Thallay La Trek-Pakistan

Thallay La Trek-Pakistan

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Thallay La Trek-Pakistan

11 Days Starting and ending in HR4M+GJ7 New Islamabad, Airport Road, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan

Visiting: Skardu, Khaplu, Khaplu valley, Shigar, Serena Shigar Fort, Islamabad Capital Territory, Islamabad

Tour operator:

Beyond the Valley LLP

Tour code:

BTV003

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

2 - 12

Physical rating:

Low, Easy

Age range:

16-70

Special diets catered:

Vegans, Vegetarians, Meat, Halal

Tour operated in:
English
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Tour Overview

From tiny seasonal settlements of the upper valleys displaying the fascinating Balti culture to the crossing of the snow-capped Thallay La. This easy & adventurous trek connects the two Kingdoms on the world's roof, i.e. Khaplu with Shigar. The trip is remarkably varied in terms of the natural landscape, ranging from the sands of the Indus valley, by way of the "Alpine " lower valley, to the high snows of the spectacular peaks surrounding the Thallay La

Highlights

  • • An easy and beautiful trek connecting the Thallay Valley to Shigar via the spectacular Thalay La at 4790 meters above sea level.

  • • Walk through the green pastures of Thalay Valley, along with spectacular mountain scenery.

  • • A beautiful trail along the glacial streams, shepherd huts & ower-lled pastures.

  • Well maintained trek offering lots of greenery and beautiful mountain views

Places You'll See

Skardu Airport, One Of The Most Beautiful Airport In The World

Thallay La

Approaching Thallay Pass

Shigar Side

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Meet At The Group Hotel In Islamabad. Transfers From Islamabad Airport

Location: lslamabad International Airport, lslamabad International Airport

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

Meet at the group hotel destinations in Islamabad. All clients will be picked up by our representative guided tours on arrival at Islamabad International Airport and taken to the group hotel after the international travel.

Day 2 : Fly To Skardu, Drive Via The Valleys Of The Ganche District To District Capital Khaplu (2500M)

Location: Skardu, Skardu

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Serena Shigar Fort or Similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Weather permitting safe travels, we take the early morning 1-hour flight from Islamabad to Skardu, skirting breathtakingly past the Rupal and Diamir faces of Nanga Parbat (8126m) the world’s ninth highest peak. It is even possible to catch a fleeting glimpse of the K2 mountain nation and the other high peaks of the Baltoro in the distance before landing at Skardu. Here, we check in to the group hotel chain and can spend the afternoon looking around the bazaar, visiting the nearby Kharpocho Fort, or taking a jeep ride up to the beautiful Satpara Lake one of Pakistan’s beautiful places. A prominent rock inscription of the Lord Buddha on the drive up to Satpara is a reminder that this area was a part of the Buddhist world before the arrival of Islam.

Or In case of flight cancellation due to weather, drive from Islamabad via Karakoram Highway with short stops at various touristic spots.

Day 3 : Skardu-Khaplu

Location: Khaplu, Khaplu

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Serena Khaplu Palace or Similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive to Khaplu, passing through small villages of Ghanche district; en route, we will have short stops at the meeting point of Shayok & Indus Rivers, Thorgo Pari and visit Yugo. Enjoy traditional lunch at Yugo and a cultural walk in the streets of Yugo to witness village life and meet locals. Later in the late afternoon, we drive to Khaplu and check into the hotel with leisure time to visit the Khaplu fort museum and organic garden.

Day 4 : Khaplu – Thalay Valley – Thalay Broq

Location: Khaplu

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Full Serviced Camping

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, drive from Khaplu to Thalay valley (2 hours). Visit Daltir village, walk through the street, meet the locals and have leisure time to explore the area. Then drive to the Thallay broq campsite and have free time in the afternoon for a short hike.

Day 5 : Thalay Broq – Dubla Khan

Location: Khaplu

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Full Serviced Camping

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast at Thalay broq, start the trek through beautiful lush green meadows, witness the magnificent scenery of Karakoram peaks and meet cheerful Balti Shepherds. Fix camps and have plenty of leisure time. Optional botanic walk in the afternoon.

Day 6 : Dubla Khan - High Camp

Location: Khaplu valley

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Full Serviced Camping

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trek from Dubla Khan to High camp (4180m). Free time to visit the nearby glacial stream, test your scrambling skills on nearby rocks or venture out to spot some of the numerous Karakoram birds and flower species.

Day 7 : (High Camp –Thalay La – Camp 3

Location: Khaplu valley

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Full Serviced Camping

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After two hours of trekking, we will reach the top of the Thalay La (4800 m). Magnificent views to both sides down to valleys with spectacular views of the Masherbrum range, Mango Gusor & many high peaks. After a short stay, we will trek down towards camp 3 (3750m) on the Shigar side.

Day 8 : Camp-3 – Shigar Valley

Location: Khaplu valley, Shigar

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Serena Shigar Fort or Similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trek down to Shigar valley, passing through the beautiful pastures. Check into the hotel in Shigar and have free time in the afternoon. A visit to Shigar fort and fort museum in the late afternoon.

Day 9 : Shigar - Skardu – Islamabad

Location: Serena Shigar Fort, Skardu International Airport, Islamabad Capital Territory

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Serena or Similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive from Shigar to Skardu airport (1 hour) and fly to Islamabad (1 hour). Transfer to hotel and sightseeing after lunch.

