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It seems you'd be able to pull it off, but it'd definitely be extra hassle and you might be subject to extra scrutiny (not to mention the cultural tensions between the two nations). Visas The Pakistani government says about tourist visas: "A non-extendable tourist visa valid for 14 days is issued by Pakistan High Commission, New Delhi through approved ...


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The historic principality of Jammu and Kashmir is split between the Pakistani Azad Kashmir ('free Kashmir') and the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. India and Pakistan have fought wars over the control of Kashmir and you can absolutely not cross the line of control which serves as the de facto border. Not only that, but as a foreigner you are are not even ...


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Driving to Leh in your own vehicle can be dangerous. Have a read through this post about how people are being attacked in Leh for bringing their own cars. Leh is not a safe place even for those who go in their own cars. Self drive rental cars are being lined up and burnt on road sides with occupants left stranded and any opposition is met with violence. ...


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I had recently been to Leh-Ladakh bike tour. Few of the friends were touring the same way by a car. We had first thought of taking our own vehicle there, but then eventually dropped the idea after receiving various reports of undue issues caused by Taxi drivers union in Leh. As per their say, it hampers their business and the safety as well. And, I don't ...


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The town you're looking for seems to be Leh in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir quite in the north of India. Leh seems to be the common name, but in Tibetian it is written like that: གླེ. The picture you have mentioned in the question could be either from the Shey Monastery or similar monasteries such as Thiksey, or the Leh Palace. However, all of them ...


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You don't make mention of how you're arranging your trip, or whether you've already applied for a visa. Should you be travelling to Pakistan either on business or as part of a tour group, you would be eligible for a visa on arrival. Otherwise, you would be applying for a visa at the Embassy in your home country, or country of residence. The Azad Jammu & ...


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Your options are legion. It's more a matter of how challenging you want to make it to yourself and how much time you want to spend. Assuming you refer to western Europe as your starting point, your easiest route would be: Western Europe - south east Europe - Turkey - Iran - Pakistan (though southern Pakistan can be unsafe). If you want to go through ...


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Many Pakistanis visit Kashmir. But usually they are Paksitanis with relatives in Kashmir - e.g. attending a family wedding. There is a huge diaspora of Kashmiris in Pakistan who still maintain ties with relatives in the Indian administered Kashmir Valley. But the visa can take a long time as India treats the visa applications of Pakistanis with extra ...


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There is no blanket ban on Pakistani nationals for visiting J&K. When a visa is issued to a Pakistani national for visiting India their visa specifies the cities/towns they are allowed to go. You may or may not get permission to visit Kashmir but to find out you would have to apply for a visa and in your application you need to mention where all you want ...


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Kashmir is not a country in and of itself. There is no entity authorized to issue Kashmir passports, nor is there any such thing as a Kashmir 'citizen'. At the moment, the total area inhabited by peoples who might identify themselves as "Kashmiri" are parts of Pakistan, India and the People's Republic of China. Were a person of Kashmiri descent decide to ...


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