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Islamabad – Baltistan Jeep Safari 9 Nights

10 Days

About Baltistan:

Baltistan is one of the three (3) divisions of Gilgit Baltistan provience. Capital of Baltistan is Skardu.

Baltistan covers 72,000 sq.km area & having 322,000 populations. There are  five (5 ) districts in Baltistan, named Ghanche, Shigar, Kharmang, Skardu & Dambudas. Baltistan religious ethnicity is mainly belongs to Shia sect of Islam. Demographically Baltistan is a blend of Balti, Tibetan, Monpas & few Kashmiris.

Baltistan climate has many variations. In summers the mercury may rise up to 30 Celsius & in winter it may drop down to 16 Celsius below 0 Celsius. Baltistan is also a rich geographical region having many features which are unique in this world. There will be very few regions in the world which offer deserts, lakes, rivers, oasis, Rocky Mountains, snow covered peaks, longest glaciers out of the Polar Regions & highest mountains in the world.

Baltistan is having one of the highest literacy rates in Pakistan. This reflects in the behaviors of its inhabitants. Generally people of this area are quite, calm & polite.

For tourists Baltistan is a famous arena for mountaineers, trekkers, excursion & historical tourists. Baltistan is home to more than 20 peaks of over 6,100 metres (20,000 ft), including K2 (the second-highest mountain on earth. Other well-known peaks include Masherbrum (also known as K1), Broad Peak, Hidden Peak, Gasherbrum II, Gasherbrum II, Gasherbrum IV and Chogolisa.

Baltistan is a rocky wilderness of around 72,000 square kilometers, with the largest cluster of mountains in the world and the biggest glaciers outside the Polar Regions. The Himalayas advance into this region from India, Tibet and Nepal, and north of them are the Karakoram Range. Both ranges run northwest, separated by the Indus River. Along the Indus and its tributaries are many valleys. Glaciers include Baltoro, Biafo, Siachen, Trango and Godwin-Austen glaciers.

Here tourists can enjoy lakes, like Upper Kachura Lake, Sheosar Lake, Blind Lake, Sadpara Lake.& Snow Lake. Except Snow Lake all are easily accessible by jeep but to attempt snow lake one must have hard trek experience.

Deosai is another interesting feature of this region, because Deosai is the world’s second highest plateau having 13,497 feet altitude. This place is also the habitat of Himalayan Brown Bears which is the endangered species in the world but here this sanctuary their number is growing.

Because of its historical & cultural ties with Tibet, Baltistan is also known as “Little Tibet”. This reflects in their architecture, culture & in the features of some of the people of this region.

Overview

 

This tour is designed for the adventure seekers who love outdoors & nature. This Jeep Safari Tour will start from Islamabad and during this tour we will be driving through lush green mountains of Himalayas, rocky mountains of Karakorum, we will pass through lakes, passes, deserts, plateaus, oasis. We will also be able to see cultural heritage of Baltistan.

Our journey will let us experience of many climatic zones, where we will experience cold, moderate & extremely hot climates. We will see stary nights, cloudy days, sunny days, cold nights.

Mainly this tour will be a great outdoor adventure & we will have fun during this whole tour.

Places to be Covered

  • Batakundi, Lulusar Lake, Babusar Top, Indus River, Harchu Waterfall, Rama Meadows, Rama Lake, Deosai Plains (Camping, BBQ & Bonfire) Sheosar Lake at Deosai, Sadpara Lake, Sarfrangah Desert, Blind Lake, Amburique Mosque Shigar, Khanqah-e-Mullah Shigar, Shigar Fort, Shigar Village, Manthoka Waterfall. Shyok River, Khaplu, Chaqchan Mosque Khaplu, Khaplu Palace, Saling, Machlu Village, Hushe (the last human settlement), Katpana Desert, Katpana Lake, Buddah Rock, Kharpochu Fort, Upper Kachura Lake, Lower Kachura Lake (Shangrila) & Nangaparbat View Point.

Itinerary

06:00 AM : Tour Departure from Islamabad
08:30 AM : Stopover at Manshera for Breakfast.
09:30 AM : Departure from Manshera to Naran after breakfast.
01:30 PM : Stopover at Naran for Lunch, sightseeing & water rafting.
04:30 PM : Departure from Naran to Batakundi.
05:45 PM : Arrival at Battakundi for overnight stay.
05:45 PM : Hotel check-in and free time for rest or sightseeing around the valley.
08:00 PM : Time for dinner.

