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“Trout Fishing Paradise Pakistan “
If your idea of a dream vacation includes trout fishing in some of the most a picturesque surroundings in the world, PAKISTAN is the place for you. Northern land of Pakistan offers excellent trout fishing from May to September, against awesome backdrop of towering mountains, vast undulating valleys are dotted with scores of serenely placid lakes and cress-cross by turbulent rivers, fast flowing streams and whispering brooks. The trout (brown trout that is Salmo trutta) species was introduced in Gilgit from Europe by political officers in 1916. It has large scales, thickly spotted dark and red spots on the sides.

Northern Areas includes the District of Gilgit, Skardu, Diamir and etc which are as a whole forms an integrated part of the old Jammu and Kashmir state extending from the Kilik and Mintika Passes in the north and the Shandur Pass in the West. It occupies the inner Himalayan, Hindukush and Karakoram ranges traversed by numerous ridges which are parallel to each other forming valleys in between which are the centres of inhabitation -- the area as whole is very mountainous and rugged.

You will visit places whose virgin beauty will hold you spellbound. Nature magnificence in its raw, unspoiled form and that includes the people inhabiting these regions, friendly and gentle but shy. These tours will give you opportunity to see the nature and culture of mountain people in the north of Pakistan.

Pakistan is an action-oriented destination. There is so much to see and experience that you need to plan what to include and what to exclude in your tour itinerary. If jeep safari puts you on a high, fishing keeps you firmly on the ground. Pakistan promises to offer you both.

Pakistan has a number of fishing tour destinations that you can visit on your tour to Pakistan. Fishing tours are not only offering you the charm of the outdoors activity but takes you close to some beautiful destinations. Many of these destinations besides offering gurgling streams and rivers also present beautiful scenery.

Fishing for Mahaseer and trout are two exciting activities in Pakistan. The northern mountain streams offer wonderful opportunity for trout fishing. Some of the finest destinations for trout fishing include Kaghan, Swat, Baltistan and Ghizer. In Gilgit, the streams and lakes are great source of trout fish. There are a number of places in and around Gilgit that you can visit for trout fishing. Kargah Nullah, which is 10 kilometers from Gilgit is wonderful destination to enjoying trout fishing. Other wonderful places that you can visit for fishing from Gilgit include Singal, 56 kilometers from Gilgit, Phandar, and 117 kilometers from Gilgit and Singal 56 kilometers from Gilgit.

Kaghan is another exciting place that you can visit for fishing. The Kunhar River is an ideal spot to fish for trout and mahaseer. In fact the trout fish in Kaghan is considered best in the sub continent. Lake Saif-ul-Muluk in Kaghan valley is worth trying for fishing.

Tour to Pakistan brings you complete information on various tourist destinations in Pakistan. Tour to Pakistan promises to offer you all the help to make your tour to Pakistan an exciting and memorable affair.

The trout fishing spots in the North of Pakistan:

Kaghan Valley:
Kaghan Valley has some of Pakistan’s best trout fishing and six authorized reaches in the Naran locality.

Kalam Valley:
In Kalam Valley there are many well-known spots for fishing. MAHODAND means “Lake of fishes”. The lake is surrounded by Pine trees and beautiful grassy meadows. The KUNDALU LAKE is between Utror and Gabral and excellent for Trout fishing.

Phunder:
PHANDUR LAKE is magnificent with the Ghizer River. The lake is situated at the altitude of about 2800m, is well-stocked with trout. The HANDRAP LAKE is also well-known for its trout fishing which is situated at west of Phunder.  

Skardu:
SATPARA LAKE is situated 8km south of Skardu town. Satpara Lake is beautiful lake in Skardu and also well-stocked with trout fishes.
There are also many well-known spots in Northern Areas of Pakistan, like Rama Lake in Astore and Deoasi Plateau (highest plateau in the world) and in Chitral Valley for trout fishing.
Hunza Adventure Tours could arrange the fishing tours in these areas of Pakistan in natural atmosphere pertaining to your particular interest. You may also discover the nature around and meet the local people of these areas.

