Welcome to Pakistan
We at Hunza Explorers warmly welcome all the overland travelers to Pakistan. We organize tours for over landers who travel by their own vehicle around the world. We have been organizing these tours since 2003 for our clients from around the world.
A Brief Introduction to Overland Travel
Overland travel is first started by people filled with the spirit of exploration and discovery. It was founded by adventurous people who wanted to push their understanding of the world to new boundaries and see what lay beyond their own backyard.
As a form of travel, overland tours took off in popularity in the 60s and 70s with the creation of the hippie trail from Europe to the exotic east. Air travel was still prohibitively expensive, so young people took to the road in droves, in brightly-colored combi vans, buses, cars and motorbikes to explore the enigmatic cultures of Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.
As the popularity of Overland travel took off, the first overland tour companies, began running coach services for the adventurous, often starting in London and finishing in Nepal or India. The era of the hippie trail ended with the coming of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, but the yearning for discovery of the world’s cultures remained in many travelers and new routes began to open up.
What can you expect today?
A far cry from the early days of overland travel where there was no internet, no guide books and very little in the way of organized tours, travelers can now travel in the relative luxury of custom-built overland trucks with tour companies pre-arranging the logistics for their trip. While you are no longer required to ‘rough it’ like back in the day, overland tours still require an adventurous mind-set and a willingness to involve yourself, both with the local people and your fellow travellers.
Where to travel in Pakistan?
Pakistan is now very safe for all kind of travellers, you can travel anywhere in the country. You can start your trip from Tafftan (Iran – Pakistan border) and end at Wagah (India – Pakistan) or Sost (Last border town on Karakoram Highway toward China) or vice versa. Khyber Pass is still closed for international travellers, once it is open we will start organizing overland tours to Kabul from Islamabad.