Tribes of Hindukush


In the unique Kailash Valley,  a remaining minority of approximately 4,000 people (known as the Wearers of Black Robes) live in three isolated but beautiful valleys known as Bumburet, Rambur, and Berir. The people of Kailash have a rich culture and are very strong-footed about their identity.

  • Trip Code Start and Finish
    • DP-CHT-03
  • Altitude Best time
    • 1,670 m
  • Activity Level Activity
    • Easy
  • Duration Meals
    • 8-12 Days
    All Meals
  • Group Size Guide
    • 8-12 pax
    Local Guides
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Tribes of Hindukush

The unique Kailash Valley,  a remaining minority of approximately 4,000 people (known as the Wearers of Black Robes) living in three isolated but beautiful valleys known as Bumburet, Rambur, and Berir. The people of Kailash have a rich culture and are very strong-footed about their identity. These people stand out from the remaining tribes, cultures, and communities due to their distinct traditions, religious practices, and festivals. UNESCO listed Kailash culture as an “Intangible Cultural Heritage” in November 2018. The people of Kailash celebrate many festivals during the year. Still, notable festivals are three, the spring feast Chilam Joshi, in May, Uchal or Utchal, in August; and Choimus, in winter. 

Chilam Joshi is a vital festival; this four-day festival is celebrated across all three valleys of Bumburet, Rumbur, and Berir. The primary purpose of this festival is that Kailash men and women can find a spouse for themselves to get married. The women wear traditional attire with lively colors whereas men wear traditional Shalwar Kameez with a waistcoat made of wool.

Uchal, also known as Uchal, is a summer Kailash festival. The festival is celebrated during annual harvesting with singing, dancing, and paying homage to the nature for blessing them with good food and fruits. It is marked in the barley and wheat harvest season every year in August. 

The Choimus festival is celebrated in the winter season.  During the festival, purity is of the utmost important factor, and celibacy is enforced throughout the days of the event so all the people will be in pure mind when Balmain visits the valley. The week before the festival, all the people must be cleansed in ritual bathing.

Trip Highlights: 

  • Explore the city’s bazaars and try some local street food
  • The scenic town in the mountains
  • Visit the stunning Juniper Forest, one of the largest and oldest juniper forests in the world
  • The Kharwari Baba shrine, a popular pilgrimage site
  • The coastal town of Gwadar, known for its beautiful beaches and clear waters
  • The Princess of Hope, a famous rock formation
  • Visit the local fish market and try some fresh seafood
  • Ride to the nearby Astola Island, a pristine and uninhabited island with clear waters and stunning views
  • Enjoy snorkeling, swimming, and beachcombing on the island


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The tour package inclusions and exclusions
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Hotel Accommodation based on double/twin sharing 
  • Meals (Breakfasts & Dinners) 
  • English speaking guide 
  • Air-conditioned transportation (depending on the size of the group throughout the trip
  • Entrance Fee to the Archaeological sites and Museums 
  • Tips at hotels/restaurant
  • Mineral water (1 bottle of 1.5 liter per pax per day) 
  • Porterage at hotels
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • All items of personal nature such as telephone calls, mini bar and other Beverages
  • Lunches 
  • Other than above mentioned
  • Day use rooms if in case of flight delayed or cancellation   
  • Tips for Guide & Drivers


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    Our representative/guide will be at Islamabad International Airport to pick up the group and transfer them to the hotel (the new airport is about a 40-45 minute drive from Islamabad City. In the afternoon, a half-day city tour will include visiting Faisal Mosque, built in 1986, the Pakistan Monument, Lok Virsa, and a breathtaking aerial view of Islamabad from Daman-e-Koh. Drive back to the hotel for an overnight stay.

    Altitude: 1,663 ft (507M)

    Accomodation: Hotel
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    Continuing on the motorway, we will soon reach the historic city of Taxila, home to several ancient Buddhist sites and museums. Here, you can take a break to explore the Taxila Museum, which houses a vast collection of Gandharan art and artifacts dating back to the 6th century BCE. The archaeological sites also showcase the ancient history, Gandahara Civilization, and their activities. On this incredible trip, we will briefly visit all the important places to explore the hidden treasures in Pakistan.

