Trekking in Skardu

Trekking in Skardu – Trekking in Pakistan and trekking in Gilgit Baltistan is top attraction for trekkers. Skardu is Pakistan’s mountaineering center, the starting point for expeditions up the Baltoro Glacier to K2, Broad Peak, the Gasherbrums and other famous peaks. Many of Pakistan’s most spectacular treks are to the base camps of these giants.

Trekking in Skardu offers many famous treks. Baltistan (Skardu) has been variously described as “little Tibet”, “the roof of the world”. Its average height above sea level is 2300m with little rainfall. On its east lies Ladakh, in the west Gilgit, in the south Indian Kashmir and in north Sinkiang. The place has a cool and bracing climate. In summer it attracts a large number of trekkers and mountaineers from all over the world and rightly it is called mountaineers paradise. It is unique in the world from its collection of lofty peaks, including K-2 the world’s second highest and huge glaciers like Baltoro and Siachen. Despite the remoteness of the region, it appears it has been settled by numerous nationalities arriving from all points of the compass. Aryan herdsmen arrived from the north, Buddhist came via Silk Road up the Indus, adventurers from Humza made their way via Hispar glacier, and Tibetans entered the country from Ladakh via Shyok and Indus rivers.

Banak Pass Trek (Trekking in Skardu)

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. End of Banak Pass Trek and trekking in Skardu

*It is recommended to add Hunza Valley with this tour and for that we can furbish new itinerary up on request.

Basho Valley Trek (Trekking in Skardu)

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. End of Basho Valley Trek and trekking in Skardu

*It is recommended to add Hunza Valley with this tour and for that we can furbish new itinerary up on request.

 

Biafo Glacier over Hispar Pass to Hunza (Trekking in Skardu)

Zone Level Maximum Height Month Duration
Restricted Strenuous 5151 m July-September 22 Days

Biafo Hispar Trek, a river of pure white driven snow, less vast only than Snow Lake below, bounded on either side by chains of lofty nameless “Snow Kings” – Workman 1905. First it was explored by Sir Martin Conway in 1892. Later, the Workman Brothers in 1905 & further discoveries were made by Eric Shipton in 1939. The highlight of this trek is a great traverse across the Biafo-Hispar Glaciers – the longest ice corridor on earth, 116 Kms long. Our goal is LukpoLawo or the “Snow Lake” the biggest junction of glaciers on Earth, located north – East of these two gigantic glaciers. Encircled by unexplored & unnamed lofty peaks, it has a breath taking spectacle. The Workmans called Snow Lake “A huge basin of ice & snow that seemed in no way of this world.”

BiafoHispar Trek is a difficult trek and requires glacier experience, harness and rope, a skilled guide and fully equipped porters. It is about 130 kms from Askole to Nagar.

22 Days Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival Islamabad
On arrival meet and assist at airport and then transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad.

Day 02: Islamabad – Skardu (By Air)
Early morning flight to Skardu (flights are subject to weather), if unable to fly we will depart for Skardu by road with overnight stay at Chilas. Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.

Day 03:Skardu
In case of flight has operated we will go for sightseeing tour of Skardu and in case no flight, the day will be used for over land travel from Chilas to Skardu (total drive is 22 – 24 hrs from Islamabad to Skardu). Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.

Day 04: Skardu – Askole
After breakfast we will embark jeeps for a full day ride on a winding jeep trail to Askole – The last inhabitance on our way to the Great Glaciers. (Tent)

Day 05: Askole – Namla
From Askole we will take normal route to Baltoro glacier starts from Askole village, it takes about 4-6 hours to reach Askole from here. We will turn west onto the Biafo Glacier – a huge river of ice 63 Km long which descends from the central peaks of the Karakoram & flows East into the Braldu Valley at a point about 10 Kms east of Askole. A short ascent over the left moraine to descend onto a camping site called Namla. Walk: 03 – 04 Hourss, Grade: Easy, Altitude: 3374 m. (Tent)

Day 06: Namla – Mango
This is short & moderate trek on the glacier to Mango.
Walk: 03- 04 Hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 3235 – 3639 m. (Tent)

Day 07: Mango – Baintha
Today will be longer walk on somewhat difficult trail. We will camp near the junction of Biafo-Baintha Glaciers. Walk: 05-06 hrs, Grade: Strenuous, Altitude: 4428 m. (Tent)

Day 08: Baintha – Simgang
We will trek on the crevassed Biafo to Simgang-Biafo junction. A hard & long day rewarded with breathtaking views of dozens of nameless peaks from 5060 m to SosbunBrakk 6413 m. Walk: 06-07 Hrs, Grade: Strenuous, Altitude: 4472 m. (Tent)

