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*NEW* 13 DAYS PAKISTAN – ROOF OF THE SILK ROAD (25 Oct – 6 Nov 2024)

Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Swat, Chilas, Hunza Valley, Gilgit

Outdoor & Adventure, History & Culture, Off the Beaten

Highlights

  • Insightful guiding by a Museum Curator at Pakistan’s largest museum 
  • Bespoke outdoor lunch set up just for you with scenic nature view 
  • Witness a Freestyle Polo Match – the oldest traditional game native to the Gilgit-Baltistan region 
  • A land cruiser experience from Swat through the roof of the Silk Road 
  • Most fully inclusive arrangements and Travel Concierge in usual Intriq Finesse style 

Pakistan is a treasure trove of cultural heritage and breathtaking natural landscapes. Uncover Pakistan’s long history, archaeological sites and artefacts from the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, the Gandhara Civilization and the Mughal Empire. Thereafter, immerse in the stunning scenery of dramatic mountain ranges, rivers, and valleys! 

Journey more comfortably with us by a land cruiser along the dramatic Karakoram Highway and Khunjerab Pass, the world’s highest paved international border crossing. A bespoke outdoor lunch with stunning nature view will be set up just for you. Unlock valuable insights at Pakistan’s largest museum with Museum Curator. 

Land Tour Price

Twin Sharing: S$ 9,880 per person
Single Supplement: S$ 1,620 per person

SGD 9,880 Per Person
Per Person

Early Bird Offer
First two bookings with deposit (limit to four person) will get free 60-mins Spa at Islamabad Serena Hotel

Deposit Amount

SGD 1,976/- Per Person

20% deposit at sign up

13 Days 12 Nights

*Registration Closing Date
19 July 2024 or when tour is fully subscribed

Cancellation Charges:
Before 20 July 2024: forfeit deposit From 20 July 2024: 100% cancellation fees apply

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01
25 OCT 2024 (FRI) ARRIVAL IN LAHORE

25 OCT 2024 (FRI) ARRIVAL IN LAHORE
Lahore
Nil

Transfer: Lahore Airport to Hotel 
Upon arrival, you would be met and transferred to your hotel. 

Day 02
26 OCT 2024 (SAT) LAHORE

26 OCT 2024 (SAT) LAHORE
Lahore
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Lahore City Tour 
Explore Lahore, the second largest city of Pakistan, which is known as the ‘Gardens of the Mughals’ owing to its significant rich heritage of the Mughal Empire (1526-1761).  
 
Visit the iconic Badshahi Mosque, the largest congregational mosque built in 1673 by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Head over to the magnificent Lahore Fort, a historical walled complex containing numerous monuments.  

Intriq Finesse Collection: Lahore Museum 
Next, visit this country’s largest museum with a museum curator; Lahore Museum, opened since 1894, holds a massive collection of treasures, including ancient artifacts, Buddhist sculptures, coins, armaments, miniature and contemporary paintings.  

Admire Shalimar Gardens & Witness Wagah Border Flag Lowering Ceremony 
A visit to Lahore is not complete without heading to the Shalimar Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising of charming Mughal architectures and three garden terraces.  
 
Later, head eastward of Lahore to Wagah Border, the border of Pakistan and India, to witness the Flag Lowering Ceremony and the synchronized movements of the soldiers are sights to behold 

Day 03
27 OCT 2024 (SUN) LAHORE

27 OCT 2024 (SUN) LAHORE
Lahore
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Indus Valley Civilization of Harappa 
After breakfast, set out on an excursion to the archaeological site of Harappa where history trace back to as early as fourth millennium BC, during the Indus Valley Civilization, also known as the Bronze Age Harappan Civilization. Visit the Harappa Museum to observe various ancient artifacts that were excavated from the Indus Valley.  

Day 04
28 OCT 2024 (MON) LAHORE / ISLAMABAD

28 OCT 2024 (MON) LAHORE / ISLAMABAD
Islamabad
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Transfer: Lahore to Islamabad 
Today, we will leave Lahore and travel about 420km to Islamabad.

Khewra Salt Mines – World’s Second Largest Salt Mine 
Enroute, visit Khewra Salt Mines, Pakistan’s largest and oldest salt mine, and second largest in the world, with 18 working levels! Hop onto the electric train, taking you through the tunnel to see where the highly raved pink Khewra salt, or commonly known as the Himalayan salt are formed.  

Day 05
29 OCT 2024 (TUE) ISLAMABAD / PESHAWAR

29 OCT 2024 (TUE) ISLAMABAD / PESHAWAR
Peshawar
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Exploring Taxila 
Head to Taxila, one of Pakistan’s earliest listed UNESCO World Heritage Sites, where it used to be a significant Buddhist centre of learning from 5th century BC to 2nd century AD. Visit the Taxila Museum which exhibits great collections of artifacts from Gandhara Civilization. Proceed to important archaeological sites including Dharmarajika Stupa, Jaulian Buddhist Monastery, and Sirkap city ruins.

Transfer: Taxila to Peshawar 
After lunch, we will drive about 2.5 hours to Peshawar, the oldest city of Pakistan.

