Hunza Adventures Tours is a full service tour operator. We can provide you tour services in the Hunza Valley and rest of Pakistan. Whether you arrive from China by road or arrive by air at a major ciity like Islamabad, Lahore or Karachi we can pick you up from the airport and take you to your desired hotel. We will arrange for transport, Guides and equipment for adventure activities like camps, sleeping bags, ropes, iceaxes ect.
Hunza Culture Tours:
From half day tours like Hunza Sunrise safari to full lenth tours including the tours in the Mountain kingdoms and exploration of culture flora and fauna of the indus valley. We provide transport, guides and accommodation all built in our packages.
Hotel Reservations in Pakistan:
We have contruacted rates with all hotels including the small guest houses home stays in the mountains and big 5 star hotels in cities like Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi and Peshawar.
Car & Jeep Rentals in Hunza Valley & rest of Pakistan:
Whether you need to explore the Hunza valleys side or need to travel in Southern Pakistan we can rent you jeeps, cars and vans for 12-40 people capacity. Our transport is well kept is per the international standards.
Adventure Tours, Jeep Safaris to remote Villages & Valleys in the Mountains of Pakistan:
We design special packages for off road tours in the mountains of Pakistan and in the deserts we provide special jeeps equipped with camping equipment and kitchen.Tours are accompanied with experienced guides, cooks and drivers who know the areas very well.
Trekking in Hunza and Skardu ( Concordia):
We will take you to the places which are unique and absolutely untouched by the modern roads or buldibgs. Special trekking guides and porters will make your stay in the high mountains as comfortable as possible. The trekking routes we choose are unique and most spectacular.
Camel Safaris in the Cholistan & Thar Deserts:
Pakistans deserts are colourfull and very enchanting: You will explore the remote villages of the deserts on back of Camel and jeeps. We camp at houses of the locals to give you a close look into the life of the desert people.
Television and Film Crews
Hunza Adventure Pakistan has vast experience in organizing extra-ordinary logistics, finding short cuts to redcap, meeting deadlines, providing research and script support film and television crews from around the world. Z.D.F German television wanted lama helicopters at K-2 base camp, Japanese crew required 1000 camels in cholistan desert, the Korean broad casting system (K.B.S) wanted to live and shoat the sky Kailash follow the route of Alexander, the great. Then there were scores of others who came with impossible targets and went back high quality footage. What ever your need, hunza Adventures Pakistan will make it happen.
Pakistan is mostly popular destination in the World for trekking, mountaineering and other tourism activities as Pakistan is the Country that has five of the fourteen eight thousand meter peaks. Pakistan is not only beautiful with its snowy mountains, rivers, flora and fauna, historic temples and stupas but equally exotic with its people with diversity in language, religion, culture and tradition. In fact Pakistan offers the most variety of tourism activities and wide diversity in geographical locations, culture, natural resources and people.
Pakistan offers the most spectacular locations for filming. Rivers, fields, ancient buildings, historical monuments and the majestic mountains, including K2 are all the possible locations for filming in Pakistan. Besides those natural outdoor locations, we have some indoor studios meet your requirements for indoor shooting.
Those amazing landscapes, beautiful flora and fauna and mystical cultural heritage of Pakistan have been attracting a good number of tourists as well as film crews from around the world. Many film crews come to Pakistan every year for making documentaries, TV series, commercials and feature films. All those filmmakers and the production companies that are looking a location that offers varieties of stories that includes culture, ethnicity, different face and races of people, adventure and landscapes has chosen Pakistan as their filming location.
Besides, filming locations and stories within its territory, Pakistan offers all those facilities that are required for filming teams during their shoot in Pakistan. Government of Pakistan issues Film Production Permit upon fulfilling the procedures of application, which will allow all filming teams to bring their equipment’s in Pakistan and film in the locations you have planned. We are always here to assist you for all the necessary paperwork for getting the filming permits, customs clearance and arranging all logistics, cast, crew and equipment’s.
Pakistan is rich of her admirable Beauty mostly of the Karakoram, Himalayas & Hindukush, the culture and tradition. Our company Hunza Adventure Tours has been involved in Filming for our clients for the last 5 years. Basically the films are shot for documentaries as well as on the routes of cultural and tradition.
Whenever our clients desire to make documentary & film in Pakistan and getting the necessary information from them we apply for the permit for filming which takes nearly one week for issuance of permit .
As soon as we get all the necessary information from our clients, we have to apply for permission in advance for filming in Pakistan. Our relationship and past experienced enable us to get all kinds of permits in Pakistan in given time. However, it normally takes about more than 10 days to 20 days to get filming permit in Pakistan.
