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Snow Lake - Biafo Hisper Glacier Trek
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- Snow Lake and “The Finest Mountain Scenery in the World” (Francis Younghusband)”
- “Beyond all comparison the finest view of mountains it has been my lot to behold,” Sir Martin
- Conway, the first European to cross the Hispar Pass, speaking of Snow Lake.



Islamabad-Skardu-Snow Lake-Hunza
(Karakoram Range) 20-22 Days-Strenuous
Mode of Travel: Fly/Jeep/boat/Trek-Motel/Camp
116 km glacier area, which is the largest continuous glaciel system out side of the polar icecaps. It is arguably the most challenging and rewarding area in the Karakorum for trekkers and mountaineers. Biafo Glacier (60 km. long) and Hispar Glacier (61 km. long) meet at the 5151 m. Hispar Pass to form one of the longest glacial systems outside the polar regions. his highway of ice connects two ancient mountain kingdoms; Nagar in the west with Baltistan in the east. At the base of Hispar Pass on its eastern flank rests Snow Lake, a basin of ice (16 km. wide) surrounded by granite pinnacles yet to be climbed. Glaciologists have conducted various experiments on the lake and have found the ice to be approximately 1.6 km. deep. Some go as far as to say that Snow Lake represents the last of the original ice cap in the earth's temperate zones.

Trek Zone Open Zone
Best Season June-Sept
Maximum Altitude 5200m
Total camping nights 14
Total Hotel Nights 05
Trek Difficulty Strenuous
DAY 01 ISLAMABAD (arrival)
DAY 02 ISLAMABAD – SKARDU (2300m/45 min by air)
DAY 03 SKARDU – ASKOLI (3000m/7 hrs drive by jeep)

TREKKING/CAMPING
DAY 04 ASKOLI – NAMLA (3690m/5 hrs)
DAY 05 NAMLA – MANGO (3730m/4 hrs)
DAY 06 MANGO – BIANTHA (3990/5 hrs)
DAY 08 BIANTHA (rest day)
DAY 09 BIANTHA – BIAFO GLACIER (4400m/6 hrs)
DAY 10 BIAFO GLACIER – BELOW HISPER PASS (4780m/5 hrs)
DAY 11 BELOW HISPER PASS – TOP OF HISPER PASS (5151m/3 hrs)
DAY 12 TOP OF HISPER PASS – KHANIBASA (4480m/4 hrs)
DAY 13 KHANI BASA - SHIKAMBARISH (4170m/5 hrs trek)
DAY 14 SHIKAMBARISH - BITANMAL (3660m/4 hrs trek)
DAY 15 BITANMAL - HISPER (3383m/5 hrs)
DAY 16 HISPER VILLAGE – HURU (2972m/6 hrs)

END OF TREKKING/CAMPING
DAY 17 HURU – KARIMABAD (2440m/3 hrs drive by jeep)
DAY 18 KARIMABAD – CHILAS (6 hrs drive by jeep/van)
DAY 19 CHILAS – ISLAMABAD (12 hrs drive by jeep/van)
DAY 20 Transfer to the Airport for onward flight to aboard







* Trip departures and detailed itineraries available upon request; all departures from Islamabad unless otherwise noted.
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Services Included:
Airfare Islamabad - Skardu
Assistance upon arrival/departure.
Hotel accommodation with full board meals.
All meals during trek as per itinerary.
Porterage of 16 kg per person.
Road transfers between airport/hotel and within city as per itinerary.
Sleeping tents, mattresses, mess, kitchen and toilet tent with tables/field stools and camping ground fees.
Kitchen equipment, crockery, cutlery, fuel and related community gear.
Wages of English speaking guide, sardar, cook and assistant (s).
Insurance of our field staff and low altitude porters (except helicopter rescue).
Porterage at airports, hotels, toll taxes and parking fee etc.
A bottle of mineral water per person per day basis in cities.

Services Not Included:
International & domestic airfare, airport tax, excess baggage charges.
Sleeping bags, personal and climbing equipment of any kind high altitude food and oxygen.
Medications, ground evacuations and helicopter rescue charges of any kind.
Room services, laundry, beverages, phone/communication bills and items of personal nature.
Insurance liability of member (s) and other under force majeure conditions.
Any other service not mentioned in this condition sheet.

 
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