The Ultimate Pakistan Tour

Travel to North and South Pakistan

Original World’s Ultimate Pakistan tour visits both North and South Pakistan, offering a comprehensive immersive experience of Pakistan.

We offer an option to join only North Pakistan:

or only the South:

Pakistan is the site of some of the earliest human settlements and home to an ancient civilization rivaling those of Egypt and Mesopotamia. It is also the crucible of three of the world’s major religions: Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism; all which have their roots in the subcontinent.

Explore the much renowned Hunza Valley enveloped in the grand Himalayas and the Karakoram mountain ranges in North Pakistan.

The villages are incredibly isolated and built into the cliff side. Some villages are more than 1,000 years old. Enjoy friendly interaction with various ethnic peoples we encounter in several villages. Soak up the spectacular scenery of surrounding mountains.

In South Pakistan visit several UNESCO World Heritage sites in Karachi, Islamabad and Peshawar as well as the Mohenjo Daro and Harappa in the ancient Indus Valley.

See the devotional dance of dervish at the Shia Shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar. The shrine is one of the most important in Pakistan, and attracts up to one million visitors annually.

Please note, due to weather conditions, the Spring tour starts in Karachi (the South) and ends in Islamabad (the North). The Fall tour starts in Islamabad and ends in Karachi. The pdfs of each season reflect the appropriate sequence.


  • Mohenjo Daro, Indus Valley
  • Harappa
  • Hunza Valley
  • Lahore
  • Pakistan Peoples Monument and Museum
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  • 1
    Karachi, Pakistan
    Day 1: Arrival in Karachi early am

    On arrival transfer to hotel for immediate check in. Breakfast and relaxed morning.

    This afternoon meet your guide to go for lunch and then a city tour of Karachi

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    Day 2: Karachi-Hyderabad

    Visit the Chaukhandi Tombs, the Bhanbhore ruins and Makli Necropolis en-route to Hyderabad.

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    Day 3: Hyderabad-Sehwan Sharif

    Visit Rani Kot Fort, also known as The Great Wall of Sindh. Continue to Sehwan Sharif.

    This evening we attend the devotional dance of dervish at the Shia Shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar.

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    Day 4: Mohenjo-daro

    Visit Mohenjo Daro, or "Mound of the Dead" (UNESCO World Heritage Site), an ancient Indus Valley Civilization city.

    Also visit Kot Diji, the forerunner of the Indus Civilization.

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    Day 5: Sukkur - Multan

    Sadhu Bela Mandir, a Hindu Temple complex on an Island near Sukkur City.

    Then visit Minaret of Masoom Shah in Old Sukkur.

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    Day 6: Harappa - Lahore

    Visit Harappa, an archaeological site, once the center of the core region of Indus Valley civilization.

    Continue to Lahore & afternoon tour.

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    Day 7: Lahore

    Full day tour: the Museum, Fort, Palaces, Shahi Hammam.

    In late afternoon drive to Pakistan – India border (Wagah) to attend the Flag ceremony, called Beating Retreat and the Change of Guard.

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    Day 8: Lahore - Islamabad

    Visit the Khewra Salt Mines (2nd largest in the world); continue to Islamabad.

    On arrival visit Faisal Mosque and enjoy dinner at Rawal Lake.

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    Day 9: Islamabad-Taxila-Peshawar

    Start with a drive to Taxila and visit world heritage archeological sites.

    Continue to Peshawar and afternoon tour.

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    Day 10: Peshawar – Chitral

    A beautiful drive to Chittral, located in a beautiful valley in the Hindukush Range of Mountains. It has always been a very important route for many invaders to Southeast Asia, including Alexander the Great, Scythians, Ghengis Khan and numerous others. Chittral is a small town with one single street bazaar.

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    Day 11: Day Excursion from Chitral to Kalash Villages

    A full day visiting colorful villages of Kalash including Birir Village-a traditional village untouched by tourism or commercialization.

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    Shandur Pass - Phander
    Day 12: Chitral - Shandur Pass - Phander

    Drive to Phander through some of the remote mountain villages over Shandur Pass (12000 feet). The grade is gradual and there are plentiful streams in summer. We stop at some villages along the way.

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    Day 13: Phander - Gilgit  

    Drive to Gilgit, the capital city of Gilgit-Baltistan. It is located in a broad valley near the confluence of the Gilgit and Hunza Rivers, serving as a hub for trekking in the Karakoram mountain range. Visit villages en-route.

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    Hunza Valley
    Day 14: : Gilgit-Karimabad (Hunza Valley)

    A 3 hour drive on a mountain road to Karimabad (not counting stops for sightseeing).

    Surrounded by snowcapped mountain peaks such as the Rakaposhi, vast glaciers such as the Ulter, and deep gorges, Karimabad is a spectacular landscape. Roses, pansies, lilies, zinnias, and cosmos grow wild in the area, as do willow, fir, and poplar trees. Snow leopards, markhors (a type of goat), ibexes, yaks, red-striped foxes, ducks, and Marco Polo sheep also inhabit the region.

