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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.
Skardu city 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, Shigar and Khaplu Valley Autumn Tour
Trip Duration: 09 days
Grade: Entry level easy and exploratory Jeep tour
Activities: Jeep tour & exploring the traditional valleys of Baltistan
Accommodation: 09 days trip, 07 days tour, 08 or 09 nights hotel, 00 nights camping
Tour from Islamabad Airport to Skardu City
Autumn tour to Baltistan start with a breath taking flight past Nanga Parbat and down into Skardu, followed by a Jeep ride through the beautiful, fertile Shigar river valley, through many Baltistan villages and picturesque farming countryside to Khaplu and Shigar Valley.
About this Trip
Autumn is the most colorful as the whole region warps in yellow, red and orange. You may have the witnessed the colors of autumn throughout the world but you will not see the beautiful Lakes, mountains behind the colorful trees and valleys. The autumn in Shigar and Khaplu is magnificent and an unforgettable experience. It is the best time for exploring the beautiful of Baltisstan valleys.
Day 01 Arrival in Islamabad (600m) – Hotel
Day 02 Fly to Skardu or drive to Chilas – Hotel
Day 03 Day Excursion in Skardu or second day drive to Skardu City – Hotel
Day 04 Drive to Khaplu, excursion and back to Skardu – Hotel
Day 05 Drive to Shigar Valley, excursion and back to Skardu – Hotel
Day 06 Drive back to Skardu – Hotel
Day 07 Fly to Islamabad or drive to Bisham – Hotel
Day 08 Market visit or second day of drive to Islamabad – Hotel
Day 09 Departure from Islamabad to home
Our Services Include
Invitation letter for travel to Pakistan to assist your visa application and assistance on your arrival and departure.
An experienced English speaking high altitude Guide.
Wages for guides ad other crew
Good quality accommodation in cities and towns in twin bed shared rooms. Single room supplement is available.
Internal 4WD Jeep transport by private vehicle.
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, phone calls and laundry
Tips for guides and other staff
International airfares, taxes and travel insurance, etc.
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.