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Duration

4 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

9 people

Languages

English, Urdu

About this tour

Astore Valley, located in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan, is a picturesque and enchanting destination for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. Nestled amidst the mighty peaks of the Karakoram and Himalayan ranges, Astore Valley offers stunning landscapes, glistening rivers, alpine meadows, and a glimpse into the local culture and traditions. Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect on a tour of Astore Valley:

  1. Natural Beauty: Astore Valley is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty. The valley is adorned with snow-capped mountains, including Nanga Parbat, the ninth-highest peak in the world. You’ll be captivated by the lush green forests, crystal-clear rivers, serene lakes, and charming meadows that dot the landscape.
  2. Hiking and Trekking: Astore Valley is a haven for hikers and trekkers. The region offers a variety of trekking routes, ranging from moderate to challenging. One of the popular treks is the Rama Lake trek, which takes you through picturesque landscapes and leads to a stunning alpine lake surrounded by towering peaks.
  3. Wildlife and Bird Watching: Astore Valley is home to diverse wildlife and is a paradise for bird watchers. The valley is inhabited by species such as the Himalayan ibex, brown bear, snow leopard, and a variety of bird species, including the golden eagle and Himalayan monal.
  4. Historical and Cultural Exploration: The valley is rich in history and culture. You can explore ancient forts and ruins, such as the Chilmah Fort and Rama Fort, which offer glimpses into the region’s past. Interacting with the locals and experiencing their warm hospitality will provide insight into the unique culture and traditions of the Astore Valley.
  5. Deosai National Park: While not directly in Astore Valley, Deosai National Park is within close proximity and is a must-visit destination. Known as the “Land of Giants,” it is one of the highest plateaus in the world, offering breathtaking vistas, wildflowers, and a chance to spot rare wildlife, including the Himalayan brown bear.
  6. Camping and Stargazing: Astore Valley provides ample opportunities for camping amidst nature’s beauty. Setting up a camp under the starry sky and enjoying the tranquility of the surroundings is an unforgettable experience.
  7. Local Cuisine: During your visit, be sure to indulge in the local cuisine of Astore Valley. Try delicious dishes such as Chapshuro, a meat-filled pastry, and try the local staple, apricot soup. The region is also known for its dried fruits, honey, and walnut products.

It is advisable to plan your trip to Astore Valley during the summer months, from May to September, as the weather is generally mild and pleasant. Keep in mind that Astore Valley is a remote area, so it is essential to be well-prepared with proper trekking gear, necessary permits, and a reliable guide. Embarking on a tour to Astore Valley will provide you with an unforgettable adventure and a chance to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Himalayas.

Highlights

  • Gilgit – Junction point – Astore – Gorikot – Rama Meadows – Rama lake
  • Challam – Domeil – Minimarg – Deosai Plains – Sheoshar lake

Included/Excluded

  • Domestic Flight return Tickets
  • Exclusive Private Transport
  • Professional Driver
  • Fuel Expenses & Road tolls
  • Daily Driver and Guide expenses
  • 4x4 Jeep where required
  • Professional tour Guide
  • Hotel Accommodation (3 star)
  • Daily Breakfast included
  • 24/7 Expert assistance
  • Any sort of tickets forts / Museums / Activities
  • Beverages, Laundry
  • Lunch Dinner
  • Extras at Hotel
  • medical emergency
  • Gratuities / Tips

Itinerary

•Flight towards Gilgit | greet & welcome Clients, shift to Suv Prado
•Heads towards Astore Valley
•Sightseeing all along the way
•Reach Astore & Head towards Rama Meadows
•Enjoy all day exploring Rama Meadows & lake
•Head back towards Hotel
•Overnight stay at hotel

•Breakfast at hotel
•Head towards Minimarg and Domel
•Sightseeing all along the way | Witness the pristine blue waters of Challam
•Sightseeing all along Buzil Pass
•Reach Minimarg and Domel
•Enjoy all day relaxing and exploring around
•Visit Rainbow lake Domel
•Head back towards Hotel
•Overnight stay at hotel

•Breakfast at hotel
•Deosai Plains | visit Sheoshar lake & enjoy quality time | explore the giant plains of deosai all day
•Visit Kala Pani & bara Pani
•Head back towards Gilgit
•Reach Gilgit in the evening
•Shift to hotel for overnight stay

•Breakfast at hotel
•Head towards Airport
•Drop & see off guests

Durations

2 - 3 Days
3 - 5 Days

Language

English
Urdu

Frequently asked questions

The most common way to reach Astore Valley is by road. You can travel by car or bus from Islamabad or Gilgit. The journey takes approximately 8-10 hours, depending on the road conditions and traffic.

The best time to visit Astore Valley is during the summer months, from May to September. The weather during this time is pleasant, and the valley is in full bloom with lush green meadows and blooming flowers. However, it's important to note that the weather can be unpredictable in the mountains, so it's advisable to check the local conditions before planning your trip.

Astore Valley offers a range of accommodation options to suit different budgets. You can find hotels, guesthouses, and lodges in the main towns of Astore and Rama. It is advisable to book in advance, especially during the peak tourist season, to ensure availability.

It is recommended to pack warm clothes, as temperatures can drop significantly, especially at higher altitudes. Additionally, pack comfortable hiking boots, a waterproof jacket, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a camera, and a first aid kit. It's also essential to carry sufficient cash, as ATM facilities may be limited in the valley.

The most common way to reach Astore Valley is by road. You can travel from Gilgit, which is the nearest major city, and the journey takes approximately 2-3 hours. You can also hire a private car or take a public transport bus to reach Astore.

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