Hunza Valley/Khunjerab National Park

Hunza Valley/Khunjerab National Park Tour

Hunza Valley

Hunza Valley in Northern Pakistan remains one of the most serene and sought after destinations by foreign tourist from across the world. With a history dating back to antiquity, the valley has long been known as the real embodiment of James Hilton’s famous 1933 novel “Shangri-La (the lost Horizon)”. Before the construction of the Karakorum Highway, which itself is considered 8th wonder of the world, Hunza Valley truly was a Shangrila, a happy land isolated from the rest of the world. Today, Hunza Valley is a relatively bustling town at the junction of the three highest mountain ranges in the world, The Hindukush, The Himalayas and the Karakorum.

Of particular interest in Hunza Valley are sights like the 1000 years old Altit and Baltit Forts, the seat of the former rulers of the Hunza State, the Ganesh village, where the Ganeshkuz (inhabitants of Ganesh) are still retaining the 1000 years-old culture, life style and architecture. A visit to the Ganesh village takes one back to the medieval times. With highest literacy rate in the whole country, People of Hunza are beautiful, friendly, warm, liberal and welcoming.

Pakistan Explorer proudly presents the best of Northern areas in one go. Experience the lush green valleys of Naran and Kaghan, the formidable Babusar Pass at 3800m ASL (alternate route via KKH in case of closure), Treat yourself with the spellbinding beauty of Hunza Valley and grandeur of the highest border crossing in the world, The Khunjerab Pass. Spend leisure hours at the bank of the turquoise Attabad Lake. Take a walk in the picturesque valleys of the Hunza and Nagar. Take a sneak peek into history and study the lifestyle and cultures of the Kingdom of Altit and Baltit Forts.

This life time experience will take a mere 7 days and 8 nights with luxury 3-star accommodations and air-conditioned transport all throughout.

Quick Facts:

There are three possible ways of reaching Hunza valley from Islamabad.

  1. Fly from ISB to Gilgit (subject to flight availability/cancellation/bad-weather)
  2. By road via Naran/Babusar Pass (This route is available from June to Sept)
  3. By road via Karakorum Highway (All season)

Tour duration: 08 days (7 Days & 8 Nights)
Route : Chose from Routes A/B/C with slight variation in cost and Tour duration 

Difficulty level: Evening walks                       
Min Age limit: 05 years

Ideal Time: April to October

Max Altitude gain: 4200m ASL

Min. ambient temperatures: -5°C

Max Altitude above sea level:
3800m Babusar Pass
4600m Khunjerab Pass

Tour Itinerary:
(by Air)

Day- 1

  • Arrival at Islamabad International
  • Airport Transfer
  • Overnight stay at Explorers Lounge Islamabad
  • Lunch (2-course Continental/Desi)
  • Dinner (2-course Continental/Desi)


Day- 2

  • Breakfast
  • Airport Transfer
  • Fly to Gilgit
  • Arrival in Gilgit
  • Transfer to coaster
  • Departure for Hunza Valley
  • Lunch at Rakaposhi view Point
  • Arrival in Hunza
  • Hotel Check-in
  • Dinner
  • Lunch (2-course Continental/Desi)
  • Dinner (2-course Continental/Desi)

Day- 3

  • Breakfast
  • Visit of Baltit Fort
  • Lunch
  • Visit of Eagle’s Nest, Altit Fort
  • Evening tea and refreshment at Altit Fort Royal Gardens (Khabasi Café)
  • Return to Hotel
  • Dinner
  • Lunch (2-course Continental/Desi)
  • Dinner (2-course Continental/Desi)

Day- 4

  • Breakfast
  • Departure for Gulmit Upper Hunza Valley
  • Visit of the 1000 years-old Ganesh Village (enroute)
  • Lunch enroute
  • Arrival in Passu
  • Hotel Check-in
  • Lunch (2-course Continental/Desi)
  • Dinner (2-course Continental/Desi)

Day- 5

  • Breakfast
  • Departure for Khunjerab National Park/Pak-China Border
  • Lunch enroute
  • Return to Hotel
  • Dinner
  • Lunch (2-course Continental/Desi)
  • Dinner (2-course Continental/Desi)

Day- 6

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel Check-out
  • Departure for Gilgit
  • Stop-over at Attabad Lake (photography/sight-seeing)
  • Lunch enroute
  • Arrival in Gilgit
  • Hotel Check-in
  • Dinner
  • Lunch (2-course Continental/Desi)
  • Dinner (2-course Continental/Desi)

Day- 7

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel Check-out
  • Airport Transfer
  • Fly to Islamabad
  • Arrival in Islamabad
  • Overnight stay at Explorers Lounge
  • Dinner
  • Lunch (2-course Continental/Desi)
  • Dinner (2-course Continental/Desi)

