Exploring the gems of North Pakistan

15 DAYS
Availability : 11th April - 25th april 2025
Malta
Islamabad, Pakistan
Max People : 20

Exploring the gems of North Pakistan

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  • 15 Days
  • Pakistan
  • 11th April - 25th April 2025
  • Max People : 20
  • Physical RatingLight walking suitable for most fitness levels at a high elevation (approx 3000m). Swimming & ziplining also possible.
  • Service LevelComfortable tourist-class accommodations ( 3 - 4* Hotels)
  • Travel Style: Adventure & CultureCulture, history, living like locals & many activities

Tour Details

Why you should join our trip to Northern Pakistan

  1. The scenery is breathtaking
  2. The hospitality is incredible
  3. The food is seriously delicious
  4. Visiting The Capital Islamabad and the second largest city Lahore
  5. The Culture is rich and diverse
  6. It’s low on the tourist radar
  7. Its home to the second-tallest mountain 
  8. We will drive along one of the most scenic roads in the world

Locations:  Islamabad, Peshawar, Gilgit, Skardu, Shigar, Hunza, Nagar, Naltar Valley, Kaptana Desert, Bashoo Valley & Lahore

Tour Details

  • 14 Nights 
  • Included: Accommodation | Internal Flights (Islamabad-Gilgit & Skardu-Islamabad) | Transfers | Breakfasts | Dinners | Licensed Tour Guide | More below
  • Go to ‘Payment Details’ to learn how to secure your booking
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Join the team of Globaltravelbook on their 3rd group trip to Northern Pakistan together with licensed operators in the visiting country. Apart from its snow-capped mountains, rolling hills and rivers, the Northern area of Pakistan, especially Hunza Valley which we will be exploring, is known for the quality of its food and dishes. Infact, Hunza Valley is famous around the world for the prolonged existence of the people living here who live longer than others around the world.

 Pakistan has a rich culture stemming from a variety of ethnic groups. Originally, Pakistan and India were one country, and after independence, Pakistan seemed to have taken the best bits from Indian cuisine while adding their own to touch to it – by integrating and embracing influences from Afghanistan, the Middle East and Central Asia. Read here to see and learn about some amazing dishes we are going to experience in Pakistan. 

More exciting, day-by-day information is available below in the Itinerary section.

Price Includes

  • Licensed local tour guide in visiting country plus Globaltravelbook team.
  • All accommodation with Bed & Breakfast
  • 3-4* Hotel Accommodation in a double room for 2 persons (Single supplement: €500).
  • Internal flight ticket from Islamabad to Gilgit and then Skardu to Islamabad
  • Daily Dinners
  • Visa Invitation from the Government of Pakistan
  • Airport transfers and Transportation throughout in comfortable vehicles
  • 4x4 jeeps for Naltar Valley and Basho Valley
  • Group Boating at Attabad Lake in Hunza
  • Altit and Shigar Fort entrance

Arrival Airport

Islamabad International Airport 

  • Arrival in Islamabad – 12th April 2025
  • Departure From Lahore – 25th April 2025

Dates

11th – 25th April 2025

Requirements

  • Insurance policy covering this particular trip
  • A passport valid for at least six months after the return date
  • Sign Globaltravelbook's waiver form
  • Inform us of any medical or religious food restrictions
  • Visa

Price Excludes

  • International flights ( We will be organising a group booking)
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
  • Lunches (€3-€10)
  • Visa Fee
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of Globaltravelbook and operators in Pakistan
  • Private expenses
  • Everything not mentioned in 'include section'

Price Includes

  • Entry Visa (approx €33)
  • Insurance policy covering this particular trip
  • Sign Globaltravelbook's Waiver Form
  • A passport valid for at least six months after the return date

Itinerary

Day 1 - 12th April 2025Arrival in Islamabad

  •  3:35 AM Welcome at the Airport as per flight timings.

  • Transfer to Hotel. Free time to fresh up.

  • Visit to Faisal Mosque and Pakistan Monument.

  • Visit to Lake View Park.

  •  Visit to Monal View point – Peersuhawa for bird eye view of Islamabad City.

  • Dinner at a restaurant and overnight stay at Grand Islamabad Hotel, Islamabad.

Included: Transfers, Dinner & Overnight in Islamabad.

