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The Charakusa glacier is the most easterly of the five glacier systems, which radiate the northern end of the Hushe valley. Not without justification this area has been the Chamonix of the Karakoram.
Hushe, the road-end village of Baltistan opens some of the ideal trekking and mountaineering opportunities for deferent ages and tastes. Charakursa glacier is situated in area of Magnificence Mountains just few kilometers from Hushe. The K6 (7281 m), K7 (6934 m), Link Sar (7041 m), Drificar(6650 m), Kapura Peak (6545 m) , Niza Peak, Namika (6325 m) provide unique opportunity to climb rock and ice pinnacles in the heart of Karakorum. There are also many of the peaks are less than 6000 meters, which means no permit fee and no liaison officer, and with just a three-day walk from the end of the road makes and affordable Karakorum expedition.
This trek is ideally suited to those who like to walk right into the heart of the unspoiled Karakoram. It is not very difficult or strenuous and most of the campsites have shady trees, lush green vegetation and wild flowers with a great chance of observing wild life species. A number of un-attempted peaks are there waiting for any challenge.

Departure/Return Location Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad
Departure Time Mountain Range: Karakoram
Elevation: 4000 m Best Time: Mid-May to End-August
Duration:  35 Days Zone: Permitted

Contact us for further inquiry at info@gondogoro.com.

Day

01: Islamabad

Arrival Islamabad and transfer to hotel.
Day

02: Islamabad to Skardu (By Air)

Early morning flight to Skardu (flights are subject to weather), if unable to fly we will depart for Skardu by road with overnight stay at Chilas. Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.
Day

03: Skardu

In case of flight has operated we will go for sightseeing tour of Skardu and in case no flight, the day will be used for over land travel from Chilas to Skardu. Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.
Day

04: Skardu to Hushe

we drive in jeeps along the Indus and Shyok valleys before turning northwards up the Hushe valley to reach the road head at the little Village of Hushe. (Tent)
Day

05: Hushe to Shaicho

After breakfast Trek to Shaicho. Today we will leave the last inhabited village of Hushe. For the remaining portion of our journey we will rely on our local team who will carry our food and equipment and sustain our Trek. Short trek about 2-3 hours takes us to the idyllic campsite at Shaicho. (Tent)
Day

06: Shaicho to Uncame

After breakfast Trek to uncome.Today we will traverse through Wali Changkhalil and cross the Charakusa glacier there are excellent views. (Tent)
Day

07: Uncome to K-6/K-7 Bace camp

After breakfast Trek to K-6/K-7 Base camp. Down onto the glacier, our path follows the centre of the ice river, sometimes walking on moraine and sometimes on snow and ice. We get our first views of the K-6/K-7 the stunning spire of Naiza peak. (Tent)
Day

08: to 28: Climbing Activities

We have 20 days for Rock climbing  Peaks by selecting independent objectives. (Tent)  
Day

29: K-6/K-7 Base camp to Shaicho:

After breakfast trek back  to Shaicho. Trek about 3 to 4 hrs takes us to campsite at (Tent)
Day

30: Shaicho to Hushe

Aftre breakfast we will trek back to hushe village. After Lunch we will meet Little Karim and other Mountainair’s after meeting we will visit also hushe Village. Overnight stay in hotel at Hushe
Day

31: Hushe to Skardu

After breakfast we will depart for Skardu, en route lunch stop at Khaplu, will also to visit Khaplu fort and Chaqchen mosque, the mosque is founded by the Mir Syed Ali Hamadai in 17century.  Afternoon drive to Skardu. Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.
Day

32: Skardu to Chilas

After breakfast we will drive for full day on Skardu route and KKH arrival in Chilas transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in hotel at
Day

33: Chilas to Islamabad

After breakfast we will drive via Babusar pass to Islamabad. We start early in the morning, to cover the 12 hours long drive. Short stay in Naran for lunch, by evening we shall reach Islamabad. Overnight stay at Islamabad.  
Day

44: Rest day at Islamabad

After breakfast we will full day sightseeing of twin city Islamabad/Rawalpindi. Rest of time reserve for shopping.
Day

35: Islamabad to Flight out

Transfer to airport for flight back home.

Please Note: Gilgit Baltistan flights are subject to weather and backlog, in case of flight cancellation we will travel by road, and one night of Islamabad will be adjusted in overland travel.

Services included as following

  • Trekking permit

Hotels:

  • 4 nights hotel in Islamabad (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • 01 nights in Panorama hotel Chilas (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • 03 nights in Skardu (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • As per itinerary

Transport:                

  • Pick up from group when arrive and drop to airport when group Departure Air-condition van from Islamabad – Skardu
  • Flight tickets  Islamabad- Skardu
  • Arrange transport on briefing and debriefing occasion
  • Sightseeing the capital city of Islamabad

4 X4 Jeeps:

Jeeps from Skardu – Hushe- Skardu

Trekking and Base camp Food:

Food (during the stay at base camp (we will serve breakfast, lunch and Dinner)

Porters:

Carry on member personal climbing gears, foods stuffs and camping crew etc up to Base camp and return back to jeep road head. All porters insurance

Staffs:  Guide ,Cook and assistance cook wages, camp food, transport and their insurance

Camping Equipment:

Mess tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent mattress, chairs, Tables

Kitchen utensils:

Complete brand new kitchen utensils (crockery)

General Services:

  • Tips for baggage handling at airport & at hotels
  • Fess: (Bridge crossing, cable crossing, camping)
  • International flights tickets re-confirmations
  • Custom clearing assistance

Services not included in given price

  • Member international flight tickets
  • Helicopter emergency rescue fees Members any climbing gears
  • Member personal insurance
  • High altitude tent
  • High altitude food
  • High altitude porter
  • 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 equipment’s)
  • EPI gas and oxygen cylinder
  • Any unforeseen expenses (just like road block extra hotel stay or if members stay more days at Base Camp) then members will be pay according to the numbers of days bases.