In 1966, Pakistan and China signed an agreement to construct a road that revived the ancient Silk Route, offering mutual benefits. The new route may not exactly follow the old one, but it traverses the same region, providing a glimpse into the historical Silk Route. The Karakoram Highway (KKH) allows travelers to visit famous landmarks known to historical figures like Alexander the Great, Marco Polo, Genghis Khan, and Tamerlane. With the independence of Central Asian states, this region is now open to general tourists without unnecessary restrictions. The Silk Route oases in Uzbekistan are easily accessible, offering an exploration of the legendary route. The Silk Route and Karakoram Highway attract epic travelers worldwide, providing a scenic and diverse journey through temperature-controlled vehicles. You can customize your itinerary and select your preferred destinations along this remarkable route.
Arrival – Islamabad Sightseeing
Upon arrival in Islamabad, you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, a city sightseeing tour of Rawalpindi and Islamabad will take place, showcasing the contrasting cultures, archaeology, and planning. Rawalpindi, with its narrow lanes and lively bazaars, represents the city’s historical charm. On the other hand, Islamabad, the planned capital, is a modern city. The tour includes visits to Raja Bazar, Murree Road, Lok Virsa Museum, and the iconic Shah Faisal Mosque, all of which offer unique experiences for tourists. Overnight Islamabad.
Islamabad – Taxila – Peshawar
Embarking on the historic Grand Trunk Road, we embark on a detour to Taxila, a treasure trove of ancient wonders. Our exploration leads us to the remarkable Jaulian Monastery, where we’ll immerse ourselves in the serene ambiance of this Buddhist site. The adjacent Archaeological Museum unveils a collection of artifacts that offer a fascinating insight into the region’s past. Continuing our journey, we traverse the legendary River Indus, an iconic symbol of the land. As we make our way to Peshawar, the cultural capital, we uncover the rich tapestry of history and heritage that permeates the city. This route, a blend of archaeology and natural beauty, promises an unforgettable experience, unraveling the mysteries of the region’s fascinating past. Overnight Islamabad.
We begin our day with a visit to Peshawar Museum, followed by exploring the magnificent Masjid Mahabat Khan. We’ll then immerse ourselves in the vibrant atmosphere of Qissa Khawani bazaar, known for its rich history and bustling marketplace. Peshawar Museum offers insights into the region’s cultural heritage, while Masjid Mahabat Khan showcases stunning architectural grandeur. Qissa Khawani bazaar is a sensory delight, with its lively streets and diverse array of goods. This itinerary promises an enriching and immersive experience in Peshawar’s cultural and historical gems. Overnight Peshawar.
Peshawar – Swat Valley
Leaving Peshawar, we embark on a journey to the ancient Buddhist site of Takht-e-Bahi. Along the way, we cross the scenic Malakand Pass and enter the picturesque Swat Valley. Our itinerary includes stops at Churchill’s Picket and the Shingardara Stupa, where we can witness the remnants of history and immerse ourselves in the cultural heritage of the region. The route offers breathtaking views and a chance to explore the rich Buddhist heritage of Pakistan. This leg of the journey promises a mix of natural beauty and historical exploration, creating a memorable experience for travelers. Overnight Swat Mingora.
Swat Valley Sightseeing
Continuing our exploration, we visit the Swat Museum and the excavated site of Butkara, delving further into the region’s rich history. Afterwards, we set off on a scenic drive towards Besham, following the famous Karakoram Highway (KKH). Along the way, we cross the picturesque Shangla Pass, situated at an elevation of 2134 meters. This route offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes, allowing us to immerse ourselves in the natural beauty of the region. The journey promises a blend of cultural exploration and awe-inspiring scenery, making it a memorable experience for travelers. Overnight Swat Mingora.
