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FULL COURSE TREK

FULL COURSE TREK (60 DAYS)

The stunning summer full course summer trek take in some of the most scenic views in the Karakoram and Himalaya range, along with spectacular Deosai National park. 

SECTION 1.    

FAIRY MEADOW:    Fairy Meadows is the launching point for trekkers who wants to climb the the Nanga Parbat, the 9th highest mountain in the world and second in Pakistan after K2. The first part of the road can be driven by a 4x4 vehicle, but the concluding sections, all the way to Fairy Meadows, needs to be traversed by foot or by a bicycle owing to the congested narrow lane.

RUPAL:     The Rupal Valley is located in the Astore District of Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan region. It lies just south of 8,126 meter Nanga Parbat and is popular for treks to the mountain's Rupal Face, one of highest mountain faces in the world. . The Rupal is home to Shina speaking herdsmen, who have grazed and harvested wood in the valley for hundreds of years. Overgrazing has caused some loss of vegetation, leading to wind-blown dust. Towering peaks on either side of the valley make it a breathtaking, albeit remote destination for adventurers. Most treks to the Rupal Valley begin in the village of Tarashing, at the southwestern terminus of the Astore Valley.

DEOSAI:     Treks to the Deosai Plains, the second highest in the world at 4,114 metres (13,497 ft) above sea level, after the Chang Tang in Tibet, either start from or end at Skardu. In the local Balti language, Deosai is called Byarsa, meaning 'summer place'. With an area of approximately 3,000 square kilometres (1,158 sq mi), the plains extend all the way to Ladakh and provides a habitat for snow leopards, ibex, Tibetan blue bears and wild horses.

SKARDU:     Skardu, along with Gilgit, is a major tourism, trekking and expedition hub in Gilgit–Baltistan. The mountainous terrain of the region, which includes four of the world's 14 Eight-thousander peaks, attracts tourists, trekkers and mountaineers from around the world. The main tourist season is from April to October; except at this time, the area can be cut off for extended periods by the snowy, freezing winter weather.

SECTION 2. 

Accessible from Skardu by road, the nearby Askole and Hushe are the main gateways to the snow-covered 8,000-metre (26,000-foot) peaks including K2, the Gasherbrums, Broad Peak, and the Trango Towers, and to the huge glaciers of Baltoro, Biafo and Trango. This makes Skardu the main tourist and mountaineering base in the area, which has led to the development of a reasonably extensive tourist infrastructure including shops and hotels. The popularity of the region results in high prices, especially during the main trekking season.
Numerous climbers regard this region as having some of the finest mountain scenery anywhere in the world. At Gondogoro Pass, one overlooks to the northeast what Galen Rowell termed the "Throne Room of the Mountain Gods." Apart from dozens more, one can see the following famous peaks from the pass:K2(Choghori) BroadPeak ,Masherbrum,Laila Peak,Gasherbrum I,Gasherbrum II,Gasherbrum III,Gasherbrum IV.
Much of mountaineer climb on the giant of Baltoro whereas not far, the superb valley of Charakusa, Kharidas, Nangma, Humbroq and is growing by isolated towers and superb granite spires which remain out of the world.

SECTION 3. 

Biafo & Hishper glaciers combine together forms the world,s longest glacier out side the polar region. The Snow Lake & the Hishper pass give an unmatched trekking experience. After seven hours jeep journey from Skardu the trek will begin at Askole for the 115 km ice corridor trek walking on dancing stones, crossing splashing streams, camping on the summer pastures on the lateral moraines, crossing the 5150 m Hishper pass & four major side glaciers, We will end up the trek at Hishper village, the first permanent settlement after leaving Askoli

The first seat of power of the formerly Hunza State was Altit. Later it shifted to Baltit (modern-day Karimabad). Until the fall of princely state in 1974, Baltit served as political center of Hunza and hence its capital. Today, Baltit is one of the major tourist destinations in Hunza. The center of activities has however shifted to the nearby Aliabad, which is a commercial hub in the region and has most of the governmental infrastructure.


