Hindukush- Karakorum Autumn Tour

The unspoiled valley of Chitral, a former princely mountain state bordering Afghanistan, has much to offer the tourists in the form of a unique ancient culture, high mountains and hospitable people.The Kafir kalash tribe, who are nature worshipers, live in three of the many serene and beautiful valleys that remain locked up in the lofty snow capped peaks of the Hindukuch mountains which connect Chitral with Afghanistan and through it with the central Asian states of former USSR. In fact at one point the famous wakhan corridor separates chitral from Tajikistan in central Asia by only 25kms.

The Chitralis are peace- loving people,fond of music, dancing and very proud of their unique culture.The game of polo also originated from this are where it is still played in a no-rule, free style. A polo match is played on the highest polo ground of the world, shandoor, in the first week of July when the polo teams of the rival mountain states of Gilgit and Chitral flex their muscles to prove their superiority over one another.

Chital offers excellent trekking opportunities for the adventure seekers.The Tirich mir mountain at 7772 meters rises among scores of unclimbed peaks above 6000 meters.There are numerous treks connecting the Hindukush mountains of Chitral to the Karakorum mountains of Gilgit.The hot spring valley, 40 km from chitral town is besides the Kalash valley, another popular spot both for a bath in the sulphur springs as well as for trout fishing in its mountain streams. The kalash valley the home of about 4000 Kafirs ( non-Muslims) living in about 20 villages.” kafir” means infidel and “kalash” black.The chitrali people are pronounced kafir kalash because they are non Muslims and women of these tribe wear black hair-dresses which flow down their backs.The kalash women do not observe pardah.They are also famous for their dances.

  • Day-01 Islamabad/ Rawalpindi (sightseeing)
  • Day-02 Fly to Chitral visit Chitral valley
  • Day-3/4 Drive to Birir, Bumburet and Rumbur valleys
  • Day-05 Drive to Mastuj
  • Day-06 Drive to Gilgit visit Karga Buddha
  • Day-07 Drive to Karimabad visit Baltit Fort
  • Day-08 Visit Altit Fort and Hopper glacier
  • Day-09 Attaabad Lake Gulmit- Borith Lake
  • Day-09 Attaabad Lake Gulmit- Borith Lake
  • Day-11 Gulmit- Attaabad Lake- Karimabad
  • Day-12 Drive to Chilas
  • Day-13 Drive to Islamabad via Babusar Pass 4173m
  • Day-14 Transfer to Islamabad airport for international flight