North Pakistan
Location
HOTEL 3-4*
Accommodation
Summer
Best Season
Full Board
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Classic Pakistan Tour

On this Classic Pakistan Tour you will see all of northern Pakistan’s famous sights, palaces and UNESCO listed forts. Take in the natural scenery and local life on this tour, stop at the Pagan towns and visit a tribal village for a glimpse into their distinctive way of life. Ancient culture, diverse history and spectacular mountain valleys are just a few features of this awe inspiring Tour.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore Islamabad, Naran, Kalash and Hunza Valley
  • Spectacular Mountains Vistas
  • See medieval Altit and UNESCO listed Baltit fort
  • Experience the Shandur Pass
  • Discover the ancient culture of Gilgit Baltistan Region
  • Drive on the famous Karakoram Highway, Pakistan
  • Sneaky view of Nanga Parbat (8,126 m) from KKH

OVERVIEW

The majesty and culture of Pakistan has attracted explores for hundreds of years. Classic Pakistan Tour itinerary is design to walk in their footprints and discover the vast diversity Pakistan has to offer. From signature unique cuisine of each region to the contrasting landscape of Baltistan, from the sandy beaches of the Arabian Sea in Karachi to the giant Himalayan and Karakoram Peak, Pakistan is an adventure of the senses calling to be seen.
We have been creating holidays for over four decades, specialising in tailor made Tours in Pakistan. All our Pakistan holidays can be tailored to suit your travel aspirations. This is one of the itineraries to give you an idea of what we can offer.
Our Classic Pakistan Tour start from Islamabad, the green Capital of Pakistan. Arrive at Islamabad international Airport where our representative will meet and transfer you to the hotel for a rest. Your guide will meet you over dinner to give a detailed briefing about the tour. Next morning rise early to take a spectacular mountain view flight to Chitral (should the flight be cancelled the journey will be taken by car). Arrive in the sleepy mountain town of Chitral, explore the local bazar and historical Mosque. After lunch and watching a game of Polo, you will travel to Ayun and check into a wonderful guest house. Today you will drive to Runmbor and Balanguru villages of Kalash Valley. You will have two days in these historical villages to meet the Kalasha people and explore their ancient culture and traditions.
After two full days in Kalash Valley, today you will return from the mountain hideaway to Ayun and from there to Chitral. Check into a gorgeous accommodation, have lunch and rest of the afternoon is at leisure to visit local fort, watch a game of Polo or visit Chitral Gul to see wild goats- Markhor. Mastuj will be your next destination, a dramatic and beautiful drive on the windy roads to Mastuj. You will be passing Tirich Mir, Boni Zong and Yarkund Valley close to Afghanistan’s Wakhan corridor. A short walk in the afternoon and spend the night in Mastuj. After breakfast travel to spectacular Shandur Pass (3,800m) which is famous for its 3 days summer polo tournament/festival when thousand of spectators from Chitral and Gilgit camp up here to enjoy the Festival. If you are travelling during the festival time, we can arrange a night stay here to watch a polo math followed by bonfire, local music, singing and dance by local people. We will have a stop at the Shandur Pass to have a tea break and short walk then continue towards Gilgit city. If time allow then you might want to stop and see the famous clifftop carving of Lord Buddha. Night stay in Gilgit.
Gilgit is the administrative Capital of Gilgit Baltistan Region, after breakfast we will visit the christian cemetery and join Karakoram Highway for a Magnificent drive with a spectacular view of Rakaposhi (7,788m) to Karimabad in the Hunza Valley. Hunza Valley’s natural splendour and position on the Central Asian Silk Route has attracted travellers, merchants, and mountaineers for centuries. Beyond its iconic glaciers, fertile apricot farms, and turquoise lakes, the region is also rich in cultural heritage. In Karimabad, you will visit the magnificent Altit fort, UNESCO listed 700 years old Baltit fort and experience a fantastic sunset view over the Rakaposhi mountain.
After exploring the beautiful Hunza valley, today you will travel back to Gilgit for night stay then drive along the mighty Indus River to Skardu. Skardu lies on the banks of Indus which separates The Karakoram Range from the Himalayas. It is the getaway to some of the world famous mountains, K2, Broad PeakGasherbrum iGasherbrum iiMasherbrumSpantikHispar GlacierTrango Towers, Baltoro Glacier and many other peaks. Explore the long Skardu Bazar, neighbouring Shigar Valley, Kharpocho Fort and the 8th century Buddha Rock of Skardu. After spending two nights in Skardu, we will take a spectacular mountain view flight to Islamabad ( should the flight be cancel the journey will be taken by Jeep/land cruise to Astore via Deosai then to Islamabad). Arrive in the capital and it might take a while to get use to the daily hustle and bustle of a City. Spent a night in Islamabad and we will transfer you to Islamabad Airport for your flight back home.
We strongly believe that the vibrant and charming inhabitants, strong traditions and colourful mountain valley will Neve fail to capture your heart. You will love nothing more than discovering Pakistan’s unique architecture, testing your taste buds with our spicy food and exploring the dramatic landscape which begins in lush green Islamabad and end in the snow capped peaks at the roof of the world. A journey of a “Classic Pakistan Tour” through deep valleys and high mountains will be an experience to remember.
Please have a look at our TWO videos about Pakistan Tours on YourTube, Booth Videos are taken in July-August 2019.
Pakistan Tour, on Trango Adventure’s Channel on YouTube
Brief Itinerary
D-1

