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Cholistan Camel Safari

  • 12 nights / 13 days
  • Pickup: Islamabad
Tour Background

Cholistan Camel Safari also includes some interesting sightseeing tours in Lahore, visits to majestic shrines around Multan, exploring ancient sites at Harappa, and sightseeing tours of Karachi and Islamabad.

The Cholistan is well known for its camel safaris. The Winter season is the perfect time to explore Cholistan. This tour is an outstanding combination of adventure and culture that allows you to visit not only some of Pakistan’s most important historic cities but also the remote villages and Cholistan Desert travelers camps on Camel’s back. This desert covers an area of more than 2,000 square kilometers and extends into India’s the Thar Desert.

During this trip, we will explore Bahawalpur’s vibrant bazaars and visit its fascinating Museum before leaving for the desert driving through Lal Suhanra Park, a beautiful nature reserve established in 1972. We will arrive at the village of Channan Pir, in the Cholistan Desert from where your thrilling Camel Safari begins. Channan Pir is the holy village famous for the annual URS (death anniversary) during springtime when thousands flock for the pilgrimage to the holy man’s grave at this place. After exploring this village meet your Camels and the Camel men.

You’ll experience the life of the nomads for the next three days as you ride back from camp to camp on Camel, visiting various villages and nomad camps to familiarize yourself with the Cholistani people’s fascinating lifestyle. Nights will be spent in tents under open desert skies perfect for star gazing and local music and dances can follow dinners. The highlight of this safari is the formidable Derawar fort built in the 9th century, where you sleep in the desert after having said goodbye to your camels for your last night. Visit Derawar Mosque, which is over 100 years old, and the Royal Graveyard with its beautifully carved graves. Locally known as ”Rohi,”  the Cholistan Desert, situated about 30 km from Bahawalpur, is a large stretch of barren land that covers an area of 26,300 km2 bordering Sindh’s the Thar Desert. The term the Cholistan is derived from the Turkish word ”Cho” which literally means desert where people live a semi-nomadic life in search of food and water for themselves and animals, moving from place to place with their livestock. The lifestyle of Cholistan people is very fascinating. Cholistan’s culturally rich and self-subsistent people are very good at arts and crafts, including textiles, camel goods, leatherwork, and jewelry, isolated from the outside influence.

The Cholistan Desert is the Indian subcontinent’s largest desert, occupying more than 25,000 square kilometers. It stretches south into Sindh’s the Thar Desert, and east into the Rajasthan Desert of India. It is said that its name derives from the Urdu word Cholna–walking–although it is not clear if this refers to the moving sand dunes or the semi-nomadic people who wander the desert in search of water and pastures. The Hakra River once flowed through the region, supporting a modern civilization with Meonjodaro and Harappa. Around 400 archeological sites have been open along the dried-up bed of the Hakra, in addition to an indication of many Stone Age settlements at the lower levels. A sequence of desert forts has been built to guard the trade route across Cholistan, the best conserved of which is Derawar Fort. This unique trip takes you to Bahawalpur – Yazman and Chanan Pir while we on a camel ride, we spend 2-4 nights camping en-route visiting nomad settlements, and witness camel rider dance, the local jhumar around a warm campfire.


Departure & Return Location

Islamabad & Back to Islamabad

Services Included

  • Accommodation for 09 nights on twin sharing basis
  • Transportation for the whole trip
  • Well experienced guide
  • Hotel Meals
  • Site entrance and National park fees
  • Portage at Hotels and Airport
  • Toll Taxes and Parking Fees
  • LOI Letter of Invitation for obtaining the Pakistan Tourist Visit Visa

Services Excluded

  • Hotel early check in and late check out
  • 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
  • Bottled water, aerated and alcoholic drinks. Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry etc
  • International flights, Airport and departure taxes and Visa fee and personal travel Insurance

Day 1Arrival Islamabad, after short rest sightseeing of Rawalpindi/Islamabad. Overnight in hotel

Islamabad the modern capital of Pakistan. In sharp contrast to the ancient and historical cities and towns of Pakistan, the Federal Capital Islamabad is a new city modeled on the pattern of many new and modern western capitals. Located on the Potohar Plateau and lying at the foothills of the picturesque Margalla range, Islamabad is a picture of scenic serenity. The sightseeing of Islamabad will include a visit to Shah Faisal Mosque Lok Virsa, National Monument & Museum, Shakarparian Hill, and Dam-e-Koh. Overnight in hotel

Day 2 Full day city tour of Taxila, drive to Islamabad for overnight

Drive to Taxila, an archaeological site and the home to some important remains of Ghandhara civilization. Steeped deep in history, the excavations at Taxila take you back 2,500 years into the world of Buddha. It is here that you find endless images of Buddha. You find these in stone and in stucco. Important stages of Buddha’s life are depicted in the numerous panels that have been uncovered here. This great man of peace is depicted in exquisitely carved sculptures and statues glorifying him and his life. Each one of these sculptures is a collector’s pride. Drive back to Islamabad for an overnight stay.