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    Starting from Islamabad, we will drive northwards on the M1 motorway connecting Islamabad to Peshawar.

    Driving for about an hour, we will reach the town of Haripur, where you can take a detour to visit the Khanpur Dam, a popular picnic spot surrounded by lush green hills.

    The journey from Islamabad to Swat via Takht-e-Bahi is beautiful and scenic, with stunning views of the hills and valleys of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. This journey is full of fun and highlights along footprints of Alexander the Great. 

    After Taxila, we will leave the motorway and head towards Mardan, known for its rich cultural heritage and traditional handicrafts. From Mardan, we will drive towards Takht-e-Bahi village, about 15 kilometers from Mardan.

    Takht-e-Bahi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s most important Buddhist archaeological sites. Here, we will explore the ancient ruins of a Buddhist monastery and marvel at the intricate carvings and sculptures that beautify its walls and pillars.

    Visiting Takht-e-Bahi, we will continue on our journey toward Swat, passing through the picturesque Swat River Valley and the town of Mingora, the region’s leading commercial center. As we approach Swat, you will be greeted by stunning views of snow-capped mountains and lush forests.

    Finally, you will arrive in Swat, known for its natural beauty, rich culture, and hospitality. Here, you can explore the many tourist attractions, including the beautiful Swat Valley, the historic town of Saidu Sharif, and the scenic Margalla Pass.


    Altitude: 3,215 ft (980M)

    Travel Time: 5 hours, 180 Km

    Accomodation: Hotel
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    Swat Valley, located in northern Pakistan, is a stunning region known for its natural beauty, cultural heritage, and historical sites. 

    Mingora, the largest city, offers a bustling bazaar with various local products. The Butkara Stupa, dating back to the 2nd century BCE, showcases the valley’s rich history. Mahodand Valley, near Kalam, mesmerizes visitors with its pristine lakes and lush landscapes. Malam Jabba Ski Resort provides thrilling winter sports activities. The Swat Museum in Saidu Sharif exhibits artifacts from the region’s past. Kalam Valley offers picturesque waterfalls and meadows. Marghzar Valley is famous for its gardens and waterfalls. Fizaghat Park is a serene retreat in Mingora. Ushu Forest is a haven for hiking and wildlife enthusiasts. Gumbat Valley offers breathtaking mountain views. Swat Valley presents a captivating blend of nature, culture, and history for an unforgettable experience.

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    The journey from Swat to Kalash takes us on a captivating road trip through the picturesque landscapes of Khyber Pukhtun Khwa Province. The route winds through scenic valleys, rivers, and mountains. The journey showcases the mixture of Pashtun and Kalash cultures, with stops in towns and villages along the way. Arriving in Chitral, visitors can explore the bazaars and Chitral Fort before continuing more profound into the mountains towards the Kalash Valleys. Bumburet, Rumbur, and Birir valleys offer a unique experience with traditional Kalash houses, temples, and vibrant festivals. Dipping in the Kalash way of life allows for witnessing their customs and cherishing their cuisine. Visiting Kalash Valleys is an unforgettable experience in life. 


    The Kalash people have their language, Kalasha, but many also speak Urdu and English. Learning a few basic phrases in Kalasha can be helpful. Respecting the Kalash culture and traditions, including seeking permission before taking photos, is essential. The Kalash Valleys have three central valleys – Bumburet, Rumbur, and Birir – offering unique attractions. Take advantage of the Kalash Museum in Bumburet, the Kalash Women’s Handicraft Center in Rumbur, and the ancient Kalash temples in Birir. The valleys provide excellent trekking and hiking opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, with various routes available. Whether you’re interested in cultural immersion or outdoor adventures, the Kalash Valleys will surely provide an unforgettable experience.


    Altitude: 8,858 ft (2700M)

    Travel Time: 5 hours, 264 Km

    Accomodation: Hotel
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    The people of the Kalash Valleys celebrate several festivals throughout the year, each with its unique customs and rituals. Here are some of the festivals celebrated in the Kalash Valleys:

    Chilimjusht or Joshi: This spring festival is celebrated in May to welcome the arrival of spring. During this festival, the Kalash people decorate their houses with flowers, sing and dance to traditional music, and offer sacrifices to their gods.

