SKARDU TOUR

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Trango Adventure has a long track record of organizing Trekking in Pakistan. We have had groups successfully completed K2 and Gandogoro Trek on previous occasions. We designed our itinerary based on over 40 Years of experience, which is the best in terms of acclimatization, safety and enjoyment. It is our intention to keep to the day by day itinerary detailed below, although there might be some flexibility due to local conditions or other factors beyond our control. If this is the case the trek leader will do everything possible to work out the changes to the itinerary in order to minimize your inconvenience.Adventure travel requires an open and flexible attitude. You may experience extreme conditions, unpredictable weather and last-minute changes to the itinerary beyond our control. The ability to work in team is an important aspect of all of our trips.
ItineraryDay 1: ARRIVAL DAY IN ISLAMABAD-PAKISTANPass By: Islamabad International AirportMost of the international flights arrives at Islamabad International Airport in the mornings. Your Guide will meet and greet you at the airport, then you will be transfer to the hotel. Rest of the days is free to recover from your journey. Later in the day, when everyone has arrived, we will have a group briefing about the Tour. Depending on the time available to us, there may be an option to do some sightseeing in Islamabad, A purpose-built City in 1961 as the new capital of Pakistan.Meals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 2: DRIVE TO CHILLAS (461km)Stop At: Karakoram Highway, Gilgit, Gilgit-BaltistanAfter Breakfast we will leave the purpose-built Capital City Islamabad behind and start our adventure towards the North on the famous ancient Karakoram Highway in a mini bus. We will pass through lush green valleys and small towns to a luxury hotel in Chillas Town. Spend the night in Chillas.Duration: 9 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 3: DRIVE TO SKARDU (265km) Stop At: Skardu TourThe road gradually gains height but one does not feel it until you reaches Alam Bridge. Along the KKH there are many attractions like a beautiful rock carving of Buddha, also dotted with villages which are on a very steep grassy slope. After 2 hours drive we will leave KKH behind and follow the Indus River to Skardu. The area is laden with fruits like apricot, cherries and apple trees. We will be doing few stops along the way for tea breaks and buy fresh fruit from the locals.Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 4: SIGHTSEEING SKARDU (2230m)Pass By: Upper Kachura Lake, Skardu, Gilgit-BaltistanSkardu is the Capital of Baltistan Valley. Baltistan was one of the oldest Himalayan kingdoms before being incorporated into Pakistan. It lies along the Indus River in the very heart of the Karakoram mountains,comprising the northern edge of the Himalayas and nearly the entire Karakoram Range. The Balti people speak an ancient form of Tibetan and have a strong and fascinating culture. after breakfast we will visit the Sadpara Lake, have a tea there and enjoy the breath-taking scenery. We will head back to Skardu town for lunch. after lunch we will visit the Famous Organic Village, where everything grows organically. Dinner will be serve in the hotel.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 5: DRIVE TO KHAPLU, (103km) Stop At: Khanqah-e-MuallahToday we continue our epic journey towards Khapulu along the Indus River. We will pass through some lush green Balti Villages to arrive in Khapulu. Khapulu was the second-largest kingdom in old Baltistan of the Yabgo dynasty. It guarded the trade route to Ladakh along the Shyok River.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 6: SIGHTSEEING IN KHAPLU (2600m)Pass By: Chaqchan Mosque, Khaplu, Gilgit-BaltistanThe Main Attraction in khaplu are the Chaqchan Mosque, local village, Bazar and the ex Khapulu Royal Palace.The Ex Royal palace considered an architectural heritage, it was built-in the mid century. The ex Royal Palace has now turned into a Luxury Hotel, we will be staying here for the night. We will have lunch in the Royal Palace then heads out to visit the local village, Bazar and Chaqchan. Chaqchan Mosque, Dating from 1370, is one of the oldest in the region, it dates from the time when the area’s populace converted en mass from Buddhism to Islam. Chaqchan Mosque remains open (except friday prayer time) 24 hours and seven days a week.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 7: DRIVE TO SKARDU VIA SHIGAR Stop At: Shigar Valley, Shigar, Gilgit-BaltistanOur vehicles will already be waiting for us, so we make an early start for the return drive to Shigar through the lush green villages of Khapulu Valley. We have a faster, smoother journey on a paved road following the great Indus River into Shigar Valley. Shigar is the getaway to K2 and many other famous treks and peaks. In Shigar, we will visit the historical fort, which is now turn into a museum and Luxury hotel. It is belong to the same brand of Khapulu Palace hotel. We will have lunch here then drive to Skardu. Shigar fort remains open 24 hours and 7 days a week. Along the way we will make few stops to buy fresh fruits from the locals and visit agriculture fields.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 8: DRIVE TO CHILLAS (265 km) Stop At: Karakoram Highway InnAfter Breakfast we will head towards Chillas. We will continue our journey along the Indus River until the junction of Gilgit River, then follow Gilgit river on the Karakoram Highway to Chillas town. There is no Tourist Attraction in Chillas. We will stay in Chillas for the night. Along the way we will do few stop for tea breaks and lunch.Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 9: DRIVE TO ISLAMABAD (461km)Stop At: Karakoram Highway, Gilgit, Gilgit-BaltistanDRIVE TO ISLAMABADDuration: 9 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: HOTELDay 10: DEPARTURE DAY-FLY BACK HOMEPass By: Islamabad International AirportAfter breakfast you will be transfer to Islamabad International Airport for your flights back homeNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 8x Breakfast
  • 9x Dinner
  • 8x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 9 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Karakoram Highway
  • Entry/Admission - Skardu Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Upper Kachura Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Khanqah-e-Muallah
  • Entry/Admission - Shigar Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Karakoram Highway Inn
  • Entry/Admission - Karakoram Highway

