Autumn in Pakistan
Autumn in the Mountains
Experience and capture the love story of autumnal colours in the mountain valleys of Pakistan. Blazing colours of autumn, mystic dawn & dusk, moderate hikes, connect & explore, listen to the trees & enjoy photography this tour has been specifically designed for nature lovers & enthusiast photographers of all skill levels offering an ultimate experience of autumnal colours in the mountain valleys of Pakistan. It doesn’t matter what camera you are carrying; you would be able to capture the magical landscapes and learn photography on-location.
Dates & Place
OCT 20 – NOV 05
Gilgit, Gupis & Phundar /
Hunza, Nagar, Gulmit, & Passu
Travel, Nature, Landscape, Culture and People Photography
Moderate – Medium, Walk & Hike
8 – 12 Persons
- Experience the epic romance of autumnal colours in the mountains of Pakistan
- Witness the magic of the mountain landscape’s dawn and dusk from the valley’s highest vantage point.
- 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 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.
- 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, quiet time and a chance to make lifetime memories.
Arrival and check-ins. After some rest, it’s time to explore some local food and explore few famous vantage points of the city.
If weather at Gilgit is favourable, we will go by plane otherwise, we will jump in our cars and hit the road for a long road journey through Karakoram Highway.
Naltar is a beautiful valley situated 34 kms from the city of Gilgit. Due to its pine forest, amazing mountain scenery, the majestic river and high-altitude pastures, Naltar valley is such a unique and different experience in these mountains. This attractive valley is also famous for the three lakes-Strangi lake, Blue Lake and Bodlok Lake. Camping here is a great experience to instantly connect with nature.
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. The 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.
In terms of the 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 the participants’ work.