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Around Nanga Parbat Trek | 2024| BOOK NOW

  • 23 Nights & 24 Days
  • Pickup: Islamabad

Trip Highlights

• Offers easy access to an 8000m peak base camp

• View of World’s 9th Highest Peak from its all base camps

• Unique Trekking holiday in Pakistan’s Himalayan Mountain

• One of Pakistan`s top 5 trekking adventures

• Experience all three faces of Nanga Parbat, Rupal, Raikot and Diamir


Around Nanga Parbat trek actually does not go all the way around the Nanga Parba. It goes halfway around Nanga Parbat at the beginning on the south side of Nanga Parbat from Tarashing in the Rupal Valley. The route heads west up to the Rupal Valley and turns north to Mazeno La via the Mazeno La we trek to Fairy Meadows.  

Nanga Parbat 8126 m the westernmost peak of the Himalayan range is one of five 8000 m peaks in Pakistan and is the 9th highest peak in the world. The 20 km long series of peaks and ridges form a huge massif. Its solitary white appearance visible from the south for at least 100 km the name Nanga Parbat means The Naked Mountain and the Killer Mountain because of the difficulties level of reaching the summit. The first ascent was solo ascent without oxygen in 1953 by the German Herman Buhl. Its sheer south face called the Rupal face rises over 5000m from the valley floor to the summit and offers trekkers breathtaking close-up views. The north Raikot face plunges over 7000m from the summit to the Indus river forming one of the world’s deepest dramatic gorges.

The Rupal Valley on the south side of Nanga Parbat is accessed via the Astore Valley which leaves the Karakoram highway at Jaglot 60 km south of Gilgit. Rupal Valley offers short easy treks with incredible views.  

Beside the glaciers, there are pine and fir forests, sparkling streams, and open grasslands that have enchanted visitors and prompted the name, Fairy Meadows. The view of Nanga Parbat from Indus The river is one of the most awesome sights in Gilgit Baltistan. This largest land escarpment in the world consists of a rise of about 7000m from the base camp of the mountain to its summit. On the other side of Nanga Parbat, we have the famous Rupal Face the highest wall in the world with a sheer 4500m cliff. Nanga Parbat has three main faces known as Rupal face, Diamer face, and Raikot face which are totally different in appearance and shape and their routes start from different valleys.

Rupal Face journey starts from Gilgit or Karakoram Highway to Tarashing, a green alpine village at the head of the jeep track. It takes two days to reach Rupal base camp. Diamer base camp the trek is the most lengthy as it required three days to reach. Raikot where we go up to Raikot Bridge on Karakoram Highway to switch over to mountain jeeps for Tato Valley at the foot of Fairy Meadows. The trek includes a visit to all three faces crossing high passes en route making it around the Nanga Parbat.

Around Nanga, Parbat trek goes through the enchanting lands of the western finger of the great Himalayas replete with alpine meadows, lofty pinnacles, dense forests, and strangely fantastic forms of the landscape that qualify it as the best trekking route in Pakistan. This Three weeks adventure makes a circuit of the Nanga Parbat. This only Himalayan peak in Pakistan offers the grandest spectacle from distance but we will have breathtaking close-ups of its ‘hundred faces’ during the trek.

Starting with an easy to moderate hiking of two to four hours each day along the lateral moraines and flat green pastures we will cross the Mazeno Pass which is the strenuous and sensational climax of this adventure as it is a technical endeavor here ropes are fixed on steep pitches we end up in Rama Valley.

Departure & Return Location

Islamabad & Back to Islamabad

Services Included

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  • Transportation for the whole trip.
  • Domestic Flights
  • Trekking Food.
  • Camping and bridge crossing Fee.
  • Kitchen Crockery.
  • Trekking equipments.
  • Mountain Jeeps.
  • Porters during the trek.
  • Expert Cook during the trek.
  • Sites Entrance Fee.
  • Airport Pick and Drop.
  • Portage at Hotels and Airport.
  • Toll Taxes and Parking Fees.
  • Route guide map and bottles of mineral water during the whole trip.
  • LOI Letter of Invitation for obtaining the Pakistan Tourist Visit Visa.

