Pakistan is a country near and dear to our hearts…and for good reason. A trip to this part of the world is bound to excite even the most seasoned travelers, with some of the most spectacular mountain scenery, thriving cities, colorful markets, and warm hospitality. We have been running trips here for over ten years and understand the political complexities of visiting this fascinating country. Our top priority has always been the safety of our clients.
Despite the negative images painted by the media, we believe that Pakistan still remains one of the top travel destinations around the globe.
This tour is specially designed for those who do not get a chance to or want to visit Pakistan multiple times, and want to do the complete Pakistan tour in one go.
The tour starts from the capital ISLAMABAD. On this fantastic journey along the Northwest Frontier, you will drive up from the capital Islamabad, through stunningly spectacular scenery, to the ancient kingdom of Chitral. Here we will spend two days with the Kalash before heading on over the Shandur Pass to one of the most beautiful places on earth, Hunza. We will complete our circuit by returning to Islamabad via the Buddhist University town of Taxila.
After completing the northern part, we will travel down to one of the world’s biggest cities Karachi, and before that, we will be completing the city of Lahore known as the heart of Pakistan and Peshwar. Peshawar is not about concrete buildings and fancy cars but a city that holds its traditions and roots with pride, also known as the city of flowers. It is situated in the east of the historic Khyber Pass. Peshawar is the capital and the largest city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
All Pakistan tour is a tailormade tour package in which you visit all the major travel destinations in Pakistan. Starting from the capital city Islamabad, you will visit the most beautiful and top travel destinations, Skardu and Hunza Valley in northern Pakistan. In south and central Pakistan, you will visit the big cities which are much different than the rest of the cities in the world. The tour ends up in the most populated city Karachi Pakistan.
•Explore the beautiful ranges of Karakoram, Himalayas and Hindukush ranges
•Visit some of the heavenly destinations among the communities living in the mountains
•Visit some of the most beautiful lakes, Gigantic mountains, meadows and valleys
•Visit some of the historic cities in the central and southern Pakistan
•An insight into the historic Sufi shrines in Multan and Bahawalpur
•Immerse into the cities streets for shopping, food and cultural insight
Arrival: Islamabad International Airport (https://goo.gl/maps/iMDp9VkhJA9kqMJ47)
Return: Jinnah Airport Karachi (https://goo.gl/maps/yDRXdGXuq5TxoTLWA)
3 Hours Before Flight Time
When you arrive at the airport in Islamabad, a member of our staff will be there to greet you and drive you to your hotel. Start your journey this afternoon by going to the Institute of Folk Heritage, also known as Lok Versa, a small ethnological museum that features a variety of costumes and artefacts from all throughout Pakistan. Then, move on to the Faisal Mosque. The largest place of worship in the world when it was constructed in the 1970s, this spectacular structure now houses an Islamic university with a focus on philosophy and law. Before having dinner at one of the many restaurants in old Islamabad, where Saidpur Village still exists despite modern design, you can visit the Marghalla Hills to take in stunning views of the city.
Taking a drive through the Northwest Frontier and into the picturesque Swat Valley, you will begin your journey north today. To get to Saidu Sharif, Butkhela, Chakdara, and Malakand Pass, take the GT Road. This area was formerly closed to foreign visitors, but it has just become accessible once more, giving you a fantastic opportunity to learn about the area’s early Buddhist history. You will visit the neighbourhood museum, which is filled with exquisite Gandharan artefacts, as well as other Buddhist sites after you have checked into your accommodation. Then go to Butkara, one of Ghandhara’s earliest Buddhist stupas, a significant archaeological site.
After breakfast, you will set off on a breathtaking journey that will take you past Chakdara, where a young Winston Churchill witnessed battle in the 1890s, before crossing the Lowari Pass and into the old kingdom of Chitral. This is a wonderfully peaceful place to conclude your day because it is situated at the entrance to the Kalash Valleys and is surrounded by beautiful vistas.
After breakfast, you’ll travel to the village of Balanguru in the Valley of Rumbor, where you’ll stay with our good friend, the foremost representative of the vibrant Kalash people. You might also choose to walk the final several miles through this stunning valley. The smallest religious group in Pakistan is the Kalash, who number around 3,000. In contrast to other minorities in the nation, they are geographically restricted to the three valleys of Birir, Bumburet, and Rumbur. The Muslim community of Kalash is referred to as Kafirs (non-believers) and their region is referred to as Kafirstan. Both are located in the Hindu Kush between the Afghan Border and Chitral Valley.
