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Itinerary

Day 1

Airport transfer to Hotel. Visit the Twin Cities. Overnight Islamabad or Rawalpindi hotel. Welcome dinner.

Altitude: 540 m

Day 3

Jeep safari to Askoli through the Shigar valley. Overnight at Askoli. Tent camping.

Altitude: 3,015 m

6 hour drive.

Day 5

Namla To Mango. A short and moderate trek on the glaccier to Mango. Overnight Mango Camp.

Altitude: 3,715m
Time: 5-6 hours

Day 7

Baintha to Simgang. A hard and long Day rewarded with breathtaking view of dozens of nameless peaks. Overnight Simgang Camp.

Altitude: 4,472m
Time: 7-8 hours

Day 9

Rest at Snow Lake. Enjoy the view of all the named and unnamed mountains.

Altitude: 4,585m
 

Day 11

Today we make the ascent to Hispar La. The climb to Hispar La is not too steep although it always feels quite strenuous at this altitude. Overnight Hispar Camp.

Altitude: 5,149m
Time: 7-8 hours

Day 13

Khani Basha to Hargtum. We trek to the base of Hargutum Peak. Camp near Shirin Chush opposite to the Pumari Chush Glacier. 

Altitude: 4575m

Time: 5-6 hours

Day 15

Turman to Hispar Village. Trek the newly made jeep Trail of the Hispar Village. The spectacular village inhabited by a colorful and peaceful people. This valley is full of blossoming fruit orchards and multi terraced fields. Overnight Hispar Village.

Altitude: 2300m

Time: 5-6 hours

Day 17

Rest and Cleaning day. Enjoy Hunza valley, Visit Baltit Fort. Ghani's village. Overnight Hunza.

Day 19

Fly to Islamabad

Day 2

Fly To Skardu. Introduction of staff and trekking preparation. Overnight Skardu.

Altitude: 2,498 m

Day 4

Trek from Askoli to Namla, enter into an incredible wilderness of ice, rock and sky. We turn west onto the Biafo-Glacier, a huge Glacier of Ice and snow. Overnight Namla Camp.

Altitude: 3,571m
Time: 7-8 hours

Day 6

Mango To Baintha. A long walk on a difficult trail. Overnight Baintha Camp at the  Junction of Biafo- Bethna Glacciers.

Altitude: 4,041m
Time: 5-6 hours

Day 8

Simgang to Snow lake-strenuously walking day, the most rewarding and perhaps one of the most memorable days of your life. Enjoy The breathtaking view of awe inspiring mountains surrounding Snow Lake. Overnight Snow Lake.

Altitude: 4950 m
Time: 5-6 hours

Day 10

Snow Lake To Hispar Pass. Today we begin our outbound Trek. A moderate descent to the Hispar Basecamp. Overnight Hispar Base Camp.

Altitude: 4875m
Time: 5-6 hours

Day 12

Hispar Base to Khani Basha. We decend the crevassed Hispar Glacier to Khani Basha Glacier. Overnight Khani Basha Camp.

Altitude: 4655m

Time: 4-5 hours

Day 14

Horgtum to Turman. Traversing the Pumari Chush Glaccier. Overnight Turman Camp.

Altitude: 3860m

Time: 5-6 hours

Day 16

Drive To karimabad. Overnight at Karimabad

Altitude: 4875m

Drive Time: 2-3 hours

Day 18

Drive to Gilgit, Overnight Gilgit.

Day   20 & 21

2 Extra Days of meals and accommodation built into the trip for rest days to be taken at the discretion of the group. 

What's Included

For both local and international travelers

  • Implementation of Covid SOPs/Guidelines 

  • All domestic flights and road transfers including airport transfers

  • All hotel accommodation in Pakistan (twin sharing room)

  • All trekking accommodation in Pakistan (twin sharing dome tent)

  • All camping site fees and bridge fees

  • All trekking logistics (all tents, non-personal equipment and tools etc)

  • Personal mountain equipment (crampon, ice axe, harness, two carabiners, helmet etc)

  • All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and beverages/water during meals

  • Snacks including dry fruits and tea/coffee during the trek

  • Free refills of boiled drinking water on the trek

  • Licensed professional guide (government requirement)

  • Government trekking permit fees and paperwork

  • Waste management fees (government requirement)

  • Support staff (cook, assistant(s) etc)

  • Porter for personal luggage (14kgs) and mountaineering equipment (8kgs)

  • First aid medicine kit (basic)

  • Satellite phone for emergencies

What's not included

For both local and international travelers

  • Personal travel insurance (suggestions only)

  • Visa to Pakistan (five supporting documents will be offered)

  • International airfare

  • Personal equipment (e.g. trekking shoes, down jacket, walking sticks etc)

  • Extra nights in Islamabad (before and after trek) - additional fees will inccur. 

  • Tips/gratuities for guides, porters, staff etc

  • Miscellaneous (minibar, bottled water, phone calls, laundry, souvenir etc)

Pakistan Adventure 2022 - Interest Form

This is a simple form for those who are interested in coming along with us on a tour
in Pakistan.

 

It will allow us to communicate details as we progress along. 

 

No commitment.

 

The tours are planned for June/July of 2022 and deposits for the tours will not be due until March of 2022. 

Plenty of time to decide if this will work out for you.