Beauty of Multi Colored Trees and the Climate is Perfect.
The beginning of Cherry blossom signals the end of chilly winter weather in Hunza valley, Phandar valley, Skardu valley and in the other parts of Gilgit-Baltistan which means Spring is arrived. Blossom season (spring) starts from the mid March and ends by the last week of April. Cherry blossom viewing began in ancient times when aristocrats wrote poetry and sang songs under the flowering trees of Cherry. Many tourists from Japan, Thailanad, Malayisa, Singapore, Vietnam and other countries around the world come to see Cherry blossom in Pakistan every year. Many people like cherry blossom because the shape and color of the petals reflect people’s ideal notion of purity and simplicity. Many are also touched by the blossom that they are so fragile short-lived scattering just a few days after the blooming. At the same time one can also view the blossom of Apricot, Almond, Apples and Pears in the valley of Hunza and other valleys of Gilgit Baltistan.
Cherry Blossom Season In Pakistan
Each season brings a beauty of its own, but it is an admitting fact that spring is by far favorite season of the year. It never fails to cheer any heart to see dormant plants come to life again. Brown replaced by green. Rose bushes that looked like sticks a week ago now team with green leaves and new buds. Cherry Blossom Season is an amazing season that can be observed at the start of spring.
As considering to spring in northern areas of Pakistan especially in Hunza, Swat, and Skardu spring came here by the end of March and last for by the mid of April. It’s not only the spring season that spread beauty all over the Gilgit Baltistan but it is the cherry blossom season which gives the more mesmerizing look to eyes. Those gorgeous Pink Cherry blossom never fail anyone to smile.
The span for this season is very small. Most probably, it’s for the 1.5 months. Starts from the mid of March till the end of April. Cherry blossom viewing began in ancient times when aristocrats wrote poetry and sang songs under the flowering trees. The shape and color of the petals reflect people’s ideal notion of peace and simplicity. Whenever the wind touches the soft petals of Cherry Blossom, the surrounding is filled with pink petals and pleasant aroma is the air. Above all, there is a list of trees that blossom in the spring such as Apricot, Apples, and Pears. The richly green carpeted fields encircled with trees present an eye-catching view for the visitors.
Cherry Blossom in Hunza Valley Pakistan:
First on the list is Hunza Valley which is popularly known for its spring season. The time span of the cherry blossom season in every region is very short. It’s normally the start of the spring season and lasts until the beginning of summers. Mostly, the cherry blossom season begins from 15 March to 30 April. After the season of death and destruction, there comes the season of life and rebirth. As the view of Hunza valley is incredible throughout the year it becomes even more vibrant in spring. The best time of year to visit Hunza is mid of March. Notably, Diran Peak, Rakaposhi Peak, Golden peak and Ultar peak are the famous peaks in Hunza Valley.
Cherry Blossom in Northern Areas Pakistan:
Cherry Blossom in Northern Areas came right after the destructive winter. After the season of death and destruction there comes the season of life and rebirth. As the view of Hunza is incredible throughout the year but Hunza Cherry Blossom Tour becomes more appealing in spring. From spring to autumn the valley is more attractive. All of three fabulous seasons have their own unique desirability, which cannot be described in words but can only be felt. In the spring season, the field and orchards come alive with the blossom of different natural colors in the villages.
The tourist from all over Pakistan and from around the globe enjoys the scenic beauty of Cherry Blossom season. A new spectrum of colors all around the valley starting from Gilgit, Besham, Bagrot valley, Kargah Buddha. Above all, Hunza Nigar, to the former capital Karimabad that are most famous for its panoramic outlook in the spring season.
Hence it’s the high time to plan your, Swat Cherry Blossom Tours, Hunza Cherry Blossom Tours, and Skardu Cherry Blossom Tours with us. There is no doubt that each season has their own charm. As in winter the snow covered mountain and in summer the sun shines brightly through the clouds playing hide and seek. Yet spring season is the most beautiful, most graceful, that tripled its beauty in the panoramic views of Northern areas of Pakistan especially to Gilgit Baltistan and its surroundings. It is a desirable season with its monochrome vista, its delightful odors, and its lasting effects. Book your tour now to witness the heavenly colors on earth.
Cherry Blossom in Gilgit Pakistan:
The Gilgit valley does not need any introduction since it is one of the most famous valleys in Gilgit Baltistan. The valley connects its road to the town of Chitral via Shandur pass. The valley lies in the center of Gilgit district and the lush green meadows with the cherry blossom season form an eye-catching view of the visitors in the valley.
Cherry Blossom in Skardu Baltistan Valley Pakistan:
Third on the list is the Skardu Valley that is located in the extreme north of Pakistan and offers some amazing scenic views. Cherry blossom season in Skardu is so captivating for the eyes and those gorgeous Pink Cherry blossoms never fail to amaze anyone whether it is a honeymoon couple or family. Everyone falls in love with its colors! The shape and color of the petals reflect people’s ideal notion of peace and simplicity.
Every time there is the slightest breeze, a shower of cherry-blossom petals is produced. At the same time, one can also view the blossom of Apricot, Apples, and Pears. The lush green terraced fields surrounded by blooming trees displaying scene enough to overwhelm visitors.
