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Deosai Plains Jeep Safari

Gilgit-Baltistan
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Duration

10 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

16 people

Languages

English, Japanese

Overview

Deosai Plains is located in western Himalayas in Gilgit Baltistan (GB), Pakistan. It has an average elevation of 4,114 metres (13,497 ft) above sea level, making the Deosai Plains the second highest plateau in the world after Changtang Tibetan Plateau. The park protects an area of 843 square kilometres (325 sq mi). It is well known for its rich flora and fauna of the Karakoram-West Tibetan Plateau alpine steppe eco-region. In spring, it is covered by sweeps of wildflowers and a wide variety of butterflies.

The Deosai National Park was established in 1993 to protect the survival of the Himalayan brown bear and its habitat. Having long been a prize kill for poachers and hunters, the bear now has a hope for survival in Deosai where its number has increased from only 19 in 1993 to 40 in 2005. In 1993, after playing an instrumental role in the designation of Deosai as a National Park, the Himalayan Wildlife Foundation (formerly the Himalayan Wildlife Project) was founded with a substantial international financial support. The Himalayan Wildlife Foundation ran two park entry check posts and a field research camp in Deosai for approximately ten years. Documentation was completed by the Himalayan Wildlife Foundation for the handover of the management of the Park to the, then, Northern Areas Forest Department with the department starting to manage the park since 2006. While pressures that existed in the 1990s, such as hunting and poaching have subsided, the brown bear is still under threat due to pressures such as increasing numbers of tourists and the use of park areas for grazing.

The Deosai Plains are also home to the Siberian ibex, Snow Leopard, Kashmir Musk Deer, Himalayan wolf, Himalayan marmot and over 124 types of resident and migratory birds. Birds in the park include the Golden eagle, Lammergeier, Himalayan vulture, Laggar falcon, Peregrine falcon, Eurasian kestrel, Eurasian sparrowhawk, and Himalayan snowcock.

The following plant species are found in Deosai:

Artemisia maritima, Polygonum affine, Thalictrum alpinum, Bromus oxyodon, Saxifraga flagellaris, Androsace mucronifolia, Aster flaccidus, Barbarea vulgaris, Artemisia maritima, Agropyron longearistatum, Nepeta connate, Carex cruenta, Ranaculyus laetus, Arenaria neelgerrensis, Astrogalus leucophylla, Polygonum amplexinade, Echinop nivetus, Seria chrysanthenoides, Artemisia maritima, Dracocephalum nutsus, Anapalas contorta, Chrysopogon echinulatus and Dianthus crinitus. There were also observed some medicinal plants which are locally famous i.e. Thymu linearis (Reetumburuk), Saussures lappa (kuth), Ephedra intimedia (Say), Viola canescens (Skora-mindoq), Dracocephalum muristanicum (Shamdun) and Artemisia maritima (Bursay) etc. are used as traditional drug therapies.

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Highlights

  • Explore Astore valley and camping at Deosai national park
  • Islamabad and Rawalpindi City Tour (visit Faisal mosque, Pakistan monument, Lok Virsa museum, Margalla hills, Saeedpur village)
  • Explore Taxila, visit the UNESCO world heritage sites (Taxila museum, Dharmarajika Stupa And Monastery, Mohra Moradu, Bhir Mound, Jaulian Buddhist Stupa & Monastery, Jandial Remains, Sirkap)

Itinerary

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Day 01: Islamabad

Arrival in Islamabad, our guide and driver will meet you at the international/domestic arrival of Islamabad international airport, or at your location, after meeting and greetings by our staff drive to the hotel in Islamabad.

Day 2: Islamabad – Chilas

Drive to Chilas via Karakorum highway OR visa Naran valley if Babusar pass is open. Arrive and chilas and transfer to the hotel.

Day 3: Chilas - Rama, Astore

Drive to Rama in Astore valley, arrive and hike to the lake, in the evening drive back to the hotel in Astore.

Day 4: Astore - Deosai Plains

Drive to Astore, explore the small beautiful valleys along the way, arrive and camp at Deosai plains

Day 5: Deosai Plains

Day to explore around.

Day 6: Deosai - Tarashing, Astore

Drive Tarashing in Astore valley, arrive and explore the valley

Day 07: Tarashing / Nanga Parbat Base Camp (Rupal Face)

Day hike to Nanga Parbat base camp from Rupal face

Day 08: Tarashing, Astore - Besham / Naran

Drive to Besham on Karakorum highway or to Naran valley via Babusar pass, if the pass is open. Arrive and transfer to the hotel

Day 09: Besham / Naran - Islamabad

Drive back to Islamabad, en-route visit Taxila museum and the world UNESCO heritage sites, arrive in Islamabad and explore the bazars!

Day 10: Fly to destination

Dpending on the flight time, if it is in the morning/noon we will drop you to the aiport before 3 hours of your flight. Or if it is in the evening/night, all day will be for exploring the twin city, visit Faisal mosque, Pakistan monument, Lok virsa museum, Saeedpur village. In the evening/night drive to the airport (our service ends here) and fly home!

Included/Excluded

  • Experienced tour guide
  • Private Transport (4WD)
  • Rooms on twin sharing
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Airport transfers
  • Visa supporting documents
  • Additional Services
  • Insurance
  • Drinks
  • Entrance Tickets
  • International/domestic air ticket
  • Visa fee

Things to see

Babusar Pass
Chilas
Deosai Plains
Diamir
Fairy Meadows
Faisal mosque
Gilgit Baltistan
Indus river
Islamabad
Kahgan valley
Karakorum Highway
Margalla Hills
Mohra Moradu
Nanga Parbat Base Camp (Rupal Face)
Pakistan Heritage Museum
Pakistan monument
Rama Lake
Saeedpur village
Sirkap Remains
Tarashing Vilage
Taxila heritage sites
Taxila museum
Taxila Museum
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Tour's Location

Gilgit-Baltistan

FAQs

What is the best time for Deosai Plains Jeep Safari?
Best time for Deosai Plains Jeep Safari is from May to Mid October.
What kinds of cloths to carry?
Most of the journey durring this tour is to the remote mountain valleys of north Pakistan, weather at those destination changes in hours, sometime it may be warm but all of sudden it can change to cold, warm cloths are recommended to carry.
Is there any discount available for kids?
Yes, kids under 5 years are complimentary and kids from 6 to 12 years will get 50% discount on all tours.
How much advance payment is needed to book the tour?
A payment of 30% from the tour price is required to fully book your tour with us.
Mode of payment
We prefer payments through bank transfer, western union transfers are also accepted. We have the option available on our website to pay using your credit card.
Can I make payment on your website using my credit card?
Yes, you can make payment on our website using any kind of credit/debit card.
Where does this tour start and end?
Starting and ending point of the tour is “Islamabad international airport” we can pick/drop you at any location inside Islamabad/Rawalpindi.
Do we get a separate guide or the driver will guide us during the tour?
Yes, a professional guide will escort the tour from the start to the end of tour.
Can you organize the tour from another city than Islamabad?
Yes, we can organize the tour from all city of Pakistan if it is a private tour, for fixed departure tours most are starting and ending in Islamabad
Do I need visa to enter Pakistan?
Yes, a valid visa is required to enter Pakistan.
Do I get visa supporting documents from your company?
Yes, we will provide you all the visa supporting documents after your tour is booked and advance payment is made.
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