5 Days Trip Package to Skardu Basho Valley By Air

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  • 5 Days 4 Nights
  • Transport Included
  • Meals Included
  • Every Weekend

By Air Tour to Skardu Bashu Highlights

  • Explore the beauty of Deosai Plain, Land of Giants
  • Drive on the famous Karakoram Highway, Pakistan
  • Sneaky views of Nanga Parbat (8,126 m) from Karakoram Highway.
  • Discover the ancient Baltistan Valley in Skardu Tour
  • Photography at elegant Shangrilla Lake & Upper Kachura Lake
  • Flora & Fauna at Deosai Plain
  • See the million stars galaxies at night
  • See medieval Kharpocho, Shigar and Khaplu Forts
  • Spectacular views of Mashaburam and the Himalayan Mountains
  • True authentic Travel experience

Skardu By Air Trip Overview

You will spend some time in Skardu to explore the town, visit the local Bazar, walk to Kharpocho fort and experience the wild ancient Polo match. After spending two nights in Skardu, you will continue your Skardu Tour towards Khapulu by following the Indus and then the Shyok river to Khaplu valley. Khaplu is one of the largest and most beautiful towns in Baltistan. You will stay at the Khaplu fort (now Serena Hotel) in Khpulu. It’s the former residence of the royal family of Khaplu. You will spend two days in Khaplu, exploring the local Bazar, historical Chaqchan mosque and neighbouring villages.

After visiting Khaplu, you will head back to Skardu via Shigar Valley. You will have lunch in Shigar fort (Serena Hotel) and drive to Skardu for the night stay. From Skardu, you will continue your tour to Astore via Deosai Plateau. Deosai is the second-highest Plateau in the world, home to Himalayan brown bears and many other wild species. Night stay in Astore and next morning drive along Astore river to the junction of Indus River and join Karakoram Highway.

 

Quick info:

 

  • Tour Type: Sightseeing By Air Tour (Family, Kids & Couples)
  • Route: Lahore / Islamabad / Karachi – Direct Flight to Gilgit – Hunza – Khunjerab Pass
  • Duration: 5 Days and 4 Nights
  • Flights from: Lahore – Islamabad – Karachi (Summer Season)
  • Flights from: Islamabad (Winter Season)

 

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation in Hotel as per the variant selected
  • Complimentary Hotel Breakfast (2 Persons) as mentioned in the variant
  • Highly-Experienced Mountain Driver cum Guide
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • All toll tax, parking, fuel and driver allowances
  • Pick & Drop from Airport
  • Jeeps for Bashu Meadows
  • Comfortable and Sanitized vehicle (Prado) for sightseeing on all days as per the itinerary

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Direct Flight to Skardu Airport - Visit Shangrilla

  • Take direct Flight from Lahore to Skardu travel
  • Aeroplane land in Skardu after 1 hour direct flight travel
  • Meet & greet with driver & transfer to private prados
  • Move towards Upper Kachura Lake with short Trek of 20 minutes
  • Visit beautiful Shangrilla Lake which alluring the tourists
  • Explore and enjoy the unique beauty of Soq Valley for half hour
  • Transfer to nice Hotel & overnight stay in Skardu

Day 2: Explore Bashoo Meadows – Chocolate Rocks

  • Breakfast in Hotel at 8:00am
  • Departure for fascinating Bashoo Valley day excursion
  • Travel to Bashu Valley bridge
  • Transfer to Jeeps to enter in Bashu Meadows
  • Explore ancient & wondrous Chocolate Rocks
  • Short sightseeing stay at Bashoo River
  • Drive back to Skardu after delightful trip & transfer to Hotel
  • Overnight stay in Hotel in Skardu

Day 3: Jeep Safari to Explore Deosai Plain - Sheosar Lake

  • Breakfast from Hotel at 7:30am
  • Transfer to Jeeps to off road track to Deosai Skardu.
  • Explore flora & fauna of Deosai Plain Skardu
  • Short stay at picturesque Sheosar Lake with refreshment
  • Photography & Sightseeing Kala Pani & Bara Pani
  • Travel back to Hotel & overnight stay in Skardu

