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Bike Hunza

Altitude: 4833m 15,850ft / Season: May-Sep / 15 Days
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Itinerary

 
Islamabad
 
Gilgit
 
Karimabad
 
Gulmit or Sust
 
Khunjerab Pass
 
Gulmit
 
rest day
 
Karimabad
 
Hoper Valley
  Karimabad
  Ghulmit
  Gilgit
  Nalter
  Gilgit
  Islamabad

The most remarkable bike trip in the world, Bike Hunza, takes one through an area said to be the inspiration behind James Hilton's "Shangri-La," Hunza. This bike trip traverses the complete length of the incredible valley of Hunza by way of the Karakoram Highway.

The Karakoram Highway connects Pakistan with China and is considered an engineering feat as it winds through the narrow gorges of this remote mountain kingdom. Completed in the late 1970s, this famous highway follows the old silk route, entering China at the Khunjerab Pass (4833 m.) where our ride begins.

To arrive at our starting point (Khunjerab Pass) we fly (weather permitting) from Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, to Gilgit at 1454 m. We are then transported by jeeps to the top of Khunjerab Pass in two and a half days with an overnight hotel stay at Karimabad and Gulmit or Sust.

From the crest of the pass, our downhill bicycle journey takes us to Gulmit in two easy five hour days.

At Gulmit a rest day is scheduled. This provides time for a day hike into the depths of this stunning valley. Karimabad, the capital of Hunza, is our next destination. Here one can do some rugged mountain biking in the nearby glacial valley called Hoper.

The last leg of our tour consists of a two day ride to Gilgit with an excursion to Nalter. The stupendous wall of Rakaposhi rises from the bed of the Hunza River, next to the Karakoram Highway with a 6000 m. gain; honoring it as the steepest place on our planet.
With the sight of Rakaposhi rich on our minds, we roll into Gilgit and either fly or drive back to Islamabad.

Detailed Itinerary - Bike Hunza

DAY

PLACE

REMARKS

1

Rawalpindi/
Islamabad

Sightseeing, Hotel

2

Gilgit
1454m / 4770ft

Flight, Hotel

3
Karimabad (Hunza)
Jeep Drive, Hotel

4

Gulmit or Sust
2450m / 8000ft

Jeep Drive, Hotel

5

Khunjerab Pass 4833m / 15900ft

Drive early in the morning to Khunjerab Pass, start biking down, Camp

6

Gulmit

Bike, Hotel

7

Gulmit

Rest day

8

Karimabad
2450m / 8000ft

Bike, Hotel

9

Hoper Valley 2800m / 9200ft

Bike Side Trip, Camp

10
Karimabad
Bike, Hotel

11

Ghulmit
1800m / 6000ft

Bike, Rakaposhi view point, Camp

12

Gilgit
Bike, Hotel

13

Nalter
2900m / 9500ft

Bike, Camp

14

Gilgit

Bike, Hotel

15

Islamabad

Flight, Hotel

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