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KARAKORUM HIGHWAY EXPLORER

PAKISTAN

Ride the iconic Karakorum Highway and explore its diverse and unique valleys

This tour is for you if you are short on time, but also want to experience some great riding in Northern Pakistan.

This tour takes us from Gilgit in Northern Pakistan and follows the Karakoram Highway to the Chinese Border. Along the way, we visit several offshoot valleys before returning to Gilgit and on to Skardu, the primary gateway town for climbers heading into the Karakorum Mountain Range.

Riding is a 50/50 mixture of good sealed roads and dirt roads, expect some great scenery, as we explore the stunning Hunza Valley on the first day of riding, described as one of the most exotic places in Pakistan, it is surrounded by majestic mountains, many over 7000m.
Gilgit
Skardu
6 Day Tour
~1,100 km
Tour Dates
Dates on Request

Min 6 Riders

Price
$
1200

Reserve with a 10% deposit

rates

Got a group?
10th Rider is Free
Aerial View of Curved Road

CHAPURSAN VALLEY ROAD

HIGHLIGHTS

As we travel towards China, we detour through several valleys that run off the KKH, all with their own distinct feel and scenery.

The Hoper Valley is an easy ride with some great views Spantik Peak in front of you as you ride the mixed dirt and sealed road to the end of the valley and the Hoper Glacier viewpoint.

We visit the incredible Atabad Lake, created in 2010 by the aftermath of an enormous landslide that blocked the valley.

The road to Shimshal has been described as a man-made ledge clinging to the side of the mountain, single-car width and dirt the whole way with a water crossing to navigate before reaching the village at the end of the valley.

Chapusan Valley is one of our favorites, not as spectacular as Shimshal, but dotted with small villages along the way which are populated by the Wakhi people, an ethnic group who speak their own language and originated from across the Pamir Mountains in the North, they have a completely different culture to the rest of Pakistan.

Khunjerab (translates to Blood Creek, or Blood Valley), is the border with China, the highest international border crossing in the world with the world's Highest ATM also. To get here, you ride through the Khunjerab National Park with its wild Yak, Ibis, and Snow Leopards.

Finally, it is time to retrace our steps, head back down the KKH, and complete our ride in Skardu.

ROUTE

ITINERARY

Day 1

You will be met at Gilgit Airport and transferred to our Hotel where you can get acquainted with the bike you will be calling home for the next week before we ride to the beautiful Hunza Valley along the glorious Karakorum Highway, described as one of the most exotic places in Pakistan, Hunza valley is surrounded by a multitude of high peaks over 7000m. Dinner and overnight stay in Hunza Valley.

Day 2

Shimshal,  the road has been described as a man-made ledge with drops of hundreds of feet to a raging torrent of water below, with no barriers and mostly a single car width wide, this is Adventure riding at its purest. Dinner and overnight stay in Passu

Day 3

Today we ride one of our favorite valleys, Chapursan, one of the less traveled, least unexplored, and beautiful valleys in Northern Pakistan, less than 15km from the Wakhan Corridor in Afghanistan. Dinner and overnight stay in Passu

Day 4

We visit the highest border crossing in the world today, the border with China at 4693m, The road is a dream, full of great sweeping bends, tight curves, and switchbacks, smooth and sealed. Dinner and overnight stay in Passsu.

Day 5

We head down the sealed Karakoram Highway South to the capital of Baltistan with its bazaar if you want to pick some souvenirs to take home. Dinner and overnight stay in Gilgit

Day 6

The final day of riding is back to Skardu where we will have a celebratory feast before catching the flight back home the following day. Dinner and overnight stay in Skardu


What's Included
4x4 Support vehicle to carry your luggage
All Meals
Hotel Accommodation
Local Tour Guide
Mechanic
Motorcycle Hire
National Park entry fees
Pakistan VIsa Letter & Support
Skardu airport transfers
What's Not
Alcohol
Entrance fees other than mentioned above
Flights
Petrol
Snacks
Travel Insurance
Visa
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