15-Day Pakistan Motorcycle Tour

Three Ranges

three ADV Outriders look out over sprawling hill rides ahead
Ancient hill forts. Massive national parks. Some of the highest mountains and deepest valleys on the planet. Intended for experienced motorcyclists only, this Pakistan motorcycle tour will have you riding through some truly jaw-dropping, insanely remote locations.
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Location

north Pakistan

Distance

2145 km

Duration

15 days

Difficulty

Intermediate

Pillion

pillion not available

ADV Outriders park motorbikes by the road in front of amazing Pakistan mountain views
Begin your adventure by exploring Chakdara Fort, an awesome border fort built by the British in the late 19th Century. From there you’ll head north over the Swat River and on to the town of Timegara. Timegara is home to a huge number of excavated Indo-Aryan graves, said to be up to 4,000 years old.
Suzuki GS 150 in the mountains of Pakistan
Cross the Lowari mountain pass on your way to the mountainous region of Chitral—one of the highest on the planet. This is one of our favourite parts of the country. Chitral is home to the highest peak of the forest and glacier covered Hindu Kush mountain range.
ADV Outrider passes by some locals while on a motorbike tour in Pakistan
The city of Chitral is situated in Chitral Gol National Park, which boasts some fun trails and exceptional mountain vistas. There are also some fascinating graves there, left over by the Bronze Age Indus Valley civilization, and a well-maintained museum too.
ADV Outrider cruising through a valley while touring the mountains of Pakistan on a motorbike
Follow the river through the massive Chitral Valley, close to the Afghanistan border. There are some cool bridges in the area, as well as massive mountains, many of which are more than 7,000 metres high. Chitral Fort, situated by the river, is also worth checking out as you continue north.
three ADV Outriders look out over the mountains of Pakistan while on a motorbike tour
Like Lowari, Shandur, dubbed ‘the Roof of the World’, is one of Pakistan’s four great mountain passes. Cross it as you ride east and into the high mountain valley of Yasin.
beautiful valleys and mountains seen on motorbike tour in Pakistan
Today’s destination is the Hunza Valley. Believed to be the inspiration for the mythical valley of Shangri-La in James Hilton’s 1933 novel, Lost Horizon, the views of the surrounding mountains as you ride alongside the Gilgit River towards it are spectacular.
vast rivers and high mountains seen on motorbike tour in Pakistan
Arguably the most fascinating exploration day of the adventure, today you’ll have the opportunity to visit Baltit Fort and the bustling Karimabad Bazaar, as well as one of the largest glaciers in the world outside the polar region.
ADV Outrider views long and windy roads on motorbike tour in Pakistan
Completed in 1978, the Karakoram Highway was built in partnership with China in order to connect northern Pakistan with the Silk Road. Follow it northwest past the gorgeous Attabad Lake and down into Shimshal Valley, one of Pakistan’s remotest and most naturally beautiful areas.
ADV Outrider riding over beautiful landscape in Pakistan mountains on motorbike tour
As you ride south again on your way down to Gilgit, you’ll be met with awesome views of the Karakoram mountains. Home to K2, the world’s second highest mountain, this is the range that form’s much of Pakistan’s natural border with China.
motorbike parked in steep valley with view of snow topped mountains in Pakistan
We keep following the Gilgit River to the meeting point of our mighty 3: Hindu Kush, Karakoram and Himalaya. Then, we follow the Indus River being careful of the more heavily trafficked roads as we pass through Skardu on to the Shigar Valley.
group of ADV Outriders pose by vast mountain range while on motorbike tour in Pakistan
This is the final exploration day of the adventure, and you’ll be staying in a fantastic hotel on the western edge of the Karakorams. There’s an ancient Tibetan-Islamic mosque in the area with a great museum inside, as well as some hot springs and some awesome mountain viewpoints.
beautiful green valley and snow topped mountains in Pakistan seen from motorbike tour
From Shigar, ride west through Deosai National Park on your way to Astore Valley. Gorgeous and highly biodiverse, the Deosai Plains are situated at an average elevation of more than 4,000 kilometres above sea level, making this the second highest plateau in the world.
motorbike parked in front of beautiful Pakistan landscape on motorbike tour through the mountains
Here, the Karakoram Highway runs alongside the Indus River through the awesome Kaghan Valley. Follow it west over one of the country’s steepest mountain passes, Babusar, and on to Naran. Famous for its bazaar and fantastic location, Naran is probably our favourite town in Pakistan.
three ADV Outriders view the long ride ahead while on motorbike tour in Pakistan
The mountains as you head south towards Nathia Gali become less rocky and more densely forested. The town itself is popular, not just because of its proximity to Islamabad but because of its climate and the verdant national park surrounding it.
ADV Outrider poses for a photo in front of beautiful Pakistan mountain range
Before heading back to Islamabad in time for dinner, you’ll have the opportunity to check out Ayubia National Park, right beside Nathia Gali. The amount of wildlife there is impressive, and it’s the perfect place for some light hiking.

