Pakistan - The Old Silk Route
Mountains and Glaciers
The redspokes cycle tour of Pakistan is an opportunity to experience astounding natural beauty and ancient cultures while enjoying some of the best riding in the world.
The Karakoram is the backbone of vast colliding mountain ranges incorporating some of the world's highest peaks and longest non-Polar glaciers. These peaks reach 7,000-8,000m and include K2, the second-highest mountain on the planet.
We cycle through spectacular scenery starting near Rawalpindi, following the River Indus (which separates the Himalayas and Hindu Kush ranges) to Gilgit. Here we feel that the "real" mountain cycling begin as the road climbs towards the Khunjerab pass at 4,730m.
En-route we cycle through the Hunza valley which has a reputation for outstanding natural beauty, welcoming communities and endless hiking and mountain biking opportunities. Until very recently Hunza was cut off from the modern world and became mythologized in books and films as the "Lost Kingdom of Shangri-La". Due to its isolation and purity its people are reputed to have extraordinary health and longevity.
One of the world's great cycle rides, set amongst ever-changing scenery, our Pakistan cycle trip is hard to beat.
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Day to Day Details
- Gilgit: Kargah Buddha
- Cross the longest suspension bridge in Asia.
- Cycle alongside the River Indus.
- Ghilkin Glacier.
- Visit the Hunza valley.
- Karimabad: 13th C Fort, Sacred Rocks of Hunza.
This map is for illustration purposes only and may not show the exact route taken on this tour.