Ancient Silk Road Tour (Pakistan – Kashgar)


A journey along the historic trade route that linked China to the Mediterranean is known as the "ancient Silk Road," and it is a wonderful trip through time. A Silk Road tour gives tourists the ability to gain insight into the region's unique cultures, histories, and architectural styles. Top sights and activities on a Silk Road tour include: Visit the Tomb Heroes a collection of more than 8,000 life-size statues made of clay that were buried with China's first king. UNESCO has designated them as World Heritage Sites and they are close to Xi'an. Discover the history of Samarkand, a historic city in Uzbekistan and a significant Silk Road transit stop. Explore the amazing architecture of the city, which includes the Registan, a collection of three madrasahs. See the historic city of Bukhara which was an important Silk Road stop. Bukhara is another historic city in Uzbekistan. The city's old town a UNESCO World Heritage Site is open to visitors. Visit Kashgar: Located in western China Kashgar was a significant commerce hub along the Silk Road. The city's bazaars, mosques, and historic architecture can all be explored by tourists. Trekking: The Silk Road region is a great place to do climbing and trekking because it is enclosed by beautiful mountains. The Pamir Highway and the Tien Shan Mountains are only two of the area's picturesque routes. The seasons of spring and autumn when the weather is moderate and the scenery is at its most picturesque are the greatest for travelling to the Silk Road region. An insight into the rich history and culture of one of the most significant trade routes in the world is provided by a historic Silk Road tour, which is a singular and remarkable experience.


Arrival at Islamabad international airport, transfer to centrally located hotel/guest house.
This morning, we will start our journey (5-6 hrs drive) toward the mountain kingdom of North Pakistan on the famous Karakorum Highway/ancient silk route
It is long day 12 hrs drive but the scenery en route more than makes up for it.
Full day sightseeing of Gilgit town.Tour includes, visit of famous Gilgit mountain bazaar, suspension bridges, Kargha Buddha and walk along the Gilgit River.
For half a day, we will drive along the beautiful Hunza River, one of the most special parts of Pakistan, en route visit Chinise graveyard, monuments, Rakaposhi viewpoints. As we approach Karimabad the peak Rakaposhi (7788m) dominates the skyline to the east. Above Hunza stands the prominent rock spire Bublimating 6000m and the Impressive Ultar peaks. The former Mir of Hunza now lives in Modern Palace in Karimabad.
The tour will include meeting with local folks, understanding the secrets of their longevity and also visit some of the important historical sites including the recently renovated, simple yet overpowering, Baltit Fort and the Altit Fort.
This morning we will drive by 4×4 jeeps to Hopar village (Nagar Valley) on opposite side of River Hunza for a walk on the Hopar Glacier. After lunch at Hopar, we will drive back to Duikar (The top village of Central Hunza) for sunset and sunrise photography.
Short an hour of driving on KKH along the river with the high peaks all around will bring us to Passu. But before reach to Passu we will stop en-route at Ganesh, (old village):
Leave for Tashgurgan via Khunjerab Pass (16000 ft) – the first small town on Chinese side. This route is a beautiful drive, with views of the high mountains of the Karakoram and the distant Pamir Mountain Ranges. At Khunjerab, now declared a national park, one can see Marco Polo Sheep (ovis ammon poli) and we will have stop for an hour. Overnight stay at hotel.
leave for Kashgar en route enjoy the sceneries of two historic peaks of Pameer range Muztag Ata and Kongpur. Lunch will be served at Karakole Lake. Arrive at Kashgar (5 hrs drive). End of services.


Hotel Accommodation on twin sharing basis
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Air-conditioned luxury transport
English speaking tour guide
Entry fees
toll taxes
Domestic flights tickets
Tips for baggage handling at airport & at hotels
Member international flight tickets
Member personal insurance and all personal expenses such as telephone calls, fax, email charges, liquor or soft drinks,
Helicopter emergency rescue fees
Room service, personal services, items of a purely personal nature any unforeseen expenses (just like road block extra hotel stay) then members will be pay according to the numbers of days basses

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