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Gandhara region had once been the hallowed center of Buddhism, the cradle of the world famous Gandhara sculpture, culture, art, and learning. The archeological remains found in Taxila, Peshawar, Charsada, Takht-e-Bhai, Swat and rock carving along the ancient Silk Road (KKH) have well recorded the history of Gandhara. Lying in Haro River Valley, near Islamabad. Taxila, the main center of Gandhara, is over 3000 years old. Taxila, attracted the attention of the great conqueror Alexander in 327 B.C. when it was a province of the powerful Achaemenian Empire. It later came under the Mauryan dynasty and reached a remarkable matured level of development under the great Ashoka. Then appeared the Indo-Greek descendants of Alexander’s warriors and finally came the most creative period of Gandhara. The Kushan dynasty was established in about 50 A.D. During the next 2000 years, Taxila, Peshawar, and Swat became a renowned center of the learning philosophy, art, and trade. Pilgrim and travelers were attracted to Gandhara from as far as China and Greece. In 5th century AD, the white Huns sniffed out the last of the successive civilization that held unbroken sway in this region for several centuries.

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Day wise Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Islamabad

    Arrive at Islamabad and transfer to hotel.

  • Day 2 : Islamabad – Taxila – Peshawar

    Drive to Peshawar en route visit Taxila.

  • Day 3 : Peshawar

    Morning visit of Khyber Pass and PM city tour of Peshawar

  • Day 4 : Peshawar – Swat

    Drive to Swat en route visit Takht-e-Bhai, Shinger Dar Stupa and Galachi Buddha

  • Day 5 : Swat

    Local visit includes swat museum, Butkara I & II and Bazaar.

  • Day 6 : Swat – Shangla Pass – Besham

    Drive to Besham over Shangla Pass

  • Day 7 : Besham – Chilas – Gilgit

    Drive to Gilgit, en route visit Shatial rock carving.

  • Day 8 : Gilgit – Kargah Buddha – Hunza

    Morning tour of Kargha Buddha, visit of Gilgit Bazaar and evening drive to Hunza.

    Karimabad, Hunza: visit of central Hunza, includes, Altit & Baltit forts, local bazaar and water channel walk.

  • Day 9 : Karimabad, Hunza – Gilgit – Skardu

    Drive to Skardu, en route stop for lunch and photography.

  • Day 10 : Skardu – Satpara – Skardu

    Skardu local visits, include Menthal Buddha, Satpara Lake & evening sand dunes of Skardu.

  • Day 11 : Skardu – Kachura Lake – Chilas

    Morning visit of Shangri la resort (Kachura Lake) and afternoon drive to Chilas.

  • Day 12 : Chilas – Islamabad

    Drive to Islamabad, Transfer to airport for fly back to home.

  • Day 13 : Chilas – Islamabad

    Drive to Islamabad, Transfer to airport for fly back to home.

  • Day 14 : Islamabad

    Fly back ✈: Transfer to Islamabad International Airport. From peace and serenity of Southern Pakistan to the hustle and bustles of “modern” trends, you say Khuda Hafiz, the typical farewell, as you depart after a tour into Shangri-La. End of the tour.

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Inclusions

  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Sightseeing

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Terms & Conditions

Payment Terms & Methods :
* Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount
* Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.

Cancellation & Refund Policy :
* Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
* Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.

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