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Destination Itinerary

Little Tibet and Shigar Fort

8 Days

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Historical Places to visit
Best Season:
08 Days
Shigar Fort, Khaplu, and Deosai 
March to October


Baltistan is home to approximately 400,000 people, whose history and culture stretches back to early Tibetan Buddhist origins. This heritage is still evident in much of the local traditions, architecture and language of the area, offering visitors a rich cultural experience unique in Pakistan.  Here, the magnificent Karakoram and Himalayan ranges meet - an intersection which results in the most extensively glaciated high mountain terrain on the planet. This includes seven of the world's 25 highest peaks, four of which exceed 8000m, including K-2, the second highest mountain peak in the world at 8611m.
Shigar Fort, originally known as Fong-Khar, which in the local Balti language means "Palace on the Rock", this 400-year old Raja fort-palace has been brought back to life following a careful strategy of adaptive re-use and restoration. The result is a combination of authentic original 17th century architecture together with the modern amenities and services of a luxury guest house. Shigar Fort Residence has emerged as a new form of cultural tourism in Pakistan that combines guest rooms, facilities, and services of an international standard with an intimate first-hand experience of the unique architectural, cultural, and natural heritage of the Shigar Valley.



Arrive Rawalpindi, transfer to hotel.
Fly to Skardu (subject to weather), if flight cancelled drive to Chilas hotel. If flown short drive to Shigar and overnight in Shigar Fort Residence. In the afternoon walk around Shigar.
Free day in Shigar if fly flown or drive Chilas to Skardu, overnight at Shigar Fort Residence.
Day trip to Khaplu, overnight back to Shigar Fort residence
Day trip to Deosai Plains and back to Shigar Fort, Hotel.
Fly or drive to Besham, hotel.
Free day in Islamabad or drive Besham to Islamabad, hotel
Transfer to airport for flight to onward destination.


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