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KPK Food Tour (Crossroads Adventure)

Overview of the Tour

If you are a food lover, you would have tasted Asian cuisine. What if you find something distinctive and savory scrummy to taste? For an unprecedented sapid adventure join us on a food tour to the northwestern province of Pakistan Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. It is well-known for tourism and ventures. However, what many people fail to highlight is the amazing food available there. With its own unique culture, KPK also has exceptional cuisine cooked in techniques retained over generations.Crossroads Adventure is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to taste the delicious cuisine of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from Mardan to Swat Valley. You can plan visit to any season, however summers would be enjoyable as high altitude valleys would be easily accessible.

How would you Experience this Trip?
  • Natural wilderness with flavor is what you will explore in this adventure. It will be the best opportunity for all nature lovers to spend some valuable moments in the lap of mother nature while satisfying taste sensations with mouthwatering cuisines.
  • Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan is famous for its healthy yet lascivious dishes. The region has distinctive flavors which can’t be found anywhere else in the world. A wide range of food is waiting for you, whether it be the juicy grilled lamb, or the stuffed chicken, fresh vegetables with a sprinkle of spices, or the most delicious rice recipes, you will be able to satisfy your craving thoroughly.
  • The image you are walking around woods, freshwater streams, and meadows and you will catch the aroma of fresh fried trout fish. Having chapel Kabab breakfast in a perfect natural setting of Swat Valley will recharge your tired life all of a sudden.
  • Do you have a craze for multi-colored cultures around the world? Stick with us, we will take you to the most diversified old streets of Peshawar, Mardan, and Swat, where you will not only taste the palatable food but will also witness the beauty of Pashtun Culture.
  • Are you in a mood to experience the scrumptious distinguishing dishes, and deserts? Join us in this ravishing journey to explore an ambrosial part of the food world. Have some lickerish creamy dessert or other lip-smacking cuisines.
Is this the Desired Trip for You?
  • The places under the designed adventure are safe for traveling, however, self-care is needed.
  • We will visit some high-altitude plains, so be careful if you have some related medical complexities.
  • Beware of taking food, if you are in any medical denial state.
  • It is equally planned for children as well as adults, however, you will be responsible for the child care.
A Brief Upshot:
  • Starting Point
  • Ending point
  • Primary Destinations.

  • Group Size.

  • Group Age.
  • Islamabad, capital of Pakistan

  • Islamabad,capital of Pakistan

  • Peshawar, Mardan, Abbottabad, Swat
  • 2 to 15
  • 10 to 60
Services included in the package 
  • Invitation letter
  • Airport transfers

  • Meals (3 meals a day)
  • Free accommodation , entrance tickets, and transportation for the team leader (Mr.Manoel)

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast 
  • Transportation and fuel
  • Service of experienced English-speaking guide ((accommodation, food, wages)

  • Expenses of driver (accommodation, food, wages)
  • All toll taxes 
  • All parking charges
Services not included in the package
  • International flights
  • Extra at hotels like drinks, laundry, phone calls, and room services,
  • Entrance tickets
  • Insurance liability
  • Tips, items not mentioned above
  • Any other not mentioned above 
Tour Highlights
  • Discover delicious cuisines of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and get to taste them.
  • Visit various cities and valleys to scenic landscapes and scrumptious meals.

  • Visit the magnificent Babusar Pass and enjoy afternoon tea there.
  • Experience the companionship, hospitality, and culture of local people and their simple yet tasty food.

  • To enjoy the spectacular mountain landscape of Naran and the wonderful lakes born in the area.

  • To enjoy several short walks throughout Naran and explore the nearby town markets.

  • To explore the famous Qissa Khwani Bazaar in Peshawar and its food and history.
  • Experience outclass service throughout the tour provided by Crossroads Adventure and the company

Arrival in Islamabad and starting off our journey to Nathia Gali, en-routing Murree Mall road for scrumptious lunch/dinner. Overnight stay in Nathia Gali.

After some breakfast in Nathia Gali we will go for a hike in the Mushkpuri Mountains and camp there for the night.

Leaving Nathia Gali for Donga Gali after breakfast to enjoy the zip line trek with some delicious snacks and enjoying the view. On our return, we will have some delicious street food dinner and stay overnight in Donga Gali.

Drive from the Galyat region to Kaghan valley is about 3 hours of the scenic beauty of KPK. On arriving in Kaghan Valley and ravish in the local spicy dishes throughout the day. Overnight stay in Kaghan Valley.

After some yummy breakfast we will drive to Babusar viewpoint to witness the astonishing view of Babusar Peak while having a cup of tea in the cool mountain breeze. Drive Back to Naran for overnight at hotel.

