Day-1 Arrival Lahore transfer to the hotel for overnight stay may have a short visit for the 14 day historical tour of Pakistan.
This is an incredible historical tour where you will visit numerous locations and learn about Pakistan’s past History. From the eastern plains of Punjab, through the historical city of Lahore, to the giant mountains in the north. Without a doubt, you will enjoy the stunning scenery, history, and culture of Pakistan’s major cities and mountain communities on the tour. The standard of living in a city and a village is vastly different. As well as the people and their cultures. During the entire 14-day historical tour, there are mind-blowing highlights to celebrate the holidays with delight.
Above all, the dynamic tour itinerary will allow you to see the incredible landscape meeting people on the way. In addition, awesome activities walking along rivers, and hiking opportunities in nature are a part of it. Furthermore, an opportunity to fly over the Himalayas and Karakorum Mountain from Islamabad to Gilgit is awesome. This is one of the exciting one-hour flights unlike anywhere else. The best is that you may plan this trip any season in years. If you want to see a seasonal plan Click here.
Visit, Noor Jahan Tomb, Shalimar Garden, and Wagah Border
The tour includes a visit to Emperor Jahangir’s Mausoleum, which was built by Jahangir, who ruled the Mughal Empire from 1605 to 1627. The tomb is located in Lahore, Punjab’s Shahdara Bagh. The mausoleum is a one-story building. The ground plan is square, and the structure is made up of a platform with an octagonal. Moreover, the tower in the middle and a projecting entrance on either side. The mausoleum’s facade is red sandstone with exquisite panel ornamentation inlaid with marble artistic motives, including the lowest tier of the towers.
Flag Lowering Ceremony is an interesting Event of the 14 days Historical Tour plan
Certainly, this is something very unique where rangers from both sides of the border put up a fabulous display. In addition, parade & ritualistic flag lowering in a charged environment with people chanting slogans for their countries. This is something you can only witness here! Amazing place to see people from both sides of the country (Pakistan & India). Overnight in Lahore.
The best place in Lahore to visit on these 14 days tour Lahore Fort
The Fort is locally referred to as Shahi Qilais citadel of the city of Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. You will find it in the northwestern corner of the Walled City of Lahore. The trapezoidal composition is spread over 20 hectares. It is the main point of interest in Lahore. Some details of the palaces remind one of the TajMahal. You feel the lively history and the majesty of past times in every corner.
For a long time, it was the largest mosque in the world. Built by the Mughals, it is a living testament to the engineering and architectural grandeur of the Mughal era. The internal capacity for handling worshippers is more than 100,000. As you enter the mosque, the vast areas, marble arches, big minarets, and marble floors give you warm welcome.
A public monument located in Iqbal Park which is one of the largest urban parks in Lahore. The tower was constructed during the 1960s. This is the place where, on 23 March 1940, the All-India Muslim League at the time of British colonial rule over British India passed the Lahore Resolution. The first official call for a separate homeland for the Muslims living in South Asia, by the two-nation theory.
Tour the Lahore Museum Discover the ancient history in the historical City
A visit to the Lahore museum is a must for any local and international visitor to Lahore. The history of the Pakistan movement. Moreover, in photographs, the mural of Sadequain, and the treasures of Buddhist civilization are a treat. This museum has the best and most extensive collection of Buddhist carvings and the only original statue of the starving Buddha. The armaments section, the area based on the Indus civilization. As well as, the utensils used in the Indus civilization are also of interest.
Wazir Khan Mosque of the oldest Mosque with full of interesting Stories and unique Architecture
The Mosque is famous for its extensive faience tile work. The mosque describes as a mole on the cheek of Lahore’. It built in seven years, starting around 1634–1635 AD, during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan. It was made by Hakim Shaikh Ilm-ud-din Ansari, a native of Chiniot, who rose to be the court physician to Shah Jehan. He was commonly known as Wazir Khan, a popular title bestowed upon him (the word Wazir means ‘minister’ in Urdu and Persian).
Most importantly, the mosque is inside the Inner City and is easiest accessed from Delhi Gate. The mosque contains some of the finest examples of Qashani tile work from the Mughal period. Overnight stay in Lahore.
Drive to , Khewra Salt Mining, and Katas Raj Kala Kahar
En-route visit to Khewra Salt Mines is a salt mine located in Khewra, Jhelum District, Punjab in Pakistan, about 160 kilometers from Islamabad and 260 kilometers from Lahore. It attracts up to 40,000 visitors per year and is the second-largest salt mine in the world. Situated in the foothills of the Salt Range, the Khewra Salt Mines are the oldest in the sub-continent. A tourist train runs inside the mine tunnels.
