Phander Autumn Tour

  Autumn


Duration
10 days

Tour Type
Tour

Overview

The trip starts in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, from where tourists will fly to Gilgit, a town nestled amidst the majestic mountains. Hunza Valley is the next stop, offering historical sites like Altit Fort and Baltit Fort alongside natural wonders like Attabad Lake. The journey continues to Passu village, known for its towering peaks, before reaching Khunjerab Pass, the highest border crossing between Pakistan and China. The second half of the trip goes through Gupis Phander Valley, a remote location accessible via the Karakoram Highway. Phander Valley showcases its breathtaking scenery. This remote valley offers a unique experience, a hidden gem nestled among the majestic peaks of Gilgit-Baltistan. The Autumn season in Phander Valley which lies from September to November, is considered shoulder season. This means there are fewer crowds and comfortable temperatures, with highs potentially reaching the temperature around 18-21 degrees Celsius and lows dropping to around 4-10 degrees Celsius at night. During the Autumn, Phander Valley transforms into a golden landscape as local trees change colour from pale Green to the Amber shade of Yellow colour. Unlike the high mountains that might not have the typical fall foliage, the valley showcases a vibrant display. This scene of the valley is the best scene for nature photographers and painters who want to capture the beauty of Autumn which is usually not associated with beauty as the spring is associated but in Phander Valley, the Autumn is as beautiful and vibrant as spring blossom.

Services

Include

1. Flight from Islamabad to Gilgit and Gilgit to Islamabad.
2. Drive by luxury transport from Gilgit to all the places included in the trip.
3. Pick and drop from the airport to the Hotel and vice versa.
4. 2 nights stay at 3*/4* Hotel in Islamabad (bed & breakfast).
5. Accommodation in the best hotel at every destination.
6. Welcome Dinner will be served at a restaurant in Islamabad.
7. Payment of all Government taxes in Pakistan.
8. 3 meals a day along with comfortable accommodation in hotels.
9. All Necessary equipment required during the journey.
10. Twin sharing rooms for members.
11. Medical and first aid kit.
12. Taxes and fees required for necessary tools.
13. Farewell dinner.

Exclude

1. Airfare for international flights.
2. individual services of rooms. Extra charges may apply.
3. Minibars will not be provided while staying in hotels or while travelling.
4. Distinct Items for an individual which we provide collectively like rooms provided for two members. Extra charges may apply.
5. Personal equipment cargo to/from Islamabad
6. Pakistan visa fee
7. Meals in Islamabad other than breakfast.
8. Insurance if trip cancellation.
9. All costs arising from the necessity of an early conclusion or summit attempt (additional hotel nights, hotel meals, and evacuation expenses).
10. Costs resulting from unforeseeable delays beyond our companys control (Force majeure).
11. Phone, fax, email or any personal communication from Pakistan to the home country.

Full Board Service


Itinerary

After the member arrives in Islamabad from their places, they will be picked up from the airport by our team, transferred to the hotel, and allowed to rest and prepare for further travel the next day.
In the morning flight from Islamabad to Gilgit, we will leave. From the flight, we will reach Gilgit by noon. In case of flight cancellation due to weather conditions or any other reason, we have arrangements to drive by road. We will reach Gilgit overnight in case of travel by road via the Karakoram Highway.
Continuing our journey, we will move further to Hunza Karimabad at an altitude of 2500 m from sea level. The total driving distance from Gilgit to Hunza Karimabad is about 2 hours.
On this day, we will be sightseeing in Duiker Karimabad Valley. We will be exploring many beautiful and historic places in Hunza, interacting with the decent and charming locals. Karimabad Valley is a beautiful place to visit. This village includes many historic places like Altit Fort, Baltit Fort Ganish Village etc. Which are popular tourist points in Hunza.
Attabad Lake which is located in Hunza Valley, was formed in 2010 by a landslide. It offers a scenic view and stunning reflections of the surrounding peaks. Tourists are provided with a unique experience by allowing boating which makes Attabad Lake and Borith Lake both a must-visit place for nature lovers in the Gilgit-Baltistan region. Passu is a charming village in the Hunza, known for its beauty and unique landscapes. Passu is surrounded by towering peaks, including the iconic Passu Cones. it is a heaven for trekkers, photographers, and nature lovers.
Khunjerab Pass is the highest international border crossing which links Pakistan and China in the middle of the majestic Karakoram Range. It showcases stunning snow-capped peaks and marks a key point on the Karakoram Highway. On this day, we will travel to Khunjerab Pass from Passu. After a short visit to Khunjerab Pass, we will return to Sost and accommodate here for the night.
Gupis Phander Valley is located at a distance of about 288 km from Sost. It will take about 6 hours to reach Gupis from Sost via the Karakoram Highway. We will leave Sost in the morning on this day and reach Gupis afternoon.
From Phander Valley, we will travel for about 5 hours via Shandur-Gilgit Road. The total travelling distance from Phander Valley to Gilgit is about 167.6 km. On this day we will reach Gilgit and be accommodated in the Hotel in Gilgit.
We will fly on the morning flight toward Islamabad. By reaching there you will be picked up from Islamabad Airport and transferred to the hotel. In case of flight cancellation due to weather conditions or any other issue, we will drive by road via Karakoram Highway.
All members are free to go to their places. Our staff will transfer you all to the airport.

