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Ever wished to explore the less explored valleys of Gilgit-Baltistan? Navigate Pakistan gives you one perfect Jeep Safari trip to cover all major attractions of Baltistan in one go including Astore, Rama Meadows, Tarishing Village, Herrligkoffer Base Camp of Nanga Parbat, Deosai Plains Camping, Khaplu, Manthokha Waterfall, Shigar Cold Desert, Kachura Lakes and Skardu.
Baltistan, the hub of mighty peaks including the second highest mount K-2, is alluring number of tourists from all over the globe. But you really don’t have to be an experience trekker to visit all these places, you can still explore these areas for amazing landscapes they offer. Besides, it’s majestic mountains, the valleys are also filled with the carefully terraced fields, fruit laden orchards, crystal clear streams, hot and cool springs, gleaming lakes, and a hospitable culture are few charms to mention. This Jeep Safari is tailored to give a full-fledged display of Baltistan.
TOUR GRADE: Moderate in terms of comfort and facilities, we will be camping and exploring some remote areas of Baltistan in 4×4 Willys Jeeps with basic facilities at times, only adventure seekers are welcome to join this trip, people with back pain problem or looking for luxury are discouraged to join this trip.
Tour dates given in tour details are from Karachi, the tour starts from Islamabad on the second day of the mentioned date and ends two days prior to the given ending date. Child package applicable on 2 to 10 years old children only.
Karachi Cantonment Railway Station
Faisal Movers Karachi Station
G-7 Markaz Islamabad
According to train and bus timings as per package from Karachi.
2:00 am from Islamabad, reporting time 1 hour prior of departure time.
Any trip to the outdoors requires the right amount of preparation. This means not only physical preparation, but also the right gear and equipment to carry with you on your trip. You have to carry a few essential items for a smooth trip. An effective way to pack for a multi-day adventure trip to the outdoors is to categorize the list of essentials into a few main heads and make a carry on with main bag pack. Here, we’ve compiled a pretty comprehensive checklist of things you may need on a multi day tour with us.
Reporting Time at Cantt Station 9:15 pm, departure from Karachi via Green Line Train 10:00 pm
Faisal Movers package members will board their bus according to bus timings
8:00 pm Reach Islamabad (ETA), pick up from Margala Railway Station and transfer to hotel in Islamabad
Faisal Movers bus members will take shuttle or uber service to reach hotel in Islamabad
Dinner and rest time at hotel for Karachi members
Joining of Karachi members coming by air from Karachi
Joining of Islamabad members 1:00 am, departure for Chilas 2:00 am sharp
(Islamabad to Jaglot is 16 hr average travel time with meal/photography breaks at Lulusar Lake and Babusar Top)
Drive through Hazara Motorway and Naran Road via Balakot
Breakfast stop at Khanian, the beautiful town in Kaghan Valley
Lunch break at Besal, a small town in the foot of Lulusar Lake of Kaghan Valley
Short photography stop at Lulusar Lake
Short photography stop at Babusar Top (13700ft ASL), enjoy the breathtaking views from Babusar Pass
Continue journey towards Chilas, reach Jaglot by evening, dinner and night stay in Jaglot
7:30 am breakfast call, check-out and board 4×4 Willys Jeeps to start adventurous Jeep Safari of Baltistan
Departure for Astore, photography break on way to capture roaring Astore River
Reach beautiful Rama Meadows, lunch break, get settled in camps
Visit of Rama Lake after lunch, it takes around 20-30 min of hike to reach Rama Lake from Jeep Point, totally worth it!
Explore the beautiful Rama Lake, observe the beauty of Chongra Peak of Nanga Parbat Massif
Reach back Rama Meadows in evening, free time to explore surroundings, or take a nap
Dinner then sit around campfire for chit-chat session, overnight in camps at Rama Meadows
• Night stay in camps at Rama Meadows
Breakfast call 7:00 am, check-out and departure for Tarishing Village, the closest human settlement in the foot of Nanga Parbat
Brunch and refreshment break at Tarishing, we will inquire about base camp trek condition and decide if it’s doable or not, we will go hike and explore Chhungphar Glacier otherwise.
Attempt Herrligkoffer Base camp of Nanga Parbat (only if jeep-able track open, local jeep charges not included), it takes around 3 hours of trek to reach base camp from jeep point, difficulty level is easy.
Reach back hotel by evening, dinner and night stay in Tarishing Village
7:00 am breakfast call, check-out and departure for Majestic Deosai Plains
Brunch stop at Garam Chashma on way, enjoy the amazing views on Astore Minimarg Road
Short stop at Chillam Chowki for Deosai National Park entry tickets
Visit of stunning Sheosar Lake of Deosai Plains, also known as Blind Lake or Heart of Deosai Plains
Short stop at Kala Pani Campsite of Deosai Plains for refreshment
Reach Bara Pani Campsite (Core Zone of Himalayan Brown Bears), get settled in camps
Explore and observe the beauty of Land of Giants, hike to nearest hills to witness wild fauna and flora
Dinner, bonfire session at campsite, enjoy the chilly cold night of Deosai Plains
Vvernight in camps (All weather camps with sleeping bags), you must carry warm jacket, raincoat, woollen gloves and cap, Deosai Plains weather can change dramatically and temperatures may fall low in sub zero anytime
6:30 am breakfast call, check-out and departure from Deosai Plains for Khaplu
Reach Manthokha Waterfall in beautiful Kharmang District of Baltistan, lunch break
Departure for Khaplu after visiting beautiful Manthokha Waterfall
Reach Khaplu, visit of Khaplu Palace
Dinner, bonfire session, overnight stay at Khaplu Resort
7:00 am breakfast call, check-out and departure for Skardu
Photography stop at Sarfaranga Cold Desert
Visit of famous Shangrila Resorts Skardu, enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of Lower Kachura Lake
Visit of Upper Kachura Lake, it takes around 20 min of trek, easy hike with stairway
Reach back Skardu in evening, dinner and night stay at Skardu Hotel
7:30 am breakfast call, check-out and departure for Jaglot via Deosai Plains, yes you will visit Deosai Plains again
Lunch break at Bara Pani Deosai Plains, continue your journey towards Jaglot
Short refreshment break at Gorikot, reach Jaglot by evening, end of your memorable Jeep Safari trip
Dinner and night stay in Jaglot Hotel
Early morning check-out and departure for Islamabad
Breakfast stop at Babusar Pass, lunch break at Balakot
Reach Islamabad late evening, end of services for Islamabad members
Dinner and night stay in Islamabad for Karachi members
Free time till 1 pm, you can plan your outing in Islamabad, visit famous Faisal Mosque, Lake View Park or Damn-e-Koh
Breakfast time till 11 pm, eat according to your plan
Check-out and drop at Margala Railway Staiton, board Train (Green Line) 3:00 pm from Margala Station for Karachi
Faisal Movers bus members will board according to their timings
2:00 pm ETA Reach Back Karachi, end of your memorable tour.