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Trek to Machulo La K2 View Point

ItineraryDay 1: Arrive Islamabad airport and transfer to hotelPass By: Islamabad International AirportArrive at Islamabad airport transfer to hotel. In the afternoon we enjoy a city tour of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Fly to Skardu in case of flight cancellation drive to Chilas 12-14hrsPass By: Kharpocho FortToday we take the short but spectacular flight to Skardu one hour. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Free day to explore Skardu. Altitude 2,228m.Note: If our flight is canceled due to bad weather, we will start the drive to Skardu traveling for 11/12 hrs via Babusar Pass 4173m.Babusar Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4173 m.(13,691 ft) above the sea level. The pass is the highest point in the Kaghan Valley, Pakistan. The pass connects the Kaghan Valley via the Thak Nala with Chilas on the Karakoram Highway. It’s one of the famous hair pinned roads in the world. Karakorum high way is the 8th wonder of the world. The Karakorum Highway was constructed jointly by the Chinese and Pakistanis, begun in the 1960s and finally constructed in 1976,s as a link road between Pakistan and China. It is an engineering wonder, but at the cost of many lives.No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Skardu CityPass By: Kharphocho Fort, Skardu, Gilgit-BaltistanFree/preparation day in Skardu in case of flight cancellation on day 2 drive from Chilas to Skardu along with Indus River 8-9hrs 290km.The rising of Indus stretches down to Baltistan valley from Tibet to Gilgit and down to the Arabian Sea, which cuts the Indian sub-continent from Asia; Baltistan valley is called a little Tibet in the North of Pakistan. Baltistan is situated at the last end of Himalaya, beside Deosai Plain and Satpara Lake. Baltistan the tourist destination of Mountains paradise where the world 2nd highest peak is K-2 (8611-m) and the other 8000m are Broad Peak, Gasherbrum I & II Likely 8068 to 8047m and there are many peaks 7750- 7800m. Its snow capped peaks and long glaciers give you the spectacular view for climbers, trekkers and travelers.No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 4: Deosai National ParkPass By: Deosai National Park, Skardu, Gilgit-BaltistanDrive to Deosai Plateau 40km, overnight in tentsThe Deosai National Park is a high-altitude alpine plain and national park in northern Pakistan. It is located largely within Skardu District in Gilgit Baltistan. Deosai Plains are situated at an average elevation of 4,114 meters (13,497 ft) above sea level.The Deosai National Park was established in 1993 to protect the survival of the Himalayan brown bear and its habitat. Having long been a prize kill for poachers and hunters, the bear now has a hope for survival in Deosai where its number has increased from only 19 in 1993 to 40 in 2005. During the last decade, a few but effective measures have been taken by the Government of Pakistan for the survival of brown bear in the region. In 1993, Himalayan Wildlife Project was founded with substantial financial support from international environmental concerns. But the brown bear is still under threat. The Deosai Plains are also home to the Himalayan ibex, red fox, golden marmot (locally called Phia), gray wolf, the Ladakh urial, the snow leopard, and over 124 resident and migratory birds. Birds in the park include the golden eagle, lammergeier, griffon vulture, laggar falcon, peregrine falcon, kestrel, sparrow hawk and snowcock.No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 5: Machulo KhapluPass By: Felix Guest HouseDrive to Machulo by jeeps 6-7 hrs, 153 km. Altitude 2700m. Overnight in Hotel.The Hushe Valley is a valley in Ghanche district Gilgit Baltistan Pakistan. Hushe valley is famous for its highest mountains. There are many sub-valleys which are Gondogoro, Charkusa, Nagma, Nanbroq, and Masherbrum. This valley surrounds several peaks above six thousand meters including Laila peak, K6, K7. Murtaza peak is 5100m just behind K6 Basecamp and is considered the epicenter of trackers and beginners. The Hushe Valley runs from Masherbrum Mountain (at 7,821 meters, 24th highest in the world) south to the Shyok River, opposite Khaplu. Hushe valley is one of the beautiful valleys of Ghangche districts. The staying place Machulo is a village of this this valley falls at 2nd after Saling while going from Skardu. Historic Mosque, Chnnel and street walk, river view side, Mashabrum View point are some places to enjoy the stay at very nearest distances. No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 6: Camp I (Khadi Broq)Pass By: Felix Inurrategi