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Astore Valley Tour 6 Nights

7 Days

Astore is one of the 10 districts of Gilgit Baltistan. Leaving Karakorum Highway near Thalichi and crossing Indus River, a 41 k.m long road winds through rough rocky mountains and takes us to Astore town, which is the capital of Astore district. Astore district is bordered by Diamar district on West, Gilgit district on North, Kashmir East & Skardu on North East.

Historically this route was a famous route between the Central Asian traders & preachers to Kashmir. Before the advent of Islam in this region this route was also used by the Buddhist missionaries who brought Buddhism in China, Japan & Korea.

The Astore valley has an area of 5,092 km² and an altitude of 2,600 metres (8,500 ft). The valley has an approximately 250 square kilometres (97 sq mi) of glacier cover. Nangaparbat mountain covers the western side of the valley . Peaks of Nangaparbat are visible from Rama Meadows, Rama Lake, Tarishing & Rupal. There are many treks around Nangaparbat, from easy to strenuous level  leading including Mazeno Pass (17,579 feet). Mountaineering expeditions of Nangaparbat use this route, to climb from Rupal face.

Beside trekking options there are many other options available for the leisure travelers and they can visit Harcho Waterfall, Rama Lake, Rama Meadows, Tarishing & Deosai Plains. Tourists who will have permission from the Pak Army, can Minimurg. Minimurg is one of the most beautiful valley of Pakistan, which can rightly be said the Heaven on the Earth.

Overview

Places to cover
Astore, Rama Meadows, Rama Lake, Tarishing Valley, Nanga Parbat Rupal (Herrligkoffer) Base Camp, Deosai.
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About Rupal (Herrligkoffer) Base Camp:
The trek commonly called “Around Nanga Parbat” does not actually go all the way ‘around’ Nanga Parbat. Instead it goes halfway around Nanga Parbat, beginning on the south side of Nanga Parbat from Tarashing in the Rupal Valley. The route heads west up the Rupal Valley, and turns north to cross the Mazeno La to Fairy Meadows.
Nanga Parbat (8125 m), the western most peak of the Great Himalayan range, is one of five 8000 m peaks in Pakistan. This 20 km long series of peaks and ridges forms a huge massif. Its solitary white appearance, visible from the south for at least 100 km, prompted the name Nanga Parbat, which means “The Naked Mountain.” It is also known as the “Killer Mountain”, because of the difficulties of reaching the summit. The first ascent was an almost miraculous solo ascent without oxygen in 1953 by the German Herman Buhl. Its sheer south face, called the Rupal face, rises over 5000 m from the valley floor to the summit and offers trekkers breathtaking close-up views. The north Raikot face plunges over 7000 m from the summit to the Indus River, forming one of the world’s deepest, dramatic gorges.
The Rupal Valley, on the south side of Nanga Parbat, is accessed via the Astor Valley, which leaves the KKH at Jaglot 60 Km south of Gilgit. Short, easy treks in the Rupal Valley offer incredible views. Astor Valley residents are mostly Sunni Muslims with 25% Shia Muslims, who mostly live along the upper tributaries. Shia is the main language, with Urdu a second language for men. Few villagers know any English.

Itinerary

12:00 AM Depart from Lahore
07:00 AM Breakfast at Mansehra
02:00 PM Reach Batakundi
Dinner and night stay in Batakundi

In case of closure of Babusar Pass we will route through Besham & will stay at Chilas. (07:00 PM)

06:00 AM Wake up call
07:00 AM Breakfast
08:00 AM Depart for Astore
03:00 PM Reach Astore
Dinner and Night stay at Astore

06:00 AM Wake up call
07:00 AM Breakfast
08:00 AM Depart for Rama Meadows on Rama Lake
09:30 AM Reach Rama Lake
11:00 AM Depart for Tarishing Valley
04:00 PM Reach Tarishing Valley
Dinner and Night stay at Tarishing Valley

6:00 AM Wake up call
7:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM Start trek towards Nanga Parbat Base Camp
5:00 PM Reach back to Tarishing Valley after summit
Dinner and night stay at Tarishing Valley

6:00 AM Wake up call
7:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM Start journey towards Deosai
11:00 AM Reach Deosai
Visit Sheosar Lake and surroundings
3:00 AM Depart back to Astore
7:00 AM Reach back to hotel
Dinner and night stay at Astore

6:00 AM Wake up call
7:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM Depart for Batakundi
Short stopovers at Lulusar Lake and Babusar Top
4:00 PM Reach Batakundi
Dinner and night stay in Batakundi

In case of closure of Babusar Pass we wil stay at Besham (07:00 PM)

6:00 AM Wake up call
7:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM Depart for Lahore
4:00 PM Reach Islamabad
9:00 PM Reach Lahore
End of Journey

Services Included:

