Get to know a beautiful country and its trailblazing women
Learn what life looks like for women living in Pakistan’s vibrant capital city and ancient mountain villages. Join a local female leader as she takes you on a unique journey to the Hunza Valley. See the communities and landscapes associated with the hallowed Karakoram and Hindu Kush mountains and meet pioneering women working on female empowerment projects throughout the region. Trek to alpine lakes, ancient glaciers and the remnants of ruined empires, then witness the evolution of modern Pakistan in the country’s capital of Islamabad. From cooking classes to village homestays, this women’s only expedition will have you sharing more than just photographs.
This is a rare opportunity to travel through Pakistan with a local female leader. Her knowledge and insights will make this an eye-opening and unforgettable expedition.
Experience a unique female-only salon, owned by a local woman and run out her home in Gulmit, a town that has existed for hundreds of years and is surrounded by mountains and glaciers.
Spend time with the inspiring women working to empower their communities through local projects including carpet-weaving, cooking classes and cafes.
Immerse yourself in remote mountain villages while staying overnight and sharing food and stories with a local family.
This trip visits places as high as 3600 metres above sea level, which can cause altitude sickness, regardless of age or physical health. Please see the ‘Health’ section of the Essential Trip Information for more details on travelling at altitude and ensure you are familiar with signs of AMS.
The weather can be unpredictable in the mountains and a significant number of flights to/from Islamabad and Gilgit are delayed or cancelled due to weather conditions. If your flight is cancelled we will endeavour to get your group on the next available flight. Failing that, we will follow a contingency plan by private vehicle.
This trip involves some long travel days, which can be tiresome but offer a quintessential experience of the beautiful landscape and hospitable people of Pakistan.
While we would love to open up these unique experiences to all our travellers regardless of gender, it’s simply not yet possible to do so while operating in a socially responsible and culturally sensitive manner. If you're interested in travelling to Pakistan on a similar itinerary, check out our Pakistan Expedition (code HQSP) or consider booking a private group tour.
Trip departures are unavailable.
There are currently no scheduled departures on our Pakistan: Women's Expedition trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. An optional single supplement is available on this trip and includes all hotel stay nights and staying in a nearby guesthouse during the nights in Hopar instead of a homestay. The nights in the traditional guesthouse in Gulmit are excluded. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. Passport scans are required at the time of booking to book domestic flights
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