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A single supplement is not always possible on this trip. In many instances campsite size is limited and it will be necessary to share with another team member. This also applies to mountaineering expeditions. Single supplement in hotels is available. Please contact Shams Alpine Mountaineering & Trekking Pvt Ltd for specific detail, relevant to your trip.
Deosai Plains can be reached from Islamabad by plan to Skardu city or else by road through Karakorum Highway to Skardu. The second way can be reached from China via Khungerab National Park, by road through KKH
(The Old silk route) to Hunza, Gilgit then to Skardu City
Discover the spectacular hidden Karakoram with English speaking,
world renowned Shimshali mountain guides
By its very nature adventure travel involves an element of the unexpected. In remote and developing countries do not expect standards you are used to at home. Remote areas are sometimes unpredictable and itineraries may be altered. To get the most out of your adventure it is important that you are flexible, positive and eager to take on all the challenges that arise. If you are uncertain about your suitability for this trip we recommend that you contact us with any concerns. We are happy to answer any questions.
The environments we travel through are fragile. It is our responsibility as visitors to minimize the impact of our presence.
Skardu – Deosai Plains Autumn Tour
Trip Duration: 11 days
Grade: Entry level easy and exploratory Tour
Activities: Exploring the traditional and colorful valleys of Gilgit – Baltistan
Accommodation: 11 days trip, 01 day Hike 10 nights hotel, 01 nights camping
About this tour
Shams Alpine offers, a unique, and ‘best-of’ Pakistan’s autumn tour to the most scenic plateau,located at the boundary of the Karakoram and the western Himalayas and known as the highest plateau in the world.
Deosai plain is one of the top tourist destination for its unspoiled natural beauty, soaring mountains, shimmering glaciers, crystal clear water streams and colorful bedecked alpine pastures. In addition, the gentle, warm and hospitable character of the villagers makes your trip to this part of the world a fantastic and unforgettable memory of a lifetime.
Day 01 Arrival in Islamabad (600m) and met at airport by Shams Alpine guides – Hotel
Day 02 Flight Islamabad – Skardu (2,450m) explore Skardu town & surroundings or drive to Chilas – Hotel
Day 03 Excursion Skardu city or second day drive from Chilas to Skardu – Hotel
Day 04 Drive to Sheosar Lake – Hotel
Day 05 Drive shosar Lake to Tarashing and walk to Rupal Face Nanga Parbatview point – Hotel
Day 06 Drive to Rama Lake – Hotel
Day 07 Rama Lake – Gilgit City (1,450m) – Hotel
Day 08 Gilgit City – Karimabad, Hunza (2,400m) – Hotel
Day 09 Gilgit – Fly Islamabad or Drive to Narran Valley -hotel
Day 10 market visit in Islamabad or second day drive from Narran to Islamabad – Hotel
Day 11 Departure from Islamabad to Home
Optional extra trips before and after your tour, please discuss with us. We have lots more of our beautiful Karakoram to share with you.
Our Services Include
An experienced English speaking high altitude Guides.
Full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and cooking and eating utensils and mess tent.
Wages for guides, cook and porters.
Good quality accommodation in cities and towns in twin bed shared rooms. Single room supplement is available.
Internal Jeep and Land Cruisers transport by private vehicle.
Tented camps on shared basis while Camping.
National Park, camping and bridge Fees.
Guides, Cook and other staffs insurance.
Invitation letter for travel to Pakistan to assist your visa application.
Assistance on your arrival and departure
Our Service does not include
Bottled water, aerated drinks, laundry and other items of personal nature, Meals except where indicated in the itinerary, Personal snacks, energy bars, energy gels, sweets,
Personal gear, sleeping bags, Personal phone calls, laundry and tips for crew members
International airfares, Travel Insurance, Airport and departure taxes.
Cost of helicopter or other means of evacuation and you should cover in your trip insurance.
Guides and porters
Our local guides and porters are all experienced, handpicked and trained by Shaheen Baig and Qudrat Ali (directors of Shams Alpine) to ensure that our clients have the best opportunity for success with comfort. A porter will carry your kit bag and you will be expected to carry your own day pack which should be large enough to carry all you will need throughout the day e.g. sunscreen, raincoat, water bottle, camera, spare long sleeved clothing, snow protection glasses, sun protection gloves, hat and scarves, snack food, etc.