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Duration

21 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English, Urdu

About this tour

Embarking on the Hisper La Trek commences with a thrilling jeep ride from Skardu to Askoli village. Begin the trek at Askoli village, journeying through the breathtaking Biafo Glacier until reaching the enchanting Snow Lake. Traverse this snowy expanse to access Hisper Nager via the majestic Hisper La. This pass, connecting with the Biafo Glacier in the Baltistan region, forms the world’s longest glacier traverse, culminating in a remarkable journey.

The Biafo Glacier and Hispar Glacier together span an impressive 126 kilometers, marking the longest stretch of glaciers outside the Polar Regions. Converging at the lofty 5,150-meter Hispar Pass, this grand icy pathway links the ancient realms of Nagar in the west and Askoli (referred to as “little Tibet”) in the east.

This historic route served as a vital connection between the Silk Road, the Indian subcontinent, China, and Tibet. In 1937, H.W. Tilman, an intrepid English trekker, claimed to have spotted yeti footprints on the glacier, adding a touch of mystery to its allure. Additionally, it was a path utilized by the people of Hunza for invasions into Askoli, later evolving into a more amicable means for Hunza residents to engage in polo matches with the Askoli populace.

The journey culminates in the stunning Hunza Valley, known as the Valley of Eternal Youth and home to some of the most progressive communities in the Northern Areas. Exploring Karimabad unveils visits to the Altit and Baltit Forts, offering breathtaking vistas from the Baltit Fort’s rooftop—an unforgettable experience in itself. Hunza’s residents are renowned for their longevity, and glaciologists conducting tests on the Snow Lake confirmed its snow depth to be a staggering one mile.

This remarkable expedition also provides ample opportunities to spot an array of rare animal species, including snow leopards, Himalayan bears, Ibex, Markhor, and occasionally, the elusive Marco Polo Sheep.

 

 

Max Altitude: 5150m Hisper La
Best Season: June  to September
Trek Duration: 12 Days
Zone: Open
Range: Karakorum/Himalaya

Highlights

  • Scenic Jeep Ride: The thrilling journey begins with a jeep ride from Skardu to Askoli village, setting the tone for the adventure ahead.
  • Biafo Glacier: Trekking through the stunning Biafo Glacier, which along with the Hispar Glacier, forms the longest stretch of glaciers outside the Polar Regions, spanning an impressive 126 kilometers.
  • Snow Lake: Reaching the enchanting Snow Lake, a breathtaking snowy expanse that serves as a highlight of the journey.
  • Hisper La Pass: Crossing the majestic Hisper La Pass at 5,150 meters, connecting the Biafo Glacier in Baltistan with the Hispar Glacier in Nagar, forming the world's longest glacier traverse.
  • Historical Significance: The route holds historical importance as a vital connection between the Silk Road, India, China, and Tibet. It was used for trade and cultural exchanges, with H.W. Tilman's claimed yeti footprints adding a touch of mystery.
  • Cultural Interactions: Historical use of the route for invasions and later for friendly polo matches between the people of Hunza and Askoli showcases the cultural significance of this ancient pathway.
  • Hunza Valley: Culminating in the stunning Hunza Valley, known as the Valley of Eternal Youth, offering visits to Altit and Baltit Forts with breathtaking vistas, including stunning views from the Baltit Fort's rooftop.
  • Longevity & Glaciology: Hunza's residents' reputation for longevity and glaciologists' tests confirming Snow Lake's staggering snow depth of approximately one mile add to the intrigue and uniqueness of the region.
  • Wildlife Encounters: Ample opportunities to spot rare animal species such as snow leopards, Himalayan bears, Ibex, Markhor, and the elusive Marco Polo Sheep along the trekking route.

Included/Excluded

  • Domestic Flight Tickets
  • All hotel accommodation (twin sharing room)
  • All trekking accommodation (twin sharing dome tent)
  • All domestic airport and road transfers
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and beverages/water
  • All transportation required in destination location
  • All trekking logistics (tents, non-personal equipment and tools etc.)
  • All bridge fees and camping site fees
  • Licensed professional guide as per government requirement.
  • Government trekking paperwork and permit fee
  • Support staff (cook, assistant(s) etc.)
  • Porter for personal luggage (14kgs) and mountaineering equipment (8kgs)
  • Snacks including dry fruits and tea/coffee during the trek
  • Waste management fees as per government requirement
  • Free refills of boiled drinking water on the trek
  • Islamabad and Skardu city tours (all entry fees included)
  • First aid medicine kit (basic)
  • Satellite phone for emergencies
  • Trekking map
  • International airfare
  • Visa to Pakistan
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal mountain equipment
  • Personal equipments (e.g. trekking shoes, down jacket, walking sticks etc)
  • Extra nights in Islamabad (Check out at 12pm sharp)
  • Personal Expenses (minibar, bottled water, phone calls, laundry, souvenir etc.)
  • Gratuities for guides, porters, staff etc

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Durations

21 Days 20 Nights

Language

English
Urdu

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