Trout Fishing Tours to the Northern Areas of Pakistan:

BROWN TROUT (Salmo trutta):
The species was introduced in Gilgit from Europe by political officers in 1916. It has large scales, thickly spotted dark and red spots on the sides. The body is short but stout, suitable altitude for its culture is about 1 000 m above sea level. The fish becomes adult after two years and breeds in natural waters. In hatcheries it can be made to spawn by stripping which is quite successful. Its fecundity is about 1 500 eggs. Due to low temperature, its incubation period extends from 40 to 70 days. In Saif-ul-Maluk Lake (Kaghan Valley) the fish has reached 7 kg. Trout is a tasty fish, sometimes considered a delicacy. It is also a game fish caught with zeal by anglers. It usually reaches a total length of about 45 cm. Being carnivorous, the fish feeds upon a variety of aquatic animals including small fish.There are brown trout hatcheries at Hosho, Kargah and Chilas in Gilgit and Skardu areas.

RAINBOW TROUT (Oncorhynchus mykiss):
Rearing of this fish is easier than that of brown trout. It can tolerate a higher water temperature, is less carnivorous and grows faster. Its hatching time is 33 days (Hussain, 1994). It sometimes escapes from culture and enters open waters (Hussain, 1997). Rainbow trout was first introduced in NWFP during 1928 (ADB, 1984).

BROWN TROUT (Salmo trutta):
The species was introduced in Gilgit from Europe by political officers in 1916. It has large scales, thickly spotted dark and red spots on the sides. The body is short but stout, suitable altitude for its culture is about 1 000 m above sea level. The fish becomes adult after two years and breeds in natural waters. In hatcheries it can be made to spawn by stripping which is quite successful. Its fecundity is about 1 500 eggs. Due to low temperature, its incubation period extends from 40 to 70 days. In Saif-ul-Maluk Lake (Kaghan Valley) the fish has reached 7 kg. Trout is a tasty fish, sometimes considered a delicacy. It is also a game fish caught with zeal by anglers. It usually reaches a total length of about 45 cm. Being carnivorous, the fish feeds upon a variety of aquatic animals including small fish.There are brown trout hatcheries at Hosho, Kargah and Chilas in Gilgit and Skardu areas.

RAINBOW TROUT (Oncorhynchus mykiss):
Rearing of this fish is easier than that of brown trout. It can tolerate a higher water temperature, is less carnivorous and grows faster. Its hatching time is 33 days (Hussain, 1994). It sometimes escapes from culture and enters open waters (Hussain, 1997). Rainbow trout was first introduced in NWFP during 1928 (ADB, 1984).

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hatp Itinerary 1

Day 1 ISLAMABAD
 Arrival to Islamabad airport and transfer to the hotel, evening sightseeing of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Overnight at hotel. 
Day 2 ISLAMABAD - SKARDU Fly to Skardu, Spend rest of the day visiting various places in skardu,including forts.Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 SKARDU / SATPARA LAKE Satpara Lake, eight kilometer south of Skardu, is 20 minutes driver or 2-hrs steep walk. Fishing is done here whole day. Overnight at the camps. 
Day 4 SKARDU / SATPARA LAKE Full-day fishing.
Day 5 SKARDU - DEOSAI Drive to Deosai Plateau about 25-km up from Satpara Lake. Overnight in the camps at the bank of Deosai Lake. 
Day 6 DEOSAI Full-day fishing.
Day 7 DEOSAI - SKARDU Drive back to Skardu overnight at hotel.
Day 8 SKARDU / SHIGAR VALLEY Full-day excursion to Shigar Valley and back to Skardu for overnight at hotel.
Day 9 SKARDU - HUNZA Departure for Hunza Valley 8-9hrs drives, overnight at hotel in Karimabad.  
Day 10 HUNZA / KARIMABAD Sightseeing in karimabad, visit to Baltit and Altit Forts, at the evening drive or walk to Duikar ,Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 HUNZA - PUNIAL Drive to Punial 5-6hrs/camp 
Day 12 PHANDER Continue to Phander 6-7hrs/camp 
Day 13 PHUNDER Full-day fishing at Phunder Lake 
Day 14 PHUNDER - CHITRAL Proceed to Chitral 7-8hrs via Shandur Pass 3800m.Overnight at hotel.
Day 15 CHITRAL / LOTKUH RIVER Fishing at Lotkuh River 
Day 16 CHITRAL / KELASH VALLEY Drive to Kalash valley, overnight at hotel or camp 
Day 17 CHITRAL Drive back to Chitral/hotel 
Day 18 CHITRAL - SWAT VALLEY Continue to Swat via Loweri Pass 3200m, which offers the excellent views of Dorsh Valley on a side and Dir on other side. Overnight at hotel
Day 19 SWAT VALLEY - PESHAWAR Proceed to Peshawar via Taket-Bahi, overnight at hotel 
Day 20 ISLAMABAD / TAXILA Continue to Islamabad 3-4hrs drive, en-route visit to Taxila. Overnight at hotel 
Day 21 ISLAMABAD - DESTINATION Flight back to destination.  
   