TRIP ITINERARY :
DAYS
DESTINATION
RESIDENCE
ALTITUDE
1Arrive Islamabad international airport & transfer to HotelHOTEL512M
2Drive from Islamabad - Chilas via KKH or Naran valley (Babusar Top)HOTEL1265M
3Drive from Chilas- Riakot bridge- Drive - Tato and trek to Fairy meadowHUT3200M
4Trek to Beyal camp - Nanga Parbat b.c & return to Fairy meadowHUT3200M
5Trek down to Tato and Drive to Riakot bridge - Tarishing villageGUEST HOUSE3250M
6Trek from Tarishing - Helikofer b.c - Latobo b.cCAMPING3530M
7Trek down from Latobo b.c - Tarishing villageGUEST HOUSE3250M
8Drive from Tarishing- Deosai susar Lake - Skardu cityHOTEL2400M
9Skardu briefing and final preparation of trek with staffHOTEL2400M
10Drive from Skardu - AskoliCAMPING3000M
11Trek from Askoli - JholaCAMPING3200M
12Trek from Jhola - PajuCAMPING3450M
13Paju rest and acclimatization to Paju peak 3800 M CAMPING3450M
14Trek from Paju - Trango B.CCAMPING4050M
15Trek from Trango B.C - KhobursayCAMPING3930M
16Trek from Khobursay - UrdukasCAMPING3950M
17Trek from Urdukas - Goro IICAMPING4300M
18Trek from Goro II - ConcordiaCAMPING4650M
19Trek from Concordia - Broad Peak b.c - K2 b.c (K2 memorial) CAMPING4850M
20Trek down from K2 b.c - ConcordiaCAMPING4650M
21CONCORDIA RELAX DAYCAMPING4650M
22Trek from Concordia - GI- GII B.CCAMPIING5150M
23Trek down from GI-GII B.C - Vigne Glacier - Ali CampCAMPING5010M
24RESERVE DAY IN CASE WEATHER NOT SUPPORTCAMPING5010M
25RESERVE DAY IN CASE WEATHER NOT SUPPORT
CAMPING
5010M
26Trek from Ali Camp - Gondogoro La (5585M) - KhuspangCAMPING4600M
27Trek from Khuspang - Laila Peak - ShairchoCAMPING3400M
28SHAIRCHO  RELAX DAY
CAMPING3400M
29Trek from Shaircho - SpangserCAMPING4000M
30Trek from Spangser - K7 base campCAMPING4600M
31Trek down from K7 b.c - ShairchoCAMPING3400M
32Trek from Shaircho - Hushe 4hrs & Drive to Kanday villageCAMPING3900M
33Trek from Kanday - Mingulo BroqCAMPING3380M
34Trek from Mingulo Broq - Nangma valley - Amin Braq B.CCAMPING3780M
35Trek down from Aming Braq B.C - Kanday VillageCAMPING2900M
36Drive from Kanday - Khaplu - SkarduHOTEL2400M
37SKARDU PREPARATION DAY OF HISHPER LA TREK HOTEL2400M
38Drive from Skardu - AskoliCAMPING3000M
39Trek from Askoli - NamlaCAMPING3560M
40Trek from Namla - MangoCAMPING3640M
41Trek from Mango - BainthaCAMPING4030M
42Trek from Baintha - NapinaCAMPING4400M
43Trek from Napina - Karfo GoroCAMPING4680M
44KARFO GORO RELAX DAYCAMPING4680M
45Trek from Karfo Goro - Snow LakeCAMPING4780M
46Trek from Snow Lake - Hishper LaCAMPING5150M
47Trek from Hishper La - Khani BeyasaCAMPING4500M
48Trek from Khani Beyasa - Yutmaru Glacier - Dachigan CAMPING3950M
49Trek from Dachigan - Hishper VillageCAMPING3100M
50Drive from Hishper village - Hunza KarimabadHOTEL2500M
51HUNZA SIGHTSEEING ALTID FORT- BALTID FORT-HOTEL2500M
52Trek from Hunza Karimabad - Ultar meadow - Lady finger B.C & return to HunzaHOTEL2500M
53Drive from Hunza Karimabad - Minapin villageGUEST HOUSE2250M
54Trek from Minapin village - Rakaposhi B.CCAMPING3450M
55Trek from Rakaposhi B.C - Diran B.C & Return to Taghaphari CAMPING3200M
56Trek down from Taghaphari - Minapin villageGUEST HOUSE2250M
57Drive from Minapin Village - Gilgit CityHOTEL1500M
58Fly to Islamabad via PK 608 Or drive from Gilgit - Bisham/ NaranHOTEL612M
59Islamabad sightseeing Margala Hills or drive from Naran/ Bisham - IslamabadHOTEL512M
60FLY OUT TO YOUR OWN DESTINATION (END OF OUR SERVICES)  FLY OUTEN ROUTE

