Pakistan Autumn October Tour

Start
Oct 9, 2024
Islamabad
End
Oct 15, 2024
Islamabad
Duration
7 days
Price
US$1495.00

TOUR OVERVIEW



We will begin in the modern capital of Islamabad where we will visit the super funky largest mosque in South Asia and see the more organised side to Pakistan’s beautiful chaos. We will use our time in the capital to get those important visas for the following Afghanistan trip and will also visit the surrounding countryside where we can dive into Pakistan’s ancient history, and small but existent alcohol production industry.

After Islamabad, we head north into some of the most spectacular mountains in the world located in Pakistan’s Hunza Valley. The scenery up here is incredible for you mountain lovers as you’ll be seeing peaks over 6-7000 metres above sea level all around you!

Next we’ll head south to the huge bustling chaotic city of Lahore, which feels like it’s in a different world to Islamabad. Here we’ll experience the Mogul history of Pakistan, visiting the Lahore Fort and the famous Badshahi Mosque, but you’ll also just get the chance to take in the vibe of this unique city. Your senses will be on high alert, with the intensity of the truck building yards, the street doctors, and the truly bizarre potions and notions on every corner.

From Lahore we will of course also visit the famous Wagah border – a true and functioning border crossing into India, which also happens to be the home of the absolutely unmissable spectacle that’s put on every single day.

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Faisal Mosque, Islamabad, Pakistan



If you like the look of this tour but the dates don't work for you, or you'd like to do part of the tour, please get in touch and let us know. All our tours are able to be split into smaller sections, we're always scheduling new tours and your dates might work for one of them, or we can always organise an independent tour.

This tour can be done by itself, or if you'd like to visit Afghanistan as well, have a look at our Afghanistan and Pakistan Autumn Combo Tour .




INCLUSIONS:

Accommodation in twin share at roughly 3 star hotels (breakfast included)

Transport as per itinerary, beginning and ending in Islamabad

Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the itinerary

SAIGA guide and local guides


SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: $300



EXCLUSIONS:

Visa fee

Meals other than breakfast at hotels

Transport to and from Islamabad at the beginning and end of the tour

Accommodation and any other services before or after the tour

Personal expenses such as souvenirs or any optional activities

Any COVID related expenses


Street doctors, Lahore, Pakistan
Wagah Border, Pakistan


TOUR HIGHLIGHTS


Chant and cheer with locals at the Wagah Border

Witness first-hand the astounding and unbelievable medical practises of the street doctors in Lahore

Revel in the splendour of the Hunza Vallay , surrounded by some of the highest mountains in the world



Itinerary
Day 1Wed Oct 9
Islamabad
  • We begin the day by heading to the Afghan Embassy to sort out our visas for the second part of our journey. This is a great way to get your visa for those joining our Afghanistan October Autumn Tour – Islamabad is one of the quickest, easiest and cheapest places to get the Afghan visa. So what a great opportunity to get the visa and also see some of Pakistan whilst doing it!
  • Once the paperwork is all done we will head out for sightseeing in Islamabad.
  • We’ll start with the Faisal Mosque which is the 5 th largest mosque in the world and the largest mosque in South Asia. More than that though, it’s also an incredibly funky and unusual design. Built in the 1970s with money donated by the Saudi royal family (hence being named after King Faisal of Saudi Arabia), it’s a Brutalist-type concrete structure, artistically representing a traditional Bedouin tent.
  • In the afternoon we will head to Ancient Taxila which lies about 25 kilometres north of the capital. This site showcases ruins that date back 3000 years and is one of the premier archaeological sites of Pakistan.
  • In the evening we will be back in Islamabad for dinner and free time.
  • Overnight in Islamabad.
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Day 2Thu Oct 10
Islamabad
  • In the morning, we will return back to the Afghan embassy to collect our visas. And now we can relax and go exploring some more of Pakistan!
  • Depending on embassy timing and formalities we will either go for lunch or will continue exploring around the capital.
  • Later on we will head to the Murree Brewery which is Pakistan’s largest and oldest producer of alcohol, in a satellite town of Islamabad.
  • Later in the evening we will head into the Murree Hills where we can watch the sunset over the city.
  • Free time in the evening.
  • Overnight in Islamabad.
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Day 3Fri Oct 11
Islamabad, Gilgit
  • We will start the day with an early flight into the mountains to the amazingly beautiful town of Gilgit, for a complete change of scenery from the modern and cosmopolitan Islamabad.
  • We will then continue on to the upper Hunza with many photo stops on the way.
  • Our next stop will be the Baltit Fort, which dates back to the 8 th Century and is a UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Afterwards, we will check out the Karimabad market and the Altit Fort all still while taking in the amazing mountain scenery.
  • Overnight in Hunza.
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Day 4Sat Oct 12
Hunza Valley
  • We will continue our journey through the mountains to see the amazing Passu Cones viewpoints.
  • This day we’ll be driving through some of the most amazing mountain scenery in the world with peaks over 6000 metres surrounding us all day.
  • Some of the stops will include Attabad Lake and the Hussaini suspension bridge which is known as being one of the most dangerous bridges in the world.
  • We will then finish off by driving back to Gilgit.
  • Overnight in Gilgit.
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Day 5Sun Oct 13
Hunza, Lahore
  • We will begin our day with a morning flight back down to Islamabad, from where we will drive straight to Lahore, arriving in the early evening.
  • Along the way we will also visit the Khewra Salt Mine which is the 2nd largest in the world.
  • Once we arrive in Lahore, We can head out to explore this amazing city as the sun sets with the chance to have dinner at a restaurant that overlooks the amazing Lahore Fort.
  • Overnight in Lahore.
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Day 6Mon Oct 14
Lahore, Wagah Border, Lahore
  • We will have a full day of sightseeing in Lahore today where we will see the Lahore Fort, Badshahi Mosque, Sheesh Mahal, Wazeer Khan Mosque and the tomb of Emperor Jahangir and get to know the Mogul history of Lahore.
  • In the afternoon we will head to the Wagah border crossing to see the display between the border guards of India and Pakistan. This is one of the only places along the border where Pakistani and Indian soldiers interact with each other and it’s truly a magical experience.
  • We will return to Lahore for dinner.
  • Overnight in Lahore.
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Day 7Tue Oct 15
Lahore, Islamabad, End of Tour
  • In the morning we will transfer back to Islamabad, and those continuing to Afghanistan with us can catch the evening Kam air flight to Kabul (flight not included).
  • End of tour.
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