1. Why should Pakistan be the choice of the Tourists?

Pakistan is a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic country with diverse landscape. Its geographic location and wonderful landscape makes it a unique spot for all the tourists around the world. It is bordering with India, Iran, Afghanistan and China, which makes it an important country in South Asia. The unexplored region with mesmerizing seashores, lively valleys, sky-high mountains, meandering rivers, mystical deserts, lush green meadows and a rich cultural heritage from the olden times, just awaiting the visitors to come and unveil the mystic charms of it. It is a wonderland with its enchanting beauty that appeals travellers, tourists, trekkers, hikers, off-roaders, wanderers, climbers and mountaineers alike.

2. The procedure to get Pakistani Visa?

The are two ways to get Pakistan Tourist Visa, one is to apply for evisa and its an easy way as compare to old system where candidate have to contact Pakistan Embassy or High Commission of the relevant country and submit an application, fulfilling the prerequisites. The Embassy/High-Commission looks into the application/documents carefully. On finding it legitimate, it will approve it in a specific passage of time.
Required documents of Pakistan Visa
* Passport
* Pakistan Visa Application Form
* Passport Size Photo
* Completed application Cover Sheet
* Official Invitation
* Letter Of Invitation
* Business Cover Letter
* Proof of Travel Arrangements

3. What is Letter of Invitation (LOI) for Pakistan Visa?

The most important step in getting a visa approval is Letter of Invitation or Sponsorship Letter for Visa.

Letter of Invitation is a letter from individual or from a licensed tour company in Pakistan if Individual (explaining the relationship to the applicant and the purpose of travel) Letter must indicate the duration of stay, places to stay, and contact information of the provider. A copy of the passport, ID or CNIC/NICOP of the inviting sponsor must be included. Without this letter Visa will not be processed. Some embassies don’t really ask for this invitation or sponsor letter and you can get visa without any trouble. Letter from a tour company is simple and clear either you take services from a tour company or pay for letter of invitation.

4. Process to get Letter of Invitation for Pakistani Visa

For issuance of Letter of Invitation, the willing tourists should contact a reliable Tour Company and ask for help in formalizing a feasible itinerary to Pakistan.

The tourists would have to fulfill all prerequisites prior their tour. However the conditions are different from country to country. On completion of the process, the Letter of Invitation will be issued.

For Invitation Letter to acquire Pakistan Visa tourists can send email at

5. Business Cover Letter to for Pakistan Visa

It is a letter from the employer or sponsoring company, on the company’s letterhead, introducing the applicant, indicating the applicant’s employment status/position held in the company, and clearly stating the purpose of visit to Pakistan. The business letter must suggest who will be responsible for the finances of applicant and must provide the detailed contact information in Pakistan.

The Consulate of Pakistan requires an official business letter to support your application. To generate a Pakistan Business Cover Letter online, simply request this service and provide your information using the simple online form in your Visa Application Kit, which you will receive once you place your order.

6. Hotels, Hostels and Motels for Backpackers in Pakistan

Accommodation for tourists is comparatively expensive in Pakistan, yet some places are available on budger rates for Backpackers. Backpackers can choose Hostel or Guest Houses in Islamabad, Lahore, Hunza and Gilgit.

some recommended hotels and hostels in Pakistan for Budget travellers

Backpackers Hostel Islamabad
Backpackers Hostel Gilgit
Mehman Resort Naltar
Rehman Backpackers Gulkin
Hotel Deewan e Khas Skardu
Lahore Backpackers
Besham Continental Hotel
Arcadian Inn Naran
Arcadian Inn Hunza

7. How to reach gilgit or hunza from islamabad

There are couple of bus companies providing service for Gilgit and Hunza region but currently most reliable bus company for gilgit hunza is Faisal Movers which departs every day 8:00pm and 9:00pm or 9:30pm.
Fare for islamabad to gilgit is 2700 Pkr
Other than bus you can use shared car service which also leaves every night around 8:00pm and fare is around 4000 Pkr

There are also daily 2 flights for gilgit from islamabad as well and fare is around 80-90 USD

8. Flight availability for Islamabad - Skardu

Tourists can avail a flight from Islamabad to Skardu. It’s an hour journey by Air.

Weekly Flight Schedule

Flight Departure Islamabad Arrival Skardu THU FRI SAT SUN MON TUE WED
PK-451 10:15 AM 11:15 AM
PK-451 10:30 AM 11:30 AM
PK-451 12:00 PM 01:00 PM

9. Road condition from Islamabad to Gilgit-Baltistan

Gilgit-Baltistan is connected via KKH, which is one of the best roads in Pakistan. It’s considered as a wonder of the world.
Road from Dassu to Raikot is in Bad Shape and rest of the part is perfect

The other route to Gilgit-Baltistan is via Babusar Top. Its condition is good as well and it takes less time to reach Gilgit-Baltistan. However it remains open only for 5 months, from June to October, because of its high altitude and chilly weather conditions of the area.

10. How to extend visa in Pakistan

Extension can be acquired from Passport and Immigration office G-8 Sector Islamabad, in case you are overstaying you have to contact Ministry to get letter for visa extension

The relevant authorities are liable to allow extension in Visa date for three months. However two week extension is free as per policy.

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