Kailash Festival 9 days-Trip

Experience the Vibrant Kalash Festivals: A Cultural Extravaganza

$1,400.00

Discover Pakistan organizes a trip to Kalash Valley, where we invite you to immerse yourself in the rich and colorful world of Kalash Festivals. Discover the unique traditions, captivating rituals, and festive celebrations of the Kalash people, an indigenous community residing in the stunning valleys of Chitral, Pakistan.

  • Trip Code Start and Finish
    • DP-FT-01
    Islamabad
  • Altitude Best time
    • 3,300M
    May, August-December
  • Activity Level Activity
    • Easy
    Cultural Tour
  • Duration Meals
    • 9 days
    All Meals
  • Group Size Guide
    • 8-12
    Local Guides
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Kailash Festival 9 days-Trip

Discover Pakistan organizes a trip to Kalash Valley, where we invite you to immerse yourself in the rich and colorful world of Kalash Festivals. Discover the unique traditions, captivating rituals, and festive celebrations of the Kalash people, an indigenous community residing in the stunning valleys of Chitral, Pakistan. Join us as we explore the fascinating cultural heritage surrounding these festivals and embark on an unforgettable journey into the heart of Kalash traditions.

A glimpse into Their Ancient Culture, the Kalash people, their ancient culture, and the significance of their festivals. Learn about their distinct language, vibrant attire, and close-knit community. Discover how their centuries-old traditions have been carefully preserved, capturing an enchanting and captivating world.

Chilim Jusht, the Spring Festival

The Spring Festival of Kalash This heading delves into the Chilim Jusht festival, celebrated in May. Experience the joyous atmosphere as the Kalash people welcome the arrival of spring with dancing, singing, and feasting. Learn about the rituals involved, such as the purification of houses and the selection of a goat for sacrifice. Immerse yourself in the beauty of this festival that signifies the rebirth of nature and the renewal of life.

Uchau the Autumn Festival

The Autumn Festival of Kalash Explore the Uchau festival takes place in mid-September, marking the end of the harvest season. This heading highlights the rituals performed during Uchau, including preparing delicious traditional dishes, vibrant dances, and melodic music. Discover the unique customs, such as offering milk to the gods and exchanging gifts among community members. Experience the cultural unity and spiritual significance of this festival.

Choimus the Winter Festival

The Winter Festival of Kalash Choimus festival celebrated during the winter season. Learn about the various activities, including traditional sports, storytelling, and music performances. Delve into the mystical customs, such as the lighting of bonfires and the selection of community leaders. Experience the warmth and hospitality of the Kalash people as they come together to celebrate the joys of winter.

By the end of this journey, we hope you have gained a deeper understanding and appreciation for the Kalash Festivals. These unique celebrations offer a glimpse into a world steeped in ancient traditions and cultural heritage. Join us in experiencing the vibrant colors, lively dances, and enchanting rituals that make the Kalash Festivals truly remarkable. Immerse yourself in this cultural extravaganza, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Discover Pakistan organizes a trip to Kalash Valley, where we invite you to immerse yourself in the rich and colorful world of Kalash Festivals. Discover the unique traditions, captivating rituals, and festive celebrations of the Kalash people, an indigenous community residing in the stunning valleys of Chitral, Pakistan. Join us as we explore the fascinating cultural heritage surrounding these festivals and embark on an unforgettable journey into the heart of Kalash traditions.

A glimpse into Their Ancient Culture, the Kalash people, their ancient culture, and the significance of their festivals. Learn about their distinct language, vibrant attire, and close-knit community. Discover how their centuries-old traditions have been carefully preserved, capturing an enchanting and captivating world.

Chilim Jusht, the Spring Festival

The Spring Festival of Kalash This heading delves into the Chilim Jusht festival, celebrated in May. Experience the joyous atmosphere as the Kalash people welcome the arrival of spring with dancing, singing, and feasting. Learn about the rituals involved, such as the purification of houses and the selection of a goat for sacrifice. Immerse yourself in the beauty of this festival that signifies the rebirth of nature and the renewal of life.