Day 09: Simgang – Snow Lake
This will be a strenuous walking day so far but the most rewarding and perhaps the most memorable day of your life. Cruising first the crevassed glacier & later the upper ice flow, follow the footsteps of Conway, Shipton and Workmans’ to reach SNOW LAKE. The workmans, on their first sight of this magical place were bound to declare it “A huge basin of ice & snow that seemed in no way of this world”.
Walk: 04-05 Hrs, Grade: Strenuous, Altitude: 4950 m. (Tent)

Day 10: Snow Lake
Depending on the physical ability & interests of the group we have allowed one day for exploration & minor climbs around the Snow Lake, meanwhile our porters will ferry the excess equipment & food across the Hispar Pass. (Tent)

Day 11: Snow Lake – Hispar Pass
Today we will begin our outbound trek. A moderate descend to the Hispar base camp. Walk: 4-5 Hrs, Grade: Strenuous, Altitude: 4875 m. (Tent)

Day 12: Hispar Pass Crossing
We will early rise to undertake an “Alpine Ramble” across the Hispar Pass 5151m. The trekkers must possess the basics & some experience of using ice axe, crampons & self-arresting techniques. Good physique is mandatory. Descend to the base of the pass for overnight. Climb : 07 – 08 hrs, Grade: Alpine, Altitude: 5151 to 4880 m. (Tent)

Day 13: Hispar Base – KhaniBasha
Trekking under the shadows of TahRutum&Balchish Groups 5952 M to 6651 m, we will descend the crevassed Hispar to KhaniBasha Glacier and camp for the night. Walk: 03-04 Hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 4650 m. (Tent)

Day 14: KhaniBasha – Hargtum
We will walk to the base of Hargtum Peak and camp near ShirinChush opposite to the PumariChush Glacier. Walk: 03-04 Hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: Approx 4575 m. (Tent)

Day 15: Hargtum – Turman
Traversing the PumariChush Glacier we will camp at Turman. Walk: 03-04 Hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 3860 m. (Tent)

Day 16: Turman – Hispar Village
We will trek to the newly made jeep trail of the Hispar village which is a spectacular and the last village of the Nagar. This spectacular valley domains blossoming fruit orchards & multi terraced fields irrigated by the rich mineral laden waters of the Hispar, Trivor, Barpu, Bualtar& the Silkiang Glaciers. Walk: 05-06 Hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 2300 m.

Day 17: Hispar Village – Karimabad
After breakfast we will drive for Karimabad. Up on arrival we will be transferred to hotel and check in. Afternoon will be free at leisure or go for a walk around. Overnight stay in hotel at Karimabad.

Day 18: Karimabad
After breakfast we will visit Baltit fort and later on we will proceed to Attabad Lake for cruise excursion (16 kms) alongside KKH. Overnight stay in hotel at Karimabad.

Day 19:  Karimabad – Chilas
After breakfast we will depart for Chilas, en route lunchstop at Gilgit, will also visit local bazaar. On arrival transfer to hotel and check in. Afternoon, we will visit KargahBhuddha and Gilgit Bazaar. Overnight stay in hotel at Chilas.

Day 20: Chilas – Islamabad/ Rawalpindi
Early morning we will depart for Islamabad, en route see rock drawings at Shatial. Overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad.

Day 21: Islamabad
After breakfast we will go for de-briefing at Ministry of Tourism and later on sightseeing tour of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad.

Day 22: Islamabad – Flight Out
Transfer to airport for flight back home. End of Biafo Glacier over Hispar Pass to Hunza and trekking in Skardu

 

Deosai Plateau Trek (Trekking in Skardu)

Zone Level Maximum Height Month Duration
Open Easy 4266 m August 5 Days

Deosai Plateau is the longest and barren pass in the Himalayan range and also called ‘Roof of the World’. The Deosai is rolling pastureland with rounded hills. In summer it is knee deep in grass and flowers and inhabited by whistling marmots. A treeless wilderness at 4000m, uninhabited and inhospitable in winter, snow-covered for eight months of the year and well-known for its ferocious wind stormsthe plateau is nonetheless enchanted on clear August days. It offers smoother walk than the Karakoram.

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 – Ali Malik Mar (Deosai Top)
We recommend this trek by jeep as it is about 25 km trudge on foot, however one can make it in 2-3 days if keen on walking. From the Deosai top there are some options to walk.
Altitude: 4000m (Tent)

Day 03: Ali Malik Mar – BuraPani
Morning trekking for BuraPani, one can do a part with jeep if it is difficult. There is a remote chance of seeing one of the Himalayan brown bears.
Walk: 6-7 hours, distance 25 km (Tent)

Day 04: BuraPani – Chilam
You climb gently past the deep blue Sheosar Lake a good camp site, to the top of Chachor Pass (4266m), then down past three villages and herds of horses, mules, yaks and goats to Chilam. A part of this trek doing by jeep is recommended otherwise it may take another day.
Walk: 7-8 hours, distance 30 km (Tent)

Day 05: Chilam – Chilas
Today we will board on jeeps for Chilas via Astore Valley. On arrival transfer to hotel and check in.Overnight stay in hotel at Chilas. End of Deosai Plateau Trek and trekking in Skardu

Other option is to go down to via Dari to Kachura from Chilam.

