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04-24-2010, 05:48 PM
http://travel.viamigo.com/img/t/p_o_s_t/316/tour-to-skardu-gilgit-baltistan.jpgSkardu, along with Gilgit, are the two major tourism, trekking and expedition hubs in the Northern Areas. The mountainous terrain of the region, including four of the world's fourteen Eight-thousander peaks (8,000m and above), attracts the attention of tourists, trekkers and mountaineers from around the world. The main tourist season is from April to October; outside this time, the area can be cut off for extended periods by the snowy, freezing winter weather. Accessible from Skardu by road, the nearby Askole and Hushe Valleys are the main gateways to the snow covered 8,000 meters peaks including K2, the Gasherbrums, Broad Peak and the Trango Towers, and also to the huge glaciers of Baltoro, Biafo and Trango. This makes Skardu the main tourist and mountaineering base in the area, which has led to the development of a reasonably extensive tourist infrastructure including shops and hotels. Itinerary: DAY-01 Arrival in Islamabad and transfer to the hotel for overnight. DAY-02 Departure for Chilas. The main attraction of Chilas is the incredible collection of Rock Art, which depicts early history of the region. Short stay en-route for lunch. overnight at Chilas. DAY-03 Departure for Skardu, capital of Baltistan (height 2,438m) located in the backdrop of great peaks of the Karakoram mountain range. Baltistan is known as the “Little Tibet” and it is a cluster of mountain peaks and glaciers. Five valleys of Baltistan-Skardu, Shigar, Khaplu, Rondu and Kharmang are noted for their juicy peaches, apricots, apples and pears. Arrival and transfer to hotel. overnight at Skardu. DAY-04 Departure for Shigar Valley - gateway to the great mountain peaks of the Karakorams, i.e Gasherbrum Peak and K-2. Visit of 400 years old Wooden Mosque and Fort. Departure for Saad Para Lake from Shigar Valley. overnight at Skardu. DAY-05 Departure for Khaplu Valley, the scenic valley of the Shyok River located 103 km from Skardu. Many famous mountains such as Masherbrum, Saltoro. Sia Kangri, K-6, K- 7 is located here. overnight at Skardu. DAY-06 Departure for Gilgit (height 1,454m) along with Indus River. The little town has spectacular scenic beauty. Short stay en-route at Kachura Lake. Arrival and transfer to hotel. By evening, visit of the city. overnight at Gilgit. DAY-07 Departure for Besham - gateway to K.K.H, the old silk route. Sightseeing en-route. overnight at Besham. DAY-08 Departure for Islamabad Short stays at Abbottabad and historical village Bhera (famous for Kino Gardens). Overnight at Islamabad DAY-09 Departure to the airport and destination if flight is in the evening explore Islamabad city till the time of flight. Call us : 0092 321 4364 658 0092 346 540 1519

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