Explore the rugged, contrasting landscapes of Northern Pakistan.
Welcome to the Pakistan Tuk-Tuk Challenge! Pakistan. You’ve probably heard of it, and it’s fair to say that it hasn’t really been somewhere that has existed in most travellers’ minds as a place to go. But we’re here to tell you: it is most definitely a place to go. And it is most definitely best explored by tuk-tuk.
Don’t believe us? Pop over to Google and type in ‘Pakistan nature’. See what comes up. From Islamabad to Hunza, and Peshawar to Gilgit – we are certain that your eyeballs are not ready for this. This place isn’t like all those other places you’ve been. It’s wilder, less-trampled and, objectively speaking, the perfect setting for the trip of a lifetime. Your heart will swell. So join us as we take our three-wheeled wonder-machines out into this fantastical place, on a 9-day ‘Amazing Race’-style challenge that’ll test your physical and mental prowess, and give you at least 636 stories to tell your grandkids. You’ll be pioneering a route through the north that approximately not many travellers have ever done before. You’ll be making history and having a ball.
You’ll be the talk of the town. You’ll be supported by a merry band of fellow travellers as well as medical, operations and mechanical teams the whole way. Not to mention, you’ll have the sensationally friendly locals themselves to help you roam. And you’ll be helping raise money for charity the whole way.
Did we mention the food? You’ve got a blend of Indian and Asian influences, underpinned by stacks of oil and spices. Hot kebabs and rice. Aromatic plates and bowls of veggies. Turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, garam masala. More flavour for your tuk-tuk behaviour. You know what? Just go and pay your closest Pakistani restaurant a visit. Then come back and tell us that you don’t want to go straight to the source. We won’t believe you.
We’ve taken hundreds of travellers through Sri Lanka, India, Cambodia, the Philippines, and the Amazon jungle on tuk-tuks, boats and by foot. Every one of those travellers has come back to us and said something like, “That was literally the best thing I have ever done.” That traveller could be you. Those words could be yours. Now, we’re heading to Pakistan. Who’s coming with us?
June 18th to 26th, 2021 & June 17th to 25th 2022
* Route and hotels for reference only & subject to change.
|1||Arrival & Training day||Islamabad||Hill View Hotel|
|3||200||Chilas||Chilas Inn Hotel|
|4||130||Gilgit||Gilgit Embassy Lodge|
|6||160 (via Khunjreb Pass)||Sost||Sost Embassy|
|7||100||Hunza||Hotel PTDC Hunza|
|8||110||Gilgit||Gilgit Embassy Lodge|
- 1100 km travelled (approx.)
- 8 nights
- 9 days
- 10 – 15 teams
- 20 – 30 challengers
We hire the rickshaws from local drivers while we arrange all of your accommodation. On top of that we also ensure a big chunk of your entry fee goes towards helping local communities. All you have to do is turn up, get in and drive the damned things. You won’t find another adventure like it.
Team of 3 – £1650 per member
Team of 2 – £2350 per member
Team of 3 – £1700 per member
Team of 2 – £2450 per member
- Training and driving lessons on arrival day.
- Hire and use of 1 genuine, ready-to-roll rickshaw for the duration of the Challenge. Third party liability insurance included.
- Accommodation for 2 or 3 people (8 nights) in double, twin or triple rooms. 1 room per team.
- Half Board – 8 delicious locally-made breakfasts and dinners
- Challenge logistics & legal stuff (mechanics, support team, permits, luggage truck).
- Welcome pack (sim card and phone, map, t-shirt, event bag, phrase-book, navigational sheets).
- Emergency & Medical travel insurance for the duration of the Pakistan Rickshaw Challenge.
- 10 % contribution to our Meaningful Travel projects including school visits.
- Awards ceremony & farewell party.
- Flights, visas, airport transfers.
- Rickshaw spare parts and repairs (approx. total £40-120 per team).
- Fuel (approx. total £100 per team).
- Day to day costs (approx. £30 per day for lunch and drinks).
- Rickshaw Pimpin.
Dates & Prices
|Dates||Deposit due today|
Pakistan Adventure 2021
Jun 18 2021 - Jun 26 2021
|£399 (per team)|
Pakistan Adventure 2022
Jun 17 2022 - Jun 25 2022
|£399 (per team)|
Feedback / Reviews
"There is no way, like the Tuk Tuk way. Driving your own Tuk Tuk is the absolute best way to see the beautiful country of Sri Lanka and experience the hospitality, kindness and charm of the people."
Tilde Andrea Seider, Team Macaw
"The guys have this trip down to a fine art. During our travel we were far enough off the beaten track to feel this was a proper adventure but also supported just the right amount to know that if we really needed something we would be supported."
Nicholas Tyral Team TNT-oi
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