The first step in Pakistan
Islamabad → Muree → Nathia Gali → Doonga Gali → Shogran → Park Narodowy Saiful Muluk → Dolina Kaghan → Fairy Meadows → Dolina Hunza → Przełęcz Khunjerab → Gilgit → Skardu → Jezioro Sadpara →Shangrila → Arando → Shigar → Dolina Khamrang → Hushe → baza pod Masherbrum (4 500 m npm) → Askole → Cold Deasert → Dolina Swat → Dolina Kalam → Rawalpindi → Islamabad
We do not want to convince you that northern Pakistan is worth exploring. We do not want to constantly assure you about its beauty, uniqueness and diversity. We want to give you the opportunity to find out for yourself. That is why we invite you on this journey. You do not need to be in great physical condition or specialized equipment. All you need is your openness and curiosity, and a fascination with travels ... Our plan is culinary exploration, visiting historical places and viewpoints combined with short, several-hour trekking.
First, we will show you Islamabad so that you can feel its charm and taste. We will take you to the Faisal Mosque and the Marghala Hills (Daman e koh) where we will invite you to dinner. Then we will travel with you to Muree, a city founded in 1851 in the Murree Hills as a sanatorium for British troops. During the British Empire, Murree became a popular tourist destination in British India. Several prominent figures were born here, including Bruce Brainsfather, Francis Younghusband, Reginald Dyer, Joanna Kelley. The city is considered by some residents and by Ahmadiyya followers as the resting place of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Another attraction on our trip is the famous mountain resort of Nathia Gali. At the time of the "British Raj" these hill stations served as summer offices to make it easier to overcome the scorching heat of the plains .. We will trek the easy walking trail along the pipeline and take the chairlift and see the British Tunnel ... Doonga Gali also known as Zila Doonga this is our next goal. The city is located in the Ayubia National Park, at an altitude of 2,500 meters. It was used by the Indians as a sanatorium. After visiting the nearby temple of Mukeshpuri, located in the Mukeshpuri mountains, we go to Shogran to admire its beautiful meadows and the surrounding mountains ... After such an introduction, it will be great to admire Saiful Muluk Lake, in the Saiful Muluk National Park. It is a mountain lake located at the northern tip of the Kaghan Valley, at an altitude of 3224 m above sea level. and is one of the highest lakes in Pakistan. Then the famous Karakoram Highway, which was part of the Silk Road in the past centuries, we go up the Indus River, attractions on this section are: Shatial and Chilas rocks with ancient inscriptions, a viewpoint on Nanga Parbat offering a breathtaking panorama of the ninth among the highest peaks in the world "killer of climbers" (8126 m above sea level), a unique point where three huge mountain ranges meet: Karakoram, Himalayas and Hindu Kush, the next viewpoint is the connection of the Indus and Gilgit rivers that we can see before arriving in Rajkot from where we will go by jeeps to Tato and after a short trek we will reach Fairy Meadows, a wonderful place with beautiful view of Nanga Parbat. The road to Fairy Meadows offers great views of the valley, and is considered by some tourists to be one of the most dangerous roads in the world... After visiting this wonderful place, we go to Karimabad, the capital of the Hunza Valley. On the way, we will stop at the Rakaposhi viewpoint (7788 m above sea level). In this valley, you must see Lake Atabad, Paso Glacier and the famous Husaini Suspension Bridge. A day of rest in Karimabad, with a view of the famous peaks: Ultar and Hunza Dome, Bublimating, Spantik, Diran and Rakaposhi dominating the panorama will also not be without attractions. They will be provided by: visiting the Baltit Fort Museum, Altit Fort Museum and the Lady Fingers viewpoint. The rest of the day is free to explore the surrounding villages of the famous Hunza terraces. The next day, we will have a full-day trip to the Khunjerab Pass (4 693 m above sea level), where the border with China runs. The next day is the drive through the Nartar Valley to Gilgit, which for centuries has been the most important garrison city in North Pakistan and was of great importance in the formation of an independent Pakistan in 1947. Currently, it is the largest and most important trade center in the region, situated on the banks of the Gilgit River. It is also home to the largest, best and most famous university in North Pakistan - Karakoram International University. Our next destination are the attractions of Skardu: Shangrila Resort and the wild Upper Katchura Lake, Katpana and Sadpara Lake, Fort Kharpocho and Budda Rock, A jeep ride to Arando (2 800 m above sea level) will provide us with another large dose of adrenaline, which we will calm down by visiting Fort Shigar and Blind Lake. Another trip to the Kharmang Valley, with a visit to the picturesque waterfalls of Monthokha and Khamosh and the Sermik Cave will allow you to relax, and visiting Fort Khaplu and Thoqsi Khar will allow you to enjoy other beautiful scenery. A day trip to Hushe which is a viewpoint on Masherbrum (7.821m asl) and a hike to Masherbrum Base Camp (4 280 m asl) will give you a bit of a start before visiting Askole (2 620 m asl), where many tourists and climbers heading to the Base meet. K2 or Broad Peak, Gondogoro Pass or many other places. A short trip and a look at the Bahurdas Peak (5 810 m a.s.l.), Biafo Glacier and the mouth of the Biafo River to the Indus will allow us to feel the atmosphere of this place. After returning to Skardu we will see Cold Desert and the Italian K2 Museum.
The Cold Desert, also known as the Katpana Desert or Biama Nakpo, is an alpine desert located near Skardu. There are large sand dunes in the desert, which are sometimes covered with snow in winter. Located at an altitude of 2,226 meters above sea level, the Cold Desert is one of the highest deserts in the world. On our journey we will still go through the Shangla Pass (2 134 m a.s.l.) to Saidu Sharif, the capital of the Swat Valley, and a trip to the Kalam Valley, the upper part of the Swat Valley, then we will return to Islamabad ... Bazaar, Murree Road and Islamabad: Shakar Pariah Hills, Pakistan Monument Museum and Lok Virsa Historical Museum and a day trip to Taxila where we will visit the Jaulian Monastery and the Archaeological Museum. We will also see Khanpur and the Dam on the Haro River ...
Just dinner at a restaurant, transfer to the airport before departure and the end of the journey ...
Then you will judge for yourself whether North Pakistan is worth getting to know and whether you can fall in love with it.
This trip, like other trekking in Pakistan, has one more great advantage, it allows you to commune with the natural beauty of nature, with adventure. It differs from events organized in commercial places, where only the known name of the place matters, but the number of tourists staying in them at the same time prevents a real "survival" of these places ...
Therefore, if you want to experience ADVENTURES, if you want to get to know the REAL culture and tradition, if you want to experience the nature minimally changed by man - we invite you to Pakistan with us
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