Day 4: Travel Shigar Valley – Visit Cold Desert

  • Breakfast in Hotel at 8:00am
  • Explore blazing Katpana Cold Desert sand dunes
  • Paramotor, Jeep Safari and four wheelers thrilling activities
  • Visit spectacular Shigar Valley crossover sightseeing bridge
  • Explore medieval Shigar fort & elegant Royal Garden located in valley
  • Move back to Hotel & Overnight stay in Skardu

Day 5: Fly Back to Home City

  • Breakfast from Hotel at 7:00am
  • Drop at Skardu Airport 80 minutes before the flight time
  • Fly back to Lahore via Pakistan International Airlines

Tourist Attractions

  • 3 Mountain Junction Point
  • Karakoram Highway
  • Khunjerab Pass (Pak China Border)
  • Deosai Plain
  • Shangrilla Lake
  • Mantokha Waterfall
  • Katpana Cold Desert
  • Shigar Valley & Fort
  • Upper Kachura Lake
  • Deosai Plain or
  • Basho Meadows
  • Skardu Local City
  • and many more…

FAQs

How to Book the Tour ?

  • Fill the enquiry form to click on Make My Trip by click on bottom screen.
  • Send us WhatsApp message or give a Call @ (+92) 0321-8897336
  • Send details about number of persons, departure city, travel dates, hotel category, and trip duration.

30 to 40 percent advance payment for reservation of tour. Remaining you will have to pay at the departure of Tour. Receipt or Ticket will issue to you shortly after making the advance payment.

What are the best Family Hotels in Skardu ?

There are many hotel options in Skardu. Standard, Deluxe, and Executive Level. View-wise and ambiance, Hotels in Skardu are the perfect option to spend leisure time with your family.

Executive Hotels Options are:

  • Khoj Resort
  • Himmel Skardu
  • Serena Skardu
  • Shangrilla Hotel

Deluxe Hotels Options are:

  • Hisper Hotel
  • Himalaya Hotel
  • Reego Hotel
  • Hotel Dynasty

Standard Hotels Options are:

  • Trout Villa Skardu
  • Skardu View Point
  • Baltistan Continental Hotel
  • Caprafal Hotel

What are the best Restaurants in Skardu?

There are many restaurants for local and desi food in Skardu Valley. Few are the following:

  1. Deewan e Khas Restaurant
  2. Shahi Deewan
  3. Cafe De North
  4. Chainomy
  5. Food Street Api Xhoq

What to buy in Skardu?

You can buy unique handmade handicrafts, such as Pashmina Shawls, Carpets, traditional Balti Jewelry, and Local dresses, Skardu City is the best option.

How to confirm the Skardu Tour?

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.

What is Skardu famous for?

It is one of the most picturesque destinations in the world. A visit to Skardu is a must for anyone interested in breathtaking landscapes, unique cultural heritage, and friendly locals. The town is also home to several tourist attractions. Its tourism ranges from the K2 Base Camp Trek to the Shangrila Resort Sightseeing, Kharmang Valley, Ancient Forts, Highest Plain (Flora & Fauna), Katpana Cold Desert (White Sand), and many more.

Skardu, famous for climbing, sightseeing, mountaineering all around the world & majestic mountains. Along with this, Skardu host the second Highest mountain of World and Pakistan Highest mountain, K2 (8,611 m). Moreover, the landscape diversity, cultural interactions, ancient traditions, and warm hospitality of locals are catching millions of tourists from all over the year.

What to pack for Skardu Travel?

  1. During Summers: Half sleeves cotton t-shirts/ tops, Cotton trousers/ jeggings, Cotton track pants, Full sleeves t-shirts/ tops for the evening, Light woolen garments for the night
  2. During Monsoons: A raincoat / waterproof jacket, cotton t-shirts/ tops, Cotton trousers/ jeggings, Cotton track pants, A light jacket/ hoodie/ pullover
  3. During Winters: Full sleeves t-shirts/ tops, Warm trousers, Full sleeves sweaters/ overcoats/ pullovers, Warm woolen socks, Woollen caps/ mufflers, Warm woolen gloves, Snow boots, Thermals
  4. Documents: ID proof like Aadhar Card/ Passport/Voters’ ID, Hotel booking proof, Kashmir trip package voucher
  5. Cash: Carry enough money, as most local hotels and restaurants accept only cash. ATMs are available only in selected locations of Kashmir.
  6. Electronics: Cell phone, Camera, Universal adapter, Charger, Torch
  7. First Aid Box: Pain killers, Metacin saridon, Paracetamol, Antiseptic lotion
  8. Toiletry Kit: Toothbrush and paste, Bodywash, handwash, hair wash, and face wash, Sanitizer, Sanitary pads/ tampons, Cold cream, Moisturizer, Lip balm
  9. Local Sim Card: You can buy in Gilgit Baltistan Region
  10. Medicine: Consult your doctor and take necessary medicine.

