Duration
13 Days
Destination
Hunza

Karakoram Motorbike Adventure

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About Hunza

Hunza is a mountainous valley in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. Hunza is situated in the extreme northern part of Pakistan, bordering with the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan and the Xinjiang region of China.

Hunza was formerly a princely state bordering Xinjiang (autonomous region of China) to the northeast and Pamir to the northwest, which survived until 1974, when it was finally dissolved by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. The state bordered the Gilgit Agency to the south and the former princely state of Nagar to the east. The state capital was the town of Baltit (also known as Karimabad); another old settlement is Ganish Village which means ancient god “Ganesh village. Hunza was an independent principality for more than 900 years, until the British gained control of it and the neighboring valley of Nagar between 1889 and 1892 through a military conquest. The then Mir/Tham (ruler) Rehab Ansari of Hunza fled to Kashghar in China and sought what would now be called political asylum.

In 2010, a landslide blocked the river and created Attabad Lake (also called Gojal Lake), which threatened 15,000 people in the valley below and has effectively blocked 27 km of the Karakoram Highway. The new lake extends 30 kilometers (19 mi) and rose to a depth of 400 feet (120 m) when it was formed as the Hunza River backed up. The landslide completely covered sections of the Karakoram Highway. The local languages spoken include Burushaski, Wakhi and Shina. The literacy rate of the Hunza valley is believed to be more than 90%. The historical area of Hunza and present northern Pakistan has had, over the centuries, mass migrations, conflicts and resettling of tribes and ethnicities, of which the Dardic Shina race is the most prominent in regional history. People of the region have recounted their historical traditions down the generations.

About Skardu

Is a city in Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan, and serves as the capital of Skardu District. Skardu is located in the 10 kilometers (6 miles) wide by 40 kilometers (25 miles) long Skardu Valley, at the confluence of the Indus and Shigar Rivers at an altitude of nearly 2,500 meters (8,202 feet). The city is an important gateway to the eight-thousanders of the nearby Karakoram Mountain range. The town is located on the Indus River, which separates the Karakoram Range from the Himalayas.

Summers in Gilgit-Baltistan

The best period to visit the Northern Areas & GB Pakistan is summer, where the fruits are ripe and streams are full with crystal clear water from glaciers. The small and narrow valleys at the footsteps of Himalayas and Karakorum are full of mountain flowers spreading fragrance all around. The openings of high passes in these ranges provide several adventure related activities like trekking, jeep safaris and climbing.

Highlights:

  • Stunning wild and urban scenery
  • Spectacular mountains vistas
  • One of the Wonder of the World, Stunning and astonishing Karakoram Highways
  • Killer Mountain’s View point (Nanga Parbat)
  • Junction point of three high Mountain ranges (Karakoram, Hindukush)
  • World’s second highest alpine plateau. (Deosai Plains)

Key information:

  • Guided culture & safari tour/Family tour
  • 08 night’s hotel stay
  • Group normally consist of 10-12 persons
  • Travel by private air-conditioned vehicle

Sights to visit:

  • Riding along Karakoram Highways
  • Nanga Parbat View Point
  • High Mountain Ranges junction Point
  • Rakaposhi View Point
  • Altit & Baltit Forts
  • Duiker valley and Eagle’s Nest Point
  • Hopar valley & Hopar Glacier
  • Attabad Lake
  • Pak-China Friendship Tunnel
  • Hussaini Suspension Bridge
  • Passu Cones
  • Passu

SERVICES INCLUDED:

  1. L.O.I (Letter of Invitation)
    1. Letter for the Visa process.
  2. Pick and drop to and from Airport
    1. Pick from Airport and drop to Hotel after dinner, Pick next day.
    2. Drop to Islamabad airport the last day.
  3. Motor Bikes (GS 150)
    1. Suzuki GS150
    2. Rent of the bikes
    3. Fuel and Oil change of the bikes.
    4. Tools and Spare parts for bike maintenance
  4. Fuel of Motor Bike
    1. Complete fuel ISB – ISB
  5. Mechanics (1 senior + 1 Helper)
    1. Mechanics for bike maintenance
  6. Tools & Spare parts
    1. Basic spare parts and tools for the bike maintenance.
  7. Team Leader
    1. A professional and experienced team leader for the group.
  8. Transportation
    1. HI-lux for bikes and crew.
    2. Hi-ace for Luggage and group members. (both with Fuel)
  9. Food (Breakfast, Dinner)
    1. Different food menu
    2. All food excluding Lunch (Breakfast and Dinner)
    3. Exclusive Dinner for 2 Nights (barbeque or Mutton etc.)
  10. Hotel Accommodation
    1. Neat and clean accommodations, good staff and food.
  11. Camping
    1. 1 night 3p Sharing camping at Sheosar lake
  12. Service of Guide
    1. English spoken guide with good communication skills
  13. Land Cruisers from Astore to Skardu
  14. Crew Food & Accommodation