Foundation Baltistan MachuloCamp I (Khadi Broq) starts from Felix Guest House at morning after relaxed breakfast. The 3-4 hours walk by the main stream of teh town Machulo. Little bit steep but very easy to hike. Stay at 3200m above sea level and in camping. No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 7: Camp II (Qouli Brangsa)Pass By: Felix Inurrategi Foundation Baltistan MachuloThe 2nd camp track is also very easy to hike but little bit more steep than first day. It carries you step by step towards higher altitute. The camping area is quiet near to the place where local people of Machulo stays with their cattles. They produce butter and cheez on daily basis. A unique Experience to meet with them and see cows, sheeps, and local cows (Zomo). 4150m altitude over there at Camp IINo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 8: Machulo La K2 View PointPass By: K2 Mountain, Gilgit-BaltistanYou will have the stay over 5200m altitude at Camp III K2 view point. The hike is steep, easy and over the green pastures. In the way we will see some wild animals (if we are lucky), local animal (Yak, Zomo), sheeps, goats, cows and birds. Each and every step towards the view point gives you glimpses and exposing peaks of Karakorum. The view point is a fantastic place to camp over there. There you can see K2, G-I, G-II, G-Iv, Broad Peak, Mashabru, Nanagma Valley, Amin Braq, Khaney valley peaks, Siachen Glacier & Valley view, Chorbat Valley (Ladakh Region), Khaplu district. Hanjour Pasture, Barah Valley, Nanga Parbat, Kargil Region (Kharman Skardu Side), Machulo Town, River Indus and Shyiok, Saling Valley. Panoramic view at your four side 360 view. Photography, video making, camping, night view of Stars on clear sky and Spring waters are amazing to view and expereience over there. No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 9: Machulo transfer to HotelPass By: Felix Guest HouseBack to Machulo hotel from View point in 6 hours easy decend. There we can have a hot shower and relax the wifi to connect friends and family. No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 10: Machulo to Khaplu, Shigar, SkarduPass By: Kharphocho Fort, Skardu, Gilgit-BaltistanDrive back to Skardu from Machulo. In the way visit Khaplu Fort, Shigar Fort and there Upper Kachura Lake in Skardu. Stays in Skardu over night in Hotel.No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 11: Frly back to IslamabadPass By: Islamabad International AirportFly to Islamabad [flight is subject to weather] in case of flight cancellation drive to Chilas 8-9hrs 290kmNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 12: Free day at Islamabad or Drive from Chilas to IslamabadPass By: Islamabad International AirportFree day in Islamabad of a drive from Chilas to Islamabad 11-12hrs 461km No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 13: Return Back to HomePass By: Islamabad International AirportTransfer to Islamabad airport for return flightNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$827.97 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Blossoms in Khaplu

ItineraryDay 1: IslamabadStop At: Gilgit Serena HotelLong Drive and PhotostopsDuration: 16 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in GilgitDay 2: GilgitStop At: Kargah Buddha, Gilgit, Gilgit-BaltistanGilgit City Tour, Kargah Buddha carvings and Handicraft BazaarDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in SkarduDay 3: SkarduStop At: Kharpocho FortKharpocho Fort and Nansoq Organic VillageDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in KhapluDay 4: ShigarStop At: Deosai National Park, Skardu, Gilgit-BaltistanShigar Fort, Katpana Cold Desert and Deosai PlainsDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Deosai Day 5: DeosaiStop At: Deosai National Park, Skardu, Gilgit-BaltistanKala Pani, Bara Pani, Trekking and ExplorationDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in DeosaiDay 6: Khaplu ValleyStop At: Kharfaq Lake, Khaplu, Gilgit-BaltistanKhaplu Palace, Macholo Valley, Hushe valley and Thalley ValleyDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in KhapluDay 7: IslamabadStop At: Karakoram Highway, Gilgit, Gilgit-BaltistanLong driveDuration: 17 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: None

$6634.34 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

HELICOPTER SAFARI PAKISTAN

