Pakistan's weather is split into three distinct seasons. November to March is winter, which is generally warm, the summer season between April and July can be very hot and the monsoon season, July to October, is not only wet but very warm.
Passport / Visa Requirements
All nationalities require a visa.
Vaccinations are recommended for cholera, hepatitis A and B, diphtheria, tuberculosis and tetanus. A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required if coming from an infected area.
Political / Economic Situation
The country alternates between military and civilian government; however, democratic structures exist and despite problems with neighbouring India the country is generally very safe.
Certain parts of the border with India can be dangerous and it is best to contact the Pakistan Tourist Development Corporation or your local embassy for current information.
Airports / Air Access
There are international airports at Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad (serving Taxila, Rawalpindi and the northern mountains) and Peshawar. There are domestic flights to Gilgit for the Hunza Valley
Road Conditions / Infrastructure
All cities and Silk Road sites in Pakistan are well served by rail and road transport.