hatp Itinerary 2
Day 01 ISLAMABAD
Arrival to Islamabad airport and transfer to the hotel, sightseeing of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
Day 02 ISLAMABAD - BALAKOT
Drive to Balakot 5-6hrs drives, overnight at hotel.
Day 03 BALAKOT - NARAN
Continue to Naran Valley/hotel.
Day 04 NARAN / KUNHAR RIVER
Full-day fishing in the Kunhar River and in various lakes.
Day 05 KHUNHAR RIVER
Full-day fishing.
Day 06 SAIF-UL-MULUK
Full-day to Saiful Muluk Lake, about 10-km from Naran, is 3200m high providing an awe-inspiring view of Malik Parbat.
Day 07 NARAN - CHILAS
Continue to Chilas via Babu Sar Pass 4150m high and is the gateway to Gilgit. You may catch a glimpse of the towering Nanga Parbat 8125m and this is the highest point, which marks the end of Naran Valley. Overnight at hotel in Chilas.
Day 08 CHILAS - ASTORE
Drive to Astore Valley 2150m and camp at Rama Lake.
Day 09 ASTORE / RAMA LAKE
Fishing at Rama Lake/camp.
Day 10 ASTORE - TARISHING
Departure for TarIshing and overnight at camps.
Day 11 TARISHING - DEOSAI
Continue to Deosai Lake/camp.
Day 12 DEOSAI
Full-day fishing.
Day 13 DEOSAI - SKARDU
Drive to Satpara Lake/camp.
Day 14 SKARDU / SATPARA LAKE
Fishing in Satpara Lake.
Day 15 SKARDU / SATPARA
Fishing in Satpara Lake and evening drive to Skardu for overnight at hotel.
Day 16 SKARDU - ISLAMABAD
Fly to Islamabad
Day 17 ISLAMABAD / MURREE
Full-day excursion to Taxila or Murree and back to Islamabad for overnight.
Day 18 ISLAMABAD - DESTINATION
Flight back to destination. 
   
hatp Itinerary 3
Day 01 ISLAMABAD
Arrival to Islamabad and transfer to the hotel, sightseeing in Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 SKARDU
Fly to Skardu, nearly one hour mountain flight, transfer to the hotel, sightseeing of Skardu at the evening time.
Day 03 SKARDU / SATPARA LAKE
Fishing at Satpara Lake/camp.
Day 04 SKARDU / SATPARA LAKE
Fishing at Satpara Lake/camp.
Day 05 SKARDU - GILGIT
Drive to Gilgit 6-7hrs drive, overnight at hotel.
Day 06 GILGIT - PHUNDER
Continue to Phunder/camp.
Day 07 PHUNDER
Full-day fishing in the Phunder Lake.
Day 08 PHUNDER
Fishing
Day 09 PHUNDER - CHITRAL
Proceed to Chitral via Shandur Pass/hotel.
Day 10 CHITRAL / LOTKUH RIVER
Full-day fishing in Lotkuh River/hotel.
Day 11 CHITRAL / KELASH VALLEY
Excursion to Kalash Valley and back to Chitral.
Day 12 CHITRAL - SWAT VALLEY
Drive to Swat Valley/hotel
Day 13 SWAT VALLEY - ISLAMABAD
Drive to Islamabad via Taket-Bahi and Taxila.
Day 14 ISLAMABAD - DESTINATION
Departure from Islamabad, drop to the airport.
   



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