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Karakoram Adventure - Kashgar to Kashmir - Map & Itinerary

Tour starts in Kashgar (China)

Day 1

Tour starts in Kashgar. This afternoon we take an orientation walk around this fascinating town

In Kashgar

Day 2

A full day to explore Kashgar. We visit the Abak Hoja tomb and the Silk Road Museum as well as the street markets.

In Kashgar

Day 3

Visit the Id Kah mosque in the morning before experiencing Yakshambe Bazaar, one of the biggest in Central Asia.

Kashgar – Tashkurgan

Day 4

Heading south on the Silk Road we come to Tashkurgan, famed for its old fortress which we visit. This is the start of the famed "Karakoram Highway" (KKH) which links Kashgar to Islamabad. It is one of the world's great drives.

Tashkurgan – Gulmit (Pakistan)

Day 5

We start early to cross the border and later on head down to Gulmit through striking mountain scenery.

Gulmit – Hunza

Day 6

We use jeeps to drive to the spectacular Eagles Nest Hotel at 2850m, surrounded by 7000m peaks.

In Hunza

Day 7

There is plenty to do in this incredible location, or you may wish to just soak up the views.

In Hunza

Day 8

We have another day in this stunning area with opportunities for walks, fort visits or just relaxing with the locals.

Hunza - Gilgit

Day 9

Leaving Hunza, we continue along the KKH to the strategic town of Gilgit.

Giligit - Fairy Meadows

Day 10

Continuing south on the KKH, we make for another magical location beneath Nanga Parbat, the end of the Himalayas - Fairy Meadows. Inaccessible by vehicles, we will transfer the final stretch on foot.

In Fairy Meadows

Day 11

Today we have the opportunity to walk through forested foothills to Bayel Camp

Fairy Meadows - Naran

Day 12

After returning to the road, we'll head for Chilas where we'll leave the KKH and take a lesser used route over the Babusa Pass to Naran. On arrival, we hope to go for a walk to meet some Kutchi nomads.

Naran - Islamabad

Day 13

We have a long drive today to the Pakistani capital via the infamous Abbottabad.

Islamabad - Lahore

Day 14

Today we continue south towards Lahore making a stop en route at the 16th Century Rohtas Fort.

In Lahore

Day 15

Today we have a full day's sightseeing in and around the stunning city of Lahore.

Lahore - Amritsar (India)

Day 16

Our final morning in Pakistan allows a visit the Shalimar gardens before moving on to the Wagah border with India to observe the daily "closing of the gate" ceremony.

In Amritsar

Day 17

We spend our time visiting Sikhism's holiest shrine - the wonderful and evocative Golden Temple and pay our respects at the Jallianwalla Barg.

Amritsar - Srinagar

Day 18

This morning we take a flight to Srinagar. On arrival we will be transferred by shikara to our houseboat on Dal Lake.

In Srinagar

Day 19

Floating vegetable markets, the beautiful Moghul Gardens and a stroll to Hari Parbat Fort if security allows, all set against the stunning backdrop of Kashmir.

In Srinagar

Day 20

Another day to enjoy the peace and serenity of our surroundings.

Srinagar - Delhi

Day 21

We have a relaxing morning before taking our flight to Delhi where the tour ends.