Karakuram Traverse Trek - Saltoro Summits

The Grand Traverse of Karakoram Mountains, a grand combination of two world’s most interesting and beautiful treks! The combination of Gondogoro La (5450m) via Baltoro Glacier Panoramic Trek goes through Snow Lake and Hisper La (5150 m). During the trek, we meet two main passes of Karakoram. From the top of Gondogoro La, it offers a breathtaking view of Masherbrum, Hidden Peak, Chogolisa, Trinity Peak, Layla Peak, and the Gondogoro Glacier. The trek starts at Hushe Valley and goes through some of the outstanding mountain views.

Trekking in the Karakoram Mountains is a wonderful experience, but trekking to Concordia is a journey of a lifetime, Galen Rowell described Concordia as the "throne room of the mountain gods". Baltoro, home of hundreds of peaks, also home four 8000 meter peaks; K2 (8611m) (Mountain of Mountains), Broad Peak (8047m), Gasherbrum-I (8068m), and Gasherbrum-II (8035m). The trek is located in the heart of the mighty Karakoram and offers a magnificent view of snow-capped mountains. We have a special reserved day at Concordia to explore the hidden beauty of these panoramic peaks. The trek is a bit difficult and is recommended for good trekkers. The journey to giant Baltoro begins at Skardu, the capital town of Baltistan.

Biafo & Hispar Glaciers have a total length of 126 km and are longest outside the Polar Regions. They meet at the 5150 meters Hispar Pass. This immense high way of ice and stones connects the antique kingdoms of Nagar in the west and Ascole (little Tibet) in the east. This route was extensively used to connect the Silk Route with the Indian Sub-continent, China, and Tibet.  Mr. H. W. Tilman an English trekker claimed in 1937 that he had seen the footprints of Yeti on the glacier. Glaciologists after conducting tests on the snow lake confirmed that the thickness of snow is one mile. Here one can observe the rare species of animals in abundances like snow Leopards, Himalayan Bears, Ibex, Markhor, and some times the Marco polo Sheep. The name Snow Lake was given by Martin Conway in 1892, who has given a dramatic account of this place in his book ‘Climbing expeditions in the Karakoram - Himalayas’. Eric Shipton in 1937 had estimated the present size of Snow Lake which is 77 sq. km. Snow Lake is situated between two Glaciers the Biafo and Hisper Glacier. It ends in Hispar, Nagar Valley further to Karimabad, the Capital of former Hunza State. 

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Location: Gondogoro La,Baltoro, Biafo, Hisper Karakoram

