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Trophy Hunting in Pakistan

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IBEX/BLUE SHEEP TROPHY HUNTING
October  till March every year

The Himalayan Ibex can be separated from the alpine population by the horn shape which, in adult males, grows much longer, curving round to form? of a complete arc and tapering to relatively slender points.

The recording horn from Pakistan measured 140cm and came from Gilgit. It had a basal girth of 26.5cm and a gap of 63.5cm between tips and certainly in Gilgit a head with horns over this length would be considered an exceptionally good trophy.

Confined to relatively arid mountain ranges of the inner Himalayas, living well above the tree line only in the higher more precipitous regions. They occur from about 3550m to over 5000m in Pakistan, though they sometimes migrate from one mountain range to another in winter and in so doing have been seen crossing valleys below 2135m

They are fairly widespread through the higher mountain ranges in Gilgit Baltistan in the Karakoram Range, the Haramosh Range, and the probably the highest population of Ibex now survives in Northern Hunza, especially in the watershed of Khunjerab, Khyber, Passu, Gulkin Chupersion, Misgar, and Shimshal Valley, and to the east of Khunjerab. In Gilgit, they are still fairly plentiful in Ishkoman, Yasin, and Hunza. Further west they occur in the Hindukush range of mountains and throughout Northern Chitral down to about 32 kilometers north of Chitral and in the higher mountain ranges of Chilas and on the slopes of Malika Parbat Mountain.

Himalayan Ibex has a wider distribution and is plentiful and its future survival is not so threatened in Pakistan largely due to the inaccessibility of its habitat provided by the very extensive concentration of very high mountain ranges in the extreme northwestern region. Baltistan and Hunza are undoubtedly the strongholds of the Himalayan Ibex in the region today. In the early spring, the Ibex is half-starved and eagerly seeks new sprouting grass when it is available at lower milder elevations. This is the only time when they descend as low as 2450m and are thus much easier to hunt.

Any hunting trip in this inaccessible area needs careful planning. A number of permits from local and federal authorities, especially import and re-export licenses for the firearms as well as permits to carry and use these inside the country are required. These often take several weeks to process and must be obtained before the arrival of a hunting party in the country.

Himalayan Ibex, Astor Markhor: Once the rifle handling is done in Islamabad airport, hunters need to fly from Islamabad to up north to the town of Gilgit (app. 45 min flight). We usually book this domestic flight for the hunter. Sometimes, when the flights do not operate due to bad weather conditions, then there is no way but to take a long ride (14-16 hours) up to the Northern Areas of Pakistan. Expect a 9- 10-day trip and a 5- 6day hunt.

Blue Sheep: After finishing all customs formalities in Islamabad, hunters are transferred to the hotel and stay overnight there. The next morning, they fly to Gilgit. In case of flight cancellation, they drive to Chilas, then to Gilgit Hunza, Sost Shimshal, Gujerav, Pamir. After that two days of stalking to Shimshal Village. Plan 10-12 days trip and 05 days hunt.

For more information on Trophy Hunting and the tours that we run there, contact us via:

WhatsApp: +92 347 4598096 | +92 345 4354348

Email: info@rockvalleytours.com

 

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Day 1
ARRIVAL Gilgit airport arrival at Gilgit Airport meetup the guide, look the preparation,
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Day 2 - 3
Gilgit hunza Shimshal Drive to a hunting area in the North of Pakistan. Overnight hotel. The area will be Shimshal, Khyber, Gulkin, Sost, Misgar, Chapusan.
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Day 4
HUNTING AREA Day at leisure. While staff will make final arrangements for the Hunting expedition.
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Day 5 - 09
HUNTING AREA Stalking with an expertly professional guide for Blue Ship ibex trophy hunt. Overnight in tents. All meals are served by camp staff.
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Day 10 -12
Drive to Gilgit. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel.

