Skardu region, Northern Pakistan Tour - 16 Days

In the extreme north of Pakistan, Skardu the central valley of Gilgit-Baltistan, is an epitome of beauty, serenity and wilderness.Paths to some of the world’s highest mountains that includes K2, K3,Broad peak and Gasherbrum 1,2; all are connected through this valley.These towering mountains attract thousands of climbers from all over the world each year; some have even lost their lives in efforts to summit these steep climbs.After Jaglot on the Karakoram Highway, a narrow road turns towards Skardu. During the seven-hour journey, one is greeted with several streams, springs, and the hospitality of the local people.

Soon after crossing the newly constructed bridge over the River Indus, one reaches Shangrila where shangrila Resorts, has constructed a beautiful world amidst the surreal mountains. 

Skardu region

16 Days Exploring northern Pakistan - Skardu region

This tour does not have fixed departure dates. The departure can be adjusted to your liking 35 days in advance.

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If you choose this option to pay just 30% deposit to confirm your reservation, 5% is added to the final price of the package which accounts $2,205 in total for this package.

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Skardu is the main town of the region Baltistan and the capital of Skardu District, one of the districts making up Pakistan’s Gilgit–Baltistan.

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 neighbouring 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 coloured mountains, which hide the 8,000 metre peaks of the nearby Karakoram range.

Day 1
Day 1: Lahore Arrival

Arrive at Lahore airport and meet our guide or team member. Arriving early give you an opportunity to chill out and freshen up.

Once you freshen up and get ready, we will discuss about the tours highlights and logistics, and will follow-up with lunch at the hotel.

Upon finishing lunch, we leave immediately for the mountains. We will be driving ¾ of the way to Raikot Bridge – gateway to the exalted Nanga Parbat – and plan on spending the night in Naran (12-14 hours).

Day 2
Naran Night

Today wake up early and make a short drive from Naran to Raikot Bridge (4-5 hours), where we will organize jeeps to the Fairy Meadows Trailhead. The way is harrowing and steep, but a thrilling good time. On clear days, you’ll gain your first glimpses of the Naked Mountain aka Nanga Parbat. Drive time is 1.5-2 hours.

Arriving at the end of the jeep track we will then hike 2-3 hours (porters and horses available for an additional fee) to the Fairy Meadows.

Arriving into Fairy Meadows, we will spend the next couple of nights in comfortable log cabins with wood burners to keep us warm. You will have astounding views of Nanga Parbat, which, at 8200 m, is the 9th highest mountain in the world and 2nd highest in Pakistan.

Day 3
Jeep Ride and walk for Fairy Meadow

We have two days in the Fairy Meadows and will have lots of opportunities to explore the area. You can hang out in the Meadows, read a book under a tree, or socialize with the locals. On a clear night, the Milky Way will be visible.

Day 4
Trek to Nanga Perbat (9th Highest mountain) Base Camp

Today, those who want to go on an adventure, we will be organizing a hike to Nanga Parbat Base Camp* (weather permitting). This 4000 m base camp will provide some of the most epic vistas on this trip and should be seriously considered.

At the end of every night, there will be a bonfire and plenty of open skies (hopefully). On a clear night, the Milky Way will be visible.

*Note: the optional hike to Nanga Parbat Base Camp requires a moderate level of fitness and take around 7 – 10 hours round trip (with plenty of time to chill out at base camp, eat lunch, etc).

Day 5
Depart for Astore

Today, we pack our bags and head back down to the Raikot Bridge. Pending an early departure from the Meadows, we will arrive at the bridge around midday.

From the bridge, we head deeper into the mountains and make for Astore. Astore is often called the “Switzerland of Pakistan” and is adored for its pastoral, languid beauty. We anticipate being in Astore before sunset.

Upon checking into our hotel, we say a brief goodbye to Mr. Khan, our driver, as we will be using jeeps for the next few days. Mr. Khan will meet us later on in Skardu.

Day 6
Explore Deosai

We pile into our fleet of jeeps and head to Deosai National Park – the second highest alpine plateau in the world (4200m) behind the Tibetan Plateau. We will be in Deosai during peak wildflower season, the likes of which are out of this world!

We will spend the day exploring Deosai and there will plenty of photo ops along the way.

After wrapping our road trip, we will then make camp in Deosai at Black Water. Eager hikers will have the chance to walk some more and to gain an additional 300 m to a spectacular viewpoint.

