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Hunza Valley – Gilgit & Skardu Valley Tour 9 Days




9 days

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Itinerary Code: RP-103                      Duration: 9 Days           Tour Cost: Starting from US$1,650/-
Mode of Transport: Land Travel        Tour Type: Cultural/Sightseeing    Group & Customized Tours



Pakistan has a diverse array of natural beauty, ancient civilizations, religions, and cultures. The British Backpacker Society (BBS) declared Pakistan as the 3rd best potential adventure destination in 2020. Pakistan has become a popular destination for global travelers. With its stunning mountain ranges in the North and diverse landscapes such as plains, deserts, and picturesque coastal areas in the South, Pakistan offers a unique experience for all types of visitors.


This tour takes you on a journey through the breathtaking landscapes of Gilgit-Baltistan in northern Pakistan. Gilgit-Baltistan is known for its stunning natural beauty, diverse culture, and rich history. The region is home to some of the world’s highest peaks, including K2 the second-highest peak in the world. Gilgit-Baltistan offers mesmerizing views and attracts adventure seekers, mountaineers, and nature enthusiasts from around the world. Additionally, the region features picturesque valleys, crystal-clear lakes, and glaciers, making it a paradise for photographers and outdoor enthusiasts.

You will start your journey by entering Pakistan through the Khunjarab Pass or ‘Kunyirba Pass” (昆玉尔巴山口), at an elevation of 15,397 feet (4,693 meter) above sea level in the famous Hunza Valley. China and Pakistan agreed in principle to demarcate their common border in 1961, and negotiations began the following year. The final Sino-Pakistan Agreement, also known as the “Agreement Between the People’s Republic of China and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on Boundary Question,” was signed on April 2, 1963

In this tour, you will travel through the breathtaking landscapes of the famous and picturesque Hunza Valley, Nagar Valley, Natlar Valley, Gilgit, and Skardu Valleys of Gilgit-Baltistan. 


  • Khunjarab Pass or ‘Kunyirba Pass” (昆玉尔巴山口) 
  • Travel through the Karakoram Highway and the ancient Silk Route
  • Explore Hunza Valley, know its natural beauty, culture, and warm hospitality
  • Explore the beautiful landscape of Gilgit-Baltistan
  • Explore Nagar Valley, Naltar Valley & Gilgit city
  • Enjoy the culture and lifestyle of the communities living in the region
  • Rivers (Hunza, Gilgit, Indus), tributaries and streams
  • View gigantic peaks including Rakaposhi, Ultar Sar, and Passu Sar, in the Karakoram ranges
  • Enjoy boating at Attabad Lake
  • Passu Glacier, Batura Glacier, and Hussaini Glacier 
  • Bazaars including Hunza, Gilgit and Skardu
  • Forts including Baltit, Shigar and Khaplu 


  • This trip aims to provide characterful accommodation that enhances the overall travel experience, rather than just offering a bed for the night. This can vary greatly depending on the destination and the specific trip. In this case, the accommodations include a mix of hotels and local guesthouses. Please note that the exact accommodations mentioned in the itinerary are subject to availability and may change.


    • Accommodation: on two sharing basis.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
    • Road Transport: All ground transportation 
    • Tour Leader and Local Tour Guide as appropriate
    • Toll Taxes and Parking Fee
    • Jeep expenses where required
    • Entry fee at places mentioned above 
    • Driver’s expenses 
    • Doctor on Call (charges apply)
  • Airfares 
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Extra expenses due to landslidesroadblocksSnow Fall
  • Personal Expenses of any nature
  • Any item not mentioned in services will be considered as not included

Tour Plan

Upon arrival at Khunjarab Pass, you will be greeted by one of our representatives who will take you to your hotel after necessary clearing from the customs and immigration office, Sost, Hunza. After a formal welcome, you will be briefed about the tour and will explore Gojal Valley in the upper Hunza region of Gilgit-Baltistan. The valley is known for its stunning natural beauty, including snow-capped mountains, glaciers, and lakes. The valley is also home to several picturesque villages and is a popular destination for adventure tourism, offering opportunities for trekking, mountaineering, river rafting, and for its vibrant culture.

After breakfast, you will explore the rest of the Gojal Valley in upper Hunza. You will visit some of the villages and interact with local people to learn more about the culture and lifestyle. You will visit Khyber village to see the wildlife and Ibex, Passu Cones, Hussaini Suspension Bridge, Gulmit, and Attabad Lake before reaching Karimabad in central Hunza.
Attabad Lake sits gracefully in the stunning Hunza Valley of Gilgit-Baltistan.. It was formed in 2010 as a result of a massive landslide that blocked the flow of the Hunza River, creating a stunning turquoise lake amidst the surrounding mountains.

