16 Days
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A specially designed trip to the remote wilderness in Eastern Baltistan. An easy trek to the foot of the majestic Masherbrum (7821m) towering over Hushe Valley with a free day for excellent views and local explores. An easy trek lovely route of 5-6 days the base camp of the Masherbrum peak and back to Hushe village. and trekking permit is required from Gilgit Baltistan Council, Islamabad. The best season for this route is from the month of May to end of October each year.

Driving in a jeep from Khaplu Town, a bridge near Saling, gives access to the route leading into the Hushe valley of Baltistan. About 20km from Saling, the road reaches to Macholu village. From here one can enjoy the spectacular view of the Masherbrum peak. Driving further through a few villages and fording many small streams, the road reaches of a small village of Hushe (3250m), about 37km from Macholu. The Hushe village is last human settlement, before march up to the several glacier and base of the famous peaks of Karakoram range, like, Masherbrum, Chogolisa, K-6, K-7, and Masherbrum Glacier, Gondogoro Glacier, Chogolisa Glacier, and Charakusa Glacier.

Departure/Return Location Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad
Departure Time Mountain Range: Karakoram
Elevation: 4200m Best Time: June to End-September
Duration: 16 Days Zone: Permitted

Please contact us for further inquiry at info@gondogoro.com.

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01: Arrival Islamabad

Arrival at airport and transfer to hotel.Overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad.
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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 Chilas.
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03: Chilas to 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 (total drive is 22 – 24 hrs from Islamabad to Skardu). Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.
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04: Skardu

the day is to finalize the trek arrangements. Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.
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05: Skardu to Hushe

After breakfast 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)
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06: Hushe to Farbesang

After breakfast trek to Farbesang. Today we leave the last inhabited village Hushe. Porters are assembled to carry our luggage for the next section of the journey. For the remaining portion of our journey we rely on our porters who carry our food and equipment and sustain our grand trek.After an easy and scenic walk crossing Hushe,Homborok and Aling Rivers takes us to Farbesang, a beautiful spot on the edge of tamarisk wood forest. En route the views of Shabas Peak and Aling, valley etc. (Tent)
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07: Farbesang to Burmbarmma

After breakfast resume trek from Farbesang, by walking through the dense tamarisk jungle and later cross a bit difficult glacial moraine to arrive at campsite. The campsite is surrounded by willow bushes and other wild flowers. (Tent)
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08: Burmbarmma to Masherbrum Base camp

After breakfast trek via Masherbrum Glacier and arrive at the small grassy patch below the cliff face, which serves as the base camp for Masherbrum Peak. (Tent)
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09: Rest day at Masherbrum Base camp

Today is a rest day at Masherbrum base camp to enjoy and photograph the beauty of surrounding mountains. This rest stop also allows the porters the opportunity to bake a supply of Balti bread, chapattis and in the night our potters arrange Balti local music night and bonfire. (Tent)
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10: Masherbrum Base camp to Dumsum

After breakfast trek back to Dumsum a beautiful lash green campsite in front of Aling glacier view. (Tent) 
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11: Dumsum 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
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12: 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.
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13: 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
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14: 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.  
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15: Rest day at Islamabad

After breakfast we will full day sightseeing of twin city Islamabad/Rawalpindi. Rest of time reserve for shopping.
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16: 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 from Gilgit Baltistan Council    

Hotels:

  • 02 nights hotel in Islamabad (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • 01 nights in hotel Naran (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • 03 nights in Skardu (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Transport:                

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

4 x 4 Jeeps:

  • Jeeps from Skardu  to Hushe village-Skardu

Trekking Food:

  • Food (during the Trek (we will serve breakfast, lunch and Dinner)

Porters:

  • Carry on member personal equipment, foods stuffs and camping crew etc. All porters insurance
  • 16 Kg porter facility for member’s personal gear. (Above 16 Kg will be separately charged from member on spot, as per porter rate per Kg)

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 kitchen utensils (crockery)

General Services:

  • Tips for baggage handling at airport & at hotels
  • Fess: (CKNP, 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
  • 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)
  • 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.