Pakistan: Women's Expedition

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Small group
  • age requirement 15-99 yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-31439
  • 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 Islamabad, Pakistan
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • This is a rare opportunity to travel through Pakistan with a local female leader. Her knowledge and insights will make this an eye-opening and unforgettable expedition.
  • Experience a unique female-only salon, owned by a local woman and run out her home in Gulmit, a town that has existed for hundreds of years and is surrounded by mountains and glaciers.
  • Spend time with the inspiring women working to empower their communities through local projects including carpet-weaving, cooking classes and cafes.
  • Immerse yourself in remote mountain villages while sharing food and stories with a local family.
The "Pakistan: Women's Expedition" trip starts and ends in Islamabad. It is an explorer tour that takes 12 days taking you through Islamabad, Ghulkin, Minapin and 6 other destinations in Pakistan. "Pakistan: Women's Expedition" is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Learn what life looks like for women living in Pakistan’s vibrant capital city and ancient mountain villages. Join a local female leader as she takes you on a unique journey to the Hunza Valley. See the communities and landscapes associated with the hallowed Karakoram and Hindu Kush mountains and meet pioneering women working on female empowerment projects throughout the region. Trek to alpine lakes, ancient glaciers and the remnants of ruined empires, then witness the evolution of modern Pakistan in the country’s capital of Islamabad. From cooking classes to village visits, this women’s only expedition will have you sharing more than just photographs.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Islamabad
  • Day 2: Islamabad
  • Day 3: Gulmit (2465 m)
  • Day 4: Gulmit (2465m)
  • Day 5: Gulmit (2465m)
  • Day 6: Gulmit
  • Day 7: Aliabad (2200 m)
  • Day 8: Aliabad (2200 m)
  • Day 9: Gilgit (1500m)
  • Day 10: Islamabad
  • Day 11: Islamabad
  • Day 12: Islamabad
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (7 nights), Traditional Guesthouse (4 nights)
Meals
  • 11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 11 Dinners
Transport
  • Private Vehicle , Plane
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Islamabad - Faisal Mosque (women's only section)
  • Islamabad - Taxila Museum & archeological sites
  • Islamabad - Local clothes shopping
  • Ghulmet - Rakaposhi View Point
  • Gulmit - Village walk & family visit
  • Gulmit - Women-run carpet weaving center visit
  • Hunza Valley - Ondra Polygah hike
  • Gulmit - Local beauty salon visit
  • Hunza Valley - Passu Glacier hike
  • Hunza Valley - Borith Lake hike
  • Hunza Valley - Passu Village visit
  • Hunza Valley - Pakistani Home Cooking Class
  • Hunza Valley - Traditional music performance
  • Hunza Valley - Attabad Lake
  • Karimabad - Baltit & Altit Forts
  • Hunza Valley - Ciqam Women's Social Enterprise visit
  • Hunza Valley - Women-run cafe lunch
  • Hopar - Family cooking class
  • Hopar - Hopar Glacier walk
  • Gilgit - Local market
  • Islamabad - Golra Railway Station
  • Islamabad - Shah Allah Ditta Caves
  • Islamabad - Rawalpindi Markets
  • Islamabad - Jamia Mosque Rawalpindi
  • Islamabad - Local salon visit
  • Islamabad - Saidpur village
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Islamabad 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: Women's 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: Women's 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: Women's 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: Women's 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 trip visits places as high as 2,900m above sea level, which can cause altitude sickness, regardless of age or physical health. Please see the ‘Health’ section of the Essential Trip Information for more details on travelling at altitude and ensure you are familiar with signs of AMS.
  • 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. Failing that, we will follow a contingency plan by private vehicle.
  • This trip involves some long travel days, which can be tiresome but offer a quintessential experience of the beautiful landscape and hospitable people of Pakistan.
  • While we would love to open up these unique experiences to all our travellers regardless of gender, it’s simply not yet possible to do so while operating in a socially responsible and culturally sensitive manner. If you're interested in travelling to Pakistan on a similar itinerary, check out our Pakistan Expedition (code HQSP) or consider booking a private group tour.
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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