Pricing X Availability

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Inclusions X Extras

Each of our guides has years of experience running motorcycle tours and is an expert on the local area.

All speak English and the local language, and guides who can speak other languages are sometimes available on request.

The cost of hiring your motorcycle is included in that of the tour. All running expenses, including fuel, are included as well.

All meals are provided, as are drinks and snacks along the way.

You’ll dine sometimes in your accommodation, sometimes at quality local restaurants.

Let us know in advance of any preferences or dietary requirements and we are happy to cater for these.

Accommodation is minimum 3-star quality.

Standard is a twin share room but on occasion (due to remote location) we will share one large, dorm-type room: in a stilt house or a yurt, for example.

All locations have been scouted beforehand and checked for cleanliness and good service.

Conditions in many of our destinations, in Asia, for example, may be really different from your home country.

Rain can be heavy, and start falling at a moment’s notice.

We’ll sort you out with a waterproof rain poncho and overtrousers where necessary.

We offer twin-share accommodation as standard. In most locations, though, we can arrange single occupancy if you prefer.

This comes at a small surcharge, but in most tour destinations is quite reasonable.

While most riders prefer to bring their own gear, we do have a limited range of extra gear (boots, gloves, armour and helmets, for example) in most of our tour destinations.

Naturally, whether or not we’ll be able to supply you with gear depends on size and availability.

We are happy to provide suggestions on pre and post-tour bookings in accommodation: knowing the area well, we know the best places to stay at all price points.

We can even book for you as an added extra without any service fee, sometimes even at a discount.

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R.E. Himalayan 400

Royal Enfield Himalayan 400 motorcycle rental
Royal Enfield’s first adventure bike: the Himalayan is a reliable, capable all-rounder.

Engine Type

air-cooled, single cylinder, SOHC, 4-stroke

Displacement

411 cc

Bore X Stroke

78 mm x 86 mm

Ignition

Digital Electronic Ignition

Fuel System

fuel injection

Compression Ratio

9.5:1

Starter

electric

Gearbox

5-speed

Front Suspension

telescopic, 41 mm forks, 200 mm travel

Rear Suspension

monoshock, 180 mm travel

Front Brakes

disc

Rear Brakes

disc

Front Tyres

90/90-21

Rear Tyres

120/90-17

Wheelbase

1465 mm

Seat Height

800 mm

Ground Clearance

220 mm

Kerb Weight

199 kg

Fuel Capacity

15 litres

Dimensions

2190 mm (L) x 840 mm (W) x 1370 mm (H)

Honda CRF 300

Honda CRF 300 motorcycle rental
The perfect balance between size, weight, power and handling.

Engine Type

single cylinder, DOHC, Liquid cooled

Displacement

286 cc

Bore X Stroke

76 mm x 63 mm

Ignition

Full Transistor Digital

Fuel System

PGM-FI electronic fuel injection

Compression Ratio

10.7:1

Starter

electric

Gearbox

5-speed

Front Suspension

43 mm Telescopic upside down

Rear Suspension

Prolink Mono with 5 stage pre load adjuster

Front Brakes

256 mm disc, 2 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

220 mm disc, single piston caliper

Front Tyres

80/100 21

Rear Tyres

120/80 18

Wheelbase

1455 mm

Seat Height

880 mm

Ground Clearance

285 mm

Kerb Weight

142 kg

Fuel Capacity

7.8 litres

Dimensions

2230 mm (L) x 820 mm (W) x 1200 mm (H)

Honda CRF 250

Honda CRF 250 motorcycle rental
Replaced in 2021 by the CRF 300, this bike remains a great choice for thrill seekers.

