Gilgit Baltistan is home to some of the most magnificent mountain valleys, the Karakoram highway, the highest paved road, ancient forts, glaciers, and mountain ranges. The central mountain ranges are the western Himalayas and the Karakoram. The Hindu Kush mountains are to the west, and the Pamir lies to the north. The Gilgit Baltistan tour itinerary is designed to explore the mountain ranges, see the medieval Unesco-listed forts and discover the vast diversity of Gilgit Baltistan.
Trip Maker has been offering Gilgit Baltistan tours as a group, couple, and family holiday for travel enthusiasts from all corners of the world for many years. Trip Maker has thoughtfully created a 12-14 days long Gilgit Baltistan tour itinerary that will allow you to explore the entire Gilgit Baltistan region. This tour can also be tailor-made to meet your requirements and travel aspirations. It is an example travel itinerary to give you an idea of what we can offer.
Your guide will meet you in the evening over dinner to give you a detailed briefing about the Gilgit Baltistan Tour. The following day, you will travel to Naran through ancient towns such as Taxila, Hasan Abdal, Haripur, and Abbottabad.
Night stay in Naran Town in the lush green Naran & Kaghan Valley. Naran is popular among domestic tourists because of its cool climate, greenery, and rivers. After spending the night in Naran, you will travel along the Naran river before cutting through the heart of the rugged Kaghan Valley to Babussar Pass (4,067m). Babussar is a high altitude Pass that only remains open in the summer. The colorful array of mountain flowers in the Kaghan valley provides a scenic backdrop on this alternate route to Chilas.
Chilas appears to be an ‘oasis in a desert with a unique charm. Here you will have a magnificent view of the highest Mountain ranges on earth: the Karakoram in the north, the Himalayas in the east, and the Hindu Kush in the west. Chilas is the getaway to fairy meadows and Nanga Parbat (8,126 meters). In Chilas, you will rejoin Karakoram Highway and travel to Gilgit with the view of Nanga Parbat in the background.
Gilgit is the administrative capital city of the Gilgit Baltistan region. It is also a getaway to China. You will spend one night in Gilgit, then continue your journey to Karimabad. Karimabad lies along the Karakoram Highway above a hill. It is the capital of the modern Hunza valley. Hunza Valley’s natural splendor and position on the central Asian silk route have attracted many centuries of travellers, merchants, and mountaineers. Beyond its iconic glaciers, fertile apricot farms, and turquoise lakes, this region is rich in cultural heritage.
Explore the local Bazar in Karimabad and visit the UNESCO-listed 700-year-old Baltit and Altit forts. The historical Baltit Fort stands on an artificially flattened spur below the Ulter Glacier. Located on a commanding view of the Hunza Valley and its region, its inhabitants controlled the seasonal trans-Karakuram trade between south and Central Asia. The Baltit Fort is rectangular with 3 floors and stands on a high stone, while the ground floor consists mainly of storage chambers, and the first floor is oriented around as an open hall.
After exploring the ancient Hunza valley, you will travel towards Skardu to continue your Gilgit Baltistan Tour in the Baltistan region. Skardu is the administrative capital of the Baltistan region, located at the elevation of 2,500 meters above sea level along the bank of the Indus river, which separates the Karakoram Range from the Himalayas.
Skardu is also the getaway to world-famous peaks, K2, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum I, Gasherbrum II, Masherbrum, Spantik, Hispar Glacier, Trango Towers, Baltoro Glacier, and Concordia. You will explore the local Bazar in Skardu, visit the Buda rock, walk to Kharpocho Fort, and experience an ancient style Polo match.
After Spending Two nights in Skardu, you will travel to Khaplulu by following the famous Indus, then the Shyok river to arrive in Khaplu. Khaplu is one of Baltistan’s largest and most beautiful Balti towns along the Shyok river. The inhabitants of Khaplu and Skardu speak the Balti language, which is similar to the Tibetan language. Before the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947, Baltistan was part of Tibet and Kargil Ladakh. The architecture, local tradition, food, and culture are similar to Tibet.
In Khapulu, you will explore the local Bazar and visit the historical Chaqchan Mosque. Chaqchan mosque was built in 1370, one of the oldest in the Gilgit Baltistan region, and dates from when the inhabitance of this region converted from Buddhism to Islam. The architecture of Chaqchan mosque is a perfect blend of Tibetan, Mughal, and Persian styles. This construction style is one of the oldest, known for making a weatherproof structure, and it is also suitable for harsh winter conditions.
You will be staying at the ex-residency of the local Royal family. The ex-royal palace has recently become a hotel and museum operated by the Serena chain of hotels.
After visiting Khaplu, you will head back to Skardu via Shigar valley. You will have lunch in Shigar Fort (Serena Hotel), then drive back to Skardu for the night stay.
The following morning you will continue your Gilgit Baltistan Tour towards Astore via Deosai Plain. Deosai is the second-highest Plateau and home to the Himalayan brown bears. Night stay in Astore.
We strongly believe that the majestic mountain valleys, the ancient culture, the friendly people of Gilgit Baltistan, and our four-decade of experience will make your “Gilgit Baltistan Tour” once in a lifetime experience that will stay with you for a long time.
30% advance for reservation of Tour. Remaining at the Departure time you will have to pay.
Yes you can change the travel dates 2 days before the departure day.
Yes. It is totally family & kids friendly tour with complete security, privacy & family environment.
This group tour has fixed departure dates and days (Once in a week).