: Departure for Peshawar after breakfast. On arrival transfer to a hotel and visit Namak Mandi for scrumptious dinner. Overnight stay in Peshawar. 
After breakfast, visit Gandhara Museum and Fort Bala Hisar. Have some lovely chapli kebab or biryani in lunch and visit the infamous Qissa Khwani Bazaar in Peshawar. Explore the Bazaar the rest of the day and after some delicious sajji dinner stay overnight in Peshawar. 

Drive to Swat Valley en-routing Mardan to taste its delight the Perhe. On reaching Swat transfer to a hotel and have some mutton karahi or kebabs or trout fish for dinner and stay overnight.

Full-day excursion of the valley including hiking and tasting every local Pakhtun cuisine in the valley. Camp or stay in a hotel overnight.

Leave for Islamabad after some breakfast and stay or International Departures.
Exciting Activities:
  • Peshawar.
  • Mardan.
  • Swat.             
  • Abbottabad.
  • Naran Kaghan.
  • City Tour, Focus on food
  • City Tour, Focus on food
  • City Tour, Natural Site Seeing
  • Trekking
  • Trekking, Jeep Drive
Overview of Places and cuisines
Nathia Galifishf

Nathia Gali or Nathiagali is a mountain resort town or hill station in the Abbottabad District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It is a part of the Galyat range, where several hill stations are the judge situated, closely connected, and with their names mostly ending in ‘Gali’. Nathiagali in the known for its scenic beauty, hiking tracks, and pleasant weather, which is much cooler than the rest of the Galyat due to it being at a greater altitude. Nathia Gali offers one the juiciest and scrumptious sajjis one could never forget.

Donga Gali Zip Line

Board on a trekking adventure through a pine forest along Dunga Gali Pine Line Track. The 4 km (2.5 mi) long trail from Dunga Gali to Ayubia offers great landscapes, with most of the route surrounded by a dense forest of pine trees. On your way, you can see various birds, as well as smaller animals. All this wonderful scenic experience with some snacks is heavenly.


Lying just north of the Kalpāni River; Mardan is the second largest city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Pushtuns are famous for their hospitality. A variety of food is available to please the guests. Every region has some special food or meal to offer. Kabab is one of these food items which can be found in every small village of Pukhtunkhwa. Mardan is famous for a type of sweet called, Badayooni Perras. This is a unique type of sweet made of a special recipe.


Located right at the border with Afghanistan at Khyber Pass, Peshawar is the oldest city in Pakistan which had also been a really important and remarkable Silk Road point, linking north and south, east and west Asia.
The most important part of the local food in Peshawar is meat cooked in the form of “tikka”, “Karahi”, “Dumphukt”, etc. People there like lamb. Their traditional recipes include sushi kebabs, fried fish, and a plate of rice with beef, raisins, and caramelized carrots, called “Kabuli Pulau”. Namak mandi and Qissa Khwani Bazaar, and Ghanta Ghar Food Street are the main food places in Peshawar.

Naran Kaghan valley

Food in Naran Kaghan is good for both food and nature enthusiasts. Naran Kaghan is recognized for its delicious foods and cuisines. There are several Hotels in Naran Kaghan for different tastes and varieties. Food items that are readily available in Naran Kaghan are known for their relishing spices including, kababs, karahis, biryanis, trout fish dishes, etc.

Babusar Pass

At an elevation of 4,173 meters, Babusar Pass or Babusar Top is a mountain pass in Pakistan at the north of the 150 km (93 miles) long Kaghan Valley. It is the highest point in the Babusar Valley that can be easily reached by car. The Babusar Pass connects Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with Gilgit Baltistan.

Swat Valley

Swat Valley is a high-altitude tourist destination located in the northwest mountains of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. The Swat Valley is situated beside the Swat River. Although Swat’s food remarkably resembles the Afghan, Persian, and Turkish cuisines, however, traditional Swat food has its unique taste, aroma, and texture.
Swat cuisine is mild in hotness but is rich in herbs and is largely based on meat dishes that include lamb, beef, chicken, and freshwater fish as well as fresh vegetables and fruits grown locally in the valley.
Few delights of Swat Valley include Chapli Kebab (Swat Chapli Kabab), Swat Trout Fish, Warjalay aka Chukanr (Green Rice), Dum Pukht, Kabuli Pulao, lamb chops, mutton ribs, lamb with spinach, charsi tikka, and shinwari chicken.

Polo Game

 It is attributed as King of Games and Game of Kings which is been properly acknowledged in British Royalty. Its origin dates back to 6th BC in Central Asia. In the 6th AD, it was recognized as the National Game of Persia. In the initial phases, the warlords used to play it on the back of strong horses like a mini-battle with 100 men in one team. In Chiral and Gilgit, it is termed as an ancestral game. In Shandur ground, freestyle polo is played by rival teams, Gilgit and Chitral.

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