Services Excluded

  • Hotel early check in and late check out.
  • Hotel Meals.
  • Aerated and alcoholic drinks.
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry ect.
  • Tips of guide, drivers, porters etc.
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of Hunza Adventure Tours.
  • Extra days beyond the specified itinerary.
  • International flights, Airport and departure taxes and Visa fee and personal travel Insurance.

Day 1Islamabad:

You will be greeted by the team of Hunza Adventure Tours at Islamabad International airport then transfer you along with your luggage to a centrally located hotel in Islamabad check-in at the hotel after a short rest then we will go for an Islamabad city tour. Overnight stay in Islamabad.

Day 2Islamabad – Gilgit – Tarashing:

We rise early to be at the airport in time for our flight to Gilgit. If the weather is good, we’ll be treated to one of the finest views available in the world of aviation, as we thread our way up the largest congregation of mountains of Karakoram, Hindukush, Himalaya, and Indus River gorges, third longest in Asia and one of the deepest in the world.
To our east are Nanga Parbat (Killer Mountain) and countless peaks and glaciers. It is sometimes possible to catch a glimpse of K2 in the distance before our dramatic landing at Gilgit.
On arrival in Gilgit then we drive on Karakoram Highway towards Juglot. On the way, we can stop at the junction of three mountain ranges (the Karakoram, Himalaya, and Hindukush) for photography where River Gilgit and Indus also meet. The road from Juglot near the mouth of the valley starts off impressively but is soon squeezed onto the crumbling sides of the barren, slide-prone gorge. It’s an oven in summer but grows lovelier as you climb. Arrival in Tarishing check-in at guest house. Overnight stay in Tarishing.

Day 3Tarashing – Bazhin:

The trail climbs steeply from Tarashing (2,900m) up the lateral moraine of the Tarashing Glacier and then crosses the glacier in 30 minutes along a clear path. The first half-hour of the trek is steep up to the lateral moraine of Trashing Glacier then it will take another half hour to cross the glacier. At the other side of the glacier is the lower Rupal Valley with two large summer settlements and big fields of wheat. From the lower Rupal Valley trek is green and gradually ascending. After about three hours walk from here and arrive Behzin just under the solid ice wall of the east face of Nanga Parbat. Overnight camping at Bazhin.

Day 4Bazhin – Shaigiri:

Trek to Shaigiri for five hours. Crossing the Bazhin Glacier takes about 90 minutes along a fairly obvious donkey path. The local shepherds come and go frequently, so you can follow one of them across. From the top of the lateral moraine on the western side, you look down on a huge grassy field known as Tup (about 3,550 metres), which must once have been the bed of a lake. Herds of horses, dzos, sheep and goats graze in the centre, and five or six summer villages are spaced around the edge.
The Rupal River flows down the far side through willow and juniper woods, and a gentle stream meanders along the near side. The summer villagers are friendly to female trekkers. Most of them are Sunni Muslims from Chorit and are not at all camera shy. They wear round pill-box hats, chum their butter in goatskins and spin sheep wool while they sit and chat, offering bread and buttermilk (lassi) to visitors.
The clear trail continues up the Rupal River, offering a flat walk through sparse woods. It takes about an hour to skirt around the end of a terminal moraine to a smaller flat field called First Base Camp. The spot is also called Herligkoffer Base Camp, after the German mountaineering organiser who has led eight expeditions to Nanga Parbat, including the first ascent by Herman Buhl in 1953. A further hour takes you around the end of a second moraine, with a lake on top, to another broad field, Latboi (meaning ‘stony place’), also called Second base camp, with a summer settlement on one side.
From here the path climbs gently over some moraine, then follows the north bank of the river through the woods to Shaigiri (meaning ‘white stone’) 30 minutes away. This is a good campsite at about 3,660 metres, with freshwater, firewood and superb views of the south face of Nanga Parbat, an awesome jagged precipice 4,500 metres high. The summer settlement at Shaigiri belongs to Tarashing people of Balti descent, strict Shia Muslims who are reasonably friendly to female trekkers but very wary of cameras. Organised treks are usually expected to buy a goat at Shaigiri and have a feast and sing-song with their porters. Overnight camping at Shaigiri.

