12-Day Trip to Skardu

TourS

Price

Depends upon group size

Days

12

Overview

Skardu is home to some of the highest peaks in the world. Located in the extreme North of Pakistan, Skardu is undoubtedly an epitome of beauty and serenity. It is a place for adventurers, trekkers and people who easily fall in love with nature. This place is not only famous because of its mountains, but the region has some very beautiful lakes, fortresses and a cold desert that add to the mesmerizing views you get to enjoy while there.

Route Map

Elevation
Skardu: 2,228 metres

Weather
Summers: Between 20-30°C during day. Pleasant at night.
Winters: Under 10°C during day. Below freezing at night.

Locations

  • Skardu
  • Kharpocho fort
  • Nangsoq organic village
  • Katpana desert
  • Upper and lower Kachura lakes
  • Sadpara lake
  • Deosai
  • Shigar valley
  • Sarfaranga desert
  • Manthoka waterfall
  • Khaplu valley

Activities

  • Cultural activities
  • Sightseeing
  • Trekking

Trip Rating

  • Adventure: 2/5
  • Culture: 3/5
  • Comfort: 3/5
  • Fitness: 2/5

Upcoming Tours
N/A

Accommodation
Will be arranged according to preferences of the group.

Transport
Will be arranged according to the preferences of the group.

Meals
Will be arranged according to the preferences of the group.

Itinerary Overview

Skardu valley provides views of several tall mountains. This city is frequently visited by adventure travelers as it serves as a gateway for many 8,000-er peaks, including K2, the second highest mountain in the world. Sign up for this fun-filled trip to explore this beautiful valley with us.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Islamabad to Chilas

  • Early morning departure from Islamabad
  • Drive to Chilas
  • Stay in Chilas
  • Travel time: 10-14 hours

Day 2: Chilas to Skardu

Activities:

  • Stopover at the junction point of world’s 3 highest mountain ranges
  • Stopover at Nanga Parbat view point
  • Drive to Skardu
  • Stay in Skardu
  • Travel time: 8-10 hours

Day 3: Skardu

Activities:

  • Visit Katpana cold desert 
  • Visit Kharpocho fort (30 min hike)
  • Visit the markets of Skardu
  • Explore Skardu city
  • Stay in Skardu

Day 4: Skardu to Nangsoq organic village to Skardu

Activities:

  • Trek to Nansoq organic village (1-2 hour hike)
  • Explore the organic village
  • Trek back to Skardu
  • Stay in Skardu

Day 5: Skardu to Deosai

Activities:

  • Jeep ride to Deosai
  • Visit Sadpara lake
  • Visit Bara Paani
  • Visit Kala Paani
  • Visit Sheosar lake
  • Camping in Deosai

Day 6: Deosai to Shigar

Activities:

  • Drive to Shigar
  • Visit Sarfaranga cold desert
  • Stay in Shigar

Day 7: Shigar

Activities:

  • Explore Shigar village
  • Visit old mosque
  • Visit Shigar fort
  • Stay in Shigar

Day 8: Shigar to Khaplu

Activities:

  • Visit Manthoka waterfall
  • Drive to Khaplu
  • Visit Khaplu fort
  • Stay in Khaplu

Day 9: Khaplu

Activities:

  • Hike to Toseekhar (1-hour hike)
  • Visit Chaqchan mosque
  • Visit Khanka
  • Explore Khaplu village
  • Stay in Khaplu

Day 10: Khaplu to Kachura

Activities:

  • Drive to Kachura
  • Visit upper Kachura lake
  • Visit lower Kachura lake
  • Stay in Kachura

Day 11: Kachura to Chilas

Activities:

  • Drive to Chilas
  • Stay in Chilas

Day 12: Chilas to Islamabad

Activities:

  • Drive to Islamabad
  • End of services

Essential Information

Included

Standard package includes the following, but alterations can be made according to requirements.

  • Transportation with experienced driver
  • Accommodation 
  • Meals 
  • Guided tours
  • Cultural activities
  • Entrance fees
  • Tolls and taxes
  • Basic first aid
  • Letter of Invitation (LOI) for visa

Not Included

Standard package does not include the following, but alterations can be made according to requirements.

  • Flight tickets
  • Visa fees
  • Porters for carrying personal equipment
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guides/workers (optional)
  • Snacks while trekking and traveling
  • Extra meals/laundry services availed at hotels or otherwise
  • Charges of sports activities
  • Souvenirs
  • Shopping or any other expenses of personal nature
  • Insurance liability, medical aid, and helicopter rescue coverage
  • Any other services not mentioned in the plan

Tour Add-ons

Can be arranged according to requirements.

What to Bring

It is recommended to bring one large bag and a small daypack. Kindly pack light.

Essentials to carry:

  • CNIC (for Pakistanis) and passport + valid Pakistani visa (for foreigners)
  • Backpack to carry phone, wallet and other important things
  • Warm clothes – jacket, socks, gloves, cap, thermal
  • Raincoat
  • Sun protection – sunscreen, sunglasses, hat
  • Shoes – joggers, sandals
  • Re-usable water bottle

Optional items to carry:

  • Trekking essentials – shoes, socks, stick 
  • Torch
  • Power bank 

More Details

Consider this itinerary as a guideline. Actual plan can be modified according to your requirements. In customized trips you have the flexibility to choose the accommodation, transport, meals, guide and other details according to your preferences.

Charges of the trip depend on the kind of services availed and group size.

Note: The itinerary can vary in different seasons due to weather and road accessibility.

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