To get permit from the Ministry of Information and Communication, we have to have the following information. Please find out the attached application form.
1. Application form
2. Synopsis of the filming story.
3. Crew members with bio-data and passport copy.
4. Equipment List with values for custom clearance.
5. Itinerary (Including Start Date of filming).
6. CONSENT Letters of concerned organizations:
(We will take all responsibilities to make your Consent letter.)
7. Authorization Letter Hunza Adventure Tours. As a local representative of the producer.
To clear customs of filming equipment coming other than Pakistan, one need to have a film permit along with the authority letter from the Film Development Board. We help you to get the letter and help to clear customs duties of filming within 1 hour by doing all paperwork in the customs clearance in an airport or border of Pakistan. Our team will be there in the airport before you arrive to finish all paper works in order to clear the equipment through customs promptly.
SIGHT SEEING TOURS:
Pakistan is rich of history and natural beauty. A large number of tours we organize are for general tourists, we offer self-design itineraries, which can be modified as per client's test and interest. Most particularly our programs run to the Northern Areas of Pakistan and in general to whole of Pakistan.This may include Sightseeing Tours, Jeep Safari, Hike and Bike tour, Sightseeing plus short Trekking and Tours.
Pakistan is rich of history and natural beauty. South Pakistan is full of culture history, In winter the temperature is excellent. In winter we run Indus boating trip add by watching of Blind Indus Dolphin, Sightseeing of trips to Karachi, Multan, Lahore. Trophy Hunting of Ibex, Markhor, Marco Polo Sheep, in North Pakistan and Wild Boar hunting in South. We also organize skiing our most popular selling trip is skiing from Shimshal to Biafo Hispar Snow Lake via Khordopin Pass, Skim La, Mustagh Pass into Baltoro Glacier.
Spring is welcome by most part of Pakistan with festival and celebrations, We follow these festival and celebration and draft an itinerary according to clients taste and requirements, Our most popular Spring trips are Hunza Valley Spring Tour, Kalash Valley Spring Festival, Kite Flying Festival in Lahore and Islamabad.
CLIMBING / MOUNTAINEERING / WINTER CLIMBING:
Since 2008 We are the first tour operators offering annual fixed departure for all 8000 m peaks in Pakistan publish on internet and on our website. No matter you are single climber or a small group our per person price are the right choice for you. We offer more then 1215 mountains including K2, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum I, Gasherbrum II and Nanga Parbat. We also offer climbing opportunity to some of the best known and technically hard mountains like Trango Tower, Shipton Spire, Latok group, Biantha Brakk, Lukpilla Brakk, Amin Brakk, Spantik and many more to mentioned.
TREKKING / WINTER TREKKING:
We offer 33 trekking programmers in Karakorum, Himalaya and Hindu Kush Range. Mountaineering/Rock Climbing - Five 8000 meters peaks, more then one hundred 7000 meters peaks plus un-counted trekking peak below 6000 meters and hundred's of un-name peak - summit them and give your own name, it can be your town name or any name you wish .
AIR TICKET BOOKING:
We deal in domestic air tickets, and we have best deal airfares for all airlines, just make a phone call or email and get a quote.
Hunza Adventure Tours are one of the leading tour operators in Pakistan, We are dealing in adventure tours, corporate tours, group tours, family holiday tours , school group tours, educational tours in Pakistan. Our tour packages include both pre-planned tour and customized holiday / vacation tour packages, and you can pick the tour which best suits your traveling taste & idea. We have picked the best places with best tour operation professionals in Pakistan to design your domestic & inbound tour / travel itineraries. Our travel & tour Pakistan packages include travel services, Adventure holiday packages, Cultural Holiday packages, Beach Holiday Packages, Hills tour packages, Wildlife Tour Packages , Rafting Tour, Trekking tours etc. Our tour packages are designed so, that you donot face any trouble during your tour in Pakistan. Our tour packages are focused on requirements of guests, We understand mood & sentiments of tourists with seasons & weather positions.
Volunteering Tourism Trips in Pakistan (Travel for a cause):
Hunza Adventure Tours the Karakoram Community Service Volunteer Program is primarily designed to bring forth coordinated efforts of all the experts and individuals in different areas under one platform and there on work towards achieving its common goal and mission. It provides a unique opportunity for volunteers to live and work in Pakistan. The primary goal of this trip is to boost the life style of the family in the village by creating socio-economic opportunities. We are deeply concerned about designing the program to address the issues of remote area and help the people transform themselves thorough cultural diffusion. Your visits to remote Pakistan is going to help them prosper as the money you have paid for the trip will go to the host family for providing food and accommodation, which directly helps them grow economically.