Peshawar Bazaar Experience 
Stroll through the bustling Qissa Khwani, or Storytellers Bazaar, a key trade and cultural centre where international merchants of subcontinent and Central Asia mingle in the traditional tea houses. Peshawari cultural items, fabrics, dried fruits, spices and more can be found in this old bazaar.

Day 06
30 OCT 2024 (WED) PESHAWAR / SWAT

30 OCT 2024 (WED) PESHAWAR / SWAT
Swat
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Peshawar Museum Visit 
Another noteworthy place to appreciate more ancient Gandharan art would be at the Peshawar Museum. Besides showcasing the most extensive collections of Gautama Buddha objects, this museum also exhibits artifacts from all periods of Pakistani history.

The Buddhist Ruins of Takht-i-Bahi 
Proceed to the UNESCO-listed Takht-i-Bahi, meaning the Throne of Bahi, is a well-preserved Indo-Parthian archaeological site of an important ancient Buddhist monastic complex sitting on a hilltop.

Journey to Swat 
Continue about 3 hours’ drive to Mingora, the largest city of Swat district. Along the way, view the Shingardar Stupa, a notable remnant of Buddhist era and one of the thousands of ancient monuments in Swat Valley. Next, get a glimpse of the Ghaligai Buddha rock carving.

Day 07
31 OCT 2024 (THU) SWAT / CHILAS

31 OCT 2024 (THU) SWAT / CHILAS
Chilas
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Transfer: Swat to Chilas 
Today, we will travel from Swat to Chilas by transferring to a 4WD vehicle for your onwards mountainous journey towards northern Pakistan.

Full Day Scenic Road Trip: Shangla Pass & Karakoram Highway 
Keep your eyes peeled for a picturesque road trip across Shangla Pass (2,300m) and the well-known Karakoram Highway. Every bend leads to a stunning view! The 1,300km-long Karakoram Highway was co-built by Pakistan and China for over 20 years, passing through gorges, rivers and valleys, while offering spectacular mountain views.  
 
Travel along the mighty Indus River and pass by remote valleys of Kohistan. We will make a stop at the Shatial Rock Art site to admire the petroglyphs.  

Day 08
01 NOV 2024 (FRI) CHILAS / HUNZA VALLEY

01 NOV 2024 (FRI) CHILAS / HUNZA VALLEY
Hunza Valley
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Panoramic Views Enroute to Hunza Valley 
Head to the Chilas Rock Carving site where there are thousands of Thalpan petroglyphs. Afterwards, stop over at Thalichi and feel the awe of three majestic mountains: Nanga Parbat (8,126m), Haramosh (7,409m) and Rakaposhi (7,788m).  
 
Proceed to the astounding junction point of three mighty mountain ranges, namely the Karakoram, the Himalayas, and the Hindu Kush. In addition, soak in the stunning views of the confluence of Gilgit and Hunza Rivers.  

Intriq Finesse Collection: Hunza Folk Music Show 
Immerse yourself in the folk music performed by the locals, and enjoy your dinner

Day 09
02 NOV 2024 (SAT) HUNZA VALLEY

02 NOV 2024 (SAT) HUNZA VALLEY
Hunza Valley
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Discovering Hunza Valley 
Hunza, situated at an elevation of 2,438m, is the country’s most enchanting valley especially during spring and autumn. Enjoy your scenic drive to Hoper Valley, and enroute stop by the confluence of Hunza and Nagar Rivers. Feast your eyes on the magnificent view of Ulter Peak (7,388m), Lady Figure Peak (6,000m), and Golden Peak (7,027m).  

Intriq Finesse Collection: Private Outdoor Lunch 
Enjoy a private outdoor lunch with traditional food of the local and Pakistani, while being mesmerized by the captivating views of the surrounding mountains.

Traverse through Hoper Valley & Glacier 
You may choose to go for a 1-hour village walk along the irrigation channel with beautiful view of the valley, mountains and get a glimpse of the local life, or consider hiking to the glacier if you are more adventurous.  
 
If time permits, ascend to the 700-year-old Baltit Fort on a hilltop, as well as explore Karimabad Bazaar.  

Day 10
03 NOV 2024 (SUN) HUNZA VALLEY

03 NOV 2024 (SUN) HUNZA VALLEY
Hunza Valley
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Excursion to Khunjerab Pass
Get ready for a breathtaking journey as we make the excursion to Khunjerab Pass (4,733m), the world’s highest paved international border crossing, between Pakistan and China.

Enroute, we will make stops at the gorgeous Attabad Lake, Hussaini Suspension Bridge, and the viewpoints of Passu Glacier and Batura Glacier. Thereafter, continue your scenic ride to Khunjerab Pass. 

Day 11
04 NOV 2024 (MON) HUNZA VALLEY / GILGIT

04 NOV 2024 (MON) HUNZA VALLEY / GILGIT
Gilgit
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Transfer: Hunza to Gilgit 
After breakfast, we will drive about 3 hours from Hunza to Gilgit with sightseeing along the way.

Gilgit – Ancient Silk Road 
Uncover the stories behind a few interesting sites we will stop by today, including the Old Silk Road, Collision Point of Continental Plates, and the 7th-century Kargah Buddha rock carving. We will also visit Gilgit Bazaar and old rope suspension bridge.  

