Mountaineering in Pakistan
With five of the above 8000 meters peaks in the world, Pakistan has been the focus of some of the most outstanding achievements in the world of mountaineering. For many decades the dauntless icy and rocky mountains have posed as challenge to those who dare. There are more than 100 peaks in Pakistan open for mountaineering today. Each year 40-50 mountaineering expeditions get permits to climb this greatest concentration of lofty peaks on earth. Here, five gigantic mountains, K2, Gasherbrum I, Gasherbrum II, Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat, tower above 8000 meters, with 108 peaks higher than 7000 meters. Through the ages these majestic and awesome mountains have lured nature lovers and adventurous mountaineers. There are still peaks above 6000 meters, many of which have remained unnamed and unclimbed. If you too can rise to the challenge then the treks in the sublime sanctuary of the nature await you. Come into the frozen world of the world’s highest peaks, land of the gigantic 8000ers. This is the paradise that is whispered around the world with a sense of the wonder and awe, for its offers the world of those giants that cross eight thousand meters. Nowhere else in the world can you gaze upon these giants in the sky, except in Karakorams, the Himalaya and Hindukush. Happily, there is always a peak for every kind of climber, from the amateur to the top professional. These snow covered mountains lure people from all over the world to try their hand at climbing in this land of mists and glaciers. So listen to the call from the mountain gods and contact Hunza Adventure Tours for your expedition plans now! Climbing permits to scale a mountain are issued in all seasons by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism Pakistan in Islamabad. Certain official documents are required to seek permission for climbing peaks. Below 6000 meters peaks do not require liaison officer for expedition. Fees or royalties depend upon the altitude of the peak. Hunza Adventure Tours offers all inclusive logistic support services to mountaineering expeditions up to base camps. Are you planning an expedition to Pakistan? And are you seeking help of an experienced tour operator who has handled hundreds of expeditions successfully and has received admiration from their valued clients? Do you want to get professional services of a tour operator, Then your choice should be Hunza Adventure Tours Pakistan (HATP). HATP is the largest adventure tour operating company in Pakistan which enjoys a large share of total expeditions that visit Pakistan to scale various peaks in Karakoram, Himalayas, and HinduKush. When you choose HATP to assist you, it means you don’t have to worry about any thing regarding your expeditions.
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Minglig Sar (6050m) is located in the Shimshal Valley in Hunza neighboring the Chinese southern most mountain range Kun Lun. Shimshal Lake sits at the base of the mountain near the Shimshal Pass (4735m).
Sakar Sar is situated in Chapursan valley of Gojal (Hunza). It lies on the border of Wakhan and Pakistan. Upto Sost we travel on the KKH. From Sost a jeep track will take us to village of Baba Gundi from where we start our trekking.
The trip will take you to the trekking peak in the Shigar Valley. The name Khoser Gung in the Balti language means Ice Pumpkin. The glacier feeds the part of Shigar Valley situated on the left bank of Braldu River.
Gasherbrum means "Shining Wall". Highest (8,068m/26,470ft) among the six peaks of the huge massif, it has been called ‘Hidden Peak’ by nineteenth century British explorer Conway.
Drifica was first climbed by a Japanese expedition back in 1978, it homes in beautiful Charakusa Valley which homes to many small peaks and rock climbs.
Gasherbrum I is the 11th highest peak in the world and the 3rd highest peak in Pakistan with the elevation of 8068m (26,470ft) while Gasherbrum II 8035 is the 13th highest peak in the world.
The Great Trango Towers are an assembly of impressive rock spire located on the north side of the Baltoro Glacier. The Great Trango Towers offer some of the largest cliffs and most challenging rock climbing in the world.
Also know as Golden Peak for its golden wall facing Hunza from the south, Spantik is the most attainable 7000m peak in the Karakoram. The dramatic approach trek along the Chogolungma Glacier passes through a variety of beautiful mountain.
The most photogenic top of the whole area towers on the other side of the river - amazing rock crown of Passu Cathedral. "The Sun Drenched mountain", also known as Passu Cathedral.
This peak is situated in the Saltoro and Masherbrum ranges. The nearby glaciers are Kaberi and Charakusa. Possible route to the peak is from Khapulo in Baltistan through Tagas, Dumsum and Kaberi glacier.