Shandur Jeep Safari

STARTING FROM RS 85,932/= Based on group of 3

8 DAYS /7 NIGHTS

Day 1

Transfer from Islamabad to Dir by air-conditioned van (385km / 8 hrs drive). Overnight at hotel. Dir is a small, lively town, and an obviously place to break the journey between Peshawar and Chitral. Dir is famous of its home-grown knife industry, producing distinctive small pen-knifes as well as larger knives and daggers. There is the potential for some pleasant around Dir.

Day 2

Drive to Bomboreth Chitral. Overnight at hotel. Kalash Valley (Bomboreth) is remote, isolated and completely surrounded by mountains. The Kafiristan range to the west and Hindukush range to the north separate it from Afghanistan. Tirich Mir ( 7706m) is the Hindukush’s highest peak and Hindukush has 38 summits above 7000m including the Noshaq (7492m), Istoro-Nal (7403m) and Saraghrar (7349m).

Day 3

Full day at Kalash valleys. ( 5-6 hrs round trip) One of the major attraction of Chitral are the Kalash valleys – the home of Kafir-Kalash, primitive pagan tribe. Bumburet, Rambur and Barir are the valleys where the Kallash people live. The Kallash people are fun loving people who love music and dancing particularly on occasion of their religious festival like Joshi Chilinjushot, Phool and Chomas. Later drive to Chitral Town and Overnight at hotel.

Day 4

Drive to Shandur Pass. (156 km, 7-8drive ) Upon arrival transfer to a camp. Overnight in tents. Shandur top is a high mountain pass that connects Chitral to Gilgit. Shandur to is 12,200 feet high and is considered to be the highest polo ground in the world.

Day 5

Day at leisure to explore the nature or fishing at Shandur lake. Overnight in tents.

Day 6

Drive to Gilgit via Phunder lake. (204km, 8-9 hrs drive). Touched by various invading cultures, Gilgit was an important staging point on the Silk Route and remained a part of the Buddhist Kingdom from 3rd to 11th century. Today Gilgit, capital town of Northern Pakistan is thriving on the Karakorum Highway to China and alongwith Baltistan, Diamer and Ghizer forms one of the administrative divisions of Northern Areas. Gilgit is the key junction for travel to Northern Area and many tourists spend some time in Gilgit whether preparing or resting after a trek, shopping or transiting for onward transportation. One can have a beautiful view of Rakaposhi Peak (7788m) and Domani Peak (6143m) from here. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7

Transfer to Besham by air-conditioned van/coach. ( 345km, 8-9 hrs drive) The journey on the Karakoram Highway is most exciting and thrilling. It is a monument to the engineering feast and one of the most spectacular roads and the world’s highest paved border crossing. It connects Pakistan and China stretching over a distance of 1300km between Islamabad and Kashgar, winding through three mountain ranges and following the ancient Silk route along the Indus Valley to the Chinese border at Khunjerab Pass. Overnight at hotel.

Day 8

After breakfast drive to Islamabad. (275 km in about ( 7-8 hrs) Morning drive on KKH to Islamabad. En-route visit Taxila, 40 km north of Islamabad. Taxila ranks among the great archaeological finds of the world. Conquered by Alexander the Great in 327 BC, it progressed under the Mauryans and the Great Kushans and became a learning centre. Destroyed by the White Huns it finally fell to the first great Muslim conqueror Mahmud of Ghazni in the year 1000 AD. We will leave the Indus River at Thakot by crossing a bridge and continue through Chatar plains, Mansehra and Abbotabad

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