ARRIVAL DAY IN ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN

D-2

FLIGHT TO CHITRAL 1 HOUR

D-3

AYUN

D-4

AYUN TO KALASH (15 km) 1 HOUR

D-5

KALASH

D-6

KALASH TO CHITRAL (25 km) 1 HOUR

D-7

CHITRAL TO MASTUJ (120 km) 4 HOURS

D-8

MASTUJ TO GILGIT (275 km) 7 HOURS

D-9

GILGIT TO HUNZA (103 km) 2-3 HOURS

D-10

HUNZA

D-11

HUNZA TO GILGIT (103 km) 2-3 HOURS

D-12

GILGIT TO SKARDU (201 km) 5 HOURS

D-13

SKARDU

D-14

SKARDU TO ISLAMABAD 45 MIN

D-15

ISLAMABAD

D-16

DEPARTURE DAY

Additional information

GradeEASY
AgeFamily friendly
TypeGuided Tour
TransportPrivate Vehicle & Personal Driver

Map & Itinerary of Classic Pakistan Tour

INTRODUCTION

Since many years Trango Adventure has been transforming travel dreams to reality. We live and travel in Pakistan extensively to ensure we provide you selection of quality and unique experiences, tailored to suit your travel aspirations. We designed our itineraries based on Over 40 Years of experience and local knowledge, which is the best in terms of acclimatisation, safety and enjoyment.

It is our intention to keep the day by day itinerary detailed below, although there might be some flexibility due to local conditions, weather or other factors beyond our control. If this is the case then your Tour Guide will do everything possible to work out the changes to the itinerary in order to minimise your inconvenience.

Adventure travel & Tour requires an open and flexible attitude. You may experience extreme conditions, unpredictable weather and last-minute changes to the itinerary beyond our control. The ability to work in a team is an important aspect of all of our trips.

DETAILED ITINERARY

D-1

ARRIVAL DAY IN ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN

Welcome to Pakistan. Arrive at Islamabad International Airport where our representative will meet and greet you. After meet and greet you will be transfer to your hotel for a rest to recover from the journey. We will meet again in the evening over dinner to give you a detailed briefing about the Classic Pakistan Tour.
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • HOTEL
  • MEALS
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D-2

FLIGHT TO CHITRAL 1 HOUR

Rise early to take a spectacular mountain view flight to Chitral (should the flight be cancelled the journey will be taken by car). Arrive in the sleepy mountain town of Chitral, explore the local bazar and historical Mosque. After lunch and watching a game of polo, you will travel to Ayun and check into a wonderful guest house. Night stay in Ayun.
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • HOTEL
  • MEALS
  • BLD
D-3

AYUN (10 km) 30 MIN:

Full day in Ayun to explore the local village, meet the people and learn about their fascinating culture and ancient traditions. You may want to take one of many Wonderfull walks around the village.
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • HOTEL
  • MEALS
  • BLD
D-4

