2016-07-16

16 JULY - Trek to Concordia, Hub of the Karakoram



K2 The mountain of the mountains


Reporting time : 04:30 & breakfast will be served at the same 
time.
Daprure at 05:00 hours 

Day 1, Drive to Chilas passing Abbottabad ,Manshera, Thakot and Besham Where Lunch will be served and continue drive to Chilas for Over night Stay (L & D)

Day 2,Drive to Skardu ( 2,300 m ): It is very fascinating drive along the Roaring River Indus. overnight in hotel (( B,L,D)

Day 3, Askolie (3,300 m ): Camp, jeep drive. It takes about Five to six hours to drive from Skardu to Askoli over night in camp ( B,L,D)

Day 4, Jula (3,200 m ): Trek begins. The walk from Askoli to Jula is on an simple gentle plain and can be done in 6 to 8 hours. We cross the snout of the Biafo Glacier on the way. ( B,L,D)

Day 5, Bardumal (3,350 m ):Trek, river crossing. We follow the Braldu and the Biaho rivers to a river’s edge campsite. Depending upon the time it takes for the crossing, the walk can take 5 hours. ( B,L,D)

Day 6, Paiyu (3,450 m ): Camp, trek. This takes about 4 hours of walking and will give us our first sight of the mighty Baltoro Glacier and the Trango Tower and Cathedrals Group. Paiyu is the last campsite before the Baltoro... ( B,L,D)

Day 7, Khoburse (3,939 m ): Camp, trek on Baltoro Glacier. Six to eight hours of walking. A tough day as we climb on the rocky moraines of the Baltoro, the sight of Baltoro pinnacles and Paiyu Peak is amazing ( B,L,D)

Day 8, , Urdukas (4,050 m ): Camp, Baltoro Glacier. A short 4 hour plus walk on the rocky moraines We will cross couple of icy side glaciers on the way and may have our first sight of Broad Peak and the Gasherbrums. The historical campsite is located on a grassy slope high above the Baltoro and commands one of the most intense mountain views in this world. ( B,L,D)

Day 9, Goro II (4,300 m 14,100 ft): Camp, Baltoro Glacier. This is a tough day’s walk on the undulating Baltoro.. It takes about 8 hours to get to Goro II.Gasherbrum 4 right in front of us. Goro is a cold campsite! ( B,L,D)

Day 10, Concordia (4,650 m 14,925 ft): Camp, Baltoro Glacier. An easy 6 hour walk. As we enter the Throne Room of the Mountain Gods and see K2 emerging on our left, we feel that we have arrived at a very special place on the earth. For many, it is lifelong goal A place of superlatives and without any parallels! ( B,L,D)

Day 11, Concordia (4,650 m 14,925): Camp, rest, explore base camps. You can just sit and watch K2 all day long with hot tea Or you can go on a long whole day tiring trip to K2 Base Camp (5,200 m.); or go the other way towards the Gasherbrum peaks. ( B,L,D)

Day 12: Reserve day at concordia (incase of cloudy weather)

Day 13, Goro I (4,200 m 14,100 ft): Camp, Baltoro Glacier. Return to Goro camp site. ( B,L,D)

Day 14 Return to Khoburste ( B,L,D)

Day 15, Paiyu (3,450 m 12,025 ft): Camp, trek. We return to Paiyu camp site ( B,L,D)

Day 16 Julla (3,200 m 11,650 ft): Camp, trek. We stop at Julla which is the place of crossing the Domurdo River. We do not stop at Bardumal on the way down. ( B,L,D)

Day 17 Askoli (3,300 m 10,820 ft): Camp, trek. We return to the Askoli! ( B,L,D)
Day 18, Skardu ( 2,300 m 8,200 ft): Hotel, jeep drive. We return to have a hot shower and a comfortable bed!

Day 19 Drive To Islamabad Chilas ( B,L,D)

Day 20 Drive back to Islamabad via babausar pass

Package price : Rs. 117000/- head on sharing basis

contact 051-4861231,4861232,4861233 or 03374861234

Package Includes:
• Accommodation on sharing basis.
• All meals staying in hotels and during trekking.
• Air conditioned transport for Islamabad to Skardu to Islamabad 4x4 wheel drive (Jeeps) for Skardu to Askoli .
• All kind of kitchen equipment including kitchen, mess and toilet tents along with tables and stools.
• Personal baggage up to 20kg during trek.
• Sleeping bags ,member tents (sharing basis ) Safety rope.
• Tour guide who has Affluent Experience of the area.
Terms & Conditions:
• Advance 15% payment to be made as tour confirmation.
• Advance 100% payment to be made minimum 30 days before tour start.
• Hotels may be changed, however any change will be on equivalent basis.
• Itinerary is subject to change due to weather or other forced majeure situations the tour guide decision will be final .
• The company will not be liable for any damage caused by forced majeure situations.

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

Cancellation & Refund Policy:
• 10 % cancellation charges if tour is cancelled within 25 days before the tour schedule.
• There will be 50% cancellation charges if tour is cancelled within 15 days of tour starting date.
• 100% cancellation with in 07 days of tour starting date or such a justified reason which is acceptable to the company.

