Great Karakoram Traverse Trek

Duration: 33 days
Camping Nights: 26 days
Hotel Nights: 6 days
Maximum Altitude: 5,850m
Trek Status: Strenuous
Best Season: June - Aug
Trek zone: Restricted
Location: Karakoram

 

A combination of our established Gondogoro La, K2 and Snow Lake treks, this 5-week expedition must rank as the ultimate Karakoram challenge which starts from the south-east at Hushe and ends in Nagar/Hunza to the north-west. Starting out from the Hushe Valley, we cross the Gondogoro pass (5,850m) into Concordia, where we allow time to visit K2 Base camp before set ting off down the Baltoro Glacier to the snout of the Biafo Glacier. From where we follow the excellent Snow Lake route over the Hispar La (5151 M) into Nagar/Hunza. This is a sustained and strenuous high level adventure in a remote location, with more of the feeling and logistics of an expedition than a trek. The trek is tough though but the reward is greater.

 

  ITINERARY
Days Program
1 Arrival at Islamabad
2 Islamabad to Skardu (by air if weather permits, otherwise by road)
3 Skardu to Hushe (on jeeps)
4 Hushe to Saitcho
5 Saitcho to Dulsung Pa
6 Dulsung Pa to Gondogoro BC
7 Rest day at Gondogoro BC for acclimatization
8 Gondogoro BC to Gondogoro La High Camp
9 Cross Gondogoro La and descend to Ali Camp (Vigne glacier)
10 Ali Camp to Concordia
11 Rest day at Concordia to explore the Throne Room Of Mountain Gods
12 Concordia to Goro
13 Goro to Urdukas
14 Urdukas to Paiju
15 Paiju to Karofong
16 Karofong to Namla (start of the Biafo glacier)
17 Namla to Mango
18 Mango to Baintha
19 Rest day at Baintha
20 Baintha to Napina
21 Napina to Karfogoro
22 Karfogoro to Sim Gang (Snow Lake)
23 Sim Gang to Hispar La
24 Hispar La to Jutmal
25 Rest day at Jutmal
26 Jutmal to Bitenmal
27 Bitenmal to Falalingkish
28 Falalingkish to Hispar village
29 Hispar village to Karimabad, Hunza
30 Rest day in Karimabad to explore Hunza
31 Karimabad to Gilgit
32 Gilgit to Islamabad
33 Departure to home
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