    Uchal: This summer festival is celebrated in August or September to mark the beginning of the harvest season. The Kalash people wear new clothes, dance, and sing traditional songs. They also offer sacrifices to their gods and distribute food to the poor.

    Phool: This is a festival of flowers celebrated in September to honor the beauty of nature. During this festival, the Kalash people wear flower crowns, decorate their houses with flowers, and offer flower petals to their gods.

    Chawmos or Chitirmas: This winter festival is celebrated in December to mark the end of the year. During this festival, the Kalash people light bonfires, dance and sing traditional songs, and offer sacrifices to their gods.

    Gosh or Ghona: This livestock festival is celebrated in May or June to mark the end of the grazing season. During this festival, the Kalash people decorate their animals with ornaments, sing and dance, and offer sacrifices to their gods.

    These festivals are integral to the Kalash culture and allow the community to unite and celebrate their traditions.

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    Day 7 Kalasha Festival
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    Day 8 Kalasha Festival 

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    Day 9 Drive to Islamabad

    Drive on the way back to Islamabad via Lawari Tunnel. For ten hours, they passed mesmerizing landscapes and a side valley. A treaty farewell dinner party in a traditional Afghani Restaurant in the evening. It is your time to pack and prepare for the sweet home flight.


    Altitude: 1,663 ft (507M)

    Travel Time: 7-8 hours, 400 Km

    Accomodation: Hotel
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    Day 10 Transfer to Islamabad International


We always do the best in our power to follow the set itinerary, however it can change occasionally based on temporary access restrictions, weather, lodging/campground availability, guest ability/injury, and natural disasters like heavy rains, flooding, and other potential causes. Sometimes we experience unforeseen happens to affect the plan.


Would you like to customize this trip? We would be very happy to tailor made this experience for you and your companions. Our team is here to guide you through the process. We will take the time to listen to your aspirations, understand your travel style, and work closely with you to craft a personalized itinerary. Please click here to fill the trip information form.



Participants of all nationalities must have a valid passport with six months remaining validity and a visa for Pakistan. Visa must be applied online at 

The main category is CULTURE & HERITAGE TOURS, and the sub-category is GLIMPSE OF THE HERITAGE. You will need a letter of invitation (LOI) which our office will provide along with the requisite documents like a Discover Pakistan license copy and the National Identity Card of the issuing authority. 




When visiting historical and archaeological sites in Pakistan, it is important to take certain precautions to ensure your safety and preserve the sites for future generations. Here are some precautions to remember:

Before visiting any site, research its historical significance, cultural practices, and any specific guidelines or restrictions. This will help you prepare and respect the site appropriately.

Dress modestly: Pakistan is a conservative country, so it is advisable to dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites or conservative areas. Covering your shoulders, wearing long pants or skirts, and avoiding revealing or provocative clothing are respectful.

Respect local customs and traditions:

 Pakistan has a rich cultural heritage, and it is important to respect the customs and traditions of the local communities. Follow any religious or cultural practices observed at the site, such as removing your shoes before entering certain areas or covering your head if required.

Follow the instructions and guidelines: 

Pay attention to any instructions or guidelines provided by the site authorities or tour guides. These may include areas where photography is prohibited, restricted access zones, or any specific rules to protect the artifacts or structures.

Stay on designated paths: 

Stick to designated paths and avoid trespassing or damaging any part of the site. Some archaeological sites are fragile; stepping on delicate areas can cause irreparable harm. Follow the signs and markers to ensure you are on the authorized path.

Do not remove artifacts:

 Removing artifacts, stones, or historical items from the site is strictly prohibited. Removing artifacts not only damages their historical value but is also illegal. Respect the site’s archaeological significance by leaving everything as you found it.

Dispose of waste properly: 

Maintain cleanliness and dispose of trash in designated bins. Keep the sites clean and leave no trace of your visit. Avoid littering or damaging the environment around the sites.

Be cautious of your belongings: 

Keep an eye on your personal belongings at all times. Use a secure bag or backpack to carry your valuables and avoid displaying expensive items that may attract unwanted attention.

