you but these guys are almost always super friendly and mean well. Pakistanis are a lovely bunch and are usually falling over each other to make sure you have enough chai, food and hash to keep you happy. You will need your own transport whilst in Swat or to make friends with a local couchsurfer; taxis are insanely expensive and there are not many public transport options. There are many fantastic things to do in Karimabad and you should definitely check out both Altit Fort and Baltit Fort for some stunning views of the ancient Silk Road leading to China. Books to read on Pakistan?
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Shandur pass has sleeping facilities. Its possible to find ecstasy if you are at raves outside Lahore or Karachi but youll have to be well connected. A donation of 15 20 per day per person is fair and I recommend staying three to four days. Check out my article, Blazed Backpackers 101 on how to stay safe whilst partying.I strongly recommend Workaway you pay just 29 for the year and then have access to literally thousands of projects all around the world where you can help out in exchange for food and board. The main towns are Mingora and Saidu Sharif but the real beauty of Swat is to be found in the forests. Pakistan travel experiences; watch the sunset from a fort check! A peaceful place to ponder Whilst around Mingora, be sure to visit Udegram, an ancient Mosque, as well as Malam Jabba; the best place in all of Pakistan to catch some powder and strap on your skis. Astore ptdc hotel You can camp outside the ptdc hotel in Rama for free.