Nazir Sabir Expeditions
Leaders in Adventure Tourism
Duration: 15 Days
Best Time: Round the Year
Gandhara region had been the intellectual centre of Buddhism and learning for centuries and the cradle of the world famous Ghandhara sculpture, culture, art. The archaeological remains found in Taxila, Peshawar, Charsadda, Takht Bahi, Swat and rock carvings along the ancient Silk Road (KKH) have well recorded the history of Gandhara. Lying in Haro river valley, near Islamabad. Taxila, the main centre of Gandhara, is over 3,000 years old. Taxila attracted the attention of the great conqueror, Alexander in 327 B.C., when it was a province of the powerful Achaemenian Empire. It later came under the Maurian dynasty and reached a remarkable matured level of development under the great Ashoka. Then appeared the Indo-Greek descendants of Alexander's warriors and finally came the most creative period of Gandhara. The Kushan dynasty was established in about 50 A.D.
During the next 2000 years, Taxila, Peshawar and Swat became a renowned centre of learning philosophy, art and trade. Pilgrims and travelers were attracted to Gandhara from as far as China and Greece. In 5th century AD, the White Huns snuffed out the last of the successive civilization that held unbroken sway in this region for several centuries.
Day 01 Arrive Islamabad. Transfer to hotel. Official briefing.
Day 02 Excursion Taxila and drive to Peshawar. Hotel.
Day 03 Sightseeing and excursion Khyber Pass.
Day 04 Drive to Swat via Takht-e-bahi. Hotel.
Day 05 Sightseeing. Hotel.
Day 06 Drive to Besham. Hotel.
Day 07 Drive to Gilgit. Hotel.
Day 08 Excursion Kargah Budha Carvings and drive to Karimabad. Hotel.
Day 09 Sunrise to Duikar and sightseeing Baltit/Altit Fort. Hotel.
Day 10 Day excursion Nagar. Hotel.
Day 11 Day excursion Khunjerab Pass and drive to Gulmit. Hotel.
Day 12 Day excursion Borit Lake and drive to Gilgit.
Day 13 Fly to Islamabad or drive to Besham in case of flight cancellation.
Day 14 Free day or complete road journey to Islamabad. Hotel.
Day 15 Fly out.
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