FIXED DEPARTURES 2016

Dear Travelers and Tourism Friends! Welcome to Karakorum and Hindukush “the kingdom of Pakistan. We are pleased to inform you that Hunza Adventure Tours Pakistan offers fixed departures dates for adventure lovers! Considering the customer’s convenience and budget, we are pleased to introduce fixed departures for the given trekking itineraries. While we guarantee all fixed departures with as small a number as two persons, we restrict the maximum trekking group size to ten persons, traveling together from one destination to another, in order to facilitate personalized services and attention. Hunza Adventure Tours Pakistan can develop the customized trekking/tour programs to suit your dates and interests. Should you require any assistance in this regard, please contact us. This website contains just the highlights of the HATP suggested adventure and cultural tour programs. Our HATP representatives shall deliver to you the detailed itineraries of these suggested programs. However, you can consult us directly for further information concerning tour/trekking.

 

K2 BASE CAMP TREK

Trek to the world’s second peak K-2 (8611m) Follows the rout up to the Baltoro Glacier (62km) and passes surrounded by the great connection of the above 8000m high peaks in the world. This is the world’s unique trek where you can view the famous highest peaks. Concordia (4720m) is the setting point of Godwin-Austen and Baltoro Glacier, Spectacular views surrounded by famous peaks, the K-2 (8611m) world second highest peak, Broad peak (8060m) Gasherburm peak II (8035m) and Gasherburm I. The route runs to base camp of K-2 is the remarkable journey and great explorations.

DEPARTURES: 3rd July.
 
   
DAY ITINERARY
01 Receive from Islamabad Airport and transfer to the hotel.
02 Briefing at ministry of tourism. Over night stay at Islamabad.
03 Departure for Chilas sight seeing en-route arrival at Chilas and Transfer to the hotel. Over night stay at Chilas.
04 Departure for Skardu 8hrs drive. Over night stay at Skardu.
05 Trekking preparation. Over night stay at Skardu.
06 Jeep drives to Askole 6-7hrs. Over night Camping.
07 Trek to Jula (3180m) 4-5hrs. Over night camping
08 Trek to Paiju (3400m) 5-6hrs. Over night Camping.
09 Rest day at Paiju.
10 Trek to Urdukas (4000m) 8hrs. Over night Camping.
11 Trek to Goro II (4380m) 7hrs. Over night Camping.
12 Trek to Concordia (4700m) 6-7hrs. Over night Camping.
13 K-2 Base Camp (5200m) Excursion.
14 Day Free at Concordia
15 Trek back at Goro II (4380m) 5-6hrs. Over night Camping.
16 Trek to Khoburtse (3930m) 4-5hrs. Over night Camping.
17 Trek to Paiju (3400m) 4-5hrs. Over night Camping.
18 Trek to Jula (3180m) 5-6hrs. Over night Camping.
19 Trek to Askole.
20 Departure for Besham 11-12hrs drive. Over night stay at Besham.
21 Debriefing at Ministry of tourism. Over night at Islamabad.
22 Destination Flight.
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BIAFO HISPER SNOW LAKE

Biafo Glacier (60 km. long) and Hispar Glacier (61 km. long) meet at the 5151 m. Hispar Pass to form one of the longest glacial systems outside the polar regions. This highway of ice connects two ancient mountain kingdoms; Hunza in the west with Baltistan in the east.

In olden times warriors from Hunza would use this natural pathway to invade the peoples of Askolie in Baltistan. Later, the well known sport of "Polo," a Balti word meaning ball, served as a more positive outlet for aggression between these two kingdoms and matches were played on stretches of level ground in this locality.

Because the Biafo-Hispar region is very remote it serves as the last stronghold for many animals; including Himalayan bear, ibex, markhor and the snow leopard. H.W. Tilman, an English adventurer, claimed he saw footprints of the Yeti during his trek there in 1937.

