Fairy Meadows and Hunza Valley Tour
We have designed special itinerary to our customers with the combination of adventure and sightseeing tour for all age of people to the world’s most beautiful places and to the base camp of the world’s 9th highest mountain’s base camp. This beautiful designed itinerary will take you to the most beautiful destination of Pakistan “Hunza valley” and “Fairy Meadows” in one trip.
Fairy Meadows, named by German climbers (German Märchenwiese, ″fairy tale meadows″) and locally known as Joot, is a grassland near one of the base camp sites of the Nanga Parbat, located in Diamer District, Gilgit-Baltistan at an altitude of about 3,300 meters above the sea level, it serves as the launching point for trekkers summiting on the Raikot face of the Nanga Parbat. In 1995, the Government of Pakistan declared Fairy Meadows a National Park.
The grassland is surrounded by thick alpine forest. The high altitude area and north-facing slopes mostly consist of coniferous forest having Pinus wallichiana, Picea smithiana and Abies pindrow trees, while in the high altitude areas with little sunlight are birch and willow dwarf shrubs. The southern slopes are concentrated with juniper and scrubs, namely Juniperus excelsa and J. turkesticana. In the low altitudes, the major plant found is Artemisia, with yellow ash, stone oaks and Pinus gerardiana spread among it. Research has suggested similarities between Pinus wallichiana found in the meadows with a sister species, Pinus peuce, found in the Balkans, based on leaf size. Researchers have found thirty-one species of Rust fungi in the area.
Among mammals, a few brown bears are found in the region, with their numbers declining. Some musk deer, regarded as an endangered species, are also present.
Hunza is a mountainous valley in the Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistan. Hunza is situated in the extreme northern part of Pakistan. It was formerly a princely state bordering Uyghurstan also called Xinjiang (autonomous region of China) to the northeast and Pamir to the northwest, which survived until 1974, when it was finally dissolved by Zulfikar 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. Hunza was an independent principality for more than 900 years. The British gained control of Hunza and the neighbouring valley of Nagar between 1889 and 1892 through a military conquest. The then Mir (ruler) Mir Safdar Ali Khan of Hunza fled to Kashghar in China and sought what would now be called political asylum.
Hunza is in three part, Lower, Central and upper Hunza, central and upper Hunza (Gojal) offer the best sightseeing’s
Day 01: Islamabad
Arrival at the airport in Islamabad/Lahore. Our guide and driver meet you here, after meet and greet transfer to Hotel in Islamabad.
Day 02: Islamabad – Chilas
Departure for Chilas on the eighth wonder of the world “the mighty Karakoram High” which is the highest paved international road in the world. It connects China and Pakistan across the Karakoram mountain range, through the Khunjerab Pass, at an altitude of 4,693 m/15,397 ft as confirmed by both SRTM and multiple GPS readings. Short stops en-route for photography, arrive and transfer to the hotel
Day 03: Chilas – Fairy Meadows
Departure for Fairy Meadows, we will transfer to the mountain jeep at Raikot Bridge for further drive to Tatto village on the narrow Jeep track. Arrive in Tatto village and start trek to Fairy Meadows, Arrive at Fairy Meadows in afternoon. Evening to walk around, overnight in huts.
Day 04: Day Excursion to Nanga Parbat Base Camp
Full day excursion to Nanga Parbat base camp. In the evening back to the Huts at Fairy Meadows for overnight stay.
Day 05: Fairy Meadows – Karimabad
Trek down to Tatto village and ride the jeeps for Raikot Bridge where we will transfer to our cars and departure for Karimabad also known as Baltit, which is the main tourist place in the Hunza valley of Gilgit-Baltistan province of Pakistan. This town is one of the most beautiful places in Pakistan and it swarms with tourists from all around the world during spring, summers and autumn. Karimabad provides spectacular views of many beautiful mountains like Rakaposhi 7788 m, Diran Peak 7266 m, Golden Peak 7027 m, Ultar Peak 7388 m, Ladyfinger 6000 m, Hunza Peak 7270 m and some others beautiful snowcapped mountains in its surroundings .
Day 06: Karimabad
Day to explore around, today we will visit Baltit Fort, Altit Fort, Karimabad local bazzar for shopping, Channel walk, in the evening drive to Duiker to see sunset over the beautiful snowcapped mountains on its surrounding later drive back to the hotel in Karimabad.
Day 07: Karimabad – Passu
Departure for passu village in the upper Hunza valley, en-rouet we will stop at Attabad Lake and visit Gulmit old house (900 years) and Hussaiani Suspension bridge. Arrive and transfer to the hotel for overnight.
Day 08: Day Excursion to Khunjerab Pass
Full day excursion to Khunjerab Pass (4693 m), this pass is border between Pakistan and China which is the highest paved border crossing in the world, in the evening drive back to the hotel in Passu.
Day 09: Passu – Besham
Drive back to Besham on Karakorum Highway, arrive and transfer to the hotel
Day 10: Besham – Islamabad
Departure for Islamabad, en-route we will visit Taxila Museum and other heritage sites in Taxila, later drive to Islamabad, arrive and transfer to the hotel
Day 11: Explore Islamabad/Rawalpindi – Fly to destination
Day to explore the twin city Islamabad and Rawalpindi, today we will visit Faisal Museum, Rose and Jasmine garden, Pakistan monument and Raja Bazzar in Rawalpindi, in the evening drive to the airport and fly to destination.