Snow Lake and the Hispar La

Pakistan, Trek & Walk, 20 days - from $4,115 (land only)

Trek & Walk

Visa Information

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.

Trek permits

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 Gerry’s 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.

London:

1st Floor, Tramway House

3 Tramway Avenue

Stratford, E15 4PG

Manchester:

Suite 1B, Warwick House

17 Warwick Road, Old Trafford

M16 0QQ

Birmingham:

2nd Floor

130 - Alum Rock Road

B8 1HU

Bradford:

Ground Floor

St. Andrews House

Legrams Lane

BD7 2EA

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 Sponsor’s 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.

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