AYUN TO KALASH (15 km) 1 HOUR

 Today you will drive to Runmbor and Balanguru villages of Kalash Valley. You will have two days in these historical villages to meet the Kalasha people and explore their ancient culture and traditions. Meeting the Kalasha people and exploring the beautiful Kalash valley will certainly be one of the Magnificent highlights of this Classic Pakistan Tour.
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • HOTEL
  • MEALS
  • BLD
D-5

KALASH

Full day in this beautiful valley, you have the option to take a Wonderfull walk up towards the Afghan frontier to visit the Nuristani community. They live in Shakanande which is the last village of Kalash valley. Late lunch and the rest of the afternoon is at leisure, relax in the village, chatting to the Kalasha people or more short walks.
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • HOTEL
  • MEALS
  • BLD
D-6

KALASH TO CHITRAL (25 km) 1 HOUR

 After two full days in Kalash Valley, today you will return from the mountain hideaway to Ayun and from there to Chitral. Check into a gorgeous accommodation, have lunch and rest of the afternoon is at leisure to visit local fort, watch a game of Polo or visit Chitral Gul to see wild goats- Markhor.
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • HOTEL
  • MEALS
  • BLD
D-7

CHITRAL TO MASTUJ (120 km) 4 HOURS

 Mastuj will be your next destination, a dramatic and beautiful drive on the windy roads of Mastuj valley to Mastuj village. You will be passing Tirich Mir, Boni Zong and Yarkund Valley close to Afghanistan’s Wakhan corridor. A short walk in the afternoon and spend the night in Mastuj.
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • HOTEL
  • MEALS
  • BLD
D-8

MASTUJ TO GILGIT (275 km) 7 HOURS

After breakfast travel to spectacular Shandur Pass (3,800m) which is famous for its 3 days summer polo tournament/festival when thousand of spectators from Chitral and Gilgit camp up here to enjoy the Festival. If you are travelling during the festival time, we can arrange a night stay here to watch a polo math followed by bonfire, local music, singing and dance by local people. We will have a stop at the Shandur Pass to have a tea break and short walk then continue towards Gilgit city. If time allow then you might want to stop and see the famous clifftop carving of Lord Buddha. Night stay in Gilgit.
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • HOTEL
  • MEALS
  • BLD
D-9

GILGIT TO HUNZA (103 km) 2-3 HOURS

Gilgit is the administrative Capital of Gilgit Baltistan Region, after breakfast we will visit the christian cemetery and join Karakoram Highway for a Magnificent drive with a spectacular view of Rakaposhi (7,788m) to Karimabad in the Hunza Valley. Hunza Valley’s natural splendour and position on the Central Asian Silk Route has attracted travellers, merchants, and mountaineers for centuries. Beyond its iconic glaciers, fertile apricot farms, and turquoise lakes, the region is also rich in cultural heritage.
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • HOTEL
  • MEALS
  • BLD
D-10

HUNZA

Full day in Hunza, also known as heaven on earth. Today you will visit the magnificent Altit fort, UNESCO listed 700 years old Baltit fort and witness a fantastic sunset view over the Rakaposhi mountain. Exploring this most beautiful place on earth will be one of the top Highlight of your Pakistan Tour.
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • HOTEL
  • MEALS
  • BLD
D-11

HUNZA TO GILGIT (103 km) 2-3 HOURS

Rise and shine early to have a spectacular sunrise view over the mighty Rakaposhi peak . After breakfast walk to the town centre to stroll around the shops and talk to the local Hunza people. Full day at leisure and leave to Gilgit in the late afternoon. Night stay in Gilgit.
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • HOTEL
  • MEALS
  • BLD
D-12

GILGIT TO SKARDU (201 km) 5 HOURS

Today we will rejoin Karakoram Highway for a while then turn left to follow the famous Indus River to reach Skardu. Indus is one of the Asia’s longest and Pakistan’s important river, along the River there are many spectacular villages with fields of Apricot and apple trees. Skardu lies on the banks of Indus which separates the mighty Karakoram rang from the Himalayas.
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • HOTEL
  • MEALS
  • BLD
D-13

