MARCO POLO JEEP SAFARI
LEVEL A: (15 days) This trip follows the route of Marco polo and is undertaken in a four-wheel-drive vehicle. Drive through the beautiful valleys of Punial, Ghizar, Mastuj, Chitral, Kalash, Dir, and Swat. Enroute, cross the Shandur (3720m), and Lowari passes(3200m). This journey offers astonishing contrasts: from stark, shale cliffs to lush green crop fields, from the roaring river to a serene lake. After spending a night Gupis, arrive at Phander lake, one of the most scenic places in this area. Here at leisure to fish for trout and visit the villages. Continue over Shandur pass with its two crystal clear lake and the world’s highest polo field to Mastuj, an essential town during the 19th-century siege of Chitral. From Mastuj, drive to Chitral for panoramic views of the Hindu Kush range and its highest peak Tirich Mir (7708m). Drive on to Swat visiting Kalash, and crossing over Lowari pass before ending in this emerald valley, popularly known as the Switzerland of the East.