reception on arrival at Islamabad
airport, transfer to Hotel. Afternoon
City tour, and also visit Raja Bazaar,
Rawalpindi. Trek briefing with the tour
leader in the evening. Overnight at
morning you will be transferred to
Islamabad airport for flight to Skardu.
This flight is subject to weather.
capital of Baltistan and stands at an
altitude of 2,278 meters.
Skardu – Arandu :
4X4 jeeps to Arandu (3,165 m). Overnight
(3,300 m) :
next camp at the junction of a torrent,
at a place called Tsas Chumic. 5 to 6
Bolocho (3,750 m) :
of flowery path (with edelweiss, genepi)
before entering the mineral and icy
world of high altitude. About 15 km to
be covered today along the glacier,
which starts resembling a real glacier.
View over looking Spantik and some part
of our path and of Haramosh range.
Chogolungma Glacier, we walk for about
20 minutes on nasty snout of glacier
until we reach the smooth, white central
part of the glacier, and turn southwest
up the Haramosh Glacier to Laila Base
Camp. (4,360 m, 6-7 hours).
excursion at Laila Peak Base Camp to
explore the area & acclimatization.
4,800 m Peak :
six hours trek to climb a peak about
4,800 meters for very good panoramic
mountain views. Over night camp at Laila
Base Camp – Spantik Base Camp :
Trek to Spantik Peak base Camp. A
strenuous 6-7 hour round trip trek over
rock and ice.
Spantik Peak Base Camp – Haramosh Base
five hours walk up the Haramosh Glacier,
with view of the Haramosh Pass ahead.
The last one-hour is across big rock and
crevasses, requiring that rope up.
Overnight in tents.
camp at about 4 am to climb Haramosh
Pass (4,800 m), walk on the Haramosh
Glacier and cross many crevasses. After
about two hours avalanches coming down
from the left threaten us, so we move
across the glacier towards the north
side and continue up.
Kutwal Lake :
descent on the Kutwal Lake side is very
steep. We need a rope to get down the
first 40 meters. After four hours, we
reach grass and trees from there it is
an easy walk along the mini glacier,
down to the shepherds huts at Kutwal
Lake, Camp at green spot of Kutwal Lake
(2,600 m) six to seven hours hiking.
from the Lake through green pasture for
one hour. Down is half an hour across
the Glacier and then down to Iskary
summer village at about (2,050 m).
Overnight in camp.
right side of the mini Glacier and cross
the Baskai stream to the shepherds
summer settlement of Gure. Along the
water channel down through trees and
fields to Dassu and camp for the night.
Dassu-Karimabad Hunza (2,500 m) :
This is your last breakfast at the camp.
Drive to Karimabad Hunza well known as
“the land of eternal youth”. Lunch at
view point of Rakaposhi. Transfer to
Hotel and enjoy the shower. Meals and
overnight stay at Hotel. After noon
visit Baltit Fort. (6 Hours Drive).
the morning drive to Duikar to have
romantic view of Sunrise from beautiful
peaks around Hunza Valley. Breakfast at
Eagle Nest Hotel. On way back visit
Altit Fort. Overnight at Hotel.
– Basham :
Karakoram highway to Besham. En-route
you can stop at Carvings on the rocks.
Overnight at hotel. (10-11 hours).
Rawalpindi on the way visiting Taxila,
the former capital of Gandhara
Civilization. We visit the
archaeological remains of a monastery
(Julian) a city (Sirkup) and the museum.
Continue drive to Rawalpindi transfer to
Hotel, farewell dinner at typical
for departure flight.