Uchau the Autumn Festival

The Autumn Festival of Kalash Explore the Uchau festival takes place in mid-September, marking the end of the harvest season. This heading highlights the rituals performed during Uchau, including preparing delicious traditional dishes, vibrant dances, and melodic music. Discover the unique customs, such as offering milk to the gods and exchanging gifts among community members. Experience the cultural unity and spiritual significance of this festival.

Choimus the Winter Festival

The Winter Festival of Kalash Choimus festival celebrated during the winter season. Learn about the various activities, including traditional sports, storytelling, and music performances. Delve into the mystical customs, such as the lighting of bonfires and the selection of community leaders. Experience the warmth and hospitality of the Kalash people as they come together to celebrate the joys of winter.

By the end of this journey, we hope you have gained a deeper understanding and appreciation for the Kalash Festivals. These unique celebrations offer a glimpse into a world steeped in ancient traditions and cultural heritage. Join us in experiencing the vibrant colors, lively dances, and enchanting rituals that make the Kalash Festivals truly remarkable. Immerse yourself in this cultural extravaganza, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Trip Length (Islamabad-Islamabad): 10 days (09 hotel nights)
  • Journey through the foot-prints of Alexander the Great
  • Takht-e-Bai Archaeological Sites in Mardan
  • Travel through the scenic Sawat Motorway
  • Lawari Tunnel to Historical Chitral Valley
  • The fantastic cultural and traditional Kalash Valleys
  • The highest mountain in Hindukush Range, Terich Mir

Call for general departures:

713 979 7485
The tour package inclusions and exclusions
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Hotel Accommodation based on double/twin sharing 
    • Meals (Breakfasts & Dinners) 
    • English speaking guide 
    • Air-conditioned transportation (depending on the size of the group throughout the trip
    • Entrance Fees to the Archaeological sites and Museums 
    • Tips at hotels/restaurants
    • Mineral water (1 bottle of 1.5 liters per pax per day)
    • Porterage at hotels
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • All items of a personal nature, such as telephone calls, mini bar, and other Beverages
  • Lunches 
  • Other than above mentioned
  • Day use rooms if in case of flight delayed or cancellation   
  • Tips for Guide & Drivers
  • All trekking members will go together in one group and come back together.  The cost will also be charged if the group splits for personal reasons. 
  • Any extra cost due to road blockade or any other unforeseen reason will be charged in addition to the standard package offer. 

Itinerary

  1. 1

    Day 1 ISLAMABAD

    Upon arrival at Islamabad Airport, our representative/guide will wait to pick up the group and transfer them to the hotel. The airport is approximately 40-45 minutes from Islamabad city. In the afternoon, a half-day city tour will be organized, starting with a visit to the Faisal Mosque, built in 1986. Then, we will proceed to the Pakistan Monument and Lok Virsa for further exploration. To enjoy a breathtaking aerial view of Islamabad, we will visit Daman-e-Koh a place with magnificent views of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Afterward, we will return to the hotel for an overnight stay. A brief session in the hotel with the guide will be held after dinner to discuss the next day’s itinerary. Now, it is your time to relax and get some sleep.

    Islamabad Altitude: 1,663 ft (507M)

    Accomodation: Hotel
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    Day2 ISLAMABAD-SAWAT

    We will leave early in the morning after breakfast. The journey from Islamabad to Swat will be an exciting and enriching experience, offering stunning countryside views and the opportunity to see some of Pakistan’s most unique cultural and historical sites. Here are some of the best places to see:

    We will visit Takht-e-Bai, a historic archaeological site in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. It is known for its rich cultural and historical heritage and is a popular destination for tourists and history enthusiasts. Takht-e-Bai was once the site of a large Buddhist monastery and is considered one of the earliest Buddhist sites in the region. We will explore the remains of the monastery, including stupas, shrines, and courtyards. There is a stunning view of Mardan City and its surroundings from this historical site.