SKARDU

Skardu is the capital of ancient Himalayan kingdom of Baltistan. It is also known as the little tibet because of its culture and tradition similarities to Tibet. Explore the long Skardu Bazar, neighbouring Shigar Valley, Kharpocho Fort and the 8th century Buddha Rock of Skardu.
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • HOTEL
  • MEALS
  • BLD
D-14

SKARDU TO ISLAMABAD 45 MIN

 After spending two nights in Skardu, we will take a spectacular mountain view flight back to Islamabad ( should the flight be cancel the journey will be taken by Jeep/land cruise to Astore via Deosai then to Islamabad). Arrive in the capital around lunch time, rest of the afternoon is at leisure.
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • HOTEL
  • MEALS
  • BLD
D-15

ISLAMABAD

Should we have taken the flight yesterday, today will be a full day to explore the world most beautiful and green capital city of Pakistan. Explore Faisal Mosque, parliament square and have your last dinner of Pakistan Tour in Islamabad’s Magnificent food market, be sure to treat your taste buds to a local Pakistani curry, a taste sensation to remember.

If we have missed the flight yesterday, today we will be driving from Astore to Islamabad with a spectacular view of Nanga Parbat (8,126m) in the backdrop. We will follow Karakoram Highway for a short time then cut through Babusar Pass (4,067m) and Kaghan Valley to Mansehra city. From Mansehra, we will rejoin Karakoram Highway and pass through some culturally rich and historical Towns, Abbotabad, Hassan Abdal and Taxila to reach Islamabad. We will arrive in Islamabad late afternoon.

  • ACCOMMODATION
  • HOTEL
  • MEALS
  • BLD
D-16

DEPARTURE DAY

After breakfast we will transfer you to Islamabad Airport for your flight back home. End of “Classic Pakistan Tour”

Pakistan Tour Package Cost 

Private Groups – Chose your own Dates

Tour starts and finish in Islamabad – Domestic Flight Included

BEST SEASON TYPE PRICE (USD) DEPOSIT
Mar-Apr-May Full Borad USD $2,400 USD $ 480
Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep Full Board USD $2,400 USD $ 480

Introduction

This is an all inclusive Tour Package for (individuals) per person and based on two person sharing a twin or double room. Single supplements are available upon request at a small additional cost. We have great range of Couple, Family and Group deals available, contact us before booking. Classic Pakistan Tour prices are for the itinerary starting from Islamabad to Chitra – Hunza – Skardu and back to Islamabad. Islamabad has good flight connection, International flights arrives in Islamabad in the morning, return flight will depart from Islamabad International airport on the last day of the itinerary.

Please be aware that there are often only a limited number of seats available at the advertised price, particularly during peak season. We recommend that you book as early as possible, especially during peak times. If we are unable to secure seats at the price shown, we will contact you with an alternative quote.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE – NO SURCHARGE GUARANTEE

The price of “Classic Pakistan Tour” can change depending on a variety of factors but unlike some other tour operators, Trango adventure have undertaken to guarantee the price of your holiday will not change after you have booked. The price when you book is the price you will pay, whether you are booking for this year or the next. Book early to avoid any tour price increases, get the best flight prices and take advantage of our ‘No Surcharge Guarantee’. Trango Adventure is a Government licensed and bonded tour operator to follow the strict Regulation set by the Tourism Department of Pakistan.

We accept Cash on Arrival, Bank Transfers, PayPal and all major Credit & debit Cards.

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Classic Pakistan Tour Information

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 15 nights three and four star hotel accommodation
  • 15 breakfast, 14 lunches and 15 dinners
  • Private vehicle, normally a jeep/saloon car, Land cruisers
  • Private guided transfers to and from Islamabad airport
  • Professional English Speaking Culture Guide. (Government requirement)
  • Driver/guide’s expenses
  • All land transport involved in the itinerary
  • All roa passes, parking fees etc

WHATS’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel insurance
  • Pakistan Visa Fee
  • Tips for local guides and support staff
  • Guided Islamabad sightseeing
  • Miscellaneous expenses
  • souvenirs etc
  • PLEASE NOTE: an airport departure tax of Rs1500 is sometimes payable

MEAL PLAN

We include everything in our Pakistan Tours so you can sit back and enjoy your vacation. Luxury Pakistani, continental and vegetarian cuisine from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 16.

