River Indus is the life-line of Pakistan, it originates from the heights of Tibet at a place called SINGHI KABBAB which translates as “Mouth of the Lion”. From its source the Lion river flows east between Himalayan mountains passing through Laddakh and Baltistan it turns south near Gilgit along Karakuram ranges (Karakuram High Way). The Passage through gorges and valleys opens up in the plains of Punjab and Sind, after a journey of 2900 Kms the Indus river falls into Arabian sea. The annual flow of Indus is twice that Nile and three times that of Tigris and Euphrates rivers combined.
In the south of Pakistan it is known as “DARY-A-SINDH” (River Sindh). The name of Indus river also appears in ancient literature, in Latin it is referred to as “SINDUS” , Greek named this river as “SINTHOS” and in Sanskrit script it is mentioned as “SINDHU” .
Indus river is one of the most historic river of the World and it also have a rice cultural background. In the historical perspective of this sub-continent Indus has a prominent role, civilizations of Mohenjodaro flourished on its banks, Alexander conquering the world reached the formidable waters of Indus and Arabs entered India through this river.
Traveling in Indus river is like going back in time. The best way to get a real touch of this river and to observe its historical and social impact one has to navigate through this river. The journey on Indus not only exposes its majestic beauty but also unveils its rich cultural heritage.
This will be a three days boating and exploration adventure starting from LIAYA to the TUNSA BRIDGE (Please see attach map) This journey will cover a distance of 60-70 Kms on river Indus.
The expedition will use one of local constructed boats. All travelling will be during day time and night stay will be along bank of Indus or on Island created by mighty Indus. A air-condition logistic support vehicle will drop up at Liaya the starting point and will pick up at Tunsa for a further drive to Multan.
The winter season is the best time to travel in this part of Indus river, because the water level are low and the water discharge is reduced. These conditions are safe and comfortable for boating down stream. During this journey you will see the ancient civilian lives, historical sights and old villages. Besides all these attractions river Indus during winter is a naturally protected sanctuary for migrating birds like Cormorants, Shags, Egrets, Herons, Geese, Ducks, Vultures, Kites, Eagles, Bustard – Quails, Cranes, Terns, Kingfishers, Blue Indian Rullers, Woodpeckers, and other important feature are Tartals and one and only one in the World and main the attraction of this journey is the blind Indus Dolphin. .
Please note that longer trip can be organize on request only. Below trip is especially designed for local diplomatic community, those who have short vacations.
Client(s) can be pick from Multan airport with or without an additional cost depending on group size. Please check, before booking your trip. However this will not apply on two separate groups or one split group. Final date of booking is 15 December each year.
Day 01. Arrival in Islamabad, sightseeing and overnight hotel.
Day 02. After an early breakfast depart for Liaya. After 11 hours drive transfer for half an hours camel ride to Indus River bank at Liaya. Overnight camping along the river bank.
Day 03 . After breakfast we will start our boating journey on Traditional boat. On the way you will be serve tea, lunch on the boat by our camping staff. During the boating you will see immigrant bird travel all the way from Siberia to the plains of Indus. Some of them are Cormorants, Shags, Egrets, Herons, Geese, Ducks, Vultures, Kites, Eagles, Bustard – Quails, Cranes, Terns, Kingfishers, Blue Indian Rullers, Woodpeckers, and other important feature are Tartals and one and only one in the World and main the attraction of this journey is the blind Indus Dolphin. In the evening turn the boats to one of Island in the Indus. Our staff will pitch your tents on the soft sand of Indus and ready the camp fire for the evening. After dinner set beside the camp fire and enjoy the evening.
Day 04 . After breakfast again float on Indus river. On the way we will visit fisherman houses along the Indus banks. Fishing and baskets waving are their earning. In the evening turn our boats to the Indus banks for another romantic evening with camp fire.
Day 05 . After breakfast float towards Tunsa Barrage upon arrival transfer to automobile for a 2-3 hours road journey to Multan. Upon arrival lunch at hotel. After lunch sightseeing of the city of Saint. In the evening transfer to airport for your onward flight to your destination. End of our service at Multan airport.