By now you are probably quite familiar with the adventures encompassing the mountain ranges and valleys of the North. Now we are about to take you a little back in time on a trip that will inform you about the ancient people that inhabited this region for thousands of years and how they portrayed their cultural heritage on stones, rocks and mountain sides. One can learn a lot from pictorial stories carved by the ancients onto rocks about their lives, their environment and their habitat. We start by visiting the ancient Buddhist Rock Carvings of 2nd to 4th century Ad at Shatial and Chilas before arriving in Gilgit, an important historic town of the Silk Route. Another breathtaking sight is the famous Ganesh rock and Sacred rock. Along the Hunza river, we will cross the Ganesh bridge and record 2000 years of travel by various people along the silk route. Rock inscriptions that are best translated have been carved in various languages of the ancient world. Ashoka inscriptions as old as 2500BC are an astounding vision of history as occurred during that period. A trip to Shahbas Garha near Chardsada (between Peshawar and Swat) will be a lifetime experience. Come and see for yourself!
|1||Islamabad Arrival and sightseeing|
|2||Drive to Besham|
|3||Drive to Chilas|
|4||Drive to Gilgit|
|5||Drive to Skardu|
|7||Fly to Islamabad or Drive to Besham|
|8||Islamabad rest day or drive Taxila/Islamabad|
We are delighted that you’ve decided to book your trip with Mashabrum Expeditions Treks & Tours. Before making your booking please ensure that you first read the relevant Terms & Condition. It is important that you choose a trip appropriate to your level of fitness and experience. If you’re not sure about anything please Contact us All our staff has first-hand experience of a range of treks and trips and will be happy to talk with you and help you decide which is the right one for you. You should also read our Booking Conditions.
You can book by email or telephone. You will need to complete a booking form and send this to us with the appropriate deposit. for the booking form click on BOOK A TRIP on our website, fill out and send us.
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We will provisionally hold a place on an available trip for 7 days to allow time for your booking form and deposit payment to reach us and for you to check personal arrangements such as time off work before making your final decision.
Please complete all sections clearly and carefully. It is very important that your details on your booking form (name, date of birth etc) exactly match the details on your passport. This includes where the first name on your passport is not the name you prefer to use.
If you sending a group booking. Then please mention all names with their passport details in the Email. Completed booking forms should be sent by Email to Mashabrum Expeditions Treks & Tours. Please note we cannot confirm your booking until we receive your 50 % advance deposit.
Delays in transferring the advance amount you may put at risk your place on a selected trip.
After receiving your deposit (or for late bookings, full payment), we will make the necessary arrangements including (if requested) flight reservations and any additional services or activities requested. We will send confirmation of your booking, receipt of payment and (if applicable) flight tickets by email.
Please note unless specifically requested no paper documents will be sent. In order to minimize the impact on the environment we send all travel documents by email as pdf or word documents as much as possible in order to minimize unnecessary printing and use of paper and so that you can choose if you wish to print your documents or not.
If you specifically ask for a printed copy of your travel documents or brochure we'll be happy to send that but otherwise we ask you to help us do our bit for the environment and using the online versions where possible.
Thank you and we will include a detailed day to day itinerary, advice on visas, permits (if applicable), health, suggested clothing and equipment list, responsible travel guidelines, information on discounts available to The Mashabrum Expeditions clients and a final invoice.
Before confirming your booking we require evidence of adequate travel insurance. All our clients are required to have appropriate insurance and to provide us with a copy of the policy as a condition of booking. It is extremely important that your insurance provider is aware of the type of trip and activities you will undertake.
Final documents and booking can only be issued once we receive these details. It is recommended that you strongly consider taking out insurance at the time of booking so that not only are you covered whilst on holiday but you will also be able to make a claim for any money paid to us should you have to cancel your trip.
Final payment for your booking is due 20 days prior to departure. No reminder will be sent. On receipt of the final balance we will email your final confirmation including instructions on how you will be met on arrival at your start point in Islamabad or elsewhere. Also included will be a statement of any additional services, flights or activities you have requested.
Your Booking Form must be accompanied by your non refundable 150 $ deposit per person for trekers and for climbing expeditions and rail travel a higher refundable 500 $ deposit is The easiest way to do this is to pay by bank account transfer and we don’t accept any debit cards.
Please ensure before you confirm your booking that you have read and accept our Booking Conditions and that you are clear on the details and activities of the trip that you have selected and that it is appropriate for you.
If you are not sure or have any queries contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions and provide more details to help with your decision. Please be aware that deposits are non refundable as is standard practice in the travel industry and therefore it is important you are clear about and happy with the nature of your trip before you confirm your booking with us.
Once your final payment has been received we will issue a receipt and letter confirming your joining instructions, any other final information and wishing you a wonderful holiday adventure in the Pakistan with us.
Should any of the information provided to us on your booking form change. Your contact details, passport number, name, you must advise us immediately. Failure to do this may result in your being liable for charges applied by airlines or government authorities related to the change in details. If you wish to change your booking after it has been confirmed within 20 days prior to departure, the cost of these charges will be passed on to you.
If you wish to transfer from one trip or trek to another, a fixed that you can freely. We are happy to accept transfers only providing this does not cause us to cancel the trip or trek you are already booked on to and provided we do not suffer costs incurred from suppliers and airlines relating to your decision. Once we have issued the final invoice for your holiday we are unable to transfer your booking to an alternative. Please read carefully our Booking Conditions for further information relating to your booking including standard cancellation.