6 Days Winter Tour – Hunza and Naltar

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  • 6 Days
  • Islamabad
  • 4693 m
  • Dec-Feb

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Visiting Hunza and Naltar Valleys in winter offers a unique and enchanting experience, showcasing the beauty of these regions in a completely different light. Here are some compelling reasons to explore Hunza and Naltar Valleys during the winter season:

 

Hunza Valley:

Snow-Covered Landscapes: Hunza Valley transforms into a winter wonderland with snow-covered mountains, trees, and villages. The pristine white landscape against the backdrop of towering peaks creates a picturesque setting.

Frozen Lakes: Famous lakes in the region, such as Attabad Lake and Upper Kachura Lake, may freeze during winter, offering a stunning visual spectacle. Visitors can witness the beauty of frozen lakes surrounded by snow-clad mountains.

Clear Skies and Mountain Views: Winter often brings clear skies, providing unobstructed views of the majestic mountain ranges, including Ultar Sar, Ladyfinger Peak, and Rakaposhi. The crisp air enhances visibility, creating a breathtaking panorama.

Cultural Festivals: Winter in Hunza may coincide with traditional winter festivals and celebrations. Visitors have the opportunity to experience local culture, including traditional music, dance, and rituals.

Winter Sports: Hunza offers winter sports opportunities, including skiing and snowboarding. The snow-covered slopes provide an ideal environment for enthusiasts to engage in these activities.

Hot Springs: The region has natural hot springs, such as the ones in Ghulkin and Chapursan. Soaking in these hot springs during the winter months can be a relaxing and rejuvenating experience.

Historical Exploration: Winter allows for unhurried exploration of historical sites, including the Baltit Fort and Altit Fort. The quiet ambiance enhances the experience of learning about the region’s rich history and architecture.

Photography Opportunities: Winter provides unique and captivating photography opportunities. The contrast between the white snow, frozen lakes, and colorful local architecture creates stunning visual compositions.

 

Naltar Valley:

Winter Sports in Naltar: Naltar Valley is known for its ski resort, making it a hub for winter sports enthusiasts. The well-maintained slopes and scenic surroundings offer a perfect setting for skiing and snowboarding.

Snow-Covered Forests: The alpine forests of Naltar Valley are covered in snow during winter, adding to the enchanting beauty of the landscape. The snow-laden trees create a magical atmosphere.

Frozen Lakes: Naltar Lakes, including Naltar Lakes and Bashkiri Lakes, may freeze during winter. The frozen lakes surrounded by snow-capped peaks present a mesmerizing scene for visitors.

Adventure Activities: Naltar Valley provides opportunities for adventure activities such as snowshoeing, winter trekking, and snowmobiling. Travelers can explore the pristine winter wilderness through various outdoor adventures.

Hot Springs in Naltar: Similar to Hunza, Naltar Valley is home to hot springs, offering a warm respite during the colder months. Relaxing in these natural hot springs can be a soothing experience.

Unique Flora and Fauna: Despite the cold temperatures, Naltar Valley’s winter landscape reveals unique adaptations of flora and fauna to the winter conditions. Observing these adaptations adds an interesting dimension to the visit.

Cultural Experiences: Winter in Naltar allows travelers to engage with local communities in a more intimate setting. Experiencing the warmth and hospitality of the locals during the winter months can be particularly memorable.

 

While visiting these valleys in winter can be a magical experience, it’s important to be well-prepared for cold temperatures, potential road closures, and other winter-related challenges. Checking weather conditions and planning accordingly will contribute to a safe and enjoyable winter visit to Hunza and Naltar Valleys.

Attractions

  • Hunza
  • Attabad Lake
  • Altit and Baltit Forts
  • Eagle's Nest View Point
  • Khunjerab Pass
  • Naltar Valley
  • Naltar View Point
  • Naltar Lakes

Services Included

  • Transportation: GLI / APV / Grand Cabin / Coaster
  • Accommodation: Hotels and Camps (3-4 Sharing)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, and RefreshmentIncluded in Package with Food Only
  • Jeep: Where Required
  • Entry Tickets: Where Applied
  • Professional Guide
  • Basic First Aid

Services Not Included

  • Twin Sharing - Extra Charges Applied
  • Extra Meals and Drinks
  • Personal Medication and Insurance
  • Extra Expense: Due to Unforeseen Circumstances
  • Anything Not Mentioned

What to Carry

  • CNIC / Passport
  • Raincoat
  • Sun Block
  • Cap / Hat
  • Sun Glasses
  • Hiking Stick
  • Backpack
  • Trekking Shoes
  • Warm Clothes: Upper, Jacket, Muffler etc.
  • Extras: Jeans, Shirts, Socks, Handkerchief etc.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Islamabad to Besham/Chilas

Places to Visit:

  • Stopovers enroute sightseeing places

 

Night Stay:

  • Besham or Chilas

Day 2 - Besham/Chilas to Hunza

Places to Visit:

  • Nanga Parbat View Point
  • Rakaposhi View Point
  • Mountains Junction Point

 

Night Stay:

  • Hunza

Day 3 - Hunza to Khunjerab Pass and Back to Hunza

Places to Visit:

  • Altit and Baltit Forts
  • Karimabad Bazar
  • Hussaini Bridge
  • Passu Cones
  • Attabad Lake
  • Khunjerab Pass (Optional)

 

Night Stay:

  • Hunza

Day 4 - Hunza to Naltar Valley

Places to Visit:

  • Naltar Valley
  • Naltar View Point
  • Naltar Lakes (Optional in Winters)

 

Night Stay:

  • Naltar Valley

Day 5 - Naltar to Chilas/Besham

Day 6 - Chilas/Besham to Islamabad

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Payment

Package Price Per Head

Without Food

 – Group of 2 Persons: PKR 85500 Per Head

 – Group of 4 Persons: PKR 49500 Per Head

 – Group of 10 Persons: PKR 33000 Per Head

 – Group of 18 Persons: PKR 28500 Per Head

 

With Food

 – Group of 10 Persons: PKR 44000 Per Head

 – Group of 18 Persons: PKR 39000 Per Head

 

(NOTE: Mentioned prices are estimated and are subject to change according to the requirements.)

Payment Methods

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Cancellation Policy

 – 90% amount will be refunded if cancelled 7 days prior to tour.
 – 75% amount will be refunded if Cancelled 4-6 days Prior to tour.
 – 50% amount will be refunded if Cancelled 2-3 days Prior to tour.
 – No amount will be refunded if Cancelled in last 24 hours.

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