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.

2016-07-11

11 JULY - 05 Days Deosai Experience


05 Days Experience to Deosai 
11 - 16 July 4 Nights / 05 Days


PACKAGE COST (ISLAMABAD):-
• PKR 23000/- per person cost (Islamabad)
• PKR 25000/- per person cost (Lahore)

DURATION OF TOUR:-
4 Nights and 5 Days

WHAT YOU HAVE PAID FOR:-

• Traveling from Islamabad to Islamabad
• Fuel / Diesel
• Toll Expenses
• 4WD Willy Jeeps for crossing Deosai
• Transport back up in case of break down without extra charges
• Quality meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
• Services of Guides
• Hotel Accommodation / Tents on triple sharing basis
• Music Night
• Bonfire
• Preliminary First Aid Box

ITINERARY
July 11TH, 2016
DAY 00: Departure from Islamabad to Rama,

July 12TH, 2016
Day 01: Arrival Naran
➢ Breakfast (Paratha, Egg, Milk Tea) at Naran
➢ Visit of Lulusar Lake
➢ Brief photo stop at Babusar Pass
➢ Lunch (menu to be decided by management) at local restaurant in Gini
➢ Stop at hot spring
➢ View of Nanga Parabat
➢ Arrival at Astore
➢ Drive to Rama by jeep
➢ Dinner (Chicken vegetables with brawn sauce, Garlic rice, Pasta alla arabiata, Apple cabbage salad, Milk tea, Drinking water)
➢ Night Stay at Hotel / camp

July 13TH, 2016
Day 02: Rama – Sheosar Lake
➢ Breakfast (Halwa, puri, allo ki bujia, achari piaz
Milk tea) at camp
➢ Visit / Hike to Rama Lake
➢ Lunch (Chicken qorma, Chicken masala rice, Fresh salad, Drinking water) at Camp
➢ Departure to Sheosar Lake Via Deosai
➢ Arrival at Sheosar Lake
➢ Bonfire & Musical Night
➢ Dinner (Chicken hyd handi, Sersoo ka saag, Plan rice, Green tea, Drinking water )
➢ Night at Camp

July 14TH, 2016
Day 03: Sheosar Lake – Bara Pani
➢ Breakfast (Halwa, puri.lahori chany achari piaz, Milk tea) at Camp
➢ One hour walk towards Bara Pani with several photographs
➢ Arrival at Bara Pani
➢ Lunch (Chicken biriyani, Kachumer salad, Raita) at Camp Site
➢ Departure for Brown Bear sighting
➢ Back to camp for overnight and dinner (Chicken malai boti, Mix vegetables, Mint raita, Chapatti, Soft drinks)
➢ Bonfire & Music Night

July 15TH, 2016
Day 04: Bara Pani – Chillas
➢ Breakfast at Camp
➢ Departure for Brown Bear sighting
➢ Drive back to Astore
➢ Lunch
➢ Drive to Chillas
➢ Photostops
➢ Arrival at Chillas and transfer to Shangrilla for dinner and overnight

July 16TH, 2016
Day 05: Chillas - Islamabad
➢ Breakfast (Halwa ,puri, bujia ,pikles onion, mlik tea) at Hotel
➢ Departure for Naraan
➢ Photostop at Lulusar, Pyala Lake, Jalkhad Meadow, Naraan bazaar
➢ Lunch (Chicken Karhai, Mixed Vegetable, Chapati, Soft Drinks) at Balakot
➢ Drive onwards to Islamabad

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

2016-07-02

02 July Khanpur Cliff Jumping at Khanpur Lake



CLIFF JUMPING AT KHANPUR LAKE WITH IFTAR & DINNER 

PRICE COST:-
PKR: - 1,950/- Per Person

WHAT YOU HAVE PAID FOR:-
• Luxury Transport 
• Transport Fuel (diesel) 
• Toll Taxes
• Backup Transport in case of breakdown of transport
• Iftar
• Dinner
• Activities
• Services of Guide, Chef and Waiters
• Preliminary First Aid Box

Gathering Time: 1:00 PM
Departure Time: 1:30 PM


ACTIVITIES (INCLUDED IN PRICE):-

• Cliff Diving
(Includes life jacket, boat charges and
safety)
• Boating
• Water Valley ball

ACTIVITIES LIST:-
Jet Ski: 1,000/- (Long Round)
500/- (Small Round)
Banana Boating: 600/-
Wake Tubing: 750/-

NOTE: - Activities are not included in the price, as price list of activities has been mentioned above so that participants can avail these activities of their own choice.

IFTAR:-

Dates (khajoor)
Chicken Spring Roll
Vegetable Samosa
Pakora
Fruit Chat
Roh e Afza
Lemonade

DINNER:-

Chicken Tiikka.
Mix Vegetable.
Beef Seekh Kabab.
Mint Raita.
Fresh Green Salad,
Verity of Nan
Rice Pudding
Soft Drink
Tea

PAYMENT PROCEDURE:-
confirm your booking with 50% in advance

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

FOR FURTHER DETAIL PLEASE CONTACT
051-4861231, 4861232, 0333-4861233