Highlights:

Walking on Passu Glacier

Crossing of Patundass 4000m pass

Unrivalled Mountain Landscapes and Scenery

View of 14 peaks over 7000m

View of one of the World’s 4th Longest Glacier

 

TREK ITINERARY: 

Day 01 - 02: London Heathrow to Islamabad

Fly from London to Islamabad.

You will be greeted by the local guides at Islamabad International airport who will then transfer you along with your luggage to a centrally located hotel in Islamabad.

Rest of the day is a rest day.

Overnight stay at hotel. 

Day 03: Islamabad - Chilas: (11 – 12 hrs.)

Drive to Chilas on Karakorum highway 11-12hrs - 461km.

Overnight stay at hotel.

The Karakorum highway is 8th wonder of the world (KKH). KKH is the highest paved international road in the world. It connects China and Pakistan across the Karakoram mountain range, through the Khunjerab Pass, at an elevation of 4,733 m/15,397 ft. It connects China's Xinjiang region with Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa regions and also serves as a popular tourist attraction. Due to its high elevation and the difficult conditions in which it was constructed, it is also referred to as the "Eighth Wonder of the World.

The Karakoram Highway, also known as the Friendship Highway in China, was built by the governments of Pakistan and China, it was started in 1959 and was completed in 1979 (open to the public since 1986) about 810 Pakistanis and about 200 Chinese workers lost their lives, mostly in landslides and falls, while building the highway. The route of the KKH traces one of the many paths of the ancient Silk Road.

Day-04: Chilas – Karimabad, Hunza: (05 – 06 hrs.)

Drive to Karimabad 5-6hrs, 245km along with Hunza River.

Overnight stay in a hotel.

Hunza: 65,000 inhabitants have been ruled by the Mir’s family since the 11th century. The people are cheerful, friendly, fair- skinned and blue or green eyes. Almost all speak Brushaski and in upper Hunza they speak Wakhi.  The miracle of the Hunzakuts longevity, supposedly resulting from their mostly vegetarian diet of cereals and fruits From Hunza Valley, panoramic views of Rakaposhi (7788m), Diran Peak (7266m), Spantik Peak (7027m), Ultar-I (7388) & Lady Finger (6000m).                                       

Day-05: Karimabad - Attabad Lake – Gulmit Upper Hunza: (01 hrs.)

After breakfast, drive to Attabad Lake then by boat drive to Gulmit. Upon arrival in Gulmit, check in at hotel then after a short break we will explore the most remote Gulmit village including a visit to the oldest house in Gulmit (700 Years Old). Then we will visit the Ondra fort from where you can take nice pictures of the sunset then back to Gulmit. For dinner, we will take you to the local family house to enjoy the Hunza Traditional Food with the local family. Overnight stay in Gulmit.

Gulmit, meaning a nest amidst flowers would really live up to its definition as you will find on your visit. Gulmit is the most visited region of Gojal Upper Hunza Valley. Gulmit is famous because it is the gateway to five valleys, Shimshal Valley, Chipursan Valley, Misgar Valley, Boibar Valley & Khunjerab. It is a valley of nine colours. It has a unique place on the world map, with a rich history and deep rooted culture. A mixing bowl of ancient civilization and dream of nature lovers, this famous valley with its towering peaks and ever flowing streams and its hospitable people make it a place worth visiting. Gulmit is also surrounded by some of the world most famous peaks, glaciers and lakes.

Day-06: Hike – Passu Ghar: (05 – 06 hrs.)

A moderate day trek takes you from Gulmit through Kamaris to Ghulkin glacier, Borith Lake and eventually Passu glacier ghar. This trek offers a diverse experience from panoramic views including peaks, glaciers, streams, rivers, crop fields and offering an opportunity to meeting with very hospitable locals. Overnight Camping at Passu Ghar.

Day-07: Trek - Passu Ghar – Luzhdar - Patundass: (06 hrs.)

After breakfast, we will start the trek toward Luzhdar via Passu white glacier after lunch at Luzhdar we will continue our trek toward. Overnight camping at Patundass. 

Day-08: Patundass – Shisper Peak base camp: (05 - 06 hrs.)

After breakfast, we will start our trek toward Shisper Peak base camp.

Overnight camping at Patundass Meadows.

Day-09: Rest - Patundass Meadows:

Free day at Patundass meadows for photography of the surrounding peaks and glaciers and relaxing. Overnight Camping at Patundass Meadows. 

