Cholistan Desert Camel Safaris
Cholistan Camel Safaris will take you the the enchanting Cholistan desert a desert that is full of life and culture. Beginning your exciting trip at Lahore, the cultural capital of Pakistan, explore some of the finest examples of Mughal architecture in Pakistan. Visit the 17th century Badshahi Mosque, the Lahore fort built in the 16th and 17th century, Emperor Jehangir and Noor Jahan’s tomb and the exquisite Shalimar Gardens built by Shah Jahan of the Taj Mahal fame.
Uch that contains some of the most beautiful tombs with blue glazed tile – work reflecting a distinct influence of Central Asian architecture. During the 13th century, it was the center of Islamic learning and many famous scholars and saints lie buried in this small town. Visit the spectacular tomb of Bibi Jawindi with its beautiful glazed tile decorations, the tomb of Jalal-uddin Surkh and explore the colorful covered bazaars before proceeding to Multan, the city of saints.
Multan, which has a very ancient history and every invader who entered the Indian subcontinent from Alexander through to the Mauryans, Huns, Kushans, Arabs, Ghaznavids, Mughals and even the British struggled for its control. Walk through its color-full bazaars and visit the beautiful shrines of Bahauddin Zikria (13th cent) and Shah Rukhn-e-alam (14th Cent).
Explore the color-full bazaars of Bahawalpur and visit its interesting Museum before heading for the desert driving through Lal Suhanra Park, a lovely nature reserve developed in 1972. Arrive at Channan Pir village situated in the Cholistan Desert from where your exciting Camel Safari begins. This village is named after a holy man known as Channan Pir and is famous for the annual URS (death anniversary) during springtime when thousands flock for pilgrimage to the holy man’s grave at this place. Meet your Camels and the Camel men.
Day 01: Arrival in Lahore/ hotel. In the afternoon visit Lahore city
Day 02: Lahore exploration
Day 03: Fly or drive to Multan 7-8hrs/hotel
Day 04: Multan – Bahawalpur (96 Kilometers) 4-5hrs/hotel
Day 05: Camels ride to Kotan Wala Toba nearby village where there is a Toba/camp
Day 06: Camel back safaris to the Chanan Pir 4-5hrs/camp
Day 07: Chanan Pir – Uch Shareef / hotel
Day 08: Drive to Multan and continue flight to Islamabad/hotel
Day 09: Departure