Tourism Division of the Government of Pakistan's Ministry of Sports &
Tourism is responsible for Pakistan trekking and mountaineering. The
Tourism Division designates all areas into one of three zones: open,
restricted, or closed. Foreigners are allowed to go anywhere in open
zones up to 6,000 metres without a permit or guide. Foreigners are
allowed to go in restricted zones up to 6,000 metres, but are required
to pay a fee, obtain a permit, and hire a guide. Foreigners are
prohibited in closed zones. No statistics are kept for tourism in open
zones. Statistics are kept, however, for tourism in restricted zones.
Restricted-zone tourism is further categorized by the Tourism Division
as trekking (any activity below 6,000 metres) or mountaineering (any
activity above 6,000 metres).
Pakistan offers a great variety of trekking routes, all allowing you
to experience the unique pleasures of the our vast and beautiful
mountains. Our mountain ranges are filled with longest glaciers
outside the polar regions, connected with panoramic passes, clear
mountain lakes and expansive and dramatic plateaus..............
hiking on the fairy meadows to crossings of above 5000 meters high
glacial passes, let experience the trails of Karakoram in all their majestic splendors.