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Blossom Tour of Hunza & Skardu Valley – 12 Days

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  • 12 Days 11 Nights
  • Max Travellers 2 - 8
  • Spring / Blossom
  • 15 - 26 April, 2024
Tour Details

Step into a realm where nature unfolds its most exquisite canvas – welcome to our Cherry and Apricot Blossom Tour of Hunza and Skardu. This enchanting journey is a celebration of the ephemeral beauty that graces the valleys of northern Pakistan during springtime. As the rugged landscapes of Hunza and Skardu awaken from their winter slumber, cherry and apricot blossoms burst into bloom, adorning the orchards and hillsides in a riot of delicate hues.

Join us on a mesmerizing odyssey, where every step unveils the magical allure of nature’s rebirth. From the majestic mountains to the serene lakes, immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery as you traverse through Hunza’s ancient forts, Skardu’s serene lakes, and the charming valleys of this slice of paradise. Let the fragrance of blossoms and the awe-inspiring vistas create memories that linger long after your journey concludes.

Departure & Return Location

Islamabad

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Formal invitation letter for visa
  • 12 Nights Hotel (Twin Sharing)
  • 3 Meals / Day
  • On Trip Transport
  • Services of Professional English Speaking Guide
  • Entry tickets of Khunjerab National Park
  • Entry tickets of Forts, Museums and other attractions
  • All tolls and taxes

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • International / Domestic Flight tickets
  • Extra meals/services availed at hotels
  • Laundry, beverages & phone calls or other expenses of personal nature
  • Extra expenses due to the acts of nature and political reasons etc.
  • Tips ( Drivers, Guides)
  • Any item not mentioned above.

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect

Embarking on our Cherry and Apricot Blossom Tour of Hunza and Skardu promises an immersive encounter with the splendor of nature’s rebirth. Traverse through orchards painted in hues of pink and white as cherry blossoms delicately blanket the landscape. The fragrance of blooming apricot trees will enchant your senses, creating an atmosphere of serenity and bliss.

Expect awe-inspiring views of snow-capped peaks reflecting in pristine lakes, creating a backdrop that seems almost surreal. Dive into the rich cultural tapestry of the region, exploring ancient forts, vibrant bazaars, and tasting local delicacies that capture the essence of Hunza and Skardu.

Whether you’re captivated by the picturesque landscapes or charmed by the warmth of the local communities, our tour ensures every moment is a chapter in a travelogue of unforgettable memories. Get ready for a journey that transcends the ordinary and leaves you with a heart full of nature’s beauty and cultural richness.

  • Explore Islamabad the Capital of Pakistan
  • Enjoy famous Autumn of Hunza & Skardu
  • Visit of historical places & Landmarks
Itinerary

Day 1ARRIVAL AT ISLAMABAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Day 1 focuses on a smooth arrival, visiting significant landmarks in Islamabad (Faisal Mosque) and exploring the scenic beauty of Pir Sohawa, while also providing ample time to relax and get settled. It’s a great introduction to the capital city of Pakistan and promises a wonderful start to your travel experience.

Day 2FLY TO SKARDU & VISIT KACHURA VALLEY

Day 2 unfolds with the promise of an unforgettable adventure, offering awe-inspiring aerial views, serene lakes, and breathtaking landscapes. Your journey to Skardu, a gateway to some of Pakistan’s most beautiful and adventurous destinations, is sure to leave you captivated and amazed. 

Day 3 VISIT CHUNDA VALLEY

Nestled amidst the majestic landscapes of Skardu, Chunda Valley unveils its ethereal beauty during the blossom season, casting a spell on all who venture into its embrace. As spring transforms the valley, Chunda becomes a canvas painted with delicate hues of cherry and apricot blossoms, creating a spectacle that defies description.

Chunda Valley in blossom season is not just a destination; it’s a journey into the heart of a living masterpiece, where time seems to stand still, and the beauty of Skardu reaches its zenith.

Day 4TRAVEL TO HUNZA VALLEY

Day 4 offers an unforgettable journey to the mesmerizing Hunza Valley, providing opportunities to witness majestic mountain views, experience unique geological phenomena, and enjoy the enchanting sunset from the iconic Eagles’ Nest viewpoint. It’s a day filled with natural beauty and cultural richness that will surely leave a lasting impression.

Day 5EXPLORE CENTRAL HUNZA

On Day 5, anticipate a delightful journey immersing yourself in the history, craftsmanship, and flavors of the Hunza Valley. Explore ancient forts, savor traditional dishes, and witness the richness of Hunza’s cultural heritage and culinary delights unfold throughout the day.

Day 6VISIT HOPER GLACIER & ATTABAD LAKE

Day 6 guarantees an unforgettable adventure, guiding you through some of the most picturesque locations in the Hunza Valley and its surrounding areas. Encounter glaciers, lakes, and unique geological formations in a day that highlights the breathtaking beauty of the landscapes in Gilgit Baltistan.

