2016-07-15

15 JULY - Clean Up Caravan Deosai Chapter


CLEAN UP CARAVAN 

+ Mission

To work together with all Spheres of society raising awareness, encouraging action and advocating for a better environment that uplifts the livelihood of current and future generations.


+ Key Areas that Concern Us

- Sustainable Livelihoods
- Climate Change
- Environmental Governance
- Biodiversity


+ Partners

The cleanup caravan, Deosai Chapter is powered by Saiyah Travels Pakistan and Saiyu Travels Japan.


+ Details

Deosai National Park is a treeless wilderness at 4100 meter covering an area of 3000 sqkm,it is the 2nd largest plateau of the world, which is famous for its stunning views flora and fauna and the abode of Brown Bear The place was once untouched by the foreign eye, isolated from the outer world, which now receives thousands of local and foreign tourists each year, due to which the once majestic destination is now slowly deteriorating into rubble, all because of human activity. To safeguard this God gifted destination, Saiyah Travels Pakistan and Saiyu Travels Japan, with the collaboration of locals have launched Cleanup Caravan, Deosai Chapter. A programe which aims to collect the garbage, plastics and other toxics (which are biologically non-degradable) remediate environment.

Duration
July 15th To July 22nd


DURATION OF TOUR:-
7 Nights and 7 Days

Subsidized Price: Rs. 14,950/- (Islamabad to Islamabad)

Services Included

• Traveling from Islamabad to Islamabad.
• Fuel / Diesel.
• Toll Expenses.
• 4WD Willy Jeeps for personal Items crossing Deosai.
• Transport back up in case of break down without extra charges.
• Quality meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
• Services of Guides.
• Mess tents on sharing basis.
• Preliminary First Aid Box.

Services not Included
• Sleeping Bags
• Sleeping Mats

ITINERARY

July 15TH, 2016
DAY 00: Departure from Islamabad to Rama,


July 16TH, 2016
Day 01: Arrival Naran.
Breakfast at Naran.
Brief photo stop at Lulusar Lake, Babusar Pass.
Lunch at local restaurant in Gini.
Stop at hot spring.
View of Nanga Parabat.
Arrival at Astore.
Drive to Rama by jeep.
Dinner & camp.

July 17TH, 2016
Day 02: Rama – Sheosar Lake.

Breakfast at camp.
Cleaning walk will start from Chilam to Sheosar Lake
Departure to Sheosar Lake Via Deosai.
Arrival at Sheosar Lake.
Dinner & Camp night.

July 18TH, 2016
Day 03: Sheosar Lake – kala pani

Breakfast at Camp
Walk towards kala Pani
Arrival at Kala Pani
Lunch at Kalapani
Cleanup operation
Back to camp for overnight and dinner at Kalapani

July 19TH, 2016
Day 04: Kala Pani – Barapani

Breakfast at Campsite
Departure for Barapani
Cleanup operation
Lunch
Cleanup operation
Dinner
Overnight stay in camps

July 20TH, 2016
Day 05: Barapani - Skardu

Breakfast at Campsite
Cleanup operation
Lunch at camp
Departure towards Skardu
Dinner and overnight stay in Hotel

July 21ST, 2016
Day 06: Skardu - Chillas

Breakfast at Campsite
Departure for Chillas
Lunch at Local Restaurant
Drive onwards to Chillas
Dinner and Night stay in Hotel.

July 22ND, 2016
Day 07: Chillas - Islamabad

Breakfast at Hotel
Departure for Naraan
Breif stops at Lulusar, Pyala Lake, Jalkhad Meadow, Naraan bazaar
Lunch at Balakot
Drive onwards to Islamabad.

Please fill the following online registeration form
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1K85Vw7-bHQwgej-3H6wC6U1LN8i-70eqLT6IeY6s6nE/edit

Final list of participants will be contacted after short listing from the list
Please note that no one will be entertained without registration

PAYMENT PROCEDURE:
Confirm your booking with 50% in advance before

Bank Account Details
Standard Chartered Bank
Account Title = SAIYAH
Account Number= 08-4011821-02
Branch= I-8 Markaz Islamabad

For bookings and details : 0514861232 , 0514861233, 03345101659

Geography
The Deosai National Park is located in between Skardu, Gultari, Kharmang and Astore Valley, in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Northern Pakistan, majority of which falls in Skardu district. Deosai National Park falls in Skardu Baltistan and has an average elevation of 4,114 metres (13,497 ft) above sea level, making the Deosai Plains one of the highest plateaus in the world. The park protects an area of 3,000 square kilometres (1,200 sq mi). It is well known for its rich flora and fauna of the Karakoram-West Tibetan Plateau alpine steppe eco region. In spring, it is covered by sweeps of wildflowers and a wide variety of butterflies. Deosai is second highest plateau after Chang Thang Plateau Tibet.
The soils of this area are severely eroded, of a coarser nature and mixed with gravel and stones of various material and sizes. In flat areas between mountains, soil is deep with marshy vegetation.

Foundations
The Deosai National Park was established in 1993 to protect the survival of the Himalayan brown bear and its habitat. Having long been a prize kill for poachers and hunters, the bear now has a hope for survival in Deosai where its number has increased from only 19 in 1993 to 40 in 2005. During the last decade, a few but effective measures have been taken by the Government of Pakistan for the survival of brown bear in the region. In 1993, Himalayan Wildlife Project was founded with a substantial financial support from international environmental concerns. But the brown bear is still under threat.

Flora & Fauna
The Deosai Plains are also home to the Himalayan ibex, red fox, golden marmot locally called Phia, gray wolf, the Ladakh urial, the snow leopard, and over 124 resident and migratory birds. Birds in the park include the golden eagle, lammergeier, griffon vulture, laggar falcon, peregrine falcon, kestrel, sparrowhawk and snowcock. The following species are found in Deosai Artemisia maritima, Polygonum affine, Thalictrum alpinum, Bromus oxyodon, Saxifraga flagellaris, Androsace mucronifolia, Aster flaccidus, Barbarea vulgaris, Artemisia maritima, Agropyron longearistatum, Nepeta connate, Carex cruenta, Ranaculyus laetus, Arenaria neelgerrensis, Astrogalus leucophylla, Polygonum amplexinade, Echinop nivetus, Seria chrysanthenoides, Artemisia maritima, Dracocephalum nutsus, Anapalas contorta, Chrysopogon echinulatus, and Dianthus crinitus. There were also observed some medicinal plants which are locally famous i.e. Thymu linearis (Reetumburuk), Saussures lappa (kuth), Ephedra intimedia (Say), Viola canescens (Skora-mindoq), Dracocephalum muristanicum (Shamdun) and Artemisia maritima (Bursay) etc. are used as traditional drug therapies.