A prehistoric land of peace where people never aged, a paradise for adventurer, trekkers, mountaineers and nature lover lying on legendary silk route to China. The ancestors of hunzakuits are mostly the soldiers of Alexander’s army who settled down here with their Persian wives in 327 B.C. Karimabad is the only town in the world surrounded by most picturesque five mountains above 7000 m including Rakaposhi (with a 20,000 feet gain making it as the steepest place on our planet) and virgin peak Ultar. Hunza remain almost cut off till 1974 from the main civilization till completion of the 8th wonder the Karakoram highway. Now one can reach here with all comfort. Sections of ancient silk routes, carving on the rocks, early inscriptions and hunting drawing for the information of early traders, pilgrims and invaders can be seen at most places. A 600 years old Baltit fort is the former palace of the rulers till 1960s and now opens to visitors. Hoper a former kingdom of Nagar offers a magnificent view of the peaks and a glacier moving forward some 20 cm a day. This tour makes it as one of the best days mountain biking on earth.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Day 01: Arrival Islamabad and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Departure to Besham and visiting Taxila Museum/world Ancient University site
Day 03: Gilgit, evening at leasure
Day 04: Sust and short hiking in the evening
Day 05: Khunjerab pass on Chines border crest start point and down hill bicycle journey to Gulmit
Day 06: Gulmit, a short trekking into the valley
Day 07: Cycling to Hunza and visit Baltit fort.
Day 08: Cycling in some rugged shingle dirt trek to hopper on moving Glacier.
Day 09&10: Cycling to Gilgit passing by stupendous wall of Rakaposhi mountain (20,000 ft)
Day 11&12: Rest and visiting Buddha Rock carving and local bazar for Chines stuff shoping
Day 13: Early morning drive / fly to Islamabad
Day 14: Departure home