Oh I agree that we will need much more time up North. My entire tour is approximately 20-22 days which will include at least 8-10 days from Naran to Khunjirab and back to Islamabad. The rest of the 10 - 12 days will be for coming and going from Karachi to Wah/Islamabad which we may adjust as per changing conditions in Islamabad as it seems they are changing by the hour.
Now I have checked the weather in the Gilgit Balistan and there is rain expected all next week which I am hoping to avoid providing we reach towards the end of next week but then again the weather can change at any time. So we are prepared with rain coats and other such items.
So, I have already planned for