Stay hydrated and protect yourself from the sun: 

Pakistan can have hot and dry weather, especially during summer. Drink plenty of water, wear sunscreen, and wear a hat or umbrella to protect yourself from the sun.

Follow safety guidelines: 

Be aware of your surroundings and follow any safety guidelines provided by the authorities. It is always recommended to travel in groups, especially in remote areas, and inform someone about your plans and expected return time.

By following these precautions, you can ensure a safe and respectful visit to the historical and archaeological sites in Pakistan while appreciating their cultural and historical significance.

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Pakistan has a diverse climate due to its geographical location and varying topography. The weather conditions in places with historical highlights can vary depending on the region and time of year. Here’s a general overview of the weather conditions in some popular historical destinations in Pakistan:

Lahore experiences hot summers with temperatures often exceeding 40°C (104°F) in June and July. Winters are mild, with temperatures ranging from 5°C to 20°C (41°F to 68°F). The best time to visit Lahore is in spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November) when the weather is pleasant.


Islamabad has a moderate climate. Summers (May to September) are warm, with temperatures ranging from 25°C to 35°C (77°F to 95°F). Winters (December to February) can be cold, with temperatures dropping to around 0°C (32°F) or lower. The best time to visit Islamabad is during spring and autumn when the weather is pleasant.


Taxila, known for its archaeological sites, experiences similar weather conditions to Islamabad since it is located nearby. Summers can be hot, and winters are cold. The best time to visit Taxila is during spring and autumn.


Mohenjo-Daro, an ancient Indus Valley Civilization site, is in the Sindh province. The region has a hot desert climate. Summers (April to June) are sweltering, reaching over 45°C (113°F). Winters (December to February) are mild and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 5°C to 20°C (41°F to 68°F). Visiting Mohenjo-daro during the winter months is advisable to avoid the extreme heat.

Multan is located in the Punjab province of Pakistan and experiences a semi-arid climate with hot and dry weather. Summers in Multan are sweltering, with temperatures often exceeding 45°C (113°F) in May and June. The city receives very little rainfall during this season. It is essential to stay hydrated and protect yourself from the intense heat if visiting during summer. The monsoon season occurs from July to September, providing some relief from the heat with moderate rainfall. Autumn is relatively pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 25°C to 35°C (77°F to 95°F), and the weather becomes drier. Winter in Multan is mild, with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F) during the day and cooler nights. Spring is short but pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 30°C (68°F to 86°F) and vibrant blooming flowers. It is advisable to check the local weather forecast before visiting Multan and pack accordingly to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable trip.

What to bring:

Comfortable Clothing: Pakistan has diverse weather conditions, so it’s important to dress appropriately. Carry lightweight and breathable clothing for hot weather and layer up for cooler regions or winter visits. Modest clothing is recommended out of respect for local customs and traditions.

Sun Protection:

Pakistan’s climate can be quite sunny, especially during summer. Bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, and consider lightweight clothing that provides adequate sun protection.

Comfortable Shoes: Many historical and archaeological sites in Pakistan require walking and exploring on foot. Wear comfortable shoes or sneakers that are suitable for walking on uneven terrain.

Water and Snacks:

Carry a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated during your visit. It’s also a good idea to bring some snacks, especially if you plan to spend a significant amount of time at the site.

Insect Repellent:

Some archaeological sites in Pakistan may have mosquitoes or other insects, particularly in rural areas. Pack insect repellent to protect yourself from bites.

Cash and Local Currency:

While major cities in Pakistan have ATMs and card payment options, it’s advisable to carry some cash, especially when visiting remote areas where cash might be the primary mode of payment.

First Aid Kit:

It’s always a good idea to have a basic first aid kit with items like band-aids, antiseptic ointment, pain relievers, and any necessary prescription medications.

Camera and Binoculars: Capture the beauty of historical sites and landscapes with a camera or smartphone. Binoculars can be handy for observing details from a distance.

Guidebooks and Maps:

Consider bringing guidebooks or maps that provide information about the historical and archaeological sites you plan to visit. These resources can enhance your understanding and appreciation of the locations.

