Deosai.. A wilderness Apart

In the words of Aleister Crowley, “In front of us lay the Deosai, an absolutely treeless wilderness of comparatively level country framed by minor peaks. It gives a unique impression of desolation. I have never seen its equal in this respect elsewhere. Yet the march was very pleasant with many flowers and streams.”And in Gypsy Davy’s words, “It was such an expanse of immensity as I have harldy imagined… It seems you cannot talk in a matter-of-fat way in a place like that”.

Deosai is a place with a magic of all its own. Nature is at her most inventive and extravagant here. Covering an area of almost 3,000 sq Km, all of it above 4,000m, the Deosai plateau is stunningly beautiful. Frozen beneath a deep blanket of snow for mch of the year, the Deosai is surprisingly rich in plants and animals, bursting into life during the brief spring and summer months. Gently rolling hills and grasslands extend into the distance as far as the eye can see, carpeted with brightly colored flowers, the scales of which is largest in the Karakorams and the Western Himalyas. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks, the Deosai has ultra-pure air that plays tricks on the eyes. There is an unmistakable sense of the elevation in the huge expanse of horizon, the wide open space and the clarity of light and color typical of such high altitudes. 

The spectacular plateau of the Deosai can be visited as a full-day excursion from Skardu by jeep. A jeep track crosses the Deosai between Skardu and the Astore Valley (Skardu-Astore 130km), and down to the KKH at Bunji. It continues west across the Deosai plateau, crossing large clear streams via bridges. As it leaves Deosai, it skirts the northern shore of the deep blue Sheosar Lake. The lake is nestled in the pass and offers sublime scenery. 

Deosai means “The Lands of Giants” in local Balti dialect and it isn’t hard to see how a landscape on such a massive scale could have inspired stories of giants. 

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Places to Visit in Pakistan During 2016

Places to Visit in Pakistan during 2016

This article will highlight destinations to prepare your checklist for your summer and winter vacations tours during 2016. Domestic tourism in Pakistan being flourishing day by day every year as the northern areas of Pakistan are considerable peaceful and most scenic compared to any other part of the world. Domestic tours required no visa obligations, no hastiness, no freaks, most important thing is local tourism is very cheap and easily approachable.

Let’s explore the places you need to visit in Pakistan during 2016.

1. Deosai National Park

Officially Deosai National Park is reserve for migrating birds, Animals like Bears, snow leopards but it’s one of the biggest plateau, green ground in the world. Brown bears breed is most commonly found at Deosai National Park. Its hard place for families (if unplanned tours) but for adventures and tour planners it’s one of the worth seeing place. Sheosar Lake is one of the famous attraction at Deosai National Park

How to Plan Deosai National Park Tour

Multiple tour operators like Pakistan Travel Guide Tours and Travel offers various tour packages for Deosai National Park where from one could choose package as their demand. By road is very exciting way to travel plan if one could follow the trail via Babusar Top.

2. Skardu and Hunza Valley.

Skardu and Hunza Valley are two most admirable places to explore but you need at least 10 days to explore them. Skardu is very historical place and was dynasty of various emperors in past like khaplu palace, Shigar Fort and multiple small and big Lakes. Attabad Lake which was a natural lake build 3 years ago due to landslide and now it’s a tourist attractions for local and foreign tourist.

How to plan tour of Skardu and Hunza

PakistanTravelGuide Tours and Travels offers multiple tour packages for Skardu and Hunza like “6 days 5 nights’ tour packages for Skardu”, 5 Days 4 Nights tour package of Hunza Valley.

3. Neelum Valley Azad Kashmir
Neelum Valley Azad Kashmir is about 160 Kilometers from Capital City of Pakistan “Islamabad”. If you are travelling from Karachi then plan your tour to stay first night at Muzaffarabad. You can find different type of accommodations like Pearl Continental Muzaffarabad, MuzaffarabadINN guest house, better to find a suitable place to live in. For very next day visit to keran and hire a jeep for RattiGali, best suggestion to stay overnight at sharda. Next day move for kel and arrang kel and stay at Arrang Kel. Fourth day you should visit Taobutt and possible to stay overnight at Keran or Kutton. This is the best way to plan your tour for Neelum Valley.

4. Naran, Batakundi, Babusar Top

Naran Ahhh! You beauty! Is very limited season tourist spot, It remains open from May to November, most attractive spot for tourist is Saif-ul-Malook Lake. On planning your tour to Naran consider visiting Batakundi and Babusar Top both are worth seeing places.
How to Plan Naran Tour?

On planning your tour from Karachi you should select shogran for 1st night stay and next day early morning plan for Siri Paye and plan overnight stay at Naran. Hire a jeep for Saif-ul-malook Lake and good to stay overnight at Naran. 3rd Day plan your tour for Batakundi and Babusar Top as on both sites you can’t find reasonable spots to stay at, so you have to choose Kaghan for stay May be at Arcadian or somewhere else.

5. Swat, kalam, Mahudand
Swat is diverse and leisure destination in Pakistan to visit, Kalam is the place which encourage you to visit in summer and in winter as well. Mahudand Lake, White Palace, Fish Form, Kalam Snowfall these are attractions in Swat to visit upon.

How to Plan tour of Swat ?
Book your tour package via any tour operator for tour, booking with tour operator is important because company will be liable of rental car, hotel booking, guiding you proper places, food places guide and good interaction with local community.

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