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The Valley of Mountaineers—Shimshal

09 DaysMar to OctUS$1,485
It is often said that a rough road leads to the height of greatness. This journey is planned particularly for off-road lovers; who really like outdoor adventure. The wonders of Shimshal Valley must be seen after riding on one of the world's dangerous and technical roads. This is the place where you can experience the best 50 km of off-roading through the rocky and lofty mountains. Particularly, Shimshal is known for the well-known mountaineers it has produced. In fact, Shimshalis are to Pakistan as Sherpas are to Nepal. Shimshal's extensive pasture lands incorporate; Shimshal Pamir and the stunning Yazgil Glacier and more. One would be very lucky to encounter the concealed jewels of Pakistan while at the same time riding through the toughest terrains; best for off-road lovers.

Itinerary

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01
Islamabad
- Arrive and transfer to hotel.
02
Islamabad - Naran
270 km

6-8 hours riding time

- After breakfast, ride towards Naran via GT road, to Abbottabad, Mansehra.

- Several photo and rest stops on the way.

- Lunch will be served on the way in a local restaurant.

- Continue riding towards destination. (If time permits off-roading to Lake Saif-ul- Malook — only 9 km one way from Naran)

- Arrival and transfer to the hotel for the dinner and overnight.

Road condition: Sealed

03
Hunza - Hunza
350 km

8-10 hours riding time

- After breakfast ride to Hunza over famous Babusar Pass 4100m.

- After crossing the pass we will go downwards to Babusar valley, where all of a sudden temperature gets changed.

- Arrive at Karakoram Highway and continue riding to Hunza over Karakoram Highway.

- Hot lunch will be served on the way at a local restaurant.

- Several stops for photo and rest.

- Arrive at Hunza and transfer to hotel for the dinner and overnight.

Road condition: Sealed

04
Hunza - Passu
340 km

9 hours riding time

- After an early breakfast, ride towards world's famous Khunjerab Pass 4600m.

- If lucky enough, possibility of sighting of wildlife i.e, Golden Marmot, Lynx, Ibex.

- Several stops for rest and photos, on the way.

- Pack lunch will be served today.

- Arrival to Passu and transfer to hotel for the dinner and overnight.

Road condition: Sealed

05
Passu - Shimshal
770 km

3 hours riding time

- After breakfast, ride towards Shimshal valley — best 50-60 km off-roading.

- Arrival and transfer to a local style Guest house.

- Lunch, provided at the hotel.

- Later, off-road towards Yazgil Glacier.

- Back to the town for the dinner and overnight.

Road condition: Unsealed 50 km

06
Shimshal - Gilgit
210 km

6-7 hours riding time

- After breakfast, ride towards Gilgit —capital city of Gilgit Baltistan region.

- Hot and delicious lunch will be served at a local restaurant.

- Continue riding towards Gilgit; several stops for photo and rest.

- Arrival and transfer to hotel for the dinner and overnight.

Road condition: Unsealed 50 km

07
Gilgit - Besham
320 km

9-10 hours riding time

- After an early breakfast, ride towards Besham over the Karakoram Highway.

- Hot lunch will be provided on the way.

- Several photos/rest stops will be provided.

- Continue to Besham.

- Arrive and transfer to the hotel for the dinner and overnight.

Road condition: Sealed. Some parts are under construction.

08
Besham - Islamabad
280 km

8-9 hours riding time

- After breakfast, ride towards Islamabad via Nathia Gali.

- Several photo and rest stops on the way.

- Lunch will be served on the way.

- Arrival and transfer to the hotel for the dinner and overnight.

Road condition: Sealed

09
Fly out

- Transfer to airport.

- End of our services.



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Inclusions

Bikes

• Bikes are insured
250cc Motorbike with fuel

Cost

• Price is based per person on twin sharing basis

Hotels

• Hotel accommodation and camps, as per itinerary

Transport

• Airport/Hotel/Airport Transfers

Meals

• Full Board, as per itinerary

Guide

• Professional Motorbike Guide

Luggage Vehicle

• Luggage Vehicle throughout tour

Mineral Water

• 2 x 500ml bottles per day

Medical Kit

• Included

Entertainment

• Tea with snacks included

Exclusions

Airfare

• International & domestic airfare and excess baggage charge

Extras

• Extras at hotels like: drinks, laundry, phone calls, and room service.
• Insurance liability and other; change of itinerary due to road blockage under force majeure conditions, medical aid etc.
• Items not mentioned above.
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