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.
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!
Rest up, soak in the sun or explore Hunza’s old magnificent forts, cafes and all women furniture factory.
Complete rest day, get ready for the toughest day of your life on 2 wheels.
80KM of HELL!
Explore the Gulmit/Passu
Drive down to Karimabad and explore the bazaar!
Please visit https://visa.nadra.gov.pk for complete information.
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:
– Windbreaker/rain gear as needed per tour/season
– SPF 50 Sun Block
– Hand Sanitizer
– A happy face!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
– 10% discount for a group of 4.
– 15% discount for a group of 6
Absolutely! You are more than welcome to bring your own bikes.
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!