    Altitude:  3,215 ft (980M)

    Traveling Time: 6-7 hours

    Accomodation: Hotel
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    Day 3 SIGHTSEEING OF SWAT VALLEY

    A fantastic place worth visiting, as it boasts a fascinating landscape and rich culture. Additionally, several archaeological sites in Swat Valley are worth exploring. The two most prominent sites are the ancient Hindu ruins at Sakhakot and the Buddhist ruins at Butkara I. Sakhakot is believed to have been a Hindu temple complex dating back to the 6th century. At the same time, Butkara I is an important Buddhist stupa built during the Gandhara period. We will also visit the ruins of the Buddhist monasteries at Panr and Sheri, the ancient Hindu fort at Samil, and the ruined mosque at Pirsarai. All of these sites are unique and provide a fascinating insight into the history and culture of the region. We will spend the night at a hotel. A treaty dinner in Swat, famous for its delicious food in Pakistan, will be arranged.
    Altitude: 3,215 ft (980M)

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    Day 4 SAWAT-KALASH

    The day is full of stunning natural beauty, and there are many things to see and explore. Some highlights include the breathtaking Kunar River Valley, the majestic Hindu Kush Mountains, the fascinating Kalash Valley, picturesque waterfalls and rivers, and the many small villages that dot the route. It’s a great way to get insight into the culture and lifestyle of the region.

    There are also amazing valleys with incredible tourist attractions, including Murghzar, Malam Jabba, Kalam, Osho Forest, and many more to enjoy during your holidays.

    Altitude: 5479 ft (1670M)

    Traveling Time: 5-6 hours

    Accomodation: Hotel
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    Day 5-7 THE KALASH VALLEY FESTIVAL

    We will enjoy three exciting days in the amazing Kalash Valleys with unique communities and their fascinating culture.

    The Kalash Festivals are a series of religious festivals celebrated by the Kalash people, a small indigenous group in the Chitral district of Pakistan. The festivals are celebrated over a period of three days, in the four seasons in each fourth month of the Kalash calendar. 

    The main highlights of the Kalash Festivals include traditional music and dance, offerings to the gods, and the exchange of gifts between families and friends. The festivals are also celebrated through processions of colorful flags and the decoration of homes with colorful flowers and decorations. The festivities also feature traditional foods and drinks and a market where people can buy and sell goods. The Kalash Festivals bring together people from all walks of life, and it is a great opportunity for people to learn about the culture and traditions of the Kalash people.

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    Day 8 KALASH-ISLAMABAD

    The scenic journey back to Islamabad via the Lawari Tunnel, Dir, and the Swat Motorway will take us back to the capital city, offering the same breathtaking highlights we experienced here. As we check into our hotel, it’s time to relax and indulge in your leisurely strolls near the hotel.

    Indulge in the hotel’s enchanting natural environment, filled with vibrant plants, beautiful flowers, and peaceful pathways that beckon you to explore. Enjoy a calm walk along the nearby trails, allowing the peacefulness of the surroundings to relax and comfort you. While you wander, you’ll come across delightful surprises like cozy cafes and charming local stores, offering a wonderful blend of traditional crafts and contemporary treasures.

    Traveling Time:10hours

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    Day 9 FLY HOME

    Transfer to the Airport

    We wish you a very safe journey with unforgettable memories from Discover Pakistan.

    Important Note:

    We always make every effort to adhere to the planned itinerary, but there may be instances where it needs to be modified due to temporary access limitations, weather conditions, availability of accommodations/campgrounds, guests’ abilities or injuries, and natural disasters such as heavy rainfall, flooding, or other unforeseen circumstances. Occasionally, unexpected events can impact the original plan.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

We always do the best in our power to follow the set itinerary, however it can change occasionally based on temporary access restrictions, weather, lodging/campground availability, guest ability/injury, and natural disasters like heavy rains, flooding, and other potential causes. Sometimes we experience unforeseen happens to affect the plan.