Day 5Shaigiri:

Rest day to explore or climb. Rupal Peak (5,584 meters), to the south of Shaigiri, is a difficult climb for trekkers but comparatively easy for mountaineers. It offers magnificent views north across the valley to Nanga Parbat. Doug Scott climbed it from the west and describes three bivouacs and some grade-3 ice climbing. Overnight camping at Shaigiri.

Day 6Shaigiri – Mazeno Pass base camp:

After an early breakfast, we resume our trek towards Mazeno Base Camp. Following the goat trail we trek along the Thoshain (Rupal) Glacier we behold excellent views of Toshe Glacier, Abom Pass, Liala Peak, and many other smaller peaks. After a short ascent, we arrive at the Base camp of Mazeno pass where we camp for the night in a lovely green meadow. Overnight camping at Mazeno base camp.

Day 7Mazeno Pass base camp – Mazeno high camp:

Ascend is comparatively steep and ascending up to the Mazeno glacier which is coming straight from Mazeno Pass. The campsite is not green anymore because of the height but water is available. Overnight camping at Mazeno high camp.

Day 8Mazeno high camp – Loiba:

Early morning start before sunrise. The climb up to the pass (Mazeno La 5399m) is not very difficult but another side of the pass is steep and it requires a rope, ice axe, sit harness and crampons. Steep area is about 250m in length. After crossing the pass Loiba glacier starts and we will camp here at upper Loiba at a height of 4300m. Trek down from upper Loiba to Lower Loiba called as Loiba Meadows. It is a comfortable walk through the lush green meadows and trees. Campsite consists of many shepherds houses at of 4000m. Overnight camping at Loiba Meadows.

Day 9Loiba – Kachal:

Today, we will have beautiful views of Nanga Parbat and the trek is very easy through pine and birch trees cross Airil River, and enter the Kachal summer settlement at the base of Kachal pass (4400m). We will camp at 3000m. Overnight camping at Kachal.

Day 10Kachal – Nanga Parbat base camp:

It is a steady climb through birch trees to Kutgali, the last village towards the Diamer face of Nanga Parbat. The campsite is a green plateau with a variety of lovely alpine flowers all around. Overnight camping at Nanga Parbat Diamer face.

Day 11Nanga Parbat base camp Diamir face:

Diamer Face is the most popular climbing route for Nanga Parbat. We enjoy a free day at base camp among several climbing teams. From the base camp, the whole face of Nanga Parbat is visible and routes can be watched with binoculars/telescopes. Overnight camping at Nanga Parbat base camp Diamer face.

Day 12Nanga Parbat base camp Diamir face – Kachal:

We start walking down to Kachal, an easy walk of four hours, and the rest of the day is free at leisure and to prepare for the next day’s tough trek to Kachal Gali.Overnight camping at Kachal.

Day 13Kachal – Karu Sagar via Kutgali:

Today we will climb along the stream to the summer settlement at Kutagali (3100m), from here we can have views of Naga Parbat’s West Face. Normally trekkers camp at Kutagali for one night. However, we will continue our steady climb to the Karu Sagar Pass (4400m) and descend just as steepy to Shaichi in Patro Gah (2600) for camping.

Day 14Karu Sagar Shaichi – Gutum Sagar:

We head up to Parto Gah through the forest, crossing side streams for a few hours to the Gunar villager’s pastures. Ganalo (6606m) dominates the view. We will continue up the valley to Gutum Sagar (3500m). Overnight camping at Gutum Sagar

Day 15Gutum Sagar – Jalipur High Camp:

Ascend the stream through the meadows of the bowl below the Jalipur Peaks to Jalipur High Camp (4400m). Overnight camping at Jalipur high camp.

