The Great Karakoram Traverse
All nationalities need a passport with at least 6 months remaining validity at the time of travel and a visa for entry into Pakistan.
Documents required for visa application
Competed and signed application form (obtained from the Pakistan Embassy, High Commission or Visa Application Centre in your home country)
Valid passport along with a photocopy of passport
2 recent passport photographs (with white background)
Proof of address (Utility Bill or UK Driving License with paper counterpart)
Invitation letter from sponsor (provided by KE)
Complete address of sponsor (provided by KE)
Trekking permit (provided by KE)
Last 3 months bank statement
Reference letter from workplace (stating return date)
Pre-paid, Self-addressed envelope for return of passport.
Please send a copy of your visa to the KE office once this has been approved.
For all Pakistan tours we must have from you a completed permit form (included with your booking confirmation). Please return this form, together with three passport-sized photographs, and a photocopy of your passport information page(s) and the page containing your Pakistan visa, as soon as possible, as we have to send these out to Pakistan in advance of departure.
UK Passport Holders
A single entry tourist visa for UK citizens costs £140 and is valid for 6 months from the date of issue for a stay of up to 90 days. Make your application at least 8 weeks before your trip. Applications can only be made in person or via a visa processing company. Note that it is not possible to submit an application directly by post but your passport can be returned to you by post (remember to take a pre-paid self-addressed envelope). From 2013, all Pakistan visa processing has been outsourced to Gerrys Visa Application Centres. Currently there are four of these centres in England and you should visit the most convenient for you.
There are plans to open a centre in Glasgow soon and you should check at http://www.visadropbox.com/ for the most up to date details.
1st Floor, Tramway House
3 Tramway Avenue
Stratford, E15 4PG
Suite 1B, Warwick House
17 Warwick Road, Old Trafford
130 - Alum Rock Road
St. Andrews House
Visa Application Submission: Monday - Friday: 9am to 2pm. and Saturday: 9am to 1pm
Passport Collection: Monday - Friday: 2pm to 5pm. and Saturday: 09am to 01pm
Filling out the application form
Answer questions carefully and accurately:
For Type of visa applied for:, tick Tourist
For Purpose of visit, write Holiday with KE Adventure Travel
For Duration of stay in Pakistan: write from and to using the start and end dates of your trip.,
For Visa required for: tick Less than 1 month (for GKT tick Less than 3 months)
For Type of visa: tick single entry
Port of entry and departure is Islamabad
For places to be visited, write please refer to itinerary attached
Where you are asked for an address in Pakistan, write c/o Baltistan Tours, P.O.1285, Islamabad 44000. Tel. 00 92 51 2840581
For Sponsors name, use KE Adventure Travel, 32 Lake Road, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5DQ.
Important when asked for details of profession on the application form, do not put anything that might cause delay or potentially refusal to grant a visa at the Pakistan Consulate eg. photographer, writer, journalist, military, government, police etc.
US and Canadian Passport Holders
A single entry tourist visa for US citizens costs US$120 and for Canadian citizens C$100. Visas are valid for 6 months from the date of issue for a stay of up to 90 days. Make your application at least 6 weeks before your trip. Applications are usually processed within a few days but at busy periods may take two to three weeks.
US citizens, please consult the Pakistan Embassy in Washington for the latest information. Website: www.embassyofpakistanusa.org
Please do not apply for your visa at any of the Pakistan Consulates. Please use only the embassy in Washington.
For Canadian citizens, the Pakistan Diplomatic Mission website is www.pakmission.ca or telephone: 1-613 238-7881 & 238-8029
WARNING! We do keep our information up to date but be advised that visa requirements are subject to change by the Pakistan Government and also by individual officials within Embassies and High Commissions without notification. It is recommended that you consult the relevant Consulate by telephone before you make your application in case of recent alterations. Contact details for all Pakistan Consulates can be found on the Embassy or High Commission websites.Print Page