Engine Type

liquid cooled, single cylinder, 4-stroke

Displacement

249 cc

Bore X Stroke

79 mm x 50.9 mm

Ignition

computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance

Fuel System

PGM-FI

Compression Ratio

13.9:1

Starter

electric

Gearbox

5-speed

Front Suspension

49 mm leading-axle inverted, 12.2-inch travel

Rear Suspension

single shock with spring preload; 12.3-inch travel

Front Brakes

single 260 mm disc

Rear Brakes

single 240 mm disc

Front Tyres

80/100 21

Rear Tyres

100 / 90 19

Wheelbase

1445 mm

Seat Height

875 mm

Ground Clearance

333 mm

Kerb Weight

145 kg

Fuel Capacity

7.7 litres

Dimensions

2,195 mm (L) x 815 mm (W) x 1,195 mm (H)

Honda XR 150

Honda XR 150 motorcycle rental
Inexpensive, comfortable and reliable, yet surprisingly capable off-road.

Engine Type

air cooled, OHC, single cylinder

Displacement

149 cc

Bore X Stroke

57.3 mm x 57.8 mm

Ignition

CDI

Fuel System

20 mm piston valve carburettor

Compression Ratio

9.5:1

Starter

electric with kick starter backup

Gearbox

5-speed

Front Suspension

telescopic fork, 180 mm axle travel

Rear Suspension

single shock swing arm, 150 mm axle travel

Front Brakes

dual piston caliper, 240 mm disc

Rear Brakes

mechanical drum

Front Tyres

90/90 19

Rear Tyres

110/90 17

Wheelbase

1362 mm

Seat Height

825 mm

Ground Clearance

243 mm

Kerb Weight

129 kg

Fuel Capacity

12 litres

Dimensions

2091 mm (L) x 811 mm (W) x 1125 mm (H)

R.E. Classic 350

Royal Enfield Classic 350 motorcycle rental
Wide handlebars and upright seating position, with classic styling.

Engine Type

4 stroke, air-cooled, single cylinder, SOHC

Displacement

349 cc

Bore X Stroke

72 mm x 85.8 mm

Ignition

Digital Electronic Ignition

Fuel System

fuel injection

Compression Ratio

9.5:1

Starter

electric

Gearbox

5-speed

Front Suspension

telescopic, 41 mm forks, 130 mm travel

Rear Suspension

twin tube emulsion shock, 6-step preload

Front Brakes

disc, 300 mm

Rear Brakes

disc, 270 mm

Front Tyres

100/90-19

Rear Tyres

120/80-18

Wheelbase

1465 mm

Seat Height

805 mm

Ground Clearance

170 mm

Kerb Weight

195 kg

Fuel Capacity

13 litres

Dimensions

2145 (L) x 785 (W) x 1090 (H)

Honda XR 250

Honda XR 250 motorcycle rental
One of Honda’s older dual sport offerings, replaced in 2004 by the CRF 250.

Engine Type

Four Stroke, air cooled, SOHC, single cylinder

Displacement

249 cc

Bore X Stroke

73 mm x 59 mm

Ignition

CDI

Fuel System

32 mm Keihin carburettor

Compression Ratio

10.2:1

Starter

electric with kick starter backup

Gearbox

6-speed

Front Suspension

41mm telescopic, air assisted fork

Rear Suspension

Pro Link adjustable

Front Brakes

dual piston caliper, 240 mm disc

Rear Brakes

single piston caliper, 220 mm disc

Front Tyres

80/100 21

Rear Tyres

100/100 18

Wheelbase

1400 mm

Seat Height

920 mm

Ground Clearance

315 mm

Kerb Weight

104 kg

Fuel Capacity

9 litres

Dimensions

2110 mm (L) x 830 mm (W) x 1215 mm (H)