Forest, Wildlife & Environment Department Government of Gilgit-Baltistan

About Deosai National Park

Deosai National Park (35,018930N, 75.414393E) is located in south east of Skardu. It covers an area of 3,58,400 hectares. Deosai National Park is located where two biogeographical provinces merge, in the Himalayan and Karakorum-Pamir highlands. It was designated as a national park in 1993 with the primary objective of protection and conservation of the Himalayan Brown Bear (Ursus arctos Isabellinus).

Map Of Deosai National Park, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Dominant Wildlife and Biodiversity

The park is part of the Conservation International Himalayan Biodiversity Hotspot and contains a rich variety of species including a population of Tibetan wolf (Canis lupus chanco), Himalayan ibex (Capra ibex sibrica), Tibetan red fox (Vulpus vulpus montana) and Golden marmots (Marmota caudata). The waters of the Deosai plateau are home to the local snow trout which reach enormous size. The park lies within the Birdlife International’s Western Himalaya Endemic Bird Area and is important as a resting place and breeding ground of residential and migratory birds of international importance. The flora of Deosai is influenced by four major floristic elements: Boreoalpine and Circumpolar; the Euro- Siberian; Southern European/ Mediterranean and Siberian- Mongolian and is home to hundreds of species of medicinal and aromatic plants. In the Spring season it is covered by sweeps of wildflowers and a wide variety of rare butterflies.

Dominant Fauna


Tibetan wolf
Himalayan ibex
red fox
Golden marmots
Himalayan Brown Bear
Snow Leopard
Stone Martin
Altai Mountain Weasel.


Dominant Flora


Artemisia maritimaPolygonum affineThalictrum alpinum, Bromus oxyodon, Saxifraga flagellaris, Androsace mucronifolia, Aster flaccidus, Barbarea vulgarisArtemisia 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

Vegetation Zones

Alpine zone
sub alpine zone
sub-tropical zone
dry temperate zone
montane zone

Major Landmarks / Peaks / Lakes

Sheosar lake

Deosai plains

Sarsangari lake

Potential Activities for tourists/visitors

Hiking and trekking

Wildlife sighting

Bird watching


Nature camps

Study tours