Respectful Behavior:

Show respect for local customs, traditions, and religious practices. It’s essential to dress modestly, ask for permission before taking photographs of people, and follow any rules or guidelines provided by site authorities.

Remember to research and plan your visit in advance, including opening hours, entrance fees, and any specific requirements or restrictions related to the historical and archaeological sites you wish to explore. Enjoy your journey through Pakistan’s rich history and cultural heritage!


The trip can be reserved with an initial deposit of 30% at the time of booking. The initial deposit shall not be refunded but can be transferred for a future trip.


We require the full cost of the trip to be paid 30 days prior to the start of the tour. Payments can only be made in cash or through bank transfers to our designated bank account. We do not accept payments via credit cards. Please ensure that you only accepted invoices generated by Discover Pakistan and sent through our official email ID.

1)      Cancellations must be communicated in writing to Discover Pakistan or the agent through whom the trip was booked. Cancellation charges will be applied as follows:

Cancellation before 30 days or more: After deducting 30%, the remaining amount will be refunded. If the deposit is retained with the consent of our client, no cancellation charges will be applied. The full amount can be adjusted toward a future trip.
Cancellation within two weeks before departure: 50% of the package offer will be charged.
Cancellation within one week of departure or no-show: The full payment will be forfeited.
No refunds will be provided if you voluntarily or involuntarily leave the trip after it has started. Additionally, no refunds will be given for any unused meals, accommodation, or services.

2) There shall be no refunds if you leave the trip for any reason, voluntarily or involuntarily, after the trip begins. No refunds shall be made for any unused meals, accommodation, or services.


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  1. What is the duration of the Kailash Valley and Kalash Festivals Trip?

    The trip length can vary between 8-12 days, depending on the seasons and specific itinerary.

  2. What are the main highlights of the trip?

    The trip highlights include visiting Islamabad, Taxila, Takht-e-Bhai, Swat, Kalash Valleys, and Chitral. You can explore historical sites, enjoy scenic landscapes, experience local culture, and witness the unique Kalash festivals.

  3. Are there any specific festivals celebrated in Kailash Valley?

    Yes, there are three notable festivals celebrated in Kailash Valley. These include the Chilam Joshi festival in spring, Uchal or Utchal festival in summer, and the Choimus festival in winter.

  4. What is the significance of the Chilam Joshi festival?

    Chilam Joshi is a four-day festival celebrated across all three valleys of Kailash. The main purpose of this festival is to begin the spring season and for Kailash men and women to find a spouse for marriage. The festival involves traditional attire, lively colors, and cultural celebrations.

  5. What is the Uchal festival?

    Uchal, or Utchal, is a summer festival celebrated during the annual harvesting season. It is a time to express gratitude to nature for the blessing of good food and fruits. The festival involves singing, dancing, and paying homage to nature.

  6. What is the Choimus festival?

    The Choimus festival is celebrated during the winter season. Purity is of utmost importance during this festival, and celibacy is enforced. The festival involves ritual bathing and preparation to welcome Balmain to the valley.

  7. How do I reach Kailash Valley and the Kalash Festivals?

    The trip usually starts in Islamabad, Pakistan. You can reach Islamabad by international flights, and from there, the trip includes road travel to various destinations (mentioned in the above itinerary section) in Kailash Valley and Kalash Festivals.

  8. What should I expect during the trip to Swat Valley?

    Swat Valley offers stunning natural beauty, historical sites, and cultural heritage. You can explore Mingora, Butkara Stupa, Mahodand Valley, Malam Jabba Ski Resort, Swat Museum, Kalam Valley, and other attractions.

  9. Are there any cultural considerations while visiting the Kalash Valleys?

     Yes, respecting and dressing modestly while visiting the Kalash Valleys is essential. Women should cover their heads and wear long skirts or pants. It is also important to respect the Kalash people’s customs and traditions, such as avoiding intrusive behavior without permission.

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Discover Dubai: Four-Day Tour Extension

Experience the captivating blend of modern luxury and rich cultural heritage with our four-day tour extension in Dubai. This vibrant city in the United Arab Emirates is a playground of architectural marvels, world-class shopping, and exhilarating experiences. Join us on an unforgettable journey as we unveil the best of Dubai’s iconic attractions and hidden gems.