Swat Valley – Gilgit
As we continue our journey, we’ll follow the upstream course of the majestic River Indus, making captivating photo stops at the historic Shatial and Chilas rocks adorned with ancient graffiti. The Nanga Parbat viewpoint will enchant us with its breathtaking panorama of this magnificent peak. Our next stop will be at the convergence point of the Karakoram, Himalayas, and Hindu Kush mountain ranges, a truly unique and awe-inspiring sight. Finally, we’ll visit the confluence of the Indus and Gilgit Rivers, a remarkable natural phenomenon, before arriving in the vibrant city of Gilgit. This leg of the journey promises unforgettable landscapes and remarkable natural wonders. Overnight Gilgit.
Gilgit Sightseeing – Hunza Karimabad
Gilgit, a historically significant garrison town, has evolved into the largest and most vital commercial center in the region. Situated along the banks of the Gilgit River, it offers a charming blend of history and modernity. After exploring the town, we continue our journey towards Hunza on the renowned Karakoram Highway (KKH). A stop at the Rakaposhi viewpoint provides a breathtaking view of this majestic peak. Passing through several captivating villages in Nagar and Hunza states, we finally reach Karimabad, the capital town of the enchanting Hunza Valley. This leg of the journey promises stunning landscapes and a rich cultural experience. Overnight Hunza Karimabad.
Hunza Valley Sightseeing
Karimabad, surrounded by renowned peaks like Ultar, Hunza Dome, Bublimating, Spantik, and Diran, is a paradise for mountain lovers. The majestic Rakaposhi peak, towering at 7788m, dominates the panoramic view. Our visit to Karimabad includes exploring the fascinating Baltit Fort Museum and Altit Fort. The remainder of the day is leisure time, allowing us to stroll through the charming villages and admire the famous terraced fields of Hunza. This is an opportunity to immerse ourselves in the natural beauty and cultural richness of the region. Overnight Hunza Karimabad.
Karimabad – Attabad Lake – Passu
Today is a leisure day in the breathtaking Hunza Valley, offering us the chance to fully appreciate its stunning landscapes. Our journey takes us to the peaceful village of Gulmit in upper Hunza, where we can immerse ourselves in uninterrupted mountain vistas. This serene and tranquil village will be our home for the night, providing a peaceful and rejuvenating experience. It’s the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind, and soak in the natural beauty of the surroundings. Overnight Passu.
Our journey continues as we drive to Sost and complete the necessary immigration formalities at the border post. We then embark on a remarkable adventure by ascending the world’s highest border trade route, reaching the majestic Khunjerab Pass at an impressive elevation of 4733 meters. Descending into China, we enter the territory of Xinjiang province and arrive at the charming village of Taxurgan. This village, nestled in the scenic region, will be our place of rest for the night, offering a unique cultural experience in China. It’s an opportunity to embrace the beauty of the surroundings and immerse ourselves in the local atmosphere. Overnight Taxurgan.
Tashkurgan – Kashgar
Continuing our journey from Taxurgan, we pause at the breathtaking Karakol Lake, where the majestic Muztagh Ata peak in the Pamirs unfolds before our eyes. The natural beauty of this spot is truly awe-inspiring. Our drive then leads us to Kashgar, a city where the essence of time appears to be suspended. Steeped in history and rich in culture, Kashgar offers a glimpse into a bygone era. It is a place where traditions, markets, and architectural marvels intertwine, creating a unique and captivating atmosphere. Our exploration of this remarkable city promises to be an unforgettable experience. Overnight Kashgar.
Kashgar’s renowned Sunday Market, steeped in ancient tradition, continues to thrive as a vibrant hub of barter trade. Here, the age-old practice of exchanging goods without currency remains prevalent. Our visit to Kashgar also includes stops at the impressive Eid Gah Mosque and the tomb of Abakh Hoja, a revered Muslim Saint credited with spreading Islam in Xinjiang Province. These historical and cultural landmarks offer a glimpse into the religious and social fabric of the region. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of the market and witness the enduring customs and spirituality that have shaped Kashgar’s identity throughout the ages.
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