Security checkpoints can sometimes be annoying but one has to be flexible, and patient.
The flights are subject to operation based on weather conditions.
Parts of the trip are physically challenging, involve hiking on rough terrain or in sand or at high altitudes.
There may be very long drives on rough roads; weather conditions will be cold in the north & warm in the south.
You may have simple picnic lunches, primitive bathroom facilities along the road and remoteness from modern towns or cities.
Pakistan is home to the most important centers of the Indus Valley Civilization, the ancient Kingdom of Gandhara and some of the most magnificent sites of the Moghul Empire.
On this incredible journey that has been artistically tailored to include all the World Heritage Sites in Pakistan, you will travel through 5000 years of history immersed in beautiful landscapes as you meet the great diversity of peoples and cultures of modern Pakistan, where warm hospitality is a long-honored tradition.Anyone joining this trip must understand that in many places the tourist infrastructure (roads, restaurants and bathrooms) is very primitive.Some days are long and hard and the level of services will not match those offered in most tourist locations. The hotels and lodges are comfortable but some lack the usual luxuries of the west.We recommend using Qatar Airways or Emirates Airline with connecting flights through Doha or Dubai for a possible pre or post stopover at either of these amazing cities.Both cities feature world renowned museums, stunning architecture, a delectable cuisine, and exceptional accommodations and in Dubai the ultimate shopping experience.The other ideal air option is using Turkish Airlines via Istanbul. is professor emerita of Art History and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.