Deosai Camping Tour

Deosai, they say, penetrates the soul like nothing else and leave a memory even for the most forgetful.

Deosai Rama Camping

The mystical land that has inspired a thousand stories written about the splendor of travelling, the enthralling beauty of nature and the magic of this serene land of the giants.
Described as the playground of the giants because of its vast undulating landscape stretching to about 3000 sq kms and that too reaching a height of 4142 ASL, Deosai is world’s second highest plateau after Tibet. 

Deosai was upgraded to the status of a wildlife sanctuary in the year 1993 and was renamed as “Deosai National Park” and the government regulations prohibit any construction in the plateau whatsoever. 
Rich in flora and fauna, Deosai is home to the critically endangered Himalayan Brown Bear and is probably the last stronghold for this dwindling specie. 

Camping at the cross over of river in the middle of the Deosai National Park is an out of this world experience and leaves many with an urge to return to this natural wonderland at least once in their lives. 

End season of the year somewhere in late August and early September has its own charm where the hues of fall gives Deosai a glorious look and a magical feel.  

Quick Facts:

Tour duration: 08 days (7 Days & 8 Nights)
Route (by Road): ISB-CHILAS-ASTR-DSI-CHILAS-ISB

Difficulty level: moderate
                        (Asthma patients may encounter slight breathing problem at high altitudes)
Min Age limit: 12 years

Ideal Time: 20th June to 20th September

Max Altitude gain: 4200m ASL

Min. ambient temperatures: -5°C

Itinerary

Day- 1

  •  Arrival in Islamabad
  • Airport Transfer
  • Overnight stay at Explorers Lounge Islamabad
    • Lunch (2-course Continental/Desi)
    • Dinner (2-course Continental/Desi)

Day- 2:

  • Departure 2300hrs from Explorers Lounge ISB via KKH/Naran Babusar top
  • Breakfast enroute
  • Lunch enroute
  • Arrival at Chilas
  • Hotel Check-in
  • Dinner
    • Lunch (2-course Continental/Desi)
    • Dinner (2-course Continental/Desi)

Day- 3:

A sharp left from Karakorum Highway just before Jaglot, takes us into the narrow valley road leading to Astore. Mostly deserted, the road cuts between the highlands of Bunji on the left.

  • Breakfast call 07.00
  • Hotel Check-out
  • Departure for Astore (approx. travel duration 5hrs)
  • Arrival in Astore/Hotel check-in
  • Lunch at PTDC Motel Rama
  • Visit of Rama Lake via 4×4 jeeps
  • Witness the splendor of the Chongora Peak and the picturesque Rama Lake and Rama Meadows
  • Return to Hotel
    • Dinner (2-course Continental/Desi)

Day- 4:
Today our journey takes us to the highlands of the Deosai plains through a long winding road towards east. This is also the route to Rupal Face of Nanga Parbat

  • Breakfast call 0700HRS
  • Hotel Check-out
  • Departure for Deosai via Chilam (approx. travel duration 6hrs)
  • Arrival in Deosai Camping ground near Bara Pani
    • Lunch enroute (snacks/tea etc)
    • Dinner (2-course Continental/Desi)

Day- 5:
Leisure day in Deosai.

Walk to the infamous black hole which has the highest concentration of Himalayan Brown Bear (subject to permission from wildlife rangers) or spend the day near the calmly flowing Shigar river

  • Breakfast
    • Lunch ( 2-course Continental/Desi )
    • Dinner (Barbeque/Bonfire)

Day- 6:

  • Breakfast call 0700HRS
  • Pack up/departure for Chilas (approx. duration 10 hrs)
  • Lunch enroute
  • Arrival in Chilas
  • Hotel Check-in
    • Lunch (2-course Continental/Desi)
    • Dinner (2-course Continental/Desi)

Day- 7:

  • Breakfast at 0800
  • Departure for ISB at 0900hrs via KKH/Babusar Naran
  • Arrival in Explorers Lounge ISB at 2100hrs
  • Overnight stay
  • Dinner
    • Lunch (2-course Continental/Desi)
    • Dinner (2-course Continental/Desi)

Day- 8

  • Fly Back Home

*********************End of Itinerary***************

Terms & Conditions

Cost:
For 02 persons: 1200 USD per person (Independent Group)
For 02 persons: 800 USD per person (Combined with local/other foreign Group)
For 04 persons: 800 USD per person (Independent Group)
For 04 persons: 750 USD per person (Combined with local/other foreign Group)
For 06 persons: 700 USD per person (Independent Group)
For 08 persons: 600 USD per person (Independent Group)
For 10 persons: 500 USD per person (Independent Group)

