TRACING BACK THE ANCIENT SILK ROUTE SAFARI:


You arrive at the beautiful city ofIslamabadandPakistan's new capital nestled against the back drop of Margalla hills at the end of the Photohar plateau. A visit to Taxila brings us face it face with the great Buddah, Alexander of Macdonia, Ashoka the Buddhist king and emperor Kanishka.Peshawarthe city of Pathans tribesmen was lid out about 2000 year ago, and has very rich museum established in 1906. Swat is the most interesting valley historically, also one of the most beautiful. Its museum houses find Buddhist art remains and its archeological sites range from pre-historic caves, to the Buddhist Monasteries. Driving on the ancientSilk Routeprovides views of a rare mountain Panorama and building of the road itself is one of the great wonders. Gilgit was an important staging post on theSilk RoutetoChinaand today is the capital of the Gilgit-Baltistan and a thriving town. Hunza is the home of legendary Hunza and the model for James Hilton's Shangri-La in the lost Horizon.LahorethePakistan's cultural and intellectual centre and possessor of the Serene Mughal monuments whileKarachiis the largest city ofPakistanand its commercial and industrial hub.
ITINERARY
Day 01: Arrival atIslamabad international airport, transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02: A pleasant drive to Swat over the beautifulMalakandPass.
Day 03: Day for local visit of the capital Saidu Sharif, includes Museum, Budkaras I & II and Murghizar.
Day 04: Morning day excursion to Malam Jaba Skii resort and surrounding and afternoon leave for Besham overShangllaPass.
Day 05: Drive to Gilgit with en route stop at different photogenic points.
Day 06: Morning tour ofGilgitTownan afternoon drive to Hunza.
Day 07: Day is reserved for local visit of Hunza Shangri-la with include hopar village.
Day 08: Drive to Sost, en route visiting Gulkin and passu glacier.
Day 09: Full day exploration ofKhunjerabPass(Pakistan&Chinaborder).
Day 10: Drive to Chilas, en route stop for lunch at Gilgit.
Day 11: Drive to Naran via Babusar pass.
Day 12: Drive toIslamabad, en route visitingTaxilaMuseum.
Day 13: Fly Back Transfer toIslamabad airport to embark home flight.
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