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Biafo Hisper & Snow Lake Trek

Biafo & Hispar Glaciers have a total length of 126 km and are longest outside 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 Valley in the west and Askole, Baltistan (little Tibet) in the 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 abundances like snow Leopards, Himalayan Bears, Ibex, Markhor, and some times the Marco polo Sheep. 

The name Snow Lake was given by Martin Conway in 1892, who has given a dramatic account of this place in his book ‘Climbing expeditions in the 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 village, Nagar, further to Karimabad, the capital of Hunza.  

Campsites by the side of the Biafo are situated off of the glacier, flanking to the sideways moraines and vertical mountain surfaces. The initial three surfaces are attractive spots with water flowing nearer to it. The first two campsites that are Mango and Namla are mostly enclosed with amazing flowers whereas Namla comprises an astounding waterfall that exists just near the camping area. While the third campsite that is Baintha is usually used as a rest day. Beautiful large green fields with few running streams exist just near the camp and numerous magnificent areas where one can spend its day rock climbing and rappelling. Even evidence of wildlife can be observed all the way through a hike. The most prominent animals that are found here are Ibex and Markhor mountain Goat and the area is also well-known for wild animals like brown bears and Snow Leopards although they are not that much seen.

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Location: Biafo-Hisper, Gilgit Baltistan

Duration:23 Days

Min Age:18

Max People:12

1
Day 1 : ARRIVAL -ISLAMABAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Arrival Islamabad and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
2
Day 2 : ISLAMABAD TO CHILAS
Drive to Chilas (hotel).
3
Day 3 : CHILAS TO SKARDU
Drive to Skardu (hotel).
4
Day 4 : SKARDU
Final arrangements of the trek (hotel).
5
Day 5 : SKARDU TO ASKOLE
Early morning Jeep Drive to Askole (camp).
6
Day 6 : SKARDU TO KAISAR GROUND
Trek to Kaiser Ground (camp).
7
Day 7 : KAISAR GROUND TO NAMLA
Trek to Namla (camp).
8
Day 8 : NAMLA TO MANGO
Trek to Mango (camp).
9
Day 9 : MANGO TO BAINTHA
Trek to Baintha (Camp).
10
Day 10 : BAINTHA TO NAPINA
Trek to Napina (camp).
11
Day 11 : NAPINA TO HISPER BASE CAMP
Trek to Hisper base camp (camp).
12
Day 12 : REST DAY AT SNOW LAKE
Free day to explore snow lake (camp).
13
Day 13 : SNOW LAKE TO KHANIBRANGSA
Trek to Khanibrangsa (camp).
14
Day 14 : KHANIBRANGSA TO YUTMURU
After crossing the Hispar pass (5151m), trek to Yutmuru (camp).
15
Day 15 : YUTMURU TO RED STAR CAMP
Trek to Red Star Camp (camp).
16
Day 16 : RED STAR CAMP TO DACHINGAN
Trek to Dachigan (camp).
17
Day 17 : DACHINGAN TO HISPER
Trek to Hispar (camp).
18
Day 18 : HISPER TO HURU
Trek to Huru (camp).
19
Day 19 : HURU TO NAGAR
Trek to Nagar and the end of the trek jeep drive to Karimabad Hunza (hotel).
20
Day 20 : KARIMABAD HUNZA
Full day at leisure in Hunza valley. (hotel).
21
Day 21 : KARIMABAD HUNZA TO KAGHAN
Drive to Kaghan via Babu Sar top (hotel).
22
Day 22 : KAGHAN TO ISLAMABAD
Drive to Islamabad (hotel).
23
Day 23 : DEPARTURE
Transfer to Islamabad International Airport for your onward destination. End of our Services. Thank YOU!

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