Baltistan (Skardu) has been variously described as “little Tibet”, “the roof of the world”. Its average height above sea level is 2300m with little rainfall. On its east lies Ladakh, in the west Gilgit, in the south Indian Kashmir and in north Sinkiang. The place has a cool and bracing climate. In summer it attracts a large number of trekkers and mountaineers from all over the world and rightly it is called mountaineers paradise. It is unique in the world from its collection of lofty peaks, including K-2 the world’s second highest and huge glaciers like Baltoro and Siachen. Despite the remoteness of the region, it appears it has been settled by numerous nationalities arriving from all points of the compass. Aryan herdsmen arrived from the north, Buddhist came via Silk Road up the Indus, adventurers from Humza made their way via Hispar glacier, Tibetans entered the country from Ladakh via Shyok and Indus rivers.
DAY 01: ISLAMABAD / SKARDU (BY AIR)
At 0630hrs assembling in front of our office, then drop to airport for morning flight to Skardu at 0900hrs. On flight enjoy the spectacular aerial view of Himalaya and Karakoram. On arrival transfer to hotel and check in. In the afternoon we will take jeep excursion for Shigar valley. Overnight stay in hotel.
DAY 02: SKARDU
Morning tour of Satpara Lake, in the afternoon visit local Bazar. Overnight stay in hotel.
DAY 03: SKARDU / ISLAMABAD (BY AIR)
We take morning flight back to Islamabad at 1040hrs (one hour flight). On arrival the participants will be dropped at their residences. End of our services.