"When the sun is shining I can do anything. No mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome..." - Wilma Rudolph
|(Atta Abad Lake, Pakistan)|
Pakistan Adventure – Tracing the Ancient Silk Route
Date: 9 – 21 September, 2015
Route: Lahore – Islamabad – Besham – Gilgit – Karimabad – Sost – Karimabad – Besham - Lahore – Karachi
Pakistan is also well known for its high threat from terrorism, kidnap and sectarian violence throughout the country. Security forces in Pakistan remain on high alert following previous attacks. There may be increases in security force presence and restrictions on movement may be put in place at a short notice.
We are travelling in a small group and with experienced local guides and Police escorts accompanying us throughout our journey. We are assured of safety and would be particularly vigilant and would take appropriate security precautions during our journey.
We are currently reading The Kill List, by Frederick Forsyth. It is a good read and touches on the places we are visiting in Pakistan. It shows how governments use all means available to win the war on terrorism and hunt down the jihadists. Through a very entertaining story Forsyth is able to give details of the processes, organizations, and equipment needed to find the terrorists.