Taking good photo is an art. Photographer need to consider all factors: composition, lighting, weather, inspiration, vision, etc.
This tour is specially designed for the photographers: we chose autumn season, the season when air is clear; we found perfect view points with good compositions; we are locals and we know the best of the best cultural places with original soul of Pakistan. So according to above mentioned, you have great opportunity to see:
– forever green Islamabad as the capital with its ‘the postcard landmark‘ – Faisal Mosque;
– Taxila like a Buddha Civilization;
– Katas Raj Temples – Buddha and Hindu reflection in Pakistan;
– great Lahore (Badshahi Mosque, Shalimar Gardens, Lahori Fort, Old Heera Mandi Bazaar, ceremony of closing boarder with Indiain on Wagah Boarder);
– Multan with its unique architecture;
– Rahim Yar Khan, city of the desert in the South of Punjab, with camel milk tea and sunsets in Cholistan Desert;
– mountains of Gilgit-Baltistan (Karakorum, Himalayas, Hindu Kush ranges with view of the snow peaks above 7000m);
– Hunza with long life people;
– Kunjerab National Park with animals (marmots, ibexes, yaks, snow leopards etc.) and Kunjerab Pass, one of the highest passes in the world (4700 m above see level).
Lahore or Islamabad
☼ Meet & greet at Lahore airport.
☼ Transfer to the hotel, rest 4-5 hours. Hotel is situated at the oldest part of Lahore – Anarkali Bazaar.
☼ The lowering of the flags ceremony at the Wagah border with India, something you will never see elsewhere.
☼ Night Heera Mandi Bazaar.
☼ Dinner at the old Walled City with amazing night view of Badshahi Mosque (built in 1671).
☼ Transfer to the hotel for the rest and night.
☼ Excursion in Lahore: Shalimar Gardens, Lahori Fort, Badshahi Mosque.
☼ Evening transfer to Rahim Yar Khan (South of Punjab) by road, takes near 6-7 hours.
☼ Accommodation at a local hotel in Rahim Yar Khan.
☼ Visiting an award wining Bhong mosque. It was designed and constructed over a period of nearly 50 years (from 1932–1982). In architecture is used Persian style of designing.
☼ Visiting a brick factory: experience the post-colonial British brick-making technique with hands.
☼ Visiting the local village for photo walk and exploring local life.
☼ Sunset at Cholistan Desert with camel milk Pakistani tea.
☼ Dinner countryside at the local restaurant with traditional food.
☼ Back to the hotel for the rest and night.
☼ Departure for Multan by road.
☼ Visiting mausoleums of Multan and explore old city and Multani blue art pottery.
☼ Transfer to Islamabad via Motorway.
☼ Night stay in the guest house in Islamabad.
☼ Excursion in Islamabad: Faisal Mosque (the largest mosque in Pakistan), Lok Virsa Heritage complex, Said Village, Buddhist complex in Taxila (a UNESCO world heritage site).
☼ Dinner at a traditional Pakhtoon style restaurant at Said Pur village.
☼ Night transfer to Gilgit-Baltistan by road, takes approximately 16-18 hours.
☼ Arrival at Gilgit, lunch with local food, sites of the city.
☼ Transfer to Minapin village, Nagar district via Karakoram highway with natural beauty photo stops: by the steps of old silk rout.
☼ Night in the guest house in Minapin village.
☼ Transfer to Karimabad, capital of Hunza district.
☼ Photo walk in Karimabad: Baltit Fort with an old royal history, Altit Village and Altit Fort, Eagle Nest View point for the best pictures with the view of above 7000m Peaks.
☼ Transfer to the guest house in Aliabad. Guest house is looks like a small sheltors or mountaince shalle rooms type.
☼ Transfer to Upper Hunza via Karakorum Highway with visiting Attabad Lake (the lake was formed due to a massive landslide at Attabad Village in 2010 during earthquake), Hussaini suspension bridge (known as one of the most dangerous bridge in the world), Passu (and pictures Passu cones), Borith Lake (lake near snow mountaince peaks), Gulmat village (women handicraft carpets old house, wahi people with their life).
☼ Night stay in Gulmat village in the guest house.
☼ Drive to Khunjerab National Park (it has one of the largest concentrations of the elusive snow leopard) and visiting Khunjerab Pass (one of the highest paved international border crossing in the world – 4700 m above see level), the boarder with China.
☼ Transfer to Minspin village, Nagar Valley.
☼ Night stay at the village in the guest house.
☼ Trek to Rakaposhi Base Camp (altitude – from 2500 m – 3400m), takes approximately 9-10 hours (one way and back). On the trek you will see Minapin Glacier, Diran and Rakaposhi Peaks (above 7000m), simple life of local pastors, drink tea at their houses.
☼ Night stay at the same guest house in Minapin Village.
☼ Travel back to Islamabad by road , takes near 16-18 hours.
☼ Night stay in the guest house in Islamabad.
☼ Free day in Islamabad: shopping spree in bazaars, shopping malls of the city, food street, etc.
☼ Transfer to airport in Islamabad or Lahore.