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Pakistan Ibex Trophy Hunting (Shikar Safaris) - [ Safaris ]

Zone:               Open

Duration:         15 Days

Best Time:        October - End of March


Hunting rules in the valley are strict. It is restricted to the relatively dry mountains of the inner Himalaya, Karakoram and Hindu Kush between 3200 to around 5000 m. It inhabits most of the higher mountain ranges across all of the Gilgit and Baltistan districts, and the northern Kashmir. December to March is suitable for ibex as the snow brings them to lower areas. The hunting areas are 9.000’ - 12.000’ and average of this specie 36”- 40” horn length. There are several good community managed areas where good trophies can be hunted. Karakurum Blue Sheep is recently opened and can be hunted in far north corner of country. Shimshal and KVO are two communities where limited permits are available. The hunting period is October thru November and March. Elevation is 12.000’ - 15.000. Yaks can be used for the transportation in the high elevations. Government of Pakistan issues special permits in coordination with WWF each year for certain areas and for certain old age animals.


Day 01          Arrive at Islamabad airport and transfer to the guesthouse.

 Afternoon briefing and necessary paper work by the concerned official.

Day 02          Fly to Gilgit. After short stay for refreshment etc drive to Hunza.

 Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03          Drive in four wheel jeep to the starting point of the trek.

Day 04          Start trekking to the Base Camp.

Day 05          Discussion and planning with the guide and reccee of the areas/location. 

Day 06          Start trekking towards the advance camps/game reserves. 

Day 07          Spend whole day for hunting.

Day 08          Spend whole day for hunting.

Day 09          Return to the advance base camp with the Ibex trophy.

Day 10          Return to the originating stop for the transport and overnight stay.

Day 11          Drive back to Hunza for overnight stay.

Day 12          Drive back to Chilas with the Ibex trophy and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 13          Drive further to Islamabad and overnight at guesthouse.

Day 14          Spend full day for obtaining export permit for the trophy and other related
                     paper work.

Day 15          Departure for home destination.



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