Day 16Jalipur High Camp – Beyal Camp:

The path to the pass is a little tricky however the Jilipur Pass (Khusto Pass) at 4837m gives magnificent views of Nanga Parbat massif. Across the pass is a steep descent in Raikot Valley, we keep on walking down and arrive at Beyal for overnight camping. In the morning we will trek towards South Jillipur peak high camp. We will follow the Jallipur stream west up the rocky side valley that leads to Khusto Pass. Descend from the pass is also steep and on loose talus for one hour. We continue to meadows, leading past willows and forest into Raikot Gah and Beyal (3500m), reaching Beyal two hours from the Pass. Overnight camping at Beyal Camp.

Day 17Beyal Camp:

Day free for rest and enjoy the superb and grand view of Nanga Parbat, main peak at 8125m and other prominent peaks of the massif. Overnight camping at Beyal Camp.

Day 18Beyal Camp – Nanga Parbat base camp Raikot Face:

Nanga Parbat Base Camp is between the Ganalo and Raikot glaciers, south of their confluence. There are two options to visit Nanga Parbat Base Camp. A viewpoint and the actual climbers base camp.
Option I: From Beyal, we will follow an easy trail that continues 30 minutes through scattered junipers and birches to an obvious huge boulder. People aptly call this place View Point (3667m). The breathtaking close-up views to the south-east in the middle of the four major icefalls coming from the Chongra peaks (ranging from 6448m to 6830m), Raikot (7070m), and Nanga Parbat’s north face that converge to form the incredibly serac-covered Raikot Glacier. To the north are impressive views over the Indus Valley, and far to the north-east is the 7000m Rakaposhi-Haramosh Range.
Option 2: If we further explore and hike towards climbers’ original base camp then we will pass through stands of birch and pockets of the fragrant solo punar, a primrose revered by local people, the trail climbs 125m in 45 minutes to the top of a moraine. After crossing a stream and an hour walk we reach the original climbers base camp of Nanga Parbat.

Day 19Fairy Meadows – Muthat:

We walk down to Tato Valley to arrive in Muthat, a village on the other side of the main route to Fairy Meadows. From fairy, meadows descend towards Tato (2475m) to cross the footbridge over Raikot Gah. Ascend northeast over a ridge (3362m) and descend to a stream, then cross the Buldar River to reach Muthat (3000m).

Day 20Muthat – Glacier Camp:

Following the Buldar Glacier, we arrive at the high camp for Muthat Pass. Different views of the surrounding mountains are superb as we are watching the Nanga Parbat Massif from every side and corner.

Day 21Muthat – Rama Ridge Camp:

We will start trekking to cross Muthat Pass at 4965m and walk down on Lotang Glacier and camp on the ridge of Rama.

Day 22Rama Ridge Camp – Rama Lake:

The last day of our trekking and end of a great expedition, takes us to Rama, where we camp besides the lake. A calm night with memory of the past days crossing several high passes and walking through valleys is rewarding.

Day 23Rama Lake – Chilas:

From Rama Lake, we will drive by jeeps to Karakoram Highway and onwards to Chilas and transfer to hotel on arrival in Chilas check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay in Chilas.

Day 24Chilas – Islamabad:

In the morning after breakfast, we will drive to Islamabad arrive in Islamabad after a farewell dinner party then we will drop you at the airport to take the flight back home.


Hunza Adventure Tours promulgates its terms and conditions for any kind of trip, trekking, mountaineering, hiking, rafting, wild safaris and other services being operated so far by the company. The terms and conditions set forth will bring forward its limitations before any interested visitor advances for the programs alluded.

What should our clients do for reservation of any kind of services provided by the company?
  • 40% of payment in advance should be made up 1 month earlier or as soon as the trip is confirmed, since it is a proof that you are sure to attempt the trip. It should be done as alluded so that the company can manage all the necessary documents, permissions and required field staffs.
  • The full settlement of the payment should be cleared before the client proceeds for the trip or any kind of service at the arrival in Pakistan.
  • The advance payment is not refundable in case of overturning the trip in any condition on behalf of the client.
  • The advance payment is only refundable if the holding company shows any technical impediments regarding the trip.
  • No refund is made for 40% deposit amount in case of delay arrival, no show or cancellation of trip for any other else reason.
  • For any consideration regarding the terms alluded, a bilateral negotiation can be attempted between the hosting company and the client
  • The advance payment can be directly deposited to our bank account through any bank in the world.


