To rent a car and driver for a whole day of gallivanting in Hunza, or to drive up to the China border area, costs around fifty to eighty dollars.
Please be aware that although The Karakoram Club is full of super helpful people it is a ‘free to join’ Facebook group which means that some tour groups, trying to sell shit to backpackers, are now in the group.
To connect with other backpackers travelling to Pakistan, join the Backpacking Pakistan facebook group.
Burkina Sign Language (in French: Langue des signes mossi) is the indigenous sign language of the Deaf community in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou.
Deaf education in Burkina is in American Sign Language. Natural sign languages are not related to the spoken language used in the same region.
With a few exceptions, much of the accommodation in Pakistan is fairly expensive and not particularly well set up for budget backpackers.
On some occasions, police would take me directly to a hotel and insist I stayed there; you can sometimes get out of this but other times you cannot.
Check out this video from my first trip (in February 2016) backpacking Pakistan…
The Pakistani people are very generous and you will be plied with ridiculous amounts of free food and chai.
You can arrange motorbike rentals through Karakoram Bikers and Broke Backpacker readers get a discount.
Flights in Pakistan are relatively cheap – around eighty dollars from Islamabad to Gilgit – and a good way to skip some truly horrific bus journeys.
Pakistan travel advice from my government is basically one gigantic red X.