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SNOW LAKE HISPAR LA TREK PAKISTAN

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Day 1: ARRIVAL DAY IN ISLAMABAD:

Pass By: Islamabad International Airport, Airport Ave, Islamabad Gandhara International Airport, Islamabad, Attock, Punjab, Pakistan
Most of the international flights arrives at Islamabad International Airport in the mornings. Your Guide will meet and greet you at the airport, then you will be transfer to the hotel. Rest of the days is free to recover from your journey. Later in the day, when everyone has arrived, we will have a group briefing about the Snow Lake – Hispar la Trek. Depending on the time available to us, there may be an option to do some sightseeing in Islamabad, A purpose-built City in 1961 as the new capital of Pakistan.


Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: HOTEL

Day 2: SPECTACULAR DRIVE TO SKARDU

Pass By: Nanga Parbat, Astore Pakistan
Today you will Drive KKH to Chilas, Isb to Chilas, 461km. 8-9 H-Drive.

You will have to option to Stay in Chilas for the night then next morning carry on drive along the Indus River to reach Skardu. Skardu is the capital of Baltistan region.


Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: HOTEL

Day 3: SIGHTSEEING & PREPARATION DAY SKARDU

Pass By: Skardu Villas, Airport Road, Shigri Kalan, Skardu, 16100
In the morning you will walk up to the remains of Kharpocho Fort (build early 1700), which overlooks the town and has a great view of the Indus River. If you are into photography then this is a perfect location to take photos of Skardu Town at sunrise or sunset. (we can arrange this for you). We will then walk to a small village, called Organic village, which grows all its crops organically. The afternoon is free to explore. perhaps you would like to take an optional jeep tour to Satpara Lake or explore the bazaar.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: HOTEL

Day 4: DRIVE TO ASKOLI

Stop At: Karakoram Highway, From Hassan Abdal to China border, Gilgit Pakistan
Following day you will drive along the Mighty Indus, Shigar and Braldu River to the lush green Shigar Valley towards Askoli. Askoli is the last village before entering in the heart of Karakoram. We will spend our first night under the Stars in Askoli, which is high above the thundering Braldu River. Askole is a single street of wooden houses, backed by irrigated fields of corn, potatoes and groves of apricot trees.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: CAMPING

Day 5: TREK TO NAMLA

Stop At: Karakoram Mountains, Pakistan
Snow lake – Hispar la trek will start by following the K2 Base Camp trail and then turns west onto the Biafo Glacier. The trail ascends over a shoulder to reach the left moraine and descends on to the glacier then back on to the left bank where the grassy camping site called Namla is located behind a lateral moraine.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: CAMPING

Day 6: TREK TO MANGO (3720m)

Stop At: Karakoram Mountains, Pakistan
After crossing a fracture zone on the glacier we reach the centre of the glacier where you follow moraine ridges, underfoot there is loose rock making this a challenging day. We set up camp on the left bank of the Biafo in a grassy area.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: CAMPING

Day 7: TREK TO BIANTHA

Stop At: Karakoram Mountains, Pakistan
The route continues up the centre of the glacier on a broad highway of ice making the walking easier than yesterday. You cross to the right and come off the glacier to a grassy area where Baintha camp is located.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: CAMPING

Day 8: REST & ACCLIMATISATION DAY

Pass By: Karakoram Mountains, Pakistan
Today will be rest day for you and the porters in order to help with acclimatization to the high altitude. You can relax in the camp or if feeling energetic walk up a ridge behind camp with fine views of Latok group and The Ogre. (perfection location for photography) Look out for the Ibex that can often be seen on the grassy slopes above camp.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: CAMPING

Day 9: TREK TO To MARFOGORO

Stop At: Karakoram Mountains, Pakistan
This trail is steep and lose to get onto the glacier however once there we follow the flat glacier, making it relatively straightforward walking. Further along the glacier there are some crevasses to be aware of where depending on the conditions we might rope up to safeguard our passage. There are superb views of many peak including The Ogre (7,813m) and also we will get the first views of the Hispar La and Snow Lake.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: CAMPING

Day 10: TREK TO KARPHOGORO

Stop At: Karakoram Mountains, Pakistan
TREK TO KARPHOGORO
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: CAMPING

Day 11: TREK TO BASE CAMP OF HISPLAR LA

Stop At: Karakoram Mountains, Pakistan
Today you will walk to the south end of a large snowy flat area known as Snow Lake, finding our way through a network of crevasses. Snow Lake is a high altitude glacial basin over 16km wide at the head of the Biafo and Hispar glaciers. Martin Conway, the first foreign visitor, gave Snow Lake the name in 1892 and described this area as “beyond all comparison the finest view of mountains it has ever been my lot to behold, nor do I believe the world can hold a finer.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: CAMPING