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ITEMS INCLUDED IN OUR LAND COST
  1. Full board hotel meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner in town and city). 02. Airport transfers on arrival and at the time of return. 03. Transport from Islamabad to Hunting Area for men and material. 04. Transport from Hunting Area to Islamabad on return for men and material. 05. Jeeps were required for men and material. 06. Wages of porters, scouts, and their food and insurance. 07. Wages of 01 cook, his food, equipment, and insurance. 08. Kitchen equipment for the expedition until base camp only. 09. Two-person tent for all climbing members until base camp only. 10. Sleeping mattresses for all members until base camp only. 11. Camping fees, road taxes, parking fees. 12. Procurement of import and export permits for expedition equipment. 13. Procurement of Helicopter Rescue Bond from Ministry of Tourism against expeditions actual deposit (12,000 US Dollars) if required. 14. Permit cost: The government fee is US dollars 4000 for each ibex. All the charges and fee is non-refundable after obtaining the hunting permit. It includes one hunter to shoot one ibex during the winter hunting season. The amount is deposited well before the arrival of the hunting party in Pakistan. Only one hunter can join under one permit and there is no limit for non-hunting members to join the expedition. Non-hunting members will only pay for service charges. 15. Local community Fee: The local community in charge of the area where the hunt is conducted is authorized to charge a fee from US dollars 6000 to US dollars 8000 per hunter to allow access to their hunting grounds. 16. Insurance for Arms and Animation. 17. Government documents process fee US dollars 100 per hunter.
ITEMS NOT INCLUDED 01. Personal Equipment /Gear & clothing for the scouts. 02. International Air tickets 03. Climbing gear 04. High altitude food 05. High altitude tents 06. Camping Gas 07. Personal equipment 08. Transportation or porterage of excess baggage 09. Sleeping bags 10. Rucksacks 11. Watch Man (02 watchmen send him before the clients reach the area 12. Emergency rescues. Any expedition member/s who want to include Emergency Helicopter Rescue in their program must notify us in advance. A deposit of US Dollars 12000 (Tewelt Thousand US Dollars) in CASH is required for this arrangement. The amount is REFUNDABLE in case no such facility has been used during the holiday. You are requested to please ensure yourself for emergency air rescue if required. 12. Medications 13. Insurance (All expedition members must be protected by insurance that covers cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss or damage to baggage and personal effects). 14. Room services 15. Laundry charges and other items of personal nature. TERMS & CONDITIONS: 01. Our quotes are net, non-commissionable. 02. Our inclusive quotes and conditions are strictly based on the enclosed itinerary and the total number of hotel and camp nights mentioned therein. 03. The above rates are quoted per person based on sharing a double room and a two-person tent. A single room and tent can be provided on payment of a single supplement. We do not guarantee a single supplement. DELAYS If the trip has to be delayed due to canceled or delayed flights, sickness, accidents, bad weather, road washouts, Govt. restrictions, or any other contingency for which for which Jasmine Tours cannot make provisions, the resulting extra cost for such delays will be charged separately. RESERVATIONS AND ADVANCE PAYMENTS 01. All provisional reservations must reach us in writing at least 30 days before your arrival in Pakistan. No deposits are necessary for making any provisional reservations. 02. All provisional reservations are subject to confirmation on deposit all fees in advance at least 20 days before the arrival of the group in Pakistan. 03. The naming list must reach us at least 15 days before the arrival of the group in Pakistan.  04. For provisional booking please inform your name, nationality, passport number, date, and place of issue of passport, expiry date, your complete address, person to contact in case of emergency, your previous mountaineering experience (if any). MODE OF PAYMENT: All payments must be sent by money grams, Bank transfer to Inayat Ullah Baig US$ Account # 000000000000002, Soneri Bank Limited, G -11 DHA Lahore Cant, Pakistan. Personal and traveler's Cheques are not acceptable. CANCELLATIONS: All cancellations must be notified in writing to Rock Valley Tours.  Cancellation charges will be levied as follows: -
  1. In case of cancellation made before the deposit of the Permit fee and government processing fee, we will refund all amounts after deducting a very nominal fee as our services charges.
LIABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF ROCK VALLEY TOURS: Rock Valley Tours, its agents, employees, or any of the affiliates or subsidiary companies shall neither be responsible nor liable for any loss, damage, injury, sickness, or death caused to any member or the property of the group directly or indirectly due to any irregularity, delay, accident, theft, acts of God, dangers, fire, vehicle breakdown, machinery failure, declared or undeclared hostilities, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, theft, pilferage, epidemics, quarantines, medical or customs regulations, delays, cancellations or changes in itinerary or schedules, Govt. restrictions or due to any causes beyond the control of Rock Valley Tours. TRANSPORTATION The transport we use is Toyota Coaster/Hi-ace Van fully air-conditioned and equipped with all necessary modern facilities. Drivers we choose having 15-20 years’ experience driving for tourists, they are careful and safe drivers. Jeep; Please note that the jeeps used in Pakistan are open jeeps (with soft canvas roof which can be removed and roll-up/downsides) and DO NOT have seat belts, roll bars, or restraining sides. They are old American Willy jeeps, which have been re-conditioned. They are the most reliable for the road conditions in Pakistan and are easily repaired along the route you will be taking. They are the most commonly used vehicles for tourism in Pakistan. The drivers we use are experienced working with foreign tourists and are careful and safe drivers. 4WD like Toyota Hilux, Pajero also can be arranged on request but they are about 3 times the cost. Please do not expect European standards. Transport does make a large portion of any program for travel in Pakistan. INSURANCE All travelers must be protected by insurance that covers cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss or damage to baggage and personal effects up to 25,000 US Dollars.

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