*It is recommended to add Hunza Valley with this tour and for that we can furbish new itinerary up on request.

Gondogoro Pass Trek (Trekking in Skardu)

Zone Level Maximum Height Month Duration
Restricted Strenuous 5585 m July-September 16 Days

The Hushe Valley runs from Masherbrum Mountain at 7821m, the 24th highest in the world, south to the Shyok River opposite Khaplu. Hushe, the last village up the valley at 3000m is the starting point for treks up five glaciers to various summer pastures, including the popular trek over the Gondogoro Pass to Concordia and K-2. Most of these treks fall in restricted zone and require permit to do it. The Gondogoro Pass trek is one of the most popular treks of this area for trekking in Skardu.

16 Days Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival Islamabad
On arrival meet and assist at airport and then transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad.

Day 02: Islamabad
After breakfast we will proceed to Ministry of Tourism for briefing, afternoon we will go for sightseeing tour of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad.

Day 03: Islamabad – Skardu (By Air)
Early morning flight to Skardu (flights are subject to weather), if unable to fly we will depart for Skardu by road with overnight stay at Chilas. Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.

Day 04: Skardu
In case of flight has operated we will go for sightseeing tour of Skardu and in case no flight, the day will be used for over land travel from Chilas to Skardu (total drive is 22 – 24 hrs from Islamabad to Skardu). Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.

Day 05: Skardu – Hushe
This is full day jeep drive to Hushe.
(Tent)

Day 06: Hushe – Shaitcho
Today, we will trek up to the shepherds summer camp.
Trek: 3-4 hours, altitude 3400m, climb 400m (Tent)

Day 07: Shaitcho – Gondogoro Camp
This day we will climb past the summer pastures of Atosar and on up the ablation valley to the old summer settlement of Gondogoro.
Trek: 2-4 hours, altitude 3900m, climb 500m (Tent)

Day 08: Gondogoro Camp – Dalsangpa
Dalspanga, meaning “field of flowers” lives up to its name. It is a beautiful campsite at about 4200m set between two lakes, with Masherbrum Mountain and the white glacier cascading down from Masherbrum Pass reflected in the still water.
Trek: 4-5 hours, altitude 4200m, climb 300m (Tent)

Day 09: Dalsangpa – Khuspang
The camp site is a grossy field at about 4700m with fine views of Laila Peak (6400m). There is option to climb Gondogoro Peak (5650m) from this point or cross Gondogoro Pass to Concordia.
Trek: 4-5 hours, altitude 4600m, climb 400m (Tent).

Day 10-11: Khuspang – Hushe
It will take 2 days to reach back Hushe.
(Tent)

Day 12: Hushe – Skardu
After breakfast we will embark jeeps for a full day ride on a winding jeep road to Skardu. Upon arrival transfer to hotel and check in.Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.

Day 13: Skardu – Chilas
Early morning drive to Chilas, Up on arrival transfer to hotel and check in. Overnight stay in hotel at Chilas.

Day 14:  Chilas – Islamabad/ Rawalpindi
Early morning we will depart for Islamabad, en route see rock drawings at Shatial. Overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad.

Day 15: Islamabad – Rawalpindi
We will proceed for de-briefing at Ministry of Tourism in Islamabad. Afternoon city tour of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

Day 16: Islamabad – Flight out
Transfer to airport for flight back home. End of Gondogoro Pass Trek and trekking in Skardu

Haramosh Pass Trek

“ChogoLugma Glacier over Haramosh Trek” (Trekking in Skardu)

Zone Level Maximum Height Month Duration
Open Technical 4800 m Aug-September 12 Days

This is a difficult trek and should be attempted only by those with mountaineering experience and fully equipped with rope, harness, ice axe and so on.

14 Days Itinerary:

Day 01: Gilgit
On arrival at Gilgit, transfer to hotel and check in. Overnight stay in hotel at Gilgit.

