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August 23, 2019


Written By Kanza Khan

Duration: 12 days

Best Time: July – September

Difficulty Level: Strenuous

Destinations: Rawalpindi|Challas|Skardu|Kachura|Alampir|Gilgit Besham


Day 01 Leave Rawalpindi by road (Via KKH) for Chilas on a 12 hour drive by minibus. Overnight stay in Shangrila Tourist Resort.
Day 02 Early morning departure for Skardu by driving along the mighty river Indus for six hours. Overnight stay in K-2 Motel.
Day 03 Porter arrangements, purchases and sightseeing etc. in Skardu
Day 04 Skardu to Kachura by jeeps for 20 miles and then 2 hours easy walk to Chokke village and camp there. The Chokke river is known for trout and supposed to be one of the best fishing spots in the Northern Area.
Day 05-07 Camping along the Chokke river, walking through some of the most remote villages of Baltistan and summer pastures with herds of grazing Yak and Zhoza and the lush green slopes which will bring us to the outskirts of Alampir Pass.
Day 08 This is going to be a hard day because we start our ascent to the Alampir Pass(15,000-ft). The panoramic view of the pass is really incredible. The famous Nanga Parbat (26,660-ft) is on one side and Deosai plains on the other side. After spending sometime in the Pass we will start our descent towards a beautiful village known as Khans on the other side of the Alampir Pass in the Astore Valley.
Day 09 A 6 to 8 hours walk will take us to Gudia a village of Astore valley, jeeps would be waiting there to take us to Astore proper and the picturesque Rama lake with pine trees, lush green slopes and above all the majestic Nanga Parbat towering over the valley.
Day 10 A 6 hour drive to Gilgit by jeeps, overnight stay at PTDC Motel Chinar Inn.
Day 11 Early morning departure for Besham via KKH. Overnight stay at PTDC Motel at Besham for 8 to 10 hours.
Day 12 Leave Besham for Rawalpindi by a 6 to 8 hours drive. Arrive Rawalpindi.


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About Author


Kanza Khan

I am Business Development Manager of Prime Visa Experts Pvt Ltd

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