HELICOPTER SAFARI PAKISTAN

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Discover all the Corners of Karakoram in Helicopter Safari PakistanStunning wild and remote scenery of Baltoro & Karakoram Mountains.Spectacular Views of K2, Nanga Parbat, Baltoro Glacier and other peaks. Experience the picturesque Hunza Valley in Pakistan. Spectacular mountain vistas.Culture & Adventure Tour.Explore The Remote Corners Of The Karakoram By Helicopter.A pleasurable and exciting activity.See Medieval Forts Hidden Among Pakistan’s Towering Mountains.
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.

What’s included

  • 10x Breakfast
  • 11x Dinner
  • 10x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 11 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Karakoram Highway
  • Entry/Admission - Karakoram Highway
  • Entry/Admission - Karakoram Highway
  • Entry/Admission - Karakoram Highway
  • Entry/Admission - Karakoram Highway

What’s not included


Itinerary

Day 10: DRIVE TO BESHAM, (445km) Stop At: Karakoram Highway, Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan Today 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 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: HOTEL
Day 11: DRIVE TO ISLAMABAD VIA TAXILA (275KM) Stop At: Karakoram Highway, Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan Today 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 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: HOTEL
Day 12: DEPARTURE DAY-FLY BACK HOME Pass By: Islamabad International Airport After breakfast you will be transfer to Islamabad International Airport for your flights back home No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
Day 1: ARRIVAL DAY IN ISLAMABAD-PAKISTAN: Pass By: Islamabad International Airport Most 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: • Dinner Accommodation included: HOTEL
Day 2: SPECTACULAR FLIGHT TO SKARDU Stop At: Karakoram Highway, Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan If 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 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: HOTEL
Day 3: SIGHTSEEING IN SKARDU: Pass By: Karakoram Highway, Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan Skardu 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 • Dinner Accommodation included: HOTEL
Day 4: HELI TOUR DAY-(1): Pass By: Skardu Airport Pakistan Today 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 • Dinner Accommodation included: HOTEL
Day 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 • Dinner Accommodation included: HOTEL
Day 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 • Dinner Accommodation included: HOTEL
Day 7: DRIVE TO GILGIT(200km) Stop At: Karakoram Highway, Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan After 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 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: HOTEL
Day 8: DRIVE TO KARIMABAD (105 km) Stop At: Karakoram Highway, Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan From 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 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: HOTEL
Day 9: REST DAY & SIGHTSEEING IN KARIMABAD Pass By: Hunza Embassy Hotel Karimabad 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 • Dinner Accommodation included: HOTEL
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