ItineraryDay 1: ARRIVAL DAY IN ISLAMABAD-PAKISTAN:Pass By: Islamabad International AirportMost of the international flights arrives at Islamabad International Airport in the mornings. Your Guide will meet and greet you at the airport, then you will be transfer to the hotel. Rest of the days is free to recover from your journey. Later in the day, when everyone has arrived, we will have a group briefing about the Heli Tour Pakistan. Depending on the time available to us, there may be an option to do some sightseeing in Islamabad, A purpose-built City in 1961 as the new capital of Pakistan.Meals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 2: SPECTACULAR FLIGHT TO SKARDUStop At: Karakoram Highway, Gilgit, Gilgit-BaltistanIf cancelled Drive KKH to Chilas,Isb to chilas, 461km. Today we travel to Islamabad Airport to take a spectacular flight (weather permitting) across the mountains to Skardu, the Capital of Baltisan. It’s a 45 minute flight which offers Spectacular Mountains views of Himalaya & Karakoram mountain range, you can also enjoy the breathtaking views of world’s 9th highest peak, Nanga Parbat (8126m), if weather is clear then we might be able to see K2 and Gandogoro Pass as well. Check in to the Hotel, res of the day will be spent visiting the local Bazar, historical forts, scenic lakes or visiting ancient rock inscriptions, one of which is of 8th century Manthal Lord Buddha Rock that shows traces of Buddhist monks and pilgrims who had influence in the area before Islam.Duration: 9 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 3: SIGHTSEEING IN SKARDU:Pass By: Karakoram Highway, Gilgit, Gilgit-BaltistanSkardu is the Capital of Baltistan Valley. Baltistan was one of the oldest Himalayan kingdoms before being incorporated into Pakistan. It lies along the Indus River in the very heart of the Karakoram mountains,comprising the northern edge of the Himalayas and nearly the entire Karakoram Range. The Balti people speak an ancient form of Tibetan and have a strong and fascinating culture. after breakfast we will visit the Sadpara Lake, have a tea there and enjoy the breath-taking scenery. We will head back to Skardu town for lunch. after lunch we will visit the Famous Organic Village, where everything grows organically. Dinner will be serve in the hotel.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 4: HELI TOUR DAY-(1):Pass By: Skardu Airport PakistanToday you will take an epic journey to the heart of the Karakoram Mountains. After breakfast you will be driven to Skardu Airport which is around 30 minutes drive from your hotel. Helicopter will be waiting to take you on a once in a life time journey. You will fly all the way to Concordia where the mighty baltoro glacier, K2, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum Peak and many other wold highest mountains are. Depending on the weather, you will have 2-3 hours Heli Tour and return to Skardu. Overnight at hotel.We have to cancel the air safari if weather condition is nor suitable for flying. In that case We will visit and discover the Shigar Valley.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 5: HELI TOUR DAY-(2)Pass By: Skardu Airport Pakistan After Breakfast you will be transfer to the airport for the second day of air safari. Today you will continue your Heli Tour to Khaplu and neighbouring valleys. Heli will take you to every corner of the Karakoram valleys.In case of bad weather we will drive towards Khapulu along the Indus River.You will pass through some lush green Balti Villages to arrive in Khapulu. Khapulu was the second-largest kingdom in old Baltistan of the Yabgo dynasty.It guarded the trade route to Ladakh along the Shyok River. The Main Attraction in khaplu are the Chaqchan Mosque, local village, Bazars and the ex Khaplu Royal Palace.The Ex Royal palace considered an architectural heritage, it was built-in the mid 19th century. The ex Royal Palace has now turned into a Luxury Hotel.We will have lunch in the Royal Palace then heads out to visit the local village, Bazar and Chaqchan. Chaqchan Mosque, Dating from 1370, is one of the oldest in the region, it dates from the time when the area’s populace converted en mass from Buddhism to Islam. Chaqchan Mosque remains open (except friday prayer time) 24 hours and seven days a week.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 6: HELI TOUR DAY-(3)Pass By: Skardu Airport Pakistan Today will be your last day of Heli Tour so make the best of it. After breakfast you will continue your epic journey to the Karakoram mountains.If the weather condition is bad then in the morning we will walk up to the remains of Kharpocho Fort (builded early 1700), which overlooks the town and has a great view of the Indus River. If you are into photography then this is a perfect location to take photos of Skaradu Town at sunrise or sunset. (we can arrange this for you). The afternoon is free to explore. perhaps you would like to take an optional jeep tour to Satpara Lake or explore the bazaar.