10 Days Chitral Swat Hunza Aattabad Lake Naran Tour
When: Tour starts every day at 9 am.
Duration: 10 Days
Highlights: Islamabad,Swat, Chitral, Kalash,Hunza,Narn lake saifu-ul-maluk,Babu sar Top.
Language: The tour is originally in English.
Day 01 Meet on arrival at Islamabad airport Transfer to hotel. Afternoon tour of Islamabad visit the Shah faisal mosque and Shakarparian viewpoint. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 Drive to Swat vial Takht Bhai & Malakand pass also stop at the Churchill's picket overnight at hotel.
Day 03 After a short tour of Swat valley Drive to Chitral via Dir & Lowari pass Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 Full day Excursion to Kalash overnight at hotel.
Day 05 Drive Chitral to Phandar lake Overnight at PTDC hotel.
Day 06 Drive to Gilgit Overnight at PTDC hotel.
Day 07 Full day Hunza Excursion Overnight at PTDC hotel.
Day 08 Drive to Naran via Babusar pass and Lake Lalusar Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 Morning excursion to lake saifu-ul-maluk afternoon Drive to Islamabad Overnight at hotel
Day 10 Tour of Islamabad transfer to airport for onward flight
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One of the major attractions of Chitral are the Kalash valleys – the home of the Kafir-Kalash or ”wearers of the black robe” a primitive pagan tribe.their ancestry is enveloped in mystery and is the subject of controversy. A legend says that five soldiers of the legions of Alexander of Macedon settled in Chitral and are the progenitors of the Kafir-Kalash
The North Pakistan, especially Gilgit-Baltistan is blessed naturally with luxuriantly green orchards (mostly of cherry, apricot, apple, pears, peaches), streams full of dancing waters, roaring rivers, and meadows stretching in the quietude like that of heavens at a height which, is a unique feature of Pakistan’s northern areas. The juniper, pine and Deodar are the trees that, in their trunk rings, have recorded the cycles of rainy and snowy seasons of centuries.
For many centuries,caravans have braved these tortuous mountains treading precariously along paths providing shortcuts between the great towns of central Asia and rich markets of South Asia.
However,the trails were hazardous, angry rivers horrifying to contemplate,and the nature,s storms caused even the most intrepid to quail on the high passes and the desolate gorges.1947, travel in and out of the Northern Pakistan could have been described almost as it had been 15 centuries earlier by the Chinese pilgrim Fa Hien in 1400 A.D ; the way is difficult and rugged, running along a bank exceedingly precipitous.
When one approaches the edge of it,his eyes become unsteady,and if wishes to go forward in the same direction,there is no place on which he can place his foot, and beneath are the waters of the river called the Indus.Thus, the traders of yore had traveled over this route for centuries and carried silk, tea and porcelain from china to be bartered for Gold, Ivory, Jewels and spice from south Asia.
It is against this backdrop that Pakistan and China joined hands in 1967 to construct a 900km”Karakorum Highway” on the alignment of the ancient silk rout. For its sheer mountain grandeur and breath-taking panorama of beauty, few places on earth can match the superb landscape though which Karakorum highway snakes. A fantastic and unforgettable spectacle is the passage of the highway along the baltura glacier, rated as the world’s seventh largest glacier. The Khunjerab pass, which highway crosses, and the nearby Mintaka pass lie astride the fabulous ancient silk rout that led from Europe to Asia and over which history’s most famous tourists once traveled. These include the Venetian trader Marcopolo, after whom has been named the wild Marcopolo sheep, in the 13th century, the Chinese monk Fa Hien in the 4th century and the central Asian historian, Abu Rehan Al-Beruni in the 11th century.
Today, the Karakorum highway connects Islamabad with Kashgar via Abbottabad, Mansehra, Thakot, Besham, Pattan, Chilas, Gilgit and Hunza across the 4733m high Khunjerab pass the highway, built by the Pakistani and Chinese engineers, has been described a marvel of civil engineering and even as “The Eighth wonder of the world.
is the most beautiful and picturesque 160 kms long valley embraced by lower Himalaya hills covered in forests of huge Himalayan pines. The 4173m babusar pass at its head was the only link to Northern areas from rest of Pakistan until the Karakorum highway was built.
One of the country’s most popular holiday spots, the area offers best trekking trails, light walks, fishing and family outings to its spectacular lakes and flower filled hill sides. The main attraction of kaghan valley is Naran. This town is situated on the bank of Kunhar River at an altitude of 2498m at a point where the valley widens. The river is wider and quieter here. The famous lake, saiful-malook is 10kms from Naran at an altitude of 3500m.The lake provides an excellent view of the Malika parba