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ID: 1139
BIAFO HISPER AND SNOW LAKE TREK
Offered by Company : ID 966
Country : Pakistan
Destinations : islamabad (Punjab), namlai (North West Frontier), skardu (Northern Areas)
Duration : 18 – 19 day(s)
Minimum Price : $2100 USD ( Per Person)
Maximum Price : $3500 USD ( Per Person)
Type : Private,Customized
Season : All Year Round
Trip Categories : Ice Glacier, Hiking Tour
 
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Biafo & Hispar trek runs through one of the most remote and fascinating landscape in all of the Greater Himalayas. Considered the longest non-polar glacier trek in the world (122km) winds through in the core of the Karakorum. This immense high way of ice and stones was historically important for trades between the legendary kingdoms of Baltistan and Hunza. This route was extensively used to connect the Silk Route with the Indian Sub-continent, China and Tibet. This classic trek from Askole of Baltistan to Hisper village in Hunza valley, covers about 190 km making it a continually fascinating trekking experience that not to be missed.
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Day 01: Arrive Islamabad

On arrival transfer Blue sky Treks & Tours guide will transfer you to hotel. Afternoon a sight-seeing trip will take you to the twin cities of modern capital Islamabad and the old city Rawalpindi. Overnight will be in hotel.

Day 2: Fly to Skardu (2350m)

Early hours transfer to airport for flight to Skardu, which is very spectacular mountain flight but very dependent on weather conditions. Alternately, we take two day drive to Skardu, along the Karakorum Highway. We stay overnight at Chilas, over heading by the Nanga Parbat, the second highest peak in Pakistan.

Day 3: Skardu

In case the flight operate than we have a free day for sight-seeing, acclimatization and preparations at Skardu, the capital of Baltistan and the gateway to great Karakorum mountains. If we are driving the road journey today will be 7-8 hrs to Skardu (275km) along the Indus Rivr. On route are spectacular views of Nanga Parbat (8125m), Haramosh peaks etc. Meals and overnight in hotel.

Day :4 Drive to Askoli (3000m) 7/8 hrs

Having an early breakfast we start our jeep journey along the Shigar and Braldu valleys to Askoli village (3050m), the last permanent settlement of Shigar Valley. This seven hours hard drive is an extremely spectacular and fascinating journey through little changed traditional villages and orchards. Overnight in tents.

Day 5: Trek to Namla (3,400m) 5/6 hrs

After an early breakfast and distribution of luggage among porters, we start the trek and walking along the turbulent waters of the Braldu River, after 2 hours we climb a steep slope to enter into the Biafo glacier. Most of the day we will walk on the boulders and along the lateral moraines. Overnight .in camp

Day 6: Trek to Manggo (3650m) 5/6hrs

With an early breakfast we start our walk towards Manggo campsite. The first stage of the trek is hard in the boulders and gravels on the Biafo glacier and the second part is comparatively easy along the moraines and summer pastures. Camping at Manggo is fascinating due to its grass and willow bushes and stunning views of the Biafo glacier and mountains. Overnight in camp.

Day 7: Trek to Baintha (4000m) 6/7 hours

After on hour walk through willow bushes and on the grassy moraine we come down to the Biafo glacier to negotiate the unstable boulders and crevasses to cross the glacier. After the glacier we have easy and gentle walking along the grassy moraines of Baintha. Today we have beautiful views of Latok-1 (7145m), Latok-2 (7108m) and Hisper Pass, with mountain walls on either side rising to 6,000 meters. The Baintha campsite in the ablation valley with dense willow shrubs surrounded by wild flowers makes one of the best camp sites of this trek. Overnight in camp.

Day 8: Rest day at Baintha

Day 9: Trek to Karfogoro (4400m) 7/8 hours.

The early hours of the trek is a lovely stroll along the ablation valley with many small lakes surrounded by willow bushes and wild flowers. After one hour we come down to the Biafo glacier which offers easy walking opportunity with gradual climb over smooth ice. At this point the gravels and boulders are very minimal and are careful for the frequent crevasses.

Day 10: Trek to Snow Lake (4750m) 2/3hrs

Today we enter into the Snow Lake but when we enter in it than it looks like an ocean of snow. We will rope up to stay away from the hidden crevasses. With steady plod we arrive in two hours to the junction point of snow lake and Simgang glacier. We camp at around 4,900 m in a flat bowl near the pass.

Day 11: Trek across Hisper Pass (5150m) to Khani Basa 6/7 hrs

With sunrise and in 2 hours we will reach at the top of the pass. From the top of Hispar Pass (5150m), some of the finest views of the Karakorum, Ogre Peak (7285m) in the background of Snow Lake's wide plateau and Hispar Glacier stretching as far as eye can see, with the white pyramid of Workmann peak to its north. After a refreshment and photo stop we will proceed to another side of the pass which takes three hours to reach our campsite at Khani Basa. Most of the day we will walk through deep soft snow in single file with rope to avoid the hidden crevasses.

Day 12: Trek to Yutmuro Glacier (4300m) 5/6 hrs

Today we will traverse through and cross the Khanibasa glacier that takes around 2 hours. During the day we have spectacular views of Kanjut Sar 1 (7700m) and the glaciers. The great numbers of the wild flowers makes again this day pleasant. Camp at Yutmar which is an ablation valley.

Day 13: Trek to Bitanmal (3600M) 6/7 hrs

An easy stroll through ablation valley brings us to Yutmaru glacier, that takes around 2 hours to reach the view point of Hisper Pass in the backdrop. The campsite of Bitanmal is filled by willow bushes and wild flowers. Overnight in camp.

Day 14: Rest day at Bitanmal

Day 15: Trek to Hisper/drive to Karimabad

3 hours easy walking along the Hisper river takes us to Huru/Hisper (3100m) village. From where we ends our trekking and board on jeeps for 2 hours drive through Nagar Valley to Karimabad, the capital of Hunza valley. From the window of your room you can see Ultar peak (7400m)Rakaposhi (7788m), Golden Peak (7027m) and many others. Meals and overnight at hotel.

Day 16: Karimabad

Free day at Karimabad with optional visits to Altit and Baltit forts. The beautiful Hunza Valley will warmly welcome you from your long trek. The rich fruit orchards, the unforgettable views of Rakaposhi Massif, Nagar Valley, and Ultar Peak in the backdrop of Baltit Fort, and not less a comfortable hotel room make Hunza a real Shangri-La.

Day 17: Drive to Besham

Approximately 12 hours drive on Karakorum Highway and with views of Nanga Parbat we arrive Besham for overnight in hotel.
Day 18: Drive to Islamabad

8 hours drive to Islamabad. Overnight at hotel.

Day 19: Onward

Transfer to airport for onward flight. End of services
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