Gandhara-Swat Valley Tour
STARTING FROM RS 35,200/=

5 DAYS /4 NIGHTS

Day 1

Drive to Peshawar from Islamabad, en-route visiting Taxila Museum. Overnight in Peshawar.

Day 2

AM Khyber Pass excursion. PM city sightseeing of Peshawar visiting the rich museum, which houses treasures of the Gandhara period. Proceed to old Peshawar through the Kabuli Gate - one of the sixteen - to the Qissa Khawani bazaar, "the street of story tellers", and witness unusual and unforgettable sights. We will also visit the coppersmith's bazaar, which flourished from the 1st century B.C. to the 5th century A.D. Continue to Mahabat Khan's mosque, built in 1670 by the Governor of Peshawar under Moghal Emperor Shah Jahan. Overnight in Peshawar.

Day 3

After an early breakfast leave for Charsadda. Charsadda, one of the most important sites of Asia, is represented by a group of imposing mounds, 30 kms. Northeast of Peshawar. The site has been identified as “Pushklawati” the pre-Kushan Capital of Gandhara. After visiting the site we continue to Jamal Ghari, Chanako Dheri & Trali. Jamal Ghari, site situated next to Charsadda, has the remains of a stupa and a monastery, surrounded by chapels. Chanako Dheri, site near Jamal Ghari, meaning “Glazing Mounds”. Chinese pilgrims Hsuan Tsang visited this place in 630 A.D. Trail, situated about 2 kms. East of Jamal Ghari. This site has a monastery and a stupa. After visiting these sites drive to Takht Bhai and hike (5 minutes) up to the monastery. Takht Bhai, situated atop 160 meters high hill, are the remains of a Buddhist Monastery, about 80 kms. from Peshawar. UNESCO has declared Takht Bhai as the World Heritage Site. Take picnic lunch there and then depart for Mardan and Shahbaz Ghari. Visit Ashoka’s rock edicts. Shahbaz Garhi, The small village of Shahbaz Ghari was the site of the ancient city of Varusha. There are Ashoka’s edicts (2nd century B.C.) in Kharoshti script of Gandhara, inscribed on two large boulders, on the edge of a hill - south of the village. Continue drive to Swat. Overnight in Swat.

Full day excursion of Swat valley visiting Madyan and Bahrain, Butkara Stupa, Swat Museum, Murghazar, Mingora Bazar etc. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4

Full day excursion of Swat valley visiting Madyan and Bahrain, Butkara Stupa, Swat Museum, Murghazar, Mingora Bazar etc. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5

After breakfast drive back to Islamabad.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY

• Accommodation on twin sharing basis

• Daily Breakfast

• Transportation as per itinerary

• Excursions & Sightseeing as per itinerary

Cost does not Includes:

• Guide services

• Any other service not mentioned above