Day 3Drive to Lahore en-route visit Katas Temple and Khewra Salt Mines, overnight in Lahore

Drive to Islamabad and an en-route visit to Katas Temple, a Hindu temple complex situated in Katas village near Choa Saidan Shah in the Chakwal district of Punjab. Dedicated to Shiva, the temple has, according to Hindu legend, existed since the days of Mahābhārata and the Pandava brothers spent a substantial part of their exile at the site. Later drive to Khewra Salt Mines is a salt mine located in Khewra, Jhelum District, Punjab in Pakistan, about 160 kilometers from Islamabad and 260 kilometers from Lahore. It attracts up to 40,000 visitors per year and is the second-largest salt mine in the world. Situated in the foothills of the Salt Range, the Khewra Salt Mines are the oldest in the sub-continent. A tourist train runs inside the mine tunnels. Continue to drive to Lahore for overnight in the hotel.

Day 4Full day tour of Lahore, overnight stay in Lahore

Full day sightseeing of Lahore, the capital of Punjab for nearly 1,000 years. Besides being the Mughal show-window, Lahore is the cultural, academic and intellectual centre of Pakistan. For 200 years, beginning from about 1525 AD, Lahore remained a thriving cultural centre of the great Mughal Empire, when the city was beautified with palaces, gardens, monuments and mosques. A full day city tour of Lahore includes a visit of
Lahore Museum – a visit to the Lahore museum is a must for any local and international visitor to Lahore. The history of the Pakistan movement in photographs, the mural of Sadequain, and the treasures of Buddhist civilization are a treat. This museum has the best and largest collection of Buddhist carvings and the only original statue of the starving Buddha. The armaments section, area based on the Indus civilization and the utensils used in the Indus civilization are also of interests.
Badshahi Fort – the Fort, locally referred to as Shahi Qila is citadel of the city of Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. It is located in the northwestern corner of the Walled City of Lahore. The trapezoidal composition is spread over 20 hectares. It is the main point of interest in Lahore. Some details of the palaces remind one of the Taj Mahal. You feel the vibrant history and the grandeur of past times in every corner.
Badshahi Mosque, for a long time it was the largest mosque in the world. Built by the Mughals, it is a living testament to the engineering and architectural grandeur of the Mughal era. The internal capacity of handling worshippers is more than 100,000. As you enter inside the mosque, the vast areas, marble arches, big minarets, marble floors give you warm welcome.
Wazir Khan Mosque – The Mosque is famous for its extensive faience tile work. It has been described as ‘a mole on the cheek of Lahore’. It was built in seven years, starting around 1634–1635 AD, during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan. It was built by Hakim Shaikh Ilm-ud-din Ansari, a native of Chiniot, who rose to be the court physician to Shah Jehan and a governor of Lahore. He was commonly known as Wazir Khan, a popular title bestowed upon him (the word Wazir means ‘minister’ in Urdu and Persian). The mosque is inside the Inner City and is easiest accessed from Delhi Gate. The mosque contains some of the finest examples of Qashani tile work from the Mughal period. Overnight stay in Lahore.

Day 5Full day city tour of Lahore, afternoon visit Wagah Border, overnight in Lahore

