No golden tombs, no fancy ziggurats. Four thousand years ago city builders in the Indus Valley made
deals, not war, and created a stable, peaceful, and prosperous culture.”
The railway linking Lahore to Multan in Pakistan is 4,600 years old. In truth, the rails were laid down in
the middle of the nineteenth century, but to build the railway bed, British engineers smashed bricks
from crumbling buildings and rubble heaps in a town called Harappa, halfway between the two cities.
Back in 1856, Alexander Cunningham, director of the newly formed Archeological Survey of British India,
thought the brick ruins were all related to nearby seventh-century Buddhist temples. Local legend told a
different story: the brick mounds were the remnants of an ancient city, destroyed when its king
committed incest with his niece. Neither Cunningham nor the locals were entirely correct. In small,
desultory excavations a few years later, Cunningham found no temples or traces of kings, incestuous or
otherwise. Instead he reported the recovery of some pottery, carved shell, and a badly damaged seal
depicting a one-horned animal, bearing an inscription in an unfamiliar writing.
That seal was a mark of one of the world’s great ancient civilizations, but mid-nineteenth-century
archaeologists like Cunningham knew nothing about it. The Vedas, the oldest texts of south Asia, dating
from some 3,500 years ago, made no mention of it, nor did the Bible. No pyramids or burial mounds
marked the area as the site of an ancient power. Yet, 4,600 years ago, at the same time as the early
civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt, great cities arose along the flood plains of the ancient Indus and
Sara Swati rivers in what is now Pakistan and northwest India. The people of the Indus Valley didn’t build
towering monuments, bury their riches along with their dead, or fight legendary and bloody battles.
They didn’t have a mighty army or a divine emperor. Yet they were a highly organized and stupendously
successful civilization. They built some of the world’s first planned cities, created one of the world’s first
written languages, and thrived in an area twice the size of Egypt and Mesopotamia for 700 years.Sp let’s
see the great Alaxander foot step ,
Day 1: Arrive Islamabad and transfer to the hotel for overnight.
Day 2: Flight to Chitral, after short sightseeing drive to Bamboret, Largest among the three Kalash
villages. Overnight at Hotel
Day 3: Visit villages of Kalash, the black robed people, known as the descendants of Alexander’s legions
who entered into the Indo sub-continent through these remote valleys
Day 5: Swat Drive to Swat, through the Lowery pass and upon arrival at Saidu Sharif, the capital of Swat
Valley transfer to the hotel.
Day 6: Swat Excursion to Madyan-Bahrain. Afternoon visit remains of But Kara and Swat museum.
Overnight at hotel
Day 7:Jhelum Drive on the Grand Trunk road to Jhelum, where the battle of Hydaspes (River Jhelum)
was fought between Alexander’s army and Raja Pours. Overnight at hotel
Day 8: Lahore Visit Rohtas Fort and drive to Lahore. Afternoon visit, Lahore Museum, Fort and Badshahi
mosque. Overnight at hotel
Day 9: Multan Drive to Multan, where one of the last battles were fought and a poisoned arrow struck
Alexander, making him sick and eventually lead to his death. Sightseeing and overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Sukkur Continue driving along the Indus to Sukkur and overnight
Day 11: Hyderabad Drive to Mohenjo-Daro, visit site and museum. Later continue drive on the Indus
highway to Hyderabad. Overnight at hotel
Day 12: Karachi Drive to Karachi, visit world’s largest necropolis at Makli Hills and Shahjehan mosque at
Thatta. Arrive Karachi and overnight at hotel
Day 13: Gawadar Excursion to Jiwani along the scenic coastal line near the Iranian border and visit the
town of Ganz
Day 14: Karachi Flight to Karachi and sightseeing including Dhobi Ghatt, Clifton beach. Later transfer to
the airport for return flight.
Include in service:
1. Accommodation as per the list provided.
2. Private Air Conditioned transport and 4x4 Jeeps
3. Meals, breakfast, lunch, Dinner in hotels.
4. Entrance fees to museum and sites during Tour.
5. English Speaking Guide services.
6. Tips at hotel and airport.
Not include in service:
1. International airfares.
2. Personal insurance.
3. Tips for staff and porters.
4. Extras at hotels, like drinks, laundry, personal phone calls, etc.
5. Anything which is not mentioned at above given programmed.
Terms and Conditions
A non-refundable deposit of $300 or 15% of the tour is required in order to make a reservation with the
company. Total balance is due 3 weeks prior to departure. When price once fixed then any extra
expenses will be charged to the client.
MODE OF PAYMENT: Bank Transfer:
Name of the Bank: National Bank Of Pakistan
Account Title: Karakorum Guides Pakistan
Account No: PK19 ASCM 0002 1901 0000 4810
Swift Code: ASCMTKKA
CANCELLATION & REFUND
Before 3 weeks prior to departure, the deposit is non-refundable. Within 3 weeks, 50%, whichever is
less, is non-refundable. once the tour starts 100% is non-refundable. There will be no refund for unused
CHANGES TO ITINERARY:
The Karakorum Guides Treks & Tours have made attempts to make the itineraries accurate but the
company has reserved the right to change itinerary under unfavourable conditions. In such
circumstances the company will provide similar alternatives. We welcome any changes before final
On treks and safaris 20 kg and on expeditions 50kg will be free.
The Karakorum Guides Treks & Tours will do its best to make the tours comfortable and secure.
However, the company shall not responsible for any kind of injury, damage, death, loss, accident, delays,
public disturbances, and all those that beyond our control.
INSURANCE AND TRAVEL RISKS:
It is important for the clients to purchase a travel insurance package in their own country, hence no
foreigner will be able to purchase an insurance in Pakistan. Trekking, expedition, tours, safari may
involve risks and several other factors that cannot be foretold. Medical emergencies, natural calamities
are common in high altitudes and we like to be assured that our clients are insured against helicopter
evacuations, trip cancellations, and personal accidents so that they don’t have to suffer.
It is to be noted that the company shall not bear any losses or provide compensation in case the guest’s
insurance doesn’t cover any or all aspects of the trip.