This trek will take you through the Shigar valley up to the last settlement of the Karakuram, Askoli. The trek starts from the Askoli Village and we follow some stages of the Baltoro trek to the Biafo Glacier. This is one of most strenuous trek and here is the meeting place of greatest mountain glaciers in Asia. The interconnected Biafo and Hispar glaciers form the longest glacial system in the world outside the polar area and combined length is about 122 kilometres. It is also linking the Baltistan and Hunza Valley and cuttinh through the Karakuram Range. The climax of this trek (Hisper Pass) 5150m, at the conjunction of the Biafo and Hisper Glacier, offers incredible view of peaks and glacier valleys. It is also possible to climb below 6000m peaks in this area.
This trek requires good physical fitness and weather condition. While descending to the Hisper Glacier the trek follows the beautiful Pasturelands of the another side. This area offers a great variety of attraction to adventure and nature lovers. This trek will be the opportunity of meeting different culture discovery to the magnificent landscape and people of the Northern Areas.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Day-01 Arrival at Islamabad airport and transfer to hotel
Day-02 Drive to Chilas
Day-03 Drive to Skardu
Day-04 Sightseeing in Skardu
Day-05 Jeep drives to Askoli (3050m), overnight in camps
Day-06 Trek (6-7 hrs) to Namla 3280m, gives the panormaic views of the boulder strew Biafo Glacier.
Day-07 Trek to Mango 3650m, a gentle climb on unstable boulders, then cross the crevasses to the green campsite at the site stream.
Day-08 Trek 5-6 hrs from Mango to Baintha 4020m
Day-09 Trek 5-6 hrs to Napina 4400m, a gentle ascend and crossing of the crevasses out to the easy white ice, camp at green grass with fresh water.
Day-10 4-5 hrs trek to the Hispar Base Camp (4800 m)
Day-11 Day free for rest/waiting for good weather condition and local exploration
Day-12 In the morning starting trek 4-5 hrs to the Pass 5150m and 4-5 hrs descend with hidden crevasses, scree and moraine, near to the junction of Khania Basa 4600m
Day-13 Trek to the Yutmaru Glacier, traverse Khania Basa Glacier, with beautiful view of Kanjut Sar 7760m and camp near Yutmaru Glacier in a flate field at 4350m.
Day-14 Trek 5-6 hrs to Dachigan and camp at about 4050m.
Day-15 5-6 hrs Trek to the Hispar Village, across the Kunyang Glacier and continue to Hispar.
Day-16 There is Jeep road from Hispar Village to Karimabad-Hunza, if road permits to drive, you may proceed directly to Karimabad/ trek 3-4 hrs to Huro.
Day-17 Jeep drives to Karimabad, overnight at hotel.
Day-18 Day free for sightseeing in Karimabad.
Day-19 Drive to Chilas 6-7hrs via Gilgit.
Day-20 Continue to Islamabad 11-12 hrs.
Day-21 Day free in Islamabad.
Day-22 Departure from Islamabad (drop to the airport).