Banak Pass Trek

Zone

Level

Maximum Height

Month

Duration

Open

Technical

4964 m

July-August

6 Days

Banak Pass is difficult and only for experienced trekkers with rope, crampons and ice axe.
6 Days Itinerary:

Day 01: Skardu
After meet and assist at airport we will be transferred to hotel and check in. Afternoon we will go for half day jeep excursion to Shigar Valley. Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.

Day 02: Skardu - Kachura - Stakchun
We will take jeeps for Kachura (30 minutes’ drive from Skardu). From there we will start our trek to Stakchun. Camp by the river.
Trek: 5 hours (Tent)

Day 03: Stakchun - Shepherds’ Settlement
After a long we will reach the valley divides, left to the Alampir Pass (5030m) and right to the Banak Pass (4964m) and Astor.
Trek: 5-6 hours (Tent)

Day 04: Shepherds’ Settlement - Base Camp
After quite a good walk we will reach base camp (4200m). We will camp here and explore and prepare for the following day.
Trek: 4-5 hours (Tent)

Day 05: Base Camp - Cross Banak Pass - The Pastures
Today we will go for technical trek as fresh snow makes walking difficult. After crossing pass we will camp in pastures with the grazing cows.
Trek: 5-6 hours (Tent)

Day 06: The Pastures - Astore - Gilgit/ Chilas
After 4 hours walk we will reach Jeep road to Astore and from there we will ride on jeeps to Gilgit or Chilas (depends on final itinerary further with other valleys). On arrival transfer to hotel and check in.Overnight stay in hotel.
*It is recommended to add Hunza Valley with this tour and for that we can furbish new itinerary up on request.

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