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 KPK during 1928 (ADB, 1984).
- Day-01 ISLAMABAD Arrival to Islamabad airport and transfer to the hotel, evening sightseeing of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Overnight at hotel.
Day-02 ISLAMABAD - SKARDU Fly to Skardu, Spend rest of the day visiting various places in skardu,including forts.Overnight at hotel.
Day-03 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-04 SKARDU / SATPARA LAKE Full-day fishing
Day-05 SKARDU - DEOSAI Drive to Deosai Plateau about 25-km up from Satpara Lake. Overnight in the camps at the bank of Deosai Lake.
Day-06 DEOSAI Full-day fishing
Day-07 DEOSAI - SKARDU Drive back to Skardu overnight at hotel
Day-08 SKARDU / SHIGAR VALLEY Full-day excursion to Shigar Valley and back to Skardu for overnight at hotel
Day-09 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.