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Duration

6 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

9 people

Languages

English, Urdu

About this tour

If you are an adventure enthusiast or a nature lover seeking breathtaking landscapes and awe-inspiring vistas, a tour to Skardu, Deosai, and Astore Valley in Pakistan is an experience of a lifetime. Nestled in the mighty Karakoram and Himalayan mountain ranges, these regions offer some of the most enchanting and unspoiled natural beauty in the world.

Skardu, often referred to as the gateway to the mighty peaks of the Karakoram, is a picturesque town located in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. The journey to Skardu itself is an adventure, as you drive along the snaking roads that wind through towering mountains, crystal-clear rivers, and cascading waterfalls. Skardu serves as a base for numerous expeditions to some of the world’s highest peaks, including K2, the second-highest mountain on Earth.

Once you arrive in Skardu, you’ll be captivated by the breathtaking views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks. The town itself is nestled in a verdant valley along the banks of the mighty Indus River. You can explore the historic Skardu Fort, visit the serene Kachura Lakes, or take a boat ride on the mesmerizing Upper Kachura Lake, also known as Shangrila Lake. The nearby Satpara Lake, with its turquoise waters reflecting the surrounding mountains, is another must-visit destination.

From Skardu, you can embark on a thrilling excursion to the Deosai National Park. Known as the “Roof of the World,” Deosai is one of the highest plateaus in the world, at an elevation of over 4,000 meters (13,000 feet). The park spans across vast stretches of meadows, dotted with wildflowers of vibrant hues. As you explore the park, you may come across herds of Himalayan ibex, golden marmots, and even the elusive snow leopard. Camping in Deosai under a star-studded sky is an experience that will stay with you forever.

Continuing your journey, you can head towards the enchanting Astore Valley. Located in the Astore District of Gilgit-Baltistan, this valley is a hidden gem of natural beauty. Surrounded by towering peaks and lush green forests, Astore Valley is blessed with stunning landscapes, including sparkling streams, majestic waterfalls, and alpine meadows. Rama Meadow, a vast meadow adorned with colorful wildflowers, is a highlight of the valley. From here, you can trek up to Rama Lake, a tranquil turquoise lake nestled amidst the mountains.

Astore Valley also provides access to some of the world’s highest mountain passes, including the famous Deosai Plains. You can venture further into the mountains, where the air becomes crisper, and the scenery becomes even more dramatic. The beauty of the valley combined with the warm hospitality of the locals creates an immersive experience that allows you to connect with nature and appreciate its wonders.

As you explore Skardu, Deosai, and Astore Valley, you’ll witness nature at its grandest and most untouched. The snow-capped peaks, shimmering lakes, and sprawling meadows will leave you spellbound. The region offers ample opportunities for trekking, camping, wildlife spotting, and photography. Each moment spent in this pristine paradise will leave an indelible mark on your soul, reminding you of the magnificence of the natural world.

Embark on a tour to Skardu, Deosai, and Astore Valley, and immerse yourself in the untamed beauty of Pakistan’s northern regions. Prepare to be enchanted by the stunning landscapes, mesmerized by the warm hospitality, and inspired by the sheer grandeur of the Karakoram and Himalayas. It is a journey that will undoubtedly be etched in your memory for a lifetime.

Highlights

  • Skardu Valley – Shangrilla Resort – Upper Kachura – Shangrila lake Deosai
  • Plains – Sadpara Lake – Sheoshar lake -- Skardu city – Souq valley –
  • Challam – Astore – Domeil – Minimarg – Rama Meadows – Tarishing

Included/Excluded

  • Domestic return Flight 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 form Islamabad to Skardu
•Greet & welcome clients, shift to Suv
•Heads towards Shangrilla Resort
•Sightseeing at Shangrilla Resort and visit Shangrila Lake
•Visit and Sightseeing at Upper Kachura Lake
•Visit Souq Valley and enjoy quality time
•Head back towards hotel
•Overnight stay at Hotel

•Breakfast at the hotel
•Head towards Deosai Plains
•Sightseeing at Sadpara Lake Visit Ali Top
•Lunch Break at Bara Pani |Explore the giant plains of Deosai all day
•Visit Sheoshar lake and enjoy quality time
•Head towards Astore
•Sightseeing all along Challam road water streams | Reach Astore
•Overnight stay

•Breakfast at hotel
•Visit Rama Meadows and enjoy quality time
•Head towards Rupal Parishing
•Enjoy amazing valley views while travelling
•Reach Parishing Meadows and enjoy quality time
•Visit Rupal face of Nanga Parbat Mountain
•Enjoy all day and head back towards Hotel
•Overnight stay at hotel

•Breakfast at the 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
•Head towards Skardu
•Sightseeing all along the journey
•Reach Skardu | shift to Hotel
•Overnight stay at hotel

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

Durations

6 Days 5 Nights

Language

English
Urdu

Frequently asked questions

The best time to visit Skardu, Deosai, and Astore Valley is during the summer months, from May to September. These months offer pleasant weather and clear skies, making it ideal for outdoor activities and sightseeing.

Skardu is accessible by air and road. The easiest way to reach Skardu is by taking a domestic flight from Islamabad to Skardu Airport. Alternatively, you can travel by road from Islamabad, which takes approximately 20-24 hours.

Yes, there are several accommodations available in Skardu, Deosai, and Astore Valley, ranging from hotels and guesthouses to camping sites. Skardu offers a variety of hotels catering to different budgets, while Deosai and Astore Valley have camping sites and basic guesthouses for travelers.

Deosai National Park is known as the "Land of Giants" and is the second-highest plateau in the world. It is famous for its stunning landscapes, alpine meadows, wildflowers, and diverse wildlife, including the Himalayan brown bear. The park is only accessible during the summer months and offers breathtaking views.

While Skardu, Deosai, and Astore Valley are generally safe for tourists, it is advisable to take necessary precautions. It is recommended to travel with a reputable tour operator or guide who is familiar with the region. It is also important to stay updated on weather conditions, road accessibility, and follow any local regulations or guidelines.

When visiting Skardu, Deosai, and Astore Valley, it is recommended to pack warm clothing, as the temperatures can drop significantly, especially at higher altitudes. Other essential items include comfortable shoes for trekking, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, sunglasses, a first aid kit, and a camera to capture the breathtaking scenery.

Yes, hiring a local guide is highly recommended for a better understanding of the region, its culture, and to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Local guides can provide valuable insights, arrange logistics, and assist in navigating the area.

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