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Jules Verne Launches Pakistan Tour for 2023

Jules Verne Launches Pakistan Tour for 2023
20 January 2023 Samantha Anderson

Pioneering tour company Jules Verne escorted the first western groups across the Karakoram Mountain range, from Pakistan to China over the Khunjerab Pass in 1983. Now, 40 years later it has launched a new tour of Pakistan, Mughals, Mystics & Mountains.

Jules Verne’s General Manager Debbie O’Neill says: “With Pakistan set to be one of the top travel destinations of 2023, we’ve worked with local tour guides to carefully curate the perfect tour of Pakistan. We are proud to launch Jules Verne’s new Mughals, Mystics & Mountains small group escorted tour that gets to the heart of the country, culture and people with genuine, authentic experiences. It includes breathtaking landscape, heartfelt local interaction and the most wonderful hotels in Pakistan.”

2023 travel trend:

Launching a new tour to Pakistan in 2023 caters to the growing appetite for escorted travel to the area. Revenue from travel and tourism in Pakistan is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2023-2027) of 6.14% compared to a worldwide annual growth rate (CAGR 2023-2027) of 4.41%. The market’s largest segment is Package Holidays with a projected market volume of US$1,305.00m in 2023. (

Jules Vernes’s new Mughals, Mystics & Mountains tour includes:

  • Heritage properties
  • Lahore food tour
  • Qawali evening
  • Wagah border ceremony
  • Truck painting
  • Khaplu Women’s Vocational Training Centre
  • Polo match – meet the players
  • A women-run carpet weaving centre
  • Meet with Hunza Women’s Social Enterprise (NGO)

With the incredible Karakoram Highway, often referred to as ‘The Eighth Wonder of the World’, Pakistan is blessed with abundant natural and historical riches. Remarkable mountain landscapes are set against a backdrop of desert forts, tea stalls and djinns. Jules Verne’s Mughals, Mystics & Mountains tour will visit Lahore, where Mughal Emperors once held court, modern Islamabad and the remnants of the Gandharan Buddhist civilisation at Taxila, the beautiful and isolated region of Skardu, the scenic alpine lakes at Kachura and The Hunza Valley, tucked away in the rugged north with its own rhythm, culture and traditions.

Jules Verne’s General Manager Debbie O’Neill says:

“We differentiate ourselves by focusing on the details. The places, the transport, the short stops, the meals and accommodation are opportunities for us to make each travel experience a little bit more enjoyable. We integrate elements of local culture in the form of stays at historical forts, local cuisine and immersive travel experiences within the arrangements.”

Dates, departures, prices 2023:

Departing from London Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic, prices are transparent and guaranteed.

  • June 2, £4,895pp
  • September 8, £4,995pp
  • October 6, £5195pp

For more information, or to book with Jules Verne, call 020 3533 3722 or visit


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About Jules Verne:
Established in 1978, Jules Verne’s innovative small group escorted tours offer authentic travel with a twist via air, road, rail and river. Every Jules Verne traveller is guaranteed a unique, quality experience within a small group of around 15 like-minded companions.

The spirit of Jules Verne is to seek out fascinating adventures around the world. Jules Verne works thoughtfully with local tour guides and communities to craft tours which reveal the true heart of each destination.

Jules Verne tours are packed with special events and little extras. Fully ABTA and ATOL bonded and winner of many travel awards, our experts organise every detail to the highest standard so customers can book in complete confidence.