Discover what life entails for women living in Pakistan’s vibrant capital city and ancient mountain villages. Join a local female leader as she takes you on a unique journey to the Hunza and Yasim valleys. See the communities and landscapes associated with the hallowed Karakoram and Hindu Kush mountains and meet pioneering women working on female empowerment projects throughout the region. Trek to alpine lakes, ancient glaciers and the remnants of ruined empires, then witness the evolvement of modern Pakistan in the country’s capital of Islamabad. From cooking classes to village homestays, this women’s only expedition will have you sharing more than photographs (though there’ll be plenty of those too).
- This is a rare opportunity to travel through Pakistan with a local female leader. Her knowledge and insights will make this an eye-opening and unforgettable expedition.
- Get spoiled at a unique female-only salon, owned by a local woman and run out her home in Gulmit, a town that has existed for hundreds of years and is surrounded by mountains and glaciers.
- Breathe in that cool, crisp air as you tick off two of the world’s great mountain ranges: the Karakorams and the Hindu Kush.
- Spend time with the inspiring women working to empower their communities through local projects including carpet-weaving, cooking schools and cafes.
- Immerse yourself in remote mountain villages while staying overnight and sharing food and stories with a local family.
- Drive the world-famous Karakoram Highway to Khunjerab National Park in search of yaks, Himalayan ibex and the elusive snow leopard.
- We will get deep into the remote areas of Pakistan’s beautiful mountainous regions and stay in traditional, both architecturally and culturally, homestays. While your hosts will be unbelievably warm and welcoming, it would be culturally inappropriate for male guests to overnight in some of the homestay we visit on this trip.