Pakistan’s Hunza Valley

Where Three Empires Meet

Pakistan’s Hunza Valley

Group and Custom | 20 Days | Moderate Touring
  • A rare opportunity to explore Pakistan’s peaceful northeastern corner
  • Discover villages, bazaars, and carved wooden mosques of the famed Silk Road
  • Cross from China into Pakistan along the legendary Karakoram Highway
  • Engage with Ismaili culture’s hospitality and way of life
  • Roam the Hindu Kush, the Himalaya, and the Karakoram ranges

Rare is the traveler who knows the allure of Pakistan, a deeply fascinating country with tremendous Silk Road history and sensational natural beauty—particularly in the Hunza Valley. We’ve crafted this one-of-a-kind journey to reveal its multitudinous charms, exploring Pakistan’s northeastern corner along with the westernmost edge of China. From the desert to the snowy Pamirs, we delve into peaceful hidden corners of the old kingdom of Hunza (called “the epitome of mountain grandeur” by Eric Shipton), meet amiable locals, witness polo matches, and drink in galactic Karakoram peaks.


One of the best trips EVER.

– Creig H.

Be ready to challenge your preconceived ideas about Pakistan! I am proud to say that Pakistan is now a part of me.

– Eric c.

Step onto the modern Silk Road in Kashgar, a labyrinthine historical junction with a dynamic bazaar, China’s largest mosque, and the Tomb of Abakh Hoja.


Enter the Karakoram Highway below the mythical “Roof of the World” Tashkorgan, one of our stops, was a key site of the Great Game, in which Britain, China, and Russia jostled for control for centuries.


Pakistan’s Hunza Valley avails extraordinary vistas: glaciers, clifftop orchards, and crag-perched castles We boat on Lake Attabad, explore Karimabad architecture, and see carpet making and other customs.


Discover the ancient tribal town of Gilgit, home to rare books and 7th-century Kargah Buddha Tea is served below 25,500-foot Rakaposhi.


We follow the Indus River to a restored, strategic Khaplu village, home to historic houses and a Chaqchan Mosque dating from 1370.


Cultural explorations continue in Shigar We examine Raja Fort and the 14th-century mosque, and spend an afternoon watching polo.


We cross the stunning Deosai Plateau, refuge for Himalayan brown bears, snow leopards, and marmots Overnight among thick evergreen forests before retracing our route to Kashgar.


Meet Your Leader: Bill Jones

British-Born Raconteur-Explorer

Bill Jones has led tours in more than 180 countries over the past 40 years. He was one of the first Westerners to travel the Karakoram Highway from Pakistan to Kashgar. Alicia M. writes, "Bill was everything a trip leader should be: he is very knowledgeable, experienced, caring, informative, fun, and more."

Bill Jones, GeoEx Trip leader

Dates & Prices


6/16/18 – 7/5/18  


From $9625 per person (Group Trip)



  • Expertise of GeoEx’s travel specialists
  • Services of GeoEx’s in-house air reservations team
  • All accommodations
  • All ground transportation and airport transfers
  • Sightseeing, events, visits, and entrance fees
  • Most meals
  • Bottled water at included meals and while sightseeing
  • Services of a GeoEx trip leader, local guides, drivers, and other staff
  • Some gratuities
  • Emergency evacuation services and secondary medical expense insurance

A Journey Built Just For You

Take customization to the next level on a journey fully tailored to you. GeoEx's destination specialists will gladly tailor this existing itinerary—or build one completely from scratch—to suit your style, interests, and time frame. Contact us to see what's possible.

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