Parian, Damane Koh and a shopping trip to Supper Market to explore the marketfor carpets and rugs gathered here from Iran, Afghanistan, China, Uzbekistan etc .Bar b Q dinner in Afghan Restaurant in real Afghan style . Overnight in hotel.
Day 02 : BESHAM
Islamabad to Besham After breakfast at hotel depart for Besham, We will stop atMargalla Pass for fifteen minutes to see the caravan route foot steps made bycutting the rocks in 516 BC and through which whole Alexander army marched in327 BC. Next we stop for one hour at Texila Museum to see the richest collection ofGandhara Civilization in the world from 5 BC to 7 AD. Move to Abbottabad forlunch in Hotel Royal . Driving on the Karakoram Highway " THE SILK ROAD"along the River Indus we will stop at PTDC Motel on the bank of The Lion Riverfor over night stay.
Day 03 : SKURDU:
Besham to Skardu After early breakfast at hotel drive to Skardu, passing by theworld deepest narrow gorge of the River Indus . We will stop for early lunch atChilas Inn and visit rock inscriptions sites dated from pre historic to 15 centuaryAD.There are over 30,000 petroglyphs and 5000 inscriptions in more than tenwriting systems at 30 sites stretched upto 100 kms. We will pass through a pointwhere all the three highest mountains ranges of the world meet and for a photostop where the the view of Nanga Parbat the ninth highest mountain of the worldin Hamalayian Range. The Skurdu Road which cling to the hanging rock declaredto be the world most difficult road during its construction. Skardu is the capitaltown of Baltistan. Satpara, Katchura lakes , Khorpocho Fort and antiques shops arethe main attractions of the area. At Skardu our accommodation will be at the veryinteresting Concodia Motel, famous among trekkers and mountaineers for itscalm and quite location and excellent Chinese food.