It lies in Batura Valley Passu in the Gojal region of Gilgit-Baltistan Pakistan. The Batura Glacier, 57 kilometers (35 mi) long the northern region is holy with lofty mountains, long glaciers, and amazing landscape making it a heaven for Alpine lovers. Batura Glacier trek is an incredibly beautiful trek of such scenery. An average height of 3800m, wild alpine flowers filled meadows, birch trees, and where roses and juniper trees are common.
We will drive you on the renowned KKH to arrive at the base camp of Rakaposhi in the Nagar district of Gilgit-Baltistan. While trekking, we can get an opportunity to see the Wakhi peoples’ summer lifestyle as they venture to summer pastures to graze their cattle and yaks. The actual trips start in Islamabad, the modern capital of Pakistan and we drive on Karakoram Highway, one of the wondrous achievements of humankind with breathtaking views of Rakaposhi, Diran Peak, Shishpar peak 7611 meters, Ultra peak 7388 meters, Passu Peak 7478 meters, Karon Koh (7200 meters, and the Batura massive 7500-7785 meters, so many Karakoram giants. Our actual trek will begin on the 4th day of the trip to Passu village. For the next few days, you will stay in camps and keep trekking, passing the Batura Glacier and arriving at Yashperth.
The captivating Hunza culture, their smiling welcome, their warm hospitality is an equally charming experience of its own. Every day of the trip turns to be fascinating making the whole trip an incredible lifetime experience.
Our guides porters and cooks will accompany you throughout the trek. You will also trek to Fatimahal, which is a summer village (pasture) of the Wakhis. From this place, you will get spectacular views of the many peaks in the Batura area. Trek to Yashpert and a walk to Yokopirt are also part of the trek. The trek will finally end after we reach Karimabad Hunza, where you will have a hotel stay.
Trip Name Batura Glacier Trek
Location Hunza Gilgit
Ideal Time May – October
Duration 20 days
Day 01 Arrival in Pakistan
Welcome to Pakistan at Islamabad and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon we will make a city sightseeing tour of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, which offers a great contrast of culture, archaeology, and planning. Rawalpindi is an old city with narrow lanes and bustling bazaars while Islamabad is a modern and the only planned city of Pakistan serving as the capital of the state. Raja Bazaar, Murree Road, Lok Virsa Museum, and Shah Faisal Mosque are the places of tourist interest included in the tour.
Day 02 Islamabad – Chilas
We depart from Islamabad and arrive at Besham crossing the famous towns of Abbottabad and Mansehra. Later on, following the upstream course of River Indus, we will make photo stops at Shatial rocks with ancient graffiti’s on them. After a long day aboard, we arrive at Chilas and transfer to a hotel for overnight.
Day 03 Chilas – Gulmit
Some interesting carvings can be seen on the rocks at Chilas, even from the window of your vehicle, and next to Chilas is the Nanga Parbat viewpoint offering breathtaking views. The next stop will be at the unique point where three mountain ranges, Karakoram, Himalayas, and the Hindu Kush meet, near the confluence of Indus and Gilgit Rivers. We bye passes Gilgit Town and continues our drive on KKH. En route, we cross several villages of Hunza & Nagar valleys and make a photo stop at Rakaposhi viewpoint. Driving past Karimabad, we go straight to Gulmit, a quiet and serene village in the upper Hunza region, and stay overnight.
Day 04 Gulmit – Excursion Khunjerab Pass
Today we will make an excursion to the china-Pak border at Khunjerab, crossing the villages of Passu and Sost en route.
Khunjerab is the highest point on KKH at 4734 meters and is considered the highest trade route in the world. In the evening we will return to Gulmit.
Day 05 Gulmit – Borit Lake – Passughar
We will drive by jeeps to Borit Lake to start trekking and cross a dry ridge of Passu Glacier to arrive at Passughar.
Day 06 Passughar – Luzdhar
We will cross the Passu glacier with our experienced guide and arrive at Luzdhar across the glacier which is a deserted shepherd settlement and pastures.
Day 07 Luzdhar – Patundas
After a steep but moderate grade climb, we cross the ridge between Passu and Batura glaciers. A trek leads to the base camp of Passu Peak from here. We arrive at Patundas for the overnight stay in tents.
Day 08 Patundas – Mulunghil
This is a steep descent to Mulunghil on Batura Glacier; however, the scenery en route is superb and rewarding which compensates for the hardships of the route.
