ISLAMABAD: Eight tourists from the United Kingdom are ready to begin their Rickshaw Adventure from Islamabad to Khunjerab, the Alpine Club of Pakistan (ACP) said.

The purpose of this trip is to promote mountain sports and tourism in Pakistan. After their venture, the team will release v-logs, stories and pictures of mountains located in Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The team will be led by Julian Rohann Carnall, who has previously travelled through Nepal, India and Thailand.

Talking to journalists, Mr Carnall said the team would depart on Saturday morning and would stay in Balakot. After spending day two in Batakundi, they will spend the third day crossing the Babusar Top and reach Chilas, where they will spend a night. Their next stop would be Gilgit and then Hunza before finally reaching Khunjerab. The government of Gilgit-Baltistan and Special Communication Organisation would then hold a reception for the team.

Shahid Islam, deputy director general, Pakistan Sports Board, appreciated the efforts of the Alpine Club for promoting mountain sports and tourism.

Abu Zafar Sadiq, the club’s president, highlighted the importance of mountain sports and tourism.

ACP Secretary Karrar Haidri emphasised on the roles of tour operators for development of mountain tourism.

Published in Dawn, June 18th, 2022

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