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From Islamabad to Gilgit | To Rakaposhi and Back | Panoramas at Rakaposhi's base camp | Skardu, Kachura and Shangrilla | Satpara Lake | Deosai Plains | Trishing and back to Gilgit | Last Day at Gilgit | On the way to Lahore

Deosai Plains

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Deosai Plains are part of the Deosai National Park. The plains are located above the tree line and at an average height of over 4000 metres (13,500 feet) above sea level, the Deosai Plains are among the highest plateaus in the world. The Deosai Plains cover an area of almost 3,000 square kilometers. For just over half the year - between November and May - Deosai is snow-bound. In the summer months when the snow clears up, Deosai is accessible from Skardu in the north and the Astore Valley in the west. Deosai is well known for its spring season when it is covered by a carpet of millions of flowers and a wide variety of butterflies.

Our trip to Deosai
We took a jeep from Skardu to Satpara Lake and continued towards Deosai Plains. We stayed overnight at "Bara Pani" next to the iconic bridge. It was pretty cold at night even in August and the next day it started to rain and it got even colder, but luckily we were exiting Deosai that day so we didn't face a hard time. We exited Deosai from Chilm (Chilam) Chaukee and we met another group that entered Deosai that day from Chilm and we felt sorry for their troubles ahead. So if you're visiting Deosai, try to find the forecast or pray that you don't get any rain.

See the map for the trail and download this collection of 700+ Northern Pakistan placemarks (Google Earth file) for the satellite views of the area. This collection marks many towns, rivers, glaciers, peaks, passes and base camps in Northern Areas and NWFP.
Deosai Plains Map - Marked Trail.jpg
Deosai Plains Map - Marked Trail.jpg
On the Way to Deosai Plains
:: On the Way to Deosai Plains ::
Shatung Pani
:: Shatung Pani ::
Bara Pani
:: Bara Pani ::
Sheosar Lake and Exit from Deosai
:: Sheosar Lake and Exit from Deosai ::