ACCOMMODATION

During the Classic Pakistan Tour, you will spend all nights in good international tourist standard hotels (3-4 star). Accommodation at each of these hotels is twin-sharing with en-suite facilities. If you are travelling by yourself you will be paired with another single client of the same-sex. It is possible to hire a single room for an additional cost. Additional hotel nights in Islamabad are also available. For hotel prices and single supplement costs please refer to the dates and prices page of the trip on our website. Hotels are subject to availability and prices may vary.

INTERNAL FLIGHTS

SKARDU & CHITRAL FLIGHTS

Skardu and Chitral are a weather-dependent airport. Since the valley is completely surrounded by high mountains, planes can only land here in good visibility and this means flights to Chitral and from Skardu are never guaranteed. The planes do fly more often than not, but cancellations can and do occur and in these circumstances we will travel by road.

HEALTH & VACCINATION

You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you specific require any vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended in the UK e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella), along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is discretionary for this trip. Malaria exists in the area around Islamabad. However, incidences of urban transmission of malaria are extremely low. In Chitral, HunzaSkardu and in the mountains there is no malaria risk. On holidays to more remote areas in Pakistan you should also have a dentist check up. A good online resource is Travel Health Pro. Dengue fever is a known risk in places near Islamabad (only). It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take precautions to avoid mosquito bites

INSURANCE

We highly recommend you to a have an adequate travel insurance for your Pakistan Tour with Trango Adventure. We recognise the complexity and variety of choice in the insurance market and know that many of you either have your own preferred insurer or have annual multi trip cover in place already. If this is the case, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your Trango Adventure itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken.

Trango Adventure do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is Highly recommended that you have a valid travel insurance to cover the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday.

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GUIDE & SUPPORTING STAFF

Pakistan Tour will be led by an English speaking, experienced and Government licence Culture Guide. During the Tour, group will be accompanied by a full supporting crew.

ALTITUDE

Pakistan Tour involves going to high altitude. During the course of your trip you will be above 3,000 metres for 1-2 days. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatize successfully. Before coming on this holiday you should get some basic advice on Tours at high altitude.

CLIMATE

From mid June to August, we can expect to encounter temperatures as high as 40°C at Karachi, Multan and Lahore, and 25°C in the Gilgit Baltistan region. Weather is generally good throughout the summer season,with clear skies and little rain or snow. However, weather in mountainous areas is difficult to predict, and short-lived storms can occur at any time.

BOOKS

  • Trekking in Pakistan. Isobel Shaw.
  • Karakoram Highway. King.
  • Top Treks of the World. Steve Razzetti.
  • In the Throne Room of the Mountain Gods. Galen Rowell.
  • K2 Triumph and Tragedy. Jim Curran.

PASSPORT & VISAS

A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required. The information that we provide is for UK passport holders. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for other nationalities. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice.

PAKISTAN VISA

All nationalities require a visa to enter into Pakistan. The visa fee is approximately GBP £60 and you must apply for it prior to departure. To obtain a visa for Pakistan you will require a letter of introduction from an approved agency which will be provided by Trango Adventure. Visa applications can be made in person OR online at www.visa.nadra.gov.pk

EQUIPMENT  LIST

As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

We will send you a list of detail items closer to your Holiday departure.

Please do drop us an email at info@trangoadventure.com if you need more information regarding “Classic Pakistan Tour”.

Classic Pakistan Tour
Islamabad internationale Airport
Islamabad, Pakistan
Citral Town
Festivals of Pakistan
Kalash Valley tour
Kalash Valley tour
SUNRISE
Festivals of Pakistan
SHANDUR POLO FESTIVAL
KARIM ABAD
RAKAPOSHI EXPEDITION
Gilgit Baltistan
Baltit Fort
Attabad Lake
shangrila lake skardu
k2 base camp trek
K2 Expedition Pakistan
Skardu Tour
Shigar Valley, Pakistan
SHIGAR FORT (SERENA HOTEL)
Mountains Vista
Nanga Parbat (8,126m)mountain, Pakistan
Nanga Parbat (8,126m) mountain, Pakistan
Babusar Pass and Naran Valley
Classic Pakistan Tour
Islamabad Airport

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