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Gandharan Civilization Tour

The region comprise of Peshawar valley, Mardan, Swat, Dir, Malakand, and Bajuaur agencies in the kheber Province (KPK), Taxila in the Punjab, and up to Jalalabad in Afghanistan. The intriguing record of Gandhara civilization, discovered in the 20th century, are found in the archeological sites spread over Taxila, Swat and other parts of NWFP. The rock carving and the petroglyphs along the ancient Silk Road (Karakoram Highway) also provide fascinating record of the history of Gandhara.

The Gandhara civilization was not only the centre of spiritual influence but also the cradle of the world famous Gandhara culture, art and learning. It was from these centers that a unique art of sculpture originated which is known as Gandhara Art all over the world. Today the Gandhara sculptures occupy a prominent place in the museums of England, France, Germany, USA, Japan, Korea, China, India and Afghanistan, together with many private collections world over, as well as a vast collection in the museums of Pakistan. Buddhism left a monumental and rich legacy of art and architecture in Pakistan. Despite the vagaries of centuries, the Gandhara region preserved a lot of the heritage in craft and art. Much of this legacy is visible even today in Pakistan.                          

Itinerary


Note: Itinerary (can be shortened or extended depending on time, weather and physical condition)

Days Destinations / Day by day itinerary Accommodation  
01 Islamabad-Peshawar Enroute Visit Taxila Museum and transfer to Peshawar. Hotel  
02 Peshawar Sightseeing of Peshawar Hotel  
03 Peshawar-Swat Transfer to Swat. Enroute visit Takht Bhai site. Hotel  
04 Swat Sightseeing of Swat. Hotel  
05 Swat-Besham Drive to Besham over Shangla Pass. Hotel  
06 Besham-Gilgit Continue drive to Gilgit. Enroute visit rock carvings at Shatial, Chilas and Alam Bridge. Hotel  
07 Gilgit Sightseeing of Gilgit and visit rock inscriptions Danyore Village and Konodas and Buddha image at Kargah. Hotel  
08 Gilgit-Hunza Drive to Hunza and visit Altit and Baltit Forts. Hotel  
09 Hunza Reserved for optional exploration or rest. Hotel  
10 Hunza-Gulmit Full day excursion of Khunjerab Pass and back to Gulmit. Hotel  
11 Gulmit-Gilgit Return back to Gilgit. Hotel  
12 Gilgit-Islamabad Fly or drive back to Islamabad. Hotel  

Dates & Prices


Dates & Prices

Best Time For Climbing Duration of Expedition Group size Max Altitude Tour Package
April to October Every year 12 Days ISB-ISB 02-12 Members 3734meter Depends on group Size
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