Karakoram Jeep Safari
Islamabad, Gilgit, Hunza, Gulmit, Sust, Khunjerab Pass, Passu,
Hunza, Hoper Valley, Hunza, Rest, Gilgit, Nalter, Gilgit, Islamabad.
Altitude: 4800 m. Max.
Season: June - Sept.
Duration: 15 Days.
The Karakoram Highway (KKH) follows one of the principal Silk Road routes and is the backbone of this stunning mountain bike
holiday. The KKH is a remarkable engineering achievement. Pakistanis proudly refer to the road as the Eighth Wonder
of the World. Built in conjunction with the Chinese, the KKH was carved into the Indus Valley above the furious torrent
of the Indus River, right up through the Hunza Valley and over the mighty Karakoram Mountains via Khunjerab Pass into China.
The Hunza Valley offers a wide variety of mountain scenery, above seven thousand meter including
such giant peaks as Ultar, Spantik, Diran and 7,788 meter Rakaposhi. The Valley embraces enormous glaciers that tumble down
to the roadsides, and tiny villages with their carefully terraced and irrigated fields clinging precariously to the valley
slopes. The barren upland plateau of the Pamirs that is straddled by the Khunjerab Pass eventually gives way to the fertile
fields and apricot orchards that made the Valley world famous. This incredible diversity of landscape is this mountain bike
tour's great appeal, and the reason why the upper KKH offers perhaps the most rewarding biking anywhere in the Great Himalayan