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Swat Skiing Experience

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Departure Dates October - May    See All Dates
Trip Length 5 Days
Activities  Sightseeing, Hiking, Skiing,   heritage
Difficulty Level easy
Destinations Islamabad, Swat, Taxilla, Takht Bhai, Saido Sharif, Malam Jabba
 
Malam Jabba  (Photo credit: Joe)

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Swat Skiing Experience

 

At the junction of south, east and central Asia, Pakistan holds a wealth of diverse cultural attractions and overwhelming natural beauty. Start in Islamabad, the planned capital city whose new  boulevards contrast sharply with Rawalpindi.  From Islamabad, travel to Taxilla, once the center of the Ghandhara civilization, to the charming ancient Budhist monastry of Takht Bhai.

Continue to Swat, the former cross road of many legendry invaders and silkrod trail, where you tour the remains of the Budhist era.

 

Trip Features:

  • Guided by highly experienced and qualified professionals with the help of the best supporting staff available in Pakistan, having undergone on the job training over many seasons with us. They are highly experienced at catering to the needs of our members, and do a tremendous amount to contribute to the overall success and satisfaction of our groups

  • Build your exact dream trip--Itinerary can be customized. Leaves any day you desire--Lengthen or shorten trip, if you like.

  • 4 to 5 star accommodations and services--Designed for higher end budgets (hotels can be changed for lower budgets)

  • Lowest Price guaranteed and the best value for money--Save 40-50 % vs. comparable guided tours of this same quality

  • Group Discounts Available. Details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary

05 DAYS  ITINERARY (Day by Day)

DAY 01:   ARRIVAL ISLAMABAD          

Arrival Islamabad today. A member of the Vertical Explorers staff will meet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel. Today either you can relax or you can enjoy an exploratory walk in the old part of Rawalpindi; wander past the vegetable and spice markets, beautifully carved old houses and trucks, cows pestering the vegetable vendors, catch traditional craftsmen at work in silver and gold bazaars .You will then continue on the main street linking the Twin cities - Murree Road - before arriving at the gleaming new capital, Islamabad. You pass shining new buildings and thousands of park areas - a full 50 percent of the 350 square mile site is set aside for parks. You will then stop at the Shakar Parian to catch a bird's eye view of Islamabad. Our next stop will be Shah Faisal Mosque which is the landmark of Islamabad.

Meals provided: Welcome Dinner
Accommodation: Marriott Hotel, Pearl Continental Hotel, Sunrise Hotel, Civic Hotel, Regency Hotel

DAY 02:   ISLAMABAD - SWAT

Today we will start our journey by morning towards Swat Valley. On our way we will have short break at Taxila, the heart of Gandaran Civilization. Passing the Frontier town of Mardan and Takht-e-Bahi, the most impressive and complete Buddhist monastery in Pakistan. Passing through Takht-e-Bahi we cross Malakand Pass and descend down to Swat valley. Our drive from Islamabad to Swat is about 250 kilometers and its takes about four and half hours to reach this heavenly place.

Meals provided: Breakfast
Accommodation: PTDC. Dir Continental

DAY 03:   SWAT MALAM JABBA

From Mingora it takes one and half hour drive  to reach Malam Jabba skiing resort. This is one of the easy and well managed skiing resort in Pakistan.

 

Meals provided: Breakfast
Accommodation: PTDC Motel

DAY 04:    MALAM JABBA - Free day

Today you can have multiple options of activities; skiing, wilderness hiking, horse riding, sightseeing.

Meals provided: Breakfast,
Accommodation:  Hindukush Heights, Tirch Mir View

DAY 05:  MALAM JABBA - ISLAMABAD

Morning departure for Islamabad, en route visit Takht Bhai, Wah Garden and Taxilla

 

Meals provided: Breakfast
Accommodation: None

End of Tour

2012 Group Departure Dates from Islamabad: 

 

 October  25,                     November  6,                    December 16

January 2,                        February 18,                   March 3

April 5,                              May 1,

 

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