Some quick questions - I will be heading to Pakistan in a couple of days and will be arriving in the evening at the International Airport in Islamabad. Which taxi company would you recommend and where do I find it at the airport? What is the standard cost (for example to go 12-15 kms)? Any security issues that a single female should consider?
I just finished up 6 weeks in Pakistan, and though the country was absolutely amazing, dealing with security there was most definitely a hassle.
I've put together a list of places that I visited (or wanted to visit, but couldn't) on my blog, and state whether or not security/escorts were needed there. I'll paste a short summary below.
I'd love it if anyone that has recently traveled to Pakistan could also comment here and say where and when you did/did not need security! I'm trying to…
Hi everyone, We are planning to visit Multan + Bahawalpur, but I read on some posts on the internet that they are quite unaccessible to foreigners, as you should be accompained by someone and/or you should be assigned an armed guide.
Is this true?
Has anyone had recent experiences?
We would like to visit als Uch Sahrif and Darewar fort.
Any information is very welcomed
Hello every body,
I am looking for a tourist group to join to visit Pakistan nature during summer, especially Himalaya mountains. I am not professional mountain climber but I pretty interested in walking and hiking through nature and hils.
Does anybody know this type of group and how much would be cost (I am ready to join in Lahore airport).
Please help me!
I will be spending 4-5 days in Swat Valley. I have the main tourist points but I was interested in some good hikes.
Any good recommendations? I will have my family with me but they are in good condition. Looking for 2-4 hours hike
I,m a spanish cicloturist riding to the east.
I have Irán and India visas but no Pakistan visa. I,ve been at the embassy 2 months ago with papers ( no Loi) and after calling all weeks no answer from Islamabad, is what they say, and advice me to try it in another country in route. What to do?
My passport is in Spain and i am thinking in taking a plane or something. What possibilities are there?
Should i be sent my passport with me?
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I was looking into riding a motorcycle from Delhi to moscow and it looked like you could take the kkh highway to Kashgar China. Then maybe drive through Kyrgyzstan and up to Almaty Kazakhstan then probably Astana. I would probably fly into Delhi and buy a bike there, then drive it all the way to Moscow. Also if anyone knows a brand of bike or model that is common in India, Pakistan, China, Kazakhstan and Russia, that could be helpful, thanks. Also could you do it without a bike, and just take…
I will be submitting my tourist visa application tomorrow morning in London. I have everything requested including an LOI, bank statement, hotel booking confirmations, full itinerary etc, etc.
I'm curious, how long does the process usually take?
I have read reports by Westerners that hotels in Sindh do not accept Westerners for fear of attacks by anti-Western extremists. Will I get by easily if I am Chinese? (People in Afghanistan think I am Hazara, which I know has a sizeable refugee population in Quetta).
I want to do Peshawar-Islamabad-(around Punjab and Sindh)-Karachi-Quetta, then then onwards to Iran (Mirjaveh?)
1. How possible is this by train, especially the Karachi-Quetta and Quetta-Iran part? I have an…