Day 01: Arrive Islamabad
Khush Amdeed - you are welcomed at Islamabad. Transfer to the hotel.
Later city tour of the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
Going back into times you will visit the old garrison town of Rawalpindi followed by a scene into modernity at Islamabad. You will get an interesting insight into the folk traditions by visiting the Institute of Folk Heritage, a small, neatly decorated ethnological museum. This is followed by the Shakerparian (sweet hills) Garden, which gives you a panoramic view of Islamabad before driving past various modern streets and buildings - graceful with a touch of Islamic architecture. Your tour culminates at one of the world’s largest mosque - Shah Faisal Mosque, which also houses a University specializing in Islamic Philosophy and Law.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: Islamabad/Kabul
Today we will be transferred to airport for our flight to Kabul. On arrival at Kabul, we are warmly welcomed and transferred to our hotel. The drive from the airport gives us an overview picture of this world capital. Afternoon city tour of Kabul. Though most of the attractions in Kabul city were destroyed due to heavy bombardment but still the remains of Bala Hisar Palace, Babur’s Garden, Tomb of King Nadir Shah can catch eyes of the tourists. We will Kabul Museum and Masjid-e-Shahe Du Shamshira as well. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Kabul/Bamiyan
Today we will make an early departure from Kabul, so that we can reach Bamiyan well in time. It will be a long drive, which will be a bit on paved road and later on dirt track. We will drive via Unai (3300m) and Hajigak Pass (3700m) with enroute stop at view point of Shahr-e-Zohak (Red City) On arrival at Bamiyan transfer to hotel. Afternoon we shall visit the site of famous Buddhas, which were shamelessly destroyed during the regime of Taliban. It will be more of an exploratory tour to see the remaining sites and possible traces of frescoes.
Overnight at hotel
Day 04: Bamiyan
Morning short visit to the sites of Shahr-e-Gholghola (City of noise or sighs), a city destroyed by the hordes of Genghis Khan. Later excursion to Band-e-Amir lakes – the blue waters of the lake are tremendous with a dry background. It is the unspoiled natural beauty of Afghanistan that forms the visitor’s first and most enduing impression of the country. But of the entire natural wonders of Afghanistan, the lakes of Band-e-Amir are perhaps the most outstanding. Situated in the mountainous Hazarajat at an altitude of approx 3000m, 75 km from Bamiyan, these majestic blue lakes are of legendary beauty. A series of five clear blue lakes is formed by the flow of water over a succession of natural dams, running from higher to the next one below. According to local tradition, the dams were the creation of Hazrat Ali (Caliph Ali), and the word “Amir” (King or Commander) refers to the Caliph, not to any Afghan ruler. Band-e-Amir is also the name of a river which rises in the Band-e-Amir lakes and runs through Yakowlang valley in a southwest direction until it turns northeast, at that point it is known as the Balkab, finally it turns north and dissipates in the Turkestan plains. Later we will return back to Bamiyan
Overnight at hotel
Day 05: Bamiyan/Kabul
Today we will drive back to Kabul with many photo stops, en route.
On arrival transfer to hotel.
Later we will visit various teahouses, restaurants and shops located in the Chicken streets. We also visit the bazaars and have ample time meeting and discussing with the locals and knowing about their experiences from the pre to the post Taliban era.
Overnight at hotel
Day 06: Kabul/Peshawar
Today we will make an early departure for Peshawar via Kabul Gorge. Later we will continue our drive along the River Kabul till we reach the city of Jalalabad. From Jalalabad we will continue to Peshawar before our transport from Kabul drops us at Torkham Border where we will go through custom/immigration formalities. Once the formalities are done then we will get board on our Pakistan side’s transport to resume our drive to Peshawar via Khyber Pass. We will stop at Michni Check-post to view Khyber Pass and Torkham Border. On arrival at Peshawar transfer to hotel
Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Peshawar
Full day sightseeing tour of Peshawar Morning detailed visit of Peshawar Museum. This Museum houses a rich treasure of art, sculpture and historical relics dating from the Gandhara period (300 B.C. to 300 A.D) to modern times. Afternoon we will enjoy the cultural and traditional beauty of this historical city, which has become the melting pot for various tribal cultures. You will journey to Yadgar Square and visit Mahabbat Khan Mosque, a beautiful towering structure with lofty minarets. You will then be driven through old Peshawar to the popular Qissa Khawani Bazaar (street of story-tellers), the Peshawar Pottery Works, Bater Bazaar (street of partridge lovers) and Mochi Lara, famous for its exquisitely embroidered sandals. Peshawar is a colorful and cosmopolitan city and many different people gather here; Afghans, Iranis, Uzbeks, Tajiks, Afridis and Shinwaris all add to the excitement.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Peshawar – Departure
Morning transfer to Peshawar Airport for international departure flight
End of the tour.
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