At the base of Hispar Pass on its eastern flank rests Snow Lake, a basin of ice (16 km. wide) surrounded by granite pinnacles yet to be climbed. Glaciologists have conducted various experiments on the lake and have found the ice to be approximately 1.6 km. deep. Some go as far as to say that Snow Lake represents the last of the original ice cap in the earth's temperate zones.

The first segment of the journey from Islamabad to Askolie is identical to that of the K-2 Trek (see enclosed). We begin our walk from Askolie towards K-2 then shortly head west onto the Biafo Glacier. After trekking three to four days we arrive at Baintha Campsite located on an ablation valley below the granite peaks of the Ogre (7813 m.).

The walk takes us past glistening clear lakes, bright spots of green grass, glorious wild flowers and the ever present vertical snow covered peaks hanging above to complete this dazzling scene. The next two days take us over the white covered Biafo Glacier to Snow Lake. We then make the exhilarating walk up to Hispar Pass continuously overwhelmed by the incredible views.

Having reached the highest point of our journey atop Hispar Pass (5151 m.) we begin the descent into Hunza; a land where the language, culture and ethnic background is vastly different than that of Baltistan. We follow the Hispar Glacier past massive mountains such as Kanjut Sar (7760 m.) and Disteghil Sar (7885 m.) reaching the end of the glacier in four to five days.

The green oasis of Hispar Village awaits us signaling only another day is walk before a jeep transports us to Karimabad, Hunza. First sight of the lush valley of Hunza is breathtaking and in some ways makes up for the nostalgia one feels after completing a long walk. We spend one night in Karimabad then we are off to Gilgit by way of the KKH. Depending on weather conditions we then fly or drive back to Islamabad.

DEPARTURES: 19th August to 8th September.
   
DAY ITINERARY
01 Islamabad
02 Drive to Chilas
03 Drive to Skardu
04 Sightseeing in Skardu
05 Jeep Drive to Askoli
06 Trek to Namla
07 Trek to Mango
08 Trek to Baintha
09 Trek to Napina
10 Trek to Hisper Base Camp (4800 m)
11 Crossing the pass to Khanibasa
12 Trek to the Yutmaru Glacier
13 Trek to Dachigan
14 Trek to Hisper Village
15 Jeep Drive to Karimabad
16 Free for sightseeing in Karimabad
17 Drive to Chilas
18 Drive to Islamabad
19 Free day in Islamabad
20 Destination Flight
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BATURA GLACIER TREK

Biafo Glacier (60 km. long) and Hispar Glacier (61 km. long) meet at the 5151 m. Hispar Pass to form one of the longest glacial systems outside the polar regions. This highway of ice connects two ancient mountain kingdoms; Hunza in the west with Baltistan in the east.

DEPARTURES: 1st August.
   
DAY ITINERARY
01 Arrive at Islamabad airport and transfer to the hotel.
02 Drive to chilas (approx 11 hours drive). Over night stay at chilas.
03 Drive chilas to Gulmit (approx 8-9 hours drive) en-route stop over at Rakaposhi for lunch.
04 Drive from Gulmit to Batura Bridge and then trek up to yunzben. Over night camping at yunzben.
05 Next day we will start the trek crossing the batura glacier. It takes 8-9 hours to reach Yashperth. Yashperth is the first summer pasture of the village in Batura valley.
06 On this day you can start walking from Yashperth to Kukhill. On the way you can view the Batura ranges on your opposite side.
07 From Kukhill start a trek to Guehesm? This is the last summer pasture the trees and flowers are abundant there.
08 Retrace your footstep down valley to Yashperth.  Over night stay at Yashperth.
09 Follow the trail to Passu via cross the glacier to Yunzben and drive to Gulmit. Over night stay at Gulmit.
10 Free day at Gulmit.
11 Drive to Gilgit. Over night stay at Gilgit.
12 Drive to chilas. Over night stay at chilas.
13 Drive to Islamabad.
14 Destination Flight.
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RAKAPOSHI BASE CAMP TREK
Range:   Karakoram
Altitude:   Min : 600m - Max: 4938m
Zone:   Open
Duration:   12 days
Best Time:   June - September

Rakaposhi (7788m) is one of the most beautiful peak and the world’s 29th highest mountain. It dominates the horizon and watches over the Karakoram Highway as you travel from Gilgit to Hunza. The peak is surrounded by famous glaciers and valleys like Bagrot, Minapin and Jaglot.

