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Helicopter Safaris in Pakistan

There are two types of helicopters mainly, which have either single or twin engine. These helicopters have a capacity of holding 5 to 26 passengers. A helicopter can reach to any destination.

For vacation and adventure, Northern Pakistan opens wonderland of most exciting ranges in the world, the Karakorum, the Himalayas, the Hindukush and the Pamirs, through Helicopter safaris. Northern Pakistan has the greatest concentration of the highest peaks of the world. Of the fourteen peaks that rise above 8000 meters, five nestle in these ranges in Pakistan. Out of 100 highest peaks in the world, more than 50 are in Pakistan. Four of these surround Concordia i.e. K-2, Broad Peak and Gasherbrums. Couple this with 8th wonders of modern world the Karakuram Highway, traversing along mighty River Indus and crossing at Khunjrab above 16000 feet on Pakistan China Border, presents a lifetime opportunity to visit on holidays.

There are two types of helicopters mainly, which have either single or twin engine. These helicopters have a capacity of holding 5 to 26 passengers. A helicopter can reach to any destination. This is because for Helicopter Safari of Pakistan, no roads are needed. A great opportunity for those who have limited time but still like to have a bird’s eye view of Pakistan’s Northern paradise. All these safaris begin from Islamabad.

Heli Safari To Fairy Meadows:

The last mountain wilderness of the Himalayas, lying under the shadow of Nanga Parbat (8,126 m), waiting for you to explore by helicopter.

Heli Safari To Trango Towers:

It is a freestanding shaft culminating in the Trango Group, located on the left of Baltoro Glacier. It is the highest granite tower and considered to be the finest rock pinnacle in the world.

Heli Safari To Concordia:

This chaotic jumble of ice and rocks looks like an amphitheater rimmed by ice streams descending from four highest mountains of the Karakorams (K-2, Gasherbrum-I, Gasherbrum-II and Gasherbrum-IV). The point rests on the junction of two great glaciers – Baltoro and Godwin Austin. Being at Concordia means to be face to face with K-2 (8,611 m), a real soul stirring experience.

Heli Safari To K-2:

“It was one of those sights which impress a man for ever, and produce a permanent effect upon the mind” (Francis Youghusband (1896) – First view of K-2). “The sight was beyond my comprehension and I sat gazing at it with a kind of timid fascination” (Eric Shipton).

Heli Safari To Kalash Tribes & Chitral Valley: 

Chitral, an area which was focus of the “Great Games”, at the turn of the 19th Century, is a land of ancient forts, rivers, springs and unique culture. The valleys of Brir, Rambur and Bamburet are the home of the only pagan tribe – Kalash, ‘the wearers of black robes.

 

Route -1

1 Islamabad – Babusar Pass – Fairy Meadows – Skardu
2 Skardu – Baltoro – Trango Towers – Concordia, K-2 – Skardu – Gilgit
3 Gilgit – Karakoram Highway – Islamabad

 

Route -2

1 Islamabad-Babusar Pass – Fairy Meadows – Skardu
2 Skardu – Baltoro – Trango Towers – Concordia, K-2 – Skardu – Gilgit
3 Gilgit – Phandar Lake – Shandur Pass – Chitral
4 Chitral – Kalash Valleys – Lowari Pass – Islamabad

 

Route -3

1 Islamabad – Babusar Pass – Fairy Meadows – Skardu
2 Skardu – Baltoro – Biafo Hispar – Hunza – Khunjerab Pass – Gilgit
3 Gilgit – Phandar Lake – Shandur Pass – Chitral – Kalash Valleys – Lowari Pass – Islamabad

Best time to visit: March to November

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