Fast facts

Country Visited






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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  

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


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, Shigar and Khaplu Valley Autumn Tour   


Trip Duration:            09 days

Season:                     April

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.


Short itinerary

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.

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.