Mountain Challenger - Expedition, trek nad tours

Beautiful Gilgit - Baltistan - Trip plan


The first step in Pakistan

Day 1. Transfer from the airport to the hotel, afternoon visit to Islamabad: Faisal Mosque, Marghala Hills (Daman e koh), dinner at Des Perdes, Monal or Aylanto

Day 2. Transfer form Islamabad to Muree by car, visit to the town was started in 1851 on the hill of Murree as a sanatorium for British troops.
Murree became a popular tourist station for British within the British India, several prominent Britons were born here including Bruce Brainsfather, Francis Younghusband, reginald Dyer, Joanna Kelley. During colonial era access to commercial establishments was restricted for non-Europeans including the Lawrence College.
Since the Independence of Pakistan in 1947, Murree has retained its position as a popular hill station, noted for its pleasant summer. The town is considered by some of its locals and by adherents of the Ahmadiyya movement to be the final resting place of Mary, mother of Jesus.
Our plan is food explore, visit historical places and view points

Day 3. Transfer from Muree to Nathia Gali, the famous summer and winter hill resorts of Punjab and NWFP. At the time of British Raj these hill stations were selected as areas to develop, in order to beat the scorching heat of plains and to serve as summer office places. We will visit pipeline hiking, chair lift, Brittish Tunel... Overnight in Burban

Day 4. Start from Burban to Doonga Gali, view to Miranjani and Mushkpuri, back and overnight in Balakot
Dunga Gali or Doonga Gali also known as Zila Doonga is one of the towns of the  Galyant area of Ayubia National Park, at an altitude of 2,500 metres (8,200 ft) in northern Pakistan. Doonga Gali served as a sanatorium to Indians and contained a hotel, including a post office. The area was also visited by Europeans, who also had houses on the southern slopes of the nearby Mukeshpuri Temple, located in the Mukeshpuri Mountains.

Day 5. Transfer from Balakot to Shogran what is great to see beautifull meadows and mountains, after shot trip transfer and overnight in Naran
Shogran at the Mountain Station located on the green plateau in the Kaghan Valley in northern Pakistan (2362 m a.s.l.). Most of the people sit and relax in its huge lush green lawns. Entry might be restricted when senior officials visit or stay at rest houses. Views of Siri Paye and „Musa ka Musala Peak” are really nice from the lawns of the rest house.

Day 6. Transfer from Naran to Saiful Muluk National Park, to see Saiful Muluk Lake, after visit this beautiful lake transfer to and overnight in Besham.
Saiful Muluk is a mountainous lake located at the northern end of the Kaghan Valley, at an elevation of 3,224 m above sea level, the lake is located above the tree line, and is one of the highest lakes in Pakistan

Day 7. Transfer from Besham to Rajkot (Karakorum Highway)

Following the upstream course of River Indus, attractions of this part of way are: the Shatial and Chilas rocks, which have ancient markings on them. Nanga Parbat view point offers a breathtaking panorama the "killer of climbers" ninth highest peak of the world (8126 m above sea level), the unique point where three mountain rages, Karakoram, Himalayas and Hindu Kush meet, next viewpoint is the confluence of the Indus and Gilgit Rivers before arriving at Rajkot

Day 8. Drive from Rajkot to Tato by jeep and small trekking aroud 3 hrs. to Fairy Meadows. Overnight in Fairy Meadows,
Fairy Meadows is great view point to Nanga Parbat. The grassland is located in the Raikhot valley, at one end of the Raikhot glacier which originates from the Nanga Parbat and feeds a stream that finally falls in the River Indus

Day 9. Back way from Fairy Meadow to Rajkot. Overnight in Rajkot

Day 10. Transfer from Rajkot to Karimabad

Here attraction is Hunza driving on KKH, spectacular stop at Rakaposhi (7788 m. a.s.l.) viewpoint. Crossing several villages of Nagar and Hunza states, we arrive at Karimabad, the capital town of Hunza Valley. In this Valley is needed to see Atabad Lake, Paso Glacier and famouse Husaini suspended bridge

Day 11. Rest day in Karimabad, panorama of famous peaks: Ultar, Hunza Dome, Bublimating, Spantik, Diran and Rakaposhi at 7788m dominates the whole panorama. Visit Baltit Fort Museum, Altit Fort Museum and Lady Fingers View Point. Rest of the day is free for walking around villages and famous terraced fields of Hunza.