Day 1: Arrival and Dubai City Exploration Upon your arrival in Dubai, you will be warmly welcomed by our team and transferred to your luxurious hotel. Take a moment to relax and immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant ambiance. In the afternoon, embark on a comprehensive city exploration. Visit the iconic Burj Khalifa, the towering masterpiece, and marvel at the panoramic views from its observation deck. Discover the cultural heritage of Dubai at the Dubai Museum, located in the historic Al Fahidi Fort. Wander through the bustling markets of the Gold Souk and Spice Souk, and soak in the sights and sounds of this enchanting city.

Day 2: Desert Safari and Arabian Nights Experience the thrill of the desert with a captivating desert safari adventure. Traverse the golden sands in a 4×4 vehicle, gliding over the dunes as the sun sets in a mesmerizing display of colors. Immerse yourself in the rich traditions of the Bedouin culture as you visit a traditional desert camp. Enjoy camel rides, get henna tattoos, and indulge in a delectable Arabian feast under the starlit sky. Be entertained by mesmerizing belly dance performances and traditional music, creating an unforgettable Arabian Nights experience.

Day 3: Modern Wonders and Shopping Extravaganza Today, delve into the modern wonders of Dubai’s architectural marvels. Visit the Palm Jumeirah, an extraordinary man-made island shaped like a palm tree, and admire the luxurious resorts and stunning beachfront views. Explore the vibrant Dubai Marina, known for its impressive skyline and bustling atmosphere. Indulge in a shopping extravaganza at the world-renowned Dubai Mall, home to an array of high-end boutiques and entertainment options. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the captivating Dubai Fountain, a mesmerizing water and light show set against the backdrop of the Burj Khalifa.

Day 4: Cultural Heritage and Farewell On your final day, immerse yourself in Dubai’s cultural heritage. Explore the enchanting neighborhood of Bastakiya, with its traditional wind towers and narrow alleyways. Visit the bustling textile market of Meena Bazaar and experience the vibrant flavors of Emirati cuisine. Enjoy a traditional Emirati breakfast and savor the authentic flavors of the region. Before bidding farewell to this captivating city, take a leisurely stroll along the Dubai Marina promenade, taking in the breathtaking views and reflecting on the memories created during your Dubai adventure.

Join us on this four-day tour extension in Dubai and let us unveil the wonders of this dynamic city. Immerse yourself in the perfect blend of modernity and tradition, and create memories that will last a lifetime.


Discover Istanbul: Four-Day Tour Extension

Immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty and rich history of Istanbul with our four-day tour extension. This vibrant city, straddling two continents, offers a captivating blend of East and West, where ancient traditions meet modern delights. Join us as we explore the iconic landmarks, vibrant markets, and cultural treasures of Istanbul.

Day 1: Arrival and Istanbul City Highlights Upon your arrival in Istanbul, you will be greeted by our team and transferred to your comfortable hotel. Take a moment to settle in and prepare for an exciting adventure. In the afternoon, embark on a city tour to discover the highlights of Istanbul. Visit the awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia, a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture, and marvel at its intricate domes and stunning mosaics. Explore the magnificent Blue Mosque, known for its elegant minarets and exquisite blue tiles. End your day with a leisurely walk through the historic Sultanahmet Square, immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 2: Bosphorus Cruise and Grand Bazaar Experience the beauty of Istanbul from a different perspective with a scenic Bosphorus cruise. Sail along the strait that separates Europe and Asia, passing by iconic landmarks such as the Dolmabahçe Palace, Rumeli Fortress, and the picturesque waterfront mansions. Enjoy the panoramic views and capture stunning photos of the city’s skyline. After the cruise, dive into the bustling atmosphere of the Grand Bazaar, one of the world’s oldest and largest covered markets. Explore its labyrinthine alleys filled with vibrant stalls, offering a treasure trove of Turkish carpets, jewelry, spices, and handicrafts.

