha Khan. The women wear bright clothes, long shirts over baggy trousers and little-embroidered pillbox hats over which they drape their shawls.

HUNZA VALLEY TOURS

 

NOTE: – Before we start our Hunza Valley Tours 2019 Although we try to adhere to the schedule listed below, this itinerary is subject to change due to numerous reasons beyond our control such as bad weather, cancelled or delayed flights, road washouts, vehicle breakdowns, sickness, accidents, govt restrictions & all other unforeseen exigencies for which we cannot make provisions. 04 nights and 05 days

Hunza valley Tours 2019 on 01 ISLAMABAD  / RAWALPINDI -TO- CHILAS

Our Hunza valley tours itinerary started form AM: After an early breakfast, drive to Chilas, a major town on the upper course of the Indus & a gateway to Gilgit, Hunza, Skardu, Nanga Parbat & Kaghan Valleys. The whole journey will proceed on the Karakoram Highway, also known as the “eight wonders” of the world. Karakoram Highway – connects Pakistan to China, twisting through the three mighty ranges of the world, the Karakorams, the Himalayas & the Pamirs – & follows the ancient Silk Route along the Indus, Gilgit & Hunza Rivers up the Chinese border at the Khunjerab Pass where it concludes in the Taklamakan Desert after winding through the Pamirs & Kashgar districts.

 

Hunza Valley Tours 2019 On arrival transfer to Hotel. All meals included.

Distance:  km,  Drive : 10-11 hrs,  Altitude : 950 meter.

 

 Hunza Valley Tours 2019 on DAY 02 CHILAS -TO- HUNZA

AM:

After breakfast, drive to Karimabad, the prettiest valley and capital of Hunza. Eric Shipton declared it as the ultimate manifestation of mountain grandeur Yes ! the Legendary Hunza – whose very name is overwhelming ! is known for its towering snow-covered peaks, creeping glaciers, fragrant apricot orchards & the longevity of its people.

 

PM : Arrive Hunza for overnight at Hotel. All meals included.

Distance : 200 km,  Drive : 06 hrs,  Altitude : 2500 meters.

 

Hunza Valley Tours 2019 on DAY 03 HUNZA -TO- KHUNJERAB PASS / GULMIT

AM : Drive from Karimabad to Khunjerab Pass (4500 Metres) for a full day excursion,  In route, Passu Village is setting off point for climbers for the Batura, Passu, Kuk & Lupghar Groups. Next in Hunza Valley Tours 2019 Located under the shadows of Shispar & Passu Cones, Hunza Valley Tours 2019 the fabulous trek to the legendary Shimshal too begins from Passu.

From the outskirts of Passau, 30 Kms before Sust, (immigration check post) begins the Khunjerab National Park, the natural habitat of the endangered Marco Polo Sheep & Snow Leopard Hunza Valley Tours 2019. The last stretch of the road winds up around 12 wide, well-engineered hairpin bends to the top. Khunjerab Pass 4703 M, is the highest border crossing on a paved road in the world. We move in our Hunza Valley Tours 2019 to The Khunjerab Pass is the continental watershed, on the side flowing down to the Indian Ocean and that on the Chinese side being swallowed by the Taklamakan Desert in the Tarim

Basin. The Taklamakan literally means, “IF YOU GO IN YOU WON”T COME OUT“. The scenery is remarkably different on either side of the pass Hunza Valley Tours 2019. The Pakistani side is marked with barren deserted gorges with no sign of human life for the last 40 Kms before the border, the Chinese side, however, is wide, open, grassy, high altitude plateau, with herds of yaks, sheep & low humped Bactrian camels tended by the smiling colourful TAJIKS. Hunza Valley Tours 2019 Subject to permission, we shall pay a brief visit to Raja Bahadur Khan, one of the Mirs of the Royal family to behold his invaluable personal collection of antique weapons, musical instruments, rugs, pots & jewellery.

 

Overnight Hotel Gulmit, all meals included in our Hunza Valley Tours 2019.

Distance :  km,  Drive : 8 hrs,  Altitude : 4500 meters.

 

Hunza Valley Tours 2019 DAY 04 GULMIT  -TO- BESHAM

After an early breakfast, drive back to Besham. Overnight hotel in Besham, all meals included in our Hunza Valley Tours 2019.

 

Hunza Valley Tours 2019 DAY 05 BESHAM -TO- RAWALPINDI/ISLAMABAD

AM : Resume road journey to Islamabad upon arrival transfer to your hotel. End of our Service for Hunza Valley Tours 2019.

 

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