8-Day Trip to Skardu



Depends upon group size




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

Skardu: 2,228 metres

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


  • Skardu
  • Kharpocho fort
  • Katpana desert
  • Nangsoq organic
  • village
  • Sadpara lake
  • Deosai
  • Shigar valley
  • Sarfaranga desert


  • Cultural activities
  • Sightseeing
  • Trekking

Trip Rating

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

Upcoming Tours

Will be arranged according to preferences of the group.

Will be arranged according to the preferences of the group.

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


  • 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


  • 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 Deosai


  • Jeep ride to Deosai
  • Visit Sadpara lake
  • Visit Bara Paani
  • Visit Kala Paani
  • Visit Sheosar lake
  • Camping in Deosai
Day 5: Deosai to Shigar


  • Drive to Shigar
  • Visit Sarfaranga cold desert
  • Stay in Shigar
Day 6: Shigar


  • Explore Shigar village
  • Visit old mosque
  • Visit Shigar fort
  • Stay in Shigar
Day 7: Shigar to Chilas


  • Drive to Chilas
  • Stay in Chilas
Day 8: Chilas to Islamabad


  • Drive to Islamabad
  • End of services

Essential Information


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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