Northern Areas of Pakistan are the meeting point of four of the mightiest mountain ranges of the world. namely Himalayas, Karakorums, Hindukush and Pamirs. All of these differ in their character. 

In terms of flora and fauna. Himalaya is alpine in character, with snow covered peaks, green pastures, pine forests and white water streams. Flora in lower Hindukush is Mediterranean in character. Karakorum is located the north of Himalayan wall which does not allow any precipitation to go North.  Hindukush is more effected by western winds and support semi dry Mediterranean flora. Pamirs is a high plateau and offers polar weathers. Being geographically very young all these mountains pinnacle, vertical and jetting high. 

Unlike Nepal where most of the high peaks are visible in the horizon mountains in Pakistan are located just next to where you stay. We offer you to view eight peaks higher than 7000 Mts. It also include Nanga Parbat 8125 Mts. the ninth highest in the world. 

Itís just not the landscape, which makes it such a special place in the world. The deep valleys of these mountains are home for run away tribes of Aryans, separated the main body of the migrating tribe some 2000 years ago. They are living segregated life style and preserving their ancient cultures for thousands of years. One of them Kalash is supposed to be descendents of Greek soldiers of Alexanderís army.  

You will also visit Peshawar, the last of the oriental bazaar town on the ancient caravan route still living and surviving. Walking through the bazaars of Peshawar is like visiting a museum of faces. So many different nationalities are living and doing barter trades, ranging from Pashtoons, Afghan, Tartars, Uzbeks to name a few. 

 
  ITINERARY: (13 DAYS)  
01  

ARRIVE ISLAMABAD THE CAPITAL OF PAKISTAN AFTERNOON CITY TOUR

02  

DRIVE TO PESHAWAR 170 KSM ĺ HOURS DRIVE PESHAWAR WAS NORTH WESTERN BOUNDRY OF THE INDIAN BRITISH EMPIRE.
AFTERNOON VISIT KHYBER PASS THE HISTORIC PASSAGE WAY FOR INVADERS AND TRADERS ALIKE TO ENTRE THE RICHES OF ANCIENT INDIA AFATERNOON VISIT KHYBER PASS

03  

CHARTER FOKKER FLIGHT TO CHITRAL THE MAIN TOWN OF HINDUKUSH MOUNTAIN RANGE

04  

EXCURSION OF SUMMER PALACE OF THE EX RULERS LOCATED AT A HIGH VIEW POINT OVERLOOKING THE VALLEY

05   DAY TOUR TO KALASH VILLAGES. MEET THE PREMITIVE TRIBES STILL PARCTICING THEIR PAGAN BELIEVES ALTHOUGH SURROUNDED BY MUSLIMN POLUPATIONS.
06   HELI RIDE TO HUNZA VALLEY DESCRIBED AS SHANGRIAL BY KIPLING IN HIS NOVEL ABOUT A PLACE WHERE EVERY BODY LIVES FOR HUNDRED YEARS. IT IS NOT A MYTH, YOU WILL MEET MANY OLD MEN SURVIVING A HEALTHY LIFE TILL THAT AGE. THE REASON IS THEIR TOUGH LIFE STYLE, EATING HABITS AND MINERAL WATER FROM THE MOUNTAIN SPRINGS.
07  

DAY EXCURSION TO KHUNJERAB PASS PAK CHINESE
BORDER AT THE ALTITUDE OF 4730 M THE HIGHEST PAVED
WAY CROSSING BETWEEN ANY TWO COUNTRIES

08   DAY FOR WALKING EXCURSION OF HUNZA VALLEY
09  

COACH DRIVE TO SKARDU 325 KMS 8/9 HOURS DRIVE
DRIVE ON THE KARAKORUM HIGHWAY BUILT THROUGH THE
MOUNTAINS CARVED INTO THE ROCKS. IT IS KNOWN AS
THE EIGHTH WONDER OF THE WORLD

10   JEEP EXCUIRSION OF SKARDU VALLEY
11  

HELI EXCURSION OF CONCORDIA THE BASE ACMP OF
K-2 8611 THE 2ND HIGHEST PEAK IN THE WORLD YOU WILL SEE 4 PEAKS OVER 8000 M STANDING SOUKLDER TO SHOULDER IN ADDITION TO COUNTLESS 7000 M PEAKS

12  

FOLKKER FLIGHT TO ISLAMABAD\, KNOWN AS ONE OF THE
MOST SPECTAQULAR FLIGHT IN THE WORLD. YOU PASS
UNDER THE SHADOW OF NANGA PARBAT PEAK 8125 M THE NINTH HIGHEST IN THE WORLD

13   FLIGHT BACK HOME

 

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