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    Day 15: Karimabad

    Karimabad, also known as Baltit, is the capital of Hunza in Gilgit-Baltistan. It has been ranked as one of the five best places to visit in Pakistan.

    Today is a full day of exploring the surroundings of Karimabad village

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    Day 16: Karimabad – Gilgit

    Return to Gilgit and visit sacred rock carving at Ganesh Village, Kargha Buddha, Gilgit Bazaar and a short hike towards Kargah Nallah with magnificent views of Gilgit city and Rakaposhi.

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    Day 17: Gilgit – Islamabad

    Transfer to the airport for the flight to Islamabad, PK 452, dep 8:55 am, arrives 10 am; PK606 dep 12:45 pm, arr 1:50 pm. (there are 3 flights per day, we shall purchase all three as insurance in case the first one or two are canceled due to weather). If all the flights cancel we break up the drive into 2 days:
    May 3: Gilgit-Besham 8 hrs; May 4: Besham-Islamabad 4.5 hrs, not including stops for bathroom, lunch and photos).

    On arrival check into the hotel. Depart for lunch at a local restaurant. This rest of the afternoon is independent

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    Day 18: Islamabad Tour

    Sites to visit include:
    Lok Virsa Folk Heritage Museum
    Located also on the Shakarparian Hills, it was renamed Pakistan National Museum of Ethnology in 2004.
    Presents history and living traditions from the mainstream and remote regions of the country. The museum
    consists of several buildings as well as an outdoor museum. Covering an area of 60,000 sq. ft, it features
    several exhibit halls making it the largest museum in Pakistan.

    Five minute walk to Pakistan Monument and Museum.
    Pakistan Monument and Museum
    A national monument and heritage museum located on the western Shakarparian Hills. It was constructed
    to symbolize the unity of the Pakistani people. Rather than symbolizing the four provinces (as is mistakenly
    assumed), the four large petals represent the four different cultures of the people of Pakistan: Punjabi,
    Balochi, Sindhi and Pakhtun. The three smaller petals represent: the Minorities: Azad Kashmir and Gilgit
    Baltistan. The star of the flag in the monument is designed in shiny black granite with golden stars, which
    represent the people who sacrificed their life for Pakistan. The moon crescent is made from stainless steel
    with inspirational writings of Quaid-e-Azam, Mohammed Ali Jinnah and Allama Iqbal. The petals are built
    of granite (projecting in a suspended cantilever form, among the largest in Asia) and its inner walls are
    covered with artwork depicting the various landmarks of the Pakistan. Its’ elevation makes it visible from
    across the metropolitan area of Islamabad-Rawalpindi. Covering a total area of 2.8 hectares (6.9 acres), the
    design of the monument is rooted in the rich Mughal architecture of the subcontinent. The petal shaped
    structure is derived from the traditional muqarnas.

    Connecting to the Peoples Monument by a large piazza, known as the Freedom Plaza, is the Pakistan
    Monument Museum which narrates the history and tells the story of the creation of Pakistan. These two
    structures are connected. Though the name of the architect–Arif Masoud–is inscribed in stone in the main
    Dedication Plaque located at the beginning of the main plaza–he has honored all construction workers by
    placing their hand impressions all along the long walls flanking this Freedom Plaza on both the sides. At
    the farthest end is a viewing platform which gives a birds-eye view of Islamabad city.

    Shakarpariyian Hills National Park
    Its’ terraced garden offers pleasant sweeping vistas of Margalla and Murree hills, Rawal Lake, Rawalpindi
    and Islamabad. There is corner where many plants are located that were planted by foreign Head of States.
    The old Gakhars (Rajput clan) tribe leaders settled here before Indo-Pak partition in 1947. The clan was
    relocated to create a park for the new federal capital of the country in 1960-61.

    We return to the hotel to give you time to organize for the flight home and depart for an early
    dinner at Rawal Lake.

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    Day 19: Depart

    Transfer to the airport for flight departing early am May 5. QR 633 dep 3:35 am.

  • Trip Length

    19 Days, Begins in Karachi, ends in Islamabad

  • Dates

    April 17-May 5 & September 24 - October 12

  • Land Cost

    Spring 2024: $5685 per person based on 4 people, Single Room Supplement: $1290
    Fall 2024: $5850 per person based on 4 people, Single Room Supplement: $1550

  • Accommodations

    4 & 5* in South, beautiful mountain resorts in Gilgit, Chilas, Karimabad, Shegar Village, Chitral; rustic/charming in Phander

  • Group Size


  • Included Meals

    Breakfast & Lunch, 1 dinner in Gilgit, 2 dinners in Islamabad

  • Duration

    19 days



Shandur Pass



Hunza Valley


Shegar Village



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