We are the only company offering volunteering tourism in Gilgit Baltistan region as this is the home of our company. So we guarantee you to have some good volunteering time in this region as we are very much aware of the geographical, cultural and economic aspect of the region. The program consist of the basic activities like teaching in school, renovating the physical structure like school and health post buildings, managing libraries, working in the field with the local farmers and providing medical attention in the health post.
Home Stay/Cultural Exchange Programs:
This program is a fantastic way to get more experience of your lifetime.. In this program you will be placed with a Pakistani family in a small rural village or within a city for the duration of your stay. You'll learn about all aspects of Pakistani culture, lifestyle, language, food and people - an unforgettable experience. You should remember that this is a cultural exchange so you should try and offer some knowledge of your own home culture and customs to your host family. During your home-stay you will attend two hours of language lessons in the morning and in the afternoon. You can spend the day visiting the local village and school and exploring the local area. You will also have the opportunity to help out at the local school. Home-stay programs can only be arranged for two weeks or one month and are best from March to November, which is the time when most large local festivals take place resulting in an overall more exciting experience. Please note that if you choose a home-stay/cultural exchange you will be placed with your host family as soon as you arrive in Pakistan.
Health & Education:
Pakistan’s health sector is slowing moving towards standards seen internationally. But the cost of using the facilities is very expensive and can’t be afforded by poor people. The few government hospitals that exist are often poorly run and slow in delivering their service. They are located in urban centers, away from rural areas where the poor often originate. Pakistan has worked in conjunction with local hospital to offer health projects for volunteers willing to help poor and serve humanity. During your work, you’ll treat many poor and bring smiles to their faces. You’ll often work under the supervision of an experience professional.
Your role as a volunteer:
Volunteers in health care projects will assist local doctors and medical staffs. You will be assigned work according to your level of experience. Volunteer works in hospital include: treating minor injury, taking BP & weight, record keeping of patience, general medical checkup of patience, assisting local doctors, and similar resposilities. You can also choose to work in the administration. You can have passion to serve the poor to successfully volunteer in the project.
Project Skills Required:
Volunteers interested to work in the health project should have some level of work experience in health/medical sector. Only health professionals, medical students, nurses, and volunteers with similar experience are allowed to join the medical project. You must produce medical certification or an ID card which states that you are a medical student.
(Note: Because of risks involved, volunteers without medical credentials are not allowed to work in this program.)
Children’s' (Orphanage) Program:
Each year, hundreds of children leave their destitute villages to find work in Pakistan's crowded cities. Most of these children deprived of education end working as child laborers in restaurants, factories, and hotels. These disadvantaged children need attention, love, care, and the opportunity for education.
The Orphanage Volunteer Project in Pakistan offers the street children the support and devotion they deserve. Volunteers teach Basic English and other subjects such as math and science to these eager learners. As a volunteer, you also organize tours, games, drawings, singing, dancing, painting and other activities that the children enjoy and also learn something at the same time. Volunteers may help the children prepare for school, and help with their homework.
Volunteering in Pakistan Orphanage Project is an enriching and life changing experience for our volunteers as well as the children. Many of our former volunteers have reported that this project, in particular, has been memorable and fulfilling, and has changed the way they view the world.
In this program volunteers will be placed in children’s home. Volunteers have the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational and community aid programs. This will give you a chance to make an important contribution to the people of Nepal and while doing so gain an in depth experience of the country and its culture that will stay with you the rest of your life.
Teaching English Language in Pakistan:
The pressure to learn English in Pakistan for young children is enormous. It’s not only the second language of Pakistan, it’s also the language used in trade, commerce and communication. Without the knowledge of English, the chances of securing a good job are severely restricted.
There are many schools and institutions that educate children but they’re mostly expensive and unaffordable to the poor. Our volunteers in teaching English projects will work in schools attended by students of poor families in rural villages. You will teach students who are eager to learn from volunteers like you. You’ll converse with them to improve their speech, teach English according to official curriculum and use your own material or creative ideas to teach English in a different but fun way. This is also a perfect opportunity if you want to gain some teaching experience, serve the poor and help build your own career.
Your Activities as a Volunteer:
As a volunteer working in English teaching project, you will work in public schools. The size of the class is usually around 20 to 35 students. You will teach English 2-3 hours a day from Sunday to Friday. You might also be asked to train local teachers and take part in other activities like games, painting, music, sanitation, computers and arts. Most schools in Pakistan follow fixed courses for teaching English. You’re welcome to teach extra also.
