12-Day Trip to Skardu

12 days

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12-Day Trip to Skardu

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

Our Trip Rating

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

Upcoming Tours

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Customize Your Trip

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Accommodation

Will be arranged according to the 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

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.

  • Day 1: Islamabad to Chilas
  • Day 2: Chilas to Skardu
  • Day 3: Skardu
  • Day 4: Skardu to Nangsoq organic village to Skardu
  • Day 5: Skardu to Deosai
  • Day 6: Deosai to Shigar
  • Day 7: Shigar
  • Day 8: Shigar to Khaplu
  • Day 9: Khaplu
  • Day 10: Khaplu to Kachura
  • Day 11: Kachura to Chilas
  • Day 12: Chilas to Islamabad

Detailed Itinerary

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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

Essential Information

Travel Guidelines

Travel Waiver Policy

Booking / Cancellation

Insurance Policy

Traveling in Pakistan

Frequent Questions

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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.

Reviews:

Keith Siddel

Keith Siddel

Pakistan had been on my list of countries to visit for many years. I don’t usually use a travel agent when I travel (116 countries to date) but after hearing about a friend’s experience with The Mad Hatters in 2019 I decided to reach out and request a literary. I knew it would be challenging because I wanted a very specific type of travel, wanted to be off the beaten path and things were just opening back up after the 2020 COVID closure. Aneeqa Ali and The Mad Hatter team did a FABULOUS job meeting all my requests and at a VERY reasonable price. I just completed the 32-day tour and I couldn’t be happier about my experience.

Having an experienced/knowledgeable person on the ground that can take your calls and texts 24/7 and respond to requests or solve issues is invaluable in a country like Pakistan. Aneeqa responded quickly when we requested a change in itinerary or wanted to add something. She even took calls late at night to help sort out issues at checkpoints as we traversed the mountains. As a foreigner who doesn’t speak any of many local languages of the mountain regions it was reassuring to know I could call someone and have them bridge the language barrier. Her “can do”, customer-first approach was so refreshing and easy it made the trip carefree which is no small feat in the remote mountains of Pakistan. Her partners and selected local guides were incredible.

My friends and I enjoyed our custom schedule that made our visit to Pakistan a bucket list trip that none of us will ever forget. I HIGHLY recommend Mat Hatters whether you are solo, couple, adventure, nomad, or grouper traveler, Aneeqa can ensure you experience Pakistan in a way you will never forget.


Jess Harling 1

Jess Harling

The Mad Hatters is the perfect tour company to use when travelling Pakistan whether you are a foreign visitor or local. I booked a private tour and the price was incredibly reasonable considering it was nearly 3 weeks long. Our itinerary was arranged to suit our interests and we got plenty of help arranging documents for the Visa application back in the UK. We had a brilliant guide and driver and the whole trip went smoothly. Would definitely use them again!


Sarah Griffiths

Sarah Griffiths

Just finished a 30 day tour of Northern Pakistan and it was truly spectacular. Annequa put together a wonderful itinerary for us and yet was totally flexible when we needed to make changes, for whatever reason. Nothing was too much trouble and we were well and truly looked after every step of the way, turning an already outstanding experience into a spectacular one. We have only just left and are already talking about a return visit. It really would be difficult to overstate how wonderful Mad Hatters were.


Hafsa Farooq Maan

Hafsa Farooq Maan

Me and and a couple of friends who like me have terrible schedules and tough routines turned to Aneeqa for planning a trip. We basically left each and everything to Aneeqa to decide, plan and arrange for us and it was done! Everything turned out to be super well organised and we came back totally pampered and spoiled. At this stage in life we really can’t take the pains of saving a penny here and a penny there and trying to plan a trip…so we left it to the pro! This was my second trip to skardu and i discovered things and places the previous tour operators didn’t include in our itinerary….

I would definitely plan another trip with the mad hatters and recommend to all other people to do the same… especially if you value professionalism and adventure above all other things. All the best to the mad hatters and thank you for the vacation!


Ahmed Rabadia

Ahmed Rabadia

Had a great experience in their Skardu trip. Focus was on quality as the accomodation & transportation and overall organization was much better compared to our previous trips to North. Aneeqa’s professionalism was quite exemplary. Would definitely recommend Mad Hatters to everyone travelling upcountry.

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