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Mountain Bike Holiday Pakistan 2020

Mountain Bike holiday on the winding roads of the Himalaya, Karakoram and the Hindukush Mountain Valleys would heighten your experience as you will have an occasion of a tidies uphill paddling and then abruptly ride downhill, Passing through alpine forest, open valleys along the rivers, lakes and rush meadows of Pakistan.

HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHT

  • Visit Skardu and encounter the authentic face of Gilgit Baltistan.
  • Treasures every way you turn
  • Meet the rangers of Deosai National Park
  • Bike on twisting trails and scenic slopes of Deosai Plateau
  • Unforgettable mountain bike experience

OVERVIEW

With Snow covered peaks, sun kissed mountain valleys and shimmering coast line, Pakistan is an extra ordinary natural playground fit for a modern day Mountain Bike Holiday. Pakistan’s rugged Peaks were made for mountain biking. The rocky drama of the Karakoram mountains are veined with twisting trails, and Deosai Plateau boast some of its most scenic slopes, living up to its name as the “land of giants” between July and September, when its terraces of wild flower fields blooms. If you have the legs of steel, then reaching the summit of Deosai Plateau (4,200 meter) is a tough but rewarding climb. Cycling here also reveals the Gilgit Baltistan’s hidden villages, including the beautiful Astore village and Skardu Town. Deosai Plateau is great for mountain biking, a pedal to the top of world second highest Plateau offers panoramas of Nanga Parbat and Many other famous Peaks.

Since many years Trango Adventure has been organising Mountain Bike Holiday in Pakistan for cycling enthuse from around the world. We organise 09-12 days Mountain Bike Holiday in the Karakoram, Himalaya and the Hindukush mountain valleys. Duration of the cycling holiday can be customised according to your available time, fitness and experience.

Islamabad is the nearest international Airport to start your epic Mountain bike Holiday in Pakistan. Our representative will meet and greet you at Islamabad Airport, then transfer you to the hotel for a good rest. After spending a night in Islamabad, today you will head towards Naran Town for the night stay. You will  Pass through some historical towns, Taxila, Hassan Abdal, Abbotabad and mountain valleys to reach Naran. Naran is small touristic town, tucked away in a small valley along the Naran river. Temperature here will be very mild compare to Islamabad, so you will have a wonderful sleep. After breakfast, you will continue your epic journey via Babusar Pas (4,230 meter) to Jaglot town. From here you will have your first cycling experience on the Karakoram mountain road. You will be biking for 3-4 Hours then use the Jeep to reach Astore Town. Astore is the capital of Astore district of Gilgit Baltistan. You will have the choice to spend the night in a hotel in Astore or drive another one hour to PTDC hotel at Rama Lake and wake up in the morning with a beautiful view of green meadows along the blue water lake. Nothing beats waking up with a hot cup of tea and the reflection of Nanga Parbat mountain in the Lake. After breakfast you will set off on your bike to Sheosar Lake via Chiillum. Chillum is the last village of the Astore Valley before Deosai Plateau begins. A superb Mountain Bike experience along the green meadows and Astore river. Night stay will be in a camp at the crystal clear blue water lake with a spectacular view of Nanga Parbat. Today you will be cycling on the rough and stony road of Deosai  Plain. Deosai means the land of Giants. Deosai Plateau’s landscape also harbour diverse wildlife that it keen to protect. There are lots of elusive animals to be found across the Deosai Plateau, from the endangered Himalayan Brown Bear to the Himalayan snow leopards. If you are lucky you might see them along the road. You can meet the rangers of the Deosai National Park who spent 12 months a year protecting the wild life of the Park. You will spend the night at Bara Pani camping site and next morning continue your Mountain Bike journey to Skardu. Cycling to Skardu will be mainly pedalling down hill. You will have a rest and sightseeing day in Skardu before you take the spectacular mountain view flight to Islamabad. Contingency day in Islamabad in case you missed the flight from Skardu. Skardu to Islamabad flight is subject to weather so if flight is cancelled then you will drive on the Karakoram Highway to Naran for night stay then continue to Islamabad next morning. Your Mountain Bike Holiday will conclude  in Islamabad so please make sure to book your flight back home on the last day of the Itinerary.

We strongly believe that the vibrant and charming inhabitants, strong traditions and colourful mountain valley will Neve fail to capture your heart. You will love nothing more than discovering Pakistan’s unique architecture, testing your taste buds with our spicy food and exploring the dramatic landscape which begins in lush green Islamabad and end in the snow capped peaks at the roof of the world. A journey of a “ Mountain Bike Holiday ” through deep valleys and high mountains will be an experience to remember.