Cost Includes:

  • All meals Breakfast/lunch/dinner throughout the tour
  • Air-conditioned luxury Coaster (22-seater)
  • 4×4 Jeeps (willeys, Toyota FJ40 etc)
  • All hotel accommodation (double/triple sharing)
  • All camping (double/triple sharing)
  • On-board snacks and drinks (ice box) during long travels
  • Trekking poles
  • Mattress
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Kerosene stove with kerosene
  • Mess Tent
  • Toilet Tents and toiletries
  • Mess Table and chairs
  • Generator with fuel
  • Supplies groceries including fruits, vegetables, meat etc
  • Basic First aid
  • Toll taxes/ NOC/ Permits other taxes
  • All transportation from and to Islamabad Airport
  • Satellite phone for incoming & outgoing on payment

Cost does not include:

  • Air tickets (national or International)
  • Visa fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal clothing
  • Extra refreshments apart from itinerary
  • Laundry
  • Rescue/evacuation

Essentials to bring along:

  • Warm clothing, fleece, jackets, headgear. Gloves
  • Personnel sleeping bags
  • Sunglasses UV protective
  • Raincoats
  • Sunblock SPF 80+
  • Good quality water resistant trekking shoes (preferably ankle-length)

Pakistan Explorer disciplinary policy:

  • In wake of unexpected and incidental scenarios e.g. heavy rains/landslide/road blockage/security concerns, PE management will take appropriate measures to continue or disengage the tour (cancellation/refund rules applicable)
  • Hotel rooms on double sharing
  • Camps on double sharing
  • While Guests are encouraged to photograph and record places during their visit, they must respect the local community/houses and their privacy
  • Guests are strictly advised to use life jackets while swimming or engaging in water sports. PE will not be responsible for any accident encountered in such a scenario 
  • Guests are bound to follow the instructions of the team leader/guide/HAP while crossing dangerous routes or else he/she will not be allowed to proceed further 

Cancellations: 

All cancellations must be notified in writing to Pakistan Explorer.  Cancellation charges will be levied as follows:-

If canceled by the client;

  • Whenever canceled by the client, the bank charges for both sides from the advance will be paid by the client
  • If canceled by the client any time after the commencement of the trip, or after deposit of advance due to any reason whatsoever, No refund will be given on any unutilized services other than hotels, meals which are subject to cancellation charges accordingly
  • If the trekking/expedition is cancelled by the client, government rules will be applied for the refund of Trekking Fee/climbing permits etc.

If canceled by Pakistan Explorer;

  • If the tour is canceled by Pakistan Explorer citing unfavorable conditions e.g. accident, landslide, flooding, incident of terrorism, wide spread epidemic and other such happenings which are truly incidental and has no participation of either client or Pakistan Explorer, and no alternate destination/arrangement/tour has not been mutually agreed upon by both client and Pakistan Explorer, client will be refunded for whatever unutilized service like hotel accommodation, meals, transportation etc. however, charges for trekking fee/climbing permits and other nonrefundable government charges will not be refunded

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Reservations and Advance Payment:

  • All provisional reservation must reach us in writing well in advance before your arrival in Pakistan. No deposits are necessary for making any provisional reservations.
  • All provisional reservations are subject to confirmation on deposit of USD 300/= per pax advance payment into our account before arrival of the group/client in Pakistan. The balance amount must be paid on arrival in Pakistan.
  • Scan/copy of passport along with two passport size photographs will be required to issue invitation letter for Pakistan Visa application
  • Signed/scanned copy of the tour itinerary along with terms and conditions mentioned above, separately by each member of the group shall be sent via e-mail to Pakistan Explorer in order to dispatch Visa Invitation Letters
  • Pakistan Explorer is a registered Travel company bearing National Taxation Number (NTN: 7187922-0) and is registered with Ministry of Tourism, Department of Tourist Services (DTS-2117) providing complete assistance to tourist and climbing expeditions from across the world.

Confirmation and Payment Mode: For Online Deposits:
Account Title: Pakistan Explorer
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Branch Code: 0131
IBAN: PK75ALFH0131001005077804
Bank Alfalah F-10 Markaz, Islamabad

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