trip to Skardu and Deosai

Rs 28,000 / person

Duration: 7 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. Khaplu is a town that runs the administration of Gilgit Baltistan and has many places that are captivating to the eyes which see and the people who visit. This place has a historical significance to it as Khaplu was once a kingdom of the Yabgo Dynasty. It comprises the peaks of Chogolisa, Karakoram, and Masherbrum, along with the beautiful valleys of Shyok and Hushe making it one of the best trekking sites in Pakistan. The natural beauty of Khaplu is at its peak and it also has flowing rivers of Shyok and Thalle which make the western border of the kingdom. Apart from natural sites, Khaplu also has an enthralling Chaqchan mosque constructed by the first Islam preacher and a beguiling Raja Palace, which is the best and Tibetan-style building in Pakistan. Undeniably, visiting Khaplu excites a greater sense of admiration in the people who visit it. In northern Gilgit Baltistan, lies the enthralling place Shigar. This place gains prominence from its Shigar river, Shigar valley, and Shigar district. The entrancing Shigar river is formed by the melted water from the glaciers of Baltoro and Biafo and it flows through the fascinating Shigar valley, finally reaching the Indus river in the Skardu valley. Shigar Valley covers a distance of 170 km between Skardu and Askole, has a flowing stream of the Indus river, and allows access to the high mountains of Karakoram including K-2. This makes it a site enjoyable in terms of hiking, trekking, and mountaineering. Shigar district is the home to K-2 and is circumscribed by Skardu district, Ghanche District, Xinjiang (China), and Hunza, Nagar, Gilgit districts. A visit to Shigar happens to be a complete trip as it comprises many entrancing places that certainly tick all of the desirable places one wishes to visit.

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Detailed Trip Plan

Day 1 (16 October)

12:00 am: Departure from Islamabad
Breakfast Near Naran
Departure from Naran
Visit Lulusar Lake
Visit Babusar Top
Lunch
06:00 pm: Arrival at Raikoat
Dinner and Stay at Dumaani Inn Gilgit
(Incase Babusar is closed we will use Karakoram Highway)

Day 2

07:00 am: Breakfast and departure for Khaplu
02:00 pm: Visit Shangrila
Lunch
04:30 pm: Visit Upper Kachura Lake
09:30 pm: Arrival at Khaplu
11:00 pm: Dinner & Night Stay at Royal Cottage/ Karakoram Lodge, Khaplu

Day 3

08:00 am: Breakfast at Khaplu
Visit Chaqchan Mosque
11:00 am: Visit Khaplu Fort
Visit Mashebrum View Point
Visit Kashal Agri Gardens and Watch Sunset at Shyok River
Dinner and Night stay at Kashal Agri Gardens

 

Day 4

08:00 am: Breakfast and Departure for Manthoka Waterfall
10:30 am: Visit Manthoka waterfall
Lunch
Departure for Shigar
03:00 pm: Visit Shigar Fort
Watch Sunset at Shigar Desert
Activities (Own Expense)
Jeep Safari
Quad Bike
Air Trike

Dinner and Night stay at Snowland Guest House, Skardu

 

 

Day 5

07:00 am: Breakfast and Departure for Deosai
Visit Kala Pani and Shatong Nala
Visit Bara Pani
Visit Sheosar Lake
Dinner and Night stay at Snowland Guest House, Skardu

(Day trip to Chunda Valley if Deosai is closed)

Day 6

07:00 am: Breakfast and Departure from Skardu
Lunch at Astak
Departure for Chilas
Dinner and Night Stay at Shangrila/ Chillas Inn, Chilas

Day 7 (22 October)

07:00 am: Breakfast and Departure for Islamabad
Lunch near Naran/ Besham (Incase Babusar is Closed)
10:00 pm: Reach Islamabad

02:30 am: Reach 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

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

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Tour
  • Explore
  • Camping
  • Trek
  • Sight-seeing
  • Off-road
  • 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

What's Not Included

  • Any service which is not written in the 'services included' section
  • Medical Insurance
  • Any extra service occured during the trip