PAKISTAN – A SELECTION OF EXCITING TREKS

Adventure Trips in Pakistan

Nalter Assumber Trek – 24 Days

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Islamabad

Day 02: Islamabad

Day 03: Islamabad – Chilas

Day 04: Chilas-Karimabad

Day 05: Free Day At Karimabad

Day 06: Karimabad-Gilgit

Day 07: Gilgit – Nalter Valley

Day 08: Naltar – Valley – Naltar

Day 09: Naltar Lake – Shani Pine

Day 10: Shani Pine -Naltar Pass

Day 11: Naltar Pass

Day 12: Khrubokht- Pakora Valley

Day 13: Pakora-Chillini via Asumbar Village

Day 14: Asumbar Village-Below Asumbar Pass

Day 15: Asumbar Pass 4400m-Shawran Lake

Day 16: Shawran Lake-Sandi Yasin

Day 17: Sandhi Yasin – Phundar

Day 18: Phundar – Mastuj

Day 19: Mastuj – Chitral

Day 20: Chitral – Bomboret- Chitral

Day 21: Chitral – Swat

Day 22: Swat – Takht-i-Bahi – Islamabad

Day 23: Islamabad

Day 24: Departure from Pakistan

 

Thalle La Crossing 7 Days

Itinerary

DAY 01   ARRIVAL         Arrival Islamabad Airport and transfer to hotel..

DAY 02   CHILAS           Drive to Chilas, o/n in hotel.

DAY 03   SKARDU          Drive to Skardu, o/n in hotel.

DAY 04   SKARDU          Free day in Skardu for sight seeing.

DAY 05   KHAPLU

Drive to Khaplu, and sight seeing there. Khaplu at 2555m, this beautiful town lies on the south of the Shyok River, among countless trees on the fruitful alluvial. The town is the historic base of many voyages of exploration and expeditions to the mountains in the region of Karakoram. Khaplu today is still the gateway to many adventurous treks, most of which lead to north side of the Shyok River. Over night stay in hotel (Camp).

DAY 06   BUKMA-DUBLA KHAN

Jeep Drive to Bukma, and trek to Olma, the last village of the valley. Further trek to Dubla Khan, and overnight in tents.

DAY 07   CROSSING THE THALEE LA (4572) TO REACH DESERPA

Trek to Thalle la, within two hours we will reach the top of the Thalle La (4572 M). From the top of the pass can be seen the Masherbrum range and Mango Gusor (6288 m). The view is overwhelming and majestic. After a short stay we will start trekking towards Deserpa, which is an ideal campsite and summer pasture, o/n in tents.

DAY 08   FREE DAY       Free day in Deserpa to explore the summer pasture, o/n in tents.

DAY 09   SHIGAR-SKARDU

Jeep drive to Shigar and sight seeing there. After sight seeing in Shigar, drive to Skardu and overnight stay in hotel.

DAY 10   CHILAS           Drive to Chilas, o/n in hotel.

DAY 11   ISLAMABAD   Drive to Islamabad, o/n in hotel.

DAY 12   DEPARTURE   Transfer to Islamabad Airport for fly back to your destination. 

 

Rush Lake Trek – 15 Days

For anyone who wants to have a first time taste of Himalayan trekking, we recommend the Rush Lake trek in the heart of the Nagar valley opposite to the Hunza Valley. During this trek you will cross glaciers, high meadows and lovely irrigated terraced fields and also have the spectacular view of the mighty Karakoram Mountains from Rush Lake. The trip begins in Islamabad from where we will proceed towards Hunza. The first sight of the towering Rakaposhi (7788 m.) takes one’s breathe away. The views get better and better as we approach Karimabad; the capital of this unbelievable beautiful valley. If there is Shangri-La on earth, then this must be it! Our short trek starts across the valley and the Hunza River at a place called Hoper. This is where the snout of the famous Barpu glacier meets another glacier called: Bualter. Hunzakuts (people from Hunza) believe that glaciers are either male or female. Each glacier exudes its own gender qualities and when male and female glaciers meet they give birth to a baby glacier! After four or five days of trekking we will reach the beautiful Rush Lake. We will have ample opportunity to rest in this awe-inspiring place and to take in the fantastic mountain panoramas. Our return to Karimabad is via another route down the Barpu Glacier. At Karimabad you will have time to do some shopping and sightseeing in a bazaar of an ancient mountain kingdom. From here you will drive back to Gilgit and onwards to Islamabad.

