The Lost Tribe
The Lost Tribe
- Area: Hindukush & Karakoram Range, Northern Pakistan
- Duration: 15 Nights
- Difficulty: Moderate Strenuous
- Max Altitude: 15,400 ft
- Total Ride: 2500kms
- Motorcycle: Honda CB150F
- Terrain: Gravel, sand, rock beds, hills, tarmac
- Group size: 8-12 Riders
Embark on a transformative journey in Pakistan's vibrant capital, Islamabad, nestled amidst the Margalla hills. The city's lively ambiance blends seamlessly with its mountainous surroundings, offering a unique experience. Kickstart the adventure by exploring Islamabad on motorcycles, acclimating to local riding, and immersing in culture.
Our path leads to Murree, a charming hill station once favored by the British. The initial short ride helps ease into navigating "the other side" of the road, ensuring comfort on your motorcycle. A straight ride to Naran opens doors to the world's grandest mountain ranges. The exhilarating climb through Babusar Pass at 13,700 ft promises breathtaking vistas and surprises at every curve.
Venturing through historical Hunza villages and conquering the Khunjerab Pass at 15,400 ft, we reach the China-Pakistan Border. The legendary Karakoram Highway, though impeccably paved, challenges even seasoned riders, offering a taste of the extraordinary.
Immerse in local flavors, culture, and renowned hospitality as you journey through the heart of Pakistan. Traverse Shandur, the world's highest polo field, and Kalash, home to the indigenous Kalashi tribe with a unique lineage linked to Alexander the Great.
Returning to Islamabad, the mountains' embrace transforms your perception of Pakistan. Depart with a newfound perspective, yearning for future encounters with this captivating land.
- Personal meet and greet services
- Private Airport Transfers
- 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 accommodations and all 3 meals every day
- International flights
- Driver/guide gratuities
- 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
Day 01: ISLAMABAD ARRIVAL/ 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 SWAT
We will hop in our support vehicle and drive a few hours from Islamabad to Swat where you'll meet your motorcycles, any adjustments required can be taken care of here, an early night so you're fresh for your first day on the motos tomorrow!
DAY 03: SWAT TO KALAM
It’ll be your first day on the motorcycle in Pakistan so we leave early in the morning. Swat to Kalam is the region that was hit by devastating floods in 2022. Mostly paved and a bit of off-roading all along the Swat river. We try our best to stay at family run guest houses/hotels for a more personalized experience.
DAY 04: KALAM TO KUMRAT (Over Badgoi pass)
Complete off-road to our resort in Kumrat from Kalam. We will cross the Badgoi pass through the magical Ushu forest into gorgeous meadows at the top to reach Kumrat valley. Riding through water crossings and picturesque streams. This should be a beautiful riding day!
DAY 05: REST DAY IN KUMRAT
Nestled within the heart of the lush Kumrat forest, our resort awaits beside the tranquil river. We’ll spend a leisurely day of relaxation and delectable dining while swaying in hammocks. Explore the expansive property on bicycles or ATVs and rest up!
DAY 06: KUMRAT TO NAGHAR FORT
An exhilarating ride with mostly asphalt to the village of Naghar, where our destination is the Naghar Fort – a resort operated by a polo-loving family. Renowned as champions of the Shandur polo festival, hosted at the world's highest polo field (on our route to Phander). We will get to visit the stables of their champion horses during our stay.
DAY 7: NAGHAR FORT TO AYUN FORT (VIA KALASH)
This will be a very special day for us as we make our way to Ayun Fort via Kalash valley. The Kalasa people who are believed to be the last descendants of Alexander the Great, a lost tribe hidden in a remote village. We shall immerse ourselves with this unique and vibrant tribe of indigenous people, amidst their village, their traditions, their incredible school and immense beauty. We will hear their stories, learn their history, and do everything in our power to ensure their future. Before dark, we will make our way to Ayun and check in to our favorite family run hotel/fort.
DAY 8: AYUN FORT TO MASTUJ
From Ayun, a broken road will lead us to a small little town tucked right below the Broghil Valley/Wakhan Corridor, Mastuj.
DAY 9: MASTUJ - PHANDER
There will be plenty of scenic gems to take in along our ride today. Lunch will be en route. We will stop at Shandur Pass, the world’s highest polo field, and make our way to picturesque Phander where we'll indulge in riverside glamping beside the serene Phander river. We might even try our hand at fishing for a fresh and appetizing dinner delight.
DAY 10: PHANDER - HUNZA
The journey from Phander Valley to Hunza is not just a ride; it's a sensory voyage that allows you to truly immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes and unique charm of this incredible region. Lunch will en route as we make our way on to the marvelous Karakoram Highway towards Aliabad, Hunza
DAY 11: HUNZA REST DAY
After enjoying our beautiful breakfast overlooking the majestic Rakaposhi mountain we will enjoy a day off the bikes. We’ll visit the Karimabad, Hunza Bazaar and head up to the 800-year-old Biltit & Altit Fort. Here we’ll have tea and lunch overlooking the Hunza river. On the way back we’ll stop at CIQAM, an all women run woodworking factory. Afterwards we’ll return back to our hotel for dinner and have Moin show us some magic tricks!
DAY 12: HUNZA - KHUNJERAB PASS (CHINA BORDER) - GULMIT / EXPLORE MISGAR VALLEY INSTEAD
Breakfast will be served bright and early. It’s gonna be a long climb up to the world’s highest frontier. CHINA. We’ll go through tunnels, pass lakes, and glaciers. You’ll ride through some of the wildest sceneries you’ve ever seen in your life. The Pak-China border is at a whopping 15,400 ft altitude. So forgive us if we don’t stay and party there too long. On the way back we’ll stop and rest in Gulmit for the night along the magical Hunza River.
Alternatively if you have already ridden to Khunjerab Pass and do not wish to ride there again you can ride Misgar valley, a hidden gen not many have explored. Off-road heaven!
DAY 13: GULMIT REST DAY
During this day, you'll have the choice to cruise on your bikes or ride in our support vehicles. Our first stop will be the Hussaini Suspension Bridge, offering you the opportunity to cross the Hunza River on the scariest pedestrian bridge on the planet. Following that, we'll head to the women's weaving center and the NKMA community-based school, where you can engage with the local children.
We'll rendezvous at Attabad Lake for an exhilarating boat ride or a playful ride on jet skis – a fitting way to cap off the day's explorations. So, whether it's wheels or water, the options are yours to embrace!
DAY 14: GULMIT TO NARAN
We’re starting our descent from Gulmit. We’ll be on Karakoram highway for the most part of this long ride till Chilas. After which we will make our way to Naran via the Babusar pass.
DAY 15: 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 16: FLY HOME
Write to us when you reach home!