DAY 7 VISIT GULMIT VILLAGE & HIKE TO PASSU GLACIER

Day 7 promises a memorable experience, with opportunities to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Hunza Valley during blossom. From hiking around charming villages to witnessing the splendor of glaciers and lakes, this day offers a perfect blend of outdoor exploration and tranquility in the captivating landscapes.

DAY 8VISIT KHUNJERAB PASS (CHINA BORDER)

Day 8 promises an exciting day of exploration, with opportunities to visit iconic locations in the Hunza Valley, try unique local cuisine, and witness the stunning natural beauty of northern Pakistan. Whether you decide to venture to Khunjerab Pass or not, the day guarantees a remarkable experience filled with unforgettable moments.

DAY 9TRAVEL TO NAGAR

Day 9 primarily involves the travel journey from the Hunza Valley to Nagar, with a stopover at Minapin village to soak in the beauty of the area. Nagar Valley is known for its tranquil landscapes and unique cultural experiences, and the following days of the itinerary are likely to offer more exciting explorations in this beautiful region.

DAY 10FLY TO ISLAMABAD

Take the flight from Gilgit to Islamabad. In case of Flight cancellation from Gilgit to Islamabad, this day will be used to travel towards Islamabad.

Day 11EXPLORE ISLAMABAD/ SHOPPING

Day 11 provides a wonderful mix of cultural exploration, shopping, and culinary delights in Islamabad and Rawalpindi. You’ll get to experience the nation’s symbols and history at the Pakistan Monument, engage in shopping at the lively markets of Rawalpindi, and enjoy a delightful dinner at the quaint Saidpur Village. It’s a day that offers a taste of urban life and cultural experiences in the heart of Pakistan’s capital region. 

Day 12RETURN FLIGHT

As you say goodbye to Pakistan, you’ll carry with you the joy of exploration and the bonds formed with the people and places you encountered during your unforgettable tour.

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FAQs

Do I need to apply visa?

Most tourists visiting Pakistan require a visa to enter the country. The specific visa requirements can vary based on your nationality and the purpose of your visit (e.g., tourist, trekking (in restricted zone), climbing). It is essential to check with the official website of the Pakistan government’s immigration department ( https://visa.nadra.gov.pk/e-visa/ ) to get the most up-to-date and accurate information about visa requirements for tourists. The visa application process and required documents may also differ depending on your nationality, so it’s best to plan well in advance and comply with the visa regulations before your travel dates.

Do you have insurance covered?

No, insurance is not included in the package, you are advised to buy an international insurance from your home country before travel.

Can I change the travel date?

Travel dates can not be changed for fixed departure group tours, but you can book a customised private tour with us.

Can I get the refund?

Initial deposit of US$ 300/- is non refundable but you can adjust that in your future tours with us.  

Is Pakistan a safe country for travelers?

Yes, Pakistan has made significant improvements in its security situation in recent years, and many areas are considered safe for travelers. However, like any destination, it is essential to exercise caution and stay informed about local conditions. It is recommended to check the latest travel advisories and follow the advice of local authorities during your trip.

What is the best time to visit Pakistan?

The best time to visit Northern Pakistan is during the spring and autumn seasons, which typically run from March to May and September to November. During these months, the weather is pleasant, and the landscapes come alive with colorful blooms or autumn hues, making it ideal for outdoor activities and sightseeing.

What is the local currency in Pakistan, and are credit cards widely accepted?

The local currency in Pakistan is the Pakistani Rupee (PKR). While major cities and tourist areas do accept credit cards at hotels, restaurants, and larger shops, it’s always good to carry some cash, especially when traveling to more remote areas where cash transactions are more common.

What is the local language spoken in Pakistan?

The official language of Pakistan is Urdu, but English is widely understood and used, especially in urban areas and among educated locals. Additionally, there are various regional languages spoken across the country, such as Punjabi, Pashto, Sindhi, Balochi while Balti, Burushaski, Wakhi and Shina are spoken in Gilgit Baltistan region..

Is it necessary to dress modestly in Pakistan?

Yes, Pakistan is a conservative country, and it is advisable for both men and women to dress modestly, especially in religious and rural areas. For women, it is recommended to cover shoulders and wear loose-fitting clothing that covers the knees. Men should also avoid wearing shorts in public spaces.

What are the traditional Pakistani dishes to try?

Pakistan offers a rich culinary experience. Some traditional dishes to try include biryani, kebabs, nihari, haleem, and various delicious street food options like samosas, pakoras, and chaats. Don’t forget to indulge in local sweets like gulab jamun and jalebi for a delightful dessert experience.

Are there any cultural etiquettes to follow while traveling in Pakistan?

Yes, it’s essential to respect local customs and cultural norms while traveling in Pakistan. Some etiquettes include removing shoes before entering homes or religious places, using the right hand for eating and greeting, and seeking permission before taking photographs of people, especially women.

What are some safety tips for travelers in Pakistan?

While Pakistan is generally safe, it’s essential to take certain precautions: avoid political gatherings, follow local news for any security updates, keep valuables secure, and be mindful of your surroundings. It’s also recommended to register with your embassy or consulate before traveling to receive travel advisories and emergency assistance, if needed.

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