DARKOT & ALTAR PASS TREK


Duration: 21 days trip, 12/13 walking days
Max Height Gained:4590m
Grade:    Moderate / Demanding
Season:  June – Sept. 

Situated to the east of the Wakhan corridor this is an un spoilt area which offer one of the classic treks from Chitral to Hunza.  Going past Tirich Mir 7708m and central Hindukush mountains, you start the trek with lush valleys, move to rugged landscape, glacier crossing before you take on the two high passes Darkot pass 4757m and the unknown Atar pass 4590m. On route you get to meet the friendly Kho&Wakhi tribes on their high pastures, with the best of mountain scenery the Thui peaks, skirting below the Koyo Zom with views from the Atar pass deep into the Karakorum mountains this is a popular trek with our clients. The trek build up wonderful from the Yarkhun valley to acclimatize you before you reach higher altitude and descend into Ishkuman valley to Hunza.

Itinerary:

Days

Areas

Overnight

01 Arrival Islamabad. Transfer to hotel. Trek briefing for permit. Hotel
02 Drive over Lowari pass 3118m to our private family Fort at Ayun. Home stay. Hotel
03 Visit Alexander’s lost tribe the Kalash of the Hindukush .Ayun Fort home stay. Hotel
04 A day in Chitral town exploring bazaars and Forts. Hotel
05 Drive into the Yarkhun river valley to Power. Camp
06 Drive on to Lashtvillage. Camp
07 Trek to the wakhi settlement at Kismanjana 6 hrs. Camp
08 Trek to the pastures of Ishkarwarz on the Boroghil 5/6 hrs. Camp
09 Rest explore Boroghil. Camp
10 Trek to the Wakhi hamlets at Chikar. Camp
11 Trek up to base camp beside Darkot Glacier. camp
12 Cross the Darkot glacier and Pass 4650m on to Rawat. Camp
13 Trek to the orchard of Darkot village. 4/5 hrs. Camp
14 Trek to shepherd hut at base of Atar pass 5/6 hrs. Camp
15 Trek cross Atar pass to the lovely Mathantar Lake 7/8 hrs. Camp
16 Trek through pastures to the village of Ghotolti 5 hrs. Camp
17 Drive to the fabled Karimabad Hunza. Hotel
18 Free day explore Baltit the traditional capital of Hunza. Hotel
19 Drive on the Karakorum highway to Chilas. Hotel
20 Drive to Rawalpindi. Hotel
21 Transfer to airport for International flight.
DARKOT & ALTAR PASS TREK
DARKOT & ALTAR PASS TREK
DARKOT & ALTAR PASS TREK

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