12+
Age
10 Days
Duration
Gilgit Baltistan
Destinations

Introduction

Visit in Pakistan has a long track record of organizing Helicopter Safari in Pakistan. We designed our itinerary based on Over 10 Years of experience, which is the best in terms of acclimatization, safety, and enjoyment.

We intend to keep to the day by day itinerary detailed below, although there might be some flexibility due to local conditions, weather, or other factors beyond our control. If this is the case, the Heli Tour Guide will do everything possible to work out the changes to the itinerary to minimize your inconvenience.

Adventure travel & Helicopter Tours requires an open and flexible attitude. You may experience extreme conditions, unpredictable weather, and last-minute changes to the itinerary beyond our control. The ability to work in a team is an essential aspect of all of our trips.

Main Attractions

  • Discover all the Corners of Karakoram in Helicopter Safari Pakistan
  • Stunning wild and remote scenery of Baltoro & Karakoram Mountains.
  • Spectacular Views of K2, Nanga Parbat, Baltoro Glacier, and other peaks.
  • Experience the picturesque Hunza Valley in Pakistan.
  • Spectacular mountain vistas. Culture& Adventure Tour.
  • Explore the Remote Corners of The Karakoram By Helicopter.
  • A pleasurable and exciting activity.
  • See Medieval Forts Hidden Among Pakistan’s Towering Mountains.

DETAIL OVERVIEW

Helicopter Tour in Pakistan is top-rated with people who are short on time and yet want to have a lifetime experience of the thrill of this beautiful flight into the heart of Karakoram and want a short holiday in the mountains with its physical and visual pleasures. Helicopter Safari Pakistan combines the thrill of Touring in the glacial surroundings around Baltoro Glacier with the pleasure of flying over the colorful valleys of Skardu, Shigar, and Askole. Which offers magnificent mountain scenery with glimpses of Paiyu, Trango Towers, Masherbrum, Mitre Peak, Chogolisa, Golden Throne, Broad Peak, K2, Gasherbrum, and the entire Baltoro Massif.

Heli tour in Pakistan is one of the best tours in the World, where you will experience the World best climbing and trekking routes, also explore the Ancient Silk Route, Hunza valley, and the old kingdom of Baltistan. For many years Visit in Pakistan, we have been offering services to Helicopter Safari Pakistan enthusiasts from around the World. Visit in Pakistan operates an 11-13-day Helicopter Tour to the heart of Karakoram. The duration may be longer or shorter, depending on the client’s experience, ability, and time.

Our Helicopter Safari Pakistan Tour starts from Islamabad. Your tour guide will Meet and Greet you at Islamabad International airport then transfer you to the hotel, rest of the day in Islamabad is to recover from the journey. We will meet in the afternoon for a briefing about the Air Safari. Next day (subject to weather) we will catch the spectacular mountains view flights to Skardu, Baltistan. On route you will have the first glimpse of the great Nanga Parbat, K2 and the other stunning Himalayan & Karakoram Mountain Peaks.

After checking in at our hotel, we will have a rest and sightseeing in Skardu. Skardu is the Capital City of Baltistan and it is the getaway to the Mighty K2, Deosai Plato, Masherbrum, Gasherbrum, Broad Peak and many other famous Karakoram Peaks. Following day, we will do our first Heli Safari into the heart of Karakoram, Concordia then return to Skardu Town. Overnight in the hotel and the next day, you will do your Helicopter Tour to Khapulu Valley. Khapulu is the Capital of the Ganache District of Baltistan. Today will be your last Heli Tour day if the weather is not pleasant then free day in Skardu to explore the local Bazar and surroundings.

After a few spectacular Helicopter tours, you will drive Through lush green villages along the Indus River to Karakoram Highway, K.K.H. will lead us to the ancient Hunza valley. It is a gateway to China and Central Asia. Overnight in Karim Abad then visits the 987 years old Altit Fort, and the 610 years old Restored Baltit Fort, the former residence of Royal Family of Hunza. From Hunza, we will continue our tour on the Ancient Silk Route (K.K.H.) towards Bisham Village. Along the KKh, we will have a fantastic opportunity to view Rakaposhi, the junction of three Amazing Mountain Giants, the Himalaya, Karakoram, Hindukush, and the famous Nanga Parbat. Night in Bisham then Drive Via the historical Taxila to the Capital Islamabad. Next day you will be transferred to the airport To fly back home. We believe that Our “Helicopter Safari Pakistan” will create a fantastic lifelong memory for you.