After having a delicious breakfast, you will visit Baltit Fort located in Karimabad, Hunza. This historic fort has been beautifully restored by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, showcasing its rich cultural heritage. Baltit Fort is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which highlights its significance and importance in the region. 

Altit Fort was built in the 17th century by the Mir (ruler) of Hunza, and it served as the residence of the local rulers and their families. The fortress is situated on a hill, providing a strategic vantage point for defense purposes. It is built using local stone and wood, and it showcases the architectural skills of the local people.

After lunch, you will trek around Altit, Duikar and Karimabad. This walk offers a unique opportunity to witness the local culture and landscape while enjoying a stroll. In the afternoon, you will have some free time to explore the local shops in Karimabad. This is an excellent chance to buy souvenirs and experience the local craftsmanship. Café’ De Hunza is a popular spot to enjoy the best coffee and walnut cake in town, offering a delightful treat for those who wish to take a break from shopping. 

Embark today on an extraordinary adventure heading south along the renowned Karakoram Highway toward Gilgit. Along this iconic route, you'll be treated to awe-inspiring vistas of the majestic Rakaposhi Mountain as you take a moment to pause at the Rakaposhi viewpoint. Situated in the Nagar Valley of the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan, Rakaposhi Mountain boasts an impressive elevation of 7,788 meters (25,551 feet). Ranked as the 27th-highest mountain globally and the 16th highest in Pakistan, Rakaposhi promises an unforgettable journey through its towering beauty.You will continue your journey along the KKH and travel to Naltar Valley. Naltar Valley is a stunning and picturesque valley located in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. It is renowned for its natural beauty, colorful meadows, lush greenery, and crystal-clear lakes. Naltar Valley is also famous for its ski resort, and winter sports activities and is a popular destination for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers. Later, drive to Gilgit city, and explore the local bazaar, and the nearby places. You will transfer to hotel in Gilgit for night stay.

Following breakfast, you'll embark on a drive to Skardu, a truly awe-inspiring journey through the magnificent landscapes of northern Pakistan. Along the way, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the Karakoram Mountain range and the winding Indus River, making this route a top pick for adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike. As the road goes up, it provides wide views of the nearby mountains and valleys. The journey involves passing through the well-known meeting point of three major mountain ranges: the Karakoram, Himalaya, and Hindu Kush. The town of Skardu acts as an entry point to access some of the planet's tallest peaks, such as K2 and Gasherbrum. Skardu town serves as a gateway to some of the world’s highest peaks, including K2 and Gasherbrum. Skardu is a popular destination for mountaineers, trekkers, and adventure lovers. You will reach Shigar and transfer to the hotel for a night stay.

After enjoying breakfast, start your day with a stroll through the Amburiq Mosque, which dates back to the 14th century. This mosque has received recognition from UNESCO for its remarkable restoration work, making it a must-visit destination admire the intricate architecture and history of this spiritual landmark before continuing your journey. You will drive to Khaplu and check into your hotel. In the afternoon, explore the beautiful Khaplu Palace, also known as Yabgo Khar, which is an architectural marvel that dates back to the 1840s and served as the residence of the Raja of Khaplu. The palace’s intricate woodwork, traditional Balti architecture, and commanding position overlooking the valley make it a must-visit for history enthusiasts and architecture aficionados. Khaplu Valley provides ample opportunities for outdoor pursuits such as mountaineering, rock climbing, and river rafting. 

You are going to travel from the ancient kingdom of Khaplu to Skardu, which is about 105 kilometers to the west. The journey will take roughly 2 hours. Take a stroll through the town’s main bazaar to the ‘organic village’ via an old trail at the foot of Kharpocho Fort. You can also watch a game of Polo at the town’s main field and visit some historical sites. This is an excellent way to immerse yourself in the capital of Baltistan and gain insight into the lives of the locals and the mountaineers, trekkers and nature lovers, who frequently visit the area. 

Today, you will travel back to Hunza after exploring the Baltistan region. You will travel on KKH to reach Gilgit. After having lunch at Gilgit, you will visit the Chinese Memorial Cemetery (吉尔吉特中国烈士陵园), locally known as the China Memorial in Danyor, Gilgit. The cemetery, established in early 1970, serves as the final resting place of Chinese workers and engineers who lost their lives during the construction of the Karakoram Highway in Pakistan throughout the 1960s and 1970s. The tombstones placed over the graves contain epitaph inscriptions in Chinese characters. After paying respect, you will continue your journey and reach Hunza for night stay.

After breakfast, you will travel back to China via Khunjarab Pass. This will be the end of the visit to Pakistan.

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