Day 12: TREK TO HISPAR LA BY CROSSING SNOW LAKE

Stop At: Karakoram Mountains, Pakistan
We traverse across the vast Snow Lake area and make the ascent to Hispar La. The climb to Hispar La is not too steep although it always feels quite strenuous at this altitude, we also have to be aware of the crevasses in this area. The views from Hispar La is fantastic, looking down Biafo glacier to Snow Lake and The Ogre and other side down Hispar glacier to peaks in Hunza.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: CAMPING

Day 13: TREK TO KANI BASA

Stop At: Karakoram Mountains, Pakistan
After an early start you will descend from Hispar La crossing a crevasse area and then later on the glacier flattens out. You have to cross Kani Basa glacier which is fracture zone where the two glaciers collide. Shortly afterwards we reach our camp located in a grassy ablation valley with good views of Kanjut Sar (7,760m).
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: CAMPING

Day 14: TREK TO BAKHTUR BAIG

Stop At: Karakoram Mountains, Pakistan
TREK TO BAKHTUR BAIG
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: CAMPING

Day 15: TREK TO SHIGHAM BARIS

Stop At: Karakoram Mountains, Pakistan
TREK TO SHIGHAM BARIS
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: CAMPING

Day 16: TREK TO HISPAR TREK TO BITENMALVILLAGE

Pass By: Karakoram Mountains, Pakistan
After an hour you will descend down a steep bank to cross another side glacier then back to the valley as before where the walking is good. Camp at Bitenmal is in a large meadow often used by herders from Hispar village. If you are in luck then we might get some fresh milk and other dairy products from the Shepard.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: CAMPING

Day 17: TREK TO HISPAR VILLAGE

Pass By: Karakoram Mountains, Pakistan
Today you will continue your trek towards Hispar village by crossing a bridge. You will certainly notice the vibrant green of the orchards and terraced fields after the black and white scenery of the Hispar Glacier. Depending on the condition of the road we may meet our jeeps in the village if the road is broken then we have a further walk followed by a short drive to our last camp of Snow Lake – Hispar La Trek.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: CAMPING

Day 18: DRIVE TO KARIMABAD

Pass By: Karakoram Highway, From Hassan Abdal to China border, Gilgit Pakistan
A jeep drive for a couple of hours to Nagar village along a rather narrow track before reaching the Karakoram Highway. You will drive up the road to Karimabad where we check into a hotel and the rest of the day is free to wash up, relax and explore the town

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: HOTEL

Day 19: SIGHTSEEING THEN DRIVE TO GILGIT

Stop At: Hunza Valley, Ghulkin, Hunza 15750 Pakistan
Karimabad is the capital of Hunza valley, today you have the chance to explore Karimabad, it is an interesting town spectacularly situated on a hillside to the north of the road with views of the fertile valley below (due to their extensive irrigation system) and a glimpses of snowy mountains. You will visit the Altit and Baltit Forts, dating from the 13th century the Baltit fort, once the home of the ruling Mir, guards the valley and is now a museum and the Altit fort is even more dramatic perched above the Hunza river. In the afternoon we will drive to Gilgit.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: HOTEL

Day 20: FLY TO ISLAMABAD

Pass By: Gilgit Airport, Airport Rd, Gilgit
We will hopefully take the early morning flight to Islamabad, if unable to fly then we will start the drive on KKH to Chilas (or Basham).

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: HOTEL

Day 21: DRIVE TO ISLAMABAD

Pass By: Karakoram Highway, Hassan Abdal Pakistan
If driving down the KKH You will arrive in Islamabad late afternoon. You have the option to stay over in Chillas for the night then drive to Isb next morning

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 22: FLY BACK HOME-DEPARTURE DAY

Pass By: Islamabad International Airport, Airport Ave, Islamabad Gandhara International Airport, Islamabad, Attock, Punjab, Pakistan
After Breakfast you will be Transfer to Islamabad International Airport for the flight back home. We Believe that snow lake – Hispar la trek will create an amazing life long memory which will stay with you for a long time.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Our representative will meet and greet you at The Airport and transport you to the hotel.

Ports
ISLAMABAD
Departure Time
12:00 AM
Duration
22 days
Inclusions
  • 21x Breakfast
  • 21x Dinner
  • 20x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 20 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Karakoram Highway
  • Entry/Admission - Karakoram Mountains
  • Entry/Admission - Hunza Valley
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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