Deosai National Park is the second highest Plateau in the world after the Tibetan Plateau with an average elevation of 4,114 metres (13,497 ft) above sea level. It is situated in Skardu district of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. The area was designated by the Government of Pakistan, in 1993 as Deosai National Park for protection and conservation of the Himalayan Brown Bear whom species are critically endangered.
What is Plateau?
In earth science, a plateau is a flat or plain area, elevated above sea level (also called tableland) where low leaf also exists; means the elevation change across an area. Plateaus are classified based on where and how they form like Deosai National Park is a high altitude plateau because of its elevation.
Physical Features and wildlife
Deosai covers an area of 3000 sq km with the mixture of plains, hills, streams and hills, famous for its rich flora and fauna. Deosai National Park is the home of critically endangered brown bear, red fox, gray wolf, golden marmots, snow leopards, ladakh urial and over 124 resident and migratory birds including the golden eagle.
See & Do
Deosai is a protected area so tourists are not allowed to visit however certain zones are open for public.
Sheosar Lake is the highest lake in the world with the surface elevation of 4,142 metres (13,589 ft), the best time to visit the lake is in summer from June to early September.
Night camping at the Sheosar Lake will take you to an unseen wonderful world.
Deosai and Skardu Jeep Safari tour provide an opportunity to see world’s hidden wonders.
Trekking lover can trek to the site, taking 2 days from Skardu.
On the way to Deosai from Skardu, never miss the opportunity to explore the beauty Satpara Lake.
The best time to visit the site is from mid-June to September because of heavy snow falling during winters. There are two ways to access the Deosai National Park: one from Skardu takes 2 days if you are Trek lover, it can also be traveled by a Jeep taking one hour, the second way is from Astore, starts from Chilum Valley and runs through the Sheosar Lake.