For Women by Women
Overview - Female Tour Guide
We’ve timed the tour to align with trees changing colors in the mountains. Peak travel season will be over, but many foreign groups come to see fall in the mountains. Fall is also the end of harvest season, so you’ll get to taste local apples, walnuts, etc. It’ll be getting cold, especially toward the end of the trip, and we may see some snow at higher altitudes.
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4693-m. Sleeping at maximum elevation of 2,900-m
Lahore and Islamabad can be warm (up to 20-30°C), while mountains will be cold (sometimes 10-15°C during the day and below freezing at night). Pack warm layers.
Islamabad, Astore, Hunza, Ghizer, Lahore
Cultural activities, Community engagement, Sightseeing, Beginner level day treks (optional)
Adventure (3/5), Culture (4/5), Comfort (2/5), Fitness (3/5)
We will be staying at hotels, guesthouses, and traditional homestays. You’ll have to share double rooms in hotels and guesthouses. In homestays we sometimes have to share one common sleeping space (how local people sleep).
We will be traveling in a private van and use private jeeps to reach some locations.
We will be eating local cuisines from all the areas that we visit. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is included in the package.
A warm smile as someone invites you in for chai. Kebabs sizzling while the call to prayer sings from mosque minarets. Sunrises blanketing snowy mountains in gold. Swapping stories from the comfort of pillows ‘round a warm stove in the evening.
These are moments that made us fall in love with Pakistan. We want to share them with you.
This won’t be your typical tour de Pakistan. We’re not squeezing in as much as humanly possible, rushing you from spot to spot, nor showing you a polished version. You’ll be fully immersed in Pakistan: traditional homes, offbeat locations, local food and guides, treks with nary a soul in sight.
Rich and poor, urban and rural, liberal and conservative: our solo and female travel groups’ tours will show you the diversity that makes Pakistan what it is. And then some.
“This trip truly and honestly changed my life.”
We’ll be heading to both famous sights and off the beaten track locales, including but not limited to:
Our tour begins in Pakistan’s peaceful capital, with a visit to its far older and slightly more chaotic neighboring city, Rawalpindi.
Hunza – Gulmit, Passu, Karimabad, Altit
Pakistan’s most famous valley, embraced by the Karakoram Mountains and filled with crackling glaciers, forested foothills, and ancient fortresses. We’ll travel along the famous Karakoram Highway to visit multiple locations in Hunza, and stay in a traditional homestay.
Ghizer – Taus
A quiet and little-visited region in western Gilgit Baltistan, where we’ll find intimate mountain valleys and some of the most hospitable people in the north. Idyllic Yasin Valley will be our focus, and we’ll stay at two different homestays while there.
Astore – Tarishing, Rama
Out with the dry mountains, in with the green meadows! Pastoral postcard views, aquamarine lakes, and the ninth highest mountain in the world await us in this region east of the Karakoram Highway.
Pakistan’s cultural capital is our grand finale! Mughal-era monuments, religious shrines still very much alive, a passionate food scene and more await in this historic city, our favorite in Pakistan.
Considering joining our Pakistan women only tour? Here’s our full Pakistan women’s tour itinerary to help you decide.
Anything is possible in Pakistan. This is our planned itinerary… but things don’t always go according to plan! From chai invites to landslides, delays can happen anywhere; flexibility is key.
Think of this itinerary as a guideline rather than an exact schedule. If we have to make changes on the fly, we’ll still try to do everything mentioned.
- Transportation with experienced driver: Private van and jeeps within Pakistan
- Accommodation for the duration of the tour (Double Occupancy at hotels / shared accommodation in homestays)
- Accommodation around tour dates can be arranged for an extra cost
- Meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Guided tours
- Cultural activities
- Entrance fees
- Tolls and taxes
- Basic first aid
- Letter of Invitation (LOI) for visa
- Airport transfers within Pakistan
- Flight tickets
- Visa fees
- Porters for carrying personal equipment
- Personal trekking equipment
- Tips for guides/workers (optional)
- Snacks while trekking and traveling
- Extra meals/laundry services availed at hotels or otherwise
- Charges of sports activities
- Shopping or any other expenses of personal nature
- Insurance liability, medical aid, and helicopter rescue coverage
- Any other services not mentioned in the plan
Standard package includes accommodation on double occupancy. Additional charges for:
- Single Occupancy: USD 700 per head
Note: Arrangement of room on single occupancy at homestays is subject to availability.
Why you should travel to Pakistan ASAP?
There’s no better time to travel to Pakistan. The security situation has improved immensely. Foreign tourists are returning. The government is relaxing travel restrictions.
In a few years, Pakistan is going to be on far more travelers’ maps. Now is the time to come and experience it for yourself… before everyone else figures out how amazing it is.
“I can’t think of anyone better to have shown us around Pakistan than you two.” Ingrid, USA
Why this Tour?
This is a tour made for female travelers by female travelers. Both Aneeqa and Alex have traveled all over Pakistan independently and otherwise; you won’t find many women working in Pakistan’s travelsphere with more experience than us. To quote one of our tour guests: we’re “badass motherfuckers”.
Though rich, our experiences have proven Pakistan isn’t an easy place to travel as a woman. Nevertheless, we love the country, and want more women to travel Pakistan. This Pakistan women’s tour is meant to help more female travelers come and experience a positive side of the country, and normalize the idea of women traveling without men there (it’s still unusual!).
We also designed this tour with responsible tourism in mind. On this tour, we will…
- Stay in local homestays and guesthouses instead of international chains.
- Eat local, seasonal food as often as possible.
- Travel to more offbeat locations to distribute our tourist money.
- Use locals instead of outsiders as guides, and hire female guides where possible.
- Visit women-run initiatives and shop at women-run businesses.
- Reduce our waste by filtering water instead of buying single-use bottles, carrying reusable shopping bags, and using reusable boxes and eating utensils for packed lunches.
- Pay all drivers, guides, and hosts a fair wage for their time.