BRIEF ITINERAY:
D-1

ARRIVAL DAY IN ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN

D-2

DRIVE TO NARAN (300 km) 7 HOURS

D-3

DRIVE & BIKE TO ASTORE (210 km) 7 HOURS

D-4

BIKE TO SHEOSAR LAKE (70 km) 4 HOURS

D-5

BIKE TO BARA PANI (20 Km) 4 HOURS

D-6

BIKE TO SKARDU (35 Km) 4 HOURS

D-7

SIGHTSEEING DAY, SKARDU

D-8

FLIGHT TO ISLAMABAD

D-9

CONTINGENCY DAY ISLAMABAD

D-10

DEPARTURE DAY-FLY BACK HOME

Additional information

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Map & Itinerary of Mountain Bike Holiday Pakistan 2020

INTRODUCTION

Trango Adventure has been organising Mountain Bike Holidays in Pakistan since many years. We designed our Cycling holiday itineraries based on over 40 years of experience, which is the best in terms of acclimatisation, enjoyment and safety.

It is our intention to keep to the day by day cycling holiday itinerary detailed below, although there might be some flexibility due to local conditions or other factors beyond our control. If this is the case the tour manager will do everything possible to work out the changes to the itinerary in order to minimise your inconvenience.

Adventure travel and cycling holidays requires an open and flexible attitude. You may experience extreme conditions, unpredictable weather and last-minute changes to the itinerary beyond our control. The ability to work in team is an important aspect of all of our trips.

DETAILED ITINERAY:

D-1

ARRIVAL DAY IN ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN

Well come to Pakistan. Arrive in Islamabad, Islamabad is the nearest international airport to arrive for the Mountain Bike Holiday. Our representative will meet you in the arrival lounge of Islamabad internationals airport. After meet and greet you will be transfer to your hotel for a rest to recover from your journey. Night stay in Islamabad.
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • Hill View hotel or similar
  • MEALS
  • D
D-2

DRIVE TO NARAN (300 km) 7 HOURS

Today you will leave the capital city behind and head towards the north. You will be passing through historical town of Taxila, Abbotabad and Hassan Abdal to reach Naran Town for night stay. Naran and Kaghan is a green mountain valley which is quite popular with the domestic tourist. Temperature in Naran will be cooler so you will have a good night sleep. Night stay in Naran.
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • PTDC HOTEL or Similar hotel
  • MEALS
  • BLD
D-3

DRIVE & BIKE TO ASTORE (210 km) 7 HOURS

Today will be your first cycling day of the Mountain Bike holiday so have a nutritious and full breakfast as you will be cycling up hill most of the time. You will cycle up hill for 2-3 Hours to reach Babusar Pass (4,173 m). After the pass it will be down hill cycling all the way to Raikot Bridge at the junction of Karakoram Highway. From here onwards you will travel in the Jeep with a spectacular view of Nanga Parbat in the backdrop. You will travel on The Karakoram Highway for a short while then turn right and take the Astore road to reach Astore Town. Night stay in Astore.
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • PTDC HOTEL or Similar hotel
  • MEALS
  • BLD
D-4

BIKE TO SHEOSAR LAKE (70 km) 4 HOURS

Today will be tough and strenuous cycling day. Road is rough and stoney but there will be Wonderfull scenery. Meet the friendly local People on the way as you may be offered local taste of tea and food. Mountain Bike Holiday will be followed by a Jeep/Van, you can ride in the jeep if you feel tired or weather is not so pleasant. Night stay will be at the blue water Sheosar Lake with a fantastic view of Nanga Parbat. It will be a chilli night so make sure to wrap yourself in warm clothes.
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • Camping
  • MEALS
  • BLD
D-5

BIKE TO BARA PANI (20 Km) 2 HOURS

Rise and shine early with a warm cup of tea to witness a spectacular sunrise view over the mighty Nanga Parbat (8,126m). Today will be an easy cycling day as you will be cycling on mostly flat land of Deosai Plains which is the world second highest high altitude Plateau at the height of (4,114 m). Deosai national Park is home to the Himalayan brown bear, snow leopards, Ibex, Markhoor and many other wild species. Since 1993 Deosai is a protected wild life park where rangers remain on duty throughout the year to protect the wild life. You will be at the Bara Pani Camp site for lunch. Rest of the afternoon is free to explore the area and meet the Ranger of Deosai National Park. Night stay at Bara Pani. Bara Pani means “Big Stream” as you can guess from the name that you will be camping on the bank of a stream.
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • Camping
  • MEALS
  • BLD
D-6