There are several approaches to Rakaposhi. Its Northwestern Peak (6858m) was first reached by Campbell Secord and Vyvyan in 1938 via Jaglot route. In 1958 a British – Pakistan Forces expedition led by Captain Michael E. B. Bank attempted the peak through the north side of the Kunti Glacier and what is known as Monk’s head. The leader Captain Bank and Lieutenant T.W. Patey of the British Royal Navy climbed the peak. The Ghulmet route is a hot and dry ascent up the ridge between the Ghulmet and Pisan Glaciers. 

The most scenic approach to Rakaposhi BC is from Minapin to Tagafari and Kacheli. This route goes through thick forests, pastures, and green valleys. In this expedition we will take the Jaglot Nullah route to the base camp for attempting the peak.

DEPARTURES: 14th July.
   
DAY ITINERARY
01 Islamabad. Hotel.
02 Fly to Gilgit or drive to Chilas in case of flight cancellation. Hotel.
03 Drive to Minapin. Hotel.
04 Trek to Hapakun. Tent
05 Trek to Tagaphari. Tent
06 Free day. Tent.
07 Trek down to Minapin and drive to Hunza. Hotel.
08 Free day. Hotel.
09 Drive to Gilgit. Hotel.
10 Fly to Islamabad or drive to Besham. Hotel.
11 Free day or complete road journey. Hotel.
12 Fly out.
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RUSH LAKE TREK

For anyonewho wants to have a first time taste of Himalayan trekking, we recommend the Rush Lake trek in the heart of the Hunza valley. During this trek you will cross glaciers, high meadows and lovely irrigated terraced fields and also have the spectacular view of the mighty Karakoram Mountains from Rush Lake. The trip begins in Islamabad from where we will proceed towards Hunza. The first sight of the towering Rakaposhi (7788 m.) takes one's breath away. The views get better and better as we approach Karimabad; the capital of this unbelievable beautiful valley. If there is Shangri-La on earth, then this must be it! Our short trek starts across the valley and the Hunza River at a place called Hoper. This is where the snout of the famous Barpu glacier meets another glacier called: Bualter. Hunzakuts (people from Hunza) believe that glaciers are either male or female. Each glacier exudes its own gender qualities and when male and female glaciers meet they give birth to a baby glacier! After four or five days of trekking we will reach the beautiful Rush Lake. We will have ample opportunity to rest in this awe-inspiring place and to take in the fantastic mountain panoramas. Our return to Karimabad is via another route down the Barpu Glacier. At Karimabad you will have time to do some shopping and sightseeing in a bazaar of an ancient mountain kingdom. From here you will drive back to Gilgit and onwards to Islamabad.

DEPARTURES: 19th August.
   