SHORT ITINERARY

  1. ARRIVAL DAY IN ISLAMABAD-PAKISTAN
  2. SPECTACULAR FLIGHT TO SKARDU
  3. SIGHTSEEING IN SKARDU
  4. HELI TOUR DAY-(1, 2 and 3)
  5. DRIVE TO GILGIT (200km) 4 HOURS DRIVE
  6. DRIVE TO KARIMABAD (105 km) 3-HOURS DRIVE
  7. REST DAY & SIGHTSEEING IN KARIMABAD
  8. DRIVE TO BASHAM, (445km) 9-HOURS DRIVE
  9. DRIVE TO ISLAMABAD VIA TAXILA (275KM) 7 HOURS
  10. DEPARTURE DAY-FLY BACK HOME

Additional information

Dates1st Aprail-December

HOLIDAY DATE & PRICES

Private Groups – Choose their Dates

Tour Starts from Islamabad-Domestic Flight Inc

BEST SEASONTYPEPRICE (USD)TRIP STATUSDEPOSIT
Mar-Apr-MayFull boardUSD $5,000AvailableUSD $ 1,000
June-July-AugFull BoradUSD $5,000AvailableUSD $ 1,000

We accept Bank Transfers and all major Credit & debit cards.

D-1  ARRIVAL DAY IN ISLAMABAD-PAKISTAN:

Most of the international flights arrive at Islamabad International Airport in the mornings. Your guide will meet and greet you at the airport, then you will be transferred to the hotel. The rest of the days is free to recover from your journey. Later in the day, when everyone has arrived, we will have a group briefing about the Helicopter Safari Pakistan. Depending on the time available to us, there may be an option to do some sightseeing in Islamabad, A purpose-built City in 1961, as the new capital of Pakistan.

D-2  SPECTACULAR FLIGHT TO SKARDU:

If canceled Drive K.K.H. to Chilas from Islamabad, 461km. 8-9 H-Drive.

Today we travel to Islamabad Airport to take a spectacular flight (weather permitting) across the mountains to Skardu, the capital of Baltistan. It’s a 45-minute flight that offers Spectacular Mountains views of the Himalaya & Karakoram mountain range. You can also enjoy the breathtaking views of the World’s 9th highest peak, Nanga Parbat (8126m). If the weather is clear, then we might be able to see K2 and Gondogoro Pass as well. Check in to the hotel, rest of the day will be spent visiting the local Bazar.

D-3 SIGHTSEEING IN SKARDU:

Skardu is the Capital of Baltistan Valley. Baltistan was one of the oldest Himalayan kingdoms before being incorporated into Pakistan. It lies along the Indus River in the very heart of the Karakoram mountains, comprising the northern edge of the Himalayas and nearly the entire Karakoram Range.

D-4 HELI TOUR DAY-(1):

Today you will take an epic journey to the heart of the Karakoram Mountains. After breakfast you will be driven to Skardu Airport, which is around 30 minutes’ drive from your hotel. The helicopter will be waiting to take you on a once in a lifetime journey. You will fly all the way to Concordia where the mighty Baltoro glacier, K2, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum Peak and many other World highest mountains are. Depending on the weather, you will have 2-3 hours Heli Tour and return to Skardu. Overnight at Hotel.

We have to cancel the air safari if the weather condition is nor suitable for flying. In that case, We will visit and discover the Shigar Valley.

D-5 HELI TOUR DAY-(2):

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for the second day of Helicopter safari. Today you will continue your helicopter Safari to Khaplu and neighboring valleys. Heli will take you to every corner of the Karakoram valleys.

In case of bad weather, we will drive towards Khapulu along the Indus River. You will pass through some lush green Balti Villages to arrive in Khapulu. Khapulu was the second-largest kingdom in the old Baltistan of the Yabgo dynasty. It guarded the trade route to Ladakh along the Shyok River. The Main Attraction in khaplu is the Chaqchan Mosque, local village, Bazars, and the ex Khaplu Royal Palace. The Ex-Royal palace considered an architectural heritage. It was built in the mid-19th century.

D-6 HELI TOUR DAY-(3):

Today will be your last day of Heli Tour, so make the best of it. After breakfast you will continue your epic journey to the Karakoram mountains.

If the weather condition is wrong, then in the morning, we will walk up to the remains of Kharpocho Fort (build early 1700), which overlooks the town and has a great view of the Indus River. If you are into photography, then this is a perfect location to take photos of Skaradu Town at sunrise or sunset. (we can arrange this for you). The afternoon is free to explore. Perhaps you would like to take an optional jeep tour to Satpara Lake or explore the bazaar.

D-7  DRIVE TO GILGIT (200km) 4 HOURS DRIVE:

After a few days of spectacular Heli Tour, you will head towards Gilgit. You will continue your journey along the Indus River until the junction of Gilgit River, then follow Gilgit river on the Karakoram Highway to Gilgit city. Gilgit is the Capital of the Gilgit & Baltistan Region. It is mainly a central city with Government offices and a lot of shops and markets. Gilgit was a famous city on the ancient Silk Route. It is considered as a Buddhism corridor from which many Chinese monks came to Kashmir to learn and preach Buddhism.

D-8  DRIVE TO KARIMABAD (105 km) 3-HOURS DRIVE:

From Gilgit, you will drive Further up about 52 km to rejoin the Karakoram Highway. After joining the K.K.H., you will cross the Gilgit river and enters into Hunza Valley. This area is the most beautiful section of the K.K.H. It is the right place to breathe the crystalline air. One is overwhelmed by the fragrant breeze coming from poplar trees and orchids of apricots, peaches, pears, and grapes. We will stopover for a tea break at the Famous Rakaposhi Mountain (7,788m) Viewpoint.

