Sohail was born in London in May 1972. He got his first taste of travelling backpacking his way around the Greek islands in his gap year before reading Business Economics at Reading University. After graduating, he followed the well-trodden backpacker trail to Australia and New Zealand via South-East Asia, where he worked and travelled until it was time to return a year later.
Discovering he thrives in a social setting, Sohail spent the next seven years working for the NHS, his last post was as a part time trust manager, also securing a post graduate diploma in Health Services Management. Throughout these years he extended his travels in Europe, Asia and returned to Australia. He left full time employment in 2003 to focus on TravelPak
Sohail regularly takes to the UK hills for a spot of camping, hiking or mountain biking and has led groups completing the Three Peaks Challenge for Cancer Research UK. This involved scaling the three highest peaks of England , Scotland and Wales within 24 hours. He has recently extended his love of the outdoors to others by introducing the UK Activity Weekends.
Always interested in sports, Sohail has competed in the National Rowing Championships of Great Britain, the National Triathlon Relay Championships and has also been a keen kickboxer for over 16 years. In Sep 07, he scaled Minglig Sar, his first 6000m peak in the Shimshal Valley which has whet his appetite for going even higher!
Nowhere else in the world will you have the opportunity to see anything like the ceremony which takes place every dusk on the Lahore adjacent border between Pakistan and India. Like a more intentionally volatile changing of the guards at Buckingham Pala…"
"The mausoleum of Nuruddin Salim Jahangir, Mughal Emperor between 1605 and 1627, has been kept in a careful state of repair. Set against a peaceful backdrop of gardens, this long low covered building still houses Jahangir’s bones in a raised, delicately …"
Beside the red sandstone Badshahi Mosque is the Lahore Fort, palatial home of the Mughal Emperors. Its present form was started by Akbar the Great in 1556 and it was added to by three successive generations, each extending it and making it more and more…"
The Badshahi Mosque was built using the red sandstone of Jaipur by Emperor Aurangzeb in 1673. He was of the same dynasty of Mughal Emperors who also reigned in Delhi, so his mosque has the same pearly onion domes and arched doorways as the Taj Mahal. …"
Lahore is one of Asia's aging grand old capitals; drenched in history and spot lit with unique architectural masterpieces. The same dynasty of Mughal Emperors responsible for the perennial grace of the Taj Mahal built or commissioned many of the mosques…"