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Great Karakoram Traverse Trek

Great Karakoram Traverse Trek

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36 Days
Availability : May - September
Islamabad, Pakistan
Karakoram, Pakistan

This is a superb mountaineering journey, which crosses one of the most rugged tracts of terrain on the face of the Earth. Long and sustained, it includes a number of tough days and 2 high and committing pass crossings. There are only 3 rest days within this 26-day trek and that means you will need to be in excellent physical condition to take it on. However, our trekking pace in Pakistan is dictated to a great extent by the distances that the porters are prepared to walk and this is usually around 6 hours’ walking per day. This equates with an average of just 7 or 8 miles per day, as walking speed is restricted by the altitude and by the sometimes difficult terrain.

The crossing of the Gondoro La is a true mountaineering challenge involving the ascent of steep (45 degree) snow slopes on the Hushe side and the descent of a large glaciated mountain face on the Concordia side. It will also be necessary to rope up to descend the snow-covered West Vigne Glacier. This day will require a midnight start and could be as long as 10 or 12 hours. No technical climbing ability is required as steep sections of the pass will be safeguarded with fixed ropes and full training in their use, as well as in the various techniques required for roped glacier travel, is given prior to the crossing.

The crossing of Snow Lake and the Hispar La involves less steep ground, but it is crevassed and once again the group will be roped up possibly for as many as 3 consecutive days.


Itinerary:

DAY DAILY ACTIVITIES/PLAN
01 Arrival to Islamabad airport,our guide and driver will meet you here and take you to your hotel for overnight stay.
02 Drive to Chilas on Karakoram Highway OR Babusar Pass (via Naran valley) if the pass is open.
03 Drive to Skardu.
04 Drive to Hushe Valley, overnight in guest house
05 Trek to Saitcho, overnight in tent .
06 Trek to Dulsung Pa, overnight in tent.
07 Trek to Gondogoro BC, overnight in tent .
08 Rest/acclimatization day at Gondogoro BC. overnight in tent.
09 Trek to Gondogoro La High Camp, overnight in tent.
10 Trek to Ali Camp (Vigne glacier) via Gondogoro La Pass. overnight in tent.
11 Trek to Concordia. overnight in tent.
12 Rest day / explore around. overnight in tent
13 Trek to Goro. overnight in tents.
14 Trek to Urdukas. overnight in tent.
15 Trek to Paiju. overnight in tents.
16 Trek to Karofong. overnight in tent.
17 Trek to Namla (towards to biafo glacier). overnight in tents.
18 Trek to Mango. overnight in tent.
19 Trek to Baintha. overnight in tents.
20 Rest day /explore around. overnight in tent.
21 Trek to Napina. overnight in tents.
22 Trek to Karfogoro. overnight in tent.
23 Trek to Sim Gang (Snow Lake). overnight in tents.
24 Trek to Hispar La. overnight in tent.
25 Trek to Jutmal. overnight in tents.
26 Rest day / explore around. overnight in tent.
27 Trek to Bitenmal. overnight in tents.
28 Trek to Falalingkish. overnight in tent.
29 Trek to Hispar village. overnight in tents.
30 Trek to Hoper and drive to Karimabad. overnight in hotel.
31 Rest day / explore around. overnight in hotel
32 Trek to Hoper and drive to Karimabad. overnight in hotel.
33 Day excursion to Khunjerab Pass, in the evening drive back to Passu. overnight in hotel
34 Day to explore Passu/Ghulkin/Gulmit village. overnight in hotel.
35 Drive to Naran valley/Besham. overnight in hotel
36 Drive to islamabad, arrive and explore the city. In the evening drive to the airport and fly to your destination.
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Karim Tajik

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The best trekking route in Pakistan for adventure / nature lovers

June 17, 2018
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