Itinerary Code (NT-101). It’s believed that British author James Hilton’s famous novel “Lost Horizon” and depiction of Shangrila was inspired from Hunza valley, famous for the hospitality and average life expectancy of its inhabitant .Hunza existed as an independent princely state until 1974 before it acceded to Pakistan. The kingdom was ruled by a monarchy for well over 1200 years in the recorded History of Hunza. The Karakoram Highway cuts through the lofty mountain of Hunza and is at the cross-roads of the ancient Silk route.
Hunza Valley is located in the Gilgit-Baltistan Territory of Pakistan bordering Xingjian province of China to the North-East and the Wakhan corridor of Afghanistan.. It offers historical views of Altit Fort(9oo Years Old) and Baltit Fort(800 Years old) both UNESCO award winning heritage sites. It’s covered by high peaks namely Rakaposhi(7.7788 m),Lady finger(6,000 m),Ultar Sar(7,388 m) and Golden Peak(7,027 m).All of the above peaks can be seen from the town.Hunza has a rich pre-Islamic history. Islam came for the first time in 15ht century.
People of Hunza loosely speaking are a multi-ethnic group who have migrated from the surrounding regions. It’s spread over an Area of 38,000 km2 (15,000 sq mi). As of today Hunza has a literacy rate of well over 90 % ..The Major towns include Karimabad(capital), Altit, Ganesh, Aliabad, Gulmit, Shimshal, Passu, Sost and Chipurson t.The temperature is pleasant during summers and is harsh in winter with temperatures falling well below -20 C.
The Climate of Hunza is Alpine in nature. The winters are cold and summers pleasant. The four seasons are distinct in color. Spring Season (March-April) this is time of the year when Apricot, Almond, Cherry and Apple trees burst into different colors with hues of Pink,White,Red and Purple.
Spring season attracts many tourists who come to witness blossom colors. Summer Season (May-September) The lush green fertile valley, Orchards full of fruits, pastures filled with multi-colored flowers are the summer delights. Autumn Season (Oct-Nov) The transition from summers to autumn starts during the last days of September. Autumn is a time when the landscape of Hunza looks like a classic autumn painting, the trees turning Yellow, Gold, Red contrasting sharply with the snow-capped mountains.
Winter Season (Dec-Feb) Winter season starts in December and lasts till about end of February. The temperature falls below -20 C and road access to the region becomes difficult. Hence few tourists make it in winters.
We strongly believe that our “The Hunza Valley Tour” will create an amazing life long memory for you.
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Day 01: Arrival at Islamabad International Airport
On this day your flight will arrive as per schedule at the Islamabad International Airport. Our representative/Guide(s) will meet and greet you .You will be transferred to your hotel. This day you’ll relax and recover from the Jet-lag and Journey. Later on the day all members of the group will be briefed about The Hunza Valley Tour (NT-101). Depending on the time available there may be an option of doing some sightseeing later in the day in the capital city, Islamabad.
Day 02: Drive to Naran
After Breakfast we will drive towards Narran .After Check in to the hotel we will spend the day exploring the local market. Overnight stay in Naran.
Day 03: Drive to Hunza Valley
Today we are off on an epic epic road Journey towards Hunza Valley on Karakoram Highway driving through Babusar Pass ,along the Indus river passing through small villages along Karakoram Highway. During the drive we will make frequent stops for photography and Tea, the view from the road is truly incredible. Major stops during the drive include Rock art(Petroglyphs)from Buddhist era along the KKH,view point of Nanga Parbat ,Junction point of the karakoram-Himalaya-Hindukush mountain range, and Rakaposhi view point besides various other .
Day 04: Rest day & Sightseeing in Majestic Hunza Valley
Today you will wake up to some incredible views from the window of your room. We will start our day by walking on a uphill climb (15-20 minutes) to Baltit Fort, built in the 8th century BC .It’s majestic location being surrounded by snowy mountains, makes this fort one of the most photogenic spots in Pakistan. Guest can do shopping from the famous local handicraft and gemstones market in Karimabad, try local food in a local café owned by local women. Followed by a visit to Altit Fort (900 years old) Royal garden and Eagles nest (Highest viewpoint) in town for sunset(Golden hour)witnessing a total of five snow covered Peaks above 6000 m.
Day 05: Exploring Hunza valley
On day two in Hunza we will drive towards Khunjerab Pass(Pak-China border) passing through the turquoise color Attabad lake, 7 Km new built Tunnel through mountains, Hussaini suspension bridge, Passu cones,Batura Glacier and will enter the khunjerab national Park inhabited by endangered Snow leopard, Himalayan Ibex and wild Partridges. You will have plenty of time to interact with local and visiting local village. Lunch, dinner and stay in Passu village.
Day 06: Drive towards Naran
Day 07: Drive to Islamabad
Day 08: Departure Day-Fly Home
-Payment & Booking
To secure a booking, we need 30% as a deposit from the total cost of the trip or you may make the total payment in one shot to avoid the hassle. Our departures are 100 % guaranteed. We recommend you book your chosen holiday as early as possible as most of our trips fill up quickly. Once we receive the payment amount: it is deemed to be an agreement between “You and Nomadic Tours” (Pakistan). You can pay with Bank Transfers to our company’s bank account (bank details will be provided once you confirm your booking). Under special circumstances we may accept payment on arrival as well. Soon we are working on payments through Credit Card (Visa & Master).
If you want to cancel your Trip/Trek for any given reason our cancellation policy is flexible. We don’t want your money to go in total waste. From our years of experience we have learnt that, many a time’s clients cancel their trips last minute for various reasons/inevitable circumstances. And we understand that!
-We give a 100 % refund minus 30% deposit amount.
Please note that the 30% of your trip costs us in making hotel bookings (during peak seasons we make the hotel bookings and payments weeks/months ahead of your scheduled trips).Hence we deduct the deposit amount from your refund to make up for the loss we incur.
Nomadic Tours(Pakistan) Practices & Guidelines for Sustainable Tourism
Being a local based travel company located in the heart of karakorams in Hunza valley Pakistan, and as a part of the core values and mission of Nomadic Tours (Pakistan) we take responsible Tourism seriously.
Following are the two initiatives (5&13) under practice by Nomadic Tours (Pakistan) for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism put forth in SDGS by UN for responsible tourism.
Climate Action SDG#13
(We plant a Tree for every booking)
Pakistan is among the worst hit by climate change globally with temperature soaring and glaciers melting. Mass tourism has been a challenge during summer vacations. We at Nomadic Tours (Pakistan) contribute in our little capacities. We ensure we leave behind minimum carbon foot prints and leave behind a cleaner and greener environment for upcoming generations.
From 2021 we will be planting a tree for every booking you make with us.The native trees include non- fruit bearing (Willow,Poplar,Oak and Russian Olive).Fruit bearing Trees include (Apricot,walnut,Peach and Cherry).
Gender Equality SDG#5
Inclusion of women in Tourism work force .
From year 2021, In an effort to bring about a gender equilibrium and encourage women to be an equal part of tourism work force, here at Nomadic Tours(Pakistan) women work as mountain guides and perform administrative duties.
There is an entirely dedicated Tour (women’s only tour in Pakistan) to start with. We ensure equal pays for all genders.