BIKE TO SKARDU (35 Km) 4 HOURS

Today will be the last cycling day of your Mountain Bike Holiday so make the best out of it. You will cycle on Deosai plain for a short while then start descending towards Skardu. It will be down hill cycling all the way to Skardu. You will pass Sadpara Village and Sadpara Lake. Sadpara lake is the main water supply source for Skardu Town. Night stay in Skardu where a hot shower and real bed awaits you.
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • Summit Hotel Skardu or Similar
  • MEALS
  • BLD
D-7

SIGHTSEEING DAY SKARDU

Today is a free day in Skardu. Skardu is located at the western bank of Indus River. It is the capital of Baltistan region of Pakistan. Skardu is also the getaway to K2 Base Camp Trek and many other world Famous Peaks. The main sightseeing places in Skardu are, Kharpocho Fort, Budha Rock, Shangrila Resort and Upper Kachura Lake. For authentic encounters with local vendors, ramble around the bustling Skardu market located in the centre of the town. In the evening we will meet in a local Balti family house for a traditional local food, which are Bhallay, Marzaan, Prapu, Kissir and Butter milk tea.
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • Summit Hotel Skardu or Similar
  • MEALS
  • BLD
D-8

FLIGHT TO ISLAMABAD

After breakfasts you will head to Skardu Airport to take a spectacular mountain view flight to Islamabad. It will be a 45 minute short flight with a fantastic view of Nanga Parbat, K2 and other Karakoram and Himalayan Peaks. There is only 1-2 daily flight to Islamabad which is also subject to weather. In case of flight cancellation, you will drive on Karakoram Highway to Naran for a night stay then next morning continue to Islamabad.
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • Hill View Hotel or Similar
  • MEALS
  • BLD
D-9

CONTINGENCY DAY ISLAMABAD

If flight is cancelled from Skardu to Islamabad then today you will be travelling from Naran to Islamabad. If we were lucky to take the flight yesterday then today will be free day at leisure. Explore the green and modern Capita city of Pakistan.
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • Hill View Hotel or Similar
  • MEALS
  • BLD
D-10

DEPARTURE DAY-FLY BACK HOME

We will transfer you to Islamabad International for your flight back home. Please make sure to book your return flight from Islamabad Airport on the las day of our “Mountain Bike Holiday” Itinerary.

Mountain Bike Holiday Date & Prices 2020

Private Groups – Chose your own Dates

Holiday Start and finish in Islamabad-Domestic Flight Inc

START DATES END DATE TRIP STATUS PRICE   DEPOSIT  
Sat 13 Jun Mon 22 Jun Guaranteed USD $ 1,500 USD $ 300
Sat 20 Jun Mon 29 Jun Guaranteed USD $ 1,500 USD $ 300
Sat 04 July Mon 13 Jul Guaranteed USD $ 1,500 USD $ 300
Sat 18 July Mon 27 Jul Guaranteed USD $ 1,500 USD $ 300
Sat 25 July Mon 03 Aug Guaranteed USD $ 1,500 USD $ 300
Sat 01 Aug Mon 10 Aug Guaranteed USD $ 1,500 USD $ 300
Sat 08 Aug Mon 18 Aug Guaranteed USD $ 1,500 USD $ 300
Sat 15 Aug Mon 24 Aug Guaranteed USD $ 1,500 USD $ 300
Sat 22 Aug Mon 31 Aug Guaranteed USD $ 1,500 USD $ 300

Above dates and prices of Mountain Bike Holiday in Pakistan is for the fix departure only. Private groups please chose your own dates and contact us for a customise Pakistan Holiday. We have great Group, Couple and Family discounts available so Please contact us before booking. All our Pakistan Holidays are on full board basis, which means you can sit back and enjoy the beauty and nature of Pakistan.

Mountain Bike Holiday prices are for the itinerary based from Islamabad To Islamabad. International flights from most cities arrives in Islamabad in the morning, Return flights will depart from Islamabad International airport on the last day of the itinerary. Our representative will Meet and Greet you at the Islamabad International Airport. Please be aware that there are often only a limited number of seats available at the advertised price for the fix Departure Mountain Bike Holiday. To Secure a place we recommend you to book as early as possible, especially during peak times. If we are unable to secure seats at the price shown, we will contact you with an alternative quote. Secure your place with a small deposit of 20%, remaining amount can be paid when arrive in Pakistan.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE – NO SURCHARGE GUARANTEE:

Price of our “Mountain Bike Holiday ” can change depending on a variety of factors but unlike some other tour operators, Trango adventure have undertaken to guarantee the price of your holiday will not change after you have booked. The price when you book is the price you will pay, whether you are booking for this year or the next. Book early to avoid any tour price increases, get the best prices and take advantage of our ‘No Surcharge Guarantee’. Trango Adventure is a Government licensed and bonded tour operator to follow the strict Regulation set by the Tourism Department of Pakistan.

