The Magical Skardu, Basho, Deosai & Khaplu

Rs 29,000 / person

Duration: 6 days
Starting Location: Islamabad

Some places are just magical and don’t exist in reality, whereas this is not the case when it comes to Deosai. Because Deosai is a beautiful place which when visited, makes you question about being in reality rather than imagination. In Gilgit Baltistan, at a height of 4,114 meters, lies a mesmeric plateau known as Deosai. There lies a meaning behind the name ‘Deosai’ and that is referred to as the shadow of the giant. Its altitude makes it the second-highest plain of Pakistan and the beauty is also the reason for the inhabitants of the beautiful flowers and wildlife. The soil of Deosai is suitable for marshy vegetation, along with being rocky, coarse, and severely eroded. Skardu city and Shila valley are located near Deosai at a distance of approximately 30 km and lie on the boundary of Karakoram and Western Himalayas. Being snow-peaked in winters and having freshly bloomed flowers in spring make Deosai a magical place, worth visiting.

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Detailed Trip Plan

Day 1: (11 June)

12:00 am: Departure from Islamabad
If Babusar is open
07:30 am: Breakfast near Naran
10:30 am: Visit Lulusar Lake & Babusar Top
04:00 pm: Lunch near Jaglot
09:00 pm: Dinner and Night stay at Dumaani Inn or Similar

In case Babusar Top is closed we will travel Via Karakoram Highway (Besham-Chillas Route) and stay at Gilgit

 

Day 2:

07:00 am: Breakfast at Gilgit
08:00 am: Departure for Skardu
01:00 pm: Jeep ride to Basho
03:00 pm: Lunch at Basho
Explore Basho Meadows
09:00 pm: Dinner & Camping at Basho Valley

 

Day 3:
07:00 am: Breakfast and Departure for Shangrila Resort
10:00 am: Visit Shangrila Resort (Kachura Lake)
11:00 am: Departure for Upper Kachura Lake
11:30 am: Visit Upper Kachura Lake
01:00 pm: Lunch at Upper Kachrua Lake
02:00 pm: Departure for Shigar
03:10 pm: Visit Cold Desert (Sarfarangah)
03:50 pm: Visit Shigar Fort
05:00 pm: Departure for Skardu
Watch the sunset at Cold Desert
Dinner and Night stay at Snowland Guesthouse/ Similar

Day 4:
07:00 am: Breakfast and Departure for Deosai
Visit Kala Pani and Shatong Nala
Visit Bara Pani
Visit Sheosar Lake
Lunch at Bara Paani
Departure for Skardu
Dinner and Night stay at Snowland Guesthouse/ Similar

Day 5:
7:00 am: Breakfast and Departure for Khamosh Waterfall
12:30 am: Visit Khamosh Waterfall (Remote and one of the biggest waterfalls in Pakistan)
02:00 am: Visit Manthoka waterfall
Lunch at Manthoka Waterfall
Departure for Khaplu
Dinner and Night stay at Karakoram Lodge Khaplu

 

Day 6:

07:00 am: Breakfast at Khaplu
08:00 am: Visit Chaqchan Mosque
09:00 am: Visit Khaplu Fort
11:00 am: Visit Mashebrum View Point
12:00 pm: Visit Kashal Agri Gardens and Resort (Biggest Cherry Garden of Baltistan)
02:00 pm: Lunch at Skardu
Departure for Gilgit
Dinner and Night stay at Dumani Inn

 

DAY 7 (17 June) :

05:00 am: Departure for Islamabad
09:00 am: Breakfast near Chillas
05:00 pm: Lunch at Balakot
09:00 pm: Reach Islamabad
10:00 pm: Departure for Lahore (Via Daewoo)

 

Cancellation Policy

  • 75% amount will be refunded 1 week before the trip
  • 50% amount will be refunded 4 days before the trip
  • Full amount will be charged 3 days before the trip in case of cancellation
  • 100% amount will be refunded in case of cancellation of the trip by the management
  • Services Charges are non-refundable in any of the above cases

Facilities

  • 2-star Hotel
  • 4x4 transport
  • First-aid Kit
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Local Guide

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Tour
  • Explore
  • Trek
  • Sight-seeing
  • Off-road
  • Star Gazing
  • Food Tourism
  • Road Touring
  • Photography

Recommended Gear

  • Hiking boots/Joggers/Comfortable Shoes/Slippers
  • Standard domestic carry-on luggage size is 22” x 40” x 55”
  • T-shirts for day trekking
  • Water bottle
  • Hand wash/soap/sanitizer, wipes, tooth paste and all other necessities
  • Sun Block and Sun glasses
  • 1 x Jacket/Shawl/Sweater

What's Not Included

  • Any service which is not written in the 'services included' section
  • Medical Insurance
  • Any extra service occured during the trip
  • Entrance fee
  • Gears for activities