Which Mobile services are best in Skardu?

There are six mobile network operators in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJ&K) and Gilgit Baltistan, including Jazz, Telenor, Ufone, Zong, Warid, and Special Communication Organization (SCO) are providing services in the said area. There are only two service providers in Hunza and Skardu that have a good reputation: Telenor and Zong.

Is Skardu located in Hunza Valley?

There are three divisions in this region, Gilgit, Baltistan, and Diamir, and within these divisions, there are ten districts. Skardu District is under the Baltistan Division, whereas Hunza is under the Gilgit Division. Jaglot is the junction point for Hunza & Skardu. Straight Karakoram Highway roads will lead to Hunza Valley, and other roads cross the Indus River and enter into the Himalayan Mountains where Skardu Valley is located. Skardu and Hunza Valley are apart from each other by 290 kilometers.

What are the Terms and Conditions?

  1. Standard hotel check-in time is 12:00 pm, and check-out time is 10:00 am.
  2. Meals other than those specified are an exclusion from the package.
  3. Vehicles will be provided as per the group size.
  4. ACs don’t work in Hilly Areas as the climate is moderate.
  5. Hotels are subject to availability; guests will be accommodated in similar properties if unavailable.
  6. The monument entry fee and camera charges are not included in the package.
  7. Children above 8 years of age will be considered adults only. There are no charges for children below 5 years of age.
  8. All international and domestic airfare, visa fees, airport tax, or any insurance cover is not a part of the package.
  9. Govt. Approved ID is mandatory for each guest when booking and upon arrival. 
  10. All foreign nationals must share their passport and visa details when booking and upon arrival.
  11. Prices might greatly vary on Blackout Dates(special dates like Eid ul Fitr, Eid ul Adha, New Year’s, etc.). You can connect with us directly to get the best rates for these days.
  12. The prices may vary based on the season and the number of travelers traveling per day in a specific region, as there is limited hotel availability in hilly areas.
  13. Any deviation from the Vehicle’s planned route at the customer’s request during the tour will be chargeable per km basis.
  14. Any breakage or damage of items at the hotels/resorts/camps/vehicles will be charged at actuals.
  15. The package cost will not accommodate personal expenses like portage, tips, laundry, mineral water, etc.
  16. TripMaker reserves the right to rearrange the itinerary due to any disturbances (i.e., severe weather conditions, political unrest or others).
  17. Any rescheduling/rearrangement of a package due to circumstances beyond TripMaker’s control might invite additional hotel charges and/or vehicle charges.
  18. If a traveler wants to or decides to leave the trip in the middle, the traveler will bear all the expenses from that point onwards. Neither the operator nor TripMaker will be responsible for such decisions or refunds.
  19. Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological balance of the destinations. Travelers littering may be fined.

Can we customize our trip to Skardu?

A big Yes!!! You can customize your tour to Skardu or any part of Northern Pakistan. Just send your basic information at our WhatsApp or email for FREE query:

  • Number of Persons
  • Number of Kids
  • Rooms
  • Hotel Category
  • Your Departure City
  • Trip Duration

What is the best time to visit Skardu?

Generally, the ideal time for a visit is during the spring, autumn and summer months:

  • April to May: Spring Season
  • June to September: Summer Season
  • October to November: Autumn Season
  • December to March: Winter Season

It is considered the best time to visit Skardu. The weather is pleasant, and the snow from winter has melted, making the roads and trekking trails more accessible.

What are the local Dishes & Food of Gilgit Baltistan?

Traditional dishes of Gilgit Baltistan include Prapu, Marzan, and Mamtu. An apricot butternut walnut paste is applied to handmade wheat noodles in a noodle dish called Prapu. Special occasions usually call for the preparation of Marzan, a rare wheat dough dish flavored with apricot oil. Famous traditional dishes are as following:

  • Balay (Noodle Soup w/Goat Meat)
  • Prapu (Wheat Noodles w/Walnut Paste)
  • Gyal (Buckwheat Cakes)
  • Marzan (Buckwheat with Apricot Oil)
  • Boiled Goat (skinless)
  • Potato Stew (w/Goat Meat)
  • Butter Tea (served w/Buckwheat Flour)

What are the famous Mountain Peaks in Skardu?

