How To Come Pakistan
Come Pakistan By Air
More than 25 airlines fly to Pakistan
from over 40 countries. Most of the flights arrive at Karachi,
but PIA, British Airways, Saudia and China Xinjiang Airlines fly
direct to the twin cities of Rawalpindi/Islamabad,
and PIA, Indian Airlines, Saudia and Thai Airways fly direct to
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has direct
flights from the main Mediterranean and European cities, as well
as New York, Toronto and Nairobi. It also runs a Far East Network
from Tokyo, Beijing, Jakarta, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok.
PIA have also flights to Tashkent and Almaty from Islamabad, Lahore,
Peshawar and Karachi while another Pakistani airlines, Aero Asia
has a weekly flight between Karachi and Bishkek.
Come Pakistan By Land
PTDC (Pakistan Tourism Dev. Corp.) and NATCO (Northern Areas Transport
Corp.) run buses,vans, and jeeps from Sost to Taxkurgan and one-way
fare is fixed at US$ 23 per person or equvivalent in Pak. rupee
The Khunjerab Pass is open from 1st May to 31st October for groups
and to 15 November for individual tourists. Customs, Immigration
post shall remain open daily from 08:30 to 11:00 for outgoing travellers
and upto 16:00 (Pakistan Standard Time)for incoming tourists. Travel
time from Sost to Taxkurgan (China) is 05 hours (220 kms). The Chinese
border post, Taxkurgan is open 12:00 noon to 14:00 (Beijing Time)
for outgoing tourists and upto 19:00 for incoming travellers daily.
Come Pakistan By Sea
No passenger boats or ships for the general public sail to or from
Pakistan atpresent. A few pilgrim ships/boats, do ply between Pakistan
and the Gulf States. There are some plans of starting a Ferry Service
between Karachi and Dubai in near future. Please contact Pakistan
National Ferry Services (Pvt.) Ltd., F-24/6 Block-9, Beverly Estate,
Clifton, Karachi. (Tel:021-5872518, 5872505 Fax: 5872596) or Dubai
office (Tel: 521515), for further information.