PAKISTAN, IBEX DEL HIMALAYA. 2019
This hunt takes place in the mythical Karakorum mountain range in the middle of the Pakistani Himalayas. The Himalayan Ibex lives in one of the most remote areas of the world. In the Karakorum mountain range, in the west of the Himalayas and the Hindukush. This animal has been for many years, a species used by the inhabitants of the area for their livelihood. This hunt will be done in the Hushe Valley, the gateway to the Karakorum.
The hunt takes place mainly on foot, at an altitude of 3,000 to 4,000 meters. This area is one of the best-controlled game reserves in the country. The Himalayan Ibex, compared to the rest of the Ibex subspecies, is more burly and robust. It is a hunt that does not involve a tremendous physical effort since from the town of Hushe. It is not strange to see the Ibex in the nearby valleys. There is a population of about 600 Ibex, and therefore the chances of success are very high. A male above 40 “is considered a good trophy, and any above 44 or 45” is an excellent trophy.
In the hunting season, the temperature can drop to -10º, -15º C. The best time to hunt the Ibex of the Himalayas is from December 20 to January 10, since that is when the heat begins.
The trip takes 13 days of travel with five days of hunting, as transportation between Islamabad or Karachi and the hunting area in the Skardu Valley is hugely complicated. You fly to the city of Skardu and then move one to the Hushe Valley (4 hours drive approx.) Most of our hunts do not last more than 3 or 4 days since once the first snowfall falls, the Ibex tend to get off to lower areas.
The place where we hunt is one of the most impressive territories in the world as the hunting ground is less than 50 kilometers south of the K-2, the second-highest peak in the world with 8,400 meters high, and the Gasherbrum.
This entire area is subject to the variable climate of the high valleys of the Himalayas. Such a long duration is requested because in case of not being able to fly by plane to Skardu. You have to do this transport by car, and it lasts for two days.
BASE PRICE OF THE HUNTING:
It includes a trophy of an Ibex of any size.
A Hunter with a hunting guide: US $ 13,500.00
Companion: US $ 300.00 / day.
ITINERARY CABINET, (EXAMPLE)
Arrival to Islamabad. Accommodation in a hotel in the capital of 5 stars.
Flight to Skardu. The flight is impressive, as you can have views of the Karakorum and the great peaks of the world. If the flight is canceled, you will drive to Chilas and try to stay at the best hotel that has opened at this time of year. In any case, the rooms will be very comfortable. We will spend the night at the hotel.
Skardu, or trip from Chilas to Skardu by car. The trip is a wonderful journey. We will drive along the Indus River, which comes from Baltistan. There are not many hotels open in winter, but we will go to the best available. We will spend the night at the hotel.
We will drive to Hushe (hunting area). We will use the manager’s country house or guardian, which has heating. This place is truly at the end of the world, so expect the basics. The views from this place are stunning. We will spend the night in the house.
Day 5 to 9.
Hunt for the Himalayan Ibex. We will use camps here with the necessary equipment.
We will drive to Skardu. We will spend the night at the hotel.
Flight to Islamabad. In case the flight is canceled, we will drive to Chilas and spend the night in a hotel there.
Islamabad (In case it was not possible to fly, we will drive to Chilas).
Season or period:
From November to the end of March
The price includes:
Airport pick-up, customs procedures, and necessary documentation.
Hunting guides, horses …
Accommodation, meals, and prudent drink in the camp.
Price does not include:
Hotels in major cities before and after the hunt
Visa to be paid at the airport.
Trophy export rate
Sending trophies to destination
For the final reservation, 50% of the Base price must be paid.