|Baltistan (Skardu is what outsiders generally call the whole region) is a fascinating region in the northern mountain kingdom of Pakistan. The region is also referred to as Mini-Tibet because of the Tibetan cultural and architectural influence still seen in people and constructions, mostly in the surroundings of Skardu town. Fortresses, houses and general lifestyle in the environs of Skardu still portray a culture unique and closely related to that of neighboring Tibet.
Besides culture and architectural lure, the region is also unique for the unique seasons wearing and shedding fascinating colors, and for the typical landscape no other land in the world retains. Every year Baltistan attracts international and domestic tourists. Domestic touristis usually travel in peak summers to escape heat in the cities. Usually spring and autumn attract those who are interested in natural colors. International tourists travel to Skardu mostly for trekking in the mighty Karakorams or to take up special expeditions. The famous Baltoro Glacier leading to Concordia – the hub of the mountain kingdom surrounded by K-2 and Broad Peak base camp beside, Mitre peak, Chogolisa, GI, GII, GIII & G-IV and Gondogoro La – passes through Skardu. The day excursion to the national park, Deosai, is an exclusive experience from Skardu, particularly to observe the rare flora and fauna.
|Duration:||08 Nights / 09 Days|
|Ideal Season:||April to May|
|Max Elevation:||2600 m|
|01||Drive from Islamabad to Chilas for 12 hrs/fly to Skardu. Overnight stay at hotel.||Hotel|
|02||Drive from Chilas to Skardu (8-9 hrs)/ city sightseeing in Skardu. Overnight stay at hotel.||Hotel|
|03||Sightseeing in Skardu. Visit Kharpocho Fort, Kachura Lake, and local market. Overnight at hotel.||Hotel|
|04||Drive from Skardu to Khaplu, explore Khaplu valley. Overnight at Hotel.||Hotel|
|05||Morning sightseeing at Khaplu, afternoon drive to Shigar valley on the way back.||Hotel|
|06||Morning explore Shigar valley, evening drive to Skardu.||Hotel|
|07||Day excursion to Deosai National Park.||Hotel|
|08||Fly to Islamabad or drive to Chilas.||Hotel|
|09||Drive from Chilas to Islamabad. End of services.||Hotel|
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