Duration:34 Days

Min Age:18

Max People:12

1
Day 1 : ARRIVAL -ISLAMABAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Arrival at Islamabad International Airport and transfer to the hotel. In the evening briefing at Alpine Club of Pakistan. Overnight in the hotel.
2
Day 2 : ISLAMABAD TO CHILAS
Departure for Chilas via Babusar Top, Kaghan Valley Check-in hotel at Chilas.
3
Day 3 : CHILAS TO SKARDU
Arrival in Skardu. Total drive time from Islamabad to Skardu is 22-24 hours. Overnight in the hotel
4
Day 4 : SKARDU
Final arrangement of the trek. Overnight in the hotel.
5
Day 5 : SKARDU TO HUSHE
Drive-by jeep to Hushe. 6-7 hours’ drive. Overnight in the tents.
6
Day 6 : HUSHE TO SHAICHO
Trek to Shaicho. Overnight in tent.
7
Day 7 : SHAICHO TO DALSANGPA
Trek to Dalsangpa. Overnight in tents.
8
Day 8 : DALSANGPA TO GONDOGORO BASE CAMP
Trek to Gondogoro Base Camp. Overnight in a tent.
9
Day 9 : CROSSING GONDOGORO LA TO ALI CAMP
Early morning trek to crossing Gondogoro La and trek to Ali Camp. Overnight in tent.
10
Day 10 : ALI CAMP TO CONCORDIA
Trek to Concordia (4-5 hours) Overnight in tent.
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Day 11 : CONCORDIA TO K2 BASE CAMP
Trek to K-2 Base Camp. (4-5 hours) Overnight in tent.
12
Day 12 : REST DAY AT K2 BASE CAMP
Rest day at K2 Base Camp. Explore the area. Overnight in tents.
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Day 12 : REST DAY AT K2 BASE CAMP
Rest day at K2 Base Camp. Explore the area. Overnight in tents.
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Day 12 : REST DAY AT K2 BASE CAMP
Rest day at K2 Base Camp. Explore the area. Overnight in tents.
13
Day 13 : K2 BASE CAMP TO CONCORDIA
Trek back to Concordia. A short stay at Broad Peak. Overnight in tents.
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Day 13 : K2 BASE CAMP TO CONCORDIA
Trek back to Concordia. A short stay at Broad Peak. Overnight in tents.
15
Day 15 : BIANGO TO KHUBURTSE
Trek to Khuburtse (5 hours). Overnight in tents
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Day 16 : KHUBURTSE TO BARDOMAL
Trek to Bardomal. (6 hours). Overnight in tents.
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Day 17 : BARDOMAL TO KOROFONG
Trek to Korophone. (6 hours) Overnight in tents.
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Day 18 : REST DAY AT KOROPHONE
Rest day. Overnight in tents.
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Day 19 : KOROPHONE TO NAMLA
Trek to Namla (5 hours). Overnight in tents.
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Day 20 : NAMLA TO MANGO
Trek to Mango. (5-6 hours). Overnight in tents.
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Day 21 : MANGO TO KARPHO GORO
Trek to Kropho Goro. (6-7 hours). Overnight in tents.
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Day 22 : KARPHOGORO TO BAINTHA
Trek to Baintha. (6-7 hours. Overnight in tents.
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Day 23 : BAINTHA TO LATOK
Trek to Latok. (6-7 hours). Overnight in tents.
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Day 24 : LATOK TO SNOW LAKE
Trek to Snow Lake. (6 hours). Overnight in tents.
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Day 24 : LATOK TO SNOW LAKE
Trek to Snow Lake. (6 hours). Overnight in tents.
25
Day 25 : SNOW LAKE TO HISPER LA
Trek to Hispar La (5151 Meters) (6-7 hours). Overnight in tents.
26
Day 26 : HISPER LA TO KHANI BASA GLACIER
Trek Hispar La to Khani Basa Glacier. (7-8 hours). Overnight in tents.
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Day 27 : KHANI BASA TO BITANMAL
Trek to Bitanmal. (6-7 hours). Overnight in tents.
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Day 27 : KHANI BASA TO BITANMAL
Trek to Bitanmal. (6-7 hours). Overnight in tents.
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Day 28 : BITANMAL TO HISPER VILLAGE NAGAR
Trek to Hispar Village. (7-8 hours). Overnight in tents.
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Day 29 : HISPER VILLAGE TO KARIMABAD HUNZA
Drive to Karimabad Hunza. Overnight in the hotel.
30
Day 30 : KARIMABAD VISIT
Day Excursion. Explore the beautiful Hunza Valley. Overnight in the hotel.
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Day 31 : KARIMABAD TO KAGHAN
Drive to Kaghan via Babu Sar Top (10-12 hours). Overnight in the hotel.
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Day 32 : KAGHAN TO ISLAMABAD.
Drive to Islamabad/Rawalpindi. (6 hours). Overnight in the hotel.
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Day 33 : REST DAY
Rest day in Islamabad, Afternoon sightseeing. Overnight in the hotel.
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Day 34 : DEPARTURE
Early morning de-briefing at Alpine Club of Pakistan. Afternoon transfer to Islamabad International Airport for your onward destination. End of Our Services. Thank YOU!

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