Skardu, Shigar, Khaplu and Kharmang Baltistan, Tour

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7 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

5 people


English, Urdu

About this tour

Skardu – Climbers’ Paradise  is a town in the region of the same name in the Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Skardu, capital of Baltistan is perched 2,438 meters above sea level in the backdrop of the great peaks of the Karakorum. Balti people are a mixture of Tibetan and Caucasian stock and speak Balti, an ancient form of Tibetan.

Due to the similarity of its culture, lifestyle and architecture with Tibet, Baltistan is also known as the “Tibet-e-Khurd” (Little Tibet). It borders on the Chinese province of Xinjiang and Indian Kashmir. The tourist season is from April to October.

The maximum temperature is 27 C and minimum (October) 8 C. Apart from its incomparable cluster of mountain peaks and glaciers Baltistan five valleys, – Shigar, Skardu, Khaplu, Rondu and Kharmang are noted for their luscious peaches, apricots, apples and pears. Pakistan International Airlines flies daily from Islamabad. However, since the pilots fly on mere sight (no computer navigation), the flight only goes on clear days. During the flight, it’s possible to catch a glimpse of Nanga Parbat (the 9th highest mountain in the world) and K2 (the 2nd highest mountain in the world.

The air journey is full of thrills and could itself be regarded as the highlight of the visit. After following the same air route, which connects Gilgit to Islamabad/Rawalpindi, the plane turns right and flies over the gorge of the Indus River.


  • Fishing: at Satpara Lake (8km) and Kachura Lake (32km) from Skardu abound in trout. Fishing permits are issued by the Fisheries Department.
  • First Organic village, Buddha Rock Carvings,
  • Shigar Fort, Khaplu Valley, Narsok village,
  • Kharpocho Fort, Satpara Lake,Shangrila Lake ,Shigar Valley
  • Skardu city center,K2 Museum located near K2 Motel, displays pictures, Sand dunes
  • Deosai National Park
  • Visit Cold Desert


  • Domestic tourists (Pakistani Nationals) ü Licensed professional guide ü Road transport (Islamabad to Islamabad) ü Hotel accommodation according to itinerary ü Hotel meals according to itinerary ü RVT Support staff (assistant(s) etc – according to need)
  • Licensed professional guide (government requirement)
  • Airport transfer on first and last day in Islamabad
  • All domestic road transfers
  • All hotel accommodation (twin sharing Basis )
  • Half Board at hotel meals (breakfast, and dinner)
  • ü RVT Support staff (assistant(s) etc).
  • Domestic tourists (Pakistani Nationals)  Airport transfers in Islamabad (can be arranged – additional charges)  Sightseeing in Islamabad and surrounding areas (can be arranged – additional charges)  Hotel accommodation in Islamabad (can be arranged – a
  • Travel Insurance (recommendations only)
  • Visa to Pakistan (supporting documents will be offered)
  • International airfare & Domestic airfare
  • Meals; Lunch not include
  • Personal equipments (clothes, boots etc)
  • Tips for guides, porters, staff etc
  • Miscellaneous (drinks, phone calls, laundry, souvenir etc)


Participants will fly from Islamabad airport to Skardu airport this morning. If the clouds allow, you will be able to view Nanga Parbat. The day after arriving in Skardu is free. ISLAMABAD TO SKARDU FLIGHT (45 minuets), 2,230 m/7,316ft

Drive through Cold Desert to Shigar valley. Visit Shigar Fort Residence (Walk around Shigar (optional) Hike to Jarba Xho – optional 1hr walk (one-way) for hikers only Night stay in Skardu.

Departure for Deosai Plateau Stop at Sadpara Lake Picnic lunch at Deosai plan Drive back to Skardu Rest at hotel OR Hike to Kharpocho fort (45min hike – subject to time) Night stay in Skardu

Drive to Ghanche district Visit Sailing village and fish farms Drive to Khaplu Fort Residence Visit Chaqchan mosque Night stay in Khaplu/Skardu

Departure for Kharmang district Drive to Manthoka waterfalls Night stay in Skardu

Drop at Shangrila Resort Full free day at Shangrila Resort Night Stay at Shangrila Resort Hotel

Drop at Skardu Airport Departure for Islamabad from Skardu airport.


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Arman Askole

Another exciting adventure with Exodus

Another exciting adventure with this tour company.Our trip was at the end of April/beginning of May and it was very hot !!!! I'm told June/July is even hotter. Phew !!!!Despite this I loved every minute of it.It was a very busy trip but extremely well organised. I very much liked the additional drink stops as it was so very hot. Home made chilled lime was just the thing. I also very much liked Lam pre-booking the meals and us all going together. He found some wonderful places and we had delicious fresh food. There just isn't time to find somewhere yourself. This really worked well.We were lucky to be with a super group of people. Everyone happy and smiling and enjoying every moment..................well................except a few of the group who did get a bit sore. Please do get yourself some chamois butter and padded pants. It works a treat.It worked well having all the cycling in the beginning. The train was much better than I had expected and I slept like a log !!! Whale Island and Halong Bay were real treats and I would have loved more time there. But, overall, the trip was perfect for timing as it kept us within the 15 day Visa limit and we saw and did so much.Despite being informed in writing by the tour operator that our big holdalls/suitcase stays with us all the time......this was not the case. You do need to have a rucksack or flat pack bag big enough for the one and two night stays (Whale Island and Halong Bay). In works very well to just take small luggage. Much easier to do once you get your head around it.I found the cycling easy compared with other trips I've done but I do feel it is right to be called a Level 3. Everyone cycles slightly differently and there is always a bit of a mix of abilities........which makes for a good group cycle I think
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Amazing country, beautifully seen from the seat of a bicycle. So many unusual sights - friendly people (attractive, relaxed, smiling, shouting hello); fields of rice, coffee, rubber, eucalyptus, dragon fruit, etc., farmers herding brown cows and water buffalo; basic living conditions, cooking, eating and washing-up in the open, spilling out onto pavement; scooters everywhere and crazy driving but it seems to work, no road rage; great respect for older people and ancestors (colourful cemeteries and every house has small ancestral shrine). Came back with a real feel for the country, wanting to learn more.
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