29 days in Gilgit-Baltistan & Lahore Itinerary

29 days in Gilgit-Baltistan & Lahore Itinerary

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Fly to Skardu Airport, Drive to Shigar
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Shigar
— 2 nights
Drive
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Khaplu
— 1 night
Drive
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Skardu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gilgit
— 1 night
Drive
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Hunza
— 4 nights
Drive
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Naltar Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Astore
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lahore
— 14 nights
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Shigar — 2 nights

Shigar is a town in the Baltistan division of Gilgit–Baltistan near Skardu in northern Pakistan. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire the striking features of Khilingrong Mosque and then appreciate the views at Shigar Valley.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Shigar trip maker app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Shigar is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Shigar is minus 3 hours. On the 25th (Sun), you'll travel to Khaplu.
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Khaplu — 1 night

Khaplu HistoryThe first mention of the former small kingdom called Khápula is in Mirza Haidar's (1499–1551) famous work Tarikh-i-Rashidi (p. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaqchan Mosque.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Khaplu online route builder.

Drive from Shigar to Khaplu in 3 hours. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Skardu.
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Skardu — 3 nights

Little Tibet

The notable peaks that surround Skardu may be rugged, daunting, and otherworldly, but the imposing reputation of its most famous natural attractions belies the more fertile, diverse, and homely aspects of the town.
Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Deosai National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Upper Kachura Lake, don't miss a visit to Kharphocho Fort, see the interesting displays at K2 Museum, and explore the fascinating landscape at Katpana Desert.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Skardu journey website.

Drive from Khaplu to Skardu in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gilgit.
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Gilgit — 1 night

Gilgit is the capital city of the Gilgit-Baltistan region, an administrative territory of Pakistan. On the 30th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kargah Buddha and then head outdoors with Karakoram Highway.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gilgit tour planner.

Drive from Skardu to Gilgit in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hunza.
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Hunza — 4 nights

A tour of Hunza lets you discover a mountainous valley surrounded by massive snowcapped Himalayan peaks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Eagles Nest (in Karimabad) and Passu Cones (in Pasu). There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Hunza Valley, don't miss a visit to Kunjerab Pass, step into the grandiose world of Baltit Fort, and explore the activities along Hunza River.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hunza trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Gilgit to Hunza in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Naltar Valley.
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Naltar Valley — 1 night

On the 5th (Wed), admire the verdant scenery at Naltar Valley.

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Traveling by car from Hunza to Naltar Valley takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Astore.
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Astore — 2 nights

Astore, also spelt Astor, is a city and the capital of Astore District in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan. On the 6th (Thu), go for a walk through Astore Valley and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nanga Parbat. On your second day here, explore the activities along Rama Lake.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Astore travel route app.

Drive from Naltar Valley to Astore in 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Astore can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Lahore.
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Lahore — 14 nights

Seen by many to be the most forward-thinking, culturally important, and artistic of the country's metropolises, Lahore has plenty of charms, plenty of history, and plenty of people.
When in Lahore, make a side trip to see Hiran Minar Park in Sheikhupura, approximately Sheikhupura away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Lahore Fort, don't miss a visit to Masjid Wazir Khan, buy something for everyone on your list at Emporium Mall, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shalimar Bagh (Shalimar Gardens).

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lahore road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Astore to Lahore takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Astore in October, you will find days in Lahore are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are much hotter (24°C). You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Fri) before leaving for home.
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Gilgit-Baltistan travel guide

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Gilgit-Baltistan, formerly known as the Northern Areas, is the northernmost administrative territory in Pakistan. It borders Azad Kashmir to the south, the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to the west, the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan to the north, the Xinjiang region of China, to the east and northeast, and the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir to the southeast. Gilgit-Baltistan is part of the Kashmir region that is disputed by India and Pakistan, along with Azad Kashmir, Aksai Chin, the Shaksgam Valley, and Jammu, Ladakh, and the Valley of Kashmir.The territory of present-day Gilgit-Baltistan became a separate administrative unit in 1970 under the name "Northern Areas". It was formed by the amalgamation of the former Gilgit Agency, the Baltistan district and several small former princely states, the larger of which being Hunza and Nagar. In 2009, it was granted limited autonomy and renamed to Gilgit-Baltistan via the Self-Governance Order signed by Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari, which also aimed to empower the people of Gilgit-Baltistan. However, scholars state that the real power rests with the governor and not with chief minister or elected assembly.

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