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Ibex Trophy Hunting

By on January 5, 2015

The Himalayan Ibex can be separated from the alpine population by the horn shape which, in adult males, grows much longer, curving round to form ? of a complete arc and tapering to relatively slender points.

The record horn from Pakistan measured 140cm and came from Gilgit. It had a basal girth of 26.5cm and a gap of 63.5cm between tips and certainly in Gilgit a head with horns over this length would be considered an exceptionally good trophy.

Confined to relatively arid mountain ranges of the inner Himalayas, living well above the tree line only in the higher more precipitous regions. They occur from about 3550m to over 5000m in Pakistan, though they sometimes migrate from one mountain range to another in winter and in so doing have been seen crossing valleys below 2135m .

They are fairly wide spread through the higher mountain ranges in Baltistan in the Karakoram Range, the Haramosh Range, and the probably the highest population of Ibex now survives in Northern Hunza, specially in the water shed of Khunjerab, and to the east of Khunjerab. In Gilgit, they are still fairly plentiful in Ishkoman, Yasin and Hunza. Further west they occur in the Hindukush range of mountains and throughout Northern Chitral down to about 32 kilometers north of Chitral and in the higher mountain ranges of Chilas and on the slopes of Malika Parbat Mountain.

Himalayan Ibex has a wider distribution and is plentiful and its future survival is not so threatened in Pakistan largely due to the inaccessibility of its habitat provided by the very extensive concentration of very high mountain ranges in the extreme north western region. Baltistan and Hunza are undoubtedly the strong holds of the Himalayan Ibex in the region today. In the early spring the Ibex are half starved and eagerly seek new sprouting grass when it is available at lower milder elevations. This is the only time when they descend as low as 2450m and are thus much easier to hunt.

Any hunting trip in this inaccessible area needs careful planning. A number of permits from local and federal authorities, specially import and re-export licenses for the firearms as well as permits to carry and use these inside the country are required. These often take several weeks to process and must be obtained before the arrival of hunting party in the country.


Note :- Although we try to adhere to the schedule listed below, this itinerary is subject to change due to numerous reasons beyond our control such as bad weather, cancelled or delayed flights, road washouts, vehicle breakdowns, accidents, sickness, govt. restrictions, & all other unforeseen exigencies.

Upon arrival met and transfer to your hotel in Rawalpindi. After a short rest drive to Islamabad, Ministry of Tourism to complete the necessary formalities and obtain permit.

Drive to hunting area in North of Pakistan. Overnight hotel.

Day at leisure. while staff will make final arrangement for the expedition.

Stalking with expert professional guide for ibex trophy hunt. Overnight in tents. All meals served by camp staff.

Drive to Rawalpindi. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel in Rawalpindi..

Drive to Rawalpindi. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel in Rawalpindi.

Items included in our land cost

  1. Full board hotel meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner in town and city).
  2. Airport transfers on arrival and at the time of return.
  3. Transport from Islamabad to Hunting Area for men and material.
  4. Transport from Hunting Area to Islamabad on return for men and material.
  5. Jeeps where require for men and material.
  6. Wages of porters, scouts and their food and insurance.
  7. Wages of porters, scouts and their food and insurance.
  8. Kitchen equipment for the expedition until base camp only.
  9. Two person tent for all climbing members until base camp only.
  10. Sleeping mattresses for all members until base camp only.
  11. Camping fees, road taxes, parking fees.
  12. Camping fees, road taxes, parking fees.
  13. Procurement of Helicopter Rescue Bond from Ministry of Tourism against expeditions actual deposit (6000 US Dollars) if require.
  14. Permit cost: The government fee is US dollars 4000 for each ibex. All the charges and fee is non refundable after obtaining the hunting permit. It includes one hunter to shoot one ibex during the winter hunting season. The amount is deposited well before the arrival of hunting party in Pakistan. Only one hunter can join under one permit and there is no limit for non hunting members to join the expedition. Non hunting member will only pay for service charges.
  15. Local community Fee: The local community incharge of the area where the hunt is conducted is authorized to charge a fee from US dollars 4000 to US dollars 6000 per hunter to allow access to their hunting grounds.
  16. Insurance for Arms and Animation.
  17. Government documents process fee US dollars 100 per hunter.

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