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An Insider's City Guide to Lahore, Pakistan

Lahore is Pakistan's second most populous city, as well as being its cultural and culinary centre. Home to magnificent examples of Mughal architecture and bustling markets, it's one of Asia's most fascinating cities.

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Guide to Travelling in Pakistan

Visiting Pakistan is one of the most rewarding adventure travel experiences you can have. The country has had its up and downs recently so understandably many people have concerns about visiting. Wild Frontiers has been offering tours to this wonderful country for 15 years. Here we offer some practical tips and try to answer any concerns people may have about visiting Pakistan.

Back to Baltistan

The trip had been a great success. The group had been the perfect mix of ages – sexes, couples and singles – the weather had been glorious and the journey passed off without incident. Leaving the Kalash valleys we’d had fun in Chitral, where the first polo tournament of the season was taking plac…

The Kalash – Laying the First Stone

After the success of our Evening of Adventure at the Royal Geographical Society back in March, where on the night we raised over £7,000 for the Kalash flood defence wall, I was excited to get back to those heavenly valleys and lay the foundation stone. Saifullah Jan, the chief spokesperson for th…

Return to Pakistan

WF MD Jonny has just finished leading our Hindu Kush Festival Adventure group tour in Pakistan. Below he reflects on returning to the country where he led his first group tour almost twenty years ago...   Looking down at the snowy peaks of the Hindu Kush from the window of my plane this morning …

Butterflies en route to Fairy Meadows

Max Wood is tour leading our Karakoram Adventure: Kashgar to Kashmir, which travels to China, Pakistan and India. We have had very good weather on the Karakoram Adventure this time. It's especially important in the Hunza valley and at Fairy Meadows where we had great views of the mountains. While pa…

The Road to Shimshal

“In the Bradt guidebook they said that the real Shangri-la might actually be the Hunza valley.  But I think the people who wrote that hadn’t visited Shimshal,” said Mike Smith as we drove up the rough track to the village. I prefer to travel far from the beaten track and Shimshal is certainly…

Q&A with Writer and Film-Maker Mick Conefrey

We grabbed ten minutes with esteemed writer and film-maker Mick Conefrey, as well as one of the speakers at our Foundation fundraiser this month, and asked him some questions surrounding his latest book, The Ghosts of K2. The book tells of thrilling expedition attempts to climb this mighty mountain,…

Pakistan Travel Guide: Frequently Asked Questions

It’s a classic Wild Frontiers destination, but there are a number of questions we are frequently asked about travelling to Pakistan, so we sat down with head honcho at Wild Frontiers, Jonny Bealby, to answer some of your common questions. If there’s anything else you’d like to know, feel free to lea…

Seeing the Devastation of the Kalash Floods

WF travellers Helen and Grant Ritchie recently travelled on a tailor-made holiday to Pakistan. Having just recovered from devastating floods earlier in the year, the Chitral region has now been hit with a huge earthquake. Our thoughts are with all our friends in the area and we wanted to share Helen…

Exploring Hunza

Tour leader Max Wood recently led our Karakoram Adventure group tour through China, Pakistan and India. Below Max talks about his visit to the Hunza Valley. Five years after a massive landslide blocked the Hunza river at Attabad and formed a 22km long lake, a tunnel (or actually five separate one…

An Insider's Guide to Pakistan

WF MD and Founder Jonny has visited Pakistan well over twenty times, including a stint living there in the 1990s. Below Jonny talks about to me about just why he loves Pakistan so much and why it’s time everyone reassessed any preconceptions they may have about this beautiful country. What makes …

First Visit to Baleygon School

WF traveller Julia Harrison visited Pakistan's Baleygon School back in 2013. Below she looks back on her experience of seeing the school supported by the WF Foundation. Dragging ourselves away from the Khaplu Palace, with promises from Mr Abbas that he would let us come back to see the views from…

Security in Northern Pakistan – A Personal Point of View

Most travellers know of the beauty and diversity of Northern Pakistan; that as far as adventure holidays are concerned, it is one of the outstanding destinations of the world. What most are worried about is the security and ask themselves the question, will I be safe travelling there? Well, although…

Back to Baleygon School

It’s been almost five years since we started the Baleygon School project and it’s great to be back. There’s no bunting across the narrow dusty track that leads from the suspension bridge into the village as there was in 2012 when we came to inaugurate the new buildings. There are no misspelt banners…

The New Road Around Lake Attabad

Progress… although I would say in general it’s a good thing, it doesn’t always sit well with tourism, at least the kind of tourism we like to deliver at Wild Frontiers. In my last blog from Pakistan I reported on the expected arrival of a new fleet of ATR aircraft with which PIA will service the …

Returning to Chitral Fort

It’s not often I get to share good news on Pakistan tourism. The imminent arrival of a new fleet of ATR aircraft to access the north is certainly one. The opening of the Shigar Fort and Khaplu Palace hotels near Skardu – two heritage establishments of world class standard – is certainly another. But…

The Guardian of the Legends, Kalash

I first met Qazi Khosh Nawaz back in 1996. Having just crossed the high passes between Afghanistan and Pakistan, I had stumbled down into the valleys of the Kalash with a bushy beard, aching limbs and a very diminutive waist. My contact there had been Saifullah Jan, the chief spokesperson for the Ka…

Visiting Baleygon School in Pakistan

On the day trip from Khaplu to the Hushe Valley we were lucky enough to be able to visit the local school in Baleygon sponsored by Wild Frontiers. The weather was bright and sunny and the journey took us through a series of rural villages in the process of harvesting their wheat. There was lots o…

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