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Land of the Giants (BARF) 2025

Land of the Giants (BARF) 2025

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Area: Himalayas & Karakoram Range, Pakistan
  • Duration: 12 Nights - 13 days
  • Difficulty: Moderate Strenuous
  • Max Altitude: 15,400 ft
  • Total Ride: 2000kms
  • Motorcycle: Honda CB150F
  • Terrain: Gravel, sand, rock beds, hills, tarmac
  • Group size: 8-12 Riders

DESCRIPTION

This tour is designed with BARF riders in mind, offering an exhilarating blend of tarmac and off-road adventures. Ride through the world's highest plain, Deosai National Park, also known as the Land of Giants, which sits at an elevation of 13,500 feet and is renowned for its vast, unspoiled beauty. Brave the infamous death road in Shimshal, and navigate the breathtaking landscapes of northern Pakistan.

Spanning 13 days and 12 nights, this journey takes you through some of the most stunning and remote regions. Starting in the vibrant capital city of Islamabad, we'll kick off our adventure with an early morning flight to the mesmerizing city of Skardu. Our ride begins with an unforgettable journey to Deosai National Park, featuring the world's highest plateau.

As we ride along charming villages and awe-inspiring mountain scenery, we'll arrive in the legendary Hunza Valley. Here, you'll have the opportunity to rest and explore iconic landmarks and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region. Further on, we embark on a thrilling ride to Khunjerab Pass, the highest paved international border crossing in the world. At over 15,000 feet above sea level, this ride offers stunning panoramas and dramatic landscapes at every turn. The climax of our journey is an epic ride to Shimshal, a remote village surrounded by majestic peaks, known for its challenging and thrilling terrain.

We'll return to Gilgit and continue our adventure over the iconic Babusar Pass to Naran, eventually concluding our epic journey back in Islamabad. This tour ensures that after each day of intense riding, you'll unwind in hand-picked boutique hotels, providing the perfect blend of comfort and relaxation amidst the rugged beauty of Pakistan.

Join us for this exhilarating motorcycle expedition and discover the untamed beauty of northern Pakistan like never before. Gear up for the ride of your life with Moin Khan and our expert team, and experience the thrill of exploring some of the world's most spectacular landscapes on two wheels.


Included

  • Personal meet and greet services
  • Private Airport Transfers
  • All internal/domestic flights
  • Bike + Fuel: HONDA CB150F
  • Basic spares, tools and First aid kit
  • Support Car for luggage
  • All Park fees, entry fees and Government Taxes
  • Professional experienced english-speaking guide and full-time mechanic
  • Bottled pure mineral water during riding hours
  • Full board accommodation (twin sharing)
  • Single room available for $600
  • All three meals every day

Not Included

  • International flights
  • Driver/guide gratuities
  • Drinks/laundry
  • Any other items of a personal nature
  • Personal travel and medical insurance/expenses
  • Expenses in case of emergency evacuation service
  • Drinks/snacks and personal expenses
  • Visas and vaccinations
  • Travel and tour expenses aside from mentioned tour dates
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Itinerary and Map

Day 01: ARRIVAL IN ISLAMABAD/AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Explore Islamabad, visit the famous Faisal Mosque, eat at a local joint, do some last minute shopping before we venture out into the mountains.

DAY 02: ISLAMABAD TO SKARDU

On your second day in Pakistan, we kick off our adventure with an early morning flight from Islamabad to the mesmerising city of Skardu. Upon arrival, we’ll meet our bikes and gear up for a shake-down ride.

DAY 03: SKARDU TO DEOSAI NATIONAL PARK

We begin the ride by crossing the second highest plateau in the world, Deosai Plains, also known as the Land of the Giants, is a high-altitude alpine plain with an average elevation of over 13,500Ft. above sea level. We will ride to Sheosar Lake and experience a magical night under the stars at our glampsite in Deosai.

DAY 04: DEOSAI NATIONAL PARK TO GILGIT

We begin our descent from the awe-inspiring Deosai Plains back to Skardu, riding through rugged terrains that offer spectacular views of towering peaks and sweeping valleys. Once we reach Skardu, we transition onto a newly built tarmac road, a significant upgrade from the previous route. This well-paved route not only saves time but also offers a smooth ride with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, winding along the banks of the roaring Indus River and through picturesque valleys.

DAY 05: GILGIT - KHO - HUNZA

Today, we make our way to the legendary Hunza Valley, with an exciting detour that promises a sensory explosion. Get ready for this jaw-dropping surprise! We guarantee you'll be amazed by the breathtaking scenery and hidden gems that await you.

DAY 06: HUNZA - KHUNJERAB PASS - GULMIT

An exhilarating ride up Karakorum highway to the Pakistan/China Border 15,400ft above sea level is a real treat to experience on two-wheels. You might also get lucky and see the super rare Markhor, Ibex or even the snow leopard.

Day 07: GULMIT TO SHIMSHAL

Shimshal stands as one of the most remote and exhilarating valleys in the Gilgit-Baltistan province, and this leg of the journey is undoubtedly the riding highlight of our tour. Riders will embark on a thrilling adventure from Hunza to Shimshal Valley, navigating challenging terrains that will test their skills and spirit. Upon arrival in Shimshal, you'll get to interact with the incredible local women and possibly join in a football game with the local girls' football team, adding a truly memorable cultural experience to your adventure.

DAY 08: SHIMSHAL TO KARIMABAD HUNZA

We will retrace our route from Shimshal back to the stunning Hunza Valley. En-route, we'll indulge in a delicious lunch at the famous Yak Grill.

DAY 09: HUNZA REST DAY

Hunza has a lot to offer, one of the most vibrant bazaars in GB has to be the Karimabad Bazaar. From old ancient jewels, to hand made handicrafts, silk carpets and clothes.. Karimabad is also home to the famous Walnut cake at Cafe de Hunza. A lot of history too so you’ll be visiting some 1000 year old forts too. My favorite is the all women furniture factory, Hunza has a 95% literacy rate, one of the highest in the country.

DAY 10: HUNZA TO GILGIT

A short riding day from Hunza to Gilgit. We will get some time to explore the bazaar and indulge in some food discoveries courtesy of Moin.

DAY 11: GILGIT TO NARAN

Descending to Islamabad, we'll traverse the breathtaking Babusar Pass (13,700 ft) on our way to Naran. The ascent from Chilas offers spectacular views, making it feel like an entirely new journey along this road.

DAY 12: NARAN TO ISLAMABAD

This will be our last day on the bikes. Once we reach the capital make sure to hug our support crew tight and thank them for keeping us safe and alive throughout the tour. This will be the last night that’s included in the package, however, if you still want second servings of adventure additional nights can be arranged for you to explore this grand city as it has so much to offer.

DAY 13: FLY HOME!!

Fly Home! Write to us once you reach home. Safe travels