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  • 12 Days ISB/ ISB

  • Extremely Technical

  • 2 – 14

  • 12 – 65

  • All Season

  • ISB- ISB

  • $00 / per

Astor Markhor Hunting Tour

Hunting Safaris in Pakistan

Astor Markhor Hunting Tour in Pakistan is a adventurous tour. Golden peak Tours Pakistan offering Markhor Hunting in Astor valley pakistan.

The Astor markhor (Capra falconeri falconeri) has large, flat horns, branching out very widely, and then going up nearly straight with only a half turn. It is synonymous with Capra falconeri cashmiriensis or Pir Panjal markhor, which has heavy, flat horns, twisted like a corkscrew

astor markhor hunting

The habitat of these animals is in the Gilgit, Skardu and Astor regions of Northern Pakistan in the valleys which branch off from the River Indus. In comparison with the Kashmir, their horns curves are wider. Like the Kashmir, the Astor is in the flare horned Markhor category. It is possible to hunt the Himalayan Ibex and the Markhor in combination.

Ibex hunting in Pakistan

Within Afghanistan, the Astor markhor is limited to the east in the high and mountainous monsoon forests of Laghman and Nuristan. In India, this subspecies is restricted to a portion of the Pir Panjal range in southwestern Jammu and Kashmir.  Ghandhara Civilization Tour Throughout this range, Astor markhor populations are scattered, starting east of the Banihal Pass (50 km from the Chenab River) on the Jammu-Srinagar highway westward to the disputed border with Pakistan.

List of Ibex Urial and Markhor Hunting Tours in Pakistan

  1. Sindh Ibex Hunting Tour
  2. Suleman Markhor Hunting Tour
  3. Kashmir Markhor Hunting
  4. Afghan Urial Hunting Tour
  5. Punjab Urial Hunting Tour
  6. Bland Ford Urial Hunting
  7. Blue Sheep Hunting
  8. Community Conservation Hunting Safaris in Pakistan

Activity Video

Astore Markhor Hunting Tour

1 Arrival Islamabad. Grand Regency Hotel/Hill view
2 Fly to Gilgit or Drive by Road on Karakorum Highway(15 Hours) arrive Gilgit Serena Hotel
3 Drive by road to Hunting Area Village Guest House/Camp
4 Hunting day for specie Camp or Shepherd Hut
5 Hunting day for specie Camp or Shepherd Hut
6 Hunting day for specie Camp or Shepherd Hut
7 Drive to Gilgit Serena Hotel
8 Fly Islamabad or Drive by road Grand Regency hotel/Hill view
9 Fly home

        Hunt Price Includes:

  •  Experienced Guide  for the duration of the hunt
  • Visa Invitation, Customs Handling, and paper work for permits.
  • Transfers from Islamabad to Islamabad,  to the hunting area and back again
  • Full Board Accommodation as per itinararay
  • 1 Trophy of Blue Sheep
  • Cook-Helper-Camping equipment and food on camping Hunts
  • Assistance with departing travel plans
  • Provisional shooting license

         Hunt Price Excludes:

·         International and Domestic Air Fares

·         Visa Fees

·         Trophy export Shipment or Trip Insurance

·         Gratuities

·         Sightseeing/Personal Expenses

·         Observer Fee ($200/Day) if accompanied by an observer

·         Upgrade to 4 * Hotel in Islamabad Additional US $150 on offered quote

·         Upgrade to 5* Hotel in Islamabad US $250 on offered quote.

·         Flight to Gilgit US300 $ Additional

·         Veterinary Certificate per hunter US $300

·         Trophy preparation treatment     $250

·         Trophy export Permit for CITIES game (appendix II game for all sheep’s & Urials)       $ 450

·         Fire arm import & export permit  $ 250 per gun








Temperature & clothing:-

The temperatures during Hunting season (NOV-MAR) are pleasant not very cold and can go below 0 and day time 20 degree, therefore light warm clothing  may be required.


Once the permits are issued they are non refundable, the Hunter has to hunt
in given time that varies in each province are sold out by provincial wild life departments
through license outfitters in open auction (except (Baluchistan) and the permits are given
to highest bidder.

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