Bespoke trip to northern Pakistan

  • Bespoke trip to northern Pakistan
  • Bespoke trip to northern Pakistan
  • Bespoke trip to northern Pakistan
  • Bespoke trip to northern Pakistan
  • Bespoke trip to northern Pakistan
  • Bespoke trip to northern Pakistan
  • Bespoke trip to northern Pakistan
  • Bespoke trip to northern Pakistan
  • Bespoke trip to northern Pakistan
  • Bespoke trip to northern Pakistan
  • Bespoke trip to northern Pakistan
  • Bespoke trip to northern Pakistan
  • Bespoke trip to northern Pakistan

Bespoke trip to northern Pakistan

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Looking for a truly unique experience? We are now offering bespoke trips to the stunning, remote region of northern Pakistan.

We will work directly with you to create an imaginative, personalized itinerary. Whether you're more interested in trekking the soaring peaks of the Karakoram mountains, engaging with the rich culture and fascinating history of the Hunza valley, or a combination of it all, we will tailor the trip to suit your, or your group's, requirements perfectly.

To express your interest and for further information, please contact us at: explore@ishkar.com, or book a consultation with us by clicking on the button above.

What?

Whatever you want!

For our bespoke trips we will work directly with you to create an imaginative, personalized itinerary. Whether you're more interested in trekking the soaring peaks of the Karakoram mountains, engaging with the rich culture and fascinating history of the Hunza valley, or a combination of it all, we will tailor the trip to suit your, or your group's, requirements perfectly.

Where?

Our bespoke itineraries stretch across the north of Pakistan. Exact location will depend on your requests! 

When?

Bespoke trips can run all year round although we recommend travelling in autumn or spring for optimal weather. 

Who?

North Pakistan really does have something for everyone. From trekking the peaks of the Karakoram, sleeping under the stars, enjoying Hunza cuisine and music, we can curate the trip to suit any groups wishes. 

Cost & Booking Information

Minimum $3,990 per head, however the total price for the trip will depend on the final itinerary and number of participants.  A non-refundable deposit will be required to secure your place on the trip. Please note that by paying the deposit, you agree to abide by our Terms & Conditions.

For further information, please contact us at: explore@ishkar.com

Preorders explained

If an item is out of stock you are able to preorder the item, so that you're first in line when its back. Once you have preordered an item we guarantee the order to be shipped to you within four months. If the item is delivered outside this window we will provide you with your money back. Often the order will arrive well within this four month period. Contact preorders@ishkar.com for more accurate information on when orders for this product are likely to be ready.

Terms & Conditions

Please visit our Terms & Conditions page for further information.

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OUR DESTINATION

Northern Pakistan is home to some of the world’s most jaw-dropping landscapes, with more than fifty mountains over 7,000 metres, and 5 over 8,000. For millennia ancient trade routes have snaked their way through the verdant valleys which lie between these high peaks, carrying goods, ideas and influences between south Asia, Afghanistan and nearby China. Even with recent upgrades to the Karakoram highway - aka 'The Roof of the World' this region remains stunningly remote. 

Our bespoke itineraries stretch across the region. Get in touch to hear more options: explore@ishkar.com.

Photographer : Victoria Leal Tagles (2021 ISHKAR traveller to Hunza)

BESPOKE TRAVEL

Whether you're looking for a family adventure, a honeymoon to remember, an office retreat or stimulating solo break, we can curate the trip to fit your needs.

Some of you will be drawn by the prospect of spending time in the remote wilderness, others will be drawn by the chance to learn about a fascinating and poorly understood part of the world. We will work closely with you to guarantee the journey you want away from the typical tourist trails.

Photographer : Victoria Leal Tagles (2021 ISHKAR traveller to Hunza)

THE PRICE

The price for this trip will depend completely on your chosen itinerary.  It will include all food, transport and accommodation whilst in country.  We will be assisted by guides who know the region inside out, providing access to areas rarely seen by tourists.

Email to find out more: explore@ishkar.com

** Where international payments are due, we request that you ensure the full amount is received, after all bank charges have been levied as per the price and currency stated on the invoice stated.


Photographer : Victoria Leal Tagles (2021 ISHKAR traveller to Hunza)

TRAVEL SECURITY

We are uncompromising when it comes to the safety and security of our travellers and will not hesitate to alter plans or cancel trips due to changing security dynamics. In recent years, the security situation in Pakistan has imporved considerably.  We will be travelling to Hunza which is a safe region, out of the reach of any turbulence in other regions of Pakistan.

Please see our Travel Security page for more information.


Photographer : Victoria Leal Tagles (2021 ISHKAR traveller to Hunza)

ISHKAR Team Members

Your ISHKAR point of contact for the trip is Clare Doolan.  If you have any queries about the trip:

Email: explore@ishkar.com
Book a consultation: Click here.

