Pakistan holidays

“Discover the Pakistan far removed from the news headlines – a land of gargantuan peak views, thriving cities and timeless mountain villages, plus a unique heritage.”

Highlights

Islamabad | Chitral | North West Frontier Province | Kalash Valley | Village homestay in Balanguru | Wakhan Corridor | Shandur Pass | Mt Rakaposhi | Hunza | Karakoram Highway | Hope Glacier | Rakaposhi View

Description of Pakistan holidays

There is much to love in Pakistan, far removed from the negative headlines linked to a few troubled spots. Savour some of the world's most spectacular mountain scenery, thriving cities, timeless villages and warm hospitality in the hands of an operator with over a decade of expert experience.

So you'll be in safe hands exploring the mountains around the charming northwest town of Chitral on a trip blending ancient cultures with gargantuan vistas, travelling from the Valleys of the Kalash - a Pagan mountain community – to the peak vistas of the Shandur Pass, Hunza and Skardu. The vibrant city of Islamabad bookends your trip, with visits to the Faisal Mosque and National Heritage Museum plus a memorable dinner in the Margalla Hills.

A drive through the North West Frontier Province brings you to the laidback mountain town of Chitral with its famous fort, colourful bazaar and a chance perhaps to catch a local game of polo! Heading into the Kalash Valley, visit the gardens at Ayun en route to a local homestay in the village of Balanguru.

You're set up now for days serving up some of the world's most dramatic drives, taking in places like the Wakhan Corridor, the Shandur Pass (where you'll enjoy a picnic lunch at 3800m), plus a trip to Mt Rakaposhi.

Hunza provides another memorable base, surrounded by 7000m peaks. Visit the recently restored Baltit Fort and stroll along the town's water channels, as well as meeting the friendly locals in nearby Karimabad.

There are more four-wheeled adventures along the Karakoram Highway (KKH) – the road to China – where amid stunning mountain vistas you'll walk on the Hope Glacier and see the Attabad Lake, as well as enjoying lunch accompanied by jaw-dropping vistas at Rakaposhi View.

Price includes all activities/equipment, tour leaders, local guides and drivers, meals, mineral water, all transport (excluding international flights) , all accommodation and all entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary.

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13 Oct 2018
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What this trip includes

Trips are on full board basis, and include transport as outlined in itinerary, twin-share accommodation, mineral water and entrance fees.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Pakistan holidays

In Pakistan we pride ourselves on working directly with as many local hotels, drivers, guides and cooks as possible, thereby putting money directly into the local community; to put this into perspective, a jeep driver, like Muktar Alam, that earns 30,000 rupees for one trip can with these wages educate two sons for a year and feed his family for 4 months. We also employ jeep drivers on a revolving basis and different ones in each area to ensure that the money we bring in is distributed evenly. With the small local guesthouses and home stays we use – like Saifullah’s in the Kalash Valleys – the money goes and stays in these pagan valleys rather than being siphoned out to rich, down-country hoteliers.

And on each part of the trip we employ local guides – like Dost Mohammed in the Peshawar bazaar – which again places funds directly in the pockets of local families. With our travels we also help support a number of educational trusts, and directly educate two boys from the Kalash Valleys.

In 2005 Pakistan was hit by a devastating earthquake that shattered the lives and homes of thousands of people. We contribute to the Pakistan Earthquake Fund that helped not only with distributing aid at the time, but also with helping people rebuild their lives after the event.

We are proud to support the Adopt-A-Minefield project, an NGO that saves and improves lives by raising funds to clear landmines and help landmine survivors. With more than 830 square kilometres of land left to clear in neighbouring Afghanistan, we feel that this organisation makes a huge difference to the quality of life for people in this area. For further details please visit www.landmines.org.uk

When you take one of our trips, we make a contribution to “Carbon Clear” – an organisation who work with hundreds of organisations to measure their carbon footprint and reduce their carbon emissions.

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