What makes the difference when you travel the Vertical Explorers way?
We consider everyone who travels with us to be our personal guest. We spend time travelling each year to top up our knowledge and discover new hidden gems, stay in the accommodation and meet our guides – many of whom are firm friends.
Perfectly Planned & Peace of Mind
Every moment of your travel experience is important to us. You don’t need to picture the hassle of planning an amazing vacation on your own. Let us do the work! We bundle everything together, including hotels, and most taxes & fees, into one simple price with no surprises. Whether it’s helping you select a destination, taking you to and from the airport or 24-7 support, we are there for you every step of the way. We handle the details so you can focus on the perfectly planned, stress-free getaway.
Best Price – Unbeatable value
We are local and because we are based in Skardu, Islamabad, Gilgit Lahore and Karachi, we can operate directly without any intermediaries. This way we are able to be right by your side while you travel and are we able to keep our costs lower which benefits you. Our prices really are lower – guaranteed. Because of the way we work, our costs are lower and so are our prices. You may find what seems like a similar tour at a lower price with one of our competitors, but when you compare feature-for-feature, we believe it’s clear our tour offers the best value for your money. But it is not just a matter of our very affordable prices; it’s also what we include that makes the value of our trips so good. In fact, the most common refrain from our travelers is that they can’t believe they received so much for what they paid.
Full licensed company
This allows us to meet certain standards and set benchmarks within the Pakistan Tourism Industry. Travel with us to be ensured you will not go through any brokers.
Passion for what We Do
We are driven by service and providing life-changing travel experiences. Our entire staff genuinely cares and is motivated by a love of travel, adventure and providing superlative guest service.
No Hidden Extras
We believe in an honest, upfront pricing structure so you know exactly what the tour will cost before you book. On our group tours we avoid local payments, ‘optional extras’ or forcing our clients to go through the annoying procedure of splitting every meal bill.
Our tours are provided on a predominantly accommodation, government permits, entrance fees and transport all included.
Safety Security & 24/7 Reassurance
Our clients’ safety and security is our top goal. your safety is our prime concern. Keeping our staff highly motivated and ready to deal with the needs of our clients and the quality of our trips.
We’re passionate about travel and we love helping you put together a journey you’ll remember for a lifetime. According to each program we set a particular guide to client ratio, and also add an assistant guide in many of our trips. We are personally acquainted with all the destinations you visit and are well prepared for all occurrences, whether these are concerned with your personal health and comfort, logistics, or acts of God, such as climatic events. In every area of travels, we follow strict working procedures and rules. We take our precautions in advance to ensure that you are not exposed to jeopardy or inconvenience. This is why we visit all the destinations ourselves, sampling the food, service, comfort, hygiene, staff competence, management enthusiasm and guiding expertise, so that we know exactly what our clients can expect, and we keep a tight watch that standards are never allowed to slip. Vehicles are also regularly inspected and serviced by experienced mechanics and new replacement parts are sourced on time.
Once you’re on your trip, we have a dedicated emergency line that is manned 24/7, not by an answering service, but by our managers, who know what to do to help you (even if it’s in the middle of the night). As an expert and specialized service provider, we have personal contacts on call in all areas to provide assistance should it prove necessary, but since we take extra care in all respects, having customer safety and satisfaction is a more important goal than mere namesake, we can offer you the very best of preplanning, on tour experience and aftercare. When you book your tour with Vertical Explorers, you have a team watching out for you no matter where you go. We are contactable every day, and before, after, and throughout your trip, to ensure your perfect peace of mind and the best possible experience.
Prepared for Emergencies
you can be certain that our staff and equipment is prepared to handle any emergency situation that may arise. We are always up-to-date on health regulations, advisories and current events, so that you are well prepared and in compliance with all requirements, as well as being covered by alternative arrangements in the event of severe weather, civil or political emergencies. We can also assist you in sourcing appropriate travel insurance to cover medical assistance, evacuation and other travel unforeseen elements as described. On our Expeditions and strenuous treks VE, carries emergency satellite telephones , giving us instant response times versus no cell phone signal coverage.
All Inclusive Camping
All our Climbing and Trekking trips that involve camping have a dedicated team with support staff that goes ahead of the group to set up a camp before guests come each day. With spacious tents, dining tables, chairs and solar showers, VE makes certain guests live in comfort even when they’re exploring remote areas. VE provides all camping gears including tents, sleeping bags and foam mattresses.
While on Camping VE’s delicious meals are made from fresh, healthy ingredients. Chefs are trained in the kitchen for quality and consistency.
No one will dispute the value of small groups while on tour—allowing you more personal and intimate interactions with the sites and culture of your destination. But most companies that feature small group experiences price their tours at a premium, making the comfort and convenience of small groups an expensive value-add. We consider small groups a must, and our tours include no more than 16 travelers (and often much fewer)—without the premium price.