Day 02: Gilgit – Doko
We will embark on jeeps for Doko. (Tent)

Day 03: Doko – Arandu (Tent)

Day 04: Arandu – Bukhum
We will follow BashaRiver  up to the snout of the ChogoLungma Glacier, it takes one hour to cross the glacier and continue up to ChogoBrangsa.
Trek: 6-8 hours, climb 400m (Tent)

Day 05: Bukhum – khurumal
Today we will continue to Khurumal via Shingkuru.
Trek: 6-8 hours, climb 450m (Tent)

Day 06: khurumal – Bolucho
We will pass the summer settlements of Wung and Gharincho and continue with magnificent views of Spantik, Malubiting and Laila peaks to Bolucho.
Trek: 4-5 hours, climb 200m (Tent)

Day 07: Bolucho – Laila Base Camp
Today we will cross ChogoLungma Glacier.
Trek: 6-8 hours, climb 300m (Tent)

Day 08: Laila Base Camp – Haramosh Base Camp
We will walk up the Haramosh Glacier with views of the pass ahead.
Trek: 4-6 hours (Tent)

Day 09: Haramosh Camp – Haramosh Pass
Today we will walk on the glacier, need to be aware of avalanches. We will have good view of Haramosh 7409m, Laila Peak and after a short climb up to the right Rakaposhi.
Trek: 8-10 hours (Tent)

Day 10: Haramosh Pass – Kutwal Lake
We will be needed rope to get down the steep snow slope.
Trek: 7-8 hours, descend 1500m (Tent)

Day 11: Kutwal Lake – Dassu
We will walk down from the lake through green pastures to Dassu.
Trek: 8-9 hours (Tent)

Day 12: Dassu – Sassi – Gilgit
After 3 hours walk we will reach Sassi and from there we will continue to Gilgit by Jeeps. Overnight stay in hotel at Gilgit.
End of Haramosh Pass Trek and trekking in Skardu (Gilgit Baltistan)

 

Hispar Pass Trek

Combined BiafoHispar with Gondogoro Pass to K2 Base Camp (Trekking in Skardu)

“Karakoram Great Traverse”

Zone Level Maximum Height Month Duration
Restricted Strenuous 5000 m July-September 35 Days

Gondogoro Pass to K2 base camp trek is the most popular trekking and mountaineering area in Pakistan and Concordia trek is known as the most spectacular trek of the world, the traditional expedition route to K-2 (second highest peak on earth). Eight of the world’s 30 highest peaks of the world stand around this magnificent trek. The apex of this incredible trek is Concordia one of the biggest piedmont glaciers of the world. Rows of needle spires, granite towers, shining glaciated mountains and snowy domes line the glacier, providing perhaps the greatest mountain scenery in the world. This is the center of the densest concentration of lofty peaks on earth. Some of these magnificent mountains in the Karakoram range are Masherbrum (25,600), Mustagh tower (23,690), K-2 (28,741), Broad Peak (26,400), Gasherbrum IV (26,810), SiaKangri (24,350) Golden Throne (23,989), Mitre Peak (19,718), Chogolisa (25,110) and Hidden Peak (26,470).

BiafoHispar Trek, a river of pure white driven snow, less vast only than Snow Lake below, bounded on either side by chains of lofty nameless “Snow Kings” – Workman 1905. First it was explored by Sir Martin Conway in 1892. Later, the Workman Brothers in 1905 & further discoveries were made by Eric Shipton in 1939. The highlight of this trek is a great traverse across the Biafo-Hispar Glaciers – the longest ice corridor on earth, 116 Kms long. Our goal is LukpoLawo or the “Snow Lake” the biggest junction of glaciers on Earth, located north – East of these two gigantic glaciers. Encircled by unexplored & unnamed lofty peaks, it has a breath taking spectacle. The Workmans called Snow lake “A huge basin of ice & snow that seemed in no way of this world.”

 

35 Days Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Islamabad
On arrival meet and assist at airport and then transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad.

Day 02: Islamabad – Skardu (By Air)
Early morning flight to Skardu (flights are subject to weather), if unable to fly we will depart for Skardu by road with overnight stay at Chilas. Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.

Day 03: Skardu
In case of flight has operated we will go for sightseeing tour of Skardu and in case no flight, the day will be used for over land travel from Chilas to Skardu (total drive is 2224 hrs from Islamabad to Skardu). Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.

Day 04: Skardu – Askole
After breakfast we will embark jeeps for a full day ride on a winding jeep trail to Askole – The last inhabitance on our way to the Great Glaciers. (Tent)

Day 05: Askole – Korophone
Today we will leave the last inhabited village of Askole. For the remaining portion of our journey we will rely on our local team who will carry our food and equipment and sustain our expedition. (Tent)

Day 06: Korophone – Jhula
Trek to the Dumurdo river cross at Jhula, (Jhula means wire Rope-Bridge supported by a wooden basket); now a days wooden bridge has been built to cross it. (Tent)

Day 07: Jhula – Paiju
We will resume trek along the BralduRiver to a green oasis under the shadows of Paiju Peak 6611 M. (Tent)

Day 08: Paiju – Rest Day
Rest & acclimatization day at Paiju.(Tent)

Day 09: Paiju – Urdukas
Begin trek after an early breakfast. (Tent)

Day 10: Urdukas – Goro
A long walk on the icy Baltoro Glacier. (Tent)