D-9  REST DAY & SIGHTSEEING IN KARIMABAD:

Karim Abad is the Capital of the ancient Hunza Valley. It has adequate tourist infrastructure as it has plenty of café, hotels, motels, guesthouses, bookshops. In Karim Abad, we will visit the famous Baltit and Altit Forts, local Bazar, and drive up to Eagle nest. After breakfast, we will walk along the small local Bazar (15-20 min walk) towards the famous Baltit Fort, founded in the 8th C.E. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Once the former seat of the Hunza kingdom, majestic Baltit Fort, is on a hill, which gives the best view of the whole Hunza Valley. After visiting the Baltit fort, we will drive (15 min drive) to Altit Fort. We use jeeps to drive to the spectacular Eagles Nest at 2850m, surrounded by 7000m peaks.

D-10 DRIVE TO BASHAM, (445km) 9-HOURS DRIVE:

Today you will head towards Bisham on Karakorum Highway along the Indus, which divides the Karakorum and Himalayas as it enters Pakistan at a place called Marol in Baltistan. We will follow the West Bank of Indus to Bisham (altitude 850 m), a small transit village fast becoming a town. It is at the Junction of Swat valley. A road goes west via scenic Shangla pass into the Swat valley.

D-11  DRIVE TO ISLAMABAD VIA TAXILA (275KM) 7 HOURS:

Today you will continue your Journey on Karakorum highway for a while. We will leave the Indus River at Thakot and continue through some culturally rich and historical towns, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Hasan Abdal, and Taxila. We will stopover in Taxila for a few hours to explore the culture and the history of Taxila City. Taxila is an important archaeological site of ancient India, situated about 32 km north-west of Islamabad. The origin of Taxila as a city goes back to c.1000 B.C.E. Some ruins at Taxila date to the time of the Achaemenid Empire in the 6th century B.C.E.

D-12 DEPARTURE DAY-FLY BACK HOME:

After breakfast you will be transferred to Islamabad International Airport for your flights back home.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Professional Culture & Mountain Guide. (Government requirement)
  • Airport transfers for Domestic & international flights.
  • Internal flights and associated airport transfers
  • All land transport involved in the itinerary
  • Accommodation as described
  • All meals
  • All permit fees.
  • Helicopter

WHATS’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel insurance
  • Pakistan Visa
  • Tips for local guides and support staff
  • Guided Islamabad sightseeing
  • Miscellaneous expenses
  • souvenirs
  • PLEASE NOTE: an airport departure tax of Rs1500 is sometimes payable

MEAL PLAN

Fully inclusive of all meals throughout, from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 11.

ACCOMMODATION

During this trip, the group will spend all night in an excellent standard hotel. Accommodation at each of these hotels is twin-sharing with en-suite facilities. If you are traveling by yourself, you will be paired with another single client of the same-sex. It is possible to hire a separate room for an additional cost. Additional hotel nights in Islamabad are also available. For hotel prices and single supplement costs, please refer to the dates and prices page of the trip on our website. Hotels are subject to availability, and prices may vary.

INTERNAL FLIGHTS

SKARDU is a weather-dependent airport. Since high mountains surround the valley, planes can only land here in excellent visibility, and this means flights to and from SKARDU are never guaranteed. The aircraft to fly more often than not, but cancellations can and do occur, and in these circumstances, we will travel by road.

Notice

Helicopter Safari Pakistan prices include Domestic flights. (If it applies). Choose your dates. Our Departure dates and prices are for the itinerary based on flying from Islamabad to Skardu. International flights from most cities of the World arrive in Islamabad, return flights will depart from Islamabad International airport on the last day of the itinerary. Our experienced guide will Meet and Greet you at the International Airport, will stay with you throughout the journey, and see you off at Islamabad Airport. We recommend that you book as early as possible, especially during peak times. Please note that you may be asked to pay for your flights in advance of your final holiday balance.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE – NO SURCHARGE GUARANTEE

The price of our holidays can change depending on a variety of factors, but unlike some other tour operators, visit in Pakistan has undertaken to guarantee the Land Only price of your holiday will not change after you have booked. The price when you book is the price you will pay, whether you are looking for this year or the next. Book early to avoid any tour price increases, get the best prices, and take advantage of our ‘No Surcharge Guarantee. ‘ Visit in Pakistan is a Government licensed and bonded tour operator to follow the strict Regulation set by the Tourism Department of Pakistan.

EQUIPMENT LIST

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag whilst trekking including your sleeping bag and mattress should be no more than 12.5 kgs. This limit which is set by the porters is strictly enforced and bags will be weighed prior to setting off on trek. Anything not required on the trek can be left at the group hotel in Islamabad. Please note that your mountaineering equipment will be packed into additional, communal kitbags at the start of the trekking and this equipment will not be part of your personal 12.5 kgs weight limit.

We will send you a list of detail items closer to your Holiday departure.

Please do drop us an email at [email protected] if you need more information regarding our “helicopter safari Pakistan”

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