Personalize Your Adventure – Total Flexibility
We’ve been traveling with people for a long time and if there’s one thing we know for certain, it’s that no two people are exactly alike. Every traveler is different, so we have created itineraries with choices built in so that you can create your own adventures. It’s where inclusiveness meets choice and we’re pretty excited about it. Choose exactly the holiday you want. There are over dozens of featured itineraries to all over Pakistan. You can also amend these to visit the areas you want to see. Just let us know your requirements. Have a go yourself or just let us know your available time, your must-sees, preferences and special interests. We will suggest an itinerary and from then on it is a matter of fine-tuning so that you get exactly what you want. We make is simple for our clients to have the experience of a life time. From pre-tour planning to 24-hour-on tour support. We do our utmost to ensure that your holiday runs as smoothly as it possibly can.
Finally, we’ll also customize any program we offer or create a tour just for you. You’ll enjoy the same great pricing without the customization premium others charge.
Experiences, not only sightseeing
We are committed to exceeding expectations, and we begin by We’ve spent over 15 years crafting and refining tour itineraries full of must-see sites and cultural inclusions to deliver a deeper experience. But we’ve also learned that a tour is more than just a visit to a place or site. That’s why we’ve built insider access to unique cultural encounters into every one of our itineraries: like sharing tea and lively discussion with a local; dining with villagers in an authentic village; visiting an artisan’s weaving place and learning about their craft. Cultural immersion is a signature feature of Vertical Explorers, so you’ll know you’ve experienced the essence of the country
Our passionate team travels all the place we take you, creating new experiences and staying ahead of the latest travel trends.
On all of trips, you’ll be led by a local, expert, English-speaking guide who will make each destination come alive like only a resident can. Plus, with a professional Tour Manager at your service and local guides by your side you’ll never miss a thing. Our guides will bring our destinations to life with firsthand, in-depth knowledge of their cities, towns, and neighborhoods and may even add some unexpected off-itinerary adventures.. They speak the language. They know the history. Often times it is our incredible guides our travelers remember and reminisce about most when they recount their experience.
Cultural exchanges with Locals
Culture and cuisine go hand in hand. One of the most valuable and long lasting experiences of travelling is the cultural encounter that you can experience. We encourage communicating with different people, living alongside small communities, tasting new food and encountering new ways of life, all of which greatly enhance the experience and contribute to an increased personal cultural awareness. Savor the flavors and become united by the universal language of food. We connect you with locals who are proud to welcome you into their community and share their stories through food – not only to experience the regions’ delicacies, but also the way of life. Be adventurous and try the foods and flavors that sustain life in this corner of the world. They may even teach you how to make it at home.
+ Impact – Differences to Locals
We strive to make a difference regionally, locally and individually. From connecting you with our initiatives to bringing you closer to the local communities of the regions we visit, Through local community volunteering and support, we make an impact in the places where we work. we make a difference in the places where we travel. Our only goal is to give back to the communities; we travel – regardless of circumstance – the opportunity to accomplish their dreams. You have the opportunity to help us support the people and places that are close to our hearts.
Added Value: A choice of transport, Accommodation
Accommodation: On all of our holidays we aim to provide you with the best accommodation available. By “best” we do not necessarily mean most expensive but notably interesting, characterful and convenient
Transport: We’ll choose the best ways for you to travel, depending on your timetable, budget and tastes. We’ve travelled most routes ourselves and know all the options: road, rail, air and water.
Service: On our tailor-made tours we aim to provide a service value that is hard to match. As an example, on arrival in Pakistan we now provide our clients with a local mobile phone pre-programmed with all the numbers you might need; if asked we will also provide a prepaid wifi dongle so you can remain permanently connected. With our personal knowledge of the properties we use we are often able to secure the best rooms and organise special events unique to us.
Private Airport transfers & Reservation Assistance
Our private car service is included on all tours (This service is included within a 20-mile radius from airport gateways.
Service is available between 21 and 50 miles for a small fee)to anywhere
in Pakistan, allowing you to start your journey relaxed and care free.
Arrival in Style
your driver will be waiting to collect your bags and drive your hotel.
Depart in Style
You will be taken to the airport in plenty of time for your flight.
If requested, VE staff takes care of making hotel reservations before and after your travel vacation.
VE has always been an active supporter of ecosystem conservation. We are dedicated to “Leave No Trace” camping ethics and always practice the three R’s – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
Travel Solo – No Single Supplements
If you are joining one of our adventures as a single person, we’ll match you with another traveller of the same gender and you won’t be charged anything extra for the vast majority of our trips. If you however want a guaranteed single occupancy, we can also arrange that for at a small additional charge.