The mystical land that has inspired a thousand stories written about the splendor of travelling, the enthralling beauty of nature and the magic of this serene land of the giants.
Deosai, they say, penetrates the soul like nothing else and leave a memory even for the most forgetful.
Described as the playground of the giants because of its vast undulating landscape stretching to about 3000 sq kms and that too reaching a height of 4142 ASL, Deosai is world’s second highest plateau after Tibet.
Deosai was upgraded to the status of a wildlife sanctuary in the year 1993 and was renamed as “Deosai National Park” and the government regulations prohibit any construction in the plateau whatsoever.
Rich in flora and fauna, Deosai is home to the critically endangered Himalayan Brown Bear and is probably the last stronghold for this dwindling specie.
Jun – Oct
Arrive at Benazir Bhutto International Airport. Meet and transfer to hotel for overnight.
Breakfast at Hotel and drive to Besham (7/8hrs) en route visit ancient city of Taxila including Taxila Museum, Jaulian Buddhist Monastery (2nd century BC to 5th century AD) and Sirkap City Ruins from (2nd century BC to 2nd century AD). After city tour of drive via Mansehra, Abbott Abad and Chatter Plains, our next stop will be at Indus river and Karakorum Highway Monument. Later proceed to Besham on arrival at Besham transfer to PTDC Motel for Dinner and overnight.
Drive to Astore Rama (10-12hrs). Journey based on Karakorum highway 8th wonder of the world, along the mighty Indus river through remote valleys of Kohistan,en route stop at Chilas to visit Chilas Rock Carving from ( 6th century AD to 8th century). Our next stop will be at Thalichi to see the majestic view of three beautiful mountains Nanga Parbat (8125M), Rakaposhi (7788M) and Haramosh (7409M). Later proceed to Rama along the Astor river. Rama is one of beautiful valleys in Gilgit Baltistan which offer lash green meadows, thick pine forest and snow-capped mountains. On arrival at Rama transfer to PTDC Motel for dinner and overnight.
Full day drive to Skardu via Deosai Plateau and situated at 4200M know heist plateau in the world, which offer magnificent view of Karakorum Mountain range, lush green meadows and wild flowers, crystal clear blue color flashing rivers and lakes, en route stop at Sheosar lake. Later proceed to Skardu. On arrival at Skardu transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Today we will take an excursion to Shigar fort, old mosque of Shigar and village and back to Skardu. Afternoon visit Satpara Buddha and Skardu Bazaar dinner and overnight at hotel.
Drive (7/8hrs) en route visit Kachura village and Kachura Lake. Later proceed to Gilgit along the mighty Indus River, through narrow gorge of Karakorum mountains and different villages of Skardu. Our next stop will be at mining area and also beautiful view of Haramosh peak and Nanga Parbat. Later proceed to Gilgit. If time permits visit Gilgit old bridge and bazaar. Dinner and overnight at Serena Hotel.
Early breakfast at hotel and drive to Raikot Bridge (1.5hrs) by coach and then ride 4X4 Jeep to Tato village (1hr) then trek on Horse ride to Fairy meadows (3-4hrs).On arrival at Fairy meadows transfer to Huts /camp for overnight.
Today we will trek to Beyal through thick pine forest and lush green meadows and back to meadows to see the sunset at beautiful Nanga Parbat (8125M). Overnight at camp.
Early Breakfast at Camp and trek to Tato village then By 4×4 Jeep to Naran Via Babusar Pass (4100M),en route stop at Junction point of three might mountains ranges the Karakorum, the Himalayas and the Hindukush. Bursar Pass offers Panoramic view of snow-capped mountains, green meadows, wild flowers, rivers and Lulusar lake. Then proceed to Naran. On arrival at Naran transfer to PTDC Motel for dinner and overnight.
Early breakfast at hotel and drive to Islamabad (7/8hrs). On arrival tour of Islamabad including Faisal Mosque, Damn-e-Koh and Supermarket. Farewell Dinner and after transfer to Airport for flight.