Day-10: Patundass Meadows - Yunzben: (05 hrs.)

After breakfast, we will start our trek from Patundass meadows to Yunzben.

Overnight Camping at Yunzben.

Day-11: Yunzben – Gulmit – Gulmit Glacier: (04 – 05 hrs.).

After breakfast, we will drive back to Gulmit en route at Glacier Breeze for the tea and local apricot then further drive to Gulmit check in at hotel after a short rest we will trek up to Gulmit black glacier and return back to the hotel in the evening.

Overnight stay in Gulmit Upper Hunza Valley. 

Day-12: Gulmit Upper Hunza: (06 hrs.)

Early morning after breakfast we will start our trek toward Hussaini Suspension bridges as we required to cross two suspension foot bridges that demand bravery and high determination to cross, the view from the right side of the bridges near the small villages we will pass through is really amazing, then return back to the hotel in the evening.

Overnight stay in Gulmit Upper Hunza.

Day-13: Gulmit- Gilgit City: (03 hrs.)

After breakfast, drive to Gilgit. En-route, take a short stop at Rakaposhi view point for photography then a further drive to Gilgit. We will visit the bazaar in order to familiarize ourselves with the customs of the Gilgit’s, a stop at the cooperative store, where Chinese goods are bought on the barter system will allow us to glance at Chinese treasure, we will then take a hair-raising drive across Asia's longest suspension bridge - 600 feet long and wide enough only for one car at a time. Overnight stay in Gilgit.

Gilgit is located at an altitude of approximately 1500 Meters (4800 Feet) in the North East of Pakistan. The city had been a central point of trade and political activity as early as 1st century AD. Since then it has always been a very strategic point for the neighboring countries. Surrounded by the massive mountains of Karakorum Gilgit is a small valley with a ground just enough to form a small city of 500000 persons. Beyond here there is no such a big town or city in any direction within a distance of about 450 kilometers in any direction. Gilgit is the administrative and commercial capital of Northern areas.

Day-14:  Gilgit - Besham: (06 hrs)

Drive to Besham en-route stop at the junction point of the three greatest mountain ranges where they meet at one point then further drive to Besham, arrival and check in at hotel. Overnight stay in Besham.

Besham is a little transit village now beginning to assume the features of a modern town and has the trappings of modern civilization - petrol stations, cafes, restaurants, hotels, barber shops and bazaars. It is the junction for Swat Valley via the scenic Shangla Pass into Khawzakhela; Kaghan valley via Mansehra and Gilgit.

Day-15:  Besham – Taxila - Islamabad: (05 hrs.)

Drive to Islamabad en-route visit Taxila museum then drive to Islamabad, arrival in Islamabad and then we will visit Shah Faisal Mosque and Daman – e – Koh then after we will settle in for a farewell dinner party.

There are over 50 archaeological sites scattered in a radius of 30 km around Taxila. Most of the archaeological sites of Taxila (600BC - 500AD) are located around Taxila museum. For over 1000 years, Taxila remained famous as a centre of learning the Gandhara art of sculpture, architecture, education and studying Buddhism.

The Shah Faisal mosque is a beautiful mosque designed by the Turkish architect, Vedet Dalokay. Named after the late king of Saudi Arabia, it is a massive 18970 sq. meters wide with 88m high minarets & 40m high main prayer hall. The main prayer hall can accommodate 10,0000 people while the covered porticos and verandahs can take over 24,000 worshipers. The man courtyard has space for 40,000 people.

Daman – e – Koh is the famed terraced garden at the Margalla hills that offer a panoramic view of Islamabad city.

Finally, our guides will drop you to the airport to catch your flight back home.

INCLUDED:

International Flights.

Accommodation for 08 Nights on Twin Sharing Basis.

Transportation for the whole trip. 

Well experienced local mountain guide. 

Porters during the trek. 

Insurance of guide, cook and porters during the trek. 

Experienced cook and helper during the trek. 

Trek equipment, utensils and tableware.

Trek Food. 

Camping Fees. 

Boating in Attabad Lake. 

Airport Pick and Drop. 

Portage at Hotels and Airport. 

Toll Taxes and Parking Fees. 

Letter of Invitation for obtaining the Pakistan Tourist Visit Visa. 


EXCLUDED: 

Hotel Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).

Bottled water.

Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, and crampon and harnesses etc.

Tips of guide, drivers, porters etc.

Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of Islamic Relief.

Extra days beyond the specified itinerary.

Single supplement.

Visa fee.

Personal travel Insurance.


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