The sightseeing includes a visit to the Mausoleum of Emperor Jahangir –It is built by Jahangir, who ruled the Mughal Empire from 1605 to 1627. The mausoleum is located in Shahdara Bagh in Lahore, Punjab. The mausoleum is a single-story structure. The ground plan is a square; the structure consists of a platform with a tall, octagonal tower and a projecting entrance in the middle of each side. The exterior of the mausoleum, including the lowest stage of the towers, is clad with red sandstone facing with rich panel decoration inlaid with marble decorative motives. Mausoleum of Noor Jehan – Noor Jehan born as Mehr-un-Nissa, was Empress of the Mughal Empire as the chief consort of Emperor Jahangir. A strong, charismatic, and well-educated woman, she is considered to be one of the most powerful and influential women of the 17th century Mughal Empire. She was the twentieth and favorite wife of Emperor Jahangir who ruled the Mughal Empire at the peak of its power and supremacy. She died on 17 December 1645 at age 68. She is buried at her tomb in Shahdara Bagh in Lahore, which she had built herself. The tomb attracts many visitors, both Pakistani and foreign, who come to enjoy pleasant walks in its gardens.
Shalimar Gardens. The Shalimar Gardens were built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, spanning over many acres of land. Shalimar Garden offers an amazing view over the other gardens, lakes, and shallow terraces. There is also a canal lined with polished stones running through the center of the Shalimar Bagh. The garden is also known as the “garden of love”.
After driving to Wagah Border to witness Flag Lowering Ceremony –this is something very unique where rangers from both sides of the border put up a fabulous display of parade & ritualistic flag lowering in a charged environment with people chanting slogans for their countries. This is something you can only witness here! Amazing place to see people from both sides of the country (Pakistan and India). Overnight in Lahore.

Day 6Drive to Multan via Harappa, overnight in Multan

We will start our journey for Multan, en-route we shall visit Harappa, an important archaeological site of Indus Civilization. Harappa is the site of an ancient and important settlement of the prehistoric Indus Valley civilization (3rd to 2nd millennium B.C.) and stands witness to the 5000-year-old cultural continuity of civilization in Pakistan. Harappa was the cradle of one of the earliest civilizations known to man and conjures up images of fifty centuries ago, a period about which very little is known. An interesting and well-maintained museum at the Harappa site houses artifacts found in the area. Later continue to drive to Multan for overnight in hotel.

Day 7 In the morning visit Multan city, after lunch drive to Bahawalpur for overnight in hotel

Multan the city of shrines and mausoleums. The Old Fort of Multan is an eloquent example of the proud history of this city. Among the attractions, there are elaborately decorated shrines of Sheikh Bahad-ud-din Zakriya and Shah Rukn-e-Alam. Damdama, the highest point in the fort, provides a birds-eye panoramic view of the city, which has survived the destructions of invaders since Alexander the Great in the 4th century B.C. We will explore Muslim architecture by visiting Qasim Bagh Fort and the countless mausoleums and Shrines. Later continue our drive to Bahawalpur, which was founded in 1748 by Nawab Mohammad Bahawal Khan Abbasi I. The city is known for its famous palaces such as the Noor Mahal, Sadiq Ghar Palace, and Darbar Mahal, as well as the ancient fort of Derawar in the Cholistan Desert bordering India. Overnight in hotel.

Day 8Drive to Derawar Fort, stroll through deserted city and fort, evening spend time meeting village people. Overnight in tents

A visit to Derawar Fort which is situated in the Cholistan Desert. Derawar Fort is an impressive 08th-century structure built by a Hindu ruler names Raja Dahir. This excursion provides plenty of opportunities to meet the friendly local people who are of Aryan descent. The women wear brightly colored, long gathered skirts and the mean are particularly tall and handsome. Later we stroll through the deserted city and mingle with village people in order to familiarize ourselves with their customs. Overnight in tents.

Day 9Camel ride to Kotan Wala Toba and nearby villages, overnight in tents

Today will be an unforgettable experience on camelbacks. Camels will be provided to ride to Kotan Wala Toba nearby village where there is a Toba (Water Ditch) Overnight in tents.

Day 10Camel ride to Chanan Pir, overnight in tents

Camel ride to Chanan Pir village situated in the Cholistan Desert. This village is named after a holy man known as Chanan Pir and is famous for the annual URS (death anniversary) during springtime when thousands flock for a pilgrimage to the holy man’s grave at this place. Overnight in tents.

Day 11Drive to Uch Sharif, evening drive to Multan

Drive to Uch Sharif, a very ancient and historical place that still has some beautiful mosques and tombs. The architecture of the mausoleums and mosques still standing in Uch is refreshing and attractive, reflecting a central Asian influence, with superb blue and white glazed tiles not similar to those in Multan and Bahawalpur. The tomb of Bibi Jawindi is the most complete, octagonal in shape and with every inch decorated with faience blue and white tiles. Later drive back to Multan for overnight in hotel.

Day 12Drive to Islamabad/Lahore

Drive back to Islamabad if your international flight departure is from Islamabad or to Lahore if you are flying back from Lahore.

Day 13Homebound flight

Transfer to airport for homebound flight


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.


Account # 1006067881.
Branch Code : 0407. 
Swift Code. ALFHPKKA.
IBAN: PK09ALFH0407001001006067881. 
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?

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 advise 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.