The trek from skardu to the baltoro glacier gives the best close-up views of k2, and the trail along the braldu and biaho rivers takes hikers right into the heart of the karakuram mountains. Concordia, the base camp for k2 expeditions, offers spectacular views of some of the highest mountains on earth, including k2, gasherbrum, masherbrum, and chogolisa.
The combination tour of Little Tibet (Baltistan Skardu) and Hunza will meet the expectations of visitors who want to know about the landscape of the area, and forget about the stressful life in bigger and busier cities. You will find yourselves very close to the nature here in these mountainous regions.Hunza was a princely state in the northernmost part of the Northern Areas of Pakistan until 1974. The state was also known as Kanjut. Baltistan is a multicultural and multi lingual region. Baltistan is a pluralistic society having people with various backgrounds and living together with peace and tranquility.
This take you through the most desirable route from Ishkoman to Yasin and crossing over Darkot pass into Bogorhil valley. The rugged Karakumbar valley lead to some of most scienic places and large alpine meadows used by Wakhi people in Broghil valley. Trek over Darkot Pass the snow-covered, but straightforward Darkot and Ishkuman passes . From each of these high passes, there are magnificent views towards the mountains of the central Karakuram and Hindukush. Offering a diversity of unspoiled landscape and an interesting mix of cultures, this is exploratory travel at its best, where the people we meet are as curious about us as we are about them.
This trek passes mostly through human settlements except the Ovir Pass. Used by the local people for traveling to Chitral. State dissidents and noble princes also used it. The route connects a number of hamlets where one can see local culture. The Zani Pass route has been a well-used one since time immemorial. Presently Chitralis are mostly muslims, but in the south of Chitral there are three valleys inhabited by the Kafir Kalash. Chitral is considered to be the pinnacle of the Hindu Kush region. The highest peaks, as well as countless passes and massive glaciers are located in Hindukush region.
Chitral forms Pakistan's norht-western border with Afghanistan, and is home to the precipitous (very steep) mountains of the Hindukush. This range is different from the Himalaya and Karakurams and since there are no 8000m peaks here, it is not as well known. However, Tirich Mir at 7708m and its accompanying peaks command respect. Additionally, a route of the silk road wound through the Boroghil Pass in Upper Chitral. Presently Chitralis are mostly muslims, but in the south of Chitral there are three valleys inhabited by the Kafir Kalash. Chitral is considered to be the pinnacle of the Hindu Kush region. The highest peaks, as well as countless passes and massive glaciers are located in this region.
Chitral forms Pakistan's norht-western border with Afghanistan, and is home to the precipitous (very steep) mountains of the Hindukush. This range is different from the Himalaya and Karakurams and since there are no 8000m peaks here, it is not as well known. However, Tirich Mir at 7708m and its accompanying peaks command respect. The highest peaks, as well as countless passes and massive glaciers are located in this region.
Hunza valley is most beautiful valley alongside “Rakaposhi” Peak roads curves into one of the most beautiful road in the world the Karakuram Highway. Hunza is most amazing in spring season, when natural life starts to blossom and flowers can be seen everywhere. Pakistan north is land of wonders, mysteries and hidden beauties. Chitral Kalash is beautiful ancient city which is different then Hunza Valley or Skardu because it is not much Green. Moreover, Chitral Valley has cultural significance yet it is not still as famous as it would be. Chitral Kalash Tour features Kalash Festival which normally starts in the month of May.
Experience the confluence of the highest mountain ranges of the world: Karakuram, Himalayas and Hindukush. Travel overland on Karakuram Highway through the dramatic, deep gorge of Indus. Spend a few days in Hunza known for longevity of its inhabitants. Passu is the staging ground for popular treks (such as the Batura Glacier, the meadow of Patundas, the winter pasture of Avdegar and the remote Shimshal village) and superb day hikes (such as the Yunz Valley, Borit Sar, Kharamabad village and Passu Ghar along the Passu Glacier)
Cycle into the beautiful and remote valleys of Karakuram Bagrote and Shimshal valleys . The Karakuram highway (KKH) is at its most spectacular between Ghulmit and Gulmit.The most interesting and challenge part is to cycle down the Shimshal valley passing the Mulungutti Glacier as we travel through a stunning scenery. The valley is home to herds of sheep, goats and yaks that are moved up and down the area with the seasons. But we see little evidence of settlement apart from the few shepherd's huts on the narrow track road.