Day 11: Goro – Concordia
After an early breakfast, we will resume a long walk on the Baltoro Glacier to a point called Concordia – a huge junction of Baltoro, Abruzzi & Godwin Austin Glaciers at 4000 meters.(Tent)

Day 12: Concordia K2 Base Camp Excursion
After early breakfast we will resume moderate walk on the Godwin Austin Glacier to K2 Base Camp 4 hours up and 2 hours down. Walk : 05 – 06 hrs,  Grade : moderate,  Altitude : 4500 m. (Tent)

Day 13 – 17: Concordia – Korophong
Today we will set off for outbound trek to Askole via Concordia, Goro, Urdukas, Khuburse, Paiju, &Korophone. End of Trek # 1 to K2 base camp. (Tent)

Day 18: Korohong – Namla
From Askole we will take normal route to Baltoro glacier starts from Askole village, it takes about 4-6 hours to reach Askole from here. We will turn west onto the Biafo Glacier – a huge river of ice 63 Km long which descends from the central peaks of the Karakoram & flows East into the Braldu Valley at a point about 10 Kms east of Askole.A short ascent over the left moraine to descend onto a camping site called Namla. Walk: 03 – 04 Hourss, Grade: Easy, Altitude: 3374 m. (Tent)

Day 19: Namla – Mango
This is short & moderate trek on the glacier to Mango.
Walk: 03- 04 Hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 3235 – 3639 m. (Tent)

Day 20: Mango – Baintha
Today will be longer walk on somewhat difficult trail. We will camp near the junction of Biafo-Baintha Glaciers. Walk: 05-06 hrs, Grade: Strenuous, Altitude: 4428 m. (Tent)

Day 21: Baintha – Simgang
We will trek on the crevassed Biafo to Simgang-Biafo junction. A hard & long day rewarded with breathtaking views of dozens of nameless peaks from 5060 m to SosbunBrakk 6413 m. Walk: 06-07 Hrs, Grade: Strenuous, Altitude: 4472 m. (Tent)

Day 22: Simgang – Snow Lake
This will be a strenuous walking day so far but the most rewarding and perhaps the most memorable day of your life. Cruising first the crevassed glacier & later the upper ice flow, follow the footsteps of Conway, Shipton andWorkmans’ to reach SNOWLAKE. The workmans, on their first sight of this magical place were bound to declare it “A huge basin of ice & snow that seemed in no way of this world”.
Walk: 04-05 Hrs, Grade: Strenuous, Altitude: 4950 m. (Tent)

Day 23: Snow Lake
Depending on the physical ability & interests of the group we have allowed one day for exploration & minor climbs around the Snow Lake, meanwhile our porters will ferry the excess equipment & food across the Hispar Pass. (Tent)

Day 24: Snow Lake – Hispar Pass
Today we will begin our outbound trek. A moderate descend to the Hispar base camp. Walk: 4-5 Hrs, Grade: Strenuous, Altitude: 4875 m. (Tent)

Day 25: Hispar Pass Crossing
We will early rise to undertake an “Alpine Ramble” across the Hispar Pass 5151m. The trekkers must possess the basics & some experience of using ice axe, crampons &self-arresting techniques. Good physique is mandatory. Descend to the base of the pass for overnight. Climb : 07 – 08 hrs, Grade: Alpine, Altitude: 5151 to 4880 m. (Tent)

Day 26: Hispar Base – KhaniBasha
Trekking under the shadows of TahRutum&Balchish Groups 5952 M to 6651 m, we will descend the crevassed Hispar to KhaniBasha Glacier and camp for the night. Walk: 03-04 Hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 4650 m. (Tent)

Day 27: KhaniBasha – Hargtum
We will walk to the base of Hargtum Peak and camp near ShirinChush opposite to the PumariChush Glacier. Walk: 03-04 Hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: Approx 4575 m. (Tent)

Day 28: Hargtum – Turman
Traversing the PumariChush Glacier we will camp at Turman. Walk: 03-04 Hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 3860 m. (Tent)

Day 29: Turman – Hispar Village
We will trek to the newly made jeep trail of the Hispar village which is a spectacular and the last village of the Nagar. This spectacular valley domains blossoming fruit orchards & multi terraced fields irrigated by the rich mineral laden waters of the Hispar, Trivor, Barpu, Bualtar& the Silkiang Glaciers. Walk: 05-06 Hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 2300 m.

Day 30: Hispar Village – Karimabad
After breakfast we will drive for Karimabad. Up on arrival we will be transferred to hotel and check in. Afternoon will be free at leisure or go for a walk around. Overnight stay in hotel at Karimabad.

Day 31: Karimabad
After breakfast we will visit Baltit fort and later on we will proceed to Attabad Lake for cruise excursion (16 kms) alongside KKH. Overnight stay in hotel at Karimabad.