What’s not included


Itinerary

Day 10: DEPARTURE DAY-FLY BACK HOME Pass By: Islamabad International Airport After breakfast you will be transfer to Islamabad International Airport for your flights back home No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
Day 1: ARRIVAL DAY IN ISLAMABAD-PAKISTAN Pass By: Islamabad International Airport Most of the international flights arrives at Islamabad International Airport in the mornings. Your Guide will meet and greet you at the airport, then you will be transfer to the hotel. Rest of the days is free to recover from your journey. Later in the day, when everyone has arrived, we will have a group briefing about the Tour. Depending on the time available to us, there may be an option to do some sightseeing in Islamabad, A purpose-built City in 1961 as the new capital of Pakistan. Meals included: • Dinner Accommodation included: HOTEL
Day 2: DRIVE TO CHILLAS (461km) Stop At: Karakoram Highway, Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan After Breakfast we will leave the purpose-built Capital City Islamabad behind and start our adventure towards the North on the famous ancient Karakoram Highway in a mini bus. We will pass through lush green valleys and small towns to a luxury hotel in Chillas Town. Spend the night in Chillas. Duration: 9 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: HOTEL
Day 3: DRIVE TO SKARDU (265km) Stop At: Skardu Tour The road gradually gains height but one does not feel it until you reaches Alam Bridge. Along the KKH there are many attractions like a beautiful rock carving of Buddha, also dotted with villages which are on a very steep grassy slope. After 2 hours drive we will leave KKH behind and follow the Indus River to Skardu. The area is laden with fruits like apricot, cherries and apple trees. We will be doing few stops along the way for tea breaks and buy fresh fruit from the locals. Duration: 7 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: HOTEL
Day 4: SIGHTSEEING SKARDU (2230m) Pass By: Upper Kachura Lake, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan Skardu is the Capital of Baltistan Valley. Baltistan was one of the oldest Himalayan kingdoms before being incorporated into Pakistan. It lies along the Indus River in the very heart of the Karakoram mountains,comprising the northern edge of the Himalayas and nearly the entire Karakoram Range. The Balti people speak an ancient form of Tibetan and have a strong and fascinating culture. after breakfast we will visit the Sadpara Lake, have a tea there and enjoy the breath-taking scenery. We will head back to Skardu town for lunch. after lunch we will visit the Famous Organic Village, where everything grows organically. Dinner will be serve in the hotel. Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: HOTEL
Day 5: DRIVE TO KHAPLU, (103km) Stop At: Khanqah-e-Muallah Today we continue our epic journey towards Khapulu along the Indus River. We will pass through some lush green Balti Villages to arrive in Khapulu. Khapulu was the second-largest kingdom in old Baltistan of the Yabgo dynasty. It guarded the trade route to Ladakh along the Shyok River. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: HOTEL
Day 6: SIGHTSEEING IN KHAPLU (2600m) Pass By: Chaqchan Mosque, Khaplu, Gilgit-Baltistan The Main Attraction in khaplu are the Chaqchan Mosque, local village, Bazar and the ex Khapulu Royal Palace.The Ex Royal palace considered an architectural heritage, it was built-in the mid century. The ex Royal Palace has now turned into a Luxury Hotel, we will be staying here for the night. We will have lunch in the Royal Palace then heads out to visit the local village, Bazar and Chaqchan. Chaqchan Mosque, Dating from 1370, is one of the oldest in the region, it dates from the time when the area’s populace converted en mass from Buddhism to Islam. Chaqchan Mosque remains open (except friday prayer time) 24 hours and seven days a week. Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: HOTEL
Day 7: DRIVE TO SKARDU VIA SHIGAR Stop At: Shigar Valley, Shigar, Gilgit-Baltistan Our vehicles will already be waiting for us, so we make an early start for the return drive to Shigar through the lush green villages of Khapulu Valley. We have a faster, smoother journey on a paved road following the great Indus River into Shigar Valley. Shigar is the getaway to K2 and many other famous treks and peaks. In Shigar, we will visit the historical fort, which is now turn into a museum and Luxury hotel. It is belong to the same brand of Khapulu Palace hotel. We will have lunch here then drive to Skardu. Shigar fort remains open 24 hours and 7 days a week. Along the way we will make few stops to buy fresh fruits from the locals and visit agriculture fields. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: HOTEL
Day 8: DRIVE TO CHILLAS (265 km) Stop At: Karakoram Highway Inn After Breakfast we will head towards Chillas. We will continue our journey along the Indus River until the junction of Gilgit River, then follow Gilgit river on the Karakoram Highway to Chillas town. There is no Tourist Attraction in Chillas. We will stay in Chillas for the night. Along the way we will do few stop for tea breaks and lunch. Duration: 7 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: HOTEL
Day 9: DRIVE TO ISLAMABAD (461km) Stop At: Karakoram Highway, Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan DRIVE TO ISLAMABAD Duration: 9 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: HOTEL
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