  • Services Included:
  • -Luxury Transport Air Conditioned (Hiroof or Coaster)
  • -2 Nights hotel stay in Batakundi, Shan Hotel or equal (Standard, 3-4 person sharing)
  • -2 Nights Hotel stay in Astore (Standard, 3-4 person sharing)
  • -2 Nights Hotel stay in Tarishing (Standard, 3-4 person sharing)
  • -7 Standard breakfasts
  • -7 Standard Dinners including 1 BBQ
  • -Jeep expenses for Rama Meadows and Rama Lake
  • -Jeep expenses for Tarishing Valley
  • -Jeep expenses for Deosai
  • -Fuel, challans, tolls, & taxes
  • -Driver expenses

Services Not included:

  • -Laundry / Ironing
  • -Lunch / Tea / Cold Drinks/Mineral Water
  • -Insurance
  • -Any kind of medication
  • -Private security
  • -Entry Tickets
  • -Rescue Operation cost
  • -Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the registration & payment procedure?

Registration procedure
1. Bank deposit:
A) Deposit Rs.10,000/- advance in the following account:
Account Title : Rovers Cluster Travel & Tours,
Askari Commercial Bank
Account Number PK14 ASCM 0002 1804 2000 0092.
B) SMS below details on the following mobile numbers 030-8486978, 0323-4773848
Names, Amount Paid, the Date of Payment, Trip Name, Joining from, Total Seats.
2. A) Deposit Rs.10,000/- advance in the following numbers: 0300-8486978 and 03234773848 through Jazz Cash or Easy Paisa Account.
B) SMS below details on the following mobile numbers 0300-8486978, 03234773848
Names, Amount Paid, the Date of Payment, Trip Name, Joining from, Total Seats
3. For by hand payment:
Contact: 0300-8486978

Terms & Conditions

Conditions to Travel:
Each participant should attach a CNIC copy with the form or B-form in case of age less than 18.
1. Without original CNIC/B-form no member will be able to come on board with us on any of the tour.
2. In case of demand of separate room services for couple or on honeymoon tours. Original Marriage Certificate should be shown to the management and kept along with original CNICs.
3. Smoking is strictly prohibited in the transport.
4. Immoral or character failing activities (including violent behavior, loose talk, verbal abuse, physical abuse, show off any weapon or any other immoral activity) will not be bearable. Which may lead to discontinuation of services for the individuals involved. Organizer/operator will not be responsible in any case. There will be no eligibility for a refund.
5. There is strict prohibition for drugs or party to drug sale indulgence. If found anyone on the trip indulged in any of these activities he/she will be expelled from the trip on the spot or may be handed over to the police where needed. There will be no eligibility for a refund.
6. During checking at check posts. Compass Tours and Treks will not be responsible if any kind of weapon or ammunition found with any of the participant. He/she will be expelled from the trip or may be handed over to the police where needed. There will be no eligibility for a refund.
7. Members will be encouraged to and should take care of littering and garbage, (disposal of personal goods should be taken special care of e.g. tins, bottles, bags, wrappers etc.) especially plastic items. There are fined imposed on many spots. Anyone charged by the local/official authorities for littering will be the responsibility of the individual participants. Organizers/operators will not be responsible for any kind of payment of fines/charges of the individual.
8. All of the trips are designed under consideration of time and are equally dependent on it. So, following the time frames are directly proportional to uninterrupted services. If someone found breaking the time schedule deliberately without any specific considerable reason (e.g. health issue), then, organizer/operator has equal right to take best decision which can make the trip equal enjoyable while maintaining the time frame (e.g. missing a destination). In such case the individual will be held responsible for the decision taken by the operator.
9. With rising altitude, steeper roads demand more power from the vehicle. In such cases Air Conditioner of the vehicle will be turned off to keep the vehicle in good health for uninterrupted services.
10. While taking care of every humanly possible safety of the tour. There are some reasons which are beyond the control of the hosts and beyond the control of human nature which may affect the itineraries e.g. weather, local politics, transport failure, land sliding, roadblocks, unforeseen natural disasters e.g. avalanches, craverse falls on the trek can result in a change in itinerary if necessary. Organizer/operator will take the best decision and will not be responsible for any change in services.
11. Damage to personal belongings, lost, theft will be individual’s responsibility and members are encouraged to keep personal belongings as safe as possible. In such cases, organizers will not be held responsible.
12. Organizers reserve the right to use event photos for electronic/digital media.
13. Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy: In case of cancellation our policy is as below
• 0% deduction before 1 month before departure
• 10 % deduction between 30 to 20 days before departure
• 25 % deduction on cancellations within 19 to 15 days before departure
• 50 % deduction on the cancellations between 14 to 7 days before departure
• 75 % deduction on the cancellations between 5 to 3 days before departure
• 100 % deduction on the cancellations between 2 to 0 days before departure

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Astore Valley Tour 6 Nights
From USD27,800
/ Adult

Trip Facts

  • Min 10 / Max 20
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