expired Northern Pakistan Expedition $5525 - 15% off, Fully Escorted by Australian Guides, Book by 31/8 @ Undiscovered World

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Starting in Islamabad, Undiscovered World’s 13-day tour will cross Northern Pakistan from the eastern border with India in Kashmir to the Chinese border to the north and then to the Afghan border in the west on this unforgettable expedition to places rarely seen by western tourists.

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Nowhere else in the world rivals the Northern Areas of Pakistan for sheer jaw-dropping alpine majesty.

The rounded green contours of the Himalayas lie to the east, the jagged black peaks of the Hindu Kush to the west, while in-between lies the unique landscape of the Karakorams, a vertical alpine desert where soaring granite monoliths rise abruptly like a wall from the valley floor for thousands of metres above the torrent of the Indus .

The area is a kaleidoscope of peoples. One of humanity’s great crossroads, it has seen the passage of peoples and conquerors from the Aryans, the Huns, the Persians, Alexander the Great and the Moghuls, and was the arena for the long contest between the British Raj and the Russian Empire dubbed ‘The Great Game’ by Kipling. Each invader has left their mark, whether the Graeco-Buddhist remains of Gandhara or the massive fortifications of the British, and in many remote alpine valleys, remnant populations of tribes and cultures exist whose origins continue to puzzle the world’s ethnologists to this day.

Starting in Islamabad, Undiscovered World’s 13-day tour will cross Northern Pakistan from the eastern border with India in Kashmir to the Chinese border to the north and then to the Afghan border in the west on this unforgettable expedition to places rarely seen by western tourists.

Tour Highlights

  • Travelling the engineering miracle of the KKH through the dramatic Indus Gorge.
  • The tranquillity of the Hunza Valley and its remarkably long-lived inhabitants
  • The remote bazaar town of Gilgit, where Afghans, Uighurs, Chinese, Tajiks, Tibetans, and other peoples gather to trade.
    -The epic jeep journey through the peaks of the Hindu Kush at an average height of 8,000ft.
    -The Summer Palace and high cedar forests of Chitral.
    -The wine-drenched pagan festivals of the Kailash.
    -The overflowing hospitality of the Pathan capital of Peshawar.

Tour dates - September 20th - October 4th, 2019.

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Comments

  • +14 votes

    You're kidding, right? Read the latest news on Kashmir?
    … but the sound of the drones overheat could be "tranquil".

  • +1 vote

    Perfect timing!

  • +4 votes

    This place is extremely dangerous. There is ongoing conflict between 2 countries.
    Speciely these days clause 370 demolished.

    • +1 vote

      Even if 370 was still in place, going to borders of Afghanistan and China, and paying for that experience with your money first, and possibly your life. Nope. BIG NOPE.

  • +1 vote

    Tempting to visit the northern country side which is full of natural beauty as shown by many foreign visitors on youtube. A bit expensive to my travel budget for now
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZZmiNZGOs

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    Adrenalin junkie conflict area “tour”
    A friend almost set one up when Syria starting to decline.

  • +3 votes

    Any part of Pakistan is like buying a one way ticket and risking your life…its a crazy country not worth visiting even free of cost

  • +4 votes

    Damn that is a freaking risky one. Not worth it as beautiful it might be.

  • +11 votes

    free kidnapping included

  • +7 votes

    Forgot to mention that your may include free live air shows and military exercises.

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      Live underearth shows! Nothing happens more than two metres above the surface!

  • +5 votes

    Could have joined the army, would have been paid for this

  • +4 votes

    Hilarious post, enjoying the comments.

  • +2 votes

    Well, it's an interesting business model, similar to airline's overbooking. Tour doesn't need to make hotel reservations for all guests for all days, considering at least a few will be "cancelled" as days go by. Also no need for return tickets. I say 15% off is still a huge margin!

  • +3 votes

    OP needs to describe what kind of security arrangements are in place.

  • +1 vote

    Are there any cheap tours?

  • +1 vote

    Maybe the Australian guide is an SAS regiment?:-)

  • +6 votes

    They are actively recruiting in the area.
    There are chances getting killed or kidnapped once they know you are Westerner.

    My fellow ozbargain member safety is more important than exaggerated price.

