Per head cost estimated: 12000/- (Rawalpindi to Rawalpindi)
Dear members, I am going to Skardu in March 2018 INSHA ALLAH...so whoever want to go with me, read on...
Here is the plan:
Gathering at meeting point in Rawalpindi.
Departure at 10:00 pm via Natco…next day breakfast on way.
Reach Gilgit by afternoon. Will spend evening at Gilgit river. Night will be spent in hotel at Gilgit Jutial Bus stop.
After breakfast, depart from Jutial Gilgit via public Hiace Hiroof van at 8 a.m. Reach Skardu by afternoon around 2 p.m.. Lunch on way. We will drop off at Kachura village and will go straight to Upper Kachura Lake for evening and night shots. Night stay in hotel at Kachura Village or may be in camp.
After Breakfast at Kachura, we’ll leave for Skardu city. Then after check-in and lunch, we’ll go straight to Katpana Desert for evening and night photography. Night stay in Skardu.
Early morning before sunrise we will depart for Khaplu. We have to reach Shigar View point before sunlight hitting the famous mountain. We will roam around Shigar View Point for perfect shots. Breakfast on way. By afternoon will head towards Khaplu. Lunch on way. Will spend night there in a hotel. We’ll do sunset photography by the bank of Shyok River.
After breakfast and early morning photography at Shyok village and Sailing Village, we will head back to Skardu. We will reach Sadpara Lake for night and evening photography. Night will be spent in Skardu.
After breakfast, we will depart for Gilgit at at 10 a.m. Lunch on way. Will reach Gilgit by evening. Night in hotel at Jutial Bus stop.
After breakfast, we will depart from Gilgit at 10 a.m. for Rawalpindi. Will reach Rawalpindi by late night at 12.00 a.m. From there we will go to our home happily and proudly. People from other cities will probably have to spend night in a hotel…there are plenty of hotels at Pir Widhai and Pir Widhai morr.
Just remember guys, this is not a luxury tour at all. It is filled with adventure. We will hike, walk, climb and do lots of “awara gardi” in beautiful valleys and will crack bad jokes. The tour is perfect for photography enthusiasts who want some unique images in their collection. The above plan is just a plan….when we will actually be on the land, we can modify the plan according to our mutual consent but of course which will not exceed the budget mentioned above. All the valuable suggestions are highly welcome. So there is no hard and fast rule….main purpose is to live the moment, enjoy the photography and each other company and to make new buddies.