9 Day Cultural Crusade
9 Day Cultural Crusade
- Area: Karakoram Range, Pakistan
- Duration: 10 Days, 9 Nights
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Max Altitude: 15,400 ft
- Total Ride: 1500+ kms
- Motorcycle: Honda CB150F
- Terrain: Asphalt
- Group size: 8-12 Riders
Embark on an extraordinary 9-day odyssey that seamlessly weaves motorcycling thrill with captivating cultural exploration through the heart of northern Pakistan. Our journey commences in the bustling capital city of Islamabad and unfurls a tapestry of awe-inspiring landscapes, vibrant traditions, and unforgettable encounters. We’ll ride up to the highest paved international border crossing on the planet to reach Khunjerab pass (China border) via Naran, Babusar, Gilgit, Hunza and back. This is ADA’s exclusive asphalt only motorcycle tour of the year.
- Personal meet and greet services
- Private Airport Transfers
- Bike + Fuel: HONDA CB150F
- Basic spares, tools and First aid kit
- Support Car for luggage
- All Park fees, entry fees and Government Taxes
- Professional experienced english-speaking guide and full-time mechanic
- Bottled pure mineral water during riding hours
- Full board accommodations and all 3 meals every day
- International flights
- Driver/guide gratuities
- Any other items of a personal nature
- Personal travel and medical insurance/expenses
- Expenses in case of emergency evacuation service
- Drinks/snacks and personal expenses
- Visas and vaccinations
- Travel and tour expenses aside from mentioned tour dates
Itinerary and Map
Day 01: ISLAMABAD
Explore Islamabad, visit the famous Faisal Mosque, eat at a local joint, do some last minute shopping before we venture out into the mountains.
DAY 02: ISLAMABAD TO BALAKOT
We will hop in our support vehicle and drive a couple of hours outside of islamabad where you'll meet your motorcycles, any adjustments required can be taken care of here, an early night so you're fresh for your first day on the motos tomorrow!
DAY 03: BALAKOT TO NARAN
It’ll be your first day on the motorcycle in Pakistan so we leave early in the morning to beat the traffic and get into the mountains. Breakfast is going to be one of those hidden gems on the side of the road and you’ll get to ride along the famous Kunhar River. We try our best to stay at family run guest houses/hotels for a more personalized experience.
DAY 04: NARAN TO HUNZA
Naran is known to be the entry point to the mountains, you get to cross Babusar Pass 13,700ft one of the most spectacular high passes in the country. You finally get a chance to ride the world famous Karakoram Highway today!
DAY 05: REST DAY IN HUNZA – VISIT THE BAZAAR ALTIT/BALTIT FORT
Hunza has a lot to offer, one of the most vibrant bazaars in GB has to be the Karimabad Bazaar. From old ancient jewels, to hand made handicrafts, silk carpets and clothes.. Karimabad is also home to the famous Walnut cake at Cafe de Hunza. A lot of history too so you’ll be visiting some 1000 year old forts too. My favorite is the all women furniture factory, Hunza has a 95% literacy rate, one of the highest in the country.
DAY 06: HUNZA TO KHUNJERAB AND BACK DOWN TO GULMIT
An exhilarating ride up Karakorum highway to the Pakistan/China Border 15,400ft above sea level is a real treat to experience on two-wheels. You might also get lucky and see the super rare Markhor, Ibex or even the snow leopard.
DAY 07: REST DAY IN GULMIT
Explore Gulmit area, Hussainy suspension bridge or maybe a short hike up Passu glacier. Visit the all women weaving centre!
DAY 8 : GULMIT TO NARAN
Now we’re heading back down to Islamabad, and youll be crossing the magnificent Babusar Pass once again! Climbing up Babuar from this Chillas side is spectacular and it’ll feel like you haven't been up this road before,
DAY 9: NARAN TO BALAKOT TO ISLAMABAD
You can ride all the way to Islamabad if you feel like, however the traffic congestion gets insane and we prefer to end the ride in Balakot and then hop in the Van for a easy ride back into Islamabad