Karakoram Highway Tour

  • September 8th - 22nd, 2020
  • 1995
  • 12 Days
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  • Lahore

    Tour Pakistan's most colourful city.

  • Faisal Mosque

    See one of the world's largest mosque's in Islamabad.

  • Karakoram Highway

    From Islamabad to the Chinese border - We see it in full!

  • Fairy Meadows

    See the iconic location for yourself.

  • Hunza Valley

    Trek and stay overnight in the majestic Hunza Valley.

The Itinerary

Where the Himalaya meets the Karakoram

Tuesday - September 8th, Lahore
  • Arrival at your own convenience in the city of Lahore; Pakistan’s second biggest city and the provincial capital of the Punjab.
  • Meet the group and your guide at 8pm at our centrally located hotel.
September 9th, Lahore
  • Visit the Lahore Fort and the stunning Badshahi Mosque.
  • See the famous Pakistani truck painting in action.
  • Witness the daily border closure at the Wagah border. You’ve been to the DMZ separating North and South Korea? Well, we think it hasn’t got anything on this!
  • Dinner at the famous Coco Den’s.
  • Overnight in Lahore.
September 10th, Lahore
  • Visit the street doctors/dentists/pharmacy/bone setters, and book an appointment if you dare!
  • Walking tour of the old city
  • In the afternoon, we’ll drive out of Lahore to experience the Pakistani countryside at a local farm.
  • Dinner at the Giwal Mandi Food Street.
  • Overnight in Lahore
September 11th, Islamabad
  • Today we’ll start our highway road trip! After an early breakfast, we’ll drive along the Grand Trunk Road from Lahore to the capital Islamabad.
  • Stop at the 16th Century Rhotas Fort.
  • Arrive in Islamabad and check into our hotel.
  • Overnight in Islamabad.

September 12th, Abbottabad & Naran

  • Early start for our drive along the Karakoram Highway.
  • We’ll be having a tea break in Abbottabad, the city where Osama Bin Laden was killed.
  • We’ll take a detour from the Karakoram Highway, to see an even better part of this specific area. Driving past incredible peaks, right next to Indian Kashmir, we’ll make our way to Naran.
  • Overnight in Naran

September 13th, Nanga Parbat & Hunza

  • After breakfast, we set off for another day of winding roads along the Karakoram highway.
  • En route we’ll see the stunning Nanga Parbat, the 9th highest mountain in the world. This is where three of the world’s greatest mountain ranges (Hindu Kush, Karakorum and the Himalayas) meet.
  • We take a route towards Fairy Meadows, according to most people the most beautiful part in Pakistan, and maybe even in the world!
  • After arrival we spend the night in a camp (tent or a hut).

September 14th, Fairy Meadows

  • We have a full day around Fairy Meadows to explore the magnificent mountains. We’ll visit a view point and if everybody feels like it, we can hike to the base camp.
  • Overnight in Fairy Meadows at our camp.
September 15th, Fairy Meadows & Hunza
  • We continue our road trip along the Karakoram Highway with several stops along the way.
  • Finally, we arrive in the Hunza valley.
  • Overnight in the Hunza Valley.

September 16th, Around Hunza

September 17th, Hunza, Passu & Sost

September 18th, Tashkurgan

  • Again we wake up nice and early for a long day of driving and border formalities.
  • Early morning border crossing into China via the famous Khunjerab Pass. We’re entering the Chinese Uyghur autonomous region of Xinjiang.
  • Arrival in the Chinese border town of Tashkurgan. Night stroll through the city and some well-deserved barbecue and cold beer.
  • Overnight in Tashkurgan

September 19th, Kashgar

  • Short sightseeing around Tashkurgan.
  • Set off on the scenic drive towards Karakul Lake. As always we’ll stop for photos and rest breaks along the way!
  • Stroll around the lake and take in the incredible surroundings.
  • Then it’s time for the final stretch of our amazing Karakoram Highway Tour. We’re ending in Kashgar, China’s most western city.
  • Overnight in Kashgar.

September 20th, Kashgar

  • We head out to the famous livestock market where the local Uygurs are trading goats, camels, horses and anything else with four legs they can get their hands on!
  • Head out of town to the beautiful tomb of Afaq Khoja: a 17th-century mausoleum.
  • Check out Kashgar’s old town, or what’s left of it, to get a glimpse into what life in the area used to be like.
  • Streetfood, including the option of the Uyghur staple, fried rice and mutton.
  • Overnight in Kashgar

September 21st, Kashgar

  • Stop by People’s Square and the largest statue of Chairman Mao in China!
  • Browse the bustling Grand Bazaar, which is the biggest in Asia.
  • Delicious lunch of Xinjiang noodles.
  • Overnight in Kashgar

Tuesday September 22nd Kashgar

  • End of Karakoram Highway Tour

Bustling cities, Welcoming people, a fascinating culture & Incredible scenery. Welcome to the Karakoram Highway!

  • Map
  • Inclusions
  • Exclusions

  • Hotels

    Hostel accommodation in twin share.

  • Entrance fees

    All entrance fees (unless otherwise stated)

  • Guides

    Both an expert local guide and english speaking tour leader.

  • Transport

    All transport in country to complete the itinerary.

  • Airport Pickup

    Airport pickup in Lahore

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast is included at the hotels.

  • International Fights

    Flights to and from Pakistan.

  • Lunch & Dinner

    Most meals are not included.

  • Visa Fee

    Visa & visa fees.

  • Tips

    Tip are encouraged for your local guides.

Karakoram Highway Tour

1995
  • Sept 8th - 22nd, 2020
  • Start in Lahore, Finish in Kashgar
  • 12 Days
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