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 7: DRIVE TO GILGIT(200km)Stop At: Karakoram Highway, Gilgit, Gilgit-BaltistanAfter few days of spectacular Heli Tour you will head towards Gilgit. You will continue your journey along the Indus River until the junction of Gilgit River, then follow Gilgit river on the Karakoram Highway to Gilgit city. Gilgit is the Capital of Gilgit & Baltistan Region. It is mainly an administrative city with Government offices and a lot of shops and markets. Gilgit was an important city on the ancient Silk Route. It was considered as a Buddhism corridor from which many Chinese monks came to Kashmir to learn and preach Buddhism. There is no Tourist Attraction in Gilgit. Depending on the time available, perhaps we visit the local Bazar in the afternoon. We will stay in Gilgit for the night. Along the way we will do few stop for tea breaks and lunch.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 8: DRIVE TO KARIMABAD (105 km) Stop At: Karakoram Highway, Gilgit, Gilgit-BaltistanFrom Gilgit you will drive Further up about 52 km to rejoin the Karakoram Highway. After joining the KKH, you will cross the Gilgit river and enters into Hunza Valley. This area is the most beautiful section of the KKH. It is the right place to breathe the crystalline air. One is overwhelmed by the fragrant breeze coming from poplar trees and orchids of apricots, peaches, pears and grapes. We will stop over for a tea break at the Famous Rakaposhi Mountain (7788m) View point.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 9: REST DAY & SIGHTSEEING IN KARIMABADPass By: Hunza Embassy HotelKarimabad is the Capital of the ancient Hunza Valley, It has adequate tourist infra-structure as it has plenty of café, hotels, motels, guesthouses, bookshops. In Hunza you will notice that they speak different language. In Karimabad, we will visit the famous Baltit and Altit Forts, local Bazar and drive up to Eagle nest. After Breakfast we will walk along the loca small Bazar (15-20 min walk) towards the famous Baltit Fort, Founded in the 8th CE, it is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Once the former seat of the Hunza kingdom, majestic Baltit Fort is on a hill, which gives the best view of whole Hunza Valley. After visiting the Baltit fort, we will drive (15 min drive) to Altit Fort. We use jeeps to drive to the spectacular Eagles Nest at 2850m, surrounded by 7000m peaks.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 10: DRIVE TO BESHAM, (445km)Stop At: Karakoram Highway, Gilgit, Gilgit-BaltistanToday you will head towards Besham on Karakorum Highway along the Indus, which divides the Karakorum and Himalayas as it enters Pakistan at a place called Marol in Baltistan. We will follow the West Bank of Indus to Besham (altitude 850 m) a small transit village fast becoming a town. It is at Junction of Swat valley. A road goes west via scenic Shangla pass into the Swat valley. There is no Tourist Attraction in Besham. Along the way we will do few stop for tea breaks and lunch.Duration: 9 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 11: DRIVE TO ISLAMABAD VIA TAXILA (275KM)Stop At: Karakoram Highway, Gilgit, Gilgit-BaltistanToday you will continue your journey on karakoram highway for a while. We will leave the Indus River at Thakot and continue through some culturally rich and historical towns, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Hasan Abdal and Taxila. We will stop over in Taxila for few hour to explore the culture and the history of Taxila City. Taxila is an important archaeological site of ancient India, situated about 32 km north-west of Islamabad. The origin of Taxila as a city goes back to c.1000 BCE. Some ruins at Taxila date to the time of the Achaemenid Empire in the 6th century BCE.Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 12: DEPARTURE DAY-FLY BACK HOMEPass By: Islamabad International AirportAfter breakfast you will be transfer to Islamabad International Airport for your flights back homeNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$2653.73 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

SKARDU TOUR

