Baltistan Tour

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Description

Range:             Karakoram
Zone:               Open
Duration:         10 Days
Best Time:        April – October
 
Baltistan, called Balti-yul by its inhabitants, is the eastern centre of the longest glaciers, highest peaks and towers of the Karakoram range where villages are oasis in a vertical wilderness of rock and ice. The mighty Indus River sweeps through the land, augmented by the glacial Shigar and Shyok rivers. Baltistan’s western border with Gilgit is at Shengus village, downstream from the Indus River’s Rondu gorge, to the east and the south is the line of control with India, and to the north, along the Karakoram’s crest, is the border with China. Baltistan is also known as “Little Tibet” and culturally contrasts sharply with areas to its west. The folklore of the Balti-pa is not that of shamans and fairies, but rather of the Tibetan king Kesar. Nagar and Hunza are much influenced by Baltistan, with certain music, apricots and polo both probably coming from Baltistan.

Schedule

Trip Itinerary:
 
Day 01          Arrive Islamabad. Transfer to hotel. Official briefing.
Day 02          Fly to Skardu or drive to Chilas in case of flight cancellation. Hotel.
Day 03          Free day at Skardu or drive from Chilas to Skardu. Hotel.
Day 04          Excursion Shigar. Hotel.
Day 05          Excursion Satpara Lake and Deosai Plateau. Hotel.
Day 06          Drive to Khaplu. Hotel.
Day 07          Drive back to Skardu. Hotel.
Day 08          Fly to  Islamabad or drive to Chilas in case of flight cancellation. Hotel.
Day 09          Day free or complete road journey from Chilas to Islamabad.
Day 10          Fly Out.