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Branch: Alfalah Bank Pakistan,stock exchange  ISE Tower,
Jinnah Avenue, Blue Area Islamabad Pakistan.



No refund will be made for 50% deposit amount in case of cancellation of trip for any other else reason. Having paid full amount of any trip, you’re entitled to incur refund in case if you want to cancel your trip. Still, cancellation charge is invoiced to you. Written notification of your cancellation should be made to cancel any trip. Nevertheless, you’re imposed cancellation charge as advised below: –


On our holidays tour / trek packages, rooms or tents are provided in twin sharing basis. Thus, single room supplement charge will be imposed to client who does not have another tour participant to share room / tent with.


No refund will be made to clients who drop out from the journey regardless of whatever portions remain unused in the itinerary.


A tour / trek guide who represents Hunza Adventure Tours deserves all authority during your tours. If you commit any unlawful act, you are compelled to leave the tour. No refund will be made in such case.


We put our every effort to ensure comfortable traveling of yours,but it is must to understand that what you might be accustomed to in the western affluent countries, the Asian countries can’t afford such facilities. Weather is another factor that directly impact on your journey. Hence, patience in mind, enthusiasm and proper preparation before head is must to venture into journey.


You must purchase comprehensive travel insurance package against medical, natural calamity, helicopter evacuation, personal accident, trip cancellation etc. This is  suggested to all our esteemed clients.

To make alterations of any trek / tour itinerary, prior notice is requested. You’re advised to stay in touch with us thus. But occasionally, you may be obliged to do so en route under certain circumstance for instance bad weather etc.


All necessary documents should be presented in sequence for example to issue visa, necessary permits etc. We’re not accountable in case of any trip formality not completed in time before the trip departs on the absent of essential papers and documents.


Your safety and enjoyment is our prime concern. We therefore carry out our responsibility honestly & sincerely to ensure your holiday trouble–free as well as you have desired. Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, trip may be change under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as land-slides, road blockage, flood, snow political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents etc. Any extra cost incurring there is your personal responsibility and should be borne on the spot.


There is virtually possibility of flight delay or postponement for notorious weather in Karakoram & Himalayan Mountain regions of Pakistan which could be happened,  especially during off season, you’re highly advised to reserve extra days to prepare with some delays and avoid frustrating consequence. In case of flight cancellation pre-tour/post-tour, you need to meet your accommodation and food costs yourself.

Hunza Adventure Tours puts every effort to ensure your comfortable traveling, but it is must to understand that what you might be accustomed to in the other affluent countries, the Asian countries can’t afford such facilities. Weather is another factor that directly impacts your journey. Hence, patience in mind, enthusiasm and proper preparation before beginning is must to venture into journey.


Can We Customize Trips?

We loves to customize personal trips for you, your friends, or organization. Our published land costs are typically based on number of individuals, so the number in your party may affect your land costs. Just give us a call/contact us and let us know what you’re interested in, and we’ll do our best to Make It Happen.

What if i want to arrive earlier or depart later than the trip dates?

We are happy to help you arrange accommodations before and after your trip. We can recommend side excursions and restaurants for the extra time.

Who will be picking me up and where?

Our guide or representative will pick you up at the airport on the scheduled arrival date. We can help you arrange accommodations if you arrive earlier, and we are happy to make suggestions for transportation, restaurants and sightseeing.

Who will my guide be?

All of our guides are highly skilled experienced professionals who have been selected based on their careful judgment, local knowledge, understanding of our client’s needs, patience and supportive guiding styles, and great personalities. In addition to their impressive personal achievements in the field, our guides bring a wealth of natural history, cultural anthropology and linguistic knowledge for their group’s enlightenment. Our international guides and staff surpass the needs of our clientele and make the trip enjoyable beyond expectations.