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    the place Kashmir is a beautiful place for skiing, holiday that what i heard but since its divide and conquer ongoing its a no go zone!

  • +2 votes

    If only it was fully escorted by an Aussie battalion…

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    Free kidnapping guaranteed!

  • +2 votes

    All these Youtubers traveling Pakistan are fake AIs. wow soo much hatred towards a country.

  • -1 vote

    wow, I can see a lot of main stream media brainwashed zombies…

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    Does it spend any time in the Hunza Valley?

  • +5 votes

    Australian Government advice is officially: Reconsider your need to travel
    May have implications as to whether you can get travel insurance.

  • +8 votes

    Pakistan rated top destination by the British Backpacker Society despite travel warnings last year. (https://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/pakistan-top-backpacke...)

    Wife's been there twice while working with an NGO and can vouch that she's never been to a place more beautiful than Northern Pakistan and she's been to quite a few countries… I plan to visit Northern Pakistan with her in the not so distant future (financial constraints).

    It's more towards the west compared to disputed Kashmir region and is relatively peaceful. Locals are very welcoming.

    • +2 votes

      British society! Like London mayoral committee? :)

      Half of the Britain's population are from Pakistan! They just go there to visit home!

  • +7 votes

    I feel like people overstate how dangerous some of these places are, especially if you're in a tour group.

    I've travelled to places on the do not travel list from smartraveller like Egypt recently and found them quite beautiful and friendly. I did go with a tour group and did a lot of prep work, and obviously there is some risk but in most cases you'll be fine.

    If you don't want to run into any trouble your best bet is probably to just stay at home.

    • -4 votes

      mate Egypt has no comparison with Pakistan, compare apples with apples. Pyramids attract shit loads of tourists even after 2011 revolts.
      Have you heard of terrorist attacks on Sri Lankan Cricket team, when they were at peak and recent threats to the Indian cricket team?
      Revenue from IPL is more/at par with other major sporting events/ clubs in the world outside cricket and such threats aren't taken lightly
      Apart from that, they are sore losers when it comes to sports, stay way at those times too lol.

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      Agreed with you here, most countries labelled by smart travel as dangerous or avoid are only mildly so. Death from terrorism is very very low probability, as a tourist you have more chance to die from car accident or even selfie falls than have died from terror attacks in 2019. More children are kidnapped in Thailand and Philippines yet we have tons of tourists going there, We are so close minded here in Australia and ppl are very fearful, I’ve been to Egypt beautiful place everyone should go

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    One way ticket. Stay clear. They bomb their own people from jets. Unless your family have plenty of money for kidnappers.

    • +1 vote

      Yeah and avoid india if your a female. chances of getting raped are higher than any other country. now lets talk about Bangladesh.

  • +2 votes

    Flight cost to that part of subcontinent is usually under $1000. The accommodation in that part of world should only cost below $50 a night, so the $5525 cost for 13 days seems too high. Secondly I would never travel to a zone which is considered high risk. The travel advisories say “reconsider” your need to travel to that part of the world.
    https://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/asia/south/Pages/paki...

  • +2 votes

    Makings of a good joke?

    A modern day feminist, a gay couple, a Rabbi and a Christian minister went for a holiday to Pakistan…

  • +1 vote

    I'd love a transcript of the immigration re-entry back in to OZ. Borderforce will have a field day hearing the explanation for reason to travel there.

    Best be an AuPair with Dutton on speed dial for reentry.

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      21,600 Australian residents returned to Australia from Pakistan this year alone, from Jan-Jun 2019. Is there any special reason why you think you will targeted mate?
      https://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/3401.0J...

      • +2 votes

        Nothing against you or Pakistan but your argument is flawed. 216,00 you were talking about are resident of Australia and returned back. It does not tell how many of them were visitor to Northen Pakistan.

      • +2 votes

        Out of 21600 99% are Pakistan born Australian citizen or children of those immigrant . Who visit to see their relatives . I don’t think Australian goes to Pakistan as a tourist.

      • +1 vote

        I worked/lived in Pakistan (Peshawar, Bashirabad) for almost a year in the mid 80's, and found it ok even if a little lawless back then too. I had a reason to be there in far simpler times.

        Don't really see why any westerner would visit there now, as there are far safer places to holiday.

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      Nah.. I think they've got bigger fish to catch.

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