Become a gem hunter on the roads of Pakistan !

Pakistan is world-famous for its large reserves of precious and semi-precious stones, which are highly prized by gem collectors and enthusiasts.

Pakistan produces magnificent gems such as spinels, sapphires, rubies, peridots, aquamarines, tourmalines, topazes, emeralds and many others. Pakistan's gems are unique for their intense colors and high purity.

The local markets also offer a wide variety of rough and cut gems for local and foreign buyers, notably the Namak Mandi market in Peshawar, where your stay will take place.

Participants : 6
Price : 2500 €

This program takes place in groups of a maximum of 6 people. (Stay possible between october and may).

Exclusive programme also possible for groups of less than or more than 6 people.

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    Program :

    Day 1 : Welcome at the hotel selected by us, close to Peshawar airport, in Namak Mandi. Settle into your hotel, meet the traders and rest.

    Day 2 : Free morning, then departure for the Namak Mandi market, the country’s main market for rough and cut gems.

    Day 3 : Free morning, then departure for Namak Mandi market, Peshawar.

    Day 4 : Free morning, then departure for Namak Mandi market, Peshawar.

    Day 5 : Free morning, then departure for Namak Mandi market, Peshawar.

    Day 6 : Free morning, then departure for Namak Mandi market, Peshawar.

    Day 7 : Free morning in Peshawar, before returning to Peshawar or Islamabad airport for your flight back to Europe.

    This price includes : hotel accommodation in a single room in Peshawar in the Namak Mandi district, breakfasts, guides, all visits to the market and administration fees.

    This price does not include : the international flight from your country of origin (Return flight from Paris from €700/person), the return transfer from the airport to the hotel, lunches, dinners, drinks, visa fees (around $35 USD), personal expenses and additional stone purchases, tips and taxes, and personal insurance.

    For more information, please refer to our General terms and conditions.


    Benoît Charbonneau

    Trained as a jeweler and gemologist at GIA, Benoît invites you to discover his passion for gemstones. Fascinated by stones since his childhood, he never ceases to carry you away in his world of colors and unique journeys.

    With more than 20 years of experience in jewelry and gemology, as a trader for the most exclusives jewelers at Place Vendôme in Paris and with artisan jewelers between Asia and France, he puts all of his trading experience and expertise at your service


    Gemology was an integral part of Benoît Charbonneau’s education, at the end of 6 years of jewellery studies. After obtaining his graduation and winning several awards in jewellery, the young gemologist first worked as a jeweller in the prestigious workshops of the Place Vendôme in Paris, then for the famous jeweller "Chopard" in St Barths during 6 years. Before its return to France, he spent 6 months at the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) in the United States to perfect his technical expertise in gemology.

    After his experience in St Barths with an elite clientele, this jeweller-gemologist settled in France, and several positions in the jewellery business, Benoît Charbonneau's experience, knowledge and personality found an effective way to express itself by specialising in the trade and opening his company GEM SELECTION in 2015 in France.

    Your hotels

    Because we believe that your gemology experience should be unique and unforgettable, we have personally selected each of your hotels with the utmost care.


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