Who will i meet on my arrival in Pakistan?

You will be greeted by our representative at airport on your arrival. He shall be holding a placard of your name for identification. We shall also provide you list of emergency 24 hours contact numbers for any emergency.

Reserving a trip: how quickly do the trips fill up?

There is no way to know how quickly our trips are going to fill up. Many of our trips fill up months in advance. So send in your application and a deposit as soon as you have decided which trip date you want.

Do I need a visa to travel to Pakistan?

This must be obtained before arrival and we recommend that you contact your local Pakistani embassy or consulate when planning your trip.

How is Gilgit Baltistan as a destination? Which places can we see in winter?

Gilgit Baltistan is a beautiful destination. So much so, that one should definitely plan a visit. With beautiful lakes and treks to offer, Gilgit Baltistan is a must-visit place to go to. In winter, the temperature in Gilgit Baltistan drops down severely and becomes even more picturesque. One can visit the frozen lakes , if not the Baltoro trek, one can do the trek in Hunza Valley, visit Gilgit Baltistan festivals that help you interact with the locals as well.

What do i need to bring?

A complete clothing and equipment list specific to your trip will be sent to you in a dossier. Every year, after assessing feedback from our clients and guides, we review and update our lists so they are as complete and up-to-date as possible. Every list has a description of each item, however feel free to call us if you have questions or need help locating any of the items on the list. It is extremely important that you adhere strictly to the equipment list.

Can i request single accommodations?

All accommodations are based on double or triple occupancy. If you are traveling solo and wish to share accommodations, we will pair you with another traveler of same gender. If you request single accommodations or a roommate cannot be assigned, you will be responsible for paying the single supplement fee.

Are there any restrictions for the Photography in Pakistan?

Pakistani people love to take pictures and photograph themselves !
Do not forget your camera !
Photography is a great fun in Pakistan as you will have enough sunlight most of the time. In some of the monuments one has to pay fee for the photography. Our guide will suggest you where it is worth to photograph and where not. At some of the locations photography is not allowed. It is prohibited to photograph military installations, which can include some the train stations, bridges and airports also.Do not photograph these objects otherwise your film can be confiscated.

Should I tip my guide?

Tipping is always a personal choice, but is greatly appreciated by your guides. Check your departure packet for details.

How do i sign up for a trip?

You can sign up for the trip directly on our website. To secure your place on this trip, please click on the BOOK NOW button at the side of the page, or the dates tab to the right. You will also need to have the below information to hand:
• Name as per Passport
• Home Address
• Email Address
• Telephone Number
• Date of Birth

Before you embark on your trip, it is essential that we receive your passport, travel insurance, next of kin, medical details and dietary requirements (if applicable). If you have any medical conditions to declare or are over the age of 65, you will be required to complete a medical declaration form, signed and stamped by your GP. If you don’t have all this information to hand, you can still register your place today, and then re-log into the form before you depart by using your email address and the password you create upon registration.

What is the deposit amount to hold my space?

For the trip confirmation you need to pay us the 40% payment in advance and the remaining 60% payment on arrival in Pakistan and for an
application alone won’t reserve a space

What happens if Hunza Adventure Tours has to cancel my trip?

If we cancels a trip due to any reason, you will receive a full refund.

Is it safe to travel in the Karakorum region?

The incidence of personal violent crime is certainly almost none despite sensational headlines and occasional saber rattling. The Karakorum region is known for centuries of peaceful coexistence.

