Deosai Plains & Skardu Tour: Where Tranquility Meets Adventure

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Deosai Plains and Skardu city are close villages well known for their beautiful landscape. Skardu city is the capital of the Baltistan region. It is also a prominent place for the highest peaks in the world. K2, which is called the Godwin Austin, is located in Baltistan. Skardu has its international airport, where you can land through Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad bounded flights.

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Skardu is also known as the city of Lakes, where some beautiful lakes like Shangri-La, Satpara, and Katchura Lake are a source of entertainment for tourists. Some historical tourist places in the Skardu Baltistan region are the Shigar fort, Kharpocho Fort, Buddha Rock Carvings, and Chaqchan Mosque.

The people of Baltistan are amiable, hospitable, and rich in their unique culture. Moreover, the traditional food of Baltistan will always leave a more excellent taste in your life whenever you rewind your memory to the Skardu tour.

If you’re looking for an adventure-filled getaway to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, look no further than Deosai Plains and Skardu Valley in North Pakistan.

This area is known for its dramatic mountain scenery, rushing rivers, and tranquil lakes. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a fairytale as you explore the charming villages and wander through the forests.

What’s more, this region is home to a variety of wildlife, including bears, leopards, markhor goats, and more. So be sure to keep your eyes peeled as you take in the stunning views.

Scenic Splendor: Skardu is a visual treat, surrounded by the majestic Karakoram Range, rolling hills, and pristine lakes. The town itself is located at the confluence of the Shigar and Indus Rivers, providing stunning vistas of river valleys and lush landscapes.

Shangrila Resort: Known as the “Heaven on Earth,” Shangrila Resort is a lush oasis in the arid terrain. With its tranquil gardens, heart-shaped Shangrila Lake, and the iconic Shangrila Resort Palace, it’s a perfect place for relaxation and picnics.

Skardu Fort: Also known as Kharpocho Fort, Skardu Fort stands as a historical gem. This centuries-old fort offers a glimpse into the region’s history and culture. Climbing up to the fort provides panoramic views of Skardu and the surrounding valleys.

Satpara Lake: Just a short drive from Skardu, Satpara Lake is a serene expanse of deep blue waters set against a backdrop of rugged mountains. Boating on the lake and enjoying the tranquility of the area is a popular pastime.

Local Culture: Skardu is home to the Balti people, who have a unique and rich culture. Exploring the local markets, interacting with the friendly locals, and savoring the traditional Balti cuisine is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the region’s culture.

Hospitality: One of the standout features of Skardu is the warmth and hospitality of the locals. Whether you’re staying in a guesthouse, hotel, or camping, you’ll be welcomed with open arms and treated to Balti traditions of hospitality.

Adventure Beyond Treks: While Skardu is renowned for trekking, there are plenty of other adventurous activities to enjoy. Jeep safaris are a thrilling way to explore the rugged terrain and reach some of the more remote areas. Mountain biking, paragliding, and rock climbing are also popular among adventure enthusiasts.

Starlit Nights: When the sun sets over Skardu, a breathtaking celestial display unfolds. With minimal light pollution, the night sky is a canvas of stars, making it an ideal place for stargazing and astrophotography. In fact heaven for photographers.

Gypsy Traces and Tours will show you around the city and surrounding regions like Hunza and Khunjerab Pass.

So, what are you waiting for, book “Deosai Plains & Skardu Tour” now.


  • Shangri-La Lake
  • Satpara Lake
  • Katchura Lake
  • Shigar fort
  • Kharpocho Fort
  • Buddha Rock Carvings
  • Chaqchan Mosque


  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Private Vehicle
  • Services of Government Licensed Tour Guide & Driver
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Toll Taxes
  • Photography
  • Complementary Lunch at a Local House with a local family
  • Forts, Museums, other facilities Entry Tickets
  • Extra expenses due to landslides\road blocks\Snow Fall
  • Personal Expenses of any nature
  • Any item not mentioned in services will be considered as not included


When you land in Islamabad or Lahore international airport, our driver will pick you up for a night's stay in Islamabad. We shall have a half-day tour of the beautiful Islamabof capital. During our tour, we will visit, you to Pakistan Monument, Margalla Hills, Lok Virsa Museum, and Faisal Mosque.

On the second day of our tour, we shall be driving by road through Naran/Kaghan where there will be a night stay at Naran/Kaghan. During our stay at Naran/Kaghan, we shall be visiting Saif-ul-Malook Lake via jeep drive. Sometimes we need to use an alternate route if the Naran/Kaghan road gets blocked due to weather conditions. Then we shall be leaving for Chilas from Islamabad, where our night stay will be in Chilas.

On the next day, early in the morning, after breakfast in Naran/Chilas, we shall take you to Skardu through the Jaglote-Skardu road, which has been carved through the most extensive mountain range of the Karakoram. On our by-road journey, we shall have a short stop at the Confluence point of the three highest mountain ranges on the way toward Skardu Valley.

On this day, we shall move to Sadpara Lake from Skardu city, about a 20-minute drive. There is a fairy island in the middle of Sadpara Lake that one can reach by boat ride. 3 KM far from Sadpara, the ancient Buddha Rock Carving is situated. A giant Buddha figure surrounded by small Buddhisatvas is carved on a huge rock. Once our visit to Sadpara Lake and Buddha Rock Carving is completed, we shall be traveling towards Shangri-La Lake, which is a 40-minute drive from Sadpara Lake. Shangri-La Lake is surrounded by beautiful, lush green hills and tracks for trekkers. You can climb up the hills to view the beauty of Shangri-La Lake from the top.

On day five of our tour, we shall visit the Sarfaranga Desert, which is famous for its unique existence. You can do motor gliding, desert safari, and biking at Sarfaranga. After visiting the sarfaranga desert, you will visit the historical Shigar fort and Masjid Chagchan.

On the sixth day of our tour, we shall visit Deosai Plains, the highest plateau on a 4×4 vehicle with an off-road journey. On the top of this plateau, you will find rare species of animals and the highest lake. Deosai is unique in its type because one of the rarest animals ‘The brown Bear’ is found there.

The next day we shall be moving back from Deosai Plains to Skardu, where we shall have our night stay. On availability of time, we shall be visiting the local markets in Skardu city.

On this day, we shall be returning from Skardu to Naran. Where we will have our night stay and shall be exploring the local markets of Naran/Kaghan Valley.

This will be the day; we shall have to say goodbye to our guests. We shall be returning from Naran/Kaghan to Islamabad and saying farewell to our guests at the end of the tour.
We hope you’ll enjoy your tour of the beautiful valley of Skardu.


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