Furthermore, there are some incredible sculptures and structures inside the mine made up of salt. Plenty of popular souvenir shops in the region where tourists can obtain some incredibly crafted lamps, sculptures, and ornaments made.
KallarKahar and onwards to Ketas (sightseeing Hindu temples) Katas Temple
A Hindu temple complex situated in Katas village near Choa Saidanshah in the Chakwal district of Punjab. Dedicated to Shiva, the temple has, according to Hindu legend, existed since the days of Mahābhārata and the Pandava brothers. They spent a substantial part of their exile at the site. Obviously, an amazing site to visit and experience this history over here.
Places to visit in Islamabad and Rawalpindi Twin cities of Pakistan
The capital city of Pakistan has great highlights with modern architecture, Shah Faisal Mosque, Pakistan Monument and Bari Imam Village.
Rawalpindi – is a bustling town strategically located between Punjab and Azad Kashmir. It has a strong colonial influence and possesses a large military cantonment. With the headquarters of the Pakistan Army. It is the sister city of Islamabad and is essentially the older sister. To locals, Old bazaars, such as the Raja Bazaar. It retains their oriental character, with artisans who still create in an old-fashioned way. In addition, designing jewelry, pounding out copper and brass items, fashioning cane baskets. And hand-carving walnut furniture
Visit to Taxila Sightseeing of ruins of Julian Monastery, Taxila Museum
Taxila is only about 30 kilometers from Rawalpindi, a little off the main highway. Steeped deep in history, the excavations at Taxila take you back 2,500 years into the world of Buddha. Alexander, Asoka, and of course Emperor Kanishka whose imprints are visible to this day. It is here that the world’s most interesting civilizations took roots. Here you find endless images of Buddha. As you find these in stone and stucco. Important stages of Buddha’s life are depicted in the numerous panels that have uncovered here.
This great man of peace is depicted in exquisitely carved sculptures and statues glorifying him and his life. Moreover, each one of these sculptures is a collector’s pride & visit the truck & bus painting workshop.
Old Taxila an important city in ancient India, located on the eastern bank of the Indus River. It is at the crossroads of the Indian subcontinent and Central Asia. Furthermore, the dates back to roughly 1000 BCE. The Achaemenid Empire, which ruled in the 6th century BCE, left some ruins at Taxila, which were followed by the Mauryan Empire. In the time of Indo-Greek, Indo-Scythian, and Kushan Empire periods.
Taxila has changed hands numerous times over the years due to its strategic location, with many empires striving for dominance. The city faded into obscurity when the huge old trade routes connecting these regions ceased to be essential. And it was eventually destroyed by the nomadic Huns in the 5th century. Sir Alexander Cunningham, a renowned archaeologist, uncovered the remnants of the sites.
Hassan Abdal (Sikh temple) – It is famous for Gurdwara Sri Panja Sahib, one of the most sacred places of Sikhism. Thousands of Sikhs visit across the world the Gurdwara on the eve of Besakhi every year.
Fly to Gilgit and drive to Ishkoman Valley
To the west of Gilgit en route visit Kargah Buddha. A rock carving beside the Kargah Nullah (steam) 6km west of Gilgit along the old road to Punial. This is the most popular short outing from Gilgit. The Buddha figure is about 3m tall and looks down protectively over Gilgit. It was carved in the 7th century and its workmanship reveals a talented master. Furthermore, is the Hanzal Buddhist Stupa from the 3rd Century BC. Driving on Shandur Road along the Ghizer River passing through charming villages adds to the joys of your holidays.
District Ghizar is worth visiting it has great tourist destinations along with charming villages with beautiful landscapes, rivers, and snow-covered mountains. Above all, hospitality of the people has no comparison anywhere else. You will be welcomed by the community to their homes and sharing local food is part of their long live culture. Hopefully, you would enjoy the trip. You will have a musical night at your hotel with local musicians.
Sightseeing in Ishkoman Valley the Hub for holiday Destinations
You will visit the charming villages of Ishkoman, Dain waterfall, and some local homes to experience the local culture. Apart from these, upper Ishkoman Imit the gateway to Wakhan Corridor and Korumbar Lake. A charismatic trek goes to the lake and Korumbar Pass to Broghil of Chitral Valley along the Wakhan Corridor an interesting route for fit trekkers.