Except for one day, it is a green and moderate trek, recommended for first time trekkers, following the northeast stream flank of the Barpu glacier along a flat, fertile ablation valley, where large herds of goats and cattle graze among tamarisk and willow woods in summertime. In Karimabad we will board 4×4 soft-top jeeps and turn towards east for Nagar. Nagar was first settled in fourteenth century by people from Baltistan, who came over the Hispar Pass (5150 meters). After Nagar we will have seven days walk to reach Rush Lake and back to Karimabad. We also spend one day in upper Hunza in this trip. We end our trip back in Islamabad.

Itinerary

Day 01: Islamabad-Besham

Arrive Islamabad the federal capital of Pakistan, transfer to hotel for fresh-ups and drive to Besham.

Day 02: Besham-Gilgit

Early morning drive to Gilgit the capital city of Northern areas of Pakistan.

Day 03: Gilgit-Hopar

We drive out from Gilgit to re-enter the town from the historic route, crossing a suspension bridge over river.

Day 04: Hopar-Shiskin

It is a hot walk so keep your water bottles full. First we will cross Hoper glacier, then continue track along the lateral moraine for about an hour and arrive at Shiskin.

Day 05: Shiskin-Barpu Giram

Today we will climb a stony and hot gully to reach Barpu glacier, then in one hour we will cross the Barpu glacier, the crossing is again, bit steep.

Day 06: Barpu Giram-Rash Lake

It is an easy zigzag path; at the top of this path we will have extensive views of Hispar Gorge to the high mountains like Lupghar, Momhil, Trivor and Bullarang.

Day 07: Rush Lake-Rest Day

A free day at Rash Lake for a climb of Rash Peak. It is an easy walk for superb views of Hispar Gorge and a 360 degree panorama of Golden Peak, Miar, all of Hunza with Ultar and Passu Peak, all of Nagar and mountains to the north of Hispar.

Day 08: RushLake-Datchugan

Today, the trek will be a descending one throughout, to more than 1200 meters. The trek offers superb views of Miar glacier and Rakaposhi (7788m) range.

Day 09: Datchugan-Hamdar

After breakfast at camps we will start our trek, first we will cross Miar glacier with magnificent views of Miar Peak (6824meter).

Day 10: Hamdar-Karimabad(Hunza)

Hamdar to Hapakun takes one hour, with views of Golden, Chukutans, Rash peaks. Arrive Hapakun, another fertile meadow like Hamdar.

Day 11: Karimabad-Passu Upper Hunza

Short drive through the heart of Karakoram. We stop at the village of Gulmit, in the shadow of virgin Gulmit tower. Walk through the village fields to visit the Polo ground and old houses.

Day 12: Passu-Chilas

Drive along the bank of Hunza River on Karakoram Highway, enjoying fascinating views of Karakoram Peaks from a different angle.

Day 13: Chilas-Islamabad

Full day drive on Karakoram Highway to Islamabad. We start early in the morning, to cover the 12 hours long drive. Short stay in Besham for lunch, by evening we shall reach Islamabad.

Day 14: Islamabad And Taxila

This day is reserved to explore the beautiful city of Islamabad and the historical city of Taxila.

Day 15: Islamabad Transfer to Air Port for flight to homeward destination.

Please Note: This can be completed within 10 days.

 

Patundas Trek – 14 Days

Patandas is a summer pasture at 4183 m on the ridge between the Passu and Batura glaciers. The views from Patandas are spectacular in all directions and it is quite enjoyable to stroll through the alpine meadows for hours along the ridge top. This is one of the most beautiful treks in Hunza valley!