SERVICES INCLUDED

1. All Airport pick and drop
2. one way air fare between Islamabad – Gilgit –Skardu - Islamabad.
3. Transportation briefing, debriefing and sightseeing.
4. Transportation between Islamabad  – chilas – Skardu -Askoli–Hushe- Hunza--Hishper- Tarishing Fairy meadow.
5. Three nights’ Accommodation, twin bed room in Islamabad (bed & breakfast)
6. One nights in Chilas Hotel with full board.Two nights in Fairy meadow with full board.
7. Two night in Tarishing with full board.
8. four nights in Skardu with full board.
9. Two night in Hunza with full board.
10. One night in Minapin with full board.
11. One night in Gilgit with full board. 
12. Local staff Wages, insurance, food and equipment.
13. Low porters to carry trekking foods, member personal to all mentioned places.
14. Way up 25kg each trekking members.
15. Way down 25kg each trekking members.
16. All trekking and base camp foods.
17. Comfortable members tent, Mess tent, Kitchen tent, toilet tent, table, chairs & kitchen utensils.
18. Assistance for Reconfirmation of international flight tickets.
19. All Camping fees, road taxes & bridge crossing fee.
20. Low Porters Equipment’s.
21. Documentation fee
22. Trekking permit fee

SERVICES NOT INCLUDED

1. Member international flight tickets 
2. Helicopter emergency rescue fees (refundable after deduction of U$D 300/- if not use, it is now US$15000/- 
3. Members any climbing gears 
4. Member personal insurance 
5. Sleeping bag and all personal expenses such as telephone calls, fax, email charges, liquor or soft drinks, 
6. Room service, gratuities for personal services, items of a purely personal nature
7. Custom clearing charges (import and export of equipment's) 
8. Any unforeseen expenses (just like road block extra hotel stay or if members stay more days at Base Camp) then members will be pay according to the numbers of days basses. 
09. Trekking members will come together. If any/some member split during the period then there extra expenses will be charged according to normal price


TREKKING & TOURS EQUIPMENT LIST. 

1.       1 Backpack with a carrying capacity of 60 to 70 L/ 15 -17 Gallons (a similar sized duffle bag or travel bag can be used as a substitute)

2.       1 Small backpack for day trips

3.       Sleeping bag (down or synthetic, down to 0 degrees, lightweight compression bag)

4.       1 Warm jacket or parka

5.       3 Pairs of outdoor pants (jeans are not recommended as they are difficult to dry out when wet)

6.       Warm sweaters

7.       2 - 4 Pairs of woolen socks

8.       T-shirts, shirts, hats or caps

9.       1 Set of warm underwear such as long underpants and long undershirts

10.   1 Pair of good hiking boots (make sure they are "broken-in")

11.   1 Pair of light shoes (runners or sneakers)

12.   1 Set of light rain gear such as a pant and jacket combination (1 Water bottle with a 1 litre capacity

13.   1 Pocket-knife or hunting knife

14.   1 Flashlight

15.   1 Pair of sun glasses (VERY IMPORTANT!)

16.   A supply of sun blocker or sunscreen lotion and Lip suncream (VERY IMPORTANT!)

17.   Personal medications

18.   Underwear, personal items, and toiletries

19.   1 pair of fleece pants

20.   1 wool or fleece hat

21.   Headlamp and Batteries (bring at least 2 spare sets)

22.   1 pair of Gore-Tex gaiters (heavy-duty, sized large enough to fit over plastic boots)

23.   1 pair of Gore-Tex shell gloves

Optional:

1.       Trekking poles (recommended)

2.       Thermarest sleeping pad

3.       Camera and film

4.       Journal and pens


 

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