Pakistan

Pakistan. Lost civilizations and majestic mountains

Pakistan

Pakistan. Lost civilizations and majestic mountains

Price
$1460
+ flight to Karachi and from Islamabad back home
Duration
19 days
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The ruins of ancient empires, blue lakes surrounded by seven thousand meters tall peaks, great Muslim shrines, incredible statues of Buddha and amazing people living in remote mountain regions. This trip will change your views on Pakistan!

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Karachi, checking into a hotel. City sightseeing: Mausoleum of the Father of the Nation Muhammad Jinnah, the National Museum of Pakistan, St. Patrick's Cathedral, palaces, mosques and markets.
  • Day 2
    Morning departure to Thatta (about 3 hours on the way), where we explore the architecture of the Mughal empire and the mosque of Shah Jahan - the one who has constructed the famous Taj Mahal in India. We will see the largest cemetery in the world - Makli Necropolis. On the way to Thatta we will stop near the Chakundi tombs and archaeological excavations of Banbhore - a city founded by Alexander the Great. Evening departure to Hyderabad (about 2.5 hours on the way). Evening city walk. Night in the hotel.
  • Day 3
    Morning transfer to Lake Manchar (about 3 hours). We will visit floating lake villages with boat houses, get to know the traditions of their inhabitants and observe the unique birds on the shores. After lunch - departure to Mohenjo-Daro (about 2.5 hours), where we will explore the ruins of the ancient city of Harappa civilization. Late evening transfer to Haipur (about 2 hours), from where we will departure to Punjab province in the sleeping train.
  • Day 4
    Arrival in Multan around 10 am, checking into a hotel. We will have the whole day to enjoy the city: the mosques and the mausoleum of Rukne Adam, the city gate and to feel the vibes of the markets in Old City. Night in Multan.
  • Day 5
    Early morning departure to Lahore (about 7 hours on the road). On the way we will stop at Harappa, the most important center of the ancient civilization in the Indus valley. We will visit excavations and local museum. Arrival in Lahore, check-in at the hotel.
  • Day 6
    Today we will experience the cultural capital of Pakistan - the city of Lahore. We are going to visit the Badakhshi mosque, the Lahore Fort and the Minar-e-Pakistan Square. In the afternoon, we will visit the famous Shalimar Gardens and drive to the town of Wagah to see the flag lowering ceremony on the Indo-Pakistani border (about 2 hours on the way). Return to Lahore for the night.
  • Day 7
    We continue to explore Lahore - visit Lahore Museum, where you can see the world-famous finds from the excavations of Mohenjo-Daro, enjoy the colorful Lahore bazaar Anarkala, try street food, walk to the Vazir Khan Mosque and the Sufi Date Durbar Shrine and see other interesting places.
  • Day 8
    We departure to Islamabad (around 4,5 hours on the way). We check into the hotel upon arrival and go for a walk around the city. Visit to the Pakistan monument, the Lake Wye Park, the Faisal Mosque - one of the largest mosques in the world, and the Margal Hills, which offer a panoramic view of the city. Lunch in a restaurant overlooking Islamabad. A trip to Rawalpindi in the afternoon (about 2 hours on the way) where we check into a hotel.
  • Day 9-10
    Morning departure to Tamirgala. In about 2 hours on the road we will visit ancient Buddhist temples in Taxila. 3 more hours - and we are exploring the Buddhist temples in Takht-i-Bahi. Fantastic mountain views are waiting for us at the Swat valley. Night in the hotel in Tamirgala. In the morning we continue our journey to Chitral. It is only 200 km away but it will take us 7-8 hours to get to. On the way we will marvel at stunning views of the valley. Only some 2 thousand years ago this views were admired by Alexander the Great and his troops on their great conquering mission of India. We arrive in Chitral and check into a hotel.
  • Day 11
    Walk around the city which is located at the foot of the highest peak of Hindu Kush - Tirich-Mir. Departure to Kalasha Valleys (about 1 hour). These valleys, which are surrounded by radical Islam, have become a home for the ethnicity called Kalashi, who has Slavic appearance, professes paganism, wears luxurious clothes every day, and has unusual customs and taboos. Here we will also see the highest peak of Hindu Kush, the majestic Tirich-Mir. Night in one of Kalasha villages.
  • Day 12
    Morning departure to Karimabad. The views on the way will be extremely picturesque. We will stop at Shandur Top, next to world's highest polo field, visit the Shandur Lake and then continue to the Goopechh valley to see it’s highlights: Marco Polo rams and Lake Khalti. Night in Goopechh.
  • Day 13
    Short tour around the Goopechh valley and departure to Karimabad (about 7 hours). We check into the hotel and then visit "the happiest place in the world" - the Hunza Valley, which lies between the three highest mountain chains in the world. Hunzakut style dinner with local alcohol tasting. Night in Karimabad.
  • Day 14
    We watch the sunrise on the Eagle Nest rock and enjoy panoramic views of six and seven thousand peaks. After breakfast, we plunge into the history of Hunza, visiting Altit and Balti forts, we explore culture and traditions of the Hunzakut tribe, and the local Alawite religion. After lunch we departure to Passu (about 2 hours) through the world's highest international highway, Atbad Lake and one of the most dangerous bridges - Hussey Bridge. Dinner at the resort town of Gilgit. Coming back to Karimabad at night.
  • Day 15
    Morning departure to Skardu. This road is difficult, so it might take us between 5 to 10 hours. Skardu is an oasis surrounded by Karakoram mountains, it is also called a “Pakistani fairy tale”. Check-into the hotel. Walk around the city, visiting the local fort, waterfall, Buddha Rock.
  • Day 16-17
    In the morning we visit the local bazaar, walk to the picturesque waterfall and Buddha Rock. Next morning we go to the Shigar Valley - the gate to the mountains of Karakoram, and the most dangerous peak in the world: K2. We will visit the historic town of Shigar, inhabited by the Tibetans and two beautiful lakes: Upper Kachura Lake and Satpara Lake.
  • Day 18-19
    After breakfast we walk to the viewing deck to marvel at the landscapes for the last time. But we will see this mountains again from the plane when we fly to Islamabad. There we check into a hotel. Next morning we fly back home.
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At a Glance
Mausoleum of the Father of the Nation, Floating Villages, Mohenjo-Daro, Swat valley, Kalasha valleys, Skardu, Karakorum
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Dates Availability
2019
16.04 - 04.05 Available for booking
28.09 - 16.10 Available for booking
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2019
16 April - 04 May Available for booking $1460 $880 Rus.,Ukr.,Eng. Book
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Departures 16.04.2019 - 04.05.2019
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Price $1460
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Departures 28.09.2019 - 16.10.2019
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Price $1460
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This group speaks Rus.,Ukr.,Eng.
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Group size 12 persons.

