5-Day Trip to Hunza (By Air)

TourS

Price

Depends upon group size

Days

5

Overview

Hunza is one of the most culturally rich and diverse places in Pakistan, as it shares one of its borders with Afghanistan and another with China. Hunza has a distinctive culture unique to the region that is an amalgamation of many influences, both internal and external. The culture of Hunza can be explored through its music, songs, dance, its wide variety of handicrafts, the deliciousness of its food, and many other cultural activities. Join us on this trip to experience the beauty and culture of Hunza.

Route Map

Passu cones Hunza min 1

Elevation
Gulmit: 2,465 metres

Weather
Summers: Between 20-30°C during day. Pleasant at night.
Winters: Under 10°C during day. Below freezing at night.

Locations

  • Altit fort
  • Baltit fort
  • Duiker
  • Attabad lake
  • Karimabad
  • Gulmit
  • Borith
  • Hussaini
  • Passu

Activities

  • Cultural activities
  • Sightseeing

Trip Rating

  • Adventure: 2/5
  • Culture: 3/5
  • Comfort: 3/5
  • Fitness: 2/5

Upcoming Tours
N/A

Accommodation
Will be arranged according to preferences of the group.

Transport
Will be arranged according to the preferences of the group.

Meals
Will be arranged according to the preferences of the group.

Itinerary Overview

Hunza valley provides views of several tall mountains as many high peaks rise above 6,000 metres (20,000 ft) in the area. The literacy rate of Hunza is more than 90%, and crime rate almost 0%. The lifestyle of the people of Hunza is very simple and they are extremely very warm and welcoming. Sign up for this trip to explore this beautiful valley with us.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Islamabad to Gulmit

Activities:

  • Flight from Islamabad to Gilgit (1 hour)
  • Drive from Gilgit to Gulmit (2-3 hours)
  • Stopover at Rakaposhi view point
  • Stay in Gulmit

Day 2: Gulmit

Activities:

  • Explore Gulmit village
  • Hike to Ondra polygah (optional)
  • Visit women’s carpet weaving center
  • Visit old house
  • Visit women-run café
  • Visit Borith lake
  • Visit Hussaini suspension bridge
  • Stay in Gulmit

Day 3: Gulmit to Karimabad

Activities:

  • Visit Attabad lake
  • Visit Buddhist rock carvings
  • Visit Ganish village
  • Drive to Karimabad
  • Stay in Karimabad

Day 4: Karimabad

Activities:

  • Visit Karimabad market
  • Visit Baltit fort
  • Visit women-run café
  • Visit Altit fort
  • Visit Duiker at sunset
  • Stay in Karimabad

Day 5: Karimabad to Islamabad

Activities:

  • Drive from Karimabad to Gilgit (2-3 hours)
  • Flight from Gilgit to Islamabad (1 hour)

Essential Information

Included

Standard package includes the following, but alterations can be made according to requirements.

  • Flight tickets from Islamabad to Gilgit and back
  • Transportation with experienced driver
  • Accommodation 
  • Meals 
  • Guided tours
  • Cultural activities
  • Entrance fees
  • Tolls and taxes
  • Basic first aid
  • Letter of Invitation (LOI) for visa

Not Included

Standard package does not include the following, but alterations can be made according to requirements.

  • Visa fees
  • Porters for carrying personal equipment
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guides/workers (optional)
  • Snacks while trekking and traveling
  • Extra meals/laundry services availed at hotels or otherwise
  • Charges of sports activities
  • Souvenirs
  • Shopping or any other expenses of personal nature
  • Insurance liability, medical aid, and helicopter rescue coverage
  • Any other services not mentioned in the plan

Tour Add-ons

Can be arranged according to requirements.

What to Bring

It is recommended to bring one large bag and a small daypack. Kindly pack light.

Essentials to carry:

  • CNIC (for Pakistanis) and passport + valid Pakistani visa (for foreigners)
  • Backpack to carry phone, wallet and other important things
  • Warm clothes – jacket, socks, gloves, cap, thermal
  • Raincoat
  • Sun protection – sunscreen, sunglasses, hat
  • Shoes – joggers, sandals
  • Re-usable water bottle

Optional items to carry:

  • Trekking essentials – shoes, socks, stick 
  • Torch
  • Power bank 

More Details

Consider this itinerary as a guideline. Actual plan can be modified according to your requirements. In customized trips you have the flexibility to choose the accommodation, transport, meals, guide and other details according to your preferences.

Charges of the trip depend on the kind of services availed and group size.

Note: The itinerary can vary in different seasons due to weather and road accessibility. The flights between Islamabad often get delayed/cancelled due to weather conditions.

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