Day 1: Arrival in Karachi
Most flights arrive early morning. On arrival transfer to hotel for immediate check in. Breakfast and relaxed morning. If you book a flight arriving in evening, arrive on April 19.
This afternoon meet your guide to go for lunch and then a city tour of Karachi
Day 2: Karachi-Hyderabad
Visit the Chaukhandi Tombs, the Bhanbhore ruins and Makli Necropolis en-route to Hyderabad.
Day 3: Hyderabad-Sehwan Sharif
Visit Rani Kot Fort, also known as The Great Wall of Sindh. Continue to Sehwan Sharif.
This evening we attend the devotional dance of dervish at the Shia Shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar.
Day 4: Mohenjo-daro
Visit Mohenjo Daro, or "Mound of the Dead" (UNESCO World Heritage Site), an ancient Indus Valley Civilization city.
Also visit Kot Diji, the forerunner of the Indus Civilization.
Day 5: Sukkur - Multan
Sadhu Bela Mandir, a Hindu Temple complex on an Island near Sukkur City.
Then visit Minaret of Masoom Shah in Old Sukkur.
Day 6: Harappa - Lahore
Visit Harappa, an archaeological site, once the center of the core region of Indus Valley civilization.
Continue to Lahore & afternoon tour.
Day 7: Lahore
Full day tour: the Museum, Fort, Palaces, Shahi Hammam.
In late afternoon drive to Pakistan – India border (Wagah) to attend the Flag ceremony, called Beating Retreat and the Change of Guard.
Day 8: Lahore - Islamabad
Visit the Khewra Salt Mines (2nd largest in the world); continue to Islamabad.
On arrival visit Faisal Mosque and enjoy dinner at Rawal Lake.
Day 9: Islamabad-Taxila-Peshawar
Start with a drive to Taxila and visit world heritage archeological sites.
Continue to Peshawar and afternoon tour.
Day 10: Peshawar – Chitral
A beautiful drive to Chittral, located in a beautiful valley in the Hindukush Range of Mountains. It has always been a very important route for many invaders to Southeast Asia, including Alexander the Great, Scythians, Ghengis Khan and numerous others. Chittral is a small town with one single street bazaar.
Day 11: Day Excursion from Chitral to Kalash Villages
A full day visiting colorful villages of Kalash including Birir Village-a traditional village untouched by tourism or commercialization.
Shandur Pass - Phander
Day 12: Chitral - Shandur Pass - Phander
Drive to Phander through some of the remote mountain villages over Shandur Pass (12000 feet). The grade is gradual and there are plentiful streams in summer. We stop at some villages along the way.
Day 13: Phander - Gilgit
Drive to Gilgit, the capital city of Gilgit-Baltistan. It is located in a broad valley near the confluence of the Gilgit and Hunza Rivers, serving as a hub for trekking in the Karakoram mountain range. Visit villages en-route.
Day 14: : Gilgit-Karimabad (Hunza Valley)
A 3 hour drive on a mountain road to Karimabad (not counting stops for sightseeing).
Surrounded by snowcapped mountain peaks such as the Rakaposhi, vast glaciers such as the Ulter, and deep gorges, Karimabad is a spectacular landscape. Roses, pansies, lilies, zinnias, and cosmos grow wild in the area, as do willow, fir, and poplar trees. Snow leopards, markhors (a type of goat), ibexes, yaks, red-striped foxes, ducks, and Marco Polo sheep also inhabit the region.
Day 15: Karimabad
Karimabad, also known as Baltit, is the capital of Hunza in Gilgit-Baltistan. It has been ranked as one of the five best places to visit in Pakistan.
Today is a full day of exploring the surroundings of Karimabad village
Day 16: Karimabad – Gilgit
Return to Gilgit and visit sacred rock carving at Ganesh Village, Kargha Buddha, Gilgit Bazaar and a short hike towards Kargah Nallah with magnificent views of Gilgit city and Rakaposhi.
Day 17: Gilgit – Skardu – Shigar Village
Skardu, capital of Baltistan, is perched 2,438 meters above sea level with the backdrop of the great peaks of the Karakuram. Balti people are a mixture of Tibetan and Caucasian stock and speak Balti, an ancient form of Tibetan. Due to the similarity of its culture, lifestyle and architecture with Tibet, Baltistan is also known as the "Tibet-e-Khurd" (Little Tibet).
Day 18: Shigar Village - Chilas
Drive to Chilas along Indus River. On the way stop at the juncture point of the three magnificent mountain ranges: Karakoam, Hindustan and Himalayas.
Day 19: Day 19: Chilas – Islamabad
On arrival, continue our touring of Islamabad including: Lok Virsa Folk Heritage Museum, Pakistan Monument and Museum, Shakarpariyian Hills National Park and Daman-ekoh viewpoint.
Day 20: Depart
Transfer to airport