12 days in South Asia Itinerary

12 days in South Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pakistan trip itinerary builder

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Islamabad
— 1 night
Drive
2
Chilas
— 1 night
Drive
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Skardu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Astore
— 1 night
Drive
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Gilgit
— 1 night
Drive
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Naltar Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Hunza
— 3 nights

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Islamabad

— 1 night
The country's capital since 1963, Islamabad has the look and feel of a planned administrative city because, by and large, that's exactly what it is.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Margalla Hills, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Faisal Mosque, and then admire the engineering at Rawal Lake.

For reviews and other tourist information, go to the Islamabad road trip tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Islamabad. September in Islamabad sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Chilas.

Things to do in Islamabad

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Chilas

— 1 night
Chilas is a small town located in the Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan on the left side of river Indus. On the 7th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Fairy Meadows.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chilas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Islamabad to Chilas takes 8.5 hours. On the 8th (Wed), you're off to Skardu.

Things to do in Chilas

Parks · Wildlife

Skardu

— 2 nights

Little Tibet

The notable peaks that surround Skardu may be rugged, daunting, and otherworldly, but the imposing reputation of its most famous natural attractions belies the more fertile, diverse, and homely aspects of the town.
On the 9th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Deosai National Park. On the next day, explore the activities along Satpara Lake and then explore the activities along Upper Kachura Lake.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Skardu trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Chilas to Skardu takes 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Astore.

Things to do in Skardu

Parks · Nature

Astore

— 1 night
Astore, also spelt Astor, is a city and the capital of Astore District in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan. On the 11th (Sat), explore the activities along Rama Lake and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nanga Parbat.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Astore trip planning website.

Getting from Skardu to Astore by car takes about 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gilgit.

Things to do in Astore

Parks · Nature

Gilgit

— 1 night
Gilgit is the capital city of the Gilgit-Baltistan region, an administrative territory of Pakistan. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kargah Buddha and then admire all the interesting features of Karakoram Highway.

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You can drive from Astore to Gilgit in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Naltar Valley.

Things to do in Gilgit

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Naltar Valley

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Naltar Valley.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Naltar Valley trip planner.

You can drive from Gilgit to Naltar Valley in 2 hours. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hunza.

Things to do in Naltar Valley

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Hunza

— 3 nights
A tour of Hunza lets you discover a mountainous valley surrounded by massive snowcapped Himalayan peaks.
Hunza is known for nature and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the verdant scenery at Hunza Valley, take in the views from Hussaini Hanging Bridge, take in the dramatic natural features at Passu Glacier, and take in the pleasant sights at Attabad lake.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hunza trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Naltar Valley to Hunza takes 2.5 hours.

Things to do in Hunza

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gilgit-Baltistan travel guide

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Valleys · Bodies of Water · National Parks
Gilgit-Baltistan, formerly known as the Northern Areas, is the northernmost administrative territory in Pakistan. It borders Azad Kashmir to the south, the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to the west, the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan to the north, the Xinjiang region of China, to the east and northeast, and the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir to the southeast. Gilgit-Baltistan is part of the Kashmir region that is disputed by India and Pakistan, along with Azad Kashmir, Aksai Chin, the Shaksgam Valley, and Jammu, Ladakh, and the Valley of Kashmir.The territory of present-day Gilgit-Baltistan became a separate administrative unit in 1970 under the name "Northern Areas". It was formed by the amalgamation of the former Gilgit Agency, the Baltistan district and several small former princely states, the larger of which being Hunza and Nagar. In 2009, it was granted limited autonomy and renamed to Gilgit-Baltistan via the Self-Governance Order signed by Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari, which also aimed to empower the people of Gilgit-Baltistan. However, scholars state that the real power rests with the governor and not with chief minister or elected assembly.

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