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FAIRY MEADOWS & HUNZA VALLEY
9th -15th July 2017
Day 01 Sunday – 09.07.2017
Islamabad – Besham – Chilas
Early morning departure from Islamabad at 5:30 am
We depart early and drive to Besham via Haripur, Abbottabad and Mansehra. After a short break at Besham, we resume our drive on Karakoram Highway, along River Indus. We will make photo stops at Shatial Rocks with ancient graffiti's on it. We reach Chilas and transfer to hotel for overnight.
Day 02 Monday – 10.07.2017
Chilas – Raikot Bridge – Karimabad
After breakfast, we start driving to Raikot Bridge and onwards driving on KKH, we make a few photostops at Thalechi with Nanga Parbat viewpoint offering breathtaking views of snow covered massif. The next stop will be at the Unique Point where three mountain ranges, Karakoram, Himalayas and Hindu Kush meet, near the confluence of Indus and Gilgit Rivers.
We bye pass Gilgit town and keep our drive on KKH. En route, we cross several villages of Hunza & Nagar valleys and make a photo stop at Rakaposhi view point. We take off from KKH and reach Karimabad where we transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Ultar, Hunza Dome, Bublimating, Spantik and Diran are famous peaks surrounds us at Karimabad, while Rakaposhi at 7788m dominates the whole panorama. At Karimabad, we visit Baltit Fort Museum & Altit Fort and evening is free to explore the village and bazaar.
Day 03 Tuesday – 11.07.2017
Karimabad – Excursion Khunjerab Pass via Atabad Lake
Getting up early in the morning will enable to witness unique natural phenomena of sunrise at Rakaposhi and other peaks ( optional ). After an early breakfast, we will make an excursion of Khunjerab Pass via Atabad Lake, Gulmit, Passu and Sost.
Day 04 Wednesday – 12.07.2017
Karimabad – Raikot Bridge – Fairy Meadows
After early breakfast at hotel, we drive to Raikot Bridge on KKH and onwards to Jail / Yail ( Tato ) by jeeps on one of the most thrilling routes in North. From Yail, we start hiking / pony riding to Fairy Meadows, one of the loveliest places in world.
It is a hike of about three to four hours to the legendary place Fairy Meadows, which is truly named with unsurpassed views of Nanga Parbat. At Fairy Meadows comfortable standard accommodation is available besides camping.
Fairy Meadows is the ablation valley of Raikot Glacier at the foot of Nanga Parbat - 8125m, the lone giant of Himalayas and the second highest in Pakistan after K-2.
Day 05 Thursday – 13.07.2017
Fairy Meadows – Excursion Base Camp of Nanga Parbat
A soft trek of two to three hours, walking through the dense pine forest and later through birch trees and along shallow streams, takes us to Beyal, a summer settlement of shepherds with stunning views of Nanga Parbat - 8125m.
If the track is open, we will make an optional hike to base camp crossing tails of glaciers with well identified track. At base camp, a monument had been erected in the memory of climbers died on the mountain. After a packed cold picnic lunch at base camp, we will return to our campsite at Fairy Meadows and enjoy a unique and memorable night at the foot of Nanga Parbat and in the land of fairies with bonfire.
Day 06 Friday – 14.07.2017
Fairy Meadows – Yail – Raikot Bridge – Chilas – Naran
After an early breakfast, we start walking down Jail and drive to Raikot Bridge and onwards driving on KKH, we drive to Chilas and further enjoy another adventurous drive to cross the Babusar Pass and reach Naran.
Day 07 Saturday – 15.07.2017
Naran – Balakot – Islamabad
Early breakfast and departure for drive to Islamabad making a lunch stop en route. On arrival, drop at one designated place in Islamabad.
End of the Tour
LAND COST @ Rs. 25750 only on triple sharing basis
Chilas : Panorama / Shangrila Midway House
Hunza : Hotel Hilltop / PTDC Motel
Fairy Meadows : Fairy Meadows Cottages
Besham : Hotel Hilton / Besham Continental
Hotels : Standard rooms on triple sharing basis
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ( single dish menu )
Transport : Private, temperature controlled
Driver : Wages, food and his accommodation
Guide : Throughout the tour
Fee : Entrance fee at sites & museums
Jeeps : Soft top, non-air-conditioned jeeps for Tato
First Aid : Basic medicines and first aid kit
x Pony for Fairy Meadows – base camp portion
x Porter for personal luggage at Fairy Meadows
x Personal insurance of participants & their luggage
x Extra expenses due to landslides\road blocks\acts of nature\political reasons etc.
x Any item not mentioned above