Day 2 - 13th April 2025Explore Peshawar City

  • 7am – Breakfats & departure for Peshawar 
  • Visit Balahisaar Fort – Outside (if opened for toursits) & Peshawar Museum
  • Visit to Masjid Muhabat Khan & Sethi house
  • Visit Old town and Kisa Khawani Bazar.
  • Departure for Islamabad in the evening.
  • Overnight stay at Grand Islamabad Hotel, Islamabad.

Approx 2,5 hours dive each way. 

Included: Transfers, Guided Tour in Peshawar, Dinner & Overnight in Islamabad.

Day 3 - 14th April 2025Flight to Gilgit City and exploring Gilgit

The flight to Gilgit from Islamabad is 1 hour and 15 minutes – we chose to fly in order to avoid a 14-hour drive. 

In the afternoon, together with the local operators we will discover the city and its markets.

Gilgit-Baltistan, is known to Pakistanis as the Northern Areas and is home to some of the highest mountains in the world. Combining that with endless green meadows, deep valleys, beautiful waterfalls and treacherous roads, Gilgit-Baltistan becomes every nature lover’s haven and every adventure seeker’s paradise.

  • Pickup from Hotel (as per flight timings) and Departure for Islamabad International Airport.
  • Fly to Gilgit.
  • Visit to Markets for handicrafts and gemstone.
  • Dinner at a restaurant and overnight stay at Avari Express Hotel, Gilgit

** This day may change due to weather conditions in the mountains  – therefore we could opt to fly to Skardu and enjoy a scenic drive for approx 3-4 hours to Gilgit. **

Included: Breakfast, Flights, Dinner & Overnight in Gilgit.

Day 4 - 15th April 2025Explore Altit & Baltit Forts, Kariamabad Bazaar and Duikar View Point

  • 08:00 AM Breakfast.
  • Departure for Hunza, On way stopover at at Rakaposhi view point*Zipline at Rakaposhi view point (Optional – Approx. 10 USD per person price)
  • Visit to Altit and Baltit Fort (Guided Tours)
  • Visit to Karimabad Bazaar for shopping.
  • Free time to explore market.
  • Drive towards Duikar View point.
  • Dinner & overnight stay at Eagles Nest Hotel, Hunza
  • Note: The road travel from Gilgit to Hunza is of 3 hours with normal stops. Eagles nest hotel is located at the top of valley approx. 30mins drive from main Karimabad Bazar.

Included: Breakfast, Transfers, Dinner & Overnight in Hunza

Day 5 - 16th April 2025Explore Hoopar Valley

  • 08:00 AM Breakfast.
  • Departure for Hopar Valley.
  • Explore the valley and trek (light and easy) towards Hopar Glacier.
  • Drive towards Attabad Lake.
  • Boating at Attabad Lake. 
  • Dinner & overnight stay at Offto Resort, Hunza
    Note: The Hoper valley is located at approx. 1 hour distance from Hunza town and to Gulmit from Hopar valley via Attabad Lake takes another 1hr30 mins road travel.

Included: Breakfast, Transfers, Dinner & Overnight in Hunza 

Day 6 - 17th April 2025Explore Upper Hunza / Optional 5-6 hour Baskochi Trek Hunza

  • Visit to Local school in Upper Hunza

  • Drive till Khybder, explore the local village and have lunch.

  • Visit to Hussaini Bridge – Cross the bridge.

  • Free time at Passu to witness Passu cones and Glacier Breeze Café.

  • Drive back to the hotel in the evening

OPTIONAL FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN TREKKING 

For those who are interested in trekking, this option is for you. Instead of visiting the above stops, you will head off in different transport for a 5-6 trek to Baskochi in Hunza. The Baskochi Trek Hunza is a hidden gem for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers. This lesser-known trekking destination offers an incredible combination of natural beauty, cultural richness, and thrilling hiking experiences.

In the afternoon, depending on what time you will finish, you will meet the rest of the group and continue with the above itinerary.

Dinner & overnight stay at Offto Resort, Hunza

Included: Breakfast, Transfers, Dinner & Overnight in Hunza 

Day 7 - 18th April 2025Explore Naltar Valley

  • 08:00 AM Breakfast
  • Departure for Naltar valley.
  • Arrival at Naltar and sightseeing around the lake.
  • Free time to explore, Lunch and drive towards Gilgit.
  • Dinner at local restaurant, overnight stay at Avari Express, Gilgit
    Note: This day we will be driving from Hunza to Naltar which approx. takes around 3 hours. After exploring Naltar we will drive to Gilgit which is 1 hour drive from Naltar.
Included: Breakfast, Transfers, Dinner & Overnight in Gilgit.

