Hunza Valley Overland

Hunza Valley Overland Tour

Hunza Valley Overland


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Experience the natural beauty of Pakistan on this 9-day guided overland adventure

Travel through some of the world’s most breathtaking mountain scenery on the world-famous Karakorum Highway.

Go boating or jet-skiing on the spectacular Attabad Lake.

Visit the Khunejrab Pass, the highest point on the Karakorum Highway and the border crossing between Pakistan and China.

Experience the local history, culture, and hospitality of the Hunza Valley by visiting historic sites, shopping in local markets, and sampling the traditional cuisine.

The Hunza Valley is widely considered to be among the most scenic and beautiful regions of the world. It was the inspiration for paradise Shangri La in the book Lost Horizon by James Hilton, and once you have witnessed its wonders you’ll understand why. This tour takes you through incredible mountain scenery on the world-renowned Karakorum Highway and up to overlook points such as the Babusar Pass, the Khunejrab Pass, and the Duikar Top. You’ll also explore lush river valleys and enjoy boating or jet-skiing on the sparkling blue waters of Attabad Lake. There will be so much beauty surrounding you that you may find it hard to take it all in.

You’ll also have the chance to find the extraordinary in the ordinary, as you stay in local hotels in small towns and have the opportunity to shop in the markets and sample traditional local food. Experience the region fully through its history and culture, and by interacting with the Hunzakut people. This guided Hunza Valley Overland tour is a truly unforgettable experience.

Hunza Valley Overland Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Islamabad

Welcome to Islamabad, Pakistan! Meet your guide and/or group leader at the airport and head to your hotel for an introduction and tour briefing. Spend the evening sightseeing in the capital city of Islamabad and enjoy a fantastic dinner with an even better view at the Monal Restaurant in Margalla Hills. Spend a comfortable night in the hotel

Overnight Location
Hotel in Islamabad

Day 2 Islamabad – Chilas

Get an early start today for the long ride to Chilas. Ride comfortably in an air-conditioned van or coach along the amazing Karakorum Highway. Take in the spectacular scenery as you follow the Indus River through steep gorges all the way to Chilas. Don’t miss the views as you cross the Babusar Pass (4,173 m / 13,691 ft), which is quite an experience. If the Babusar Pass is not safe to cross, you will get to Chilas via the Naran Valley which follows the Kunhar River through lush green valleys and also offers majestic mountain scenery. When you arrive in Chilas, you’ll notice that though it is on the banks of the Indus River, it is a dry, barren place. Spend the night in a comfortable hotel and enjoy the amazing panoramic vistas from Chilas.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Chilas
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Chilas – Karimabad, Hunza Valley

Continue on the Karakorum Highway from Chilas to Karimabad in the Hunza Valley. You’ll understand why this amazing road is often referred to as the 8th Wonder of the World. You’ll see some of the most incredible mountain scenery in the world, including clear views of Nanga Parbat (8,126 m / 26,660 ft) and Rakaposhi (7,788 m / 25,551 ft), as well as the point where the mighty Karakorum, Hindu Kush, and Himalaya mountain ranges meet. After arriving in Karimabad, visit a local bazaar and experience the local hospitality.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Karimabad
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Karimabad – Khunejrab Pass – Passu

Another early morning today as you continue along the Karakorum Highway toward the Khunjerab Pass (4,693 m / 15,397 ft). Along the way, you’ll get a preview of the brilliantly blue Attabad Lake, where you will get to spend more time tomorrow. This relatively new lake was formed as a result of a catastrophic landslide in 2010 that dammed the Hunza River about 10 km upstream from Karimabad. Take in more spectacular sights during the journey, such as the hanging Passu Glacier and the massive Batura Glacier, which is 57 km long and ranks among the world’s longest non-polar glaciers. You will also see the majestic Passu Cones, also known as Tupopdan (6,106 m / 20,033 ft). As the road takes you through the lovely towns of Gulmit and Sost, you will be warmly welcomed by the local townspeople. Finally, you’ll arrive at the Khunjerab Pass, the highest point on the Karakorum Highway, which also marks the border between Pakistan and China. Spend a wonderful afternoon here, then travel to Passu to spend the night in a hotel with more incredible views of the Passu Glacier and the Passu Cones.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Passu
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Exploring around Passu

Today you’ll enjoy the morning visit to Passu Suspension bridge and drive to Attaabad Lake to enjoy this beautiful location by boating or jet-skiing.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Passu
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Sightseeing and transfer to Duiker

Enjoy the morning visit to Hopper Glacier, Hopper valley and the afternoon visit to Baltit and Altit Fort. In the evening, you’ll be taken to Duiker valley and a beautiful viewpoint to see the sunset and sunrise over the beautiful mountains in the surroundings of Hunza.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Duiker
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Drive to Naran

Today is a long day. You’ll enjoy a drive back to Naran via Babusar Pass 4173 or via Karakorum highway to Besham. Even though the distance is long (355km), the surrounding views are definitely worth the drive regardless of the road taken!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Naran
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Naran – Islamabad

Today you’ll return to Islamabad. Visit the Taxila Museum along the route!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Islamabad
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Departure from Islamabad

Sadly, your time on the Hunza Valley overland tour has come to an end. After breakfast, your group leader and/or guide will assist you in your transfer to the Islamabad airport for your return flight.

