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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.


Entry points  

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

Adventure travel

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.

Responsible travel

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

Season:                      October  

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.


Short itinerary

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.

Single supplement


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.