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Whether we are planning travels for an adventure group,  cultural group - the trip of a lifetime for a group of friends, or the perfect honeymoon for a couple, we create a journey beyond the ordinary. Here are some of our fantastic reviews!

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 I am really sorry for writing you so late and give you my regards and thanks for the arrangements for my trekking in July. It was the best organized and most wonderful expedition I have ever participated in. Together with the mountain guides and the porters I made a team and I managed to go to the end. They are all professionals, they treated me with care and respect. The medical camp was the most interesting experience as a doctor, completely different from my daily activity. I hope I was of help. The people in the villages have warmly welcomed me and I felt like one of them.
Your staff took me to the villages where I had never thought of getting to. I returned home with almost 3,000 pictures, with images from the bazaar in Islamabad, the villages with porters, with flowers from the glaciers and pictures with the greatest mountains in the world. I'm still working at my pictures. I'm going to present them to university students and people from around the country. I want to promote the mountain tourism and the cultural traditions of Pakistan, to convince the people that this is one of the most beutiful places in the world. I'll send you a selection of the most representative images, maybe they are useful for your site. I will also put some pictures from the expedition organised by Vertical Explorers on my site and send you a link.
I have contacted some pharmaceutical companies in order to send medication for the people in the villages. I have some sponsorships, but there are problems because of the special conditions under which they can leave our country and reach yours. I will probably send them through the embassy of Romania in Pakistan.
I am really happy for meeting you and I hope to return for a team expedition for one of the over 7,000m high mountains in your country.

Dr.George Banu - Grand Base Camps
Romania

28th November, 2010

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 Hi Mobin,

Just a note to tell you how pleased I was with your service and of course the fact that you saved me $1000.00. I couldn't believe that your price was that much lower than others I loved every minute of this trip! It was exciting, memorable, and overall just wonderful! The guide did a fantastic job, and it has definitely been an experience of a lifetime!

Keith & Frankie Ross - K2 Gondogoro La Circuit Trek

24th November 2010

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 We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Saif was a great guide.I even recommended Vertical Explorers to people we met in our hotel in Beijing.The pictures we got, made the whole trip worth it.

I enjoyed both my guide and my driver very much! And you were extremely helpful and efficient throughout this process.

Betty, Jean Moura and Robert Cobb - Snowlake Hispar La Trek

19th November 2010

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 Our two-week holiday with Vertical Explorers was absolutely fantastic. At first, we were hesitant about picking a tour company off the Internet, but VE delivered everything promised and more. The knowledgeable, trustworthy and friendly guide and drivers made our tour a truly memorable experience. The meals shared with locals gave us an opportunity to see what life behind the private walls of the city is really like. We felt Syed's personal touch along the way in everything we did. We loved every place we stayed. The locations were always surprising and mysterious. The staff at every place was extremely welcoming. Food was absolutely delicious. They were unique places we would not have found on our own. I would not hesitate to recommend Vertical Explorers Treks Tours...in fact, I already have.

Michele, Bill, Cheryle and Jill - Pakistan Family Tour

11th November 2010

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 Thank you for all your help with the trip to Pakistan. We had a great time and your input and arrangements were key to this...Your help and planning with this trip was excellent and very much an indication of your really listening to us and what we wanted. What we didn't expect were all the signs of how invested you are in Pakistan itself and your commitment to the growth, advancement, and development of the people you work with. Realizing that was part of the agenda of the travel agency we were working with made the trip all the more enjoyable and special. Thank you for your help.

Howard and Janet - Private Couple Trip

17th October 2010

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We loved our behind-the-scenes, off-the-beaten-path adventure in Pakistan! With VE's personal connections, we felt more like welcomed visitors than "tourists".

John Iaquinto & David Butler - October Custom Pakistan Holiday

5th October 2010

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 Travelling with Vertical Explorers was simply fantastic! As a keen independent traveller, I was very impressed with the flexibility and intimacy of this group. The organisers and tour guides were very professional, knowledgable and provided individualised information as necessary. The VE team have developed knoweldge and relationships that only a local could have, and we as travellers reaped the benefit of this. There was lots of time to explore as well as some interesting local guides who provided invaluable insight into their lives, homes and local areas. The main reason I enjoyed my trip with VE was that we got to experience many places and meet local people that were off the beaten track and that other groups [traveling with another company] would not even know about, let alone visit. These were the hightlights of my Pakistan experience. I felt safe and secure at all times, never was a time when I wondered where I was or what I was doing.

