A guide during your trip to Skardu
Gilgit Baltistan Travelling Fare Details
From Karachi to Rawalpindi
Following are the fare detail of travelling to Karachi to Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi to Skardu, tourist has to catch another bus or car to make their trip to Skardu. These prices are not fixed, its countinuosly updating with respect to oil price fluctuation in Pakistan. You can approximate the fare and the price variance will be in between 200 to 300 rupees. Contact details of travelling services
|Travelling Fare||From||To||Means of transport||Class|
|2400||Karachi||Rawalpindi||By-Road||Low class buses|
|3000||Karachi||Rawalpindi||By-Road||Medium class buses|
|4000||Karachi||Rawalpindi||By-Road||Business class buses|
The first mile stone is done if you reached at Rawalpindi from any where of Pakistan. Your adventure starts from here, you will see the hardness of people living in the mountainous areas, their joys, adventures and the most importantly environment as compare to cities. Sky of these areas like Hunza, Khaplu, Shigar, Kharmang and Deosai are full of galaxies.
To reach at these magical tourist spots, you have to travel through following means and fares are as follows: (Note: Excise and Taxation department Gilgit Baltistan is enforcing fares, and they are updating to public as well, to be not a victim of fraud do must contact with any relevant person and as travel agency to show fare recommendation list before booking. these are approximate fares).
|Travelling Fare||From||To||Means of transport||Class|
|3500||Rawapindi||Gilgit||By-Road||AC 2D Car|
Detail Hotel Price of Hunza, Gilgit, Skardu, Khaplu and Kharmang
One of the most difficult task during a trip is to find cheap and good hotel. You can approximate calculate your budget and select any of the category of hotel in the list for living in respective hotels. I recommend to take visit of more than 2 hotels and 2 rest house in Gilgit, Skardu and Hunza for market research purposes. These areas of the hub of tourist and bunch of hotels and rest houses located here. You will get a good favourable place in very less money. Depends on the effort you made for price mining.
|Hotel Class||City||Per night rent||Aprox. Expense/day|
|Business class||Rawalpindi||10,000 above||15000+|
These are lower possible price, and you have lot of opportunities to drain money if you want in replacement of lot of fun and experience.
Travelling fare to bear during your trip to Skardu
Inter city travelling fares are also very important for travellers, because most of time, on the hand of area mafia, newly visited peoples have to pay lot of money than usual. Trip to Skardu will gives you an amazing experiences, where no one going to fraud you, even taxi drivers will give you special discount if they came to know that you a guest. So, be easy and enjoy. Following are fare detail of intra and inter city travellings:
|Skardu||Kharmang (Manthokha)||2500||Car 2D/4X|
|Skardu||Deosai National Park||3500||Car 2D/4X|
|Skardu||Shangrila Lake||1200||Car 2D/4X|
|Skardu||Khusho chomik||1000||Car 2D/4X|
Weather of Skardu in June July
In the hot summer of Karachi and Lahore, during your trip to Skardu its temperature is around less than 30 degree centigrade. You need to bring some sweaters along you in case of rain, and please come out of the myth that no snow falling happens anywhere in gilgit baltistan in summer 🙂
Weather of Hunza in June July
Whole Gilgit Baltistan almost has the same weather except Chilas. Chilas is the only place where you can feel your presence in Lahore, Multan or Karachi.
In Gilgit Baltistan, most of the vehicles are Non-custom paid NCP. Which are legal in the premises of GB. You will find Corolla in replacement of conventional Taxi on same price. Mostly HIACE are available for public transport, cars, 2D NCP cars, conventional taxi are also available everywhere in GB. 4X vehicles are also available specially to travel K2 base camp, Deosai, Sadpara lake, Hunza region, Khaplu Borq and Hushe areas.
Polo played in GB called rough style polo, in which “There is no rule, you have a stick, horse, ball and you. Your mission is to goal as much as you can.”
introduced by Ali Sher Khan Anchan and played first game of polo ever in GB at Shandur when he conquered Chitral.
KING OF GAMES AND GAME OF KINGS
Before planning you trip to Skardu specially, do let us know in comment or anyone in circle who have access to anyone in Skardu, do ask him about the polo tournament date. In summer atleast 3-4 polo events happens in Baltistan regions only on different venues; Skardu Shahi Polo Ground, Yabgo Polo Ground Khaplu and Shigar Polo Ground. Better to visit in between any of the event, so make your trip more worthful. If you never been in any polo game before, this will be an amazing opportunity to witness a much worthy show, full pack spectators, polo players having heroic welcome in the ground in every game. During game if the playing stick slip from any of the players hand, volunteers from the public risking their lives to just keep the game equaling going. I remembered only thing of my child hood is watching polo with my friend circle.
Travelling time between different areas of Gilgit Baltistan
These times are not 100% accurate, it may vary depends on the road condition of that specific time, traffic scenario and much more. You can approximate you planning by considering these times.
|To||From||Distance (km)||Time taken (Hrs)|
|Skardu||Manthoka water fall||30||1.5|
- Gilgit To Rawalpindi 630KM
- Chilas to Gilgit 115KM
- Sost to Gilgit 205KM
- Sost To China 240KM
- Gilgit To Ishkoman 112KM
- Skardu To Rawalpindi 760KM
- Gilgit To Phundar 162KM
- Chillas To Mansehra 490KM
- Gilgit To Sherqilla 40KM
- Skardu To Khaplu 10KM
- Gilgit To Chitral 3635KM
- Skardu To Dumsum 160KM
- Gilgit To Yasin 140KM
- Chillas To Niat60
- Gilgit To Astore 120
- Darel To Chillas 55
Hotels in Baltistan
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