Gilgit is the capital city of the Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Gilgit City forms a tehsil of Gilgit, within Gilgit District. Its ancient name was Sargin, later to be known as Gilit, and it is called Gilit or Sargin-Gilit by local people. In the Burushaski language, it is named Geelt and in Khowar it is called Gilt. Ghallata is considered its name in ancient Sanskrit literature. Gilgit City is one of the two major hubs in the Northern Areas for mountaineering expeditions to the Karakoram and other the peaks in the Himalayas, the other hub being Skardu. Gilgit has an area of 38,000 sq km (14,700 sq m). The region is significantly mountainous, lying on the foothills of the Karakoram mountains, and has an average altitude of 1,500 metres (4,900 ft). It is drained by the Indus River, which rises in the neighbouring regions of Ladakh and Baltistan.
Chitral Valley is known for its hospitality and if you get an opportunity to stay with traditional family in Chitral, it would be wonderful experience. Traditional hospitality is what you should not miss on your tour to Chitral. Cuisine and culture is what you enjoy on your tour to Chitral Valley. Chitral is the capital of the Chitral District, situated on the western bank of the Kunar River (also called Chitral River). The town is at the foot of Tirich Mir, the highest peak of the Hindu Kush, 25,289 ft (7,708 m) high.
Day 1: Arrival in Islamabad and transfer to the hotel for overnight.
Day 2: Departure for Peshawar, visit Taxila and Museum for ancient Bhudda ruins. Drive on to Peshawar. Overnight at Peshawar.
Day 3: Spend the whole day visiting Khyber Pass and Darra Adam Khel (Smugglers Bazaar). Overnight at Peshawar.
Day 4: Early morning drive to Chitral passing through scenic valleys and mountains. By this moment you shall be in the Hindukush mountain ranges after passing through lowari pass. Overnight at Peshawar.
Day 5: Day visit the Kalash people in Kalash. Have a closer look to the Kelashi Culture. Drive back to Chitral for overnight.
Day 6: Departure for Mastuj. Arrival and transfer to the hotel for overnight.
Day 7: Departure for Pander. Arrival and transfer to the hotel for overnight.
Day 8: Departure for Gupis. Arrival and transfer to the hotel for overnight.
Day 9: Early morning departure for Gilgit. Rest day to explore the Gilgit city. Overnight in Gilgit.
Day 10: Departure for Karimabad. Lunch en-route at Rakaposhi view point, arrive in Karimabad and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free.
Day 11: Day to visit Baltit Fort, Altit Fort, Karimabad Local market for shopping, evening to Duiler for sunset view. Overnight in Duiker.
Day 12: Departure for Gulmit. Rest of the day to visit Old House Gulmit (900 years old), Local Museum, Gulmit suspension bridge, in the evening back to the hotel for overnight.
Day 13: Day hike to Borith Lake via Kamaris village, Ghulkin village and the Ghulkin glacier. Lunch at Borth and move further to the Passu white glacier in the evening back to Gulmit for over night.
Day 14: Day excursion to Khunjerab pass. The border between Pakistan and China which is known as the highest overland pass, this pass is about 4700 meters high from the sea level, after visit this beautiful pass we will drive back on the same route to Pass village for overnight.
Day 15: Departure for Chilas on Karakarum Highway. Arrival and transfer to the hotel for overnight.
Day 16: Departure for Islamabad. Arrival and transfer to the hotel for overnight.
Day 17: Departure to the airport and destination.
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