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I would like to travel from kashgar, China to Islamabad, Pakistan throught karakoram highway by bus. Is anyone did this trip?
How shitty is the ride? I'm a white canadian young men, will it get me hatred from group of people?
Should I push my luck and travel to peshawar? If I decide to go to this city, any tips on how to come back alive ?:P
Would like to cycle from kashgar to Gilgit May 2014. I understand much contruction along KKH in Pakistan. Would 28mm tires do the job?
The most Important Festival of Kalasha
(7th to 23rd December)
The last Festival of the year “Chawmos” / Chitrimass
The festival Chawmos is celebrated when the month called “Chawmos mastruk” starts. Chamos is also called “ghona chawmos yat” which means, the great memorial chawmos festival. The Chawmos festival is celebrated without using any musical instruments in the valleys Bumburate and Rumboor, whereas in Biriu valley they use the musical instruments. It is a series of celebration. This festival is celebrated after the Kalash finish all their fieldwork and store all the sources of their basic needs. By this time of the year cheese is stored fruits and vegetables and grains are stored. When every thing gets home then this festival is celebrated because this festival requires many offerings. And every ceremony in this festival has its own traditions, foods and songs. For eve... more »
Just wonder if Sialkot is a reasonable place to base my travel in and around Pakistan and Kashmir? Is it a safe city? Can transportation be easily arranged?
There is a good flight deal from Dubai to Sialkot. I have never been to Pakistan or Kashmir and have two weeks to spare around Xmas.
Will be visiting Lahore tomorrow and thinking of going for the Sufi event in the evening. Would be happy if someone, especially travelers, would like to join :-)
I am planning a trek to K2 base camp and Gondogor La in early June in the coming year 2014. To make the trip cost-effective, I would be interested in partnering with more people who are in good shape and adventurous. if someone is interested
Thanks in Advance.
I am an American citizen of Indian origin born in Lahore which is in Pakistan.I am above 60yrs age and am told that
a visa for pakistan is given for those above 60.Could someone tell me if this visa is given at the Wagah border or does
one get it at New Delhi as I am visiting India from New york for a short visit and would like to visit my place of birth.
An early reply is appreciated.Thanks folks.
I have wanted to travel to Pakistan for years and have finally gotten an opportunity to visit, but I am unsure of whether now is the best time to do so. I am a person of Pakistani origin who was raised in the West and has never traveled to Pakistan before. Many friends and family members are concerned about recent reports of kidnappings, robberies, as well as the law and order situation there in general. They have warned me that locals wouldn't have a hard time figuring out that I am a non-resident Pakistani, which raises the chances of me having issues while I’m there. I am fluent in Urdu (slight accent) but I don’t have a lot of social connections or close family in Pakistan so I would mostly be there on my own. I would like to travel to major towns and cities in Punjab, KP (Peshawar, Swat, Chitral), Azad Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and possibly Sindh. I would really a... more »
Has anybody visited any of the Kalash Valleys recently? Did you have to have an armed escort? Even in the Trekking in the Karakoram LP Guide from2002 the guide mentions dangers due to uncontrolled access from Afghanistan? Did escorts affect your interaction with locals? Would you avoid the area for now? Can you give any trek recomendations in the area? Thx...
I am planning to cross overland from Iran to Pakistan at the end of this year.
It would be really helpful if anyone could provide an update on the security situation.
I am Bengali and therefore hoping that I am less of an "attraction" for any sticky situations.
Thanks a lot,
According to media reports, Karakorum highway has been closed by the authorities for some indefinite period,
So travelers on KKH should plan according to that.
Hello. Has anybody done this trek? If so do you recommend and what were impressions? How did you arrange and what were the costs? Is there a way to extend this trek without making it too technical? There is also a Shimshal to Pamir trek but I am not sure if that is another name for this trek? Any info appreciated
Hello. Playing around with ideas and finding that I want to return to Pakistan this year. The plan is to do the Snow Lake Trek or some variation of it and then visit Shimshal, Hunza and Gilgit. Would it be difficult to visit the valley solo after the trek? How would I get from the end of the Snowlake Trek to Shimshal? Is there public transportation to Shimshal via the highway? Are locals accomdating to solo tourist? I saw a video on the Lukpe La which looks incredible but wonder how difficult this would be to do? Im thinking of arriving the last week of June to do this trek, providing I can get a group together. Im thinking 5 weeks in Pakistan, minimum of 4 doing Snow Lake then visiting Hunza and other areas time permitting. If I dont do Snow Lake then Ill just visit villages and do day hikes.. Thx.....
Id like to travel this road
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I'm planning a trip to Karachi, Pakistan to visit a friend I've known for nearly 3 years now and I'm having a hard time obtaining a visa. I'm going to be staying with him for the duration of my trip, with that being said I'm in the process of applying for a tourist/visitor visa. I was informed by the Pakistani consulate that my friend will need to obtain an Affidavit of Support from the Ministry of Foreign affairs in Islamabad. My question is, is this one form and does he need to provide his own set of documents? Does he have to go in person to get this affidavit?
Thanks in advance.
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