DAY ITINERARY
01 Islamabad-Besham Arrive Islamabad the federal capital of Pakistan, transfer to hotel for fresh-ups and drive to Besham.
02 Besham-Gilgit Early morning drive to Gilgit the capital city of Northern areas of Pakistan.
03 Gilgit-Hopar We drive out from Gilgit to re-enter the town from the historic route, crossing a suspension bridge over river.
04 Hopar-Shiskin It is a hot walk so keep your water bottles full. First we will cross Hoper glacier, then continue track along the lateral moraine for about an hour and arrive at Shiskin.
05 Shiskin-Barpu Giram Today we will climb a stony and hot gully to reach Barpu glacier, then in one hour we will cross the Barpu glacier, the crossing is again, bit steep.
06 Barpu Giram-Rash Lake It is an easy zigzag path; at the top of this path we will have extensive views of Hispar Gorge to the high mountains like Lupghar, Momhil, Trivor and Bullarang.
07 Rush Lake-Rest Day A free day at Rash Lake for a climb of Rash Peak. It is an easy walk for superb views of Hispar Gorge and a 360 degree panorama of Golden Peak, Miar, all of Hunza with Ultar and Passu Peak, all of Nagar and mountains to the north of Hispar.
08 RushLake-Datchugan Today, the trek will be a descending one throughout, to more than 1200 meters. The trek offers superb views of Miar glacier and Rakaposhi (7788m) range.
09 Datchugan-Hamdar After breakfast at camps we will start our trek, first we will cross Miar glacier with magnificent views of Miar Peak (6824meter).
10 Hamdar-Karimabad(Hunza) Hamdar to Hapakun takes one hour, with views of Golden, Chukutans, Rash peaks. Arrive Hapakun, another fertile meadow like Hamdar.
11 Karimabad-Passu Upper Hunza Short drive through the heart of Karakoram. We stop at the village of Gulmit, in the shadow of virgin Gulmit tower. Walk through the village fields to visit the Polo ground and old houses.
12 Passu-Chilas Drive along the bank of Hunza River on Karakoram Highway, enjoying fascinating views of Karakoram Peaks from a different angle.
13 Chilas-Islamabad Full day drive on Karakoram Highway to Islamabad. We start early in the morning, to cover the 12 hours long drive. Short stay in Besham for lunch, by evening we shall reach Islamabad.
14 Islamabad And Taxila This day is reserved to explore the beautiful city of Islamabad and the historical city of Taxila.
15 Islamabad Transfer to Air Port for flight to homeward destination.
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PATUNDASS TREK

This trek takes you to the fascinating patundass valley traverses two glaciers and goes along the batura glacier which is 65km long it is the second longest glacier outside the Polar Regions. The highest point of this trek is 4570mt high it is called table of the mountains where you can view sixteen peaks over 7000mt high. 

This is an easy and short trek recommended for all ages and does not require any good physical condition.

DEPARTURES: 27th July.
   
DAY ITINERARY
01 Arrival at Islamabad.
02 Departure for Chilas.
03 Departure for Karimabad.
04 Departure for Gulmit.
05 Trek across Ghulkin glacier via Borith Lake to Passu ghar.Over night stay at Passu ghar.
06 Traverse Passu glacier to Luzhdar. Over night camping at Luzhdar.
07 Trek to patundass. Over night camping at patundass.
08 Free day at patundass. Over night stay at patundass.
09 Descend to Yunzben. Over night camping at Yunzben.
10 Trek to Passu and drive to Gulmit. Over night stay at Gulmit.
11 Drive back to Gilgit.
12 Drive to Chilas.
13 Drive to Islamabad & then transfer to the Airport for destination Flight.
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HUNZA CHERRY & APRICOT BLOSSOM TOUR

Apricot or Cherry blossom or spring season is one of the best and interesting periods to visit to the mountain valley of Karakorum, "HUNZA". During the spring season the fruit trees erupt in white blossom and down the valley looks like white carpet. The blossom starts first by the almond trees then apricot trees, cherries, applies, peaches and pears, give wonderful contrast of blossom among the high snowcapped mountains. These fruits are an integral part of Hunzakutz’s diet. Apricot trees are more common in Hunza and Nagar valleys, which is famous legend fruit of the valley and in ancient time was main source of the food. 

Hunza is located in the Northern part of Pakistan near the borders of China and Afghanistan. Hunza is well known for its picturesque beauty and as well as the culture and tradition of the mountain people. For the hundreds of years it was an isolated state, ruled by the king or Mir locally called “THAM”. At the nineteenth centuries the kingdom had become a princely state that was protected by the government of British India, after the partition from India, Pakistan gained control of these areas in Passu cathederals in Hunza Valley of Pakistan Passu cathederals in Hunza Valley of Pakistan

Passu cathederals in Hunza Valley of Pakistan 1947 but Tham/ Mir was allowed to rules over local matters until 1974 and then Pakistan took over completely control. 

