Horse Back Country Trip
|Day 1||Arrive Islamabad, overnight at hotel|
|Day 2||Fly to Skardu. Skardu- at an altitude of 7000 meters is the gateway to the mighty karakoram where there are 5 of the world’s 8000 meter peaks and some of the World’s longest glaciers outside the polar region. This flight is considered to be one of the most spectacular flights in the world with breath taking views of Nanga Parbat the highest mountain of the eastern Himalayas range. (flight is Subject to weather). Also there are views of innumerable nameless peaks. Upon arrival you will be transferred to Yurt & Yak, our unique Mongolian resort wherein you will experience once in a life time adventure living in a lifestyle that will take you back to the times of Kublai Khan and Marco Polo whose chronicles wondered at the chain of yurts throughout the Mongol kings and queens to live in comfort as they moved around the remote corners of their empire. Afternoon visit Skardu bazaar.|
|Day 3||Skardu- sightseeing. Skardu Fort. Perched halfway up the enormous Rock of Skardu, is an easy half-hour walk up on a sloping ramp from the bazaar. Variously known as Karpocho, Askandria or Mindoq Fort. Kharpocho was built in the times of Ali Sher Khan Anchan once the ruler of Baltistan.|
|Day 4||Drive to Khaplu(3 hours drive). Khaplu 103 kilometers east of Skardu, is the second-largest kingdom of Baltistan and guarded the trade route to Ladakh along the Shyok River. At an altitude of 2,560 meters, it is slightly cooler than Skardu, with enough of interest to keep you occupied for a couple of days. A jeep road winds up through the hamlets of Khaplu to the Raja’s Palace built 150 years ago in Tibetan style. Further up the valley behind the palace you pass Chakchan mosque. Supposed the oldest mosque in Baltistan. Overnight at hotel.|
|Day 5||Ride from Khaplu to Hanjoro- 3 hour . Overnight camp|
|Day 6||Ride from Hanjoro to Ahili -2 hour . Overnight camp.|
|Day 7||Ride from Ahili to Saling- 6 hours. Overnight camp.|
|Day 8||Saling- enjoy local music and trout fishing. We will camp by the summer retreat of Raja of Khaplu. Overnight camp|
|Day 9||Ride from Saling to Machulu, 3 hour. Overnight camping.|
|Day 10||Drive back to Skardu. Overnight at hotel-Yurt & Yak.|
|Day 11||Drive to Satpara Lake. Drive to Satpara Lake eight kilometers south of Skardu. This is a virgin lake. Its source is coming from mountains. There is a stunning view north and south from the top of the ride before the lake. Overnight camping.|
|Day 12||Ride from Satpara Lake to Ali Malik. Overnight camp.|
|Day 13||Ride from Ali Malik to Deosai Lake. Deosai features rolling pastureland of rounded hills, knee deep in summer grass and flowers, inhabited by whistling marmots and boasting views of giant mountains in the distance. It offers gentle walking than the karakoram, with its jagged towers of granite and narrow valleys. Overnight camp.|
|Day 14||Ride from Deosai Lake to Chilam. Overnight camp.|
|Day 15||Ride from Chilam to Astor. Astor valley is the starting point for several treks The annual rainfall here has averaged 501 millimeters over the past 25 years, about four times that of Gilgit. En route have beautiful views of Nanga Parbat – 8125 meters high – ranked ninth highest in the world and second in Pakistan after K2. The name Nanga Parbat is Kashmiri for “naked mountain” so called because some of its slopes are so steep that they are bare of snow or vegetation. Early disasters on Nanga Parbat gave it the nick-name Killer Mountain. Overnight camping.|
|Day 16||Drive to Gilgit. Overnight at hotel.|
|Day 17||Drive to Besham. Overnight at hotel.|
|Day 18||Drive to Islamabad. Overnight at hotel.|
Fly to onward destination. End of our Services.
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