Pakistan Tourism (Report) By Government of Pakistan.
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Table No. 5.4
Terms and Conditions for Grant of Permission to Trekking Parties
for Undertaking Trekking Tours in Pakistan
Procedure for Applying for Permission.
Trekking means the act of travelling on foot to a maximum height of six
thousand meters (6000M) with the purpose of sight-seeing and recreation at
various natural and cultural sites in places where means of modern transport are
either not available or are purposely not used.
Issue of permits to trekking parties shall be regulated as follows:-
Treks situated in the Open Areas:
Foreigners are allowed to trek in the Open Zone without permit and guide
Specified treks in the Restricted Areas:
Specified trekking routes in Restricted Areas (comprising of districts of
Chitral, Gilgit and Skardu).
Unspecified treks in "Restricted Areas":
Applications for treks other than specified shall be submitted to the Ministry
of Tourism, (Operation Section) on prescribed form in duplicate.
Permission or rejection for undertaking these treks would be communicated
within 15 days of receipt of complete application in the Ministry of Tourism,
permitted shall be accompanied by a Registered trekking
guide/Liaison Officer to be detailed by the Government of Pakistan.
permit issued by Ministry of Tourism, (Operation Section) will
be valid for 30-days.
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