During the “Indus Crossroads: A Cultural Expedition from Karachi to Lahore,” participants can anticipate a unique and immersive experience that delves into the history, culture, and traditions of the Indus Valley Civilization.
Arrive in Karachi, the starting point of your cultural expedition. Transfer to your hotel for check-in and rest after your journey. Take this opportunity to meet fellow participants and get acquainted with your guides.
Begin your exploration of Karachi by visiting the iconic Clifton Beach. Explore Pakistan Maritime Museum to learn about the maritime history of the region. Discover Quaid’s Mausoleum, a tribute to the founder of Pakistan. Stroll through Saddar’s bustling markets for shopping and local experiences.
Travel to Thatta, a historical city known for its architecture and culture. Explore the UNESCO-listed Makli Necropolis, a stunning graveyard with intricate tombs. Visit Chaukandi Tombs, an ancient necropolis displaying unique stone-carved graves. Return to Karachi in the evening.
Depart for Hyderabad, known for its vibrant bazaars and historical sites. Visit the historic Pacco Qillo (Fort), showcasing the region’s architectural heritage. Explore the colorful markets and streets of Hyderabad.
Journey to Mirpurkhas to meet the Kohli community, renowned for their cultural traditions. Learn about their customs, music, and way of life. Continue to Bhit Shah, a Sufi shrine known for its spiritual significance.
Visit the shrine of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, a revered Sufi poet. Experience the spiritual atmosphere and witness local rituals. Proceed to Sehwan, known for the vibrant annual Urs festival. Explore the famous Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine, a center of Sufi devotion. Witness the mystical dhamaal dance and immerse yourself in the spiritual energy.
Visit Manchar lake and meet Mohanas and learn about their way of life. Travel to Larkana, the birthplace of the ancient city of Mohenjo-daro.
Visit the archaeological site of Mohenjo-daro, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the ruins and learn about the advanced urban planning of the Indus Civilization. Engage in discussions with experts about the historical significance.
Depart for Bahawalpur, a city rich in history and culture. En route, visit Uch Sharif, known for its shrines and spiritual heritage. Explore the intricate architecture and artistry of Uch Sharif.
Embark on a journey to the majestic Derawar Fort in the Cholistan Desert. Marvel at the impressive architecture and panoramic desert views. Experience the desert ambiance and the unique culture of the region.
Travel to Multan, known as the “City of Saints” for its numerous shrines. Explore the vibrant bazaars, including Hussain Agahi and Ghanta Ghar. Visit the ornate tombs of Shah Rukn-e-Alam and Bahauddin Zakariya.
Continue your exploration of Multan with a visit to the historic Multan Fort. Explore the Qasim Bagh and Multan Museum. Discover the traditional blue pottery and craft markets.
Depart for Lahore with a stopover in Sahiwal. Reach Lahore, a vibrant cultural hub, in the evening.
Begin your exploration of Lahore by visiting Lahore Fort and Sheesh Mahal. Discover Badshahi Mosque and Lahore Museum. Stroll through the bustling streets of Old Lahore and indulge in local delicacies.
Explore the stunning Shalimar Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore Anarkali Bazaar for shopping and cultural experiences.
Depending on your flight schedule, you may have some free time for last-minute shopping or relaxation. Depart from Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore, marking the end of your incredible cultural expedition.
Please note that this detailed itinerary is subject to change based on local conditions, accessibility, and unforeseen circumstances. Always stay informed and adaptable during your journey.
Most tourists visiting Pakistan require a visa to enter the country. The specific visa requirements can vary based on your nationality and the purpose of your visit (e.g., tourist, trekking (in restricted zone), climbing). It is essential to check with the official website of the Pakistan government’s immigration department ( https://visa.nadra.gov.pk/e-visa/ ) to get the most up-to-date and accurate information about visa requirements for tourists. The visa application process and required documents may also differ depending on your nationality, so it’s best to plan well in advance and comply with the visa regulations before your travel dates.
No, insurance is not included in the package, you are advised to buy an international insurance from your home country before travel.
Travel dates can not be changed for fixed departure group tours, but you can book a customised private tour with us.
Initial deposit of US$ 300/- is non refundable but you can adjust that in your future tours with us.
Yes, Pakistan has made significant improvements in its security situation in recent years, and many areas are considered safe for travelers. However, like any destination, it is essential to exercise caution and stay informed about local conditions. It is recommended to check the latest travel advisories and follow the advice of local authorities during your trip.
The best time to visit Southern Pakistan is Winters, which typically run from November to March. During these months, the weather is pleasant making it ideal for outdoor activities and sightseeing. An average temperature in these months ranges between 10 – 30 degree Celsius.
The local currency in Pakistan is the Pakistani Rupee (PKR). While major cities and tourist areas do accept credit cards at hotels, restaurants, and larger shops, it’s always good to carry some cash, especially when traveling to more remote areas where cash transactions are more common.
The official language of Pakistan is Urdu, but English is widely understood and used, especially in urban areas and among educated locals. Additionally, there are various regional languages spoken across the country, such as Punjabi, Pashto, Sindhi, Balochi.
Yes, Pakistan is a conservative country, and it is advisable for both men and women to dress modestly, especially in religious and rural areas. For women, it is recommended to cover shoulders and wear loose-fitting clothing that covers the knees. Men should also avoid wearing shorts in public spaces.
Pakistan offers a rich culinary experience. Some traditional dishes to try include biryani, kebabs, nihari, haleem, and various delicious street food options like samosas, pakoras, and chaats. Don’t forget to indulge in local sweets like gulab jamun and jalebi for a delightful dessert experience.
Yes, it’s essential to respect local customs and cultural norms while traveling in Pakistan. Some etiquettes include removing shoes before entering homes or religious places, using the right hand for eating and greeting, and seeking permission before taking photographs of people, especially women.
While Pakistan is generally safe, it’s essential to take certain precautions: avoid political gatherings, follow local news for any security updates, keep valuables secure, and be mindful of your surroundings. It’s also recommended to register with your embassy or consulate before traveling to receive travel advisories and emergency assistance, if needed.
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