6 Days Skardu Cold Desert Tour Package from Islamabad

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  • 7 Days 6 Nights
  • Transport Included
  • Meals Included
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Skardu Tour Highlights

Get enthralled by the towering Mountains ranges draped in snow, scenic meadows and valleys, mighty glaciers, heavenly gardens, picturesque lakes, and pristine rivers in Swat

  • Visit Manthoka Waterfall – Largest Waterfall of Pakistan
  • Khaplu Valley Excursion with Palace along Shyok River
  • Short spiritual trek to Chaqchan Masjid 
  • Drive to Shigar Valley & Shigar Fort local guided tour
  • Activities at Katpana Cold Desert en-route to Shigar
  • Shangrilla Lake & Kachura Lake Sightseeing Trip
  • Visit Sadpara Lake & Sheosar Lake for photography
  • Tea and refreshment stay at Kala & Bara Pani
  • Thrilling Jeep Ride to Deosai Plain – Land of Giants

Skardu Valley Trip Overview

However, it is usually cold in the Skardu valley during other seasons such as during Cherry Blossom and Spring, after winter. Autumn is the time of year when the degrees decrease after summers. In Skardu Valley, temperatures can reach as low as -20 degrees in winter, while in some areas it can drop as low as -30 degrees. So, It is recommended that the tourists join our road trip to visit Skardu Valley visit explore Baltistan to the fullest extent possible.

 

Quick info:

 

  • Tour Type: Sightseeing Family Tour
  • Travel Route: Lahore – Islamabad – Naran – Babusar Top – Jaglot – Skardu
  • Trip Duration: 7 Days and 6 Nights
  • Pick & Drop Point: At Your Doorstep

 

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation in Hotel as per the variant selected
  • Breakfast and Dinner as mentioned in the variant
  • Highly-Experienced Mountain Driver
  • Services of Professional Guide
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • All toll tax, parking, fuel and driver allowances
  • Jeeps for Deosai Plain
  • Comfortable and Sanitized vehicle for sightseeing on all days as per the itinerary

Places to Visit in Skardu

  • Naran Kaghan
  • Lulusar Lake
  • Babusar Top
  • Kiwai Waterfall
  • Saif ul Malook Lake
  • Manthoka Waterfall
  • Khaplu Valley
  • Khaplu Palace
  • Shigar Valley & Fort
  • Katpana Cold Desert
  • Skardu Valley Baltistan
  • Upper Kachura Lake
  • Sadpara Lake
  • Sheosar Lake
  • Shangrilla Lake
  • Deosai Plain
  • Kharpocho Fort
  • Soq Valley
  • Organic Village
  • Basho Meadows
  • Chocolate Rocks
  • Many Tourist Destinations

Trip Itinerary

Day 0: Departure from Lahore to Chillas

  • Departure from Lahore to Skardu Trip at 10:00 pm in private transport
  • Night Travel to Skardu Valley via Motorway & Expressway
  • People of Karachi need to reach in Lahore or Islamabad via train or flight to join tour

Day 1: Travel to Skardu from Islamabad

  • Pick the Islamabad members and continue drive to Chillas via Hazara Expressway
  • Breakfast break at Balakot or Besham as per schedule
  • Continue Drive to Chillas with short refreshments stays
  • Photography on the way to Chillas
  • Visit Babusar Top (the highest point of Kaghan Valley) after Lulusar Lake
  • Reach Chillas in evening and transfer to Hotel
  • Dinner & Overnight stay in Chillas

Day 2: Chillas to Skardu via JSR Road - Shangrilla Lake

  • Breakfast from Hotel in Chillas & Check out from Hotel
  • Travel towards Skardu via Gilgit-Skardu Road
  • Reach Skardu after 5 – 6 hours mountainous drive
  • 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 Khaplu – Skardu Manthoka Waterfall (3 hours drive)

  • Breakfast in Hotel at 8:00am
  • Departure for fascinating Khaplu Valley day excursion
  • Visit largest majestic Manthoka Waterfall for 1 hour with cup of tea
  • Explore ancient & wondrous Khaplu Palace (Mini Break)
  • Short spiritual trek to Chaqchan Mosque
  • Drive back to Skardu after delightful trip & transfer to Hotel
  • Overnight stay in Skardu Valley – the land of giants

Day 3: Jeep Tour to Skardu Deosai Plain (4113 m)

  • 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 (5.3 hours drive)

  • 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 6: Drive back to Besham/Naran from Skardu

  • Breakfast from Hotel & Check out after fill some formalities
  • Drive back to Naran/Besham from Skardu
  • Visit Lulusar Lake / Babusar Top / Besham City
  • Short refreshment stays on the way back
  • Reach Naran / Besham at night & transfer to hotel
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Naran / Besham

Day 7: Travel back to Lahore / Islamabad

  • Having Breakfast from Hotel & Check out after fill some formalities
  • Drive back to Lahore / Islamabad via same route
  • Visit Kiwayi Waterfall / Balakot / Batgram
  • Short refreshment stays on the way back
  • Reach Islamabad in evening round about 6 – 7 pm
  • Reach Lahore at night
  • End of Journey

FAQs

How to Book the Tour ?

  • Contact us on our Whatsapp or Send Email.
  • 30% – 50% of total amount advance for reservation of Tour.
  • Tour receipts or tickets will be issued to you in 24 hours.
  • Remaining at the Departure time you will have to pay.
  • Happy travelling.

What is Skardu famous for?

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.

Is it safe to travel Skardu?

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.

Which route is best for Skardu?

  • From Karachi: Take train or public bus from Karachi to Islamabad/Lahore.
  • Lahore to M-2, M-3 then Hazara Expressway to Balakot
  • Route 1 (N-35 or KKH via Besham Dassu Road) Whole year
  • Highway 2 (N-15 or Naran-Kaghan-Babusar Top) Only in Summer Season
  • From Jaglot take a route of JSR (Jaglot-Skardu-Road)
  • Road are carpeted throughout the journey. Only some patches after Chilas & Dassu are worn out.
  • However, you can use the Naran Babusar route from Mid June till Mid October.

How many days are enough for Skardu?

In 5 days are enough to explore all the main attractions of Skardu, If you are from Karachi then 9 to 10 days are required. From Lahore & Islamabad 6 – 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 needed to visit tourist destinations of Skardu Valley.

What is the best time to visit Skardu?

April to October is the best time to visit Skardu, when the fresh green grass carpet covers the slopes. June to August is the period when most domestic tourists from the hot plains of Punjab and Sindh escape the scorching summer heat and find refuge in the cool areas of Skardu. November to March is also perfect period for honeymoon trips and for snow lovers.

How much does it cost to visit Skardu?

Skardu cost depends number of days, vehicle type and hotel category. Usually, Rs.25000 – Rs.30,000 per head price in group tour departure every weekend with all inclusive services. Whereas the private trips in separate vehicle will cost you more than 1 lakh rupees. Contact to us for better hotel options and quality services comparatively in affordable prices.

Is Skardu better than Hunza?

Hunza has its own beauty in term of landscape diversity. Skardu is the land of majestic mountains and home of mighty snowcapped peaks. The valleys are Shigar, Khaplu, Rama and Astore. In Hunza tour Naltar is one of the lush green valley. Other than Naltar there is no such green forested valley in Hunza tour. Both valley have different scenery. Tourist must visit the both regions of Gilgit Baltistan if they want to see more sceneries. Therefore, in terms of greenery Skardu is better than Hunza.

What are the Tour Terms & 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.
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