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The trek was absolutely amazing so well organised and I thought that our western leader Lee did an excellent job leading the team was brilliant at keeping the atmosphere of the trek happy and focussed
Henry Ogden (UK) | Dhaulagiri Circuit, Nepal

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  • Celebrating with the crew at Hispar La (credit: Jo Clark)
  • Sunset from camp on the way up the Biafo glacier (credit: Jo Clark)
  • Walking up the Biafo Glacier (credit: Jo Clark)
  • Kani Basa camp (credit: Jo Clark)
  • Lunch on the glacier (credit: Jo Clark)
  • Making our way towards Snow Lake at dawn (credit: Jo Clark)
  • Looking from the middle of Snow Lake (credit: Jo Clark)
  • Walking across Snow Lake (credit: Jo Clark)
  • Just starting up Hispar La pass (credit: Jo Clark)
  • Camping on the Hispar La (credit: Jo Clark)
  • Views from the Hispar La (credit: Jo Clark)
  • Descending towards Hispar Glacier (credit: Jo Clark)
  • Looking back at the pass and the Ogre (credit: Jo Clark)
  • Views of the pass from Hispar Glacier (credit: Jo Clark)
  • Making our way towards Hispar Village in the heat (credit: Jo Clark)

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Trip Details

  • Destination: Pakistan
  • Holiday Type: Walking & Trekking
  • Duration: 22 days from Islamabad
  • Leadership: Western-Led
  • Minimum Group Size: 6 people
  • Cost: 2020 -£3,595 (US$4,595 or €4,025) 2021 -£3,595 (US$4,595 or €4,025)
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What does this include

Price includes:

  • Internal flight from Islamabad to Skardu and from Gilgit to Islamabad (if these are cancelled then we will drive to Skardu on KKH). 
  • All internal transport and transfers including airport collections on group flight
  • Twin share room at private guesthouse in Islamabad and at Concoria Motel in Skardu
  • Breakfast only in Islamabad, all meals included in Skardu and on trek
  • Twin share domed tents while on trek
  • All trekking arrangements including permits and fees, Western and Pakistani guides and porters
  • Bespoke weather forecasts for Snow Lake region from throughout the duration of this trek
  • Full financial protection for all monies paid to us through our membership of Association of Bonded Travel Operators Trust (our ABTOT membership number is 5365) and having an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (our ATOL number is 10921)
  • Pre departure support and advice from The Mountain Company by email, phone and face to face meetings in London. After booking with us we will send you our comprehensive "Pakistan Pre Trip Information" notes

Price excludes:

  • International flight to/from Islamabad
  • Airport pick up and transfers if not on arriving on group flight. Private transfers cost GBP35 (US$55) per person for each pickup
  • Travel & trekking insurance
  • Pakistan visa (obtain before departure)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Islamabad
  • Personal clothing & equipment
  • Tips to local trekking crew
  • Other items not listed in "What is included"
Trip Grade Strenuous

Trip Grade Strenuous

Suitability: a good choice for regular long distance hill walkers, very high level of fitness required. These trips may involve mountaineering and glacial travel.

1) Walking times: average 7 to 8 hours walking per day (with several longer days up to 12 hours) for up to 28 days with some rest days included.

2) Altitude: up to 5,500m.

3) Terrain: for some of the time following well-travelled trails although also likely to encounter rough and rocky conditions possibly with exposed sections. May involve steep ascent and descent over mountain passes that could be snow covered.

4) Remoteness: usually in more remote areas and likely to be a long distance from nearest road and facilities available in a city.

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrive in Islamabad 
  • Day 2Fly to Skardu, if cancelled drive KKH to Chilas 
  • Day 3Sightseeing day in Skardu (or drive KKH to Skardu) 
  • Day 4Jeeps to Askole (3,048m) 
  • Day 5Trek to Namla (3,566m) 
  • Day 6Trek to Mango (3,720m) 
  • Day 7Trek to Baintha (4,035m)  
  • Day 8Rest and acclimatisation day 
  • Day 9Trek to Morfogoro (4,300m) 
  • Day 10Trek to Karpogoro (4,680m) 
  • Day 11Trek Hispar La Base Camp (4,590m) 
  • Day 12Cross Snow Lake and trek to Hispar La (5,151m) 
  • Day 13Trek to Kani Basa (4,511m) 
  • Day 14Trek to Yutmaru (4,130m) 
  • Day 15Trek to Shigam Baris (4,170m) 
  • Day 16Trek to Bitanmal (3,760m) 
  • Day 17Trek to Hispar Village (2,302m) 
  • Day 18Drive to Karimabad (2,438m) 
  • Day 19Morning sightseeing in Karimabad, afternoon drive to Gilgit 
  • Day 20Fly to Islamabad (if cancelled drive KKH) 
  • Day 21Spare day in Islamabad/ drive KKH 
  • Day 22Fly back home 
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