Travel the ancient silk road along the spectacular Karakoram Highway, over the 16,000 ft Khunjerab pass, and through the Taklamakan desert into famed Kashgar, the capital of Xinjian province of far western China. A side trek to Nanga Parbat base camp, and time in the valleys of Gilgit and Hunza make this a truly exciting adventure!
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Land Cost: $2590 ($3590 with Kashgar ext.)
Jul 08 – Jul 22 ’12
Aug 05 – Aug 19 ’12
Jul 07 – Jul 21 ’13
Aug 04 – Aug 18 ’13
Length: 15-days total; 6 day trek
| Max. Altitude: 13,100ft / 4000m
The trip begins in Rawalpindi with a spectacular flight to Skardu, deep in the Karakoram range. Highlights include: Skardu and environs; a 6-day trek to the base of Nanga Parbat, one of the most majestic peaks in the Himalayas; a jeep safari through Gilgit and along the rugged Karakoram Highway,to fabled Hunza and the 16,000 ft Khunjerab Pass on the Chinese border. A 7-day optional extension overland to Kashgar, China can be included with this trip. Timed to coincide with the famous Sunday market, this is an adventure into Central Asia’s wonderful past!