Day 8 - 19th April 2025Explore Baltistan Valley

  • 08:00 AM Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Drive towards Baltistan.
  • Arrival at Skardu and Check-in at the hotel.
  • Explore around the city and market, visit to Kharpocho fort and organic village.
  • Visit around Katpana desert,
  • Shoping at Skardu City.
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at Kalisto Resort, Skardu
    Note: The travel time from Gilgit to Skardu is 4 hrs. After reaching skardu we will be exploring places which are all in and around the city.
Included: Breakfast, Transfers, Dinner & Overnight in Skardu

Day 9 - 20th April 2025Explore Kachura and Souq Valley

  • 08:00 AM Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Visit to Upper Kachura and Boating. Visit to souq valley.
  • Visit to Lower Kachura – Shangrilla Lake.
  • Departure for Shigar Valley – Stopover at Cold Desert (approx 90 mins stop)
    *Activities at Cold desert (Optional) are Paramotor gliding (Approx. 40 USD, Jeep Safari (Approx. 35 USD), Quad bikes (Approx. 10 USD) and Trail bikes (Approx. 5 USD)
  • Drive towards Shigar fort.
  • Explore Shigar fort.
  • Dinner with a local family.
  • Overnight stay at Kalisto Resort, Skardu
    Note: We will be travelling to Kachura valley first which is approx. 30 mins drive from the hotel of stay and after that will be travelling to Shigar fort which will take approx. another 1hr 20 mins.

Included: Breakfast, Transfers, Dinner & Overnight in Skardu.

Day 10 - 21st April 2025Visit to Beautiful Bashoo Valley

  • 08:00 AM: Breakfast.
  • Set to explore the beautiful Bashoo valley.
  • Full day exploration with a lunch set by a river in the mountains.
  • Drive back to Skardu in evening
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at Kalisto Resort, Skardu
    Note: Basho valley takes around 3 hrs one side from hotel. It’s a mix of road and adventurous off-road 4×4 soft-top jeep ride. This is a highlight of the trip. 

Included: Breakfast, Transfers, Dinner & Overnight in Skardu.

Day 11 - 22nd April 2025Fly to Islamabad and Drive towards Lahore Arrival in Lahore & Sightseeing

  • 08:00 AM: Breakfast
  • Drop at Skardu airport for flight to Islamabad.
  • Arrival at Islamabad and drive towards Lahore.
  • Arrival at Lahore and transfer to hotel.
  • Visit Local markets in Lahore.
  • Dinner at Local restaurant in Lahore.
  • Overnight stay at Falettis Hotel, Lahore
    Note: The flight time from Skardu to Islamabad is 1 hours and onward road travel from Islamabad airport to Lahore is 5hrs including stops.

Included: Breakfast, Transfers, Flights, Dinner & Overnight in Lahore.

Day 12 - 23rd April 2025Sightseeing (Explore Walled City of Lahore)

  • 08:00 AM: Breakfast at Hotel.
  • Departure for the Walled City of Lahore.
  • Visits to Gowlamandi, Chowk Shahalam, Lohari Gate (By pass), Lohari Gate (By pass) , Mori Gate , Urdu bazar (By Pass), Bhatti Gate (will visit the Havali), Royal Mosque (Will visit), Lahore fort (Visit), Kashmiri Gate (By Pass), Yakki Gate (By Pass), Shairwala Gate (By Pass), Dehli Gate (Reception from the people of walled city ), Wazir Khan Mosque (Visit you can go to minaret as well ), Royal Trail Way (Visit), Royal Bath ( Visit), Some Molalla’s and old culture of Lahore , Local dresses and foods places.
  • Visit to Maqbara Jahangir & Drive to Wagha Border for Flag Ceremony
  • Overnight stay at Falettis Hotel, Lahore
    Note: This day we would be travelling within Lahore city.

Included: Breakfast, Transfers , Dinner & Overnight in Lahore.

Day 13 - 24th April 2025Explore Lahore City & Markets

  • 08:00 AM Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Visit to Lahore Museum and Shalimar Bagh.
  • Visit to Emporium Mall.
  • Explore local markets in Lahore.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Lahore.
  • Overnight stay at Falettis Hotel, Lahore
    Note: This day we would be travelling with in Lahore city.

Included: Breakfast, Transfers, Dinner & Overnight in Lahore.

Day 14 - 25th April 2025Drop-off at Lahore Airport.