Day 3: Topkapi Palace and Spice Bazaar Step back in time as you visit the opulent Topkapi Palace, the former residence of Ottoman sultans. Explore its exquisite courtyards, opulent chambers, and the famous Harem section. Immerse yourself in the history and grandeur of the Ottoman Empire. Afterward, indulge your senses at the Spice Bazaar, known as the Egyptian Bazaar. Wander through the aromatic stalls filled with colorful spices, teas, dried fruits, and sweets. Take the opportunity to savor traditional Turkish delights and experience the rich flavors of the local cuisine.

Day 4: Breathtaking Views and Farewell On your final day, experience the breathtaking views of Istanbul from the Galata Tower. Climb to the top and be rewarded with panoramic vistas of the city, stretching from the historic peninsula to the modern skyline. Capture the perfect postcard-worthy photographs. End your tour extension with a visit to the vibrant Istiklal Avenue, a bustling pedestrian street lined with shops, cafes, and art galleries. Stroll along this lively thoroughfare, immersing yourself in the vibrant energy of Istanbul. Bid farewell to this remarkable city, taking with you cherished memories and a deep appreciation for its rich cultural heritage.

Join us on this four-day tour extension in Istanbul and allow us to unlock the secrets of this captivating city. From the grand palaces to the bustling bazaars, immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Istanbul’s history, culture, and beauty. Get ready for an unforgettable journey of discovery in the heart of Turkey.


Explore Lahore: Four-Day Tour Extension

Discover the cultural and historical wonders of Lahore with our four-day tour extension. Lahore, the cultural capital of Pakistan, is a city steeped in history, adorned with architectural gems, and brimming with vibrant bazaars. Join us as we take you on a journey through this enchanting city, where the past and present converge in a mesmerizing tapestry.

Day 1: Arrival and Old Lahore Exploration Upon your arrival in Lahore, our team will warmly welcome you and transfer you to your comfortable hotel. Take some time to relax and immerse yourself in the city’s ambiance. In the afternoon, embark on a captivating exploration of Old Lahore. Visit the majestic Lahore Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its stunning Mughal architecture and intricate marble work. Discover the iconic Badshahi Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world, known for its grandeur and breathtaking beauty. Stroll through the bustling streets of the Walled City, where centuries-old bazaars offer a vibrant display of handicrafts, textiles, and traditional delicacies.

Day 2: Cultural Immersion and Museum Visits Immerse yourself in Lahore’s rich cultural heritage as you delve deeper into its fascinating history. Visit the Lahore Museum, home to an impressive collection of artifacts, including ancient manuscripts, Mughal art, and archaeological treasures. Explore the intricately designed Wazir Khan Mosque, known for its exquisite tile work and colorful frescoes. Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Anarkali Bazaar, one of Lahore’s oldest markets, where you can shop for traditional clothing, jewelry, and handicrafts. In the evening, indulge in the delicious flavors of Lahori cuisine, savoring mouthwatering street food and traditional delicacies.

Day 3: Grandeur of Mughal Architecture and Gardens Today, immerse yourself in the grandeur of Mughal architecture and the serene beauty of Lahore’s gardens. Visit the iconic Shalimar Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for its meticulously manicured terraces, fountains, and pavilions. Explore the architectural marvel of the Wazir Khan Mosque, adorned with intricate tile work and vibrant frescoes. Discover the magnificent Tomb of Jahangir, a mausoleum dedicated to the Mughal emperor Jahangir, known for its stunning marble and intricate stone carvings. Experience the peaceful ambiance of Bagh-e-Jinnah, a sprawling garden offering a serene retreat from the bustling city.

Day 4: Farewell and Cultural Performance On your final day in Lahore, take a moment to reflect on the rich experiences and memories created during your stay. Enjoy a farewell cultural performance, showcasing the vibrant music, dance, and traditional arts of Lahore. Immerse yourself in the captivating rhythms and melodies that resonate with the soul of this remarkable city. Bid farewell to Lahore, taking with you cherished memories and a deeper appreciation for its rich cultural heritage.

Join us on this four-day tour extension in Lahore and let us guide you through the enchanting history, architectural marvels, and cultural treasures of this vibrant city. Immerse yourself in the warmth of Lahori hospitality, savor the flavors of its cuisine, and embrace the beauty of its traditions. Get ready for a journey of discovery in the heart of Lahore.