Deosai National Park, Skardu

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Explore the untouched nature with a hike through Deosai National Park--at 4,114 m (13,497 ft) above sea level, the world's second-highest plain. The snow cover that lasts much of the year makes access rather difficult, but in spring and summer it comes alive with an endless sea of alpine flowers. The area is known for its wide variety of both plant and animal species, from colorful butterflies to marmots and wild horses. Make sure to bring lots of water and take your trek slowly, since the high altitude makes breathing a bit harder. Put Deosai National Park and other Skardu attractions into our Skardu travel route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Heaven on Earth! Lush green. Snow capped peaks. Freezing cold. You might see a brown bear if you’re lucky. A MUST VISIT!  more »
  • It was an unforgettable Summer at Deosai plains. I heard it was only open in summer until early Autumn (likely only 4-5 months) and will be closed. It is a plain 5000m above sea level. I was so happy ...  more »
  • We travelled from Rama to Skardu through the Desai National Park and like many others have said it is an extremely bumpy ride. We travelled in a 4w drive so were reasonably comfortable however we were...  more »
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  • We love this national park. The grassland turns yellow brown in autumn and the park is all empty during low season which brought us the spirit of freedom while driving through the park. We visited Sheosar lake which is a so beautiful lake in the middle of grassland. We wish we can come back here in summer with all the wild flowers blooming everywhere! See you again, Deosai!
  • heaven on earth. july - aug best time to go. keep food and water, warm clothing. follow tourist guidelines. what a beautiful place what a beautiful drive. camping spots with rental camps also available.
  • Visiting Deosai One of the Best experience in my life so far. Absolutely recommended must must visit once Note: Must keep anti mosquito bug spray and must take extra food, water, blankets , warm clothes, First aid with you .
  • Majestic ! Splendid! Indeed one of the most beautiful place in Pakistan. Full of greenery and flora in summers and a white sheet all around in the wintees.
  • Deosai National Park (Land of Giants) is one of the highest plateaus in the world. The park protects an area of 3,000 skms, It is famous for flora and fauna and wildlife,specially the brown bears. It's a must visit place.

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Where to stay in Skardu

With the town acting as a base for regional adventurers, you'll find a good set of accommodations in Skardu. The main road in the north end offers a few scattered motels, simple hotels, and guesthouses, while a couple of established hotels sit close to the river that runs through town. While the bulk of accommodations in the area lies in the town itself, some visitors choose to stay at the particularly scenic and upmarket resorts that lie north of the airport and farther up the Shigar River.
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