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The Silk Route was a historic trade route that dated from the second century BC until the 14th century AD and stretched from China to the Mediterranean. The Silk Route was so named because of the heavy silk trading during that period. This valuable fabric originated in China, which initially had a monopoly on silk production until the secrets of its creation spread. In addition to silk, the route facilitated the trade of other fabrics, spices, grains, fruits and vegetables, animal hides, wood and metal work, precious stones and other items of value.

The original Silk Route was established during the Han Dynasty by Zhang Quian, a Chinese official and diplomat. The Silk Route served as a means for exchanging goods but also cultures. Both travelers of the road and the residents of the cities along it benefited from learning about each other’s language, religion and ideas.

The Silk Route was also traversed for religious pilgrimages and missions by Buddhist and European monks and was instrumental in spreading Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and other religions throughout the regions served by the routes. The Local Karakoram Highway was part of the great silk route, which connects China to Pakistan and onward to central Asia, Afghanistan and Russia.

Day - 01:       Arrival in Islamabad, visiting nearby heritage sites

Day – 02:       Drive to Besham touching Taxiila Museum and suroundings

Day - 03:       Drive to Gilgit through KKH.

Day - 04:       Drive to Skardu local site seeing and observing local culture

Day - 05:       Day free to explore the area, Kharfocho and shiger fort visit.

Day - 06:       Drive to Hunza

Day - 07:       Free day to visit altit and baltit fort and rakaposhi view point.

Day - 08:       Drive to Khunjarab pass then back to Gulmit.  

Day - 09:       Free day to local site seeing and observe local culture

Day - 10:       Drive to Chilas.

Day - 11:       Drive to Islamabad

Day – 12:       Departure from Pakistan

Services included:

  • Arrival & Departure:Airport – Hotel – Airport transfers (Pick Up and Drop off).
  • Accommodation: Neat, clean and best hotels, during the whole tour on Twin sharing basis.
  • Transportation: Air conditioned land transportation from Karachi to all the sites till Islamabad.
  • Food and Lodging: 3 times meals a day (Breakfast, Dinner and Lunch; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge during the whole period of tour.
  • Guide: A well-educated, multilingual and Experienced guide will be provided who will be well aware of the local history and could elaborate the history and its impact to the visitors.

 Service Exclusions: 

  • Pakistan Entry Visa fee:Pakistani Visa fee.
  • International Flight: Members international flight tickets. 
  • Custom Charges: Any customs clearance charges on arrival of climbing gears.
  • Room Services: Room service, gratuities for personal services or items of a purely personal nature.
  • Extra night in Islamabad: Extra nights accommodation in Islamabad. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Insurance: Travel insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
  • Cancellation: Trip cancellation Insurance and charges.
  • Rescue Evacuation:Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs.)
  • Personal Expenses:Telephone, Internet, battery recharge, shower, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Islamabad but we will serve all kinds of beverages for members in basecamp), and also Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
  • Any Unforeseen Expenses: Any unforeseen expenses (just like road blockage extra hotel stay or if members stay more days at Base Camp) then members will be pay according to the numbers of days basses. 
  • Late or Early Arrival: climbing member will arrive together. If any/some member split during the arrival time/period then there extra expenses will be charged according to normal price.
  • Personal Purchasing: Personal purchasing during the tour, from anywhere or anything.
  • Filming:Special Filming, Camera and Drone permit and its fee (if required).
  • Tips: Calculate some tips for Basecamp staffs. (minimum 300USD)
  • Extra:Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other item not listed in Cost Includes section.

Tour Summary
Tour Name
Silk Route Tour
Nature of tour
Cultural & heritage
Accomodation
Hotel
Transportation
Air-conditioned
Minimum Age
3 years onward
Multilingual Guide
Available on Demand
Best Season
Round the year
Total Duration
12 Days
Group Size
7 +
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