Silk Route Festival on the Roof of the World where natural environs, landscape, privilege location in the highest mountains of the world, breathtaking spectacles of sheer scenic beauty, wildlife and nature, awe-inspiring snow peaks, glittering glaciers, serene valleys of lush green foliage and fruits, gleaming and scintillating streams of unpolluted water, rich diversity of people, culture folklore, art, crafts and heritage are unexplored discovery that awaits you.
Highlights of the festival
Artisans-at-work (Gilgit, Karimabad & Skardu) – Mater artisans from remote part of Northern Areas will be at work in beautifully designed and documented pavilions.
Folkloric Songs & Dance Ensembles (Gilgit, Aliabad, Gulmit, Karimabad & Skardu) – Folk Dances and Musicians from all part of Northern Areas including Dance, Song Ensembles from the neighboring Xinjiang Province of China and Central Asia will be invited to entertain visitors the festival.
Folk Music Group – Small open air stage will be setup at the festival grounds in the different cities to present musicians from all over the Northern Areas.
Exotic Craft Bazaar – Exotic Local Bazaar will be held including Sunday and Friday markets for the local communities in several places. Farmer will exhibit and sell fruits.
Polo Matches and Indigenous Sports Events – Several Polo Matches will serve as a major attraction for foreign visitors at Gilgit and Skardu.
Camping Village and Open air Restaurants – will be set up at the scenic spot for nature lovers.
Ethnic Fashion Show – Depicting regional costumes and cultural traditions will be held.
Community Festival at District level – AKCSP, AKRSP and Craft Development Projects, Literary and Cultural Forums, IUCN, WWF and other NGOs will hold community Festival at District Levels.
CROSSROADS OF ASIA! – One of the few region in the world that holds a fascinating combinations of Adventure, History, Natural Beauty, Cultural and Trade at the cross roads of Asia. The region and its indigenous heritage of arts, crafts, history, landscape, people, produce and cultures is unique experience.