7 Days Autumn Tour – Skardu

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  • 7 Days
  • Islamabad
  • 4114 m
  • Oct-Nov

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Skardu, located in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan, is a mesmerizing destination surrounded by majestic mountains, pristine lakes, and breathtaking landscapes. There are several reasons why one should visit Skardu:

 

Spectacular Scenery: Skardu is renowned for its stunning scenery, surrounded by the towering peaks of the Karakoram Range. The landscapes include snow-capped mountains, serene lakes, lush valleys, and alpine meadows, providing a visual feast for nature lovers.

Mighty Mountain Peaks: The region is home to some of the world’s highest peaks, including K2, the second-highest mountain on Earth. The views of these towering giants create an awe-inspiring and majestic atmosphere.

Sheosar Lake: Located at an elevation of over 4,000 meters, Sheosar Lake is a pristine glacial lake surrounded by snow-covered mountains. Its crystal-clear waters and picturesque setting make it a must-visit destination.

Shangrila Resort: Also known as Lower Kachura Lake, the Shangrila Resort offers a beautiful retreat with boating opportunities on the lake. The resort is surrounded by gardens and orchards, providing a peaceful atmosphere.

Upper Kachura Lake: Another gem in Skardu, Upper Kachura Lake is known for its deep blue waters and the surrounding mountains. The reflections of the landscape in the lake create a mesmerizing scene.

Deosai National Park: Often referred to as the “Land of Giants,” Deosai National Park is a high-altitude plateau that transforms into a lush green landscape during the summer. It is home to diverse wildlife, including Himalayan brown bears.

Shigar Fort: Skardu is rich in cultural heritage, and these historical forts provide a glimpse into the region’s rich history and architectural marvels.

Trekking and Hiking: Skardu serves as a gateway to some of the world’s most famous trekking and hiking routes, including the Baltoro Glacier trek and the trek to Concordia, offering unparalleled views of the Karakoram peaks.

Cultural Diversity: Skardu is a melting pot of cultures, with influences from Central Asian, Tibetan, and South Asian traditions. Visitors can experience the unique blend of cultures through local festivals, music, and traditional crafts.

Breathtaking Sunsets and Sunrises: The high-altitude location of Skardu allows for stunning sunsets and sunrises over the Karakoram Range. The changing hues of the sky and the mountains create a magical and peaceful ambiance.

Fishing in Satpara Lake: Satpara Lake, near Skardu, is not only scenic but also offers opportunities for fishing. The lake is stocked with trout, providing a delightful experience for fishing enthusiasts.

Hospitality of Locals: The people of Skardu are known for their warm hospitality and friendliness. Visitors often find a welcoming and inviting atmosphere, adding to the overall experience.

 

In summary, Skardu is a haven for nature enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and those interested in cultural exploration. Whether you’re drawn to the lofty mountains, serene lakes, cultural heritage, or outdoor activities, Skardu offers a diverse range of experiences for a memorable and enriching journey.

Attractions

  • Upper Kachura Lake
  • Sadpara Lake
  • Khaplu
  • Kharmang
  • Manthoka Waterfall
  • Deosai Plains
  • Shangrila Lake

Services Included

  • Transportation: GLI / APV / Grand Cabin / Coaster
  • Accommodation: Hotels and Camps (3-4 Sharing)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, and RefreshmentIncluded in Package with Food Only
  • Jeep: Where Required
  • Entry Tickets: Where Applied
  • Professional Guide
  • Basic First Aid

Services Not Included

  • Twin Sharing - Extra Charges Applied
  • Extra Meals and Drinks
  • Personal Medication and Insurance
  • Extra Expense: Due to Unforeseen Circumstances
  • Anything Not Mentioned

What to Carry

  • CNIC / Passport
  • Raincoat
  • Sun Block
  • Cap / Hat
  • Sun Glasses
  • Hiking Stick
  • Backpack
  • Trekking Shoes
  • Warm Clothes: Upper, Jacket, Muffler etc.
  • Extras: Jeans, Shirts, Socks, Handkerchief etc.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Islamabad to Naran/Batakundi

Places to Visit:

  • Stopovers enroute sightseeing places

 

Night Stay:

  • Naran or Batakundi

Day 2 - Naran/Batakundi to Skardu

Places to Visit:

  • Babusar Pass
  • Lulusar Lake
  • Nanga Parbat View Point
  • Upper Kachura Lake
  • Shangrila Lake

 

Night Stay:

  • Skardu

Day 3 - Skardu to Shigar to Skardu

Places to Visit:

  • Katpana Desert
  • Katpana Lake
  • Sarfranga Desert
  • Blind Lake
  • Shigar Fort
  • Hashu-P Garden

 

Night Stay:

  • Skardu

Day 4 - Skardu to Kharmang to Khaplu

Places to Visit:

  • Kharmang Valley
  • Manthoka Waterfall
  • Khaplu Fort
  • Chaqchan Mosque

 

Night Stay:

  • Khaplu

Day 5 - Khaplu to Deosai to Skardu

Places to Visit:

  • Deosai Plains
  • Sadpara Lake

 

Night Stay:

  • Skardu

Day 6 - Skardu to Batakundi/Naran

Day 7 - Batakundi/Naran to Islamabad

Map

Payment

Package Price Per Head

Without Food

 – Group of 2 Persons: PKR 102000 Per Head

 – Group of 4 Persons: PKR 58500 Per Head

 – Group of 10 Persons: PKR 40000 Per Head

 – Group of 18 Persons: PKR 34000 Per Head

 

With Food

 – Group of 10 Persons: PKR 52500 Per Head

 – Group of 18 Persons: PKR 46500 Per Head

 

(NOTE: Mentioned prices are estimated and are subject to change according to the requirements.)

Payment Methods

 – Cash in Office:
 A-2, Business Bay Commercial, Sector F, DHA-1, Islamabad

 – Bank Transfer:
   Account Title: Traveloguers Private Limited
   Account No: 0106806925
   Branch Code: 0814
   Online Transactions: 08140106806925
   IBAN: PK58MEZN0008140106806925

Cancellation Policy

 – 90% amount will be refunded if cancelled 7 days prior to tour.
 – 75% amount will be refunded if Cancelled 4-6 days Prior to tour.
 – 50% amount will be refunded if Cancelled 2-3 days Prior to tour.
 – No amount will be refunded if Cancelled in last 24 hours.

FAQs

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Yes, we offer the refund if a person follows the provided cancellation timeline. Please see details in Payment Section under Cancellation Policy.

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Change of date is available for customized tours and for some road group tours.

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