CUSTOMIZE THIS TOUR

Would you like to customize this trip? We would be very happy to tailor made this experience for you and your companions. Our team is here to guide you through the process. We will take the time to listen to your aspirations, understand your travel style, and work closely with you to craft a personalized itinerary. Please click here to fill the trip information form.

Essential Information

PASSPORT AND VISA

Participants of all nationalities must have a valid passport with six months remaining validity and a visa for Pakistan. Visa must be applied online at https://visa.nadra.gov.pk/ 

The main category is CULTURE & HERITAGE TOURS, and the sub-category is KALASH FESTIVAL. You will need a letter of invitation (LOI) which our office will provide along with the requisite documents like a Discover Pakistan license copy and the National Identity Card of the issuing authority. 

 PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE CORRECT TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND A VISA FOR PAKISTAN. 

When visiting historical and archaeological sites in Pakistan, it is essential to take certain precautions to ensure your safety and preserve the sites for future generations. Here are some precautions to remember:

Before visiting any site, research its historical significance, cultural practices, and any specific guidelines or restrictions. This will help you prepare and respect the site appropriately.

Dress modestly: Pakistan is a conservative country, so it is advisable to dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites or conservative areas. Covering your shoulders, wearing long pants or skirts, and avoiding revealing or provocative clothing are respectful.

Respect local customs and traditions:

 Pakistan has a rich cultural heritage, and it is essential to respect the customs and traditions of the local communities. Follow any religious or cultural practices observed at the site, such as removing your shoes before entering certain areas or covering your head if required.

Follow the instructions and guidelines: 

Pay attention to any instructions or guidelines provided by the site authorities or tour guides. These may include areas where photography is prohibited, restricted access zones, or any specific rules to protect the artifacts or structures.

Stay on designated paths: 

Stick to designated paths and avoid trespassing or damaging any part of the site. Some archaeological sites are fragile; stepping on delicate areas can cause irreparable harm. Follow the signs and markers to ensure you are on the authorized path.

Do not remove artifacts:

 Removing artifacts, stones, or any historical items from the site is strictly prohibited. Removing artifacts not only damages their historical value but is also illegal. Respect the site’s archaeological significance by leaving everything as you found it.

Dispose of waste properly: 

Maintain cleanliness and dispose of any trash in designated bins. Keep the sites clean and leave no trace of your visit. Avoid littering or damaging the environment around the sites.

Be cautious of your belongings: 

Keep an eye on your personal belongings at all times. Use a secure bag or backpack to carry your valuables and avoid displaying expensive items that may attract unwanted attention.

Stay hydrated and protect yourself from the sun: 

Pakistan can have hot and dry weather, especially during the summer months. Drink plenty of water, wear sunscreen, and consider wearing a hat or carrying an umbrella to protect yourself from the sun.

Follow safety guidelines: 

Be aware of your surroundings and follow any safety guidelines provided by the authorities. It is always recommended to travel in groups, especially in remote areas, and inform someone about your plans and expected return time.

By following these precautions, you can ensure a safe and respectful visit to the historical and archaeological sites in Pakistan while appreciating their cultural and historical significance

Weather

Pakistan has a diverse climate due to its geographical location and varying topography. The weather conditions in places with historical highlights can vary depending on the region and time of year. Here’s a general overview of the weather conditions in some popular historical destinations in Pakistan:

What to bring?

Comfortable Clothing: Pakistan has diverse weather conditions, so it’s important to dress appropriately. Carry lightweight and breathable clothing for hot weather and layer up for cooler regions or winter visits. Modest clothing is recommended out of respect for local customs and traditions.

Sun Protection:

Pakistan’s climate can be quite sunny, especially during summer. Bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, and consider lightweight clothing that provides adequate sun protection.