Day 32: Karimabad – Chilas
After breakfast we will depart forChilas, en route lunchstop at Gilgit, will also visit local bazaar. On arrival transfer to hotel and check in. Afternoon, we will visit KargahBhuddha and Gilgit Bazaar. Overnight stay in hotel at Chilas.

Day 33: Chilas – Islamabad/ Rawalpindi
Early morning we will depart for Islamabad, en route see rock drawings at Shatial. Overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad.

Day 34: Islamabad
After breakfast we will go for de-briefing at Ministry of Tourism and later on sightseeing tour of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad.

Day 35: Islamabad – Flight Out
Transfer to airport for flight back home. End of Hispar Pass Trek and trekking in Skardu

Package Price: Price would be quoted as per group size and services for trekking in Skardu

 

K2 Base Camp Trek

Zone Level Maximum Height Month Duration
Restricted Strenuous 5000 m July-September 24 Days

K2 base camp trek is the most popular trekking and mountaineering area in Pakistan and Concordia trek is known as the most spectacular trek of the world, the traditional expedition route to K-2 (second highest peak on earth). Eight of the world’s 30 highest peaks of the world stand around this magnificent trek. The apex of this incredible trek is Concordia one of the biggest piedmont glaciers of the world. Rows of needle spires, granite towers, shining glaciated mountains and snowy domes line the glacier, providing perhaps the greatest mountain scenery in the world. This is the center of the densest concentration of lofty peaks on earth. Some of these magnificent mountains in the Karakoram range are Masherbrum (25,600), Mustagh tower (23,690), K-2 (28,741), Broad Peak (26,400), Gasherbrum IV (26,810), SiaKangri (24,350) Golden Throne (23,989), Mitre Peak (19,718), Chogolisa (25,110) and Hidden Peak (26,470).

24 Days Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Islamabad
On arrival meet and assist at airport and then transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad.

Day 02: Islamabad – Skardu (By Air)
Early morning flight to Skardu (flights are subject to weather), if unable to fly we will depart for Skardu by road with overnight stay at Chilas. Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.

Day 03: Skardu
In case of flight has operated we will go for sightseeing tour of Skardu and in case no flight, the day will be used for over land travel from Chilas to Skardu (total drive is 2224 hrs from Islamabad to Skardu). Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.

Day 04: Skardu – Askole
After breakfast we will embark jeeps for a full day ride on a winding jeep trail to Askole – The last inhabitance on our way to the Great Glaciers. (Tent)

Day 05: Askole – Korophone
Today we will leave the last inhabited village of Askole. For the remaining portion of our journey we will rely on our local team who will carry our food and equipment and sustain our expedition. (Tent)

Day 06: Korophone – Jhula
Trek to the Dumurdo river cross at Jhula, (Jhula means wire Rope-Bridge supported by a wooden basket); now a days wooden bridge has been built to cross it. (Tent)

Day 07: Jhula – Paiju
We will resume trek along the BralduRiver to a green oasis under the shadows of Paiju Peak 6611 M. (Tent)

Day 08: Paiju – Rest Day
Rest & acclimatization day at Paiju.(Tent)

Day 09: Paiju – Urdukas
We will begin trek after an early breakfast. (Tent)

Day 10: Urdukas – Goro
A long walk on the icy Baltoro Glacier. (Tent)

Day 11: Goro – Concordia
After an early breakfast, we will resume a long walk on the Baltoro Glacier to a point called Concordia – a huge junction of Baltoro, Abruzzi & Godwin Austin Glaciers at 4000 meters.(Tent)

Day 12: Concordia – K2 Base Camp (Excursion)
Today we will trek to K2 base camp (4 hours up and 2 hours down), porters will rest at Concordia. (Tent)

Day 13: Concordia – Rest Day
This will be a free day at Concordia to explore the area. (Tents)

Day 15, 16, 17, 18, 19:Concordia – Askole
Trek down to Askole.

Day 20: Askole – Skardu
After breakfast we will embark jeeps for a full day ride on a winding jeep road to Skardu. Upon arrival transfer to hotel and check in.Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.

Day 21: Skardu – Islamabad (By Air)
Early morning flight to Islamabad (flights are subject to weather), Up on arrival transfer to hotel in Islamabad/ Rawalpindi and check in. In the afternoon we will go for sightseeing tour of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad/ Rawalpindi.
*if unable to fly we will depart for Islamabad/ Rawalpindi by road with overnight stay at Chilas.

Day 22: Islamabad
We will take full day excursion to visit Taxila museum and sites, also visit Sikh Gurdwara (Panja Sahib). Overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad/ Rawalpindi.
*If we remain unable to fly on day 20 then this day will be used to transfer from Chilas to Islamabad by road which is about 14 hour’s drive.