Terms & Conditions

1. Early Bird Discount:

The given prices are the discount offers for holidays and are limited. These prices may be changed accordingly. The local services providers and airlines as well as hotels increase prices in the season. So early reservation cost us less price.


2. Limited Space in Peak Months:

The peak months of the year attract a great amount of national and international tourists and hence sold out earlier. We will have a maximum of 15 travellers in one group. Our registration is on a first come first serve basis.


3. Limited Flight Seats:

We use the deposit to book your domestic flight in advance because domestic flight seats for the Himalayas and the Karakoram sell out very quickly in the peak season. Another reason is that there are only two flights in a day.


4. Pay Balance after arrival in Pakistan:

You may have concerns regarding paying your final balance. According to our policy, we receive your final balance only once you arrive in Pakistan. Deposit is the only Payment before arriving in Pakistan.


5. Pay Minimum Deposit:

The advance payment for the holidays also incorporates early bird discounts and may change automatically based on the late deposit schedule. The same dates in the schedule will be applicable for the next season's deposit as well.


Advance Deposit for Pakistani Nationals:

The advance deposit for Pakistani Nationals is PKR 100,000 or 30 % of the total price whichever is greater. The deposit amount is nonrefundable.


Extra Stays at Base Camp:

•For Extra Stays at base camp, extra charges will be charged.
01-04 pax US $ 130/. Per person per day
04-06 pax US $ 100/. Per person per day
06-08 pax US $ 90/. Per person per day
• If Government of Pakistan demands for any fee or new condition ensuing extra, the same will be charged in addition to normal Package offer.


• Reservations and Advance Payments:
For the confirmation of your reservation, you have to pay your advance into our account 50 days before the arrival of the group/ client in Pakistan. The rest of amount will be received once you arrived in Pakistan.

• Mountain Tigers Treks and tours
reserves the right to deduct, in respect of hotel reservation, confirmation of airline ticket, documentation and other necessary works which are being done before the arrival of client.

• 25% of the total amount will be deducted in case of cancellation in less than 15 days before the arrival date. If cancellation is made in less than 30 days, 10% of the amount will be deducted as in shape of paper works. Mountain Tigers trek and tours reserves this right.

• Anyone deciding to abandon after arrival, or may want to leave the trip during the expedition or tour, due to health issue or any other issue, will not be eligible for any refund. The same policy is applicable in case of entire group. If the group abandons or completes the trip early than the itinerary. No money will be refunded.


Refund Policy for All Deposit:

The deposited amount is non-refundable once it is paid. Because this amount will be spent in making all the arrangements. This deposited amount is also nonrefundable in case of Pakistani clients.


• Balance: Only pay the balance on the first day after arrival in Pakistan according to the Payment guidelines which will be shared later.


• Currency: International clients have the option to pay in US Dollar (USD). Or they may also pay in Euros (EUR) or Pound Sterling (GBP). Pakistani clients have the option to pay the equivalent amount in Pakistani Rupees (PKR).


• Single Supplement: Separate rooms will cost extra charge of 290 USD. This includes all hotel nights.


For separate tents, it will cost the extra charge of 180 USD including additional porterage cost. Both the payments must be made with the balance upon arrival


LIABILITIES:

Mountain tiger treks and tour endeavors to ensure comfort and safety during tours. However, the company is not liable for injury, damage, death, loss, accidents, delays, public disturbances, or any other unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control.

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Tour Information

Max Guests
7
Min Age
18+
Tour Location
Autumn
Languages Support
All

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