  • Early Morning drop at Lahore Airport.
  • End of services.
    Note: This day we will drop you at the airport as per flight schedule, the airport is around 40 mins drive from the hotel.

Tips & Important things to know before travelling to Pakistan

  • Internet & Wifi connectivity is sometimes good and sometimes it is poor especially in the NORTHERN REGION. A sim card could be provided by us on arrival in Pakistan for approx $10. However, keep in mind that you will not always have connection on your mobile device. Hotels also suffer with their Wifi connectivity due to lack of power supply so if you depend on WiFi, this trip is not for you. However, it gives you the opportunity to disconnect and enjoy the beautiful nature.
  • Hospitality in Pakistan is fantastic and people are very friendly.
  • Some drives will be be long on winding roads so be sure to carry motion sickness pills just in case
  • Delays could occur due to weather conditions (be it air or land transport)- so please be patient, we do not have control over mother nature but our partners in Pakistan will always find the best possible solution for you.
  • Spicy food is a way of life here. Therefore, at times we will be able to offer non-spicy options, however other times, the spice level will be toned down.
  • We advise to only drink bottled drinking water (even when brushing your teeth) and our partners in Pakistan will guide you with restaurants to eat in.
  • Our partners in Pakistan have the authority to change the itinerary last minute in the case of any weather conditions. This is for your safety & wellbeing.

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of insurance do I need?

Every client is required to make a travel insurance package which covers mountain trekking up to 4000m. This is an absolute must for any adventure expedition.

How is the weather like in the time of travel?

What is the accommodation like?

Accomodation will be hand selected 3-4* hotels. The price includes accommodation in a shared private double room, however, if one wishes to have a private room that sleeps (1 person) this is possible at an additional cost of  €500

What travel vaccines are needed?

Vaccinations are subjective – they are required like most destinations outside of Europe. Best is to check with your doctor or Health Centre.

How about food?

Breakfast and dinner is included in the price. It is the responsibility of the persons joining an experience to communicate any food intolerances/allergy-related information. GTB or the Service Provider will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to food/drinks consumed, or items one may come in contact with while on an experience

What's the power plug in Pakistan?

For Pakistan there are two associated plug types, C and D. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and type D is the plug which has three round pins in a triangular pattern.

Is it possible to arrive earlier / stay longer?

Yes, of course. As long as you are in Islamabad on the trip dates, you are free to arrive / leave whenever you want. It is best to let us know your plans so we can organise transfers accordingly. 

Do I need a visa to enter Pakistan?

Yes, a visa is required to enter Pakistan and will take care of this for you. A Visa invitation letter is required and this will be sent to us by our licensed operators in Pakistan. 

 

Any other question?

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  • Confirmation will be received within 24 hours of booking - subject to availability
  • First come, first served basis.The minimum number of people required for this trip is 10 people. In the case this is not reached, you will get your full payment back.
  • Our local partners and tour leader can adjust the itinerary at the last minute due to weather conditions. Changes will only be made with your safety and well-being in mind, and not for any other reason.
  • If you decide to switch from a shared room to a single room after booking, the single supplement option won't apply. We'll need to work out a new price for the single room based on each individual case.
  • It is the responsibility of the persons joining an experience to communicate any food intolerances/allergy-related information. GTB or the Service Provider will not assume any liability for adverse reactions to food/drinks consumed, or items one may come in contact with while on an experience
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  • Travel and Health insurance is obligatory: All travellers must be fully insured, and purchase their own travel insurance. A waiver document must be filled in, signed and sent back to Globaltravelbook.
  • International flights are not included. You must book your own flights and be in the visiting country on the itinerary dates. Your flight must arrive by or before the Arrival Day, and depart no earlier then the Departure Day.
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  • If a traveller for some reason cannot travel on the dates, the organiser is not responsible.

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To secure your spot you need to send a 25% deposit either via bank transfer or our online payment system after completing the booking form.

  • Account Name: Globaltravelbook Limited
  • Bank Address: APS Centre, Tower Street, Birkirkara, BKR 4012
  • IBAN: MT53APSB77013000000047276110011

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel your booking, we will offer a refund of any balance which we have not yet paid or are obliged to pay to any other Third Party. When a booking is cancelled within the month prior to departure, the remaining balance will be non refundable as well as we would be fully committed at that stage. All types of travel insurance are supposed to cover “cancellations” and for this reason we require that such travel insurance is purchased prior to travel.