There are no more beautiful mountains in the world than those of the Karakorum mountains, in that magic place where the Pamir meets the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush range. It is the most amazing confluence of mountain ranges on the planet, and the single pronunciation chills the mountain hunter. There is no place more mythical, more sacred and more beautiful where the mountain lover can be. Hunting for any of the eight mountain species who Pakistan offers to the hunter, surrounded by mythical seven and eight-thousands peaks, is already a lifetime experience in itself.
Pakistan is a country of open and welcoming people, which remembers India much more in its behavior and culture than to its Afghan neighbors. There are two different areas where almost all hunts are carried out: the Karakorum Mountains, to the north, and especially in the Huntza Valley, where we find the Himalayan ibex, the Blue Sheep, Astor markhor and Kashmir markhor.
The other area is Sindh desert, in the south, where we will access by direct flight to Karachi. It is a dry and desertic area with lower and more arid mountains, there we will find the Punjab and Blandford urial, the Sindh ibex, the blue bull (Nilgai) and the Chinkara gazelle. Hunting is much less demanding than that of the Karakorum.
November to April with some exceptions such as the Sindh that is hunted in February and March. Hunting season in Pakistan may vary without notice due to sudden changes and delays in the licenses auctions.
Himalayan ibex, Blue sheep and markhors: Arrival to Islamabad, then domestic flight to Gilgit or Skardu, depending on the hunting area, and then by the famous Himalayan Highway, the well-known narrow road, almost carved in the mountains, that connects Islamabad with China and which has been improving in recent years. In the case of not having an aerial combination, all the transfer will be made through this route … the hunter must be prepared to withstand 20 hours of driving, potholes and curves.
For the Sindh ibex and urial, arrival to Karachi airport and ground transportation to hunting areas (2-4 hours)
|Himalayan ibex, Blue Sheep, Markhor||Sindh ibex and urial|
|Day 1: Flight to Islamabad via Istanbul. Overnight in plane.
Day 2: Welcome to Islamabad, custom clearance and domestic flight to Gilgit or Skardu.
Days 3 to 9: Hunting. (*)
Day 10: Transfer to Islamabad (flight or road) Overnight in hotel.
Day 11: Fly home.
(*) add 2 more days for markhor or blue sheep.
|Day 1: Fight to Karachi via Istanbul. Overnight in plane.
Day 2: Welcome to Karachi, greetings and transfer to the hunting area. Rifle testing.
Days 3 to 6: Hunting. Last day transfer to Karachi and night in hotel.
Day 7: Farewell and fly home.
In the Karakorum, local hotels or B&B and tents or simple stone shepherd shelters in the mountains. In the Sindh desert comfortable hunting houses, sometimes in small palaces in the middle the hunting private areas.
|HIMALAYAN IBEX 10 trip / 7 hunting days||11.500 USD|
|SINDH IBEX 6 trip/ 4 hunting days||16.500 USD|
|BLUE SHEEP: 14 trip/11 hunting days||19.900 USD|
|BLANDFORD URIAL 6 trip/ 4 hunting days||Under request|
|PUNJAB URIAL 6 trip/ 4 hunting days||Under request|
|ASTOR MARKHOR||Under request|
|KASHMIR MARKHOR||Under request
- • Welcome and custom clearance in Islamabad or Karachi airport.
• All ground transportation.
• VISA support.
• Full board lodging with non-alcoholic drinks.
• Hunting days and lodging nights depending of the chosen program.
• 1 guide and 1 assistant per hunter.
• Cook, camp assistants and porters.
• Trophy fees of the chosen program.
• English-speaker interpreter.
• First preparation of trophies.
- Not Included
- • International flights.
• Domestic flight to Gilgit or Skardu.
• Hotels before and after hunting.
• Medical and travel insurances.
• Veterinary certificate and CITES: 300 USD each trophy.
• Additional trophies.
• Trophy shipment.
In the Karakorum area only Himalayan ibex, blue sheep and markhors, wich have the specific program.
In Sindh area is it possible to hunt Chinkara gazelle, wild boar, Nilgai and blackbuck in some private areas.
Guns and ammo:
Lightweight rifles and quality optics with a ballistic turret are required. Long-range shooting is often necessary, and the hunter must have a good knowledge of the setup and trajectory of his equipment and ammunition. Cartridges like 7mm RM, 270WSM; 300Wby, 300WM, 300WSM, 30-378 are very suitable for this expedition.
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Note: Is the hunters responsibility to obtain a hunting or travel insurance to cover unforeseen circumstances. Pyrenean Outfitters can provide insurance coverage hunting in any country.