06:00 AM : Wake-up call
07:00 AM : Breakfast time
08:00 AM : Hotel check-out & departure.
09:00 AM : Sightseeing stopover at Lulusar Lake.
09:45 AM : Departure from Lulusar lake
10:45 AM : Sightseeing stopover at Babusar Top (13,700 feet).
11:15 AM : Departure from Babusar Top.
02:15 PM : Stopover for sightseeing and lunch at Nangaparbat View Point.
03:15 PM : Departure to Astore.
06:00 PM : Arrival at Astore.
06:00 PM : Hotel check-in and free time for rest or sightseeing.
08:00 PM : Dinner Time

07:00 AM : Wake-up call
08:00 AM : Breakfast time
09:00 AM : Hotel check-out and departure.
11:00 AM : Sightseeing stopover at Sheosar Lake (13,589 feet) at Deosai.
12:00 PM : Departure from Sheosar Lake.
01:30 PM : Arrival at Bara Pani, Deosai.
01:30 PM : Lunch Time & Camp set-up for overnight stay.
02:30 PM : Free time to explore Deosai Plains.
08:00 PM : BBQ & Bonfire

07:00 AM : Wake-up call
08:00 AM : Breakfast time
09:00 AM : Pack-up from campsite and departure.
11:00 PM : Sightseeing & lunch stopover at Sadpara Lake.
01:00 PM : Departure from Sadpara lake.
02:00 PM :Sightseeing stopover at Sarfrangah Desert and Blind Lake.
03:30 PM : Departure for Shigar
04:00 PM : Sightseeing stopover at Amburiq Mosque & Khanqah-e-Mullah.
05:30 PM : Hotel check-in and time for rest or to visit Shigar Fort.
08:00 PM : Dinner Time

07:00 AM : Wake-up Call
08:00 AM : Breakfast Time
09:00 AM : Hotel-check-out and departure
11:00 AM : Sightseeing stopover at Manthoka Waterfall.
12:00 PM : Departure to Khaplu.
02:00 PM : Arrival at Khaplu
02:00 PM : Hotel check-in & lunch time.
03:00 PM : Rest time.
04:00 PM : Sightseeing of Khaplu Khaplu Fort & Chaqchan Mosque.
06:00 PM : Back to hotel & free time.
08:00 PM : Dinner Time.

07:00 AM : Wake-up call
08:00 AM : Breakfast time
09:00 AM : Departure from Khaplu
10:00 AM : Sightseeing stopover at Machlu
11:00 AM : Departure from Machlu
11:30 AM : Sightseeing stopover at Saling.
12:15 PM : Departure to Hushe
02:30 PM : Sightseeing stopover at Hushe & lunch time.
04:00 PM : Departure to Khaplu.
06:30 PM : Arrival at Khaplu.
06:30 PM : Free time
08:00 PM : Dinner time.

07:00 AM : Wake-up call
08:00 AM : Breakfast Time
09:00 AM : Hotel check-out and departure
12:00 PM : Sightseeing stopover at Katpana Desert, Katpana Lake & Kharpochu Fort.
02:00 PM : Departure to Skardu
02:30 PM : Stopover at Skardu for lunch.
03:30 PM : Departure to Upper kachura Lake.
04:30 PM : Sightseeing stopover at Upper Kachura Lake
05:30 PM : Departure from Upper Kachura
06:00 PM : Arrival at Lower Kachura & hotel check-in.
06:00 PM : Time for rest or sightseeing.
08:00 PM : Dinner Time.

07:00 AM : Wake-up call
08:00 AM : Breakfast time
09:00 AM : Hotel check-out & departure
12:00 PM : Stopover at Bara Pani Deosai for sightseeing and lunch.
02:00 PM : Departure from Bara Pani Deosai
05:00 PM : Arrival at Astore.
05:00 PM : Hotel check-in and time to rest.
08:00 PM : Dinner time.

06:00 AM : Wake-up call
07:00 AM : Breakfast time
08:00 AM : Hotel check-out & departure.
10:00 AM : Sightseeing stopover at Rama Meadows & trek to Rama Lake.
12:00 PM : Departure from Rama Meadows
05:00 PM : Sightseeing and tea time stopover at Babusar Top
05:45 PM : Departure from Babusar Top
07:15 PM : Arrival at Batakundi.
07:15 PM : Hotel check-in & time for rest.
08:00 PM : Dinner time.
09:00 PM : Tour memory sharing time.