Day 7
Skardu

We leave Deosai at a reasonable time and drive to the largest city in Baltistan, Skardu (2-3 hours). Upon arriving at our hotel, guests will have the opportunity to take a shower and a nap.

In the early afternoon, we will leave the hotel to visit the local attractions, including the Buddha Rock and Karpocho Fort.

We will spend the evening in Safa Ranga Desert and climb the sand dunes for sunset. Sitting on these bleach-white sand dunes, you will be totally engulfed by the Karakorum Mountains.

Day 8
Bra Broq Trek

On day 8, we begin the most adventurous and demanding portion of our tour – the Barah Broq trek. This is one of the most beautiful short treks in Pakistan and features high-alpine lakes, exposure to local shepherd communities, and the chance to climb Moses Peak, which offers one of the best views of the Karakorum.

We’ll make camp oat the altitude of 3300 m tonight. 3800 m, 4300 m, and 4700 m. The final camp will be at the edge of a gorgeous alpine lake. Nearby is another even more beautiful lake and guests will have the option of visiting here on the final day.

Near the end of the trek, guests will also be able to attempt Moses Peak – a 5200 m viewpoint that offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. From the Moses Peak, you will see almost every notable peak in the Baltistan including Masherbrum, Gasherbrum, Nanga Parbat, and, of course, K2.

Note: that this trek is not to be taken lightly. Elevation will be a major factor and only confident hikers should attempt the final push to Moses Peak. As always, the weather is always a factor.

Day 9
Bra Broq Trek continous

Today we will camp at the height of 3800 m on the way towards the top view point.

Day 10
Bra Broq walking

Our hiking leads us to the altitude of 4300 m where we will camp or tonight.

Day 11
Alpine Lake trek and climbing

Today, the final camp will be at the edge of a gorgeous alpine lake at the altitude of 4700m. Nearby is another even more beautiful lake and guests will have the option of visiting here on the final day.

Near the end of the trek, guests will also be able to attempt Moses Peak – a 5200 m viewpoint that offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. From the Moses Peak, you will see almost every notable peak in the Baltistan including Masherbrum, Gasherbrum, Nanga Parbat, and, of course, K2.

Note: that this trek is not to be taken lightly. Elevation will be a major factor and only confident hikers should attempt the final push to Moses Peak. As always, the weather is always a factor.

Day 12
Return Trek and Khaplu Night

After spending a few days in the mountains, we begin our return journey back to civilization. We will hike all the way down to the road in one day, so an early start will be required. The hike down is not nearly as demanding as the way up.

Upon meeting up with our transport at the valley floor, we will drive for Khaplu valley which is the Capital of the last District Ghanche and have a relaxing night after our trek. Tasty food and celebrations will abound.

Day 13
Depart for Naran

It’s time to depart from the Karakorum today. We have an early wake-up call and a long drive ahead of us (10-12 hours). We arrive back in Naran and have a calm evening before making another long drive the next day

Day 14
Return to Lahore

This is the last big day of driving on the tour; hurray! We leave early and make a beeline for Lahore. Drive time is 12 hours and we will stop for lunch along the way.

Upon arriving in Lahore, we will freshen up and get ready for a special dinner

Day 15
Explore lahore/Islamabad

Our final day in Pakistan is a busy one! Today we will head to majestic Lahore Fort and Badshahi Mosque. After spending a few hours at the two, we will head to the nearby Food Street for a quick snack, some history lessons, and views of the mosque.

Afterward, we will return to the hotel for a quick break before departing for the Wagah Border to witness the closing ceremony. This is Pakistani eccentricity at its finest and is a great way to end our time together.

We close the tour with one last dinner and roundtable.

Day 16
Tours Final

We arrange for transfers to the airport for those who are flying out over the next 24 hours. Check out of the hotel is around 11 am on Day 16. You can choose to stay on at the same hotel if you are not flying home right away, though any additional nights at the hotel are not covered by WAT.

The Trip cost Includes

  • • All land transport involved in the itinerary
  • • All accommodation and meal described in the trip dossier
  • • Full trekking service including food and all equipment (excluding personal equipment)

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • • Travel insurance
  • • Pakistan’s Visa
  • • Tips for local guides and support staff
  • • Miscellaneous expenses - drinks and souvenirs etc

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Skardu region, Northern Pakistan Tour

Trip Facts

  • Skardu
  • Lahore
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Camping during the trek and Hotel accommodation in cities