Day 23: Islamabad – Rawalpindi
We will proceed for de-briefing at Ministry of Tourism in Islamabad. Afternoon city tour of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

Day 24: Islamabad – Flight out
Transfer to airport for flight back home. End of K2 Base Camp Trek and Trekking in Skardu

Package Price: Price would be quoted as per group size and services

 

K2 Gondogoro La Trek (Trekking in Skardu)

Zone Level Maximum Height Month Duration
Restricted Strenuous 5000 m July-September 23 Days

Baltoro Glacier over Gondogoro Pass to K2 base camp trek is the most popular trekking and mountaineering area in Pakistan and Concordia trek is known as the most spectacular trek of the world, the traditional expedition route to K-2 (second highest peak on earth). Eight of the world’s 30 highest peaks of the world stand around this magnificent trek. The apex of this incredible trek is Concordia one of the biggest piedmont glaciers of the world. Rows of needle spires, granite towers, shining glaciated mountains and snowy domes line the glacier, providing perhaps the greatest mountain scenery in the world. This is the center of the densest concentration of lofty peaks on earth. Some of these magnificent mountains in the Karakoram range are Masherbrum (25,600), Mustagh tower (23,690), K-2 (28,741), Broad Peak (26,400), Gasherbrum IV (26,810), SiaKangri (24,350) Golden Throne (23,989), Mitre Peak (19,718), Chogolisa (25,110) and Hidden Peak (26,470).

23 Days Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Islamabad
On arrival meet and assist at airport and then transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad.

Day 02: Islamabad – Skardu (By Air)
Early morning flight to Skardu (flights are subject to weather), if unable to fly we will depart for Skardu by road with overnight stay at Chilas. Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.

Day 03: Skardu
In case of flight has operated we will go for sightseeing tour of Skardu and in case no flight, the day will be used for over land travel from Chilas to Skardu (total drive is 22 – 24 hrs from Islamabad to Skardu). Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.

Day 04: Skardu – Askole
After breakfast we will embark jeeps for a full day ride on a winding jeep trail to Askole – The last inhabitance on our way to the Great Glaciers. (Tent)

Day 05: Askole – Korophone
Today we will leave the last inhabited village of Askole. For the remaining portion of our journey we will rely on our local team who will carry our food and equipment and sustain our expedition. (Tent)

Day 06: Korophone – Jhula
Trek to the Dumurdo river cross at Jhula, (Jhula means wire Rope-Bridge supported by a wooden basket); now a days wooden bridge has been built to cross it.(Tent)

Day 07: Jhula – Paiju
We will resume trek along the BralduRiver to a green oasis under the shadows of Paiju Peak 6611 M. (Tent)

Day 08: Paiju – Rest Day
Rest & acclimatization day at Paiju.(Tent)

Day 09: Paiju – Urdukas
Begin trek after an early breakfast. (Tent)

Day 10: Urdukas – Goro
A long walk on the icy Baltoro Glacier.(Tent)

Day 11: Goro – Concordia
After an early breakfast, we will resume a long walk on the Baltoro Glacier to a point called Concordia – a huge junction of Baltoro, Abruzzi & Godwin Austin Glaciers at 4000 meters.(Tent)

Day 12: Concordia – Rest Day
A day at leisure or to explore K2 base (A day trip 4 hrs up 3 hrs down). (Tent)

Day 13: Concordia – Ali Camp
After an early breakfast we will leave the Concordia. (Tent)

Day 14: Ali Camp – Cross Gondogoro Pass – Khuspang
A very early start as early as 2 or 3 O’clock in the morning to cross the Gondogoro la to reach Khuspang.(Tent)

Day 15: Khuspang – Rest Day
Rest day at Khuspang.
Incase of bad weather this day will be used to make another attempt to cross the Gondogoro la. (Tent)

Day 16: Khuspang – Dalsanga
After a couple of minutes of easy walk we will come onto the glacier. We will pick our way across moving boulders and ice, and finally crossing the glacier up to the camping site we will reach Dalsangpa. Walk: 05-06 hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 4150 m.(Tent)

Day 17: Dalsanga – Shaicho
Resume trek along the path; keeping ourselves on the left side of the lateral moraine, crossing several side streams we will reach Shaicho. Walk: 06 – 07 hrs, Grade: Easy, Altitude: 3800 m.(Tent)

Day 18: Shaicho – Hushe
After breakfast we will continue walk along the Hushe River on an easy path. Upon arrival in Hushe we will camp near the fields in Hushe village.(Tent)

Day 19: Hushe – Skardu
After breakfast we will embark jeeps for a full day ride on a winding jeep road to Skardu. Upon arrival transfer to hotel and check in.Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.

