Pakistan Holidays

From the rugged peaks of the Himalayas and the Karakoram Range to the ancient cities steeped in history, Pakistan holidays offer a mesmerising blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, warm hospitality and adventure.

Whether it's the trek to K2 basecamp to reach Concordia; the throne room of the mountain gods, crossing the Gondogoro La, or climbing Gondogoro Peak, expect a warm welcome and an unforgettable journey in Pakistan. For a truly unrivalled adventure holiday, Pakistan provides the perfect setting for an incredibly varied experience. Whether you're an adventurer seeking high-altitude thrills or a cultural enthusiast eager to explore ancient sites, Pakistan invites you to discover its many facets and experience a journey like no other.

Highlight of Pakistan

KE have been trekking in the Karakoram Mountains of Pakistan since 1984. This is where we first started and is an area that we know inside out, it has a special place in our hearts. Back in the day, we were known as the Karakoram Experience - these are the mountains where KE was born. Therefore, the highlight of Pakistan has got to be taking on this majestic mountain range and going back to where it all started.

Stand Beneath K2

Getting a glimpse of K2, the world's second-highest peak, has got to be on the bucket list for any adventure enthusiast. K2, often referred to as the 'Savage Mountain', is a colossal peak that commands respect and awe in the world of mountaineering. Standing as the second-highest mountain on the planet at an elevation of 8,611m, it is part of the Karakoram Range and straddles the borders of Pakistan and China. Its majestic stature and challenging conditions have earned it the reputation of being one of the most difficult and perilous mountains to climb.

KE have been offering walking holidays in the Karakoram Mountains of Pakistan since 1984. It is the destination where our story began and has a special place in our hearts. The trek to Concordia at the foot of K2 is an absolute classic, it was the very first KE trek and is arguably still the best.

Visit Islamabad

Visiting Islamabad is another must-see of Pakistan and offers a unique blend of modernity, natural beauty and cultural richness. As the capital city of Pakistan, Islamabad stands as a showcase of contemporary design and urban planning. Amidst the backdrop of the picturesque Margalla Hills, the city's serene ambience is complimented by lush greenery and well-maintained avenues.

Key attractions include Faisal Mosque, one of the world's largest mosques, known for its stunning architecture and tranquil atmosphere. The Pakistan Monument, with its symbolic design, serves as a testament to national unity. Daman-e-Koh, a viewpoint atop the Margalla Hills, offers panoramic views of the cityscape.

Complete the Hunza, Shimshal and Rush Lake Trek

North of the regional capital and former Silk Road trading post of Gilgit, the famously scenic Hunza Valley provides access to some of the highlights of Northern Pakistan’s Karakoram Mountains. Here, the intrepid traveller will discover historic towns and isolated villages, welcoming people, ancient forts, the newly-formed Attabad Lake, as well as a wealth of breathtaking scenery including some of the world’s biggest glaciers and mightiest snow-capped peaks. This fantastic adventure holiday allows you to experience all of this without having to undertake a particularly long or sustained expedition-style trek.

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More Information About Pakistan

The best time to visit Pakistan depends on your travel preferences and the specific region you plan to explore. Generally, the best time for most areas, including the northern regions like Gilgit-Baltistan, is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). During these months, the weather is generally mild, and you can enjoy pleasant temperatures and clear skies, making it ideal for trekking, sightseeing, and outdoor activities.

5 reasons to get excited about Pakistan

Pakistan holidays introduce travellers to an other-worldly destination for adventure. Here are some of the reasons to be excited about visiting this beautiful country.

Cycling the High Roads of Gilgit-Baltistan

Pakistan's northern region, particularly Gilgit-Baltistan, is a paradise for cyclists. The high-altitude roads meander through breathtaking landscapes, including lush valleys, rugged terrain and glacial lakes, making it an exhilarating journey for cycling enthusiasts.

Climbing Gondogoro Peak


Climbing Gondogoro Peak in Pakistan is a remarkable adventure, made even more special by the fact that it was KE Adventure Travel's first peak successfully climbed. Towering amidst the Karakoram Range, Gondogoro Peak offers a challenging ascent with its stunning vistas of snow-clad peaks and glaciers. For mountaineers seeking a thrilling yet rewarding experience, this peak embodies the spirit of exploration and achievement that defines Pakistan's mountainous landscapes.

Culture of Balti People

The Balti people, indigenous to the picturesque Baltistan region of Pakistan, are known for their rich cultural heritage and warm hospitality. With Tibetan roots, their unique culture is a fascinating blend of Tibetan Buddhism and Islamic traditions. Pakistan adventure holidays immerse travellers into the Balti way of life, enjoying traditional music, vibrant festivals and exploring centuries-old monasteries like the historic Baltit Fort.

Delicious Cuisine

Savour the diverse and flavorful Pakistani cuisine, which includes a variety of curries, kebabs, biryanis and sweets. Don't miss trying local street food and traditional dishes.

Karakoram Mountains

Last but by no means not least, The Karakoram Mountains in Pakistan are a magnificent natural wonder, renowned for their rugged beauty and towering peaks. These mountains have been a source of inspiration for adventure seekers, including KE Adventure, which began its first trips in this awe-inspiring region. Offering a diverse range of activities such as trekking, mountaineering, and cultural exploration, the Karakoram Mountains continue to captivate travellers with their breathtaking landscapes and the promise of thrilling adventures in Pakistan.






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