Erin Miller, Northern Pakistan Fascinations Tour

25th September 2010

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An intense trip with a lot of travelling but very well worth it. If you are restricted for time its the best way to see Pakistan without breaking the bank.
We saw a lot of sights and experienced a vast range of cultures. Our tour guide, Samee, was excellent. A great character to be around. Thank you. The accommodations were incredible, the most impressive for me was the hotel in Shigar.

 

Atsuko Yoshihara -Enchanting Northern Areas

 

13th September 2010

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 Short and sweet introduction to Northen Pakistan. I recommend this trip to those who wants to see the major sights of Pakistan in a short time.Everything was well organized. Good value. More included activities than I thought.


Ma-Christina-Raye - Karakoram Highway Encounter

24th August 2010

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I had to e-mail you to tell you that you did a wonderful job setting up our trip. We had a great time in Pakistan and were very impressed with VE's planning, down to the last detail. We got a fascinating, detailed view of life in Pakistan that a "standard" tour would not provide - from spectacular scenery to informal discussions with our guides about their daily lives, from welcoming visits to family homes to elegantly restored forts/palaces.

Lianne and Shawn -Tailored Pakistan Holiday

10th August 2010

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 Great trip!! Opened our eyes to the culture and history of Pakistan.

"Wahga to Sost overland - Chitral Kalash" really did include everything that I wanted on my first adventure to Pakistan. The combination of the north and south truly allowed an excellent opportunity to experience different aspects of Pakistan. The north was hectic, intense but stunningly beautiful. The south was the perfect antidote to the north. A much needed change of pace. What an experience. Thank you!

Declan & Clare Donovan, Wahga to Sost overland -Chitral Kalash

19th July 2010

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The level of organisation on this tour was perfect; all the essentials were in place like accommodation and transport, and the activities for each day were well explained, but then we had the freedom do to as we wished with our time.

Ms. France Addington Lee, Mesmerizing Fairy Meadows

11th July 2010

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The trip, for me, was like a gorgeous kaleidoscope of Buddhist sites, Chitral, Kalasha and Balti culture. One week after returning, I can simply close my eyes and the sounds and sights come back vividly. The places were unforgettable.

Peter, David Bergmann, Ms. Gayle Templeton Bergmann & Donald Rudolph Bergmann - Spectral Northern Area

29th June 2010

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This is a great tour as it takes in some really wonderful sights;. It made travelling around easy, as Northern Pakistan can be challenging when arranging oneself.

Sarah and Barry - Enchanting Northern Areas

19th May 2010

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"The Spring Blossom trip was extremely well planned, fit our needs perfectly, well organized etc.All in all, this was an excellent trip. Hotels were beautiful, clean and comfortable; all meals were delicious and ample. A trip of a lifetime! Thank you for helping me make this a reality!!"

Urai 15/05/2010

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"The trip was run very smoothly. We felt that everything was taking care of and we didn't have to lift a finger. We just relaxed and enjoyed it all. Thank you and thanks to our guides throughout our trip: Saif and Hamed, they made everything so wonderful."

Howard 05/05/2010

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"Have just returned from beautiful Lahore--& wanted immediately to thank the entire V.E. team for making my trip a most memorable one !

