Pakistan’s Karakoram Highway

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This overland adventure carves through lush valleys, snakes across high mountain passes and travels alongside creaking glaciers. With show-stopping scenery and plenty of walking included, prepare to be inspired by the Karakoram’s warm, welcoming people and its rich tapestry of history.

Hunza Valley – Explore the forts, castles and bazaars of the ancient Kingdom of Hunza

Nanga Parbat – See this 8,000m+ peak up close on a walk to the base camp

Karakoram Range – Travel from Islamabad into the mountains along the iconic Karakoram Highway


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ.

DAY 1 – Trip starts in Islamabad; afternoon orientation tour of the capital
DAY 2 – Drive into the mountains and onto Naran, in the Kaghan Valley
DAY 3 – Join the Karakoram Highway and drive into the Astore Valley, crossing Babussar Pass
DAY 4 – Drive into the Upper Rupal Valley for a walk up to Nanga Parbat Base Camp (3550m)
DAY 5 – Drive up and across the Deosai Plateau to Skardu, stopping at Satpara Buddha and Satpura Lake
DAY 6 – Full day exploring the towering forts and villages of the Skardu Valley
DAY 7 – Re-join the Karakoram Highway and drive to Gilgit, the heart of the Karakoram region
DAY 8 – Drive to Karimabad, explore the mighty Baltit Fort and take in sunset over the Hunza Valley
DAY 9 – Full day exploring the Hunza Valley with a walk on Hoper Glacier
DAY 10 – Leave the Karakoram Highway and drive to the small town of Gupis
DAY 11 – Explore the remote Yasin Valley by 4WD and on foot
DAY 12 – Drive to Naran via the Babusar Pass
DAY 13 – Drive back to Islamabad, visiting UNESCO site of Taxila and then explore Rawalpindi
DAY 14 – Trip ends in Islamabad


Breakfast: 13

Lunch: 13

Dinner: 13


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