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Tour Dates: AUGUST 30 - SEPTEMBER 12

An all-women motorcycle tour to reveal a little known truth: that Pakistan, despite all the bad press it receives, is as safe as any other place in the world for women travelers.

ADA started off as a platform to showcase the beauty of Pakistan and to help remove negative stereotypes people around the world have about this amazing country.

After years of taking international visitors around Pakistan, Liza Miller from Santa Cruz, California, came to us with a unique idea. She thought it was important to do an all-women motorcycle tour, and to reveal a little known truth: that the South Asian country, despite all the bad press it receives, was as safe as any other place in the world for women travellers.

In 2017, our first ever ‘Chickistan’ tour kicked off with 12 incredible women from half a dozen different countries. We met in Lahore to start the historic motorcycle tour, and on our journey, visited different schools, hospitals, historical sites and hidden gems in remote areas all over the northern mountain region of Pakistan.

By far, Chickistan was one of the most heavily bonded and meaningful tours ADA has ever done, with deep connections formed between the riders, with the people we encountered, and the landscapes we conquered.

We are pleased to announce that we’re ready for Chickistan 2.0!. You can sign up now and join an initiative that will not only change your life, but will make an international impact for Pakistan. A little bit about Liza Miller who will lead your tour:

Liza runs the Re-Cycle Garage out of Santa Cruz, CA, a free co-op motorcycle garage that has been supporting the two wheeled community for over 12 years. Host and producer of the Motorcycles & Misfits podcast, one of the longest running and most successful motorcycle podcasts available.

– Leads women’s tours of Pakistan called Chickistan

– Writer/Director of two short movies, The Sobbing Scooterist and Motosexual.

– VP of Marketing and Global Routing for the Women Riders World Relay

– Recipient of the Friend of the AMA award from the American Motorcycle Association

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What you Get

  • 13 nights accommodation
    13 night stay in best available hotels.

  • 14 Meals
    Taste the flavor of PAKISTAN! Traditional and cultural meals, including breakfast, lunch and dinners.

  • Team
    There will be a qualified team of mechanics, along with the support staff and mandatory tour guides.

  • Transport
    We currently use the worry free Honda CB150F – It has proven for years to be the most reliable in the country.

  • Your group
    Our groups tend to be really fun with like-minded folks from different parts of the world!

  • Experiences
    There will be a lot of sightseeing, historical visits and cultural interactions with the locals. Be prepared for a sensory overload.

  • 13
    nights accommodation

    13 nights in Hotel
    13 night stays at family owned fun guest houses or hotels. We sometimes like to GLAMP too!

  • 14
    Meals

    Traditional and cultural meals
    Taste the flavor of PAKISTAN! Traditional and cultural meals, including breakfast, lunch and dinners – If you have special requirements please let us know.

  • Team
    Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides
    There will be a qualified team of mechanics, along with the support staff and mandatory tour guides. You’ll be in good hands, Pakistani hospitality is famous around the world for a reason.

  • Transport
    Worry free Honda CB150F
    We currently use the worry free Honda CB150F – It has proven for years to be the most reliable in the country. Parts are available all over if you break something on the road or need a patch! If you have someone tagging along, we can arrange a spot for them in the support vehicle or get a private ride for them.

  • Your Group
    Travel with exciting people from different parts of the world
    Our groups tend to be really fun with like-minded folks from different parts of the world! You might be roaming around the Himalayas with a Swiss, someone from Santa Cruz, California or a world traveler who doesn’t have a home at the moment. You will cherish these connections for years to come, We promise!

  • Experiences
    There will be a lot of sightseeing, historical visits and cultural interactions with the locals. Be prepared for a sensory overload.
    There will be a lot of sightseeing, historical visits and cultural interactions with the locals. Be prepared for a sensory overload. The first couple of days might be over whelming, but by the end of 2nd day you’ll notice the calm in the chaos.

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Tour Map and Itinerary

1Islamabad to Naran (240 km)

Day 01: Islamabad to Naran

  • Get on the bikes and depart for Mardan
  • Drive through main GT road; lunch en route
  • Arrive in Mardan hotel for dinner and overnight stay

2Naran to Gilgit (230 km)

Day 02: Naran to Gilgit

  • Breakfast in Naran and departure for Gilgit
  • Lunch en route
  • Go over the magnificent Babusar Pass
  • Arrive in Gilgit for dinner and overnight stay

3Gilgit to Hunza

Day 03: Gilgit to Hunza

  • After breakfast, departure for Hunza valley. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Karakoram Highway
  • Lunch in Rakaposhi peak viewpoint and departure for Hunza
  • Arrive in Hunza check in hotel and refreshments will be served
  • Visit the Karimabad, Hunza Bazaar or head up to the 800-year-old Biltit & Altit Fort
  • After visiting the forts, back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay

4Explore Hunza

Day 04: Explore Hunza

Explore Altit and Baltit fort, All women factory etc.