Day 10 : Contingency Day In Case Of Delays

Location: Skardu, Islamabad Capital Territory

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Serena or Similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

If we cannot fly due to the weather, we will travel down to Islamabad by road. If we fly from Skardu to Islamabad, there are plenty of sightseeing & cultural attractions in the capital region. The leader will advise on the options available, e.g. day excursion to the Taxila museum and archaeological sites or a visit to the famous Raja Bazar.

Day 11 : Departure Day

Location: Islamabad

Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast, transfer from the hotel to the airport for international flights.

What's Included

  • 1 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day

  • Accommodation

    During this trip, the group will spend three nights in Islamabad at an excellent standard hotel. The group will also have two nights in a tourist-class hotel in Skardu. Accommodation at each of these hotels is twin-sharing with en-suite facilities. Whilst on the trek, there will be a total of 05 nights spent camping in 2-person tents. If you are traveling by yourself, you will be paired with another single client of the same sex. It is possible to hire a single tent while on the trek for an additional cost. Please note single tent hire does not include single rooms in hotels. Single rooms are available for a supplementary fee for the ve hotel nights. Additional hotel nights in Islamabad are also open

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

  • Entrance Fees

  • Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

  • Fully Guided

  • Local Taxes

  • Meals – Full Board

  • Meals – Full Board

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What's Not Included

  • Country Entry Visas

  • Game Drives on Safari

  • International Travel

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • Drinks with Meals

Mode of Transport

Airport transfers (on the first and last day in Islamabad)
All land transport involved in the itinerary
Internal flights and associated airport transfers.

Accommodation

The group will spend three nights in Islamabad during the holidays at an excellent standard hotel. The group will also spend two nights in a tourist-class hotel in Skardu and one night in Khaplu. Accommodation at each of these hotels is twin-sharing with en-suite facilities. Whilst on the trek, four nights will be spent camping in a comfy two-person alpine tent. If you are traveling by yourself, you will be paired with another single client of the same sex. It is possible to hire a single tent while on a trek for an additional cost. Additional hotel nights in Islamabad are also available. In case of flight cancellation, the group will be accommodated in a tourist-class hotel (the best available option) on the way. Rooms will be twin sharing basis, and the single room will be available at a supplementary cost.

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  • What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    A full refund will be provided

  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    During this trip, the group will spend three nights in Islamabad at an excellent standard hotel, one night in a tourist class hotel in Skardu & one night in Khaplu. Accommodation at each of these hotels is twin-sharing with en-suite facilities. Whilst on the trek, there will be a total of 04 nights spent camping in 2-person tents. Solo travelers will be paired with another person of the same sex.

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    For this holiday you should take one piece of luggage, a soft and sturdy duel bag and a daypack. Porters will carry your bag on the trek. The packed weight of your bag whilst trekking, including your sleeping bag and camping mattress, should be no more than 15 kgs. It is possible to leave items not required on the trek at the group hotel in Islamabad and Skardu.

  • Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    Please check the Pakistani Visa Policy for your Country

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Face masks are required for travelers in public areas Face masks are required for guides in public areas Face masks provided for travelers Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas Gear/equipment sanitized between uses Transportation vehicles are regularly sanitized

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    • We specialize in small group travels, keeping our impact to a minimum. • Employ local people and use small or family-owned restaurants and hotels. • Oset of carbon emitted on services provided by BTV. • Abide by a strict environmental 'Leave No Trace policy. • Promote the use of reusable bottles to reduce single-use plastic. • Provide the highest standards of animal and child welfare. • We aim

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    You can join us at Skardu Airport

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Travel Advice

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Two Years

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    Depending on departure dates, you can shift your tour to the next trip.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    If you are traveling by yourself, you will be paired with another single client of the same sex. It is possible to hire a single tent while on the trek for an additional cost. Please note single tent hire does not include single rooms in hotels.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Our certifired Lead Guide

  • Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    We are sponsoring local students for their Higher Education.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

Reviews from travellers on this tour

Henry K  

Look no further

30-May-2022

Can't say enough about how good this company is and how amazing this trip has been. Selecting this company and tour is one of the best decisions I have ever taken in life. Such friendly service from the beginning. Everything ran very smoothly. Recommended trip for the adventure lovers like us.

Sarah Hamilton  

Best Valley in Pakistan

16-Aug-2021

The best trek of my life. Seen enormous sites that few people know. The arrangements were superb. Whole trip was magnificent. Thank you management of beyond the valley.

Neil Foster  

Lifetime Experience

18-Jul-2022

One of the best trips of my life. The Valley offers mesmerizing views with well-maintained trails & huge mountains. Initially, I was hesitant to visit Pakistan because of safety concerns but then decided to travel. The country is safe, the people are super friendly and above all the Tour Operator "Beyond the Valley", a very professional team. The whole process from Booking to the Trip was very smooth. Excellent Hotels and camps. The food was nice and fresh, the Porters, Chef, and other staff were properly trained and the guide Munir was very knowledgeable and answered our questions in detail. A must-visit destination

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  • Low Deposit

    Beyond the Valley LLP requires a minimum deposit of 50% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 30 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of beyond the valley llp charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 15 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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