Welcome to Hunza Explorers, your go-to tour operator for a fixed departure tour of the Hunza Cherry Blossom season. We offer the best and most reasonably priced tours with top-notch service and the most experienced local tour guides. Our team has been working in the tourism industry across Pakistan for two decades now, and we’re excited to share our passion for this stunning region with you.
The Cherry Blossom season, also known as Sakura, marks the end of the chilly winter weather in Hunza, Nagar, and other valleys of Gilgit-Baltistan. This beautiful season starts in the second week of March and ends by the end of April, depending on the altitude. Many tourists from around the world visit Hunza valley in the Cherry Blossom/Spring season to witness the valley’s transformation into a picturesque scenery of white, pink, and green.
Cherry blossom viewing began in ancient times when aristocrats wrote poetry and sang songs under the flowering trees of Cherry. Japanese, Thai, Singaporean, and Malaysian cultures are particularly fond of cherry blossoms because the shape and color of the petals reflect people’s ideal notions of purity and simplicity. They are also touched by the blossoms’ fragility and short-lived beauty, which scatters just a few days after the flower.
At Hunza Explorers Treks and Tours, we invite you to spend your spring holidays in Hunza valley with us. Let our team of experienced guides show you the best of this incredible region during the Cherry Blossom season.
Day 01 (22 March, 2024): Islamabad
Arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay
Day 02 (23 March, 2024): Islamabad – Chilas
Drive to Chilas on Karakoram Highway, arrive and transfer to the hotel.
Day 03 (24 March, 2024): Chilas-Ghulkin/Gulmit
Drive from Besham to Ghulkin/Gulmit on Karakoram highway, en route stop at Continental collides, site of Ancient Silk Road. Stop at Rakaposhi viewpoint for lunch. After lunch, drive to Ghulkin, arrive and transfer to hotel.
Day 04 (25 March, 2024): Khunjerav/Khunjerab Pass
Full day excursion to Khunjerab National Park and visit the Pakistan and China border at “Khunjerab Pass” which is 4693m meters above sea level and is known as one of the world’s highest paved border crossing. We can see some rare wild animals in this area like Ibex, snow leopards if we have good luck. Drive back to Passu/Ghulkin village in the afternoon, take photos of Passu Cones (the symbolic mountain in upper Hunza).
Day 05 (26 March, 2024): Ghulkin – Passu – Hussaini
In the morning, explore Passu white glacier, en route stop at Borith lake. Visit around Passu village and take photos of Passu Cones. Afternoon, visit Hussaini village and Hussaini suspension bridge with the background of majestic Passu Cones.
Day 06 (27 March, 2024): Ghulkin/Gulmit – Hopper – Karimabad
Drive to Karimabad, en route stop at Attabad Lake, the most beautiful lake in Hunza with turquoise color and Hunza Ancient Rock, after visiting these attractions, drive to Hopper in Nagar valley, explore the valley and visit the Hopper glacier, in the afternoon drive to Karimabad.
Day 07 (28 March, 2024): Karimabad
Full day to explore around, visit Karimabad Channel Walk, Altit fort, Royal Garden, Batit Fort (UNESCO heritage tentative list) and in the evening drive to Duiker to see the sunset over the beautiful mountains in the surroundings of Hunza.
Day 08 (29 March, 2024): Karimabad – Besham
Today we will say goodbye to Hunza and drive back to Islamabad. We will start our day with early breakfast and then drive on Karakoram Highway along the Indus valley. We will make some short stops for photography (Nanga Parbat viewpoint, Junction point of the great mountain ranges, Gilgit river, Indus river), arrive and transfer to the hotel.
Day 09 (30 March 2024): Besham – Islamabad – Fly to destination
Departure for Islamabad, en route visit Taxila museum (UNESCO heritage site). Arrive Islamabad, rest of the time is to explore Islamabad city with Faisal Mosque, Pakistan monument, drive to the airport and fly back to your country.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Hunza Cherry Blossom Tour
|What is the best time to visit Hunza for the Cherry Blossom season?|
The Cherry Blossom season in Hunza usually starts in the second week of March and lasts until the end of April, depending on the altitude. The best time to witness the cherry blossoms in full bloom is typically in late March and early April.
|What is included in the tour package?|
The tour package includes accommodation, meals, transportation, sightseeing, and the services of experienced local tour guides. It also covers the entrance fees to attractions mentioned in the itinerary.
|How do I book the tour?|
To book the tour, you can visit our website or get in touch with our customer support team via email or phone. We will guide you through the booking process and provide all the necessary details.
|Is the tour suitable for all age groups?|
Yes, the tour is designed to be suitable for all age groups. However, please keep in mind that some activities may involve moderate physical exertion, so it’s essential to be in reasonably good health.
|What type of accommodation can we expect during the tour?|
We provide comfortable and standard accommodation throughout the tour. The hotels will be clean, safe, and offer essential amenities to ensure a pleasant stay.
|Will we have a chance to interact with the local culture?|
Absolutely! Our experienced local tour guides will help you interact with the local communities, experience their culture, and learn about their way of life.
|What should I pack for the tour?|
It is recommended to pack comfortable clothing suitable for the weather during your travel dates. Don’t forget to bring warm clothing as temperatures can drop, especially in higher altitudes. A sturdy pair of walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen are also essential.
|Is the tour safe for solo travelers?|
Yes, the tour is safe for solo travelers. Our team will take care of all arrangements, and you will be accompanied by our experienced tour guides throughout the journey.
|Will there be internet and mobile network coverage during the tour?|
While major towns and cities usually have decent internet and mobile network coverage, please be prepared for limited connectivity in remote areas.
|Are there any optional activities available during the tour?|
Yes, there might be some optional activities available during the tour, such as local cultural performances or adventure sports. You can inquire with our tour guides for more information during the trip.
|What are the payment and cancellation policies?|
Payment policies, including deposit requirements and accepted payment methods, will be provided during the booking process. Cancellation policies will also be outlined at the time of booking.
|Do I need a visa to visit Pakistan?|
Visitors from many countries require a visa to enter Pakistan. It’s essential to check the visa requirements for your nationality well in advance and apply accordingly.
|Is travel insurance included in the package?|
Travel insurance is not included in the package, but we highly recommend obtaining comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and other unforeseen circumstances.
|What should I do in case of a medical emergency during the tour?|
Our tour guides are trained to handle medical emergencies. They will assist you in getting the necessary medical attention and support.
|Can I extend my stay or customize the tour itinerary?|
Yes, you may be able to extend your stay or request some customization to the itinerary, depending on availability and feasibility. Please discuss any modifications with our team during the booking process.
If you have any other questions or need further assistance, please feel free to contact our team. We look forward to providing you with a memorable and enriching experience during the Cherry Blossom season in Hunza!