The mountains above the villages Karakorum and Hindukush are great attractions of the Valley. Ishkoman is the hub of trekking routes there’re plenty of treks leading in different directions to look at the this post. Apart from there are plenty of day hiking opportunities and attractions.
Drive to Karimabad Hunza Valley Noisy with Tourist throughout the year
Three hours on the Shandur Road to Gilgit. Moreover,two hours on Karakorum Highway the, journey along the path of the ancient silk route, is an unforgettable experience. Through winding valleys and tumbling waterfalls. The interesting highlights are the Collision point of the continental Plates near Chalt, remains of the old Silk Route, and Rakaposhi View Point on the way to Karimabad. The former capital of Hunza Valley, and a princely state. The natural beauty of Hunza valley and the hospitality of its people are beyond description. Rakaposhi seeing from the windows of your car with hanging glaciers.
Further up the views to Lady Finger, Ultar Peak, and numerous other faces to you all the way on this tour.
Visit Altit and Baltit Forts to Explore the History of Hunza Valley
You will start your day by visiting the fairy-tale castle of Baltit, above Karimabad, which is a landmark built about 900 years ago, in 2004 tentatively enlisted UNESCO’s World Heritage. After lunch at a traditional Hunza home, we will visit Altit Fort and Duiker. You will witness the mesmerizing sunset view at Eagle’s Nest Duiker and an awesome and inspiring view of Hunza. Duiker is at an altitude of 2935 meters high above the sea. In the evening overnight stay in Eagle Nest. An amazing night of the 14 day historical tour.
Visit to Khujerab Pass 4747m the Border between Pakistan and China
Khunjerab Pass is between Pakistan and China is an amazing day trip of seven to eight hours and is full of highlights. Atta Abad Lake, Gulmit, Passu, and the dry port Sust it is fascinating parts of this 14-day historical tour plan. The only thing is long driving you need to make mind for this journey.
Drive to Gulmit is the capital of Gojal, is a small village at about 2400m, well above the flooded river. Much has changed here since the rise of the new ‘Attabad Lake’. There are also many superb days walks near the Karakoram Highway from Gulmit.
The Gulmit Museum, full of traditional ethnic artifacts, is in a room of Raja Hussain Ali Khan’s house. It is located beside the Marco Polo Inn and is well worth a visit. Old Gulmit at the north end of the polo ground. Here you will find the Mir of Hunza’s summer residence, which is no longer use, and the old Shia mosque with carved woodwork. Furthermore, the Tomb of Silum Khan III, water mills, and old houses.
Drive to Passu, which offers some of the best day walks and longer hikes in the area. The village is over 150 years old and owns the grazing rights up the north side of the 56km long Batura Glacier, so can support large herds of yaks, cattle, sheep, and goats, but is less fortunate with its agricultural land. Drive back to Gilgit for overnight in a hotel. Entering Passu offers superb views of Passu cones the tiny needle-like peaks are heart-touching. On the other hand, Passu and Batura Glacier’s viewpoints with some above 7,000 meters are another highlight.
Drive to Naltar the Switzerland of Pakistan incredible part of 14 day tour
This is the most beautiful day outing from Gilgit Two hours North of Gilgit to the beautiful Naltar Valley. The road was old Hunza Road before KKH. It is passing through the cultivated area of Normal a large village from where a road turns to North West to the lovely valley. Lower Naltar and after 10 Km you reach upper Naltar lush green alpine pastures and pine forest surrounded by spectacular snowy peaks worth visiting. After lunch drive to Gilgit for an overnight stay on the 14 day historical tour.
Fly to Islamabad at the end of the unforgettable historical tour of Pakistan
Early morning on the way back an hour flight will take you back to the Federal capital of Pakistan. I am sure you will enjoy reading this post. If you are eager to go on this amazing tour destination you can write us in the comment box below. For more information and looking for other destinations of your interest you may visit our official website by clicking here. You will find the places of your choice and apart from this 14 days tour in Pakistan in detail. You will definitely enjoy the holidays with our experienced members and the services while this 14 day historical tour.
Remember that two weeks will not be enough time to explore all of Pakistan, much alone even half of it, before you start looking for tickets and accommodations. You would be able to see a limited number of the most popular travel spots in the nation, which are primarily in the northern and north-eastern regions, using this itinerary.
But don’t worry, since these sites will astonish you with their beauty, mystique, and culture on this 14 day historical tour. Travel enthusiasts have the freedom to merely wander and explore at their own pace in Pakistan because to the country’s low tourism and development levels.