BIAFO HISPER LA SNOW LAKE TREK

 

Duration: 20 Days  
Range: Karakoram
Maximum Elevation: 5151M
Zone: Open
Best Time: June to mid of September
Grade of difficulty: Strenuous
Camp Nights: 10  
Hotel Nights: 09



 

 

 

The Biafo glacier is almost 60 kilometers in length joins the Hisper Pass at 5151 meters. Sort of composing the largest glacier network apart from the North Pole region. This massive ice river links the vast Baltistan with the famous Hunza Valley. it is said to have been the access way for the warriors from Hunza attack the Baltistan village of Askole subsequently this conflict converted into a rather rival sport "polo" game. This is a local word meaning a ball. this game was played on the horse back and the rival matches was played on an even grounds known polo ground between the two kingdoms the polo ground which normally exists almost in ever town and villages of Gilgit Baltistan and still being played.


The Biafo glacier is the geographically the vast glacier inhibited by wildlife such as markhor, snow leopard in 1937 there was a strange revelation by an English adventurer who claimed to has seen the"yetti" the huge humanoid gorilla during his trek of the area. There is a snow lake spreading over an area of some 16 kilometers at the eastern flank of the Hisper Pass located by a granite pinnacle. this pinnacle is the focal point of adventures to be climbed some days ahead. According to a glaciogeological survey it is discovered that the base of the nearby lake is some 1.6 kilometer thick deep down the crust layer.


From Islamabad to Askole the travel is similar and equivalent to trek to the K-2 base camp in the first phase. Before heading west ward to Biafo glacier the trek normally conduct from Askole to the K-2 base camp. We reach baitha camp site after four days interminable long trek which is a valley typed location just in the fore ground of a granite summit of ogre which stands some 7,813 meters. You come across transparent dazzling lakes with gorgeous patches of verdures and various herbs all around. The following a couple of days are being spent over the biafo glacier heading to the snow lake. After the snow lake visit the next exciting journey now takes to the most exasperating awesome views of the Hisper Pass. After the incredible ascent of the Hisper Pass which ranges 5151 meters descends us to the most amazing locations of Nagar and Hunza Valleys which is absolutely different from the culture and language of Baltistan. 


The green oasis of Hispar Valley awaits us signaling only another day is walk before a jeep drive to Hunza Valley. First sight of the lush green valley of Hunza is breathtaking and in some ways makes up for the nostalgia one feels after completing a long trek. We spend the night in Hunza Valley then we will drive to Gilgit along the Karakoram Highway and depending on weather conditions we then fly to Islamabad or drive back to Islamabad. 

Itinerary:

Days

Areas

Overnight

01 Arrival Islamabad. Hotel
02 Drive to Chilas. Hotel
03 Drive to Skardu. Hotel
04 Sightseeing in Skardu. Hotel
05 Jeep Drive to Askoli. Camp
06 Trek to Namla. Camp
07 Trek to Mango. Camp
08 Trek to Baintha. Camp
09 Trek to Napina. Camp
10 Trek to Hisper Base Camp (4800 m). Camp
11 Crossing the pass to Khanibasa. Camp
12 Trek to the Yutmaru Glacier. Camp
13 Trek to Dachigan. Camp
14 Trek to Hisper Village. Camp
15 Jeep Drive to Karimabad. Hotel
16 Free for sightseeing in Karimabad. Hotel
17 Drive to Chilas. Hotel
18 Drive to Islamabad. Hotel
19 Free day in Islamabad. Hotel
20 Destination Flight. ---
Snow Lake Biafo Hisper La Trek
Snow Lake Biafo Hisper
Biafo Hisper Snow Lake Trek

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