Skardu Biking

FACT SHEET
Duration: 12 days
Range: Karakoram / Himalayas
Best Season: July – Oct
Max. Elevation: 3800 meters

Skardu, capital of Baltistan is perched 2438 meters above sea level in the backdrop of the great peaks of the Karakoram mountain range. Baltistan is known as the “Tibet -e- Khurd” or little Tibet since its life style reflects that of the roof of the world and land of Lamas.It borders on the Chinese province of Sinkiang and Indian occupied Kashmir. The tourist season is from April to October. The maximum temperature is 27oC and the minimum is 8oC. Apart from its incomparable cluster of mountain peaks and Glaciers Baltistan’s five valleys Shigar, Skardu, Khaplu, Rondu and Kharmang are noted for their Luscious peaches, apricots, apples and pears. Shigar valley, 32 kms by jeep from Skardu is the gateway to the mountain peaks of the Karakoram. Skardu has a historic fort known as Kharpocho Fort. It was constructed by Ali Sher Khan Anchan who ruled from Ladakh to Chitral till the end of the 16th century. The two lakes – Kachura lake 29 kms. and Sadpara lake 8 kms. from Skardu 

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ITINERARIES

Days
Program
01
Day 01 Arrival in Islamabad
02
Departure for Chilas by coach
03
Skardu
04
Short cycling to Sadpara lake on single road
05
Cycling to Shigar valley on single dirt road, over night at Ghulabpur in Camp
06
Cycling to Arandu valley and enjoy bathing in hot spring water, overnight in camp
07
Cycling to Shigar via K2 trek
08
Rest day in Skardu
09
To Deosai plains by jeep
10
Departure to Dassu by Coach
11
Islambad
12
Flight to destination

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