MOUNTAIN BIKING TO HUNZA VALLEY

A prehistoric land of peace where people never aged, a paradise for adventurer, trekkers,¬† mountaineers and nature lover lying on legendary silk route to China. The ancestors of hunzakuits are mostly the soldiers of Alexander's army who settled down here with their Persian wives in 327 B.C. Karimabad is the only town in the world surrounded by most picturesque five mountains above 7000 m including Rakaposhi (with a 20,000 feet gain making it as the steepest place on our planet) and virgin peak Ultar. Hunza remain almost cut off till 1974 from the main civilization till completion of the 8th wonder the Karakoram highway. Now one can reach here with all comfort. Sections of ancient silk routes, carving on the rocks, early inscriptions and hunting drawing for the information of early traders, pilgrims and invaders can be seen at most places. A 600 years old Baltit fort is the former palace of the rulers till 1960s and now opens to visitors. Hoper a former kingdom of Nagar offers a magnificent view of the peaks and a glacier moving forward some 20 cm a day. This tour makes it as one of the best day’s mountain biking on earth.

Itinerary:

Days

Areas

Overnight

01 Arrival Islamabad and transfer to hotel. Hotel
02 Departure to Besham and visiting Taxila Museum/world Ancient University site. Hotel
03 Gilgit, evening at leisure. Hotel
04 Sost and short hiking in the evening. Hotel
05 Khunjerab pass on Chines border crest start point and downhill bicycle journey to Gulmit. Hotel
06 Gulmit, a short trekking into the valley. Hotel
07 Cycling to Hunza and visit Baltit & Altit forts. Hotel
08 Cycling in some rugged shingle dirt trek to hoper on moving Glacier. Hotel
09-10 Cycling to Gilgit passing by stupendous wall of Rakaposhi mountain (20,000 ft). Hotel
11-12 Rest and visiting Buddha Rock carving and local bazar for Chines stuff shopping. Hotel
13 Early morning drive / fly to Islamabad. Hotel
14 Destination Flight.
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