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“An adventurer's paradise”

Deosai National Park
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Skardu
Certificate of Excellence
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Madrid, Spain
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49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“An adventurer's paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

My husband and I camped out at Deosai with ATP (Adventure Travel Pakistani) in late June. This is not a place for the fussy or faint of heart. The drive there from Skardu is long and rugged, and once you there, you are truly and absolutely disconnected from civilization. Even in summer, it is very cold, dropping to - 5 Celsius at night, and the only accommodation is tents. There are stall toilets at designated camping grounds. You have to arrange for your own food - we were luckily with a group so they took care of all the cooking arrangements. The altitude can also make some people sick.

But what a magnificently beautiful place. The numerous streams and lakes that dot Deosai are the clearest you will ever see, and watching golden marmots running across the meadows, or catching a glimpse of a Himalayan brown bear, are truly once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We even saw flocks of zomo (a Yak-type cattle) and a whole caravan of gypsies crossing the plains. The nights were spectacularly starry, and our local Balti drivers entertained us with beautiful songs and music.

I would love to go back one day, especially during the flower season (August).

Visited June 2013
16 Thank wanderbug25
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English first
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Dont know”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013

I didnt visit this place bt after 2 dayz, 13 Nov. 2013 I will go there. Em silo excited to c these places.

Visited November 2013
2 Thank Asad U
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London, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Rooftop of the world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

The most stunning plateau nestled between the western Himalayas and the Karakorams. Vast, rugged, great hiking and kayaking on Sheosar Lake and in the river. A 'bucket-list' must. Only open 4 months in the year..summer...snowed in the rest of the year. You can see the endangered Brown Himalayan Bears in summer and meadows of wildflowers, tons of marmots and a huge variety of birds, some foxes. Cant stay in the park unless you camp, but it is a 3 hour drive from Skardu and the drive is brilliantly scenic, especially the turquoise waters of Sadpara lake. Drive is hair-raising at times, be warned! And for some people the altitude (4100 meters,) can be a big issue, but only if you are staying overnight.

Visited July 2013
6 Thank foodisall
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Islamabad, Pakistan
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The Land of Flowers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

I visited the Deosai National Park in september which is an off season, you ll not find and a very few flowers. but you would see the splendid plains and lakes like Shaosar Lake, Bara Pani and Chota Pani

Visited September 2013
1 Thank FawadZaidi
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Karachi, Pakistan
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Breath taking plains of grass and amazing beauty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

deosai plains can be accessed from chilum, astore or skardu. Chota pani, bara pani and sheosar lake are key attractions. There are no resorts or hotels there however camping is highly recommended. This area is only open usually between June and August and remains isolated from the world otherwise due to chilly temperatures and winds. If lucky you may come across bear sightings. Other wildlife like murmot and yaks can also be seen. Its a heaven for nature lovers

Visited August 2013
2 Thank owais734
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