With mystifying Himalayan peaks emerging from the haze of the clouds, rolling golden dunes of the searing deserts and the azure blue of the Arabian Sea, luxury holidays to Pakistan offer unimaginable beauty to all who come to explore. Home to some of the world’s first civilizations, this wondrous nation’s enrapturing landscapes are generously dotted with ancient fortresses, historic architecture and remote indigenous villages. Journey through enthrallingly vibrant towns and cities, where you are always likely to stumble upon a colourful celebration.
At OROKO, we pride ourselves on having an unparalleled understanding of Pakistan’s chaotic cities, rural heartlands and remote mountain villages. We use our wealth of knowledge and expertise to create tailored holidays which go above and beyond the ordinary. It is a place that is extremely rewarding, but also a destination where specialist knowledge is vital. That is why all our bespoke Pakistan holidays include partner accommodation, expert English-speaking private guides and private transfers.
POCKET GUIDE TO PAKISTAN
Surrounded by Margalla Hills, Islamabad was purpose built in the 1960s to replace Karachi as the capital of Pakistan. The city is well-known for its high standard of living and bountiful greenery including the Margalla Hills National Park and Daman e Koh. A must see whilst on luxury holidays to Pakistan is the imposing modernist Faisal Mosque, the largest mosque in South Asia and fifth largest in the world. Other cultural hotspots include Pakistan Monument Museum, Saidpur Village and Lake View Park.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Pakistan depends on where you wish to travel. The summer months of June – September are generally the ideal time to visit as the weather is mostly dry and warm throughout the country, with temperatures ranging between 21˚C and 38˚C. The summer season is perfect for hiking as the snow has melted and the passes are open. From the Fairy Meadows to Hunza Valley and the Himalayan foothills, trekking enthusiasts will be in their element here.
A luxury holiday to Northern Pakistan would not be complete without a stop in Fairy Meadows, known for its lush green plateaus and spectacular views of The Himalayas. The fairytale meadows are situated at the base of Nanga Parbat, the 9th highest peak in the world, making it an ideal destination for intrepid hiking enthusiasts. Hike across the magnificent landscapes with expert guides or spend the day exploring the base camp. Stay overnight in a traditional mountain hut.
Trek to K2 Base Camp
For a truly ‘out of the ordinary’ luxury holiday to Pakistan, embark on the K2 Base Camp trek, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For the duration of this trek, you will have a chef to create delicious meals, porters to carry your heavy gear and tents already pitched at each campsite. On this expedition, travel to Biafo Glacier, Jhula, Bardumal, Paiju, Khuburtse, Urdukas, Goro II, K2 Base Camp and Askoli. Spend a night in Chilas before flying home from Islamabad.