Comfortable Shoes: Many historical and archaeological sites in Pakistan require walking and exploring on foot. Wear comfortable shoes or sneakers that are suitable for walking on uneven terrain.

Water and Snacks:

Carry a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated during your visit. It’s also a good idea to bring some snacks, especially if you plan to spend a significant amount of time at the site.

Insect Repellent:

Some archaeological sites in Pakistan may have mosquitoes or other insects, particularly in rural areas. Pack insect repellent to protect yourself from bites.

Cash and Local Currency:

While major cities in Pakistan have ATMs and card payment options, it’s advisable to carry some cash, especially when visiting remote areas where cash might be the primary mode of payment.

First Aid Kit:

It’s always a good idea to have a basic first aid kit with items like band-aids, antiseptic ointment, pain relievers, and any necessary prescription medications.

Camera and Binoculars: Capture the beauty of historical sites and landscapes with a camera or smartphone. Binoculars can be handy for observing details from a distance.

Guidebooks and Maps:

 Consider bringing guidebooks or maps that provide information about the historical and archaeological sites you plan to visit. These resources can enhance your understanding and appreciation of the locations.

Other Information

BOOKING & DEPOSITS:

 

The trip can be reserved with an initial deposit of 30% at the time of booking. The initial deposit shall not be refunded but can be transferred for a future trip.

FINAL PAYMENT

We require the full cost of the trip to be paid 30 days prior to the start of the tour. Payments can only be made in cash or through bank transfers to our designated bank account. We do not accept payments via credit cards. Please ensure that you only accept invoices generated by Discover Pakistan and sent through our official email ID.

1)      Cancellations must be communicated in writing to Discover Pakistan or the agent through whom the trip was booked. Cancellation charges will be applied as follows:

  1.       Cancellation before 30 days or more: After deducting 30%, the remaining amount will be refunded. If the deposit is retained with the consent of our client, no cancellation charges will be applied. The full amount can be adjusted towards a future trip.
  2.       Cancellation within 2 weeks before departure: 50% of the package offer will be charged.
  3.       Cancellation within one week of departure or no-show: The full payment will be forfeited.
  4.       No refunds will be provided if you voluntarily or involuntarily leave the trip after it has started. Additionally, no refunds will be given for any unused meals, accommodation, or services.

2) There shall be no refunds if you leave the trip for any reason, voluntarily or involuntarily, after the trip begins. No refunds shall be made for unused meals, accommodation, or services.

WHY BOOK WITH DISCOVER PAKISTAN?

Discover Pakistan is a leading Destination Management and Tour servicing company established to cater to the travel needs of explorers, researchers, mountaineers, and trekkers worldwide. We prioritize the safety, integrity, and comfort of all our valued clients without discrimination.

Our Values: We adhere to values that guide our company in delivering the best travel experiences to our clients. These values include.

 

Integrity

  • Communication,
  • Client Safety and Security,
  •  Customer-Oriented Services,
  •  Continuous Improvement,
  • Customer Satisfaction

RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS COMMUNITY

We recognize our responsibility towards the local communities, their customs, and the environment. Therefore, a portion of our income is dedicated to humanitarian activities, such as student support, skill development programs, and interest-free micro-credit loans for women. Detailed information can be provided upon request.

THE CLIENT

We have successfully collaborated with local and foreign clients, and we take pride in the long list of satisfied partners and individual clients that Discover Pakistan has served worldwide. We maintain a balance between cost and quality. Our business philosophy and the key to our success is “LESS PROFIT EQUALS MORE CLIENTS, AND MORE CLIENTS EQUALS MORE PROFIT.”

