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Skardu valley Tour


Skardu is located in the 10 km wide by 40 km long Skardu Valley, at the confluence of the Indus river (flowing from near Kailash in Tibet and through neighboring Ladakh before reaching Baltistan) and the Shigar River. Skardu is situated at an altitude of nearly 2,500 m (8,200 ft). The town is surrounded by grey-brown colored mountains, which hide the 8,000 metre peaks of the nearby Karakoram Range.


Accessible from Skardu by road, the nearby Askole and Hushe Valleys are the main gateways to the snow covered 8,000 m peaks including K2, the Gasherbrums, Broad Peak and the Trango Towers, and also to the huge glaciers of Baltoro, Biafo and Trango. This makes Skardu the main tourist and mountaineering base in the area, which has led to the development of a reasonably extensive tourist infrastructure including shops and hotels. However, the popularity of the region results in high prices, especially during the main trekking season


Itinerary:

Day 01: Islamabad

Arrival at the airport in Islamabad, our guide and driver will pick you here and transfer to the hotel for overnight

 

Day 02: Islamabad – Chilas / By Air To Skardu

Departure for Chilas / Fly to Skardu. The main attraction of Chilas is the incredible collection of Rock Art, which depicts early history of the region. Short stay en-route for lunch. overnight at Chilas/Skardu.

 

Day 03: Chilas – Skardu / Explore Around

Departure for Skardu, capital of Baltistan (height 2,438m) located in the backdrop of great peaks of the Karakoram mountain range. Baltistan is known as the “Little Tibet” and it is a cluster of mountain peaks and glaciers. Five valleys of Baltistan-Skardu, Shigar, Khaplu, Rondu and Kharmang are noted for their juicy peaches, apricots, apples and pears / Explore the Skardu city and around if travel by air. Arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Skardu.

 

Day 04: Explore Around

Departure for Shigar Valley - gateway to the great mountain peaks of the Karakorams, i.e Gasherbrum Peak and K-2. Visit of 400 years old Wooden Mosque and Fort evening to Saad Para Lake from Shigar Valley. Overnight at Skardu

 

Day 05: Skardu – KhapuluVillage

Departure for Khaplu Valley, the scenic valley of the Shyok River located 103 km from Skardu. Many famous mountains such as Masherbrum, Saltoro. Sia Kangri, K-6, K- 7 is located here. Overnight at Khapulu

 

Day 06: Explore the Village And Around

 

Day 07: Khapuku – Skardu

Departure on the way back to Skardu, arrive and transfer to the hotel for overnight.

 

Day 08: Skardu – Besham

Departure for Besham on the Karakorum Highway, arrive and transfer to the hotel for overnight

 

Day 09: Besham – Islamabad

Habibullah then the ministry for Education. Sir John Marshall who was going to be retired from the post of Director General of Archaeological survey of India in 1928, could not complete its original plan. The government of Pakistan constructed the northern gallery in 1998. There are 4000 objects displayed, including stone, stucco, terracotta, silver, gold, iron and semiprecious stones. Mainly the display consists of objects from the period 600 B.C to 500 AD. Buddhist, hindu and Jain cults are well represented through these objects discovered from three ancient cities and more than two dozen buddhist stupas and monasteries and Greek temples. Taxila Museum is located 35 km from Islamabad on the Grand Trunk Road to Peshawar. It is famous for remains of Gandhara art. Most of the sites at Taxila, dating back 600 BCE to 500 CE, are located around the Taxila Museum. Overnight at the hotel in Islamabad/Rawalpindi

 

Day 10: Islamabad

Explore the Islamabad city visiting Faisal Mosque, Margala Hills, Shaker Pariya, Evening drive to the airport and fly to destination.

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