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A road to Chilam that leads to Deosai.

Deosai means Land of Giants. It is among the highest plateaus in the world. The Deosai National Park is above the tree line and at an average height of 4000 metres above sea level covers a vast area of almost 3,000 square kilometers. It is wolrd highest pleatue after Tibet

Between November and May - Deosai is snow-bound. In the summer months it is accessible from Skardu in the north and the Astore Valley in the west. Deosai Plains make up one of the last frontiers of natural habitat for the Himalayan brown bear that once roamed the mountains freely.

Picture taken by Suhaib

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