LOST HORIZON TREKS & TOURS

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Always remember that we specialize in custom treks and tours. If you don't see what you want just ask and we'll plan the perfect Pakistan experience for you.

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Abdul Bari Rana

Founder

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Abdul Bari Rana, founder of Lost Horizon Treks and Tours, is our senior guide. Bari is one of the most experienced guides in Northern Pakistan and definitely one of the best. He has been involved in tourism for over twenty years. Bari is from the village of Chorit which is situated at the base of Nanga Parbat's Rupal side. Needless to say, Bari is extremely familiar with Nanga Parbat and the surrounding area. His mother language is Shina, but he is also fluent in Urdu and English and can communicate in Borushaski, Gujjari, Punjabi, Pashto, and Hindi. Bari seems to have a special talent for making things happen. Sometimes, it seems like there is no way to get something done, but within a few minutes of Bari's arrival everything is perfect.

Because Lost Horizon Treks and Tours is a small company that strives to provide excellent service, we take care in who we hire as our guides. The guides have the most difficult job in the tourism business and must be able to handle large responsibilities. The reputation of the company is in their hands and they can really influence the outcome of a trek or tour. The trek could be perfectly organized and every detail taken care of, but if the guide is lazy, unhelpful, or unprepared, the whole trip can go badly. Good guides are a great asset for any company and Lost Horizon is no exception. Besides the owners of the company, Bari and Justin, we currently have two full-time guides that we are very proud of. You can read about all of us by clicking the links above. If you would like to have one of these guys as the guide for your trip, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can arrange it for you. Good guides are in high demand and a very important part of your experience in Pakistan.

Justin Stirrett

Co-Founder

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Justin Stirrett, founder and owner of Odyssey Adventure Guides and co-owner of Lost Horizon Treks & Tours has been guiding for over 20 years all over the world. Spending part of the year guiding and climbing back in Canada and part of the year in Pakistan training and equipping the guide team to be at their best. Justin is known for being a strong all around climber. From pulling hard boulder problems, to runout trad routes, to big blue ice, to the alpine play ground he is at home on all. Justin also has years of completive climbing under his belt. In his off time he sets for climbing competitions in Canada.

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Abdul Wahid Rana

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Abdul Wahid Rana, younger brother of Bari, is one of our full-time guides. Wahid is one of the strongest men that you will ever see on the trail. He carries the heaviest loads, leads the way through knee-deep snow, and still has enough energy to cook dinner for everyone else with a smile on his face. Wahid is always cheerful and looking for ways to make our clients more comfortable. Wahid, like Bari, is from the village of Chorit and he knows the Nanga Parbat area extremely well. He is also the most experienced guide on Rupal Peak, one of our most adventurous treks. Wahid speaks English and is also fluent in Shina, Urdu, Gujjari, and Punjabi.

Our History

Abdul Bari

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Justin Stirrett

Lost Horizon Treks and Tours is a small, licensed (no.969) tour operator based in Gilgit, Pakistan. Lost Horizon was started by Mr. Abdul Bari Rana about 16 years ago and has been a successful operation since that time. In 2006, Bari formed a partnership with Ty Gordon, a young American living in Gilgit and together they pushed Lost Horizon Treks and Tours into a era. 2013, a partnership with Justin Stirrett, a Canadian Mountain Guide who has spent a great deal of his life living and climbing in Pakistan stepped into the mix. Together they make the core of the great team at Lost Horizon Treks & Tours. Since the partnership, Lost Horizon has developed its own unique philosophy of how to do business. We (Bari and Justin) feel that the best way for visitors to enjoy Gilgit-Baltistan is a flexible, custom itinerary based on preference, time, and budget. With this in mind, we feel that we can offer you an unbeatable experience in Northern Pakistan. We know that our visitors expect honest, helpful, and reliable service and we do our best to make sure all of those expectations are met, even if it means a loss on our part. We are not afraid to try new things or go to places no one has been before and we are always looking for ways to promote this beautiful place we call home. Our goal is that by the end of your time with us, you will already be planning your next trip to Gilgit-Baltistan. We hope to provide our guests with life-long memories and stories that can be told for years to come. If you would like more info about Lost Horizon or us personally, please feel free to send us an email. We like hearing from anyone and we are happy to provide any information that we can. We hope that you will consider us for your future trips to Pakistan and Gilgit-Baltistan. Thank you very much.

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