2025 Pakistan Hiking Adventure

A curated hiking adventure by Zanna

14 Days / 13 Nights

16 June – 29 June 2025

£2500 (excluding flights)

This trip is now sold out, but places sometimes become available. To be added to the waitlist you can email using the button below or contact info@trekxpeditions.com.

A bespoke hiking itinerary created by Zanna for 16 like-minded adventurers who want to explore the undiscovered beauty of Pakistan.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit Lahore and see the city’s bustling markets and stunning architecture. One of the highlights includes witnessing a unique ceremony at the Indian-Pakistani border.
  • Travel to Islamabad, the country’s capital where we’ll visit the Faisal Mosque, explore the surrounding mountains, connect with the local community & and try their delicious cuisine.
  • Travel via jeep to the stunning Fairy Meadows, one of the most iconic mountain destinations in Pakistan.
  • Take on scenic hikes to Nanga Parbat Basecamp, Rakaposhi Basecamp, Bascochi Meadows, the Passu Glacier and Marsur Rock.
  • Experience thrilling jeep rides across dramatic sand dunes and try out paramotoring in the Cold Desert of Skardu.
  • Trek to awe-inspiring glaciers and catch glimpses of some of the world’s highest peaks, including Nanga Parbat.
  • All your meals included for the whole adventure!

Here we go again! 2025 is the year of bucket-list destinations for me and I cannot believe we’ve pulled this one off. We have worked tirelessly on this trip to make it incredible. I’ve teamed up with a company that specialises in Pakistan tours (you can read a bit more about them below) and who better to show us round than the locals. Pakistan might not be an obvious choice when it comes to hiking, but let me tell you, it should be. Ever heard of Attabad Lake? Fairy Meadows? Nanga Parbat? If you haven’t, let me tell you more…

We’ll kick things off in Lahore where we’ll spend the first and second day. Before the hikes begin, we’ll go on a cultural journey around the city visiting Badshahi Mosque and Lahore Fort, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. We’ll visit local markets, see the unique border ceremony at the Pakistani-Indian border and enjoy some delicious Pakistani cuisine.

On day three, we’ll travel to the capital of Pakistan, Islamabad, stopping for lunch and to visit the Faisal Mosque. We’ll end the day with a walk through the hills surrounding the city and a group dinner before our epic hiking adventure starts on day four.

The mountain adventure starts with a flight to Skardu where we’ll have unparalleled scenic views of some of the highest mountains of the Karakoram. When we arrive we’ll travel by jeep across the Cold Desert of Skardu and get the chance to fly on a paramotor glider for an even more amazing aerial view.

From day five onwards, it’s all about the trekking. I can’t tell you how excited I am for this. We start by travelling to Fairy Meadows, one of the most iconic mountain destinations in Pakistan, hiking up to our mountain lodge for the evening then trekking to Nanga Parbat Base Camp on day six. It’s a challenging 12.5 mile hike but we’ll be travelling with experienced mountain guides and we’ll be rewarded with absolutely phenomenal views across a glacier.

On day seven we’ll take it a little eaiser, and go on a scenic morning hike before travelling into the charming and scenic town of Karimabad for a chilled afternoon. The following day we’ll trek to Eagles Nest, a vantage point where we’ll see incredible views of Rakaposhi, Baltit and Altit forts as well as the meeting point of the Hunza and Nagar rivers. We’ll stop for lunch at Eagles Nest before moving onto our next stop for a traditional Yak BBQ (vegetarian options available!) – a delicacy in northern Pakistan.

On days nine and ten, we’ll be trekking to Rakaposhi Basecamp from the small village of Minapin. The trek is absolutely stunning but a little spicy, so we will split it across two days due to there being a substantial elevation gain of 1500 metres, which means we’ll be camping under the stars!

Next up we’ll be visiting Attabad Lake (I am so excited for this!) and hiking to Bascochi Meadows, where there’s an unbelievable view of the lake. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can sit on the edge of the cliff with a 1,000 metre drop below. Later in the day, we’ll cross the famous Hussaini Suspension Bridges for some added adrenaline and even more epic views! If there’s time, we’ll detour to Passu Cones for some iconic photos of these rugged peaks.

Day twelve takes us on a hike to Passu Glacier. It’s a short, yet rewarding hike and on the journey back we’ll stop at Borith Lake where we can do one of my favourite things, go for a wild swim! We’ll then make the journey back to Skardu. On day thirteen, we’ll embark on our final hike to Mansur Rock where we’ll navigate steep trails but the view from the top is so worth it and will make for mind-blowing photos! We’ll end with a farewell dinner and reminisce on the whole adventure.

On our final day, we’ll fly from Skardu back to Islamabad where you can start your onward journey. Or, if you’re travelling back from Lahore, a bus will be ready to take you to the airport, stopping for lunch on the way. If you’re flying from Lahore, we’ll have one last dinner together before we say our goodbyes.

The full 14-day itinerary for the Pakistan adventure is available to download below. It includes essential day by day trip information as well as packing lists, medical notes, and general guidance.

Booking

This trip is now sold out, but places sometimes become available. To be added to the waiting list you can email using the button below or email info@trekxpeditions.co.uk.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory for all guests and needs to be provided 30 days before the trip starts. Your policy must provide cover for:

  • Medical injury or sickness
  • Trekking up to 4,500 meters
  • Helicopter evacuation in an emergency situation (we do carry satellite SOS devices for serious emergencies)
  • Repatriation to your country of residence

You must declare any pre-existing medical conditions and ensure you receive written confirmation that any pre-existing medical conditions are fully insured. We advise you to obtain travel insurance as soon as you book, which will cover unforeseeable circumstances.

Please ensure your policy explicitly covers Pakistan, including Gilgit Baltistan, Fairy Meadows, Ghulkin, Gulmit, Lahore, Islamabad, Naltar, and Hunza Valley.

We can recommend World Nomads for travel insurance, but also suggest you do your own research about different options available. A 2-week policy for Pakistan typically costs around £100, depending on age and country of residence.

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