Pakistan Expedition

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Small group
  • age requirement 15-99 yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-30848
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Ends Lahore, Pakistan
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Learn about Pakistan – its turbulent past, fascinating present, and hopeful future – from a local leader who knows and loves the country best.
  • Discover the jagged snow-capped peaks, bright blue lakes and traditional culture of the Hunza Valley, a little touristed but unbelievably beautiful region of northern Pakistan.
  • From its ancient museums, gardens and forts to its fantastic food scene, Lahore has so much to offer. Spend three days discovering this dynamic city.
  • Travel to the incredibly remote village of Shimshal where you’ll meet the local families who live in this challenging environment and hike through the surrounding mountains.
  • Visit a women’s group supported by the Aga Khan Foundation to learn about their projects and have lunch at a cafe run by local women.
Starting in Islamabad and ending in Lahore, the "Pakistan Expedition" trip is a guided explorer trip that takes 15 days. You will travel through Lahore, Karimabad, Shimshal and 4 other destinations in Pakistan. "Pakistan Expedition" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

This 15-day expedition is a brand-new trip through an ancient land. Beginning in Pakistan’s capital of Islamabad, the expedition takes you north to the stunning and rarely touristed Hunza Valley region. Here you’ll find nature unleashed: imagine imposing jagged peaks, alpine lakes and glaciers creeping into the valleys. Hike between ancient fortifications scattered among rural villages and learn about the modern innovations that help the local people prosper. Finish in Lahore, a city that not only stood strong through the rise and fall of empires but also preserved the culture that makes Pakistan such a mesmerising, all-consuming country.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Islamabad
  • Day 2: Islamabad - Taxila - Islamabad
  • Day 3: Islamabat - Gilgit - Passu (2500m)
  • Day 4: Hunza Valley (2500m)
  • Day 5: Hunza Valley (2900m)
  • Day 6: Shimshal (3100m)
  • Day 7: Shimshal (3100m)
  • Day 8: Attabad Lake - Ganish Village - Karimabad (2500m)
  • Day 9: Karimabad (2500m)
  • Day 10: Gilgit (1500m)
  • Day 11: Islamabad - Lahore
  • Day 12: Lahore
  • Day 13: Lahore
  • Day 14: Lahore
  • Day 15: Lahore
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (11 nights), Guesthouse (3 nights)
Meals
  • 14 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 8 Dinners
Transport
  • Private Vehicle , 4WD , Plane
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Islamabad - Faisal Mosque
  • Islamabad - Taxila Museum & archeological sites
  • Ghulmet - Rakaposhi View Point
  • Gulmit - Ancient house visit
  • Hunza Valley - Ondra Polygah hike
  • Gulmit - Women-run carpet weaving center visit
  • Hunza Valley - Passu Glacier hike
  • Hunza Valley - Hussaini Hanging Bridge
  • Hunza Valley - Borith Lake hike
  • Hunza Valley - Traditional music performance
  • Shimshal - Village tour & optional hike
  • Karimabad - Market tour
  • Hunza Valley - Ganish Village walking tour
  • Hunza Valley - Attabad Lake
  • Hunza Valley - Sacred Rock of Hunza
  • Karimabad - Baltit & Altit Forts
  • Gilgit - Local markets
  • Gilgit - Kargah Buddha
  • Gilgit - China Yadgar (Chinese cemetery)
  • Chakwal - Katas Raj Temples
  • Lahore - Lahore Museum
  • Lahore - Bagh-e-Jinnah (Lawrence Garden)
  • Lahore - Anarkali & Liberty Markets
  • Lahore - Tomb of Jahangir
  • Lahore - Shalimar Gardens
  • Lahore - Wagah Border ceremony
  • Lahore - Walled City of Lahore
  • Lahore - Shahi Hammam
  • Lahore - Tomb of Allama Iqbal
  • Lahore - Badshahi Mosque
  • Lahore - Wazir Khan Mosque
  • Lahore - Akbari Mandi & Azam Cloth Market
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Islamabad and from Lahore are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Pakistan Expedition tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Pakistan Expedition tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 15 July 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 15 July 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Pakistan Expedition tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Pakistan Expedition tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you
  • This adventure involves hiking and spending time at altitude and is recommended for those with a good level of fitness. Please bring comfortable footwear suitable for hiking.
  • Part of travelling with Intrepid means respecting local cultures and sensibilities. That way you get the most out of your interactions with local people and environments. Pakistan is a conservative country and travellers of all genders are advised to cover up when in public.
  • This trip includes one or more overnight stays at 3200 metres (11500 ft) where there is a genuine risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If left untreated AMS can be life-threatening. While the vast majority will only feel discomfort, it is not uncommon for a small number of people to need extra care which will be provided by our leaders and local staff. All our trips that spend time at high altitudes follow our standard altitude safety measures. A number of medical conditions and medications can also reduce your body's ability to acclimatise, and thus will affect your performance at altitude and make you more susceptible to AMS. If you are worried about any pre-existing condition (e.g. heart problems), or unsure of your physical ability, you must seek medical advice prior to booking. You may also wish to discuss medication such as Diamox that may help aid acclimatisation. Read more about AMS here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/altitude-sickness
  • The diversity of the seasons here makes for incredible scenery, but the weather in this region can be unpredictable. It’s best to wear layers at all times of the year in case conditions change during the day. At night the temperature can really drop, so bring your warm clothes. Even in the warmer months, the temperature can be low in the mountains.
  • This trip includes extended time spent travelling in a private vehicle with your group. Extra space can be tight, and conditions may feel a little cramped. It’s all part of the adventure and a great way to get to know your fellow travellers. Please read the itinerary carefully for travel time estimates you are prepared for the realities of very long travel days.
  • The weather can be unpredictable in the mountains and a significant number of flights to/from Islamabad and Gilgit are delayed or cancelled due to weather conditions. If your flight is cancelled we will endeavour to get your group on the next available flight and follow our contingency plans. This may involve changes to the itinerary which will be communicated by your group leader.
COVID VACCINATION POLICY
  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is no longer mandatory on departures after 1st January 2023. Nonetheless, all travellers are strongly advised to be vaccinated as a safety measure to protect themselves and others on the tour. This policy excludes all Polar trips and select adventure cruises, where testing and vaccination are required.
  • Also, proof of vaccination may still be required at specific entry points or by the airlines. Therefore, please make sure to check all the travel requirements carefully before travelling.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
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