Sayeed (& I've mispronounced his name for 3 days now; sorry) was a most congenial host: knowledgeable, flexible, & always most attentive to my needs & wants. I thank him most especially for all the help and information.
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Richard Steadman, 28/02/2010
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"Thank you for all you did to make our Hunza and KKH visit enjoyable. The itinerary was well planned, and we were able to see and do everything that we had hoped to accomplish. We were especially impressed with the guide and driver that did a nice job of escorting us around. The hotels was perfect base to see the surroundings"

.Erica , Sheldon & Chris ,

08/12/09
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"Everything was perfect. The guide Anwar Ali was excellent, with us the whole time and knew a lot about the places we visited.He took us to special places not on the original itinerary and his surprise side trips were just fantastic and some of the highlights of the trip. The hotels were also great. Thank you for organizing such an excellent trek to K2. We really enjoyed it very much."
Dr Chang & Dr Chad Johnson- K2 Gondogoro La

08/11/09,
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"We had a wonderful trip in Skardu. Your team provided the very best services I have ever experienced in my travels in Pakistan. They are so experienced and attentive to every detail which made our trip run smoothly. I'm so glad I came across your website."
Laila & Hassan,

08/10/09, Kaghan
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"We have all returned from our absolutely INCREDIBLE trip to Naran Kaghan!! I can’t wait to go back. Our guide was really FANTASTIC. He did an excellent job above and beyond his required work."
Hirra Habib,

92/07/06, Naran Kaghan
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"Words cannot express how beautiful Baltoro and Gondogoro La was and how much fun we had. To be honest, I was a little nervous having booked the trip over the Internet and it had to be one of the best trips I have ever been on. The hotels were fabulous, the people were so nice and went out of their ways to help us, the guides were fantastic, and the excursion were perfect. Thank you so much for all the time you spent with me to get this trip booked and answering the endless questions from me. I can definitely assure you that I will be in touch for my next vacation."

Nessija, 07/27/09, Hunza valley and K2 Gondogoro La

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"The trip was everything we wanted it to be and more—the guide Nabi was the best—please forward my compliments to him. I am sure we will be in touch again for my next trek. Thanks."
Jose Migeul Martinez, 07/22/09, K2 Gondogoro La
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"You have done such a great job planning my trips to Skardu and Deosai. The trip was excellent and I would go back next year to K-2 Concordia. Hard to see how you could have done better. You are my travel angel!"
Major Imran & friends, 07/15/09, Skardu, Shigar Fairy Meadows & Deosai
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"We had a wonderful time on our trip! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Karimabad, Passu, Naltar, Phandar, Chitral and Kalash we learned so much with our wonderful guide. Thanks for all your advice and help ahead of time. I certainly felt prepared in that respect. You are a great travel representative. You couldn’t have been more encouraging, enthusiastic and helpful. Thanks So much."
Jane, 07/10/09, Hunza, Ghizar and Chitral
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"Thank you. I just got back from my trip, and it was the most extraordinary trip I have ever taken. Thank you for choosing such beautiful places. Will definitely keep Vertical Explorers posted on my next travel needs."
Caroline, 07/01/09, Naltar, Karimabad, Diran Base Camp, Fairy Meadows and Nanga Parbat Base Camp
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"Thanks for all your efforts in helping me arrange my trip. The ground operations and guides made the most wonderful trip of my life glitch-free. I will gladly use Vertical Explorers when I return to Pakistan next year, but first there are a few other countries to see."
Vincent, 06/23/09, Nanga Parbat Expedition
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"The trip was an all-around great experience. It was EXACTLY what I was looking for, so thank you for helping me choose the right one. I told all the other participants and other travelers about Vertical Explorers and how great you were to work with, so several wrote down the website and are excited to check you out. Thanks again."
Christine, 19/06/09, Skardu, Thale La, Mashabrum Base Camp
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"I just wanted to take the time to thank you for organizing our recent trip to the Fairy Meadows and Ghizer. Everything was first class. In particular the guides were knowledgeable and very pleasant and very accommodating. The small group format is the only way to. This truly was the trip of lifetime and a must do trip. There is not a day that goes by that I do not reflect back on the things we saw on this trip. Many thanks."
Kanao , 06/07/09, Fairy Meadows and Ghizer
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"I had an absolutely wonderful time!! The staff treated the guests like family. Overall it was one of the best trips I have ever taken. Thank you so much!"
Penny, 06/01/09, Muree & Nathia Gali
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"I wanted to let you know that my trip was beyond my wild dreams. I loved it!! Thanks for helping me."
Maria , 05/16/09, Murree & Benjosa Kashmir
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"Overall the trip was terrific. The Northern Areas people are extraordinarily happy and friendly and made our vacation a real pleasure. Our guide was very well informed and spoke perfect English. He is a keeper! It was an incredible experience and we were waited on hand and foot as if we were royalty. I have and will continue to recommend Vertical Explorers to my friends and family and I look forward to many more trips with you in future years."
Leonard, 05/05/09, Hunza, KKH and Gilgit