5Hunza to Khunjerab and back down to Gulmit

Day 05: Hunza to Khunjerab and back down to Gulmit

  • Breakfast early and head towards the Atabad lake
  • Cross the natural Attaabad Lake via boats or tunnel
  • Ride to Sust for lunch
  • Enjoy the freezing weather of Pak-China border
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Gulmit

6Gulmit (Rest day)

Day 06: Gulmit (Rest day)

  • Breakfast in Gulmit, visit the Suspension bridge
  • Meet and greet the locals to go for a Hike

7Gulmit to Gah kuch

Day 07: Gulmit to Gah kuch

  • Breakfast in Gulmit and departure for Gilgit
  • Arrive in Gilgit for lunch
  • After lunch visit the (7th century) Kargah Buddha Nala Gilgit
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Gilgit

8GahKuch to Mastuj via Shandur

Day 08: GahKuch to Mastuj via Shandur

  • Early breakfast and departure for Mastuj
  • Lunch en route
  • Arrive at Mastuj PTDC hotel for dinner and overnight stay

9Mastuj to Chitral

Day 09: Mastuj to Chitral

  • Breakfast early in the morning and departure for Chitral
  • Lunch en route in Booni
  • Arrive in Trich Mir hotel for refreshment. Chitral city tour or bonfire can be arranged
  • After the city tour of Chitral, back to hotel for dinner and overnight stay

10Chitral to Kalash (23.4 km)

Day 10: Chitral to Kalash

Explore Kalash Valley, the ruins, the school, the people

11Rest Day in Kalash

Day 11: Rest Day in Kalash

Explore Bamburat valley

12Kalash to Lowari Pass to Mardan

Day 12: Kalash to Lowari Pass to Mardan

  • Enjoy the Lowari Pass aka The Stelvio Pass of Pakistan
  • Arrival in Mardan or before Mardan depending on condition of the riders after Lowari Pass

13Mardan to Islamabad

Day 13: Mardan to Islamabad

  • Straight shoot to Islamabad
  • Lunch enroute

14Islamabad Rest day, last minute shopping and fly out

Day 14: Islamabad Rest day, last minute shopping and fly out

  • Breakfast
  • Explore Islamabad, Hike Margala hills Trail 1, 2 or 3
  • Last minute shopping
  • Farewell night in Islamabad, bonfire with a good-bye dinner

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for a visa?

Please visit https://visa.nadra.gov.pk for complete information.

What are the necessary items I need to carry with me?

General riding gear (Helmet, jacket, pants, shoes, and gloves) Jeans, long and short-sleeved T-shirts, riding shoes or boots, gloves. For summer weather, some long sleeve white T-Shirts are a great idea. You will have the opportunity to put a pack in the chase vehicle, so you have some room for error in how much you pack. Mornings and evenings can be brisk. Some windbreaker/gear is easy and great to have. Some cash for personal expenses like shopping, laundry, snacks, etc. We can change currencies for you, please make sure to let us know beforehand.

Some common items include:
– Motorcycle Gear (Head to Toe)
– Sunglasses
– Camera
– Base layers are must-have for our winter tours
– Windbreaker/gear as needed per tour/season
– Sense of adventure
– SPF 50 Sun Block

How long in advance do I need to book?

The Visa process sometimes takes up to 2 months for Pakistan so we suggest getting your visa as soon as possible. If you have a visa, you need to book a tour with us at least a month in advance so we can prepare properly for you.

What is the recommended arrival date?

We recommend you to arrive two days before the tour begins. We want you to wear off your jet lag, and be fresh for the adventurous journey ahead.

My partner does not ride motorcycles, can he/she still tag along?

Absolutely, we give special 15% discounts for pillion riders or they can always hop in one of our vehicles following the riders.
Mini Van / Passenger Van: We can arrange for the passengers to have their own passenger minivan that they can drive trailing the group if they want. That way they can either ride on the back of the bike, or they can all ride together in their party van depending on weather, and how much they want to be on the bike. They just take turns driving if the others are on the bikes.

How long are typical riding days?

Riding days can vary from as little as 150 km to 350 km per day, depending on the trip you choose. In the twisty Himalayas or the Karakoram range a 300 km day can easily take up to 7 hours at times due to ferry crossings, side excursions, or other activities depending on the trip you choose, so just keep in mind that we design itineraries that make full use of your vacation time, and it would be difficult to get bored at any time.

What kind of weather will we encounter and gear will I need to ride?

The simple rule is: Anything’s possible, so prepare accordingly. Riding season in Pakistan starts in May and ends around mid-October. Its generally great weather to be in the Himalayas however, the weather is unpredictable and so bring your rain gear, bring a summer mesh jacket for hot days plus a warm layer or two, just got to be prepared.

Also, it depends on the month and location that you choose a trip in, as we have a wide list of options and are growing all the time. There’s a wide range of weather possibilities on some trips. If you want to make sure you’re choosing a trip that suits your hopes for the weather, please be sure to Contact Us and we’ll help you make a “statistically wise” choice.

Do I need a motorcycle license to be in a tour?

Yes, a valid operator’s license from your home country specifically with the motorcycle endorsement is necessary and will be confirmed at the starting point of your tour. This is not only for legal & insurance reasons but also for the safety of yourself and the people on the road with you.

What kind of physical condition do I need to be in?

This answer actually does not vary from tour to tour, as we at ADA hope you are in excellent physical and mental condition anytime you plan on riding a motorcycle. As with other topics, let’s discuss what shape you’re in and the type of tour you’re planning on to make sure there’s a match. However, our “approval” of your condition does not take the place of a trusted doctor’s evaluation, which is something we strongly encourage you to seek before any tour or rental. Also, we recommend you to arrive two days earlier than tour date to avoid Jet Lag.

Is airfare included in the tour cost / Hotels before and after tour / transportation?

No. Your tour begins in Islamabad the day of the tour. We have found that this is really the best option for you. Arrangements can be made for extra hotel accommodations, upon request. The hotels we use on the first and last day of the tour are usually close to the airport. In most situations and tours, there will be a shuttle to shuttle you to or from the airport. We suggest arriving a couple of days early, and leaving a couple of days after the tour so you have time to rest before and after the tour. We can help you book these for you.


  • Availability
    Aug 30 – Sep 12


  • Duration
    14 days – 13 night hotels

  • Meeting Point
    Islamabad (exact location will be shared before arrival)

  • Group Size
    No Limit

  • Stay Point
    Fun interesting hotels/guest house

  • Difficulty
    Moderately-Challenging (We will do about 2000km+ in 14 days)

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