The incidence of personal violent crime is certainly almost none than in anywhere in the world despite sensational headlines and occasional saber rattling. The Karakorum region is known for centuries of peaceful coexistence.

we have continued to operate trips in the region each year and we are confident that these regions remains one of the most beautiful, compelling and welcoming places on earth.
The major concentrations of troubles are in the western parts of Pakistan and 100s of miles to the Islamabad. Their major concentrations are in areas which have had little or no tourism (investment, hard currency, etc) which is one of the reasons that their message has played well in these very poor districts. By comparison, the K2 Region is a very well and worldly part of Pakistan.
That said, whenever you travel in Pakistan (or anywhere in the world for that matter), you should definitely use personal caution. We avoid any known dangerous situations. We monitor political situations posted by the government Office and ground reports from our staff and network of contacts. As when traveling in any region, make sure to keep an eye on your possessions and take certain common-sense measures to prevent theft or dangerous situations.
The first rule of trekking K2 Base Camp is to step to the wall side when you meet a mule, since otherwise you can be knocked off the edge.
The main danger for most people doing the straight-in, straight-out route is altitude sickness(AKA Acute Mountain Sickness or AMS). For most people, this can be avoided by sleeping no more than 300 metres higher than you did the night before and taking an acclimatisation day every 1000 metres. Serious AMS is more common in folk doing group tours than in independent trekkers.
Other common injuries are twisted ankles and sprains. Rock falls, moraine and glacier crossings add significant risk to longer treks involving crossing high passes such as the Gondogoro-La. As always, it’s unwise to trek solo in case you fall and can’t extricate yourself: Do note, that it is illegal to trek solo.

What is the recommended age and denomination of USD bills?

There is no specific age of USD bills, however, we recommend the guests to carry new crisp bills when traveling. All denominations are acceptable, however, it is easier if you have smaller denominations of 5’s, 10’s and 20’s.

Can i drink the tap water ?

Pakistani tap water is not safe to drink. Bring water purifying tablets or a water purifying stickto save money and the environment. Note that at higher elevations during the coldest times of year the water will freeze, so you’ll need to use boiled water.Buy a decent thermos flask or plastic water container, so that you can top up with hot, boiled water at the beginning of the day – starting with hot water will stop it freezing

Can I extend my trip ?

Yes – why not stay on and explore more of what Pakistan has to offer! We can request with to change your return date with the airline. Places are limited and all arrangements are subject to availability.

How is Hunza Adventure Tours able to offer such competitive prices?

Our unique style of off the beaten track, face-to-face travel is the only way to really experience a destination, but it also serves to keep the costs down. We spend your money providing an authentic experience, instead of on lavish hotels and expensive western-style meals. We pass these savings on to you with our low prices. Another thing you’ll notice are the inclusions. While we don’t include everything, we do throw in the major highlights of a destination, the things that everyone goes to see. On every trip page we show you the ‘Included Highlights’ of your trip, things that many other companies charge locally for. We leave many other activities as options, to provide you the freedom and flexibility to choose what you want to do on a daily basis.

What is a customized itinerary?

In brief a customized itinerary is an itinerary prepared according to your personal needs. After all, you would have requested this to us as part of the process of customization. Your specific interest, preferences and needs are weighted with our knowledge of logistics and highlights of the area

What currency is used in Pakistan and where can I exchange money?

The Pakistani currency is the rupee, which is made of 100 paisa. Major currencies such as US dollars, British pounds and Euros are easily exchanged throughout Pakistan. Most international airports of the country have the money exchange counters, and also some selected larger hotels and resorts have this facility to their customer.

Can I use my credit card in Pakistan?

Of course the most regularly used cards are Visa and MasterCard, but neither American Express nor Dinner’s Club are broadly accepted in Pakistan. While you are going out of the main cities to the small places, it is recommended that you carry enough Pakistani currency for purchasing and tipping purpose.

Is Pakistan a good destination for family traveler?

With its many diverse landscapes and attractions, Pakistan is an admirable destination for the family traveler. Some of the good options are beach holidays and wildlife adventures in the national parks, while many monuments have sight and light shows that will capture children’s imagination. For teenagers, the many outdoor activities, such as camel safari and trekking, are an illustrative card. Without the second thinking, the big challenge for families travelling in this country might be the distances that need to be covered between cities. Air travel and railway journeys are usually the most comfortable forms of traveling, and are strongly recommended to those with the young children.

What kind of food will I be able to eat in Pakistan?

