8 foreign tourists travel from Islamabad to Khunjerab Pass on rickshaws

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A group of 8 foreign tourists are on the way to Khunjerab Pass from Islamabad through rickshaw, they will cover around 745 kilometre distance on the three-wheelers.

On Saturday, the team leader Carnall Julian Rohann told media here at Media Centre of Pakistan Sports Board (PSB), “Our eight-member outfit include four adventurists from UK and one each from Italy, Australia, Canada and the Netherlands,”

“We’ll depart on the expedition on Saturday and will complete it in seven days. We know we’ll have to tackle a huge distance. The journey is quite tough but this is what the adventure is all about,” he added.

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The trip was aimed at promoting mountain sports and tourism in Pakistan. In the venture, the foreign tourists would release Vlogs, stories and pictures of the mountain tourism of Pakistan, especially of Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhawa.

“The majestic scenes of Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhawa are second to none. The snow-laden peaks and sun-kissed valleys along with winding roads at highly dizzying altitudes make the region a perfect tourist destination. We want the world should know about it,” he said.

“Reaching there in the rickshaws is quite challenging. But we’ve years of experience as we have already been taking part in such voyages in India, Nepal, Thailand and Sri Lanka. We’ve also practised here in Pakistan and are confident to complete the mission,” he added.

After departing from Islamabad, the foreign tourists will stay at Balakot where tourist police will welcome them. Their next stopover will be at Batakundi.

He further said, on the third day, they will cross the Babusar Top and reach Chilas where they will be received by Chilas District Administration. After spending the night there, they will proceed to Gilgit and move to Hunza valley. Finally, they will reach Khunjerab Pass, which is located at a spectacular height of almost 5,000 metres.

The Government of Gilgit-Baltistan and the Special Communication Organization would hold a reception for the team.

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