07:00 AM : Wake-up call.
08:00 AM : Breakfast time
09:00 AM : Hotel check-out & departure
02:00 PM : Stopover at Manshera for lunch
03:00 PM : Departure from Manshera
06:00 PM : Arrival at Islamabad.

End of tour.

Services Included:

  • - Parado/ Land Cruiser Jeeps (Depending upon the package)
  • - Fuel, tolls & taxes.
  • -2 Nights Stay in Batakundi (Twin Sharing basis)
  • -2 Nights Hotel stay in Astore (Twin Sharing basis)
  • -1 Night camping in Deosai Plains (Twin Sharing basis)
  • -1 Night stay in Shigar (Twin Sharing basis)
  • - 2 Nights stay in Khaplu (Twin Sharing basis)
  • - 1 Night stay in Skardi (Twin Sharing basis)
  • (Hotel selection based on the package type)
  • - 10 Breakfasts
  • - 10 Lunches
  • - 8 Dinners
  • - 1 BBQ & Bonfire.
  • - 2 Mineral Water (250 ml) bottles per person per day.
  • - Entry Tickets
  • - Boating at Sadpara Lake or Upper Kachura Lake.
  • - Driver expenses
  • - Tour Photography
  • - Tour manager.

Services Not included:

  • -Laundry / Ironing
  • -Insurance
  • -Any kind of medication
  • -Private security
  • -Rescue Operation cost
  • -Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time for this trip?

This trip is best from the mind of June till the end September. After which high passes may receive snowfall and may not be passable.

Which hotels & transport we will use for this trip?

Selection of hotels & transport will depend upon the package you will choose.
We will divide this tour in 3 categories.

1- Luxury:
Parado or Land Cruisers 2017-2020 Model.
4 passengers per jeep.
Standard rooms of A class hotels of the area.
Camping in new and sanitized camps.
3 Meals a day.

2- Standard:
Parado or Land Cruisers 2010-2016 Model.
4 passengers per jeep.
Standard rooms of B class hotels of the area.
Camping in new and sanitized camps.
3 Meals a day.

3- Economical:
Parado or Land Cruisers 2000-2007 Model.
4 passengers per jeep.
Standard rooms of B class hotels of the area.
Camping in common public tents.
3 Meals a day.

Is this tour suitable for children and old aged persons?

Due to expectations of extreme weathers in some areas, we will recommend this tour for the persons from 15 years to 55 years, however you can judge your fitness and endurance level against cold and windy situations especially on Deosai plains.

What is the registration and payment process?

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

Payment procedure:
25% Payment in advance 7 days before the departure of tour.
75% Payment before the departure of tour.

What is the cancellation policy?

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

Is Pakistan safe place for the foreigners?

Yes Pakistan is as safe as any other country. Normally people are having misconceptions about Pakistan due to the media projections, but infect Pakistan i are the most friendliest hospitable persons who really care about their guests. IN the recent times many international bloggers and v-loggers came to Pakistan and there blogs and v-logs are available on internet.
Infect once you will come here you will have very different picture of Pakistan from the one you will have in media.
In the recent past our armed forces have taken very strict actions to secure our borders and within the country & we have more secured then past.

Do foreigners need NOC to travel in Pakistan?

No NOC is required to travel within Pakistan if you are here on Tourist Visa.
However there are some zones which are restricted for foreigners and in some cases even for local and most of them are within the military installations or any high level public offices.

However if you are here on Working, Diplomatic or any other visa you need to have NOC from Ministry of Interior to travel within Pakistan.

Do we need visa to visit Pakistan?

Pakistan government has taken many steps to promote tourism in Pakistan. One of the major step is relax visa policy. Now applicants from 175 countries would be able to apply E-Visa, which will be augmented with Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) .
For details please follow the link below

http://www.dgip.gov.pk/Files/Visa%20Categories.aspx#N

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

Is Rovers Cluster Travel & Tours is a registered company?

Yes, Rovers Cluster Travel & Tour is a registered company & having its licence for Tour Operating issued by the Department of Tourist Services (DTS). Our licence number is LHR-8581

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Islamabad – Baltistan Jeep Safari 9 Nights
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