  1. What is the itinerary for the Majestic Pakistan Kalash Festivals?

     The itinerary for the Majestic Pakistan Kalash Festivals includes visiting Islamabad, Swat, Kalash Valley, Mastuj, Gupis, Yasin Valley, Ishkoman, Karimabad, Gulmit, Chilas/Naran, and sightseeing in Islamabad. The detailed

  2. What are the highlights of the Kalash Festivals?

    The main highlights of the Kalash Festivals include traditional music and dance, offerings to the gods, exchange of gifts, processions of colorful flags, decoration of homes with flowers, traditional foods and drinks, and a market for buying and selling goods. It is a great opportunity to learn about the culture and traditions of the Kalash people

  3. What are some of the places to visit in Islamabad?

     Some of the places to visit in Islamabad include Faisal Mosque, Pakistan Monument, Lok Virsa, and Daman-e-Koh. These places offer stunning views of the city and are rich in cultural and historical heritage.

  4. What are the attractions in Sawat Valley?

    The attractions in Sawat Valley include the ancient Hindu ruins at Sakhakot, Buddhist ruins at Butkara I, Buddhist monasteries at Panr and Sheri, the ancient Hindu fort at Samil, and the ruined mosque at Pirsarai. These sites provide a fascinating insight into the history and culture of the region.The attractions in Sawat Valley include the ancient Hindu ruins at Sakhakot, Buddhist ruins at Butkara I, Buddhist monasteries at Panr and Sheri, the ancient Hindu fort at Samil, and the ruined mosque at Pirsarai. These sites provide a fascinating insight into the history and culture of the region.

  5. What can I expect during the Kalash Valley Festivals?
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OVERLAND TOURS

KASHGAR-KARACHI

Pakistan China overland tour is an interesting combination of two boarded countries that are tied into friendship. The tour starts from Kashgar China and concludes at Karachi Pakistan. This is an intense exploration of Pakistan touching many historical sites, diverse cultures, traditions, and landscapes.

TRIP FACTS                                                                                                   

Trip Code: ATP-OLJ-03

Trip highlights:  Kashgar-Hunza-Taxila-Islamabad-Lahore-Harappa-Multan-Moenjo Daro-Karachi

Best time: June – October

Trip Duration: In China 3 days & 3 nights & in Pakistan 17 days & 16 nights

Kashgar: Begin your adventure in Kashgar, where the ancient and modern coexist harmoniously. Explore the bustling Grand Bazaar, visit the historic Id Kah Mosque, and witness the cultural mosaic of this Silk Road city.

Khunjerab Pass: Ascend to the breathtaking Khunjerab Pass, one of the world’s highest border crossings, offering panoramic vistas of the Karakoram Range and the opportunity to interact with local traders.

Hunza Valley: Immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of the Hunza Valley, with its terraced fields, apricot blossoms, and the stunning Baltit Fort. Meet the warm-hearted locals and savor traditional Hunza cuisine.

Skardu: Journey to Skardu, gateway to some of the world’s highest peaks, including K2. Explore the ancient Shangrila Resort and take a serene boat ride on the Shangrila Lake.

Deosai National Park: Witness the stark beauty of the Deosai Plateau, also known as the “Land of Giants.” Marvel at its wide expanses, rare wildlife, and pristine lakes.

Shigar Fort: Visit the historic Shigar Fort, a testimony to the architectural grandeur of the region. Discover its rich heritage and the nearby 700-year-old Amburiq Mosque.

Gilgit: Explore Gilgit, a bustling town set against a backdrop of towering peaks. Sample local cuisine, shop for souvenirs, and learn about the indigenous cultures.

Karakoram Highway: Travel along the iconic Karakoram Highway, one of the world’s highest paved roads, which offers jaw-dropping views of glaciers, rivers, and valleys.

Besham: A stopover in Besham provides a chance to rest and recharge before continuing your journey.

Islamabad: Arrive in Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital, and discover its modern allure while visiting landmarks like Faisal Mosque and Daman-e-Koh.

Lahore: Experience the cultural heart of Pakistan in Lahore. Explore the Lahore Fort, Badshahi Mosque, and indulge in the city’s delectable cuisine.

Multan: Visit the ancient city of Multan, known as the “City of Saints” and explore its bazaars, shrines, and the impressive Multan Fort.

