Explore Pakistan by Motorcycle – Ultimate Adventure Tour

Pakistan is hand’s down my favourite adventure destination in the world… This is a land of towering peaks and uncharted rivers, gorgeous glaciers, ancient traditions and some of the world’s most hospitable people.

I’ve spent three months backpacking in Pakistan, travelling far and wide and meeting many incredible people upon my journey. The friendships I have made whilst travelling in Pakistan have been some of the most memorable of my nine years on the road and I cannot wait to visit Pakistan again in 2017. If you too want to visit Pakistan next year, now is your chance…

Meet Shah and Lizzy

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Shah and Lizzy

Whilst hanging out in Lahore, I spent a good deal of time with a truly inspiring man – Hamza, known as Shah to his friends. Shah helped me roam around all over Lahore, driving me hither and thither on his motorbike, treating me to street food, showing me the Paris of Pakistan (it’s even got an Eiffel Tower!) and quickly becoming my friend.

Shah is, like me, a nomad. He has been riding a motorbike ever since he could walk and is one of the most experienced motorcycle riders I have ever met. He has ventured many times all over Pakistan, trekking deep into the mountains in search of glacial lakes, braving some of the world’s highest roads to reach incredible vistas and camping out under the stars upon the mighty Deosai Plain.

In March this year, Shah travelled across Pakistan once more with Lizzy, a veteran female traveler with a passion for all things adventure. Together, the two came up with a cunning plan…

Motorcycle Pakistan – Adventure Tour 2017

In July 2017, Shah and Lizzy will be running the first ever motorcycle Pakistan adventure tour – a twenty day adventure trip taking in many of the incredible highlights of Pakistan…

The concept is simple; Take a small group of explorers deep into the wilds of Pakistan on a motorcycle journey unlike any other.

It’s a small operation with a focus on cultural experiences and real, off-the beaten path, adventures.

I am absolutely STOKED to announce that Broke Backpacker readers get a discount on the tour price in order to further our efforts to promote tourism in Pakistan.

To find out more about motorcycling across Pakistan with Shah and Lizzy, check out the tour details below…


Broke Backpacker readers get a $130 discount off the total price of the tour, simply use the coupon code: Backpacker. 

When you are ready to book your Pakistan motorcycling adventure, visit The Karakoram Bikers and pay the $500 deposit via Paypal.

For any questions, email info@karakorambikers.com and be sure to say Will sent you.

Karakoram Bikers is the motorcycling wing of the famous Karakoram Club – a home-grown Pakistani initiative of adventurers and hikers who have made huge efforts to open up Pakistan to tourism.

In 2017 we ran our first adventure tours to Pakistan. This was an awesome success and in 2019 we will be running at least four more adventures to this amazing country.

Exciting news! We have launched our new tour company and website which you can check out at epicbackpackertours.com. Please visit the new website or email pakistan@thebrokebackpacker.com to find out more, or simply sign up to the broke backpacker mailing list to be kept in the loop.

Shah and Lizzy can also arrange bespoke motorcycling Pakistan adventures.I can personally vouch for both Shah and Lizzy and the fantastic work that they are doing to help open up Pakistan to the outside world.

Still not convinced? Read up on ten reasons why you should visit Pakistan…

If you’re travelling to Pakistan on a solo trip and want to meet up with other backpackers heading that way, or are keen to pick the brains of myself and other Pakistan backpacking veterans – join this Facebook Group: Backpacking Pakistan and feel free to fire away with questions!

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  • Avatar mike says:

    amazing how helpful liz was to me on my travel plans. they are absolutely incredible

  • Avatar Jessie Jobst says:

    Hi I am a solo females planning to ride my motorcycle through Pakistan, do I need a guide?

  • Avatar Geert De Decker says:

    Hi Will

    We’re considering a motor bike tour of about one month for 3 persons through the mountain areas of northern Pakistan in 2018 or 2019. It will include bike touring, trekking, cultural outings etc.

    We’d appreciate any recommendations and advice re
    best season to tour,
    spectacular hikes or treks in mountainous areas,
    festivals worth attending, etc.

    Could you assist with the planning of
    the itinerary,
    bike rentals,
    budgeting etc?

    Kind regards

    • Avatar Will Hatton says:

      Hi Geert, your best bet is to talk to Lizzy at Karakoram Bikers – she can arrange all of this for you at a reasonable price. RE general advice – there is a TON of info in the backpacking Pakistan travel guide.

  • Avatar ray says:

    Please can you contact me regarding a motor cycle adventure I am planning to ride from Chennai in south East India to the UK.

    We aim to ride north and cross into Pakistan at the border crossing at Wagah

    and then ride through Pakistan and cross into Turkey near the town of ‘Van’

    We are looking for a guide to help with the journey through Pakistan

    We will be a team of 4 – 5 riding Royal Enfield Himalyian bikes.

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