Visa Procedure / Fees for Pakistan

Visa Procedure / Fees for Pakistan

Pakistan is regarded as one of the most popular destinations for undertaking mountaineering and trekking expeditions around the world. Seven Summit Treks specializes in operating these adventure expeditions in Pakistan. The clients traveling to Pakistan for mountaineering and trekking purposes with us have to apply for online visas to explore Pakistan. It might take 40-50 days to get a visa for Pakistan so the clients must apply 2 (two) months before the expedition or trek starts.

Application Type

A client can apply for First Time (New) Single Entry Visa online in the following subcategories:

  • Mountaineering (List of Mountains for which Visa can be applied can be seen here.)
  • Trekking (List of Treks for which Visa can be applied can be seen here.)

Note: In your application, under Purpose of Visit - Mention the Mountains included in this list that you intend to climb).

Eligibility

Applicant must be a national of 191 Countries eligible for an online visa under the Pakistan Online Visa System.

Required Documents

  • Passport
  • Photograph
  • Mountaineering Application-Form (It is required if the application is made under Sub-Category “a”)
  • Trekking Application-Form (It is required if the application is made under Sub-Category “b”)
  • Sponsor letter/Agreement with designated tour operator by Department of Tourist Services (DTS)

  Note: Your Sponsor letter/Agreement must be with a tour operator authorized by the DTS

  • List of any members who are accompanying the applicant for Mountaineering or Trekking, if available with the applicant at the time of application submission.

Duration and Validity

The visa received under this category is valid for up to 3 Months – Single Entry Visa

Processing Time

Issuance of a Visa is the prerogative of the Government of Pakistan. Normally, it takes 6 - 8 Weeks (Working Days).

  • If the application is Sent Back for Review to the Applicant, the set processing time will be applicable again (The processing time will re-start from the date of re-submission of the application). The Application will stand canceled if the applicant doesn’t resubmit his/her application within Seven (7) days from the date of application sent for review.
  • You may plan your trip after acquiring Visa Grant Notice against your application.
  • The fee charged online upon submission of your application is Visa Application Fee – IF Visa is GRANTED against your application then you will be required to pay Royalty Fee for Mountaineering and Trekking after coming to Pakistan – The guidelines to pay the Royalty Fee when you arrive in Pakistan are available here.

To calculate the fees for mountaineering or trekking you can visit the following link:

Link: https://visa.nadra.gov.pk/fee-structure/

To apply for a visa for mountaineering or trekking purposes you can visit the following link: 

Link: https://visa.nadra.gov.pk/tourist-visit-visas/

Seven Summit Treks

Grading

Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

For Expeditions

  1. Easy (E): Climb requires one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with non-technical elements.
  2. Moderate (M): Either a serious one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with some technical elements. Requires an average level of physical fitness.
  3. Difficult (D): Multiday climbs with some moderately technical elements. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
  4. Hard Difficult (HD): Multiday, Highly technical climb. Requires high level of physical fitness and stamina.
  5. Very Difficult (VD): Multiday, Extremely technical climb. Requires very high level of Physical fitness and stamina.

Grading

Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

For Trekking

  1. Light: Light walking and generally level hiking that is good for most fitness levels. During these trips, hill-walking experience is desirable.
  2. Moderate: Trek has various types of moderate to difficult terrain, including rough trails and normally 3 to 5 hours a day. Requires an average to above average fitness level.
  3. Moderate+: High altitude treks above 3000 meters or in fairly difficult terrain- normally 4 to 6 hours a day. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
  4. Extreme: These high altitude treks or passes are known to be the most strenuous and has difficult terrain and conditions. These treks may require a degree of mountaineering skills and you capability of carrying on normally at an altitude of 4000-5600 meters. Daily walking is 5-8 hours approx.

Sofie Lenaerts

Belgium

Our first co-operation was in 2013 in Pakistan with Arnold Coster expeditions and Sevensummittreks towards the Gasherbrum. After that, we continued to work together on expeditions towards Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Manaslu (winter), and AmaDablam. For me, SST is a very professional company with a lot of experience and knowledge. We have full confidence in their capabilities and appreciate their flexibility. I would like to thank them for all those years of cooperation and I look forwards to new adventures in Nepal and Pakistan.

Brad Johnson

I have been on many expeditions in Nepal over the years, most of them I organized with friends and used Seven Summit Treks only for their base camp services with great service! This year none of my friends were available to climb in Nepal in the Autumn season so I contacted SST and decided to sign up for the Mera Peak and Baruntse expedition. SST organized everything and provide me with a personal climbing Sherpa for the entire trip. Throughout the entire trip, everything was taken care of by SST, including lodging, tea houses, and meals. At Baruntse base camp I had a nice private tent and the cook and kitchen staff always had smiles and cooked great meals. My Sherpa (Jangbu) was great and we became close friends and climbing partners. Jangbu was always there with a smile, a very strong climber, always wanting to help in any way he could. There was plenty of time to decide how and when we were going to make a summit push based on the weather. We had fantastic summit days on both peaks and finished the trip crossing the Amphu Labste pass into the Khumbu Valley staying each night in nice lodges with all meals included. I would highly recommend using SST for any expedition that you want to go on. Thank you Seven Summit Treks for a great trip and your attention to detail!!

Mohamed H. Al Khalifa

Bahrain

Seven summits are the best! Very professional highly recommended and fun people to work with.. 👏

Nir Shah

Great Britain

My wife and I had an amazing experience with Seven Summits for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The company was extremely hospitable with a welcome dinner on day 1, including an introduction to our guide. Speaking of our guide, Phurkitar, he was simply brilliant. During the trek, he was very patient as both of us went through physical and emotional tiredness, and he ensured we reached EBC without any major issues. In addition, he helped cater to my vegan and my wife's vegetarian diets throughout the trek. Cannot compliment Phurkitar enough for all his efforts.

Would readily book with Seven Summits again.

Chris Huntsman

USA

These guys are the real deal. Incredibly professional and helpful; I genuinely couldn’t imagine hiking to base camp any other way.

Seven summits planned everything, lodging, flights, and meals. All I had to do was show up and hike. My bag got lost on the way into Lukla (the airlines' fault not Seven Summits) but these guys (Sherpa Chhepal) organized a personal porter to bring my pack up to us since we’d already started our trek.

Not only did Chhepal square away a porter but he did even more digging and got my bag on a helicopter instead. I had it first thing in the morning; it was incredible. When I was heading back to Kathmandu once we were finished, I realized I had time to catch an earlier flight if I could get out of Lukla on time. Well our flight was delayed but Seven Summits squoze me on a helicopter, got me to KTM, and I started making my journey home an entire day early because of that.

Besides being super knowledgeable, helpful, A+ customer service, and everything else, these guys were just cool to hang out with. Made a lot of friends and would recommend Seven Summits to anyone in my circle.