Explore the mesmerizing Batura Valley with our Batura Trek, a thrilling adventure nestled in the Karakoram Range of northern Pakistan. This scenic trek unveils the beauty of one of the largest glaciers outside the polar regions, offering a visual feast of ice flows and rugged landscapes stretching across 57 kilometers.
As you traverse Batura Valley, known for its summer herds and Tibetan-inspired culture, immerse yourself in the charm of shepherd huts against the backdrop of towering peaks like Batura, Shishper, and Passu. The west-to-east flow of the glacier reveals a captivating sea of rocks and vibrant flora, creating a serene atmosphere. Join us at Hunza Explorers for an accessible and enjoyable trek, where nature’s beauty and the thrill of exploration come together in the heart of Pakistan’s enchanting landscapes.
Arrival at Islamabad international airport, our guide and driver will meet you upon your arrival at the international arrival or at your location in Islamabad or Rawalpindi, after meeting and greetings by our staff drive to the hotel.
Drive to Chilas via Karakorum Highway (KKH) or via Naran valley if the babusar pass is open.
Drive to Ghulkin/Gulmit on Karakorum Highway, en-route stop at viewpoint of Nanga Parbat 8126m, junction point of three great mountain ranges (Karakorum, Himalaya & Hindu Kush), remains of Old Silk Road and fir lunch at viewpoint of Rakaposhi 7788m. Later drive to the hotel in Ghulkin/Gulmit.
Day to prepare for the trek
Drive to Batura glacier viewpoint and start the trek toward Batura valley, cross the glacier, walk along the moraine for 2 hours, reach and fix the camps for overnight camping at Yeshperth.
Trek along the moraine of Batura glcaier in Batura valley for about 4 hours and reach Kuckhel, anther beautiful campsite on Batura trek
Trek to the last campsite of the trek "Guchesm"
Day to rest or explore around, visit the beautiful lake.
Trek back to Yeshperth
Trek back to the Karakorum Highway near batura glacier and drive to the hotel in Ghulkin/Gulmit.
Day to explore around, visit Gulmit, Ghulkin & Passu glacier, Borith lake, Passu glacier, suspension bridge.
Drive to Karimabad and explore around, visit Altit fort, Royal garden, Baltit fort and in the evening go to the sunset point at Duiker to see sunset of the beautiful mountains in the surrounding mountains of Hunza and Nagar valley.
Drive back to Naran/Besham
Drive back to Islamabad
Drive back to your destination.
The Batura Trek takes place in upper Hunza, specifically in the enchanting Gojal valley, surrounded by the majestic Karakoram Range.
The ideal time to embark on the Batura Trek is from May to September, ensuring pleasant weather and optimal trekking conditions.
The Batura Trek falls under an open zone, allowing adventurers to explore its beauty without specific permits.
The Batura Trek is considered relatively easy, making it accessible to a wide range of trekkers, including those with moderate trekking experience.
While the trek is relatively easy, it's crucial to be well-prepared. Recommended items include sturdy trekking boots, warm clothing, a reliable backpack, water bottles, and a first aid kit.
As the Batura Trek takes you through awe-inspiring landscapes, camping becomes an integral part of the experience. Hunza Explorers ensures well-equipped and comfortable camping arrangements during the trek.
Yes, at Hunza Explorers, we offer the flexibility to customize the Batura Trek according to the preferences and needs of private groups, ensuring a personalized and memorable adventure.
The duration of the Batura Trek depends on the chosen itinerary. Hunza Explorers provides various options, ranging from shorter treks to more extended expeditions, catering to different preferences.
Yes, our Batura Trek expeditions are led by experienced and knowledgeable guides from Hunza Explorers, ensuring a safe and enriching trekking experience.
While the Batura Trek is considered easy, a reasonable level of fitness is recommended. Trekkers should be prepared for varying terrains and altitudes, and some prior trekking experience is beneficial.