Day- 8

  • Fly Home

*********************End of Itinerary***************

Terms & Conditions

Cost:


For 02 persons: 1200 USD per person (Independent Group)
For 02 persons: 800 USD per person (Combined with local/other foreign Group)
For 04 persons: 800 USD per person (Independent Group)
For 04 persons: 750 USD per person (Combined with local/other foreign Group)
For 06 persons: 700 USD per person (Independent Group)
For 08 persons: 600 USD per person (Independent Group)
For 10 persons: 500 USD per person (Independent Group)

Cost Includes:

  • All meals Breakfast/lunch/dinner throughout the tour
  • Air-conditioned luxury Coaster (22-seater)
  • All hotel accommodation (double/triple sharing)
  • On-board snacks and drinks (ice box) during long travels
  • Registered Tour Guide licensed from Ministry of Tourism
  • Toll taxes/ NOC/ Permits other taxes
  • All transportation from and to Islamabad Airport/Gilgit Airport
  • Satellite phone for incoming & outgoing on payment

Cost does not include:

  • Air tickets (national or International)
  • Visa fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal clothing
  • Extra refreshments apart from itinerary
  • Laundry
  • Rescue/evacuation

Essentials to bring along:

  • Warm clothing, fleece, jackets, headgear. Gloves
  • Sunglasses UV protective
  • Sunblock SPF 60+

Pakistan Explorer disciplinary policy:

  • In wake of unexpected and incidental scenarios e.g. heavy rains/landslide/road blockage/security concerns, PE management will take appropriate measures to continue or disengage the tour (cancellation/refund rules applicable)
  • Hotel rooms on double sharing
  • Camps on double sharing
  • While Guests are encouraged to photograph and record places during their visit, they must respect the local community/houses and their privacy
  • Guests are strictly advised to use life jackets while swimming or engaging in water sports. PE will not be responsible for any accident encountered in such a scenario 
  • Guests are bound to follow the instructions of the team leader/guide/HAP while crossing dangerous routes or else he/she will not be allowed to proceed further 

Cancellations: 

All cancellations must be notified in writing to Pakistan Explorer.  Cancellation charges will be levied as follows:-

If canceled by the client;

  • Whenever canceled by the client, the bank charges for both sides from the advance will be paid by the client
  • If canceled by the client any time after the commencement of the trip, or after deposit of advance due to any reason whatsoever, No refund will be given on any unutilized services other than hotels, meals which are subject to cancellation charges accordingly
  • If the trekking/expedition is cancelled by the client, government rules will be applied for the refund of Trekking Fee/climbing permits etc.

If canceled by Pakistan Explorer;

  • If the tour is canceled by Pakistan Explorer citing unfavorable conditions e.g. accident, landslide, flooding, incident of terrorism, wide spread epidemic and other such happenings which are truly incidental and has no participation of either client or Pakistan Explorer, and no alternate destination/arrangement/tour has not been mutually agreed upon by both client and Pakistan Explorer, client will be refunded for whatever unutilized service like hotel accommodation, meals, transportation etc. however, charges for trekking fee/climbing permits and other nonrefundable government charges will not be refunded

Liabilities and Responsibilities of Pakistan Explorer:

Pakistan Explorer, its agents, employees or any of the affiliates or subsidiary companies shall neither be responsible nor liable for any loss, damage, injury, sickness or death caused to any member or the property of the group directly or indirectly due to any delay, accident, acts of God, dangers, fire, landslide, avalanche, machinery failure, declared or undeclared hostilities, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, theft, pilferage, epidemics, quarantines, medical or customs regulations, delays, cancellations or changes in itinerary or schedules, Govt. restrictions or due to any causes beyond the control of Pakistan Explorer.

Reservations and Advance Payment:

  • All provisional reservation must reach us in writing well in advance before your arrival in Pakistan. No deposits are necessary for making any provisional reservations.
  • All provisional reservations are subject to confirmation on deposit of USD 300/= per pax advance payment into our account before arrival of the group/client in Pakistan. The balance amount must be paid on arrival in Pakistan.
  • Scan/copy of passport along with two passport size photographs will be required to issue invitation letter for Pakistan Visa application
  • Signed/scanned copy of the tour itinerary along with terms and conditions mentioned above, separately by each member of the group shall be sent via e-mail to Pakistan Explorer in order to dispatch Visa Invitation Letters
  • Pakistan Explorer is a registered Travel company bearing National Taxation Number (NTN: 7187922-0) and is registered with Ministry of Tourism, Department of Tourist Services (DTS-2117) providing complete assistance to tourist and climbing expeditions from across the world.

Confirmation and Payment Mode: For Online Deposits:
Account Title: Pakistan Explorer
A/c #: 001005077804
Branch Code: 0131
IBAN: PK75ALFH0131001005077804
Bank Alfalah F-10 Markaz, Islamabad

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