SERVICES NOT INCLUDED:

  • Lunch
  • Tea, Mineral water and Cold drinks expense
  • Any type of Sightseeing tickets
  • Extra expenses due to natural disaster and political reasons etc.
  • Any item not mentioned above in “Services Included”.
  • Medication, Evacuation and Rescue etc. in emergencies
  • Personal insurances of clients.
  • Laundry, beverages & phone calls or other expenses of personal nature
  • Helmets OR other safety gears.
  • Air tickets (international & Domestic)

TERMS & CONDITIONS

The following are terms & conditions for the bike tour.

  1. PKR-5000 Advance per rider on arrival as “Bike Security Fee”.
  2. After picking bike, riders will check their bikes and then report “OK”.
  3. No rider will cross team leader for any reason.
  4. Wherever a rider wants to go on their own for a while he/she should tell the team leader and guide.
  5. The riders will bring their own protective gears.
  6. 50% of payment should be deposited as an advance.
  7. If someone wants any type of drink or food other than the menu the member will have to pay for it.
  8. No Pillion on bikes, only one person will ride on bike.
  9. The Rider will not repair their bike by themselves, if anything happens to bike riders will have to tell team leader.
  10. Rider will check their bike daily in the morning; if there’s any problem he/she should tell the team leader.

What's included

Destination
Departure Location
Islamabad
Return Location
Islamabad
  • Day 01
  • Day 02
  • Day 03
  • Day 04
  • Day 05
  • Day 06
  • Day 07
  • Day 08
  • Day 09
  • Day 10
  • Day 11
  • Day 12
  • Day 13
Day 01

Pick up from Islamabad Airport and drop to hotel

Dinner and night stay at Islamabad

Day 02

Ride to Battakundi

Dinner and overnight at Battakundi

Day 03

Ride to Astore valley

Dinner and overnight at Astore Valley

Day 04

Ride to Deosai Plains (sheosar Lake)

Dinner and overnight camping at Sheosar Lake

Day 05

Ride to Skardu

Dinner and overnight at Skardu

Day 06

Free day at Skardu

Dinner and overnight at Skardu

Day 07

Ride to Gilgit

Dinner and overnight at Gilgit

Day 08

Ride to Karimabad

Dinner and overnight at Karimkabad

Day 09

Ride to Passu

Dinner and Overnight at Passu

Day 10

Ride to Khunjerab Pass and back to Karimabad

Dinner and Overnight at Karimabad

Day 11

Ride Back to Naran

Dinner and Overnight at Naran

Day 12

Ride Back to Islamabad

Dinner and Overnight at Islamabad

Day 13

Drop to Airport

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Visa for Pakistan:
All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay. We will provide you with a letter of invitation for visa process, It is your responsibility to have the correct personal documents and present it to Pakistani consulate or Pakistani embassy to obtain your own visa, if one is necessary, in accordance with the regulations of the country you are to visit. All nationalities should check with their travel agent or the relevant embassies. We are not responsible for the actions of local immigration and customs officials, whether at points of entry or otherwise and any subsequent effects.

Visa regulations can change without notice: please check the current regulations in good time to obtain a visa if one is required.

Vaccination:
There are no mandatory vaccination requirements for this trip.

Recommended vaccinations for this trip are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A.

The risk of malaria on this trip is slight, but you may wish to consult your GP or travel health clinic for further advice. Dengue fever and/or Chikungunya are known risks in places visited on this trip. Both are tropical viral diseases spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for either, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Travellers who intend to visit Pakistan for four weeks or more should be aware that proof of vaccination (an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis - ICVP), given four weeks to twelve months before departure, may be required on exit. Failure to produce this documentation may result in vaccination on departure, most likely with oral polio vaccine.

Weather:
Weather in Hunza during spring season is cold but pleasant at days and a very cold at nights.

The climate of Gilgit-Baltistan varies from region to region, surrounding mountain ranges creates sharp variations in weather. The eastern part has the moist zone of the western Himalayas, but going toward Karakoram and Hindu Kush, the climate dries considerably

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Karakoram Motorbike Adventure

Duration
13 Days
Destination
Hunza

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