Biafo Hispar Snow Lake Trek Pakistan

Hiking / Trekking in Skardu, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan

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Hispar Pass (or Hispar La) (el. 5,128 m./16,824 ft.) is a high-altitude, non-technical mountain pass in the Karakoram Range in Pakistan.
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Hispar Pass (or Hispar La) (el. 5,128 m./16,824 ft.) is a high-altitude, non-technical mountain pass in the Karakoram Range in Pakistan.
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(1,600.00)
Duration
20 days

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Northern area Skardu Baltistan Pakistan

City
Skardu
State / Region
Azad Kashmir
Zip / Postcode
1600
Country
Pakistan
30.1332944 69.9030210

Itinerary

Day 01 Islamabad
Arrive Islamabad well come by K2 Winner Treks & Tours at Islamabad Airport. Transfer to guesthouse for overnight.
Day 02 Skardu / Chilas
a)Fly to Skardu PK-451 . (Flight is depend on weather).
b)In case of cancellation of flight same day drive by coach to Chilas (480 km) on Karakoram Highway. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 Chilas / Skardu
a) Free day at Skardu. Welcome Tourism Department of Gilgit – Baltistan for (briefing) .
b)If your are driving, complete road journey (09–10 hrs) to Skardu (275 km) En-route has good view of Nanga Parbat (8125m) at junction of Indus River and the rapids and fall of Indus River. Overnight at hotel
Day 04 Askole: (3000m)
By jeeps drive to Askole (7-8 hrs). The last village of about 50 houses. The villagers grow their own cereals, vegetable and fruit and own large herds of sheep’s, goats, yaks and dzos. Overnight in Camp Askole.
Day 05: Askole to Namla (3,650 m 11,800) Camp, trek begins. The walk from Askolie to Namla is on an easy gentle plain first and then becomes difficult as we get on to the snout of Biafo Glacier. This will take about 6 to 8 hours. Overnight in Camp Numla.
Day 06: Namla to Mongo (3,700 m 12,130 ft) Camp, trek. This can take 7 hours or more. We walk on the moraines of Biafo Glacier as well as in an ablation valley. This is not an easy walk as we trek on rocks most of the time. Overnight in Camp Mango.
Day 07: Mongo to Biantha (4,000 m 13,120 ft)
Camp, trek. From Mongo we get on to the white Biafo Glacier where the walking is easier and then we diagonally walk across the Biafo to reach its other side near Biantha. The difficult parts here are getting on to the glacier and then getting off it. This takes about 6 hours of walking and will give us our first sight of the Latok Group. The campsite is located in a green meadow. Overnight in Camp Baintha
Day 08: Biantha (4,000 m 13,120)
Camp, rest day. Wash up, relax, read, climb on a steep ridge for outstanding views behind the camp, sing and dance with the porters! Overnight in Camp biantha
Day 09: Biantha to Marphogoro (4,400 m 14,430 ft)
Camp, trek. Six to eight hours of walking. Getting on to the glacier is tricky. Once on it, the walk is pretty straight forward on the white glacier. However, we are careful to avoid crevasses here. The greenery of Biantha campsite is only a memory now. We are in the dramatic and awesome expanse of the Biafo with its jagged pinnacles. The Ogre (7,813 m.) towers high above us on our right. There is only snow and rock now. Overnight in Camp Marphogoro
Day 10: Marphogoro Snow Lake (4,800 m 15,750 ft) Camp, trek. The trek takes about 6 to 7 hours over ice and snow. Once again we are careful to avoid crevasses along the way. Snow Lake is a magical place. Be sure to get out of the tent to experience the stars in the night. It is an unforgettable experience. Overnight in Camp Snow Lake
Day 11: Snow Lake (4,800 m 15,750 ft)
Camp, rest day. We stay at Snow Lake one more day to acclimatize and explore this unique area of the Earth. Be careful of crevasses. Overnight in Camp Snow Lake
Day 12: Snow Lake to Hispar La (5,151 m 16,895 ft) Camp, trek. A 6 to 7 hour walk on slopes of about 30 degrees take us to the top of the pass. Once again, we are careful to avoid crevasses. Even though the climb is on gentle slopes, we find it difficult due to the rarefied air. When on top we see a panorama described by an early explorer: “Beyond all comparison the finest view of mountains it has been my lot to behold.” On one side the Biafo lies and on the other side we look towards the Hispar Glacier and the peaks above Hunza valley. The view of sunrise from the pass is another sight to behold. Overnight in Camp Hispar La
Day 13: Hispar La Kani Basa (4,500 m 14,760 ft)
Camp, trek. This is a long day’s walk and can take more than 8 hours. We want to make sure that we leave the pass early before the snow becomes soft. On the way down, once again, we are careful to avoid crevasses. We will have to cross the Kani Basa Glacier before we can camp on a green campsite, which is a welcome sight and site after being on snow for the last few days. On the way we can see the famous Kanjut Sar (7,760 m.) towering high above the Kani Basa Glacier. Overnight in Camp Kani Basa
Day 14: Kani Basa (4,500 m 14,760 ft)
Camp, rest. A well needed day to relax after a tough walk through Hispar La and snow. Overnight in Camp Kani Basa
Day 15 Kani Basa to Jutmal (4,200 m 13,780 ft) Camp, trek. This will take about 7 hours and on the way we will cross the Jutmal Glacier. It is tricky here as the route through the glacier is like a maze with high ice walls. After crossing it, another hurdle that we face is the climb up on a loose cliff face. Once up the face, we now enter a beautiful campsite with lovely views across the Hispar Glacier. Some streams have to be crossed on the way. Overnight in Camp Jutmal
Day 16: Jutmal to Bitanmal (3,600 m 11,800 ft)
Camp, trek. This section takes about 8 hours. On the way Pumory Glacier is crossed and also a stream. The crossing of Pumory is not that difficult as the Jutmal. However, once again, we have to descend on to the ablation valley and once again we have to climb the cliffs on our right to get to the campsite. This is an exhaustive process. Overnight in Camp Bitanmal
Day 17: Bitanmal to Hispar Village (3,400 m 11,150 ft) Camp, trek. Another short day of about 4 hours. Some streams have to be crossed on the way, but the walking is relatively gentle. A bridge over the Hispar stream has to be crossed and then a climb on a good path brings us into the village proper. It is strange to see habitation as the villagers gather around us. Overnight in Camp Hispar Village
Day 18: Hispar Village Karimabad
Day 19: Karimabad to Gilgit.
Day 20: Gilgit to Islamabad by PIA.
Day: 21 Fly to Home country

