Mintaka Pass Trek

From Sust over Misghar Valley

Zone

Level

Maximum Height

Month

Duration

Open

Moderate

4827 m

Jun-Oct

7 Days

The old and real silk route from China to India-subcontinent crossed the Mintaka Pass and came down the Misghar Valley to Hunza. A broad easy path still leads up through pastureland to this pass, ideal for a horse safari on the roof of the world. The pass is the central Asian watershed. Beyond it is the rolling high plateau of Central Asia.

Until the KKH was built across the Khunjerab Pass, the Mintaka Pass was the most popular route from Hunza to Tashkurgan; the KKH was built across the Khunjerab Pass because the Mintaka Pass lay too close the Afghan and then the Soviet borders.

7 days Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival Sust (Upper Hunza)
On arrival transfer to hotel and check in, overnight stay in hotel at Sust.

Day 02: Sust - Kalamdarchi
We will ride jeep up to Misghar and some seven kilometers above Misghar Village and onward trekking.
TreK: 2-3 hours (Tent)

Day 03: Kalamdarchi - Murkushi
We will walk up the shepherds huts to Murkushi.
Trek: 5-6 hours, distance 14km, altitude 3650m (Tent)

Day 04: Murkushi - GulKhwajaUween
This is a pleasant walk up the west bank of the Mintaka River is a grassy pasture.
Trek: 4-5 hours, altitude 4200m (Tent)

Day 05: GulKhwajaUween - Mintaka Pass - GulKhwajaUween
We will climb the remaining 500m to the Mintaka Pass as a day trip, don’t enter China.
Trek: 5-6 hours, climb 500m (Tent)

Day 06-07: GulKhwajaUween - Kalamdarchi - Sust

Today we will walk down to Kalamdarchi and onward jeep to Sust, overnight stay in hotel.
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