The ruins of ancient empires, blue lakes surrounded by seven thousand meters tall peaks, great Muslim shrines, incredible statues of Buddha and amazing people living in remote mountain regions. This trip will change your views on Pakistan!

Is this trip for you?

This trip is of light physical grade. It includes short bus and train rides, and two long bus rides - for 11 and 13 hours, including stops for food and visiting places of interest on the way. The route includes changes of climate conditions and altitudes. We will also be taking long walks in cities and towns. Accommodation in double/twin rooms of tourist class hotels and guesthouses, almost everyone will have wi fi internet. We will spend one night in the basic conditions in a private guesthouse, possibly without hot water.

The price of the trip includes:

  • All transportation, including trains, buses, public transport and taxis;
  • Accommodation in hotels and guesthouses throughout the journey;
  • Professional guiding services.

To be paid separately:

  • Flight to Karachi and from Islamabad back home;
  • Insurance (mandatory);
  • Food ($20-25 per day);
  • Entrance tickets to parks, museums and other sights on the route;
  • Visa ($165).
At a Glance
Mausoleum of the Father of the Nation, Floating Villages, Mohenjo-Daro, Swat valley, Kalasha valleys, Skardu, Karakorum
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Dates Availability
2019
16.04 - 04.05 Available for booking
28.09 - 16.10 Available for booking

The ruins of ancient empires, blue lakes surrounded by seven thousand meters tall peaks, great Muslim shrines, incredible statues of Buddha and amazing people living in remote mountain regions. This trip will change your views on Pakistan!

Have a question?
Ask us.
Dates Availability
2019
16.04 - 04.05 Available for booking
28.09 - 16.10 Available for booking

Citizens of most country need a visa to enter Pakistan.

Visa should be obtained in the embassy of Pakistan in the country of residence.

We provide free visa consulting for our clients. 

At a Glance
Mausoleum of the Father of the Nation, Floating Villages, Mohenjo-Daro, Swat valley, Kalasha valleys, Skardu, Karakorum
Have a question?
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Dates Availability
2019
16.04 - 04.05 Available for booking
28.09 - 16.10 Available for booking
Single room in Pakistan
  • Price: + $300
Accommodation in a single room throughout the trip.
At a Glance
Mausoleum of the Father of the Nation, Floating Villages, Mohenjo-Daro, Swat valley, Kalasha valleys, Skardu, Karakorum
Have a question?
Ask us.
Dates Availability
2019
16.04 - 04.05 Available for booking
28.09 - 16.10 Available for booking