The Silk Route Festival in Hunza Valley is a vibrant celebration of the ancient trade route that once linked China, India, and Central Asia. The festival showcases the rich cultural heritage of the region, with men and women in colorful traditional dress performing local music and dancing, exhibiting handcrafted textiles, jewelry, and handicrafts, and sharing the unique flavors of Hunza’s cuisine.
In addition to the cultural festivities, the festival offers visitors a chance to explore the stunning natural beauty of the region. From the snow-capped peaks of the Karakoram Range to the crystal-clear waters of the Hunza River, the valley is a haven for adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts.
Attendees can also participate in workshops and demonstrations of traditional crafts, such as weaving, pottery, and metalwork. And for those seeking a more contemplative experience, the festival offers opportunities for yoga, meditation, and spiritual exploration in the tranquil setting of the Hunza Valley.
Join us for an unforgettable journey through time and space, as we celebrate the legacy of the Silk Route and the vibrant culture of Hunza Valley.
Day 01: Islamabad
Arrival to Islamabad airport,our guide and driver will meet you here and take you to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02: Islamabad – Chilas
Drive to Chilas on Karakoram Highway, arrive and transfer to the hotel.
Day 03: Chilas – Ghulkin/Gulmit/Passu (Gojal, upper Hunza)
Drive to Passu/Gulmit/Ghulkin, stop en-route at Nanga Parbat view point, junction point of three great mountain ranges, Rakaposhi view point for lunch, after lunch drive to Passu/Gulmit/Ghulkin, arrive and transfer to the hotel.
Day 04: Ghulkin/Gulmit/Passu Glacier/Passu Suspension Bridge
Day to explore around upper Hunza, today we will visit Passu glacier, Borith Lake, Gulmit Old House and Passu suspension bridge.
Day 05 – 06: Ghulkin/Gulmit/Passu -(Hunza valley)
Enjoy the Silk Route Festival in Gulmit and Karimabad.
Day 07: Khunjerab / Khunjerav Pass – 4693m (Pakistan – China border)
Full day excursion to Khunjerab Pass, in the afternoon drive back to Sost, on our way back to Ghulkin/Passu we will explore the villages of the upper Gojal valley. Arrive and transfer to the hotel.
Day 08: Ghulkin/Gulmit/Passu – Karimabad (central Hunza)
Drive to Karimabad, en-route we will stop at Attabad Lake, sacred rocks of Hunza and Ganish village, arrive in Karimabad and transfer to the hotel.
Day 09: Karimabad (central Hunza)
Day to explore around, visit Baltit Fort or Altit Fort, Channel walk and Karaimabad Local market.
Day 10: Karimabad – Besham
Drive back to Besham via Karakoram Highway, short stops en-route for lunch and photography, arrive and transfer to the hotel.
Day 11: Besham – Islamabad – Fly to destination
Drive for Islamabad, en-route short stops for photography, lunch and visit Taxila museum, later drive to Islamabad, arrive and explore the city, later drive to the airport and fly to destination.