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Hunt
Himalayan ibex
in Pakistan

starting from 12,900 USD

The Himalayan ibex is indigenous to Himalayan and Karakurm range of Pakistan. Pakistan is one of the unique countries on the face of the earth that is blessed with a great variety of mountain game animals. Among many hunting trophies, one of them is the Himalayan ibex. Optimum Hunting offers you the hunting adventure you want in Asia with the best guides, proven hunting areas, superb trophy quality.

  • Difficulty Challenging
  • Hunting Season Oct-Apr
  • Hunting style Spot & Stalk
  • Hunting Method Rifle
Hunt Himalayan ibex in Pakistan

Pakistan is a unique country on the face of the earth that is blessed with a great variety of mountain game animals. But not only rich in diversity, it also holds healthy population of some of the rarest animals which do not exist an elsewhere in the world. Among many hunting trophies, one of them is the Himalayan Ibex. The Himalayan Ibex is indigenous to Himalayan and Karakurm Range of the country. This race with its good number of population occupies most of the Karakurm Range of Northern Areas which is about a few hundred miles east of Kashmir Markhor range. Hunting can be carried out in several community managed areas around the towns of Gilgit. Skardu side of this immediate geography is also considered as an ibex country. A pair of 40” horn considered to be a very good representative trophy for this specie. For determined hunters in good shape trophies of bigger size may not be out of question as would be hunters will be seeing some really big pick up trophies hanging on the walls of the village houses.




HOW TO ARRIVE

There are daily and direct flights to Islamabad in Pakistan from many European cities. Lufthansa and British Airways are flying to Islamabad directly from Frankfurt and London. Once the rifle handling is done in International airport, hunters need to fly from Islamabad to up north to the town of Gilgit (app. 45min. flight). We usually book this domestic flight for the hunters. Sometimes, when the flights do not operate due to bad weather conditions, then there is no way but to take a long ride up to the Northern Areas of Pakistan. Once our guests arrive in Islamabad they will be accompanied until their departure time of the country. There is always reprensentative of our company to accompany wherever they go and to take good care of their needs.


AREAS, ALTITUDE, METHOD

Himalayan Ibex lives in Northern Pakistan, spread around at almost every location on Hindukush and Karakurm Ranges as well as on Himalayan mountain range. Being a higher dwelling animal than Markhor, Himalayan Ibex lives at the altitudes of 2,800 - 3,600 mt (9,000’-12,000’), way above the tree line in many areas. Hunting usually starts from the village houses where hunters will be staying after a short hike. In some cases a short ride to the area may be needed and then a stalk to get within the shooting range is required.


SEASON, WEATHER, ACCOMMODATION

The hunting season is from October until the end of March. However, best time for the hunt considered to be end of November, December and January due to rutting time. It is difficult to make a general statement on the weather conditions as it varies year to year. But during December and January the weather may be around +2 /+5 C (+35/+40 F) on a sunny day. When windy it may go down below zero C ( 32 F). Therefore a late season hunt for this specie may be advisable as the weather will warm up a bit become more favorable by early spring.
    Himalayan Ibex hunt requires a 10-12 days hunt although a hunter in a good shape can complete it within a week time.
  1. Day 01 Click to display details

    Arrive in Islamabad, custom handling, (depending on arrival time), fly to Gilgit and if the weather does not allow the flight, overnight in Islamabad.

  2. Day 02 Click to display details

    Drive to Gilgit (12-14 hours) and overnight.

  3. Day 03 Click to display details

    Drive to the area ( 3-6 hours) and camp and rest.

  4. Day 04-10 Click to display details

    Hunt Himalayan Ibex.

  5. Day 11 Click to display details

    Drive back to Islamabad and fly home the next day.

Season & Weather & Accomodation
The hunting season is from October until the end of March. However, best time for the hunt considered to be end of November, December and January due to rutting time. It is difficult to make a general statement on the weather conditions as it varies year to year. But during December and January the weather may be around +2 /+5 C (+35/+40 F) on a sunny day. When windy it may go down below zero C ( 32 F). Therefore a late season hunt for this specie may be advisable as the weather will warm up a bit become more favorable by early spring.
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Prices at a glance

Price Condition Additional fees
12,900 USD any size 100 USD - Gun import permit
1,000 USD - 2,000 USD - shipment


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