After breakfast drive to the Bumburet Valley, the most picturesque of the three, scattered with villages and long, fertile stretches of cultivation. Upon arrival do spend as much time with the Kalash families as possible, learning about their culture, lifestyle and how they are slowly transitioning into the modern world.
Today you will leave the beautiful Kalash Valley region. After hiking through the mountains, you will reach the small town of Chitral. It is a quiet and conservative town that is known for its traditional culture. Hopefully, you will be able to witness a game of mountain polo, if a match is played, before checking into your hotel for the night.
After breakfast, you will drive to Mastuj, 110 km north-east of Chitral town, in a 4×4 jeep. This is one of the most beautiful and dramatic drives as it winds through the Mastuj Valley, passing Tirihi Mir and Bonizon and finally entering the Yarkund Valley, home to Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor. On arrival you can take a walk around the village before returning to your hotel.
After breakfast today, you will drive to the Sandur Pass, stopping for tea at 3,800 meters above sea level. If you’d like, you can walk to the Langer Plain, which is used for grazing yaks and dzos. There, you can have a picnic lunch before returning to your jeep and driving on to Khalti.
After breakfast you will travel on to Gilgit through some of Northern Pakistan’s most dramatic scenery.
After breakfast, stop by the local Christian cemetery before continuing on the amazing drive up the Karakoram Highway beside the titanic form of Mount Rakaposhi, and into the beautiful Hunza valley. The sight of this great mountain with its 7,788 meters basking in the sun next to the road will surely leave you speechless.You can have lunch en route at Rakaposhi View Restaurant, where you will witness the longest continuous vertical view anywhere on Earth, before continuing to the region’s main town, Karimabad.
Today, head out to the top of Karimabad town for a walk on a water channel. You’ll have amazing views out across the valley while you’re up there. After lunch, take a break and enjoy some shopping and wandering before taking a sightseeing trip to the 15th century Baltit fort, once the seat of power in the Hunza state and recently restored by UNESCO to a fantastic standard.You will return to your accommodation at the end of the afternoon.
Explore Altit fort and mighty Royal Garden. Taste some local food dishes at a local restaurant for lunch. Witness sunset at Duikar.
Drive to Upper Hunza VAlley. Witnes the world famous Attabad Lake. Free time for activities like boating and Jetski. Visit another fascinating Lake called Borith Lake while enjoying the mesmerizing view of Passu Glacier.
Visit Passu Cones and extra time for Ondra Poyga trail. Visit Hussaini Suspension Bridge. Drive to Khunjrab Pass. Return Back to Gilgit by the night.
Early this morning enjoy a short tour of Gilgit with your guide, stopping off at the popular polo grounds and the very typical mountain bazaar. Next leave Gilgit and drive through the narrow gorge that is known as the “Grand Canyon” of Northern Pakistan, following the course of the untamed Indus River to Shigar.
After having breakfast take a walking tour of the 14th century Amburiq Mosque that received a UNESCO award for restoration and the restored Khanqah. Following this, continue your drive on to Khaplu to check into your hotel. In the afternoon explore Khaplu Palace, the village and the Khanqah (a place of spiritual retreat which also housed journeymen).
Today you are free to relax and enjoy the hotel or partake in the many activities available from the hotel. Why not witness a polo game, visit the rock carvings at Saling, explore the 18th century majestic Khaplu Khanqah mosque, ride on horseback through the beauty of Baltistan, take a stroll through Khaplu or see the hotels many projects, such as the Bara wool spinning centre and the Khaplu Women’s Vocational Training Centre.
You will be driven from the ancient kingdom of Khaplu, 105 kilometres west to Skardu, on a journey of around 2 hours. You can enjoy a walk through the town’s main bazaar to the ‘organic village’ via an old trail at the foot of Kharpocho Fort. See if you can catch a game of Polo at the town’s main field and visit the K2 museum at the K2 Motel. This is an ideal way to experience the capital of Baltistan and understand the life of the locals and the mountaineers that visit.
Karachi is the commercial hub of Pakistan, being an industrial city, it has a colonial past, with various colonial/Victorian era architecture, Karachi is the city of founder of Pakistan so the itinerary includes visit to his mausoleum and his house now turned into museum, It is also the most linguistically, ethnically, and religiously diverse city in Pakistan.Before partition it was dominated by Parsi,Hindu and Christen community and after the partition Muslims from all over India migrated in Karachi making it now diverse,unique and vibrant Our City tour includes visit to old Karachi, visit to souvenir market,elaborate mosques and towers, cathedrals and temples. Flight to Karachi from Bahawalpur Check-in at hotel Visit Boat Basin.
Visit Mohatta Palace Museum. Visit Frere Hall. Airport drop-off End of the tour 🙂