Daily Walking 5-7 HRS except Longer Days While Crossing Pass
Grade Moderate to Difficult
Best time Mid June – End of September
Maximum Altitude 4572m
Duration 16-20 Days
Day 01: RAWALPINDI – ISLAMABAD: Arrival at Islamabad International airport and transferred to comfortable centrally located hotel. Reminder of the day is free for you to relax and recovered from long flight to Pakistan. in the after noon, for those who desire there will be a tour of Pakistan’s capital Islamabad and bustling bazaar of Rawalpindi. In the evening we have a welcome dinner where you will have the opportunity to meet your guide and other member of group. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02: RAWALPINDI – CHLIAS: (Drive & Hotel). Morning after break fast drive 11-12 hrs on famous Karakorum Highway. En route we will stop for photography, toilet break and lunch at Chatar or Besham. O/N stay at hotel.
Day 03: CHLIAS – SKARDU: (Drive & Hotel). After Break fast drive 9-10 hrs to Skardu, en route stop at “Junction Point of World great Mountain Ranges” Himalaya, Karakorum & Hindukush and view point of Killer mountain “Nanga Parbat”. O/N Stay in hotel.
Day 04: SKARDU: (Hotel & Sightseeing). Hire porters and purchase supplies in Skardu and free time for sightseeing. O/N stay in hotel.
Day 05: SKARDU – SHIGAR VALLEY: Leave Skardu by jeep for beautifulShigarValley which is the gateway to the Baltoro Glacier and great peaks like K-2 second highest in the world,Gasherbrum chain and Masherbrum etc. Shigar valley also known as for its apricots, apple and mosque as old as 500 years, which are fine specimens of wooden architecture. O/N stay in camp.
Day 06-09: SHIGAR VALLEY – KHAPLO VILLAGE: Trek will start on 6th day towards the 16000 ft. Thaley La (Pass). It is a round trip trek going through beautiful lush green meadows, enjoyable the scenery of the majestic Karakorum Peaks and meeting the cheerful Balti Shepherds. On the 8th day, we will reach Doghani, where the jeeps would be ready to take us to Khaplu village. Khaplu is also well known for its landscape fruits and the old forts. Khaplu is the main village before getting into the mountains, glaciers,MasherbrumPeak and Saltoro range. O/N stay in camp/hotel.
Day 10-14: KHAPLU – KANDE: The second part of the trek will start on 10th day towards the well-known Masherbrum BC which will be our last destination of the trek and reach there on 11th day. Camping at village Kande and Hushe we will witness the Balti village life and landscapes. From Hushe village to BC, the trek runs along the Masherbrum glacier below and beautiful Masherbrum chain around the camp. We will reach Khaplu village on the 14th day having at the same sites. O/N stay in camp.
Day 15: KHAPLU – SKARDU: A 6 hrs jeep drive from Khaplu to Skardu. In the evening visit of Skardu Bazaar and statpara lake. O/N stay in hotel.
Day 16- 18: Q return journey via same route to Islamabad, upon arrival drive to concern department for debriefing. In the evening transfer to airport for onward journey to sweet home.
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