Clare Doolan ~ Head of Travel
Clare grew up on a big island in the middle of the Pacific (Australia) acutely aware that a bigger world awaited. For the past fifteen years, she has dedicated her personal and professional life to travel, looking for the backstory of places that get overlooked by guidebooks and google maps. Before joining ISHKAR, she spent a decade developing travel experiences for Botswana and Zimbabwe’s high-end safari industry. Though Clare has travelled widely across every continent other than Antarctica, she’s most fond of forays into Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

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Testimonial

This was one of my most memorable trips. Thank you Ishkar for really taking us beyond the headlines. I feel in love with Pakistan – the people we met were so receptive to us and each place you selected was perfect. Thank you for being super considerate about how we engaged with the people and the environment. And I made some great friends

Neha, ISHKAR traveller to Hunza 2021

Seeing ISHKAR’s philosophy and values up close and in person made me love this company

Molly, ISHKAR traveller to Hunza 2021

The balance of the rugged mountains against the warmth of the people and their hospitality make this a unique trip and the efforts that Ishkar put into get this whole trip organised were apparent as it ran so smoothly and was a incredible experience from start to finish. I would love to go again and reconnect with the people we met this time round

Shahin, ISHKAR traveller to Hunza 2021

Is it safe in Pakistan?

In recent years, the security situation in Pakistan has improved considerably. In 2018, there were an estimated 484,000 visits by British nationals to Pakistan. We will be travelling to Hunza which is a safe region, out of reach of any turbulence in other regions of Pakistan. We liaise directly with organisations within the regions of our travel in order to remain up to date with any ongoing changes. We will be informing local authorities of our travel plans, using reputable agencies, staying on established routes, and will remain as a group throughout.

Why travel with us?

We are proposing a different new travel experience. With years of experience and a network of fantastic contacts, we want to show people the Pakistan we know. This trip will be about meeting inspiring people, visiting extraordinary places and experiencing a true adventure in one of the world’s most beautiful and yet least visited regions.

How will COVID-19 affect the trip?

In order to protect both our travellers and those that our travellers come into contact with, we mandate a strict set of COVID-19 protocols which include social distancing, usage of hand sanitiser and the wearing of face coverings.   Our COVID-19 procedures are based on up to date advice from the World Health Organisation in addition to following local requirements. Along with our security information, we ensure to send out our COVID-19 procedures document to every traveller.

All travellers (regardless of vaccination status) are required to obtain a negative PCR test result within 72 hours prior to departure.  Within 24 hours prior to departure travellers (regardless of vaccination status) must also obtain proof of a negative rapid antigen test result.   Proof of both these tests must be sent to ISHKAR prior to departure, and its cost will covered by the traveller, not ISHKAR.

Should ISHKAR decide to cancel a trip as a result of COVID-19 or should a traveller be unable to take part in the trip as a result of COVID-19, you will be offered options including a full refund as per our COVID-19 Travel Policy.  Any further questions, please take a look at our COVID-19 Travel FAQs, and our generic COVID-19 Protocols, or contact a member of the team: explore@ishkar.com


What is included in the cost?

When we have confirmed your itinerary, we will provide a price for the trip. This cost will include domestic flights, all accommodation, guiding, transport/transfers in Pakistan, breakfast, lunch and dinner, entrance fees. It will not include international flights into and out of Islamabad, visa fees, insurance, excess luggage charges, cameras, alcohol, additional food and drinks, medical expenses, tipping.

When do I need to book?

This is a bespoke trip according to your preferred dates so there is no concrete deadline. However, the final balance needs to be paid 60 days prior to departure - you can pay this online, or via bank transfer directly to us. To express your interest, please email us at explore@ishkar.com

How easy is it to get a visa?

Very simple - we will provide you with additional documentation to help with your application, along with advice for your country of residence. 

Will we have a guide?

Throughout the trip, you will be accompanied by a guide from the region knows well the mountains extremely well. 

Do I need special travel insurance?

You will be expected to have full travel insurance that covers the region. If you are unsure if the policy covers you we can suggest the specialist insurance providers.

Do I need any vaccinations?

Please speak with your doctor to ensure you have the correct vaccinations for remote travel in Pakistan.

What do I need to bring?

We will send you a more detailed handbook before leaving, including recommended reading and clothing.

Where will we be staying?

We will be staying in a mixture of guesthouses in addition to camping whilst hiking in the more remote corners of the Hunza valley. You have the option to share a room, or to pay the single supplement (details on the application form) if you wish to have your own room. This is all something we can discuss when creating your itinerary. 

Can I come on my own?

Yes our bespoke trips are open to individuals as well as small groups.

What is the food like?

All meals are included. Pakistani dishes are known for having aromatic and sometimes spicey flavours. There are vegetarian options in most places but please consult us if you have very specific dietary requirements.

When do I need to book my flights?

If you are thinking of booking a trip with us, please email us at explore@ishkar.com and we will send you the flights you will need to book, in order to ensure that all travellers arrivals in to Islamabad are coordinated.

Can I book even if I don’t live in the UK?

Yes of course. You will just need to arrive at Islamabad airport in time to catch the domestic flight.

Do I need to have a good camera for the trip?

No, feel free to bring any camera you wish, including just using the camera on your phone.

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