Inclusions

SERVICES INCLUDED:
Visa support letter
Airport transfers
02 Nights in Skardu(Extra money can be charged if more then 02 nights)
Hotel accommodation in cities and towns With breakfast.
Road transfer in A/C vehicle
Road transfers in 4WD jeeps to the start/from the end of the trek skardu to Askole and Back Skardu
Three meals during the trek
Sleeping tents (sharing unless asked for single supplement extra charge can be apply)
Kitchen, mess tent and , tables, chairs, tent pitching/folding
Kitchen equipment, crockery, fuel and related community gear
Experienced trekking guide (English speaking), cook, kitchen staff, sirdar
Wages for the local crew and the porters according to the government fixed wages
Food and fuel for crew and porters according to government guidelines
Insurance coverage of field staff and porters in case of death/serious injury
Food and fuel for crew and porters according porters according to the govt. guidelines
12 kg of personal baggage on the trek
Process of trekking permit and fees
Camping fee where applicable
Trekking trip briefing and debriefing with the concerned government office
Coordination for land/helicopter evacuation in case of emergency
.

Exclusions

SERVICES Exclusions
Extras at hotels, drinks, laundry and personal phone bills
Domestic flight Islamabad to Skardu and back Islamabad, Hotel in Islamabad, Pick and drop in Islamabad is not include in package.
Insurance coverage/ liability of members in case of illness or natural hazards
Bills for helicopter evacuation, medical and other rescue operation
Expenses related to self change of plan or early departure of trekking members
Lunch and Dinner while driving
Sleeping bags, personal clothing and personal equipment
200 USD $ per person can be charged per day if More then 20 Days
Return domestic air ticket Islamabad/ North and return (economy class)
Excess baggage on domestic, international flights/during the trek
(Insurance policies in Pakistan does not include helicopter evacuation for local crew)
(Cost of helicopter or other means not included)
If Road block due to Land sliding or due to Protest Company is not Responsible of the extra expense on the spot .

International airport taxes
Satellite Phone
Horse Riding fees
Tips (customary but not mandatory in Pakistan for local staff, porters and drivers)

Please Note

**Note **
Service Starts from Skardu airport to Till Back Skardu Airport Each & every thing include Excepted Lunch and Dinner in Skardu & Islamabad city. We pick the group from Islamabad Airport and Drop at Islamabad Airport

Fixed Departure For Snow Lake Trek 2014.
(1)25 June 2014
(2)15 July 2014
(3)25 July 2014
(4)10 August 2014

**MODE OF PAYMENT: **
As per our policy for the confirmation of the trip we would be requesting for 25% advance payment of the trip to confirm a space on the trip and 75% of the balance payment one month prior to your departure on the trip. The balance amount is payable in USD cash upon arrival here in Islamabad.

REFUND POLICY
If the cancellation is made up to fifteen days prior to date of departure for the trip from Islamabad, full payment will be refunded
There will be a deduction of 25% from the package price if the cancellation is made in less than 15 days of the date of departure for the trip from Islamabad
In the case of cancellation in less than seven days from the date of departure for the trip from
Islamabad, 40% will be deducted from the package price
Any client deciding to abandon the trip after arrival from Islamabad or leave during the trip for whatever reason(s) whether the clients own or external reasons (e.g. of the nature of ‘force majeure’ or natural hazards) will not be eligible for any refund. This also applies in case the entire group deviates from the scheduled plan and completes the trip or abandons the trip and decides to return earlier than the agreed time schedule
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Cancellation policy

If cancelled up to 14 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the entire activity price may be charged.

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