Dates : 21th OCT – 31th OCT. 10 DAYS
Places : ISLAMABAD – GILGIT – NAGAR – HOPAR – HUNZA – GULMIT – GULKIN/ GILGIT – GAH-KOOCH – GUPIS – PHANDER – YASIN.
Category: BLAZING COLOURS OF AUTUMN, MYSTIC DAWN & DUSK, MODERATE HIKES, CONNECT & EXPLORE, LISTEN TO THE TREES & ENJOY PHOTOGRAPHY
Autumn is the time of year when nature takes a turn and everything starts changing colours from green to lime green and then lime yellow to deep orange and shades of red. It all starts at the end of the summer season and in a matter of a few weeks, everything turns to burn red and gold. In Pakistan, the mountain landscape of autumn is exquisitely unique. Towering iconic peaks of Karakoram, Himalaya and Hindukush with slow-moving blue and turquoise water streams transform the valleys into a colour bonanza of fruiting trees. It’s poetic, artistically romantic and full of joy where every leaf brings out its best form and colour to paint the panorama of life.
Words can’t describe, pictures cannot communicate in full but being there, standing in front of the landscape and looking at the mountains, and feeling elements simply catches your breath away and there you find nature spirituality – a person becomes the part of everything around and can really feel the nothingness of himself in comparison to the magnanimity of nature.
If you want to have the real experience of mountains in autumn, join us in this tour to explore, capture and bring back memories to cherish.
Ask For Price = Deposit = 50% Group Size = 8 to 10 (Small group size)
1: Experience the epic romance of autumnal colours in the mountains of Pakistan
2: Witness the magic of dawn and dusk of mountain landscape from highest vantage point of the valley
3: Standing at one point, find yourself surrounded by all these peaks, RAKAPOSHI (7,788 m), DIRAN (7,266 m), SPANTIK (Golden Peak 7,027m), ULTAR (7,388 m), HUNZA PEAK (6,270) and BUBLIMATING (Ladyfinger – 6,000m).
4: Enjoy the beauty of Iconic Passu Peaks in Passu Village and feel the eye contact with these marvels of nature.
5: Wild and magnificent terraced fields offer artistic compositions and challenge the innate desire to explore deeper, see more and find the best of everything in nature around.
6: Best photographic locations, vantage points and on location personal coaching if necessary, by the photographer / tour leader
7: Organic mountain fruits and traditional foods, hospitable people, some quiet time and chance to make memories for life.
Arrival and check-ins. After some rest, it’s time to explore some local food and explore a few famous vantage points of the city.
Arrive and check-in, have some rest, enjoy some food and explore some famous vantage points of the city
(Flights are subject to weather in Gilgit)
If weather at Gilgit is favourable, we will go by plane otherwise, we will jump in our cars and hit the road for a long road journey through Karakoram Highway.
Reaching here is an exciting part but looking at the majestic Rakaposhi Peak standing tall and looking at the immensely colourful valley is a real treat. Best views of this mountain are from this little town of Ali-Abad.
There are views and captivating compositions carefully selected by the photographer himself. This whole valley is on the two sides of Hunza River which runs down from Khunjarab and joins in with Ghizer River at Gilgit. Sunrise and sunset experience from the top of the valley. Fruiting trees, terracing fields, beautiful faces, a life full of fun, food and lots of pictures.
Driving on KKH in this area feels like being on the roof of the world and Passu Cones with Cascading Hunza River in the basin is such a unique place that one can experience ‘’eye to eye’’ contact with towering peaks of Passu
we will slowly move towards Gilgit and then to Islamabad, either by road or by air depending on the ground situations. Our tour ends here in Islamabad and you will follow your next plan.
We do our best to keep you comfortable but let us know if there is something that you can’t eat, please let us know. Weather in these mountains is unpredictable. During the day it ll be pleasant but the nights can be really cold so you need to bring warm clothes and a light jacket. A comfortable pair of shoes, a good hat, warm gloves and sunblock is recommended.
In terms of camera kit you can bring your kit but a light and sturdy tripod with some lenses for landscapes and general photo opportunities such as a 24-70mm for landscapes is the favourite choice. I would suggest a macro lens of some sort and then maybe an intermediate zoom (70-200 or 100-400) so that you don’t miss anything in terms of opportunity. During the evenings we will have a chance to critique and look at participants’ work.
“Yet again some beautiful images capturing what Pakistan has to offer in its diverse Landscapes. Keep up the fantastic work.
Keep promoting Pakistan and giving us all the desire to travel these amazing areas and experiencing it for ourselves. Wishing you much success in the journey ahead and all that you are working towards”
A labour of love and an exceptional talent for natural beauty, knowledge of wildlife and Pakistan. Well done and wish you very well.
MAhjabeen Abidi habib”
“Divine photographs illustrating the rich and diverse colors of Pakistan, places I wish one day I’ll be able to see. These photographs are not just pictures but are moments captured in one person’s eye, who has allowed us to see this beautiful world of Pakistan. Thank you Mr. Ghulam Rasool for educating us about this beautiful land”.
To all latent Nature Lovers, Enthusiasts and Photographers of all skill levels, this tour offers an opportunity to experience the ultimate beauty of alpine valleys