Day 01 Islamabad
Arrive Islamabad. Meet at the airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 02 Gilgit
Fly to Gilgit 1 hr (subject to weather). Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight hotel.
In case of cancellation of flight drive (12-14 hrs) by coach to Chilas on Karakorum Highway.
Day 03 Gilgit or Chilas - Hunza (100km from Gilgit or 250km from Chilas)
Drive on KKH through the legendary Hunza where peace and contentment prevails.
Day 04 Hunza- Minapin - Hapakun (2860m)
Drive to Minapin (2245m) half an hour and trek to Hapakun 3-4 hrs. A steep slope starts from Minapin. The entire trek is through a Juniper forest. Overnight camp.
Day 05 Hapakun - Tagafari (3450m)
Continue trek under the Juniper forest for about 3-4 hours to Tagafari. Another steep climbing day. Rest of the day will be free to explore the area. This is also a base camp for Rakaposhi (7788m). Overnight camp.
Day 06 Kacheli Lake (3950m)
Walk from Tagafari to Kacheli Lake.
Day 07 Higher Camp (4870m)
Climb easy grade snowy slopes for 6-7 hours to the higher camp from where we have beautiful views of north Faces of Diran and Rakaposhi.
Day 08 Kacheli Camp
Leave the camp past midnight and continue climb to the summit. Some of the most amazing views of Rakaposhi, Diran, Ultar, Lady Finger and both Hunza and Nagar Valleys. Climb down to the camp at Kacheli.
Day 09 Tagafari - Minapin
Trek down to Kacheli and continue to Minapin. Overnight Guest House.
Day 10 Besham
Drive to Besham (14-15 hrs) along the Indus, which divides the Karakorum and Himalayas as it enters Pakistan below Ladakh. From here we will follow the West bank of Indus to Besham (altitude 850 m) a small transit village fast becoming a town. Overnight hotel.
Day 11 Taxila - Islamabad
Morning drive on KKH to Islamabad. Leave the Indus River at Thakot by crossing a bridge and continue through Chatar plains, Mansehra and Abbotabad.
En-route visit Taxila. (Taxila ranks among the great archaeological finds of the world. Conquered by Alexander the Great in 327 BC, it progressed under the Mauryans and the Great Kushans and became a learning centre. Destroyed by the White Huns it finally fell to the invading troops of Mahmud of Ghazni in 1000 AD).
Day 12 Full day for sightseeing at Islamabad/Rawalpindi.
Day 13 Transfer to airport for your homebound flight.