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Islamabad.

Overnight in hotel.

Day 2: Islamabad – Gilgit.

Flight or drive to Gilgit. Overnight in hotel.

Day 3: Gilgit – Karimabad.

After lunch we visit Altit and Baltit Fort. Overnight in hotel.

Day 4: Karimabad – Burit Lake.

We drive up to Burit Lake. After lunch one can make an excursion to the Ghulkin Glacier nearby. Overnight in camp.

Day 5: Burit Lake – Passugar.

We start our trek which is a 3 – 4 hours walk. We cross the hot, dry ridge to Passuagar pasture, in the ablation valley on the south side of Passu Glacier. Near the sheperd huts we establish our camp.

Day 6: Passugar – Lazhdur.

We continue the trek to Lazhdur. Before approaching Lazhdur we have to cross the Passu Glacier. The whole trek is 3 – 4 hours. Lazhdur is an unused pasture at 3400 m. Overnight in camp.

Day 7: Lazhdur – Patundas.

3 – 4 hours trek. This is a climb gaining 800 m altitude to Pantandas Pasture on the top of the ridge between Passu and Batura glaciers. Overnight in camp.

Day 8: Restday to explore and enjoy the beautiful views around. Overnight in camp.

Day 9: Pandandas – Mulunghil.

We start our downhill journey to Mulunghil with terrific views along the glacier. Overnight in camp.

Day 10: Mulunghill – Gulmit.

After a short trek we drive by jeep to Gulmit. Overnight in hotel.

Day 11: Gulmit – Chilas.

Drive to Chilas. Overnight in hotel.

Day 12: Chilas – Islamabad.

Overnight in hotel.

Day 13: Islamabad.

Sightseeing of the twin cities Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Overnight in hotel.

Day 14: Homeward flight.

 

Minglig Sar – 20 Days

Minglik Sar/Manglik Sar 6050m. Minglig Sar (6050m) is located in the Shimshal Valley in Hunza neighboring the Chinese southern most mountain range Kun Lun. Shimshal Lake sits at the base of the mountain near the Shimshal Pass(4735m).

The view across the way is breathtaking. One of the greatest attraction and the highlight of this climb is that from the summit you can have a glimpse of K2.

Itinerary

Day 01: Islamabad (550m)
Day 02: Islamabad – Chilas (1000m)
Day 03: Chilas – Fairy Meadows (3300m)
Day 04: Fairy Meadows (3300m)
Day 05: Fairy Meadows – Karimabad (2770m)
Day 06: Karimabad (2770m)
Day 07: Karimabad – Passu (2540m)
Day 08: Passu – Shimshal (3000m)
Day 09: Shimshal – Past Furzeen (3517m)
Day 10: Past Furzeen – Wolo-e Dasht (4180m)
Day 11: Wolo-e Dasht – Shimshal Pass (4730m)
Day 12: Shimshal Pass / High Camp (5120m)
Day 13: High Camp – Mungalig Sar (6050m) – Shimshal Pass (4730m)
Day 14: Shimshal Pass – Purien-e Ben (35
Day 15: Purien-e Ben – Shachmirk Pass (4560m) – Uween-e Sar Pass (4650m) – Zardgarben (4075m)
Day 16: Zardgarben – Passu (2540m)
Day 17: Passu – Karimabad (2770m)
Day 18: Karimabad – Gilgit (1500m)
Day 19: Gilgit – Islamabad (Besham)
Day 20: (Besham) – Islamabad (550m)
Day 21: Islamabad – Home

 

Mountaineering Expeditions

Broad Peak,  12th highest Mountain in the World (8047 m) – 52 Days

Gasherbrum I, The Hidden Peak (8068 m) – 52 Days

Nanga Parbat, The Western Anchor of the Himalaya (8126 m) – 41 Days

K-2, Second Highest Peak In the World (8611 M) – 52 Days

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