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Why Visit Pakistan and What you need to know!

Motorcycle Travel in Pakistan - an Overlanders Guide

Why Pakistan?

What is in Pakistan that is so special, making this a country you cannot miss. There are several reasons to not dismiss Pakistan as too hard, or too risky or too unknown. I you are adventurous and love adventure travel, you are at the right place. We have put together a guide full of useful information making it easier than ever for travellers to prepare for their visit to this amazing country. From the spectacular scenery to details of border crossings, weather conditions and cultural expectations... our Karakrom Bikers website has it all.

The very first reason to visit as an overlander is the Karakoram Highway, the heaven for adventure motorcycle riders. Riding the Karakoram Highway will take your breathe away. It's sweeping majestic route as it crosses from Khunerjab Pass at the China border crossing, passing beneath the sharp spires of the Karakoram and Hindukush ranges is an experience you will never forget.

Hiking around Passu Glacier

Other reasons...

The Majestic Mountains of the Karakoram Range. You will feel dwarfed as you ride alongside NANGA PARBAT, 8126 mtrs and RAKAPOSHI 7788 mtrs. Visible form the highway in every direction are mountains higher than 7000m, the scale is immense while riding the wide arching curves of the Karakoram Highway.

Batura glacier which is 57 kilometres long and runs its course right down to the road side is one of the largest and longest glaciers outside of the polar regions.

The Skardu Road, where the Indus River (The Lion River) welcomes you and ultimately takes you to the region of the second highest mountain in the world, K2.

The Junction point of three highest mountain ranges including Karakoram, Himalayas and Hindukush and confluence of Indus and Gilgit rivers after which we named our homestays in Danyor and Lahore, Five Giants :)

Experiencing the southern arm of the Old Silk Route. Meeting people and being a part of village life as the rotue passes from one dsitrict to the next, life has a differnet pace in the mountains of Gilgit Baltistan and locals will welcome you with kindness.

Pakistan experiences all four seasons in their truest sense and all these beautiful places along the Karakoram Highway look so very different from one month to the next. From March to November we run our tours to share this amazing country with a true spectrum of experiences.

On our website we have put together information to assist those thinking of visitng Pakistan. To help learn more about things like traffic and road conditions, pakistan weather, the where and how of camping and accommodation, options for fuel, food types and water safety, where to exchange money or access ATMS, cultural awareness and what to wear as well as navigating yoru way from A to B.

We invite you to read further on all these topics via our Pakistan General Information Page and Support for Overlanders.

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