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Mountain Jeep Safari
On this safari
we traverse, almost, all of the western Himalaya and Hindukush
Range driving and walking, along some splendid areas of
Karakoram. We also have magnificent views of the naked mountain,
Nanga Parbat (8125m), Rakaposhi(7788m), Diran (7327m), Golden
Peak (7027m), Ultar Sar (7388m), and Trichmir (7706m), the
highest of Hindukush. This is a combination of different
adventures, through the Valleys of the legendary Hunza, and the
black Kalash. The trip is unforgetable for its beauty, and the
people with rich cultural background.
From Gilgit we drive upstream the Ghizar River, and over the
Shandur pass (3720m), into Chitral Valley, From Chitral we go
south to the Kalash Valleys of Berir, Bumburet and Rambur. This
is the home of the Kafir-Kalash, a primitive pagan tribe, whose
ancestry is enveloped in mystery, and is the subject of much
controversy, though often mentioned as, the descendants of
Alexander the great.
Day 1: Arrival at
Day 2: A pleasant drive to Shogran in beautiful Kaghan
Valley at (2400m)(6-7hrs)
Day 3: To Naran the center of Kaghan Valley, and a superb
place for hikes(3-4hrs)
Day 4: Day free for exploration and visit to legendary
lake Saiful-Maluk at (3212m)
Day 5: A spectacular ascend on jeep to Babusar Pass
(4173m), provides views of whole Kaghan panorama drive steep
down hill for 50km to Chilas (6-8hrs)
Day 6: Across KKH and Indus River, through Astore gorge,
to beautiful Rama lake at (3480m)(5-6hrs)
Day 7: Descend to Astore and Continue to Chilum at the
foot of Deosai plateau.
Day 8: Today drive will be a life time Memory, of driving
through a tree less wilderness, at (4000m) knee deep in summer
grass with beautiful wild flowers, whistling marmots and grazing
yaks. Descend down through narrow Satpara gorge, to the deep
blue Satpara lake.
Day 9: Fully day excursion to beautiful Shigar valley full
of fruit orchards, and terraced wheat, maize and barley fields.
Day 10: An adventurous (8-10hrs) drive to Hunza via Gilgit
with magnificent panorama of the mighty Indus river, squeezed
between high cliffs of the Haramosh and Rakaposhi ranges,
fighting its way through deep gorges.
Day 11: Free day to explore about the legendary Hunza kuts,
and to visit forts.
Day 12: Excursion to historical Khunjerab pass at (4733m)
this roof of the world is the highest border crossing on a paved
Day 13: On the foot steps of the Marco polo to Punial
valley via Gilgit (6-7hrs) to this, first old Kingdom 35km west
Day 14: (7-8hrs) spectacular drive to the deep blue
phander lake, full of Golden trout fish. A paradise for anglers.
Day 15: Ascend Shandur pass, at (3734m) and the highest
Polo field in the world, with beautiful mountain panorama
continue drive to Mastuj.
Day 16: (5-6hrs) journey to Chitral town, a central town
and starting point to the side valleys.
Day 17: Full day excursion to the Kafir Kalash valleys at
Day 18: Continue journey, through (3118m) Lowari pass to
Swat valley (8-10hrs).
Day 19: Visit Ghandara sites and , bazars to this
historical and one of the prettiest valleys, and in the
afternoon drive to peshawar.
Day 20: Visit historical and interesting city of peshawar,
with a very rich museum. PM drive to Islamabad.
Day 21: Day free for rest and last day shopping.
Day 22: Fly home.