Project skills required:
Prior experience in teaching English is desired but not required. You’ll need to have sound communication skills in English. Volunteers should also be flexible, self-motivated and have a strong willingness to learn and take new initiatives.
Eco-Work Environmental Program:
Pakistan's natural resources—particularly its forests—deteriorate more each day due to the nation’s high dependency on natural resources. Global Crossroad’s Conservation Project is designed to support the conservation efforts of Pakistani by offering free tree seedlings for planting.
Our conservation nursery project is located in the rural villages. As a volunteer in Pakistan, you will prepare nursery beds, sow seeds, weed, trim, prune, and thin various indigenous tree species. The planted seedlings grown and nurtured by our volunteers are later distributed at no charge to villages in other parts of Pakistan. Depending on the season, additional tasks may include like planting, collecting seeds, replanting, eliminating diseased trees, and inventorying fauna and flora.
You’re Activities as a Volunteer:
Work in the nursery includes seeds collection, sowing, mulching, and watering, trimming, weeding, and related works. The nursery produces seedlings that are later distributed for free to local schools, communities, and villagers for planting in community fields. Volunteers’ efforts and contributions can create a positive impact on nature and promote environmental conservation.
Project skills required:
For this project volunteer may need physical efforts, so you should be in good health. Prior conservation experience is not compulsory. We just ask our volunteers to be flexible, enthusiastic, be patient and an open mind.
Healthy Tours to Hunza Valley Pakistan:
The Land of Vitality – The Hunza Valley:
In India during the 1920s, British researcher Sir Robert McCarrison conducted one of the most eye-opening experiments relative to the correlation between diet and health. Dr. McCarrison spent many years in the Himalayan Mountains including the picturesque Hunza Valley. This magical fairytale-like place is found between the borders of China,India, Pakistan and Russia at nearly 8000 ft. The natives of this valley, the Hunzakuts, captured Dr. McCarrison’s attention because of the their excellent health and extremely long lifespan.
“In these Himalayan Mountains is Hunza; a country slightly more than a hundred miles long and perhaps just as wide, containing approximately thirty thousand inhabitants,” writes Dr. Jay F. Hoffman, the author of the book Hunza – Secrets Of The World’s Healthiest And Oldest Living People, published in 1960. Dr. Hoffman was sent to Hunza under the auspices of the National Geriatrics Society.
”Here the people lived to be 100, 110, 120, and occasionally as much as 140 years of age. Here lies the real Fountain of Youth – probably the only one in the world… Hunza land is truly a Utopia if ever there was one. Just think of this! Here is a land where people do not have our common diseases, such as heart ailments, cancer, arthritis, high blood pressure, diabetes, tuberculosis, hay fever, asthma, liver trouble, gall bladder trouble, constipation or many other ailments the plague the rest of the world. Moreover, there are no hospitals, no insane asylums, no drug stores, no saloons, no tobacco stores, no police, no jails, no crimes, no murders, and no beggars.
Any westerner who stepped foot on the tiny land of this friendly nation couldn’t stop raving about their good nature, outstanding hospitality, not to mention the physical strength and stamina of their men. ” My own experience provides an example of a race unsurpassed in perfection of physique and in freedom from disease in general.” Wrote Dr. McCarrison about the Hunzkuts. “Amongst these people the span of life is extraordinarily long… During the period of my association with these people I never saw a case of asthenic dyspepsia, of gastric or duodenal ulcer, of appendicitis, of mucous colitis, of cancer.
Not only are the Hunza people immune to serious diseases they are also spared the discomfort of commonplace conditions such as the cold or the flu. Dr. McCarrison, who specialized in nutritional diseases, was determined to learn their secret. The opportunity arose in 1927 when he was appointed the Director of Nutrition Research inIndia. Along with his designation he also received a well-equipped laboratory and qualified assistants.
The Doctor designed a whole series of experiments to determine how big of a role the Hunzakuts’ diet plays in their supreme health and longevity. In the first experiment 1189 albino rats were fed the Hunza diet right from birth. This consisted of whole meal flatbread with a pat of fresh butter, sprouted legumes, fresh raw carrots and cabbage, unboiled whole milk, and once a week a tiny portion of meat and bones. Plenty of water was provided for drinking and bathing. The only thing the rats did not receive was fruit, which the Hunza people ate a great deal of.
