Throttle On The Karakoram

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  • 09 Days
  • Departure: Islamabad
  • March - October

Detail

The compelling Karakoram Highway is one of the most elevated paved highways on the planet, crossing the Karakoram mountain extend at the greatest rise of 4714m near Khunjerab Pass. This thruway associates the Gilgit Baltistan locale to the more noteworthy old Silk Road. On the Karakoram Highway, we will navigate through the Khunjerab Pass which is the highest paved international border crossing in the world and the highest point on the Karakoram Highway. Its name is gotten from two expressions of the nearby Wakhi dialect ‘Khun’ signifies Blood and ‘Jerav’ signifies a stream originating from spring water. If lucky, there is a possibility of a sighting of wildlife like Marmot, Markhor, Snow Leopard, and Blue Sheep. Afterward, you will get a chance to see breathtaking landscapes of Gilgit — capital city of Gilgit Baltistan region — and stupendous Naltar Valley. No doubt, this visit will be loaded with the miracles of the unbelievable north of Pakistan.

Services Included

  • Accommodation in camps/hotel
  • Motorbike with fuel
  • Tour Guide
  • Meals
  • Entrance Fee
  • Luggage vehicle

Services Excluded

  • Any item not mentioned above
  • Airfare
  • Extra expenses/portages/tips/laundry

Itinerary

Day 1 - Islamabad – Besham/Naran

Meet at the Saiyah Office. After the briefing, we will commence our journey towards Besham. The choice of route will depend on the month. From January to May, we will take the route via GT Road, Abbottabad, and Mansehra. Otherwise, we will go through Muzaffarabad and Gari Habib Ullah.

(Lunch, Dinner)

Jan — May Via Besham (June to Sep Via Naran/Babusar Pass)
Road Condition: Paved

Day 2 - Besham – Gilgit

Breakfast at Hotel. We start riding on Karakoram highway if departing from Besham and riding through Kohistan region which used to be one of the difficult part during construction of Karakoram Highway, There will be several stops. if from Naran then we ride towards Babusar Pass 4100 meters and after crossing Babusar pass we ride down towards Chilas and Karakoram highway. Continue drive to Gilgit, arrive and transfer to hotel.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

 Road Condition: Paved: few parts underconstruction

Day 3 - Gilgit – Passu

Breakfast at Hotel Ride to Passu with several stops and photographs, there will stop at Attabad Lake, old Hussaini suspension bridge, and Borith lake up to passu glacier viewpoint. Arrive and transfer to hotel.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

 Road Condition: Paved

Day 4 - Khunjerab Pass excursion

Breakfast at hotel Ride to The roof of the world, Khunjerab Pass 4700 meters, after Deh check post we will riding in Khunjerab National Park, if we are lucky enough, we may witness wildlife.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).

Road Condition: Paved

Day 5 - Passu - Shimshal

Breakfast at hotel. Test your skills and nerves, challenging road from Passu to Shimshal on our motorbike winding through rugged terrain and offering jaw dropping vistas of the Karakoram peaks along the way. Arrive and transfer to local guesthouse

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Road Condition: Dirt road

Day 6 - Shimshal - Hunza

Breakfast at Hotel, Today, we will ride back on the same challenging road, but thanks to the improvements, it will be easier and more comfortable. After passing the Passu Cathedral Peak, we will join the Karakoram Highway. If time permits, we will visit Borit Lake for a view of the Passu Glacier before continuing our ride to Hunza Arrive and transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Road Condtion: Paved + Unpaved

Day 7 - Hunza – Gilgit

Breakfast at Hotel. Half day visit of Hunza, in afternoon ride to Gilgit, lunch will be served in a local restaurant.

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Road Condition: Paved

Day 8 - Gilgit - Besham/Naran

Breakfast at Hotel, Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Today, we will ride back to Besham on the Karakoram Highway, and a hot lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Road Condition: Paved

Day 9 - Besham – Islamabad

Breakfast at Hotel Today, we will be riding back to Islamabad, and we need to be cautious due to traffic on the GT Road, the historic road. Afterward, we will arrive and drop off the motorcycle at the office. Farewell dinner

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

 Road Condition: Paved

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FAQ

Do you provide letter of invitation?

Yes. We are government licensed tour operators and will provide LOI for your visa if you book a tour with us.

Can I get a single room?

Our pricing is based on twin/double sharing room. You can opt for single room with extra charges.

Do you have airport pickup/drop service?

Yes, we do have Pick up services from the airport

Do you have insurance covered?

You must have your own international travel insurance with an adventure travel add-on.

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