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Pakistan Travel Fact File (January 2024)

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K2 Base Camp is the second-highest mountain in the world. You can find K2 in the northwestern Karakoram Range in Pakistan, partly in the Kashmir Region.K2 base camp in Pakistan is undoubtedly one of the best in the world. On route, the impressive granite spires of Trango Towers and Cathedral can be seen as well as much more.

Climate in Pakistan

Four seasons are recognized: 1) a cool, dry winter from December to February; 2) a hot, dry spring from March through May; 3) the summer rainy season, also known as the southwest monsoon period, occurring from June to September; and 4) the retreating monsoons from October to November.

Time Difference in Pakistan

Pakistan is 5 hours ahead of the UK

Language in Pakistan

Urdu is the national language and one of two official languages. English is the other official language.

Commonly Used Words in Pakistan

Hello = Hello

Goodbye = Khuda hafiz

Thank you = shukriya

Please = Barae Meharbani

Yes = Ji Haan

No = Nahin

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Which Plug Do I Need in Pakistan?

For Pakistan there are two associated plug types, C and D. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and type D is the plug which has three round pins in a triangular pattern.

What is The Local Currency in Pakistan?

Pakistani rupee £100 in Pakistani Rupee is 35,665.29 PKR (as of January 2024)

What Credit Cards Can I Use in Pakistan?

Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted in the large cities in Pakistan; American Express cards are accepted, but only in high-end hotels and restaurants. Merchants don’t accept Discover cards yet.

Tipping in Pakistan

Tips are not included in the overall price of our treks and adventure trips, but most trekkers do tip their guides, porters, and cooks on the penultimate or final day of the trip. Tipping is a universal custom in adventure travel, but is not obligatory, so you should never feel forced into it, but it is a tradition on the trail. Tipping policies can be found through the Vamoos app for each individual trip.

Approximate Food & Drink Prices in Pakistan (January 2024)

Coke/Pepsi 76.28 Rs

Water 55.65 Rs

Coffee 423.02 Rs

Non-Alcoholic Beer 1,000.00 Rs

Inexpensive Meal 500.00 Rs

Passport Validity for Pakistan

If you are visiting Pakistan, your passport should be valid for 6 months from the date of your visa application. Check with your travel provider to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

Do I Need a Visa for Pakistan? (January 2024)

If you’re travelling to Pakistan on a British passport, you will need to get a visa before you travel. Visa violations can be treated as a criminal offence and could result in a fine or detention.

Journalists’ visas often have additional travel restrictions, which you should observe.

For further information consult the High Commission for Pakistan in London, including for information on any changes in visa process during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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COVID-19 Requirements for Pakistan? (January 2024)

Passengers no longer require evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative PCR test in order to undertake inbound flights to Pakistan. If you are leaving Pakistan, you may be screened at the airport for any symptoms of COVID-19. You may also be subject to thermal screening for high temperatures. If you are vaccinated and free from symptoms you will be allowed to travel. If you’re suspected of having symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough and breathing difficulty, you will be subject to a secondary screening by a medical professional or undergo rapid antigen testing. After which, you may be allowed to board if it is assessed that you do not have symptoms, have not been at risk of exposure and do not have a fever. If the secondary screening assesses that you may have COVID-19 you may be asked to self-isolate 5 days before you can travel. You may also be referred to a medical facility.

Vaccination requirements for Pakistan (other than COVID-19)

Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.

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