ItineraryDay 1: ARRIVAL DAY IN ISLAMABAD-PAKISTANPass By: Islamabad International AirportMost of the international flights arrives at Islamabad International Airport in the mornings. Your Guide will meet and greet you at the airport, then you will be transfer to the hotel. Rest of the days is free to recover from your journey. Later in the day, when everyone has arrived, we will have a group briefing about the Tour. Depending on the time available to us, there may be an option to do some sightseeing in Islamabad, A purpose-built City in 1961 as the new capital of Pakistan.Meals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 2: DRIVE TO CHILLAS (461km)Stop At: Karakoram Highway, Gilgit, Gilgit-BaltistanAfter Breakfast we will leave the purpose-built Capital City Islamabad behind and start our adventure towards the North on the famous ancient Karakoram Highway in a mini bus. We will pass through lush green valleys and small towns to a luxury hotel in Chillas Town. Spend the night in Chillas.Duration: 9 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 3: DRIVE TO SKARDU (265km) Stop At: Skardu TourThe road gradually gains height but one does not feel it until you reaches Alam Bridge. Along the KKH there are many attractions like a beautiful rock carving of Buddha, also dotted with villages which are on a very steep grassy slope. After 2 hours drive we will leave KKH behind and follow the Indus River to Skardu. The area is laden with fruits like apricot, cherries and apple trees. We will be doing few stops along the way for tea breaks and buy fresh fruit from the locals.Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 4: SIGHTSEEING SKARDU (2230m)Pass By: Upper Kachura Lake, Skardu, Gilgit-BaltistanSkardu is the Capital of Baltistan Valley. Baltistan was one of the oldest Himalayan kingdoms before being incorporated into Pakistan. It lies along the Indus River in the very heart of the Karakoram mountains,comprising the northern edge of the Himalayas and nearly the entire Karakoram Range. The Balti people speak an ancient form of Tibetan and have a strong and fascinating culture. after breakfast we will visit the Sadpara Lake, have a tea there and enjoy the breath-taking scenery. We will head back to Skardu town for lunch. after lunch we will visit the Famous Organic Village, where everything grows organically. Dinner will be serve in the hotel.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 5: DRIVE TO KHAPLU, (103km) Stop At: Khanqah-e-MuallahToday we continue our epic journey towards Khapulu along the Indus River. We will pass through some lush green Balti Villages to arrive in Khapulu. Khapulu was the second-largest kingdom in old Baltistan of the Yabgo dynasty. It guarded the trade route to Ladakh along the Shyok River.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 6: SIGHTSEEING IN KHAPLU (2600m)Pass By: Chaqchan Mosque, Khaplu, Gilgit-BaltistanThe Main Attraction in khaplu are the Chaqchan Mosque, local village, Bazar and the ex Khapulu Royal Palace.The Ex Royal palace considered an architectural heritage, it was built-in the mid century. The ex Royal Palace has now turned into a Luxury Hotel, we will be staying here for the night. We will have lunch in the Royal Palace then heads out to visit the local village, Bazar and Chaqchan. Chaqchan Mosque, Dating from 1370, is one of the oldest in the region, it dates from the time when the area’s populace converted en mass from Buddhism to Islam. Chaqchan Mosque remains open (except friday prayer time) 24 hours and seven days a week.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 7: DRIVE TO SKARDU VIA SHIGAR Stop At: Shigar Valley, Shigar, Gilgit-BaltistanOur vehicles will already be waiting for us, so we make an early start for the return drive to Shigar through the lush green villages of Khapulu Valley. We have a faster, smoother journey on a paved road following the great Indus River into Shigar Valley. Shigar is the getaway to K2 and many other famous treks and peaks. In Shigar, we will visit the historical fort, which is now turn into a museum and Luxury hotel. It is belong to the same brand of Khapulu Palace hotel. We will have lunch here then drive to Skardu. Shigar fort remains open 24 hours and 7 days a week. Along the way we will make few stops to buy fresh fruits from the locals and visit agriculture fields.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 8: DRIVE TO CHILLAS (265 km) Stop At: Karakoram Highway InnAfter Breakfast we will head towards Chillas. We will continue our journey along the Indus River until the junction of Gilgit River, then follow Gilgit river on the Karakoram Highway to Chillas town. There is no Tourist Attraction in Chillas. We will stay in Chillas for the night. Along the way we will do few stop for tea breaks and lunch.Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 9: DRIVE TO ISLAMABAD (461km)Stop At: Karakoram Highway, Gilgit, Gilgit-BaltistanDRIVE TO ISLAMABADDuration: 9 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 10: DEPARTURE DAY-FLY BACK HOMEPass By: Islamabad International AirportAfter breakfast you will be transfer to Islamabad International Airport for your flights back homeNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.