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Things To Know Before Travelling To Pakistan

All set to explore Pakistan? Jaw-dropping nature, diverse cultures, and delicious food—Pakistan’s got it all. Take a quick look at these valuable tips first. If you’re travelling to Pakistan for the Mountains in the North. Most importantly, It’s home to the most hospitable people. It’s no wonder more and more people are traveling to Pakistan!

Note: Some services are for economy & deluxe packages others are for executives.

Hot Water Timings in North:

  • Evening 3 hours (6:00pm-9:00pm) & Morning 3 hours (7:00am-10:00am).
  • In North, Hotels have no heaters so you can ask for double blankets in case you need and some hotels will provide heating mattress.

Road Journey between Gilgit- Besham is long and road condition is bad.

If you are allergic to any food you may inform us at start of tour.

Check List

Immunization / Personal Medication:

✔ There are no compulsory inoculations required for entry into Pakistan. If you are taking medicine for conditions such as diabetes or heart problems, make sure you carry the necessary medicines in your hand luggage at all times, in case your main luggage is delayed.

Money:

✔ Credit cards (Visa and Master Card) are accepted in the capital city of Islamabad. However, outside capital only you can use cash in their local currency.

✔ Pakistan local currency is Pakistani Rupees (PKR).

✔ You need only small amount of cash if you want to buy snacks, fruits, drink and souvenirs on the way.

✔ It is advisable to change local currency here in Malaysia before we go for this trip. But if you want to change more local money there, we can change with USD note.

✔ Dollars Issued earlier than (1996-2013) are acceptable but their value will be considered 15 % less than actual value. Torn, dirty, stamped (you will be surprised how a tiny bank stamp can decrease value of your note by at least 10%).  It is recommended to bring dollars Issued after 2013.

Tipping Etiquette:

✔ For tips to local guide and driver is 3-4 USD per day. However, you are most welcome to give more as your wish based on their service. This amount maybe small to us but considered valuable for them, Other tipping is discretionary.

✔ For hotel and restaurant staff, you can give to them directly with minimum of 200 PKR , If they help you in any ways and you are happy with it.

Meals & Special Food Requirements:

✔ During the tour you will have a chance to experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the region. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided in this tour. The foods menu are mostly similar like Indian food and we will rotate chicken, beef, mutton, vegetables, rice, bread, soups every day. Breakfast have local and western choices with coffee and tea.

✔ It is strongly advised to bring your comfort food (eg: sambal, canned food, instant noodle etc) If you are the type that can get bored with the same menu every day.

Photography:

✔ Generally, countries are friendly for photographers. However, there are certain places where photographing is restricted: military objects, police check point, airports. In the Northern Pakistan region, it is advisable to get permission first if you want to take picture of local women as this sometimes can be sensitive issues within their community.

Voltage:

✔ The voltage in the region is standard voltage 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. They use type C (2 round pin) and type D (3 round pin).

Laundry service:

✔ Laundry is available at many hotels and towns during this trip, although you might need to wait for a two-night stop in order to make sure you get it back on time.

Altitude:

✔ In this tour the highest altitude will be around 4793 meters at the Khunjerab Pass – Pakistan China border. We will only visit this place maximum 1 hour to take photo. Average altitude elevation in the Northern Pakistan will be around 1000-2000 meters.

Packing:

✔ We recommend you taking a small to medium wheeled suitcase. In terms of weight, International flight with Thai Airways allows one checked-in bag of 25 kg and a carry-on bag 7 kg.

✔ For domestic flight with PIA Pakistan Airlines allow one checked-in bag of 20 kg and a carry-on bag 7 kg.

Suitable Clothing in Pakistan for travelers:

✔ Comfortable and solid walking shoes with strong soles and support are essential. For Spring tour travels, usually tourists take not only Windproof Jacket, Sweater, Jeans, Rain jacket, Scarf, Cotton socks & walking shoes, but also some T-shirts with long and short sleeves to remain safe from UV rays, and thin cotton trousers. A bit for every occasion ♥

Please try to avoid bringing valuables with you.

Sanitation in pakistan: 

Indian Toilet Seats are available in most part of the hotels Instead of English Seats.

Temperature in Pakistan :

March-April

✔ Daytime average in Northern Pakistan can be around 10-15 Celsius.

✔ Night-time average in Northern Pakistan can be around 5-10 Celsius.

✔ In Islamabad, will be around 15-25 Celsius.

May-June-July-August

✔ Daytime average in Northern Pakistan can be around 25-35 Celsius.

✔ Night-time average in Northern Pakistan can be around 25-30 Celsius.

✔ In Islamabad, will be around 35-40 Celsius.

Sep-Oct-Nov

✔ Daytime average in Northern Pakistan can be around 10-15 Celsius.

✔ Night-time average in Northern Pakistan can be around 5-10 Celsius.

✔ In Islamabad, will be around 15-25 Celsius.

Dec-Jan-Feb

✔ Daytime average in Northern Pakistan can be around 0- -5 Celsius.

✔ Night-time average in Northern Pakistan can be around -5 – -10 Celsius.

✔ In Islamabad, will be around 03-08 Celsius.

✔ Please take note, when we reach Khunjerab Pass (4793 meters) temperature can drop to 1 Celsius or even sub-zero at any season, hence warm clothing is a MUST while visiting Khunjerab Pass, even you only visit there for less than 1 hour for photos.

✔ you may get update again about trip from time to time especially about the forecast weather as it can be change drastically.

Please let us know If you have any queries will try our best to reply soonest possible. Thanks and have a great day all!

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