Intriq Finesse Collection: Traditional Freestyle Polo 
Polo is the oldest game in Gilgit-Baltistan. Watch a traditional Freestyle Polo match that is played only in this region.  

Day 12
05 NOV 2024 (TUE) GILGIT / ISLAMABAD

05 NOV 2024 (TUE) GILGIT / ISLAMABAD
Islamabad
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Flight from Gilgit to Islamabad 
Transfer to Gilgit Airport for your flight to Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan.  
 
In the event of flight cancellation such as due to weather condition, we will drive to Besham for overnight stay (Note: there are only basic accommodations in Besham).  

Day 13
06 NOV 2024 (WED) ISLAMABAD

06 NOV 2024 (WED) ISLAMABAD
Islamabad
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Islamabad City Discovery 
Head to the splendid Faisal Mosque, the national and largest mosque of Pakistan. Then, visit Saidpur Village from the Mughal Era. Proceed to Daman-e-Koh situated in the middle of Margalla Hills for a panoramic view of Islamabad.  

Transfer to Islamabad Airport 
After dinner, transfer to the airport for your flight home.  

Intriq Journey's Curated Hotels

Cost Per Person

Twin Share S$ 9,880
Single Supplement S$ 1,620

Pearl Continental Hotel Lahore • Islamabad Serena Hotel Peshawar Serena Hotel • Swat Serena Hotel • Shangrila Hotel Chilas • Serena Altit Fort Residence • Gilgit Serena Hotel

LAHORE

LAHORE

Pearl Continental Hotel Lahore

An upmarket hotel located within Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam (The Mall) with classic room designs. and offers spa services, gym and outdoor swimming pool. (Renovated in 2005; Rooms: 605)

ISLAMABAD

ISLAMABAD

Islamabad Serena Hotel

A luxury hotel tucked in a peaceful, 14-acre garden setting between the Margalla Hills and Rawal Lake, framed by Islamic-Moorish architecture and al fresco terraces and pavilions. (Renovated in 2022; Room: 378)

PESHAWAR

PESHAWAR

Peshawar Serena Hotel

Situated in the heart of the historical city, a colonial style building overlooking the lavish Peshawar Golf Course and the historic Bala Hisar Fort, Peshawar Serena Hotel is a mix of tradition, culture with modern facilities and exceptional service. (Renovated in 2022, Rooms: 56)

SWAT

SWAT

Swat Serena Hotel

A secure and harmonious retreat nestled among six acres of meticulously cultivated lawns and gardens in the lush valley of Saidu Sharif, this hotel is designed with a unique blend of local and colonial, capturing the region’s rich culture, heritage and beauty while offering modern comfort. (Renovated in 2015; Rooms: 49)

CHILAS

CHILAS

Shangrila Hotel Chilas

A unique local hotel with basic facility, but beautifully situated by the bank of Indus river, and surrounded with majestic mountains. [Note: Bring your own toiletries and hairdryer] (Renovated in 2014; Rooms: 74)

HUNZA VALLEY

HUNZA VALLEY

Serena Altit Fort Residence

Situated at the footsteps of the 1100 years old Altit Fort, this unique accommodation is surrounded by the Royal Garden and medieval village of Altit-Khun, that has been restored by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture through its Historical Cities Programme. (Opened in 2018; Rooms: 80)

GILGIT

GILGIT

Gilgit Serena Hotel

Designed tastefully with Pakistani and wooden carvings, this hotel offers breathtaking views of the Karakoram mountains. (Renovated in 2022; Rooms: 42)

Recommended Flights

Estimated Price Per Person

Economy Class from S$ 1,075
Business Class from S$ 3,435

Thai Airways 

25 Oct, Singapore – Bangkok (TG 414), 15:55 – 17:15 

25 Oct, Bangkok – Lahore (TG 345), 19:50 – 22:30 

06 Nov, Islamabad – Bangkok (TG 350), 23:20 – 06:25+1  

07 Nov, Bangkok – Singapore (TG 403), 08:00 – 11:15

DEPOSIT
SGD 1,976/- Per Person
EARLY BIRD PROMOTION
First two bookings with deposit (limit to four person) will get free 60-mins Spa at Islamabad Serena Hotel

Registration Closing Date: 19 July 2024 or when tour is fully subscribed

COST INCLUDES:

  • Domestic flight on Economy class: Gilgit/Islamabad  
  • Accommodation as stated on twin sharing basis, unless on single supplement, on bed & breakfast basis 
  • All transportations and transfers as stated on an air-conditioned vehicle 
  • Service of local English-speaking guide 
  • All entrance fees of sites as stated 
  • Lunches and dinners with beverages in restaurants 
  • All tipping to local guides, porters and other local service staffs 
  • Service of Intriq’s Tour Concierge throughout the trip 

COST EXCLUDES:

  • International airfare and airport taxes 
  • Visa end entry taxes (if required) 
  • Airport transfer before or after stated travel dates 
  • Travel insurance 
  • Personal expenses such as spa, laundry, telephone and bar bills 

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