Markhor Tours

AUTUMN IN PAKISTAN

Autumn is the time of year when nature takes a turn and everything starts changing colours from green to lime green and then lime yellow to deep orange and shades of red. It all starts at the end of the summer season and in a matter of a few weeks, everything turns to burn red and gold. In Pakistan, the mountain landscape of autumn is exquisitely unique.

PAKISTAN

PHOTOGRAPHY

ADVENTURE

TRAVEL

AUTUMNAL COLORS OF NORTHERN PAKISTAN

21th OCT – 31th OCT

BLAZING COLOURS OF AUTUMN, MYSTIC DAWN & DUSK, MODERATE HIKES, CONNECT & EXPLORE, LISTEN TO THE TREES & ENJOY PHOTOGRAPHY

21th OCT – 31th OCT

ABOUT THE TOUR

In Pakistan, the mountain landscape of autumn is exquisitely unique. Towering iconic peaks of Karakoram, Himalaya and Hindukush with slow-moving blue and turquoise water streams transform the valleys into a colour bonanza of fruiting trees. It’s poetic, artistically romantic and full of joy where every leaf brings out its best form and colour to paint the panorama of life.

Words can’t describe, pictures cannot communicate in full but being there, standing in front of the landscape and looking at the mountains, and feeling elements simply catches your breath away and there you find nature spirituality – a person becomes the part of everything around and can really feel the nothingness of himself in comparison to the magnanimity of nature.
If you want to have the real experience of mountains in autumn, join us in this tour to explore, capture and bring back memories to cherish.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience the epic romance of autumnal colours in the mountains of Pakistan
  • Standing at one point, find yourself surrounded by all these peaks, RAKAPOSHI (7,788 m), ‎ DIRAN (7,266 m), SPANTIK (Golden Peak 7,027m), ULTAR (7,388 m), HUNZA PEAK (6,270) and BUBLIMATING (Ladyfinger – 6,000m).
  • Enjoy the beauty of Iconic Passu Peaks in Passu Village and feel the eye contact with these marvels of nature.
  • Wild and magnificent terraced fields offer artistic compositions and challenge the innate desire to explore deeper, see more and find the best of everything in nature around.
  • Wild and magnificent terraced fields offer artistic compositions and challenge the innate desire to explore deeper, see more and find the best of everything in nature around.
  • Best photographic locations, vantage points and on location personal coaching if necessary, by the photographer / tour leader
  • Organic mountain fruits and traditional foods, hospitable people, some quiet time and chance to make memories for life.

WHAT YOU GET

  • Airports transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Local transportation
  • All Meals
  • Free Photography

NOT INCLUDED

  • International flights
  • Personal Insurance
  • Medicines
  • Personal Shopping

TOUR ITINERARY

Arrival and check-ins. After some rest, it’s time to explore some local food and explore a few famous vantage points of the city.

Arrive and check-in, have some rest, enjoy some food and explore some famous vantage points of the city

If weather at Gilgit is favorable, we will go by plane otherwise, we will jump in our cars and hit the road for a long road journey through Karakoram Highway.

Reaching here is an exciting part but looking at the majestic Rakaposhi Peak standing tall and looking at the immensely colourful valley is a real treat. Best views of this mountain are from this little town of Ali-Abad.

There are views and captivating compositions carefully selected by the photographer himself. This whole valley is on the two sides of Hunza River which runs down from Khunjarab and joins in with Ghizer River at Gilgit. Sunrise and sunset experience from top of the valley. Fruiting trees, terracing fields, beautiful faces, a life full of fun, food and lots of pictures.

Driving on KKH in this area feels like being on the roof of the world and Passu Cones with Cascading Hunza River in the basin is such a unique place that one can experience ‘’eye to eye’’ contact with towering peaks of Passu

We will slowly move towards Gilgit and then to Islamabad, either by road or by air depending on the ground situations. Our tour ends here in Islamabad and you will follow your next plan.

WHAT TO BRING

We do our best to keep you comfortable but let us know if there is something that you can’t eat, please let us know. Weather in these mountains is unpredictable. During the day it ll be pleasant but the nights can be really cold so you need to bring warm clothes and a light jacket. A comfortable pair of shoes, a good hat, warm gloves and sunblock is recommended.

CAMERA EQUIPMENT

In terms of camera kit you can bring your kit but a light and sturdy tripod with some lenses for landscapes and general photo opportunities such as a 24-70mm for landscapes is the favourite choice. I would suggest a macro lens of some sort and then maybe an intermediate zoom (70-200 or 100-400) so that you don’t miss anything in terms of opportunity. During the evenings we will have a chance to critique and look at participants’ work.

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