We accept Bank Transfers, PayPal and all major Credit & debit Cards.

Mountain Bike Holiday Information

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Professional Culture Guide. (Government requirement)
  • Airport transfers for Domestic & international flights.
  • Internal flights and associated airport transfers
  • All land transport involved in the itinerary
  • Accommodation as described
  • All meals
  • All sight-seeing
  • All tourist attractions admission fee
  • All permit fees.

WHATS’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel insurance
  • Pakistan Visa Fee
  • Tips for local guides and support staff
  • Miscellaneous expenses
  • souvenirs etc
  • Cycle and personal equipments
  • PLEASE NOTE: an airport departure tax of Rs1500 is sometimes payable

MEAL PLAN

All meals, Tea/Coffe and Mineral water including throughout the tour, from Dinner on day 1 to breakfast on last day of itinerary.

ACCOMODATION 

During The Mountain Bike Holiday, you will spend all nights in good international tourist standard hotel. Accommodation at each of these hotels is twin-sharing with en-suite facilities. If you are travelling by yourself you will be paired with another single client of the same-sex. It is possible to hire a single room for an additional cost. Additional hotel nights in Islamabad are also available. For hotel prices and single supplement costs please refer to the dates and prices page of the trip on our website. Hotels are subject to availability and prices may vary.

HEALTH & VACCINATION

You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you specific require any vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended in the UK e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella), along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is discretionary for this trip. Malaria exists in the area around Islamabad. However, incidences of urban transmission of malaria are extremely low. On holidays in Pakistan’s remote areas you should also have a dentist check up. A good online resource is Travel Health Pro. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take precautions to avoid mosquito bites

INSURANCE

We highly recommend that you have adequate travel insurance for your holidays in Pakistan with Trango Adventure Pakistan. We recognise the complexity and variety of choice in the insurance market and know that many of you either have your own preferred insurer or have annual multi trip cover in place already. If this is the case, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your Trango Adventure itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken.

Trango Adventure do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is highly recommended that you have travel insurance for Mountain Bike Holiday, which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your Cycling holiday.

Suggested insurance companies include:

Expeditions or Treks

Treks only:

GROUP LEADER & SUPPORTING STAFF

Mountain Bike Holiday will be led by an experienced Mountain/Culture Guide. During the Tour, group will be accompanied by a full support crew and Jeeps.

ALTITUDE

Mountain Bike Holiday involves going to high altitude. During the course of your trip you will be above 2,000 metres for 1-2 days. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatize successfully. Before coming on this holiday you should get some basic advice on Tours at high altitude.

CLIMATE

From mid June to August, we can expect to encounter temperatures as high as 40°C at Islamabad, Multan and Lahore, and 25°C in The Gilgit & Baltistan Region. Weather is generally good throughout the summer season,with clear skies and little rain or snow. However, weather in mountainous areas is difficult to predict, and short-lived storms can occur at any time.

BOOKS

  • Trekking in Pakistan. Isobel Shaw.
  • Karakoram Highway. King.
  • In the Throne Room of the Mountain Gods. Galen Rowell.
  • K2 Triumph and Tragedy. Jim Curran.

PASSPORT & VISSAS

A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required for visits to countries outside the EU. The information that we provide is for UK passport holders. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for other nationalities. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holidays in Pakistan. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice. If you are travelling outside the EU you should have at least 2 blank pages in your passport for each country that you visit.

PAKISTAN VISA

All nationalities require a visa to enter into Pakistan. The visa fee is approximately GBP £60 and you must apply for it prior to departure. To obtain a tourist visa for Pakistan you will require a letter of invitation from an approved travel agency in Pakistan which will be provided by Trango Adventure. Visa applications can be made ONLINE or in person at your nearest Pakistan Embassy in your home country. Please read our Blog and News or Pakistan Visa section for more information about Pakistan Visa.

Note: if you are continuing your tour to china or India then you must organise your china/India Visa beforehand.

Please visit Government of Pakistan official and dedicated Online visa application website for detailed information.

www.visa.nadra.gov.pk

EQUIPMENT  LIST

As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. All your gears and bags will be with you in a Jeep. You can also keep your personal items with you on the cycle if you wish to do so.

We will send you a list of detail items closer to your Mountain Bike Holiday.

Please do drop us an email at info@trangoadventure.com if you need more information regarding Our “Mountain Bike Holiday”.

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