Pakistan Tuk-Tuk Adventure

10 Days Starting in Islamabad and ending in Gilgit

Visiting: Islamabad, Balakot, Chilās, Gilgit, Sost, Hunza River

Tour operator:

Large Minority

Tour code:

PAK23

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

2 - 20

Physical rating:

Medium

Age range:

18-65

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Active, Adventure Tours

Interests:

Cultural, History

Activities:

Sightseeing

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$4559
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NB: Prices correct on 19-May-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Welcome to the Pakistan Tuk-Tuk Challenge! Pakistan. You’ve probably heard of it, and it’s fair to say that it hasn’t really been somewhere that has existed in most travellers’ minds as a place to go. But we’re here to tell you: it is most definitely a place to go. And it is most definitely best explored by tuk-tuk. Don’t believe us? Pop over to Google and type in ‘Pakistan nature’. See what comes up. From Islamabad to Hunza, and Peshawar to Gilgit – we are certain that your eyeballs are not ready for this. This place isn’t like all those other places you’ve been. It’s wilder, less-trampled and, objectively speaking, the perfect setting for the trip of a lifetime. Your heart will swell. So join us as we take our three-wheeled wonder-machines out into this fantastical place, on a 9-day ‘Amazing Race’-style challenge that’ll test your physical and mental prowess, and give you at least 636 stories to tell your grandkids. You’ll be pioneering a route through the north that approximately not many travellers have ever done before. You’ll be making history and having a ball.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival & Training Day

Location: Islamabad

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hill View Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner

Get ready for an exciting week packed with fun, adventure and challenges.

Today is all about getting to know the beast.

After plenty of action for a day you will meet the other teams during a welcome briefing and welcome dinner in the hotel.

Day 2 : 190Km To Balakot

Location: Balakot

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Demanchi Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, luggage handover and the route briefing you are off on your own 190 km to Balakot.

Day 3 : 200Km To Chilas

Location: Chilās

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Chilas Inn Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Another 200 km on the road in your tuk-tuk and several challenges to complete on the way.

Day 4 : 130Km To Gilgit

Location: Gilgit

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Gilgit Embassy Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast you need to find your way to Gilgit, some 130km away. Don't forget to tick off those challenges.

Day 5 : 190Km To Sost

Location: Sost

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sost Embassy Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today you are travelling 190 km to Sost.

Day 6 : 160Km Via Khungreb Pass

Location: Sost

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sost Embassy Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today you will travel 160km via Khungreb Pass and return to Sost.

Day 7 : 100Km To Hunza

Location: Hunza River

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: PTDC Hunza Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

And you heading 100 km in your tuk tuk to Hunza.

Day 8 : 110Km To Gilgit

Location: Gilgit

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Gilgit Embassy Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Last day with your tuk-tuk and last change to complete the challenges.

It’s time to say goodbye to Old Faithful. Your noble steed. Your Tuk Tuk’s will need to be handed back, after you arrive at the Finish Line.

The last night together and the much awaiting award ceremony and farewell party.

Day 9 : Departure

Location: Gilgit

Meals Included: Breakfast

It is time to say good-bye and see you next time. Maybe on another challenge in a different part of the world?

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation for 2 or 3 people (8 nights) in double, twin or triple rooms. 1 room per team.

  • Meals – Half Board

    Half Board – 8 delicious locally-made breakfasts and dinners

  • Training and driving lessons on arrival day.

  • Hire and use of 1 genuine, ready-to-roll rickshaw for the duration of the Challenge. Third party liability insurance included.

  • Challenge logistics & legal stuff (mechanics, support team, permits, luggage truck).

  • Welcome pack (sim card and phone, map, t-shirt, event bag, phrase-book, navigational sheets).

  • Emergency & Medical travel insurance for the duration of the Pakistan Rickshaw Challenge.

  • 10 % contribution to our Meaningful Travel projects including school visits.

  • Awards ceremony & farewell party.

What's Not Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Country Entry Visas

  • International Travel

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • Rickshaw spare parts and repairs (approx. total £40-120 per team).

  • Fuel (approx. total £100 per team).

  • Day to day costs (approx. £30 per day for lunch and drinks).

  • Rickshaw Pimpin.

Check out our Q&As

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes, we can assist with pre or post tour accommodation.

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No, airport transfers are not included.

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    No, flights are not included.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    When you book a Large Minority challenge, up to 5% of your trip price is automatically donated to our flagship projects in the country you’ve picked to visit. And there’s more too. You’ll actually get to stop-in and see these projects on the ground. You’ll meet the kids, learn a bit about the community initiative and understand exactly where your money went. Cue the warm and fuzzy feels. When picking these foundation projects, we put a big emphasis on education. We don’t want to get all Presidential about this, but we really believe the kids are our future. We really think travel can make the world a better place, and to do that we’ve focused our meaningful travel efforts on three main areas: environment, learning resources and leisure activities. We organise these projects through local public schools (with a helping hand from a few hand-picked local charities and NGOs). The NGO or organisation provides all the logistical stuff, while the beneficiary school handles the ground level prep and the official handing over event. Each project is monitored for 48 months to make sure it’s doing what we want it to do, then the successful models are rolled out in other areas of the country. Please read more under our Sustainability & Responsible Travel section (in our profile)

  • Can the route change?

    We try to stick to the original route and accommodation as much as possible, but they can be subject to change from time to time. There may also be times when we have to split the reservations across two or more hotels due to capacity issues but we will always let you know.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes, our accommodation choices meet health & safety standards. We strongly believe that after a full day of dirty adventuring everyone should be treated to a little bit of luxury. We hand pick all of our accommodation and make sure it's just right for that little bit of down time after a hard day on the road. You won't be disappointed!

  • Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    In addition to having the time of your life on our adventure challenges, you’ll be contributing to the lives of locals and the environment. 5% of every dollar we get goes straight back to our flagship charity projects in the countries we visit.

  • is there an age limit?

    Yes, you’ve got to be at least 18 years old in order to participate. We don’t have a maximum age, but if you’re over 65 we definitely recommend checking with your insurer to make sure you qualify for the medical insurance you’ll need to take part. The Challenge is physically tough, but by no means extreme – we won’t sugar-coat it. You should really only take part if you’re in decent physical shape and your health is A-Okay.

Reviews from travellers on this tour

Margaret  

Pakistan Tuk Tuk Amazon (23-Nov-2019)

13-Dec-2019

Patagonia is a beatuiful country and carolina was just the best guide you could wish for. lots of travelling but worth it for the experiences.

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