Day 12. Full day trip from Karimabad to Khunjerab Pass (4693 m. a.s.l.), where is Chinese border, overnigt in Karimabad

Day 13. Transfer from Karimabad via Nartar Valley to Gilgit, overnigt in Gilgit
Gilgit has been the most important garrison town since ages. Now it is the largest and most important commercial center of the region, settled on the banks of Gilgit River. The largest university in North Pakistan  - Karakoram International University is located here

Day 14. Drive from Gilgit to Skardu, visiting to attractions Skardu: Shangrila Resort and wilde Upper Kachura Lake, overnight in Skardu

Day 15. Visit to attraction Skardu: Katpana Lake, Sadpara Lake, Fort Kharpocho, Budda Rock, overnight in Skardu

Day 16. Transfer from Skardu to Arando (2,800 m a.s.l.) by jeep (5 hours), short mountain walking around 1 hr, back mountain walking around 1 hr, transfer
from Arando to Chotron

Day 17. Transfer from Chotron to Skardu visiting Fort Shigar and Blind Lake. Overnight in Skardu

Day 18. Trip from Skardu to Kharmang Valley, visiting the waterfalls Monthokha and Khamosh, Visit to Sermik Cave, transfer to the hotel in Skardu

Day 19. Trip from Skardu to Khaplu, visit to Fort Khaplu and Thoqsi Khar, Transfer and overnight at hotel in Hushe.

Day 20. Hiking from Hoshe viewpoint on Masherbrum (7,821 m a.s.l.) to Masherbrum Base Camp (4280 m a.s.l) and returm to Hushe. Overnight at the Filex Hotel in Hushe.

Day 21. Drive from Hushe to Skardu by visiting Salig Fish Farm, overnight in Skardu

Day 22. Transfer from Skardu to Askole (2620m a.s.l) by jeep. Shot trek and sightseeing to Bahurdas Peak (5810 m a.s.l.), Biafo Glacier and junction of Indus and Biafo River, overnight in Askole

Day 23. Back trip to Skardu. Visit to Cold Desert and Italian K2 Museum
The Cold Desert, also known as the Katpana Desert or Biama Nakpo, is a high-altitude desert located near Skardu. The desert contains large snad dunes that are sometimes covered in snow during winter. Situated at an elevation of 2,226 m a. s. l., the Cold Desert is one of the highest deserts in the world. While the desert technically stretches from theKhaplu Valley to Nubra in Indian-administered Ladakh, the largest desert area proper is found in Skardu and Shigar Valley, both within Pakistani-administered territory. The portion of the desert that is most frequented by tourists is located near the Skardu Airport

Day 24. Transfer from Skardu to Chilas, where is hundreds of rocks are found with inscriptions, writings and drawings, often 5 000 years old.

Day 25. Trip from Chilas via Shangla Pass (2134m a.s.l.) to Saidu Sharif, capital of Swat Valley

Day 26. Full day trip to Kalam, upper valley of Swat Valley, evening return to Saidu Sharif

Day 27. Visiting Swat Museum and Butkara site in Saidu Sharif, transfer to Islamabad

Day 28. Visit atraction of Rawalpindi: Raja Bazaar, Murree Road, and Islamabad Shakar Pariah Hills, Pakistan Monument Museum and heritage Lok Virsa Museum

Day 29. Full day trip to Taxila, Khanpur and Khanpur Dam, Dinner in Tandoori or Habibi Restaurant. Overnight in Islamabad
At Taxila, famous capital of Buddhists, we will visit Jaulian Monastery and Archaeological Museum,
Khanpur Dam is a dam located on the Haro River near Potowar Plateeau, about 50 km from Islamabad, it forms Khanpur Lake, a reservoir which supplies drinking water to Islamabad and Rawalpindi and irrigation water to many of the agricultural and industrial areas surrounding the cities

Day 30. Islamabad: transfer to the airport before departure and end of travel.

All accommodation is booked in hotels.