No diseases, no death:
The rats were fed this diet for 27 months, which would be the equivalent of approximately 45 human years. The rats were killed, and thoroughly examined at all stages leading up to 27 months. Remarkably, no trace of any disease could be found in their bodies! This astonishing consequence could best be explained through Dr. McCarrison’s words as he described his findings during a lecture at the College of Surgeons in 1931:
“During the past two and a quarter years there has been no case of illness in this ‘universe’ of albino rats, no death from natural causes in the adult stock, and, but for a few accidental deaths, no infantile mortality. Both clinically and at post-mortem examination this stock has been shown to be remarkably free from disease. It may be that some of them have cryptic disease of one kind or another, but, if so, I have failed to find either clinical or macroscopical evidence of it.”
These results were truly staggering. But sadly, they did not have any real impact on the physicians present, whom, much like the doctors of today, have a greater understanding of disease than the lack thereof. There wasn’t a sudden surge of articles and books propagating the Hunza diet and the avoidance of white rice, white flour, sugar and for the most part, meat. Their meals don’t consist of pre-cooked, over-processed, and nutritionally devoid industrial chemicals – like the average American’s. Instead, they enjoy locally grown organic fruit, vegetables, unprocessed fresh milk products, and green or whole grains.
As a follow up to his earlier experiment, Dr. McCarrison duplicated in his laboratory the low quality diet of a poor rural region of India. During this larger-scale experiment, 2243 rats were fed a diet deficient of vitamins, minerals and other important nutrients. The animal results matched the physical condition of the millions of people living in this region: Both groups developed diseases in every organ they possessed.
Diet and behavior:
The most disturbing discovery of Dr. McCarrison was to come. In a later experiment, he set out to learn how the rats would react to the diet of the poorer class of England. This consisted of white bread, margarine, sweetened tea, boiled vegetables, and cheap canned meats and jams. On this diet, not only did the rats not thrive physically, but they actually developed nervous disorders before things went from bad to worse: “They were nervous,” writes the doctor, “and opt to bite their attendants; they lived unhappily together, and by the 16th day of the experiment they began to kill and eat the weaker ones amongst them.”
Shockingly, this diet of the lower-class English in the 1930s actually had a much greater nutrient value than the “food” the majority of well-to-do Americans stuff themselves with today.Old people of Hunza The Hunza people did not become a household name, even though they unintentionally came to possess the mental and practical skills needed to live long, joyous and disease-free lives. Of course, most of us are not able to move to the mountains and grow our own food but we can still learn a lot from this noble, peaceful and healthy nation. We can definitely start restoring our health by modifying our food selections and by drinking pure filtered water. Staying away from dead processed foods and turning towards natural, fresh, organically grown fruit and vegetables as much as possible is a good rule of thumb for everyone, regardless of his state of health. If enough people started demanding quality foods the food industry would have no choice but to alter its manufacturing processes and start supplying us with truly nutritious options instead of the falsely labeled junk we’re subjected to. But since I can’t foresee that day anytime in the near future, we all need to take responsibility for our own health and educate ourselves the best we can about the importance of nutrition.
1 Partnership for Solutions: Projection of Chronic Illness Prevalence and Cost Inflation. A project of John Hopkins University and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
2 Dr. Jay M. Hoffman: Hunza, Secrets of the World’s Healthiest and Oldest Living Kid from Hunza in Traditional dressPeople. New Win Publishing.
3 J.I. Rodale: The Healthy Hunza. Rodale Press
Dr. Hardy is a board certified Naturopathic Doctor and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. She studied nutrition at the Packard School of Nutrition inSudbury, ONand began her N.D. education at Seneca College in Toronto Canada. She continued her education and obtained her N.D. diploma in theUnited States. She is an active member of the American Naturopathic Medical Association, the American Association for Nutritional Consultants, the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and the American Holistic Health Association. Her health articles have appeared in dozens of publications in nine different languages. Her expertise and experience includes designing custom dietary formulas, researching and evaluating new health products, and educating employees in the natural health industry. For contact or other information, visit Global Institute for Alternative Medicine.
Tailor Made Holidays:
Pakistan is the land, amongst the world, where one can revitalize his / her mind and heart being very close to its remarkable natural beauty and the glimpse of the old tradition of Pakistan people is equally superb. Like a manner, Hunza Adventure Tours is truly one of the leading name in the tourism industry in Pakistan which is committed to provide excellent services to ensure your great holiday trip smooth & pleasant. We are proud to say that Hunza Adventure Tours has been enjoying a long list of success in its respective field since its establishment. In this connection, our team has been devoted to furnish our customers by providing services in accordance to their own choice and interest. Hunza Adventure Tours team is directed to provide the services what our clients' demand. We never force our clients to follow our set itinerary or fixed departure dates rather we always follow the idea suggested by our clients & arrange the trip accordingly. Of course! your each & every requirement will be fulfilled with great care & warm hospitality. We will do our best to supply you all relevant information that you may require.
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