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Pakistan: Hindu Kush Adventure - Map & Itinerary

Tour starts in Islamabad

Day 1

The tour starts today in the capital city of Islamabad.

Islamabad - Swat Valley

Day 2

Today sees us heading into the Northwest Frontiers territory and the beautiful Swat Valley where we will get a glimpse into the Buddhist history of this region.

Swat Valley - Ayun

Day 3

This morning we continue our journey north heading to Ayun and the local guest house owned by one of the local prince's.

Ayun - Kalash Valley

Day 4

We will enjoy the gardens and some local walks before heading into the Kalash via the valley of Rumbor to the village of Balanguru where we stay with our good friend Saifullah Jan.

Kalash Valley

Day 5

We'll have ample time to mingle with the local villagers and learn about their way of life. We can also enjoy an optional walk to visit the Nuristani community.

Kalash - Chitral

Day 6

After some more exploration in the Kalash Valley we return to Chitral  where we may catch a game of polo in the wonderfully friendly town of Chitral.

Chitral - Mastuj

Day 7

Today we take one of earth's most dramatic drives to the start of the Wakhan Corridor before visiting the local fort at Mastuj.

Mastuj - Kalti

Day 8

Drive to Shandur Pass and have a picnic lunch at 3800m. Tonight we sit out under the stars overlooking the lake.

Kalti - Gilgit - Hunza

Day 9

Mt Rakaposhi is a breathtaking site on this drive that comes after the Christian cemetery at Gilgit.

Hunza

Day 10

With a full day in Hunza, we'll be able to visit the recently restored Baltit Fort, take local walks along water channels as well as meeting the friendly locals in Karimabad.

Hunza - Attabad Lake - Hunza

Day 11

Surrounded by 7000m peaks, this spot has amazing views. We'll head north up the KKH for more stunning mountain vistas, to walk on the Hope Glacier and see the Attabad Lake formed when a landslide hit the area.

Hunza - Gilgit

Day 12

Today we head back to the KKH and lunch at Rakaposhi View before returning to Gilgit.

Gilgit - Naran

Day 13

We have an early start for a long but scenic drive to Naran or Besham depending on the season.

Naran - Taxila - Islamabad

Day 14

Continuing towards Islamabad we stop off  to visit the Buddhist remains at Taxila.

Tour ends in Islamabad

Day 15

The tour ends this morning in Islamabad.