The combination tour of Little Tibet (Baltistan Skardu) and Hunza will meet the expectations of visitors who want to know about the landscape of the area, and forget about the stressful life in bigger and busier cities. You will find yourselves very close to the nature here in these mountainous regions. The northern areas which is now Gilgit Baltistan - wedged between Afghanistan, China and India - is an area rich with history, natural beauty and cultural diversity, and yet has its own identity, defined by religion, commerce, and a rugged environment.
During the Afghan Wars the pass was the scene of numerous skirmishes between Anglo-Indian soldiers and native Afghans. The Mughal Empire was an Islamic imperial power of the Indian subcontinent which began in the early 1500s, ruled most of the subcontinent by the late 17th and early 18th centuries, and ended in the mid-19th century. In the 8th century, Multan was conquered along with Sindh by the army of Muhammad bin Qasim, following bin Qasim's conquest, the city was securely under Muslim rule, although it was in effect an independent state.
If one finds the imprints of the Mughal architecture on various mosques and gardens, there are buildings and structures that proclaim their British antecedents. Tour to Pakistan promises to offer you all the help to make your tour to Pakistan an exciting and memorable affair. John Hilton's Shangri-la. Hunza is the land of longevity, serenity, towering mountains, lush green terraced valleys, the mighty Indus River, and most importantly, the friendly Hunzakuts. This tour brings us to the Khyber Pass near Peshawar and follows the Swat Valley, the incredible Karakorum Highway into Hunza, Gilgit and Skardu
Pakistan is known as a cradle of civilization. The Indus Civilization developed around 3,000 BC and the dates of the earlier Kot Diji cultures, of the pre-Indus period, approximately 3300-2800 BC and flourished for a period of about fifteen hundred years. The Aryans, who arrived from Central Asia around 1,700 BC, displacing the Indus Civilization and bringing Hinduism to the region. 1200 years later, the Aryans yielded in turn to the armies of Cyrus the Great, and the Indus region became a part of his Achaemenid Persian Empire.
The 7 days trek to enchanting places around hunza. Enjoy views of jerab peaks and the cathedrals at ghulkin, and ocean of peaks at patundas meadows, borit lake on way to passughar and passu glacier at luzhdar. This is a short technical trek to the ridge between the Passu and Butara glaciers called Patundas meadows which has sweeping mountain views in all direction.
The Pamir pasture or Shimshal pass has attractive snow clad peaks are above 600mt is Minglig Sar and Quz Sar are the most popular for trekking group in the pass there are beautiful lakes surroundings is a grassy area, the Braldo pass sprate from this pastur to snow lake and reached Askoli Skardu which are paradise for skiers as well. There is so many short and long passes, from the top of Minglig Sar seen the magnificent scenery of world second highest mountain k-2 and other 7000-M.
This is a trek something completely off the beaten track – remote, far from civilisation, and we hope because of this to capture some of the spirit of early exploration. Shimshall Valley must rate as one of the most remote areas of the Karakuram Himalaya. The mountain scenery is no less impressive and awe-inspiring than elsewhere in the Karakuram and the largest mountain that you will see is Distaghil Sar, 7,885m.
The Batura Glacier, 65 kilometres long, is the second longest glacier in the world outside the polar regions. The arid landscape is often interrupted by lush green fields, held in place by dry-stone retaining walls. The complex irrigation channelling systems are testimony to the skill and patience of the natives. One encounters the great Batura Glacier near Malungin and trekking on to Yashpirt offers superb views of the Batura peaks.
This has possibly been the most beautiful trek. Haramosh is a largely unfrequented wonder of Pakistan. The feel of the whole area was surreal, it exuded a certain tranquility and presented an awesome diversity of landscape. In particular, I was amazed by the Kutwal lake and village a large clearing amidst a whole host of peaks including the Dobani and Miar. The Haramosh and Mani peaks loomed large in the background.
Our destination is the fabled Hunza Valley, a fertile land situated high in the Karakorum, dominated by the imposing bulk of Rakaposhi (7,788 m.). We visit the small forts that once defended the kingdom and terrorised the caravans of the Silk Road. Walking through the villages, terraces and orchards, and climbing into the mountains our aim is Rash lake and the trekking peak nearby, from where we get an unrivalled view of much of the Karakuram range.
Baltistan, the abode of world largest mountains offers this beautiful and easy trek in the captivating Thalley valley. The spectacular Thalley Pass welds Shigar and Khaplu valleys at 4572 meters above sea level. This trek can easily be attempted irrespective of age. This non-glaciated trek will start from the town of Khaplu and passing through the green pastures of Thalley Valley, we will come down to the Shigar town. This adventure gives a pleasing experience to encounter with the cheerful-Balti-folk all the way.