Bashir was born in Naran, Pakistan, in 1956. He started his career as a trekking guide in 1978, and now has over 25 years experience in all areas of Northern Pakistan. Growing up in the beautiful Kaghan Valley, Bashir eventually co-authored a guidebook to that region called, "Kaghan Valley, Beyond any Guide" (Times Printer, 1998). Bashir's specialty is custom itineraries for small groups. Great flexibility, prices well below organized Western and Pakistani trekking outfits, and a less "insulated" experience than with large organized groups are hallmarks of a trek with Bashir. Bashir's safety record is impeccable. Married with seven children, Bashir's main career is catering to the diverse needs of travelers and trekkers.