Day 20: Skardu – Islamabad (By Air)
Early morning flight to Islamabad (flights are subject to weather),.Up on arrival transfer to hotel in Islamabad/ Rawalpindi and check in. In the afternoon we will go for sightseeing tour of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad/ Rawalpindi.
*if unable to fly we will depart for Islamabad/ Rawalpindi by road with overnight stay at Chilas.

Day 21: Islamabad
We will take full day excursion to visit Taxila museum and sites, also visit Sikh Gurdwara (Panja Sahib). Overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad/ Rawalpindi.
*If we remain unable to fly on day 20 then this day will be used to transfer from Chilas to Islamabad by road which is about 14 hour’s drive.

Day 22: Islamabad – Rawalpindi
We will proceed for de-briefing at Ministry of Tourism in Islamabad. Afternoon city tour of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

Day 23: Islamabad – Flight out
Transfer to airport for flight back home. End of K2 Gondogoro La Trek and trekking in Skardu

Package Price: Price would be quoted as per group size and services

 

Masherbrum Base Camp Trek (Trekking in Skardu)

Zone Level Maximum Height Month Duration
Restricted Moderate 4200 m June-September 14 Days

This is one of the popular treks in Baltistan (Trekking in Skardu) and is recommended as a good way to get fit and acclimatized before heading for Masherbrum base camp. This trek will offer a series of magnificent views during this trekking tour.

14 Days Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival Islamabad
On arrival meet and assist at airport and then transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad.

Day 02: Islamabad
After breakfast we will proceed to Ministry of Tourism for briefing, afternoon we will go for sightseeing tour of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad.

Day 03: Islamabad – Skardu (By Air)
Early morning flight to Skardu (flights are subject to weather), if unable to fly we will depart for Skardu by road with overnight stay at Chilas. Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.

Day 04:Skardu
In case of flight has operated we will go for sightseeing tour of Skardu and in case no flight, the day will be used for over land travel from Chilas to Skardu (total drive is 22 – 24 hrs from Islamabad to Skardu). Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.

Day 05: Skardu – Hushe
This is jeep drive to Hushe.
(Tent)

Day 06: Hushe – Parbisan
This is a scenic, flat and easy hike.
Trek: 2-3 hours, altitude 3450m, climb 450m (Tent)

Day 07: Parbisan – BrumBrammah
We will start today through dense tamarisk jungle.
Trek: 3-4 hours, altitude 4000m, climb 550m (Tent)

Day 08: BrumBrammah – Mesaherbrum Base Camp
Today a full goat dinner is expected for the whole team at camp site.
Trek: 3-4 hours, altitude 4200m, climb 200m (Tent)

Day 09: Masherbrum Base Camp
Free day at camp (Tent)

Day 10: Hushe – Skardu
After breakfast we will embark jeeps for a full day ride on a winding jeep road to Skardu. Upon arrival transfer to hotel and check in.Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.

Day 11: Skardu – Chilas
Early morning drive to Chilas, Up on arrival transfer to hotel and check in. Overnight stay in hotel at Chilas.

Day 12: Chilas – Islamabad/ Rawalpindi
Early morning we will depart for Islamabad, en route see rock drawings at Shatial. Overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad.

Day 13: Islamabad – Rawalpindi
We will proceed for de-briefing at Ministry of Tourism in Islamabad. Afternoon city tour of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

Day 14:Islamabad – Flight out
Transfer to airport for flight back home. End of Masherbrum Base Camp Trek and trekking in Skardu

 

All Packages Includes:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  • Breakfast and dinner while staying in hotels but all meals during trekking in Skardu
  • Air conditioned transport for city to city movements and 4×4 wheel drive (Jeeps) for the interior mountains.
  • Domestic air tickets as per program for trekking in Skardu
  • All kind of kitchen equipment including kitchen, mess and toilet tents along with tables and stools.
  • Personal baggage up to 12.5kg during trek
  • All necessary gear including ice axe, crampon and safety rope.
  • All entries, taxes and porterage, permit process and trekking fee (50 $ per person).
  • English speaking tour guide.

Package Excludes:

  • International air ticket, airport tax and excess weight.
  • Personal sleeping bags and all other equipment of personal nature.
  • Helicopter rescue service for trekking in Skardu

Terms & Conditions:

  • Advance 10% payment to be made on tour confirmation.
  • Advance 100% payment to be made minimum 15 days before tour start.
  • Hotels may be changed, however any change will be on equivalent basis.
  • Itinerary is subject to change due to weather or other forced majeure situations.
  • The company will not be liable for any damage caused by forced majeure situations.

Cancellation & Refund Policy:

  • No cancellation charges if tour is cancelled 15 days before the tour schedule.
  • There will be 10% cancellation charges if tour is cancelled within 15 days of tour starting date.
  • Company will give 100% refund if tour is cancelled on such a justified reason which is acceptable to the company.
  • Early Booking Advantage: Special 5% discount if tour is booked 6 months before the tour set off.