8 Days Autumn Tour – Phander and Chitral

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  • 8 Days
  • Islamabad
  • 4173 m
  • Oct-Nov

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Phander Valley, nestled in the mesmerizing landscapes of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. Spread over an area of approximately 300 square kilometers, this valley is renowned for its breathtaking beauty, pristine lakes, and vibrant culture.

Chitral Valley, located in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, is a breathtakingly beautiful region known for its stunning landscapes, rich culture, and warm hospitality. The meadows in Chitral, such as the Kalash Valley and Shandur Top, add to the charm of the region.

At the heart of Phander Valley lies the captivating Phander Lake, also known as Phander Dand. This serene freshwater lake mirrors the surrounding snow-capped peaks, creating a picturesque panorama. The clear blue waters of the lake are fed by numerous rivulets originating from the surrounding mountains, adding to the pristine allure of the landscape.

The valley is embraced by lofty mountains that remain snow-clad for a significant part of the year, making it a haven for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers. Trekkers and hikers find Phander Valley to be a haven, offering various trails that lead to panoramic viewpoints and hidden gems in the mountains.

The best time to visit Phander Valley is during the summer months when the weather is mild, and the landscapes are adorned with colorful flowers. However, the valley’s beauty is not limited to a single season; each season brings its own charm and transforms the scenery in a magical way.

Access to Phander Valley may require a journey through challenging mountain roads, adding an element of adventure to the trip. The journey itself becomes a part of the experience, as travelers navigate through steep valleys and alongside glistening rivers.

Chitral Valley is surrounded by towering mountain ranges, lush green valleys, and crystal-clear rivers. The meadows, including those in the Kalash Valley, showcase breathtaking scenery with vibrant landscapes. Chitral Valley is home to diverse ethnic groups, including the unique Kalash community. Visitors have the opportunity to experience the rich cultural heritage, traditions, and festivals of the Kalash people.

The Kalash Valley is renowned for its picturesque villages, terraced fields, and traditional wooden houses. The valley is also home to vibrant festivals and events, providing visitors with a unique cultural experience. Known as the “Roof of the World,” Shandur Top is a high-altitude plateau famous for its annual polo festival. The meadows at Shandur Top offer stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

Chitral and its meadows offer a plethora of outdoor activities, including trekking, hiking, and nature walks. The pristine landscapes provide excellent opportunities for adventure enthusiasts to explore the region.

Chitral Gol National Park is located near Chitral and offers a chance to explore the region’s biodiversity. Visitors can see a variety of wildlife, including the elusive snow leopard, markhor, and Himalayan monal. The people of Chitral are known for their hospitality and friendliness. Visitors often find a warm welcome in the local communities, enhancing the overall travel experience.

Attractions

  • Phander Valley
  • Phander Lake
  • Bamburet
  • Shandur
  • Yasin Valley
  • Babusar Pass
  • Naran

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 Naran/Batakundi

Places to Visit:

  • Stopovers enroute sightseeing places

 

Night Stay:

  • Naran or Batakundi

Day 2 - Naran/Batakundi to Ghakuch

Places to Visit:

  • Babusar Pass
  • Lulusar Lake
  • Nanga Parbat View Point
  • Gupis
  • Mountains Junction Point

 

Night Stay:

  • Phander

Day 3 - Ghakuch to Phander Valley

Places to Visit:

  • Phander Valley
  • Phander Lake
  • Suspension Bridge

 

Night Stay:

  • Phander

Day 4 - Phander to Booni

Places to Visit:

  • Booni
  • Garam Chashma
  • Shandur

Night Stay:

  • Booni

Day 5 - Booni to Chitral

Places to Visit:

  • Booni
  • Garam Chashma

Night Stay:

  • Chitral

Day 6 - Chitral to Bamburet and Back

Places to Visit:

  • Bamburet
  • Kalash Civilization

Night Stay:

  • Chitral

Day 7 - Chitral to Ayun

Places to Visit:

  • Ayun Village

Night Stay:

  • Ayun

Day 8 - Ayun to Islamabad

Map

Payment

Package Price Per Head

Without Food

 – Group of 2 Persons: PKR 96500 Per Head

 – Group of 4 Persons: PKR 55000 Per Head

 – Group of 10 Persons: PKR 38500 Per Head

 – Group of 18 Persons: PKR 33500 Per Head

 

With Food

 – Group of 10 Persons: PKR 53000 Per Head

 – Group of 18 Persons: PKR 47500 Per Head

 

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

Payment Methods

 – Cash in Office:
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 – Bank Transfer:
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   Online Transactions: 08140106806925
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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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