Among the world’s wonderful landscapes, Skardu boasts the most stunning views. The most famous peaks are:

  • K2 – 8,611 meters
  • Nanga Parbat – 8,126 meters
  • Gasherbrum I – 8080 meters
  • Broad Peak – 8051 meters
  • Gasherbrum II – 8,035 meters

It has many other peaks as well. Known worldwide, these four peaks captivate tourists, who come to Skardu to experience their beauty and make memories.

How many days required to visit Skardu?

If you are from Karachi then 9 to 10 days are required. From Lahore & Islamabad 6 to 7 days are enough. We will cover beautiful areas of the Skardu Valley, especially Khaplu, the gateway to many of the world’s highest peaks. Also, Lake Sadpara is a wonder in itself. Lower Kachura is a paradise wrapped by immense mountains. By air to Skardu, 4 – 5 days are required to visit the tourist destinations of Skardu Valley.

Is it safe to travel Skardu Baltistan?

Absolutely, YES! Skardu is an incredible place for those who want to see northern Pakistan’s beauty and enjoy amazing weather and culture. It is one of Pakistan’s most historic and cultural region. Numerous beautiful and scenic tourist destinations are visited by travelers every year. Skardu is totally safe and sound for families and every type of person (local + foreigners) without any problem.

Know Before You Go

Rates may fluctuate with any change in services/hotels. A client shall bear the difference in cost if the package is amended because of an increase in the number of guests or days.

The hotels are subject to their availability. Travelers will be accommodated in a property of a similar standard if they are not available.

As a result of any disturbance (i.e. weather conditions, political conditions, or other factors), TripMaker.pk reserves the right to change the itinerary without altering the total days or compromising the quality of service

Any personal expenses or items of a personal nature are not included in the package. The deal excludes extra meals, porters, horses, and transfers that are not mentioned in the itinerary.

Any kind of drink (alcoholic, aerated, or mineral water) is not included in the package cost.

At the time of booking and upon arrival, guests must show a valid ID card or passport.

All visitors are required to carry valid ID proof.

Meals in restaurants or cafes are not included in the package.

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Anwar Hussain

Couple Traveller

It was my first experience with TripMaker and my first tour as well to Skardu, Basho, Cold Desert, and Shangri-la. We reached Skardu in precise time as a driver took us very well safe and sound. The services of this company were so satisfactory. The stay was in a very comfortable and classic hotel along with the best breakfast and best dinner. The guide gave all the community respect. Didn’t make any nonsense. Took us and guided us very well. I hope next time if I’ll wanna go on a trip again I’ll approach them for my text tour. Best of luck TripMaker.pk.

July 22, 2023

Fatima Sayani

Family Traveller

We took two trips via TripMaker.pk and both were amazing. The tour was planned very well and the coordination from planning until the day we reached Lahore was great. Tour management was absolutely fantastic and it was the best family trip. Thanks to TripMaker.pk. Strongly recommended.

July 13, 2023

Hamza Aoun

Group Traveller

What an incredible experience to plan a 5-day official trip to Skardu with Tripmaker, The trip was perfectly organized, the accommodations great, and the food fantastic, especially all the way time spent with Haroon (Tour Manager) was superb, A truly perfect man.
Travel Pakistan has made our company’s Royal Tag. Official trip a success. Highly recommended.

July 11, 2023

Tahreem Aqdas

Family Traveller

Highly recommend TripMaker.pk.
Services 100/100
TripMaker.pk will always be our priority for the next time.
Thanks to Tripmaker especially Waqar Bhai and Haroon Bhai for arranging the wonderful tour for us.
Our tour manager did a great job and always guided us with a positive attitude.
I personally recommend Tripmaker as they are professional.

July 3, 2023

Hamza Abbas

Group Traveller

I visited Skardu, Basho, Manthoka, and Shangrilla Lake with Tripmaker and it was a wonderful experience. They have arranged everything perfectly. The group of people selected was so nice and our tour manager “Haroon Bhai” services are great. Highly recommended for all. Great job…!

June 28, 2023
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