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      Transport- pakistan

      Gilgit Mar 11, 2015 at 3:12 AM

      So the time is getting closer to travel to pakistan (two weeks). I have all my paper work in order but unfortunately there are no tours that I can find. Does anyone know how I can get around the North west region (Gilgit and Baltistan) without a tour or if there are any other reliable tour companies besides snowland that offer tours North of Islamabad. Is there reliable, safe and cheap public transport? Your help is much appreciated.

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      Neelum Valley family tour in june/july 2015....Help needed

      Pakistan 18 hours ago

      Dear Friends,
      Plan to visit neelum valley in june/july 2015 with family. First time tour to neelum valley. Deatils to support answers,
      -Travel from Lahore by our own convyence (toyota 4x4 double cabin & toyota gli car from lahore+honda citi car will accompany from islamabad).
      -We will be children min age 6 years and older max age 65 years.
      -Total we will be children 5 and adults 12.
      -We are budgeted traveler families and emphasis on to see more in minimum possible time and money.
      -Tour will be for 7 days. The dates will be 1 to 15 June (any week before ramadan) or 20 to 30 July(any week after ramadan)
      -We do not like luxurious stay just liveable conditions are acceptable and just basic necessaties available for stay.
      -We are bit adventurist as well can trecking 2 or 3 hours. Very active and always have time targeted sleep and wake up in tours. Not so touchi for food, whatever is available is fine.
      -We like to see Peer Chanasi, Kutton, Arang Kel as well including off course the main rout places from Panjgiran till Taobat.
      So below are some querries,
      1/ Please advise the accomodation first because it will be peack season for tourists. Where are the AJK tourism resorts and which spots have Army Guest Houses or any other departments ???
      2/ Is there hotel, motel or rest house to stay at Peer Chanasi or near, Arang Kel, Taobat and Kutton ???
      3/ What will be rates for of private hotel and i wich places avilable ???
      4/ Should we go for advance bookings and how ??? please contact numbers and addresses ???
      5/ Which places needs must stay overnight ???
      6/ What is the complete rout distance in KM ??? Lahore via GT road to Islamabad to Murree Express way to Lower Topa to Kohala to Muzafarabad to main route along with neelum river till Taobat.
      7/ Can we do some camping at any place (bathroom or toilets must be there due to family) ???
      8/ Estimated cost including night stay and basic food 3 times day (exclud travelling fuel & shopping) ???
      9/ Advise any traditional clothes shopping places for ladies, children or home decor (cheap place with variety) ???
      10/ Can we go till Kel by cars and there we got Jeep for further travel ??? Where by car travel ends ??? Is there any place to secure parking of car ???
      11/ Anything further we need to consider while travelling, please advise ???
      Friends, asking too much but please help us out as tour is with families and big number which needs little confirmed things. Thanks in advance for great help. Special request to all friends special guru's Bokhari Bhai, Imran Bhai, Besal etc etc...Thanks.
      Muhammad Tabrez Khan

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    • Family hotel with reasonable price?

      Lahore Feb 28, 2015 at 11:14 PM

      Stay in hotel like PC is not affordable for most, so is there any family hotels with address which have reasonable charges per day?

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    • Any Kalash festivals in May

      Pakistan Yesterday

      Hi,

      I am a Pakistani living here in US, I am planning to visit Pakistan with my kids in May, then to Chitral/Kalash valleys, so I want to ask the experts on the board that are there any Kalash festivals in May ?

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    • help needed

      Pakistan Mar 9, 2015 at 2:37 PM

      gotta plan my honey moon .. i have first 3 weeks of April...
      Please guide me which are the most butiful and safe places of Pakistan that i can visit in April ..
      and should i contact some tour planners?
      if yes then plz guide abt the economical ones
      if no then plzzz Guide me what plan should i go for to make it the most memorable...

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    • Beauty of Pakistan - Need Help Planning my First Trip

      Pakistan Mar 1, 2015 at 1:39 AM

      Assalam-o-Alaiqum,

      There seems to be quite a tourist community. Looks good. How are you all?

      I've always been eager to travel and endeavored to visit far sided areas of Pakistan to experience the real beauty within Pakistan. The time has finally come, looking forward to per-plan tricky parts of the trip and get valuable advice from backpackers and natural beauty lovers.

      So just a quick question, which are the most beautiful places in Pakistan? I've heard about Naran, Kaghan, Shogran, Saif-ul-Mulk, Siri, Paya, Muree, Gilgit, Swat, Abbotabad and such areas all my life.

      It would be interesting to know all the best places and see if I can cover them within 9 days. I don't want to hassle too much but I'll be willing to move out of comfort zone to experience the best.

      How should I be starting my trip from Karachi? Karachi to Abbotabad first and then visit nearby areas and continue to Naran and others or do you have any suggestions?

      Most important question of all, I am planning to travel by first week of June and to come back right before Ramadan, at maximum a 9 days trip. Is that a good time to travel? I've heard August is more suitable with respect to prices, is it really a huge difference? It would be convenient for me to travel in first week of June though due to a number of reasons. I am good at bargaining and making deals, would it make a big difference?

      Where can I find reasonable priced rooms in Naran, Kaghan and others. I'd to experience water sports and such activities if the prices are reasonable. I've heard Khanpur is good for that, is it? Which are the most reasonable places for night stay?

      Should I be travelling via Train to my first destination or Daewoo? Which is more comfortable?

      How would you plan this 9 day trip and what budget to forsee?

      Please name any activities that I must do if I visit Naran, Kaghan, Siri, Paya, Murree, Saiful Mulk. Activities such as horse riding, water sports, extreme sports and sky diving and all, if that's available in a particular areas you know of.

      Well, let me sum up this message there with thanks to all of you who are reading my message and intend to guide. Looking forward to the optimistic and interesting responses. Those were some questions on the top of my mind, many more to go. Let's start a conversation that'd help many others like me, am sure there must be many people who have visited these places before. You're lucky guys!! :)

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