Cherry Blossom in Sawat Valley Pakistan:
The Switzerland of Pakistan also bears the colors of cherry blossom. The Swat abounds with roaring rivers, waterfalls, meandering streams, glacier-fed lakes. The pine forests and alpine meadows covered with the pink flowers of cherry that make a unique effect on eyes. Kalam Valley, Malam Jabba, Mahudand Lake, Gabral Lake, each location is filled with several colors that are only visible in the spring season. The fruit-laden orchards, lush green fields, and flower-filled mountain slopes make it spectacular for the visitors in the cherry blossom season.
Cherry Blossom in Neelum Valley Pakistan:
Last but not the least, Cherry Blossom season arrives in Neelum valley. Neelum valley is enriched with astonishing landscapes and milky waterfalls. Above all, the dense green forest is filled with rosy pink color and mountains that are most captivating to witness. While trekking alongside the village of Taubut, it would be an amazing experience with an amazing backdrop. The other beautiful places may also include the valley of Kail, Gagai, Phawai, Sardari, Jam Garh, the stream in between these towns makes them more spectacular. In this cherry blossom season, every view of Neelum Valley is twice as beautiful.
- DAY 1
Drive from Islamabad to Chilas early morning 600am sharp. Lunch at PTDC Motel Besham. Arrive and transfer to the Shangrila hotel around 700pm. Overnight at the hotel (470 km 12 -13 hrs drive)
- DAY 2
After breakfast around 800am drive to Hunza via Karakuram Highway. Arrival in Hunza around 200pm and transfer to the hotel. (248 km 6 hrs drive) Overnight at the Hunza Embassy hotel.
- DAY 3
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning Visit Karimabad bazaar, Baltit Fort, Altit Fort by Willy Jeep (3 km 20 minutes drive) Baltit Fort The old palace of the Mirs of Hunza stands guard over the whole valley. This Tibetan style fort was build about 713 years ago, when a princess of Baltistan married with a prince of Hunza and brought with her some Baltistani masons to build Baltit Fort part of her dowry. The fort is made of mud and stones. The Aga Khan Culture Services rehabilitate it in 1996 and converted it to a museum. It is 15 minutes walk from Hunza Embassy Hotel. You can enjoy your snacks at the Baltit Coffee shop.
Altit Fort The Fort is even more impressive than Baltit and is probably 1000 years older, as it has more intricate wood carving and better-preserved rooms. From the roof you down a 300 meters (1,000 feet) drop to the Hunza River, turning the other way, you look out over the rooftops of Altit village and on up to the Ultar glacier and Baltit. Overnight at the Hunza Embassy hotel.
- DAY 4
Morning proceeds to visit Hopper valley excursion by Willy Jeep. (20 km 1 hr drive)
Spectacular valley of Nagar across the Hunza River. You see beautifully laid terraces for different crops and orchids. At Hoper you get down and watch the Hoper (Bualtar) glacier. If you feel like you may hike down to the glacier and have a great view of Kapal & Golden peaks. From its source on Diran (Minapin) Peak and ends at 2,270 meters above sea-level, apparently making it the world’s lowest glacier between the altitudes of 40 N and 35 S. Its snout is certainly the lowest in the Karakoram, Himalaya region, with the Minapin and Pisan glacier being close seconds, at 2,400 meters. Overnight at the Hunza Embassy Hotel.
- DAY 5
After breakfast proceed to visit Gulmit Village. Transfer to Attaabad Lake. Cross the lake by motor boat. Arrive and transfer to Gulmit Village. Explore local surrounding areas. (Drive to Gulmit by Coaster 8 km 25 minutes drive & will cross the lake by motorboat 24 km 1 hr) It is 35 kilometers from Hunza. Gulmit is Gojal’s largest settlement. It locates on the main KKH at an altitude of about 8871 feet (2,703 meters). It served as the summer capital of the former Hunza state. For the tourist it is a breath taking view from Andra, 30-minute detour northeast from Kamaris to visit the ruins of the Andra Fort.
Gulmit Museum A unique collection of Hunza history is in the local house. The Gulmit Museum, full of interesting traditional ethnic artifacts, wooden bowls, spoon, and farm implements, woolen coats embroidered hats, shawls and even a tapestry of the Last Supper. Overnight at hotel in Eagle’s Nest (Duiker Valley)
- DAY 6
Free day. Breakfast at the hotel, explore local area & transfer to the Hotel at Duiker Valley At about 3,000m Duiker is said to be Hunza’s highest village. A path forks right, cross the Ultar River on a small bridge and drive up, it continues up to summer pastures at Duiker, from where the fantastic views back over Hunza and Nagar to Rakaposhi. The highest summer pastures are a couple of hours above Duiker. Visit of Duiker to experiences spectacular sunrise. Overnight at the Eagle’s Nest Hotel (Duiker Valley)
- DAY 7
After breakfast drive to Chilas via Karakuram Highway. Arrive and transfer. Overnight at Shangrila Hotel. (248 km 6 hrs drive).
- DAY 8
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning drive back to Islamabad. (470 km 12 -13 hrs drive).