Normally blossom starts from end of March to end of April in the valley and best to start the trip in the first week of April. Hunza is connected from the capital, Islamabad by road, Karakorum highway and by air to Gilgit then by road to Hunza Valley 3hrs drive. All the flights to Gilgit from Islamabad are subjected to weather condition.

DEPARTURES: 25th March.
   
DAY ITINERARY
01 Arrive at Islamabad airport, sightseeing and overnight at hotel.
02 Fly to Gilgit and sightseeing around or drive to Chilas/hotel.
03 Continue to Karimabad-Hunza/hotel.
04 Drive to Hopar then to Duikar/hotel.
05 Drive to Lake then by boat to Gulmit/hotel.
06 By walk to Gulkin and Borite Lake /hotel.
07 Continue back to Karimabad/hotel.
08 Drive to Gilgit or Chilas/hotel.
09 Fly to Islamabad or drive from Chilas to Islamabad/hotel.
10 Departure from Islamabad (drop to the airport).
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FAIRY MEADOWS & HUNZA VALLEY TOUR

Pakistan is blessed with area of matchless beauty and a fairy meadow is the place which can be considered as one of the most beautiful in northern area of Pakistan. A visit to fairy meadow requires a hike of three hours approximately but the views are rewarding. You may have the best views of Nanga Parbat from fairy meadows. While sitting in your tent or a log cabin.

DEPARTURES:
   
DAY ITINERARY
01 Receive from Islamabad airport and transfer to the hotel.
02 Islamabad-Chilas
03 Chilas-Gilgt
04 Gilgit-Gulmit
05 Gulmit-Day free
06 Gulmit-sightseeing
07 Gulmit-Gilgit
08 Gilgit-fairy meadows
09 Fairy meadow-day free
10 Fairy meadow-Besham
11 Besham-Islamabad
12 Destination Flight
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HUNZA AUTUMN TOURS

Hunza valley is the prime attraction for tourists, as the spectacular scenery of the surrounding mountains is overwhelming. A view of Tupopdan peak, Shisper peak, kuroon peak and Gulmit Tower from various points of Hunza valley makes it unique. The valley is known for its delicious fruit, terraced fields and longevity of local people and also for its changing colours in various seasons. The spring turns the valley to white, pink, red and purple. Summer is green with colorful flowers while autumn is the most colorful as the whole region wraps in yellow, red and orange. You may have witnessed the colours of autumn throughout the world but you will not see a beautiful mountain like Tupopdan behind the colorful trees and valleys. The autumn in Hunza valley is magnificent and an unforgettable experience. It is the best time for exploring the beautiful Hunza valley.

DEPARTURES: 8th October.
   
DAY ITINERARY
01 Receive from Islamabad airport and transfer to the hotel.
02 Departure for Besham sight seeing en- route arrival at Besham and transfer to the hotel
03 Departure for Gilgit sight seeing en- route arrival at Gilgit.
Over night stay at Gilgit.
04 Departure for Gulmit sight seeing en- route arrival at Gulmit. Rest of the day free for individual activities. Over night stay at Gulmit.
05 Day visit to explore Gulmit valley. Over night stay at Gulmit.
06 Day hire to Bortih Lake via Ghulkin black Glacier.
07 Full day excursions to Khunjerab Pass. Over night stay at Gulmit.
08 Departure for Gulmit short stay en- route arrival at Gulmit. Over night stay at Gulmit.
09 Departure for Chilas, short stay en- route arrival at Gilgit, after lunch departure for Chilas.  Over night stay at Chilas.
10 Departure for Islamabad, short stay en- route visiting Taxila Museum. Arrival at Islamabad.
11 Day at Leisure.
12 Destination flight.
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