Be prepared for the experience of a lifetime on this fascinating journey from Pakistan to China.

Pakistan - Indus Silk Route

Join us on this touring style journey through the heart of the magnificent Karakoram Mountains to the desert oasis of ancient Kashgar. We commence in Islamabad and travel along the Kaghan Valley and through Deosai National Park to the Indus river gorges to Pakistan's picturesque "Little Tibet" of Baltistan. Our next port of call will be the Hunza surrounded by a spectacular array of peaks. Along the way we plan a village visit and some easy walks in upper Hunza before following the footsteps of trade caravans across the lofty Khunjerab Pass and through the Chinese Pamir mountasins to the market town of Kashgar.

Talk to us about things to do if you would like to include a visit to Lahore, or travel further in China at the conclusion of this itinerary

USD 3300

We plan to operate this itinerary in 2019 at a similar time and hopefully at a similar price. We will update this information later in the year.

all inclusive, based on twin share.
Single Room Supplement available

Group will be escorted by our Pakistan partner.
Trip duration
15 days
10℃ - 25℃
Tour coach
Commences Islamabad
14 October 2018

Concludes Kashgar
28 October 2018
Itinerary at a glance
Day 1 - Arrive Islamabad
Arrive Islamabad. Transfer to the hotel. Remainder of the day free time. Our itinerary commences with dinner tonight

Day 2 - To Naran
A full day's drive into the foothills and along the picturesque Kaghan Valley to Naran.

Day 3 - To Rama Lake
Continue north crossing Babasur Pas into the Indus valley then to Astore and Rama Lake with stunning views of Nanga Parbat and the Karakoram mountains.

Day 4 - Rama Lake
A full day for easy walks around Rama Lake set beneath the ice ramparts of Nanga Parbat to soak up the mountain scenery.

Day 5 - To Shigar Fort
Descend to Astore and climb the switchbacks to the alpine plateau of Deosai National Park enroute to the Indus Valley at Skardu and continue up valley to Shigar Fort.

Day 6 - To Skardu
Time for easy local walks at Shigar before the short drive down the Indus to Skardu. Sightseeing round Skardu this afternoon.

Day 7 - To Gilgit
Get on the road early for the full day's drive following the twists and turns of the Indus to Gilgit.

Day 8 - To Karimabad / sightseeing
A short drive north to the Hunza region and Karimabad. Visit Baltit fort and enjoy some leisure time browsing the craft shops in Karimabad this afternoon.


Day 9 - Karimabad
This morning time to walk on the water race walk around the village. After lunch visit Altit Fort, then continue up to Duikar for spectacular sunset views over the surrounding peaks.

Day 10 - To Gulmit / sightseeing
A short drive north through the newly constructed tunnels passing Attabad Lake formed by a massive landslide in 2010. This afternoon visit Borit Lake and walk to the Passu Glacier outlook.

Day 11 - To Sost via Borit Lake
Drive to Borit Lake and walk along the water race high above the Passu Glacier. Continue north to Sost with stops en route to enjoy the mountains.

Day 12 - Misgar Village
We plan a full day visit to the small village of Misgar. Walk in the village, make a call at the community school. Picnic lunch in the orchard at the historic Post Office. Return to Sost late afternoon.

Day 13 - To Tashkorgan
Get away early to climb up the switchbacks to the Kunjerab Pass (4693m). Walk on the Pass before descending to the valley and Parili entrance to the Kalaqi Ku’er River and the Whakan corridor. Continue to Tashkorgan.

Day 14 - To Kashgar
A spectacular drive today pissing the ice massive of Mustagata, a short stop at Karakol Lake and down the Ghez Canyon to Kashgar, ancient market town and meeting point of two branches of the Silk Road.

Day 15- Kashgar / depart
Visit the animal section of the Sunday market, then a short visit to the main market. Walk in the old town before transferring to the airport for departure flight.

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