Day 09 Mulunghil – Yashprit
Today we will cross the Batura glacier and this traverse is quite demanding. Our campsite is Yashprit which means a pasture of horses. Yashprit offers spectacular views of Batura Glacier lying down the valley.
Day 10 Yashprit – Kukhil
Following the shepherd’s trail, we reach Putmahal or Fatimahil later proceed to Kukhil, a small summer settlement with a few huts of shepherds.
Day 11 Kukhil – Guchisham
Guchisham, the last summer settlement of Batura Glacier has several shepherds’ huts. A walk to lateral moraine to find superb views of Batura and Passu massifs is rewarding.
Day 12 Guchisham – Day Free
Today, we will enjoy a free day at Guchisham for photography and to enjoy the beauty of surrounding peaks. An optional walk to Lupdor through a flower-filled path is recommended.
Day 13 Guchisham – Putmahal
We start our return trek and retracing the footmarks, we arrive at Putmahal for an overnight stay.
Day 14 Putmahal – Yunzbin
Crossing Yokprit ( meaning a yak pasture ) We trek to Yunzbin. It is a green and nice place before descending to KKH.
Day 15 Yunzbin – KKH – Karimabad ( Hunza Valley )
Walk down to KKH and mount on the vehicles for Karimabad, the capital of Hunza Valley. The rest of the day is free to take a shower and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding mountains.
Day 16 Karimabad – Sightseeing
Ultra, Hunza Dome, Bublimating, Spantik, and Diran are famous peaks that all surround us at Karimabad, While Rakaposhi at 7788m dominates the whole panorama. At Karimabad, we visit Baltit Fort Museum and Altit Fort. The rest of the day is free for walking around villages and famous terraced fields of Hunza.
Day 17 Karimabad – Gilgit
We will drive back to Gilgit, where we enjoy free time to explore the bazaar and town. Gilgit River flowing through the town offers superb views and walk along its banks is rewarding.
Day 18 Gilgit – Besham
Return journey on KKH to Chilas, the place at the foot of Nanga Parbat, where hundreds of rocks are found with inscriptions, writings, and drawings of old times. We will make a photo stop at Chilas and Shatial Rocks and continue driving to Besham for an overnight stay.
Day 19 Besham – Islamabad
Making an early departure for Islamabad, we arrive at Taxila, the famous capital of Buddhists. At Taxila, we will visit Julian Monastery and Archaeological Museum and resume the drive to Islamabad overnight. In Islamabad, the evening is free for packing and individual activities.
Day 20 Departure
Our staff will provide transfer and assistance at departure and say bon voyage for your onwards journey.
- SERVICES INCLUDED
- All Airport pick and drop
- One-way fare between––Skardu – Islamabad.
- Transportation briefing, debriefing, and sightseeing.
- Transportation between Islamabad – chilas – Skardu -Askoli–Hushe- Fairy meadow.
- Three nights’ Accommodation, the twin bedroom in Islamabad (bed & breakfast)
- One night in Chilas Hotel with full board. Two nights in Fairy meadow with the entire board.
- Two nights in a fairy meadow hut with full board.
- Two nights in Tarnishing with full board.
- Three nights in Skardu with full board.
- Local staff Wages, insurance, food, and equipment.
- Low porters to carry trekking foods, member personal to all mentioned places.
- Way up 25kg each trekking members.
- Way down 25kg each trekking members.
- All trekking and base camp foods.
- Comfortable members tent, Mess tent, Kitchen tent, toilet tent, table, chairs & kitchen utensils.
- Assistance for Reconfirmation of international flight tickets.
- All Camping fees, road taxes & bridge crossing fees.
- Low Porters types of equipment.
- Documentation fee
- Trekking permit fee
- SERVICES NOT INCLUDED
- Member international flight tickets
- Helicopter emergency rescue fees (refundable after deduction of U$D 500/- if not use, it is now US$15000/-
- Members any climbing gears
- Member personal insurance
- Sleeping bag and all personal expenses such as telephone calls, fax, email charges, liquor or soft drinks,
- Room service, gratuities for personal services, items of a purely personal nature
- Custom clearing charges (import and export of types of equipment)
- Any unforeseen expenses (just like road block extra hotel stay or if members stay more days at Base Camp). Then members will be payable according to the number of days basses.
- Trekking members will come together. If any/some member split during the period, then their extra expenses will be charged according to the average price