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Karakuram Traverse Trek
 
 
 

Trekking in Pakistan is most popular among the tourists all over the world. The area is ideal for mountaineering, trekking and nature watching. The place is ideal for those who want to discover a peace of mind.
One can enjoy the unspoiled and pollution free natural beauty of the land. The
Karakoram Highway and the link roads have made easier to reach starting points for trekking into the region. There are many trekking routes, some of short duration and some long duration. The Northern Areas of Pakistan offer the easy to strenuous trekking for those looking for a cultural experience. And for those looking for challenging treks like the K2 Concordia Ghondhgoro la, K2 Base camp, and Biafo-Hisper treks offers some of the most challenging, remotest and demanding trekking anywhere in the world. Trekking in these areas is a wonderful experience for any one who enjoys the world most spectacular and diverse scenery of snow capped lofty mountains, lush valleys, chuckling streams and emerald green lakes, atypical wildlife like the Snow Leopard and the Ibex and colourful ancient culture and its friendly people leave an everlasting impression on the visitors.

The Grand Traverse of Karakoram Mountains, a grand combination of two world's most interesting and beautiful treks! The combination of Gondogoro-La (5450m) via Baltoro Glacier Panoramic Trek goes through Snow Lake and Hisper La (5150 m). During the trek we meet two main passes of Karakoram. From the top of Gondogoro-La it offers a breathtaking view of Masherbrum, Hidden Peak, Chogolisa, Trinity Peak, Layla Peak and the Gondogoro Glacier. The trek starts at Hushe Valley and goes through some of outstanding mountains views. Trekking in the Karakoram Mountains is a wonderful experience, but trekking to Concordia is a journey of lifetime, Galen Rowell described Concordia as the "throne room of the mountain gods". Baltoro, home of hundreds of peaks, also homes four 8000 meter peaks; K-2 (8611m) (Mountain of Mountains), Broad Peak (8047m), Gasherbrum-I (8068m), and Gasherbrum-II (8035m). The trek is located in the heart of the mighty Karakoram and offers magnificent view of snow-caped mountains. We have a special reserved day at Concordia to explore the hidden beauty of these panoramic peaks. The trek is bit difficult and is recommended for good trekkers. The journey to giant Baltoro begins at Skardu, the capital town of Baltistan. Biafo & Hispar Glaciers have a total length of 126 kms and are longest out side the Polar Regions. They meet at the 5150 meters Hispar Pass. This immense high way of ice and stones connects the antique kingdoms of Nagar in the west and Askoli (little Tibet) in east. This route was extensively used to connect the Silk Route with the Indian Sub-continent, China and Tibet. Mr. H. W. Tilman an English trekker claimed in 1937 that he had seen the footprints of Yeti on the glacier. Glaciologists after conducting tests on the snow lake confirmed that the thickness of snow is one mile. Here one can observe the rare species of animals in abundance like snow Leopards, Himalayan Bears, Ibex, Markhore, and some times the Marco polo Sheep. The name Snow Lake was given by Martin Conway in 1892, who has given dramatic account of this place in his book ?Climbing expeditions in Karakoram - Himalayas. Eric Shipton in 1937 had estimated the present size of Snow Lake which is 77 sq. km. Snow Lake is situated between two Glaciers the Biafo and Hisper Glacier. It ends in Hispar further to Karimabad, the Capital of former Hunza State. The inhabitants of Hunza are called Hunzukuts who welcome to their guests with a smiling faces. In Hunza we visit to the ancient Altit and Baltit Forts standing on mountain cliffs. The Hunzukuts are the inhabitants of the beautiful Hunza Valley, which Eric Shipton called ?Hunza: the ultimate manifestation of mountain grandeur?. In this part of the world, Hunzukuts are the most popular for their hospitality and longevity. On our journey back to Islamabad is on Karakoram Highway also known as eight wonder of the world. KKH is built in the Rocky Mountains which is a miracle of mankind on earth.

 

 

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Day 01 Arrival and Briefing at Alpine Club of Pakistan.
Day 02 Departure for Chilas via Silk Rout, sight seeing all along the rout with the company of Indus river the longest river of Pakistan It flows from Tibet northwest across the Indian-controlled portion of Jammu and Kashmir, passing between the western extremity of the Himalayas and the northern extremity of the Hindu Kush mountain range; it then courses generally south through Pakistan to the Arabian Sea.
Check in hotel. Overnight in Chilas.
Day 03 Chilas to Skardu
Day 04 Drive by jeep to Hushe. 6-7 hours drive.
Day 05 Trek to Saitcho.
Day 06 Trek to Dalzanpa.
Day 07 Trek to Gondogoro Base Camp.
Day 08 Cross Gondogoro La. A long trekking day.
Day 09 Trek to Ali Camp.
Day 10 Trek to Concordia (4-5 hours)
Day 11 Trek to K-2 Base Camp. (4-5 hours)
Day 12 Rest day. Explore the area. CAMP
Day 13 Trek back to Concordia. Short stay at Broad Peak BC
Day 14 Trek to Biango. ( 5 hours)
Day 15 Trek to Khuburdse (5 hours)
Day 16 Trek to Bardomal. (6 hours)
Day 17 Trek to Trek to Korofong. (6 hours)
Day 18 Rest day
Day 19 Trek to Namla (5 hours)
Day 20 Trek to Mango. (5-6 hours)
Day 21 Trek to Krofogoro. (6-7 hours)
Day 22 Trek to Biantha. (6-7 hours)
Day 23 Trek to Latok. (6-7 hours)
Day 24 Trek to Snow Lake. (6 hours)
Day 25 Trek to Hispar La (5151 Meters) (6-7 hours)
Day 26 Trek Hispar La to Khani Basa Glacier. (7-8 hours)
Day 27 Trek to Bitanmal. (6-7 hours)
Day 28 Trek to Hispar Village. (7-8 hours)
Day 29 Trek to Huro. (7-8 hours)
Day 30 Drive to Karimabad Hunza.
Day 31 Day Excursion. Explore the beautiful Hunza Valley
Day 32 Drive to 00 Drive to Besham. (10-11 hours)
Day 33 Drive to Islamabad/Rawalpindi. (6 hours)
Day 34

Flight to your onward destination.

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