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The 10K ft. Challenge

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May 25 - June 04
May 25 - June 04
May 25 - June 04
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The Slower you go the more you absorb

We will begin our tour in Pakistan’s green capital, Islamabad, a pretty town nestled along the foothills of the Himalayas. It is a bustling place full of handicrafts stores, boulevards leading to parliamentary buildings, restaurants buzzing with diplomats and journalists, and roads that promise the great mountains beyond.

We will fly from Islamabad to Gilgit, a 35 minute flight over the three greatest mountain ranges in the world. Make sure to get a window seat as this is one of the most beautiful flights you will ever take.

We will explore Gilgit, a big city at 5000 ft., before we head on to conquer the legendary Karakorum Highway.
From Gilgit, the 10,000 ft. bicycle challenge begins. That’s 10,000 ft. vertically, and there are just a handful of people in the world who have accomplished it. You are going to join their ranks.

We’ll make sure you get ample rest, and a whole day to relax in the middle, but by the time you’re done, you will be at 15, 400 ft above sea level, raising your arms in victory at one of the world’s highest, most famous mountain passes.

You will literally have climbed mountains on your bike.
Gilgit to Khunjerab Pass: 300 km
Start point Gilgit – Elevation: 1,500 meters – 4,900 ft.
End point Khunjerab Pass – Elevation 4,693 meters – 15,397 ft.

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What you Get

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

  • 11 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
    Use one of our mountain bicycles or bring your own (We carry your bike for you free of cost)

  • 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.

  • 10
    nights accommodation

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

  • 11
    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 bicycles
    We don’t have super fancy bicycles for you here in Pakistan but we will carry your bike for free when you’re not riding, if you choose to bring your own. We do have bicycles in different sizes (let us know in advance) that we have used for our bicycle tours previously. We keep our bikes fresh and replace them every 2 years.
    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
    Sightseeing and Historical visits
    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

1Fly to Gilgit

Day 01: Fly to Gilgit

1 hour flight with views of the Himalayas and the Karakoram range.. You will see a couple of 8000+ meter peaks on a clear day!

2Bicycle to Mina Pin/Chalt

Day 02: Bicycle to Mina Pin/Chalt

80Km

3Bicycle to Hunza (Karimabad)

Day 03: Bicycle to Hunza (Karimabad)

45km

4Rest Day

Day 04: Rest Day

Rest up, soak in the sun or explore Hunza’s old magnificent forts, cafes and all women furniture factory.

5Ride to Gulmit

Day 05: Ride to Gulmit

50KM

6Ride to Sost

Day 06: Ride to Sost

50KM

7Rest day

Day 07: Rest day

Complete rest day, get ready for the toughest day of your life on 2 wheels.

8Ride to Khunjerab 15,400 ft – Drive down to Gulmit

Day 08: Ride to Khunjerab 15,400 ft – Drive down to Gulmit

80KM of HELL!

9Rest day – move to Karimabad

Day 09: Rest day – move to Karimabad

Explore the Gulmit/Passu

10Explore Hunza, karimabad

Day 10: Explore Hunza, karimabad

Drive down to Karimabad and explore the bazaar!

11Fly out to Islamabad for connection flights out of the country

Day 11: Fly out to Islamabad for connection flights out of the country

Good bye!!

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, which includes a bicycle helmet, rain jackets, shoes and gloves. Jeans, long and short-sleeved T-shirts. For summer, long-sleeved T-shirts are a great idea. You will have the opportunity to keep your duffle bag in our chase vehicle, so you’ll have some margin for error if you end up packing too much. Mornings and evenings can be chilly. Some windbreaker gear is great and easy to carry. Bring cash for any personal expenses like shopping, laundry or snacks. We can change currencies for you, please make sure to let us know beforehand.
Common items to include in your packing list:
– Sunglasses
– Camera
– Windbreaker/rain gear as needed per tour/season
– SPF 50 Sun Block
– Hand Sanitizer
– A happy face!!

How long in advance do I need to book?

The visa process can sometimes take up to two months for Pakistan so we suggest getting your visa as soon as possible. If you already have a visa, you will 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 arrive a day or two before the tour begins, so you can wear off your jet lag, and be fresh for the adventure ahead! Let us know in advance and we can book rooms for you!

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

Absolutely! We give a 10% discount for partners, they can always hop into one of our vehicles and follow the riders around or we can arrange other fun stuff for them till you get done with your ride. We can also arrange a private van/suv for your partner for extra comfort.

How long are typical riding days?

It really depends on the riders and the group, but usually 4-6 hours plus stops and breaks. We can also customize tours for your group, make days shorter or longer.

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

Got to be fit enough to ride a bicycle for 5 hours each day, although there’s a support vehicle with us at all times and you can always get in when you’re done for the day.

Is airfare included in the tour cost? What about any extra hotels/ transportation before and after the tour?

No. Your tour begins in Islamabad on the day of the tour and ends when we get back. 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. We suggest arriving a couple of days early to get rid of that jet lag. We can help book hotels and figure out the transport for any extra days you want to spend in Pakistan.

Are there any group discounts?

– 10% discount for a group of 4.
– 15% discount for a group of 6

Can I bring my own bike?

Absolutely! You are more than welcome to bring your own bikes.

What kind of support can I expect on the tour?

On tour, our guides are always looking out for your comfort and safety. Our guide-driven support van is with you all the time and has in it, water, mechanical support and encouragement! We also have an on-road guide helping with directional needs, mechanicals, explanations, and making sure no one is left behind! Off the bike, ask our guides they are there to help you understand the landscape you are travelling through and help you any way they can!


  • Availability
    Different Dates are available if you have a minimum of 4 people

  • Duration
    11 days – 10 night hotels

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

  • Group Size
    Up to 10 riders max

  • Stay Point
    Fun interesting hotels/guest house

  • Difficulty
    Moderately-Challenging (We will do about 200-400 Kilometers days, depending on the tour you choose)

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