Overnight Location

Hunza Valley Overland Tour Price and Dates

Pricing for this guided tour to the Huna Valley is run as a private tour for your group only and the price is based on the number of guests on your trip.

Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Solo Traveller: $3,215USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 2: $1,960USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 3: $1,575USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 4: $1,395USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 5-6: $1,285USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 7+: $1,195USD per person
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Accommodation on the Hunza Valley Overland Tour

Enjoy eight nights in hotels as listed below. In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $350USD to have a private room in hotels as a solo travelers. In some cases, there may be other solo travelers, and if desired we can try to match you with participants of the same sex.

Roomy Isb Atlas Hotel

Centrally located in a popular area of F-7 Markaz in Islamabad, this hotel is known for cleanliness and friendly staff.

Shangrila Hotel in Chilas

An oasis of rest along the Karakorum Highway, this hotel offers security and comfort at an amazing location along the Indus River.

Darbar Hotel

Spacious rooms, updated bathrooms, and a good restaurant await at the Darbar Hotel. You’ll have internet access as well.

Night 4-5

Sarai Silk Route in Passu

This comfortable hotel is situated along the Karakorum High Way, on the foothills of the majestic Passu Glacier.

Eagles Nest Hotel in Duiker

The location doesn’t get much better than this! Enjoy being nestled into the mountains at this rustic, simple hotel.

Night 7

Millennium Inn in Naran

The Millennium Inn in Naran is a great choice for those looking for modern amenities in this remote mountain village.

Roomy Isb Atlas Hotel

Centrally located in a popular area of F-7 Markaz in Islamabad, this hotel is known for cleanliness and friendly staff.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Hunza Valley Overland Tour?


8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners


Accommodations in hotels as described in itinerary (based on double occupancy).

Transportation during the Tour

  • Airport transfers on first and last day of trip
  • Domestic transport by air-conditioned coaches (as described in itinerary)

Also Included

  • Skilled and knowledgeable guides
  • Safety equipment and first aid kits
  • Emergency medical kit
  • Visa support letter

Not included

  • Clothing and other personal equipment
  • Phone calls, laundry, and other personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Visa to enter Pakistan
  • Flights to and from Islamabad, airport and departure taxes, excess baggage fees
  • Travel Insurance

Optional Extras

  • Extra hotel nights in Islamabad before or after the trip
  • Flight from Islamabad to Gilgit or Gilgit to Islamabad
  • Combine tour with Skardu Valley tour
  • Combine tour with Chitral Valley tour
  • Combine tour with both the Skardu Valley and Chitral Valley tours

Frequenty Asked Questions about Hunza Valley Overland

Is Pakistan safe for travellers?

Pakistan is becoming a more popular destination for foreign tourism, however you should always check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview on the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provides advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may chagne depending on your nationality. Travel advice from the US Department of State and other Governments can change at any point. All clients must assume and accept the risks associated with travel in Pakistan, and knowing that access to evacuation and/or consular support may not always be available. In such a case, our public liability cover does not extend to include cover for claims arising out of war and terrorism risks. Inc cannot be held liable for any incident, claim, loss or damage, caused in this regard. Your travel insurance must ensure that you have adequate cover for travel through the region.

How hard is the Hunza Valley Overland tour?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. It is not very physically demanding but takes you to high altitude.

Is this tour at high altitude?

Yes, this tour goes to high altitudes, which impacts almost all people to some extent. In some cases the altitude simply makes the trekking more difficult, in some cases high altitudes can cause serious medical issues. It is required to have health and medical insurance that is valid for high altitude travel and it is recommended you talk to a travel medical clinic to learn more about medical options for high altitude trekking.

Do I need a Visa?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Hunza Overland Tour?

8 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 8 dinners are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have Health and Medical insurance to join this trip. Get your travel insurance.

How do I get to Islamabad to start this tour?

Your guide and/or tour leader will meet you at Islamabad International Airport (ISB). You are responsible for your own flights to and from this airport.

Are the tours in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English-speaking.

Where does the tour end?

Your guide and/or tour leader will arrange for your return to Islamabad International Airport (ISB) in time for your return flight.

Can this tour be customized?

Yes! You can choose to extend your stay in Islamabad before or after your tour. You can also choose to add a trek or fly between Islamabad and Gilgit to see the Karakorum Range from the air. You can also choose to combine the Hunza Valley tour with a tour of the Skardu Valley, the Chitral Valleys, or both.

Do I need vaccines?

Check with your family doctor.


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