Baltistan, called Balti-yul by its inhabitants, is the center of the Karakoram's glaciers, peaks and towers where villages are oases 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, with its Tibetan cultural mots, 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 hero-king Kesar. Nagar and Hunza are much influenced by Baltistan, with apricots and polo both probably coming from Baltistan.
Day 1: Arrive Islamabad. Hotel.
Day 2: Fly to Skardu or drive to Chilas in case of flight cancellation. Hotel.
Day 3: Free day at Skardu or drive from Chilas to Skardu. Hotel.
Day 4: Excursion Shigar. Hotel.
Day 5: Excursion Satpara Lake and Deosai Plateau. Hotel.
Day 6: Drive to Khaplu. Hotel.
Day 7: Drive back to Skardu. Hotel.
Day 8: Fly to Islamabad or drive to Chilas in case of flight cancellation. Hotel.
Day 9: Day free or complete road journey from Chilas to Islamabad.
Day 10: Fly Out.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- Hotel accommodation with all meals as per above itinerary
- Transport as per itinerary
- Entrance fee and tips at restaurants
- Porterage at airport & hotels, toll taxes and parking fee etc
- Service of English speaking guide.
- International & domestic airfare, airport tax and excess baggage
- Extras at hotels like drinks, laundry, phone calls and room service
- Insurance liability and other under force major conditions, medical aid etc
- Items not mentioned above.
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