Sukkur: Discover the historic city of Sukkur, perched along the Indus River. Explore the intriguing Sukkur Barrage and enjoy a relaxing boat ride.

Karachi: Your journey culminates in Karachi, Pakistan’s bustling port city. Explore its diverse neighborhoods, historic landmarks, and vibrant street food scene. Don’t miss the Quaid-e-Azam’s Mausoleum and Clifton Beach.

Throughout this remarkable overland tour, you’ll be immersed in the warm hospitality of the people, savor the flavors of regional cuisine, and witness the stunning natural beauty that defines this unique Pakistan-China route. This journey not only deepens your understanding of these two intertwined nations but also leaves you with indelible memories of a truly remarkable adventure.

The Pakistan-China overland tour is a captivating journey that seamlessly blends the rich tapestry of two neighboring countries bound by a strong friendship. Embarking from the picturesque city of Kashgar in China, this extraordinary expedition culminates in the vibrant metropolis of Karachi in Pakistan. It promises an immersive and enlightening experience, delving deep into Pakistan’s historical treasures, diverse cultures, cherished traditions, and awe-inspiring landscapes.

Itinerary Highlights:

Kashgar: Begin your adventure in Kashgar, where the ancient and modern coexist harmoniously. Explore the bustling Grand Bazaar, visit the historic Id Kah Mosque, and witness the cultural mosaic of this Silk Road city.

Khunjerab Pass: Ascend to the breathtaking Khunjerab Pass, one of the world’s highest border crossings, offering panoramic vistas of the Karakoram Range and the opportunity to interact with local traders.

Hunza Valley: Immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of the Hunza Valley, with its terraced fields, apricot blossoms, and the stunning Baltit Fort. Meet the warm-hearted locals and savor traditional Hunza cuisine.

Skardu: Journey to Skardu, gateway to some of the world’s highest peaks, including K2. Explore the ancient Shangrila Resort and take a serene boat ride on the Shangrila Lake.

Deosai National Park: Witness the stark beauty of the Deosai Plateau, also known as the “Land of Giants.” Marvel at its wide expanses, rare wildlife, and pristine lakes.

Shigar Fort: Visit the historic Shigar Fort, a testimony to the architectural grandeur of the region. Discover its rich heritage and the nearby 700-year-old Amburiq Mosque.

Gilgit: Explore Gilgit, a bustling town set against a backdrop of towering peaks. Sample local cuisine, shop for souvenirs, and learn about the indigenous cultures.

Karakoram Highway: Travel along the iconic Karakoram Highway, one of the world’s highest paved roads, which offers jaw-dropping views of glaciers, rivers, and valleys.

Besham: A stopover in Besham provides a chance to rest and recharge before continuing your journey.

Islamabad: Arrive in Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital, and discover its modern allure while visiting landmarks like Faisal Mosque and Daman-e-Koh.

Lahore: Experience the cultural heart of Pakistan in Lahore. Explore the Lahore Fort, Badshahi Mosque, and indulge in the city’s delectable cuisine.

Multan: Visit the ancient city of Multan, known as the “City of Saints” and explore its bazaars, shrines, and the impressive Multan Fort.

Sukkur: Discover the historic city of Sukkur, perched along the Indus River. Explore the intriguing Sukkur Barrage and enjoy a relaxing boat ride.

Karachi: Your journey culminates in Karachi, Pakistan’s bustling port city. Explore its diverse neighborhoods, historic landmarks, and vibrant street food scene. Don’t miss the Quaid-e-Azam’s Mausoleum and Clifton Beach.

Throughout this remarkable overland tour, you’ll be immersed in the warm hospitality of the people, savor the flavors of regional cuisine, and witness the stunning natural beauty that defines this unique Pakistan-China route. This journey not only deepens your understanding of these two intertwined nations but also leaves you with indelible memories of a truly remarkable adventure.