Pakistani cuisine has several variations, with each region famous for its own techniques, ingredients and spices. In northern regions, meat dishes are very popular, which are usually made with chicken, mutton or lamb whereas in southern part vegetarian cuisine is most favored. In addition, seafood is also readily available, particularly at the coast. While Pakistani cuisine tends to be spicy, most restaurants will gladly prepare a milder variation of the meals on the request of their customer.

Do you have experienced guides in different cities of Pakistan ?

We have English speaking guides all over Pakistan. At many places , we also have french , German , Spanish ,Italian and Japanese and other language speaking guides. We can also provide accompanying foreign language speaking tourist guides for individuals and groups. The availability of foreign language speaking guides can be confirmed at the time of reservation.

Can women travel alone?

Every year hundreds of women travel alone into the remote valleys of Pakistan. Many of them can be seen in the streets of Hunza, Gilgit and Baltistan. To take a safer holidays in Pakistan we advice you to wear modest dress which cover whole of their body. Secondly before starting a trek or tour with local guide in the wilderness, please report about your program to the nearest police station or to your embassy with the identity/contact of your local guide/company.

How do I communicate?

English is Pakistan’s official language and widely spoken throughout Pakistan. Most of the signboards are in English. All our drivers, guides and even peoples in the remote valley can understand and speak English.

How to get information about the Weather?

The weather report can be obtained online from internet you can seach the destinations where you will be going.

What is the distance of hotel from the Airport?

Normally it takes 15-30 minutes from the Islamabad International Airport to the city hotels. However it depends upon the condition of the traffic at the time of the day. The distance varies from 15 to 30 kilometers.

What to bring?

Hunza Adventure Tours will provide all necessary accommodation, meal and transportation requirements outlined in the specific tour itineraries (exceptions will be notified). For our trekking and climbing programs, trekkers will be requested to provide personal equipment, appropriate mountain attire and medical supplies.

Who will brief the guests about their further program at the destination?

Our local agent or their representative or the guides will inform the guest’s of their further program at the destinations on daily basis mostly in the evening about the next day’s program.

How much tips to be given to the porters, drivers and the guests?

Tips are dependent of the services provided. A small amount of money can be given at each service to insure prompt and reliable service. For guides it depends on how informative, knowledgeable, helpful they are.

Whether it is good and cheap to eat outside the hotel (restaurants)?

Some of the restaurants are cheaper and frequently visited by the local people. So sometimes yes, it is a good experience to eat outside the hotels and get to meet the local population.

If the domestic air tickets for all sectors are confirmed and in case any sector is waitlisted, what alternate option we will give them?

We offer alternative arrangements in case the flight tickets are not confirmed nor have no chances of getting confirmed. Railway Journey or by surface. We always look at various factors such as the condition of the roads, time of travel and the time taken to cover the distance, comfort and offer the best possible option with consultation, acceptance and agreement with the guest.

About the bank processing charges?

Bank Processing charges are levied on the payment collected on or through the credit cards. It is usually 3.5% of the total amount to be collected or of the invoice raised by us.

How to go about the procedures to get the lost baggage?

In case a bag is lost in transit by the airlines. We file a lost baggage report with the airlines. If the guest continues with the journey, we collect the baggage from the airlines for the guest. For the collection of a lost baggage we need the following: We need an authorization from the guest authorizing Hunza Adventure Tours, and their representative to collect the baggage on their behalf.
A photocopy of the passport of the guest, a letter addressed to the Superintendent customs. The keys of the lost bag for custom clearance.
The original copy of the lost baggage report lodged with the airlines. We will deliver the bag at the doorstep and bill the guest for the services provided. The amount of the invoice can be collected from the airlines at home.

Will the airline pay for the damage and temporary compensation?

Yes, the airlines pay an inconvenience allowance to buy personal effects. They even offer the baggage delivery charges or sometimes offer to deliver the baggage by themselves at the doorstep.

How to take the claim for the damages?

We take the guest to the office of the airlines and the amount is given to the guest upon presenting the original lost baggage report.