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"We had a phenomenal time!! The trip lived up to and exceeded our every expectation! Everything just went perfectly. All our guides were awesome. They were always on time (if not early), they were always friendly, professional, helpful, flexible and incredibly knowledgeable about the sites, history, culture, etc. We were so impressed. Thanks for all your help and we will definitely travel with Vertical Explorers again!"
Kristine & Laura, 04/02/09, Monejodaro, Harappa, Karachi, Multan & Bahawalpur

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"I just wanted to let you know our trip to Kalar Kahar was perfect, and I literally mean perfect. There was not a single glitch the entire trip and I wanted to commend you for running such a nice plan. It was first class in every way! Thanks again for your help and we look forward to traveling with Vertical Explorers again in the future."
Hussain Jamal & Friends, 3/31/09, Kalar Kahar lake Punjab
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"We have just returned from our wonderful tour and we had a fabulous time. The hotels were attractive and comfortable first class hotels. The excellent guides showed a high level of attentiveness to every detail. Thank you very much for your help. We were happy with the flexibility of Vertical Explorers’s itinerary which was able to accommodate the various schedules of our family and give us the trip we had been dreaming of—the trip of a lifetime!"
Dr Shakeela Javed, 3/15/09, Karachi, Uch Sharif and Bahawalpur
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"Thank you for all your efforts in helping us put our adventure vacations together. The three trips we have taken with you to Northern Areas, Lahore, Sukkur and Karachi have exceeded our expectations. Each was an outstanding blend of adventure and comfort. You really have taken the stress out for us. We are eager to try more Vertical Explorers trips."
Bob & Beverly, 2/19/09, Northern Areas, Lahore & Sukkur
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"The “flow” of the trip was excellent and we have to credit our guide, Faisal, for making it our best trip yet. He took us to many interesting and fabulous places that we never would have discovered on our own. He really went above and beyond and I highly recommend him to your future travelers. He even helped pull together a last minute day trip to Makli grave yard with our free day, that wasn’t even in our original itinerary. It was a wonderful surprise! All in all, a great success. Pakistan is a beautiful country and was just so much fun. Neither of us was ready to come back! We will definitely use Vertical Explorers again in the future."
Kay,02/10/09, Sukkur, Moenjodaro, Bhit Shah, Thatta and Karachi
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"Just wanted to let you know we are back from Pakistan. It was an awesome trip and everybody enjoyed it. Thanks for all your work. We all had a great time. We will start planning next year’s trip and let you know where we will go."
Rene, 01/29/01, Bahwalpur, Derawar Fort & Multan
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"Thanks for all your help. We are all in agreement that the experience will go down in the record books. We had a fabulous time . . . no glitches anywhere. When we recover from this trip, we hope to try third time Vertical Explorers trip next year."
Carolyn & Hap, 01/10/09, Islamabad, Multan, Uch Sharif & Karachi
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"The trip was very enjoyable. It will be a trip that we will remember for a long time. And this comes from two above average travelers. I liked the customizations we made to the trip beforehand. Our expectations were properly set in advance (including the very good customized itinerary you sent). Our driver Hameed was the star of the team. He was extremely helpful and hospitable, and went out of his way to make arrangements for us. I will seriously consider using Vertical Explorers again in the future, depending on where we are traveling. Thank you very much for making the front-end planning of our trip very comfortable, and I realize fairly at the last minute by your standards. We’ll be in touch."
Matthew, 1/7/09, Kheora Salt Mine, Kalar Kahar, Rohtas Fort, Lahore and Harappa
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"We arrived safe and sound from our wonderful trip to heritage sites of Taxila, Lahore, Harappa, Moenjodaro and Sukkur. Our guides and drivers were great, as was the hotel. You and your company did an outstanding job. We will definitely use you on future trips."
Lisa & Rachel, 12/20/08, Taxila, Lahore, Sukkur
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