Silk Route Shangrila Pakistan Tour
ANCIENT SILK ROUTE
Valley, the home of most hospitable Pathan’s is also homes to some of finest worlds preserved Buddhist heritage. This beautiful valley which is definitely a must visit place for every tourist. The museum has an impressive collection of Ghandaran Buddhist statues, frezes, and etc demonstrates clearly the remarkable ranges of style from Orient through to Graeco-Roman.
Valley is the inspiration of James Hilton’s novel in which the inhabitants of his imaginative Shangri-La were living happy forever, and so are the Hunzkuts, the people of Hunza. You will find every one happy and welcoming; you would welcome you for a cup of chae (tea) and offer you multus (butter) along with fiti the local bread. You will find them always with a smile on their face and meeting you with a pleasure. The people of Hunza are well known for their longevity in the world. The valley is naturally well guarded by the huge snow covered mountains above 7000 meter high. And provides a perfect panoramic view of high peaks and Hunza valley itself.
In Hunza, though you can enjoy any season of the year but spring, with Apricot blossom, summer with green fields and gardens are full of fruit while autumn is gives awesome views of yellow tree leaves are magnificent. Nowhere but in Hunza the natural environment will make have you appreciated the beauty and artistic work of nature.
The road to Gilgit is an other adventure and beauty filled experience Karakorum Highway built Between 1966 to 1978 by the Chinese and Pakistani engineers, above the shoulders of gigantic mountains of Himalaya , Hindukush & Karakorum ranges. More than five hundred lives are buried under this marvelous road which is known all over the world for its beauty and variation in terrain and culture. The highway runs along the river Indus and later continuos to Gilgit on Gilgit river. Each stop of this highway will definitely force you to admire it. There are nice PTDC motels on main points and towns of the Highway.
An Ideal Itinerary will to take go from Islamabad to Besham overnight at PTDC motel Besham is located on the Bank of Indus river. Later you continue to Gilgit With several photo stops on the way. There are also some interesting Rock drawings from the Buddhist period along the road.
- Arrive Islamabad
- Drive to Peshawar
- Excursion to Khyber Pass
- Drive to Swat
- Full day at Swat
- Drive to Chilas
- Drive to Hunza
- Full day at Hunza
- Drive to Khunjerab Pass & Back to Gulmit
- Drive to Gilgit
- Excursion to Nalter Valley
- Drive to Besham
- Drive to Islamabad
- Lahore Departure
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