TREK TO BATTURA GLACIER
experience of an easy stroll, along a flower-filled gully,
between the lateral moraine of Battura glacier and the
mountains. A four day easy walk with superb views of the Ultar
(7388m), Shispare (7611m), Passu peak (7284m), Karun Koh
(7350m), Lupghar Group, battura peaks, and other mountains, in
Shimshal Region. Spend a free day at Hunza, and discover about
the longivoty of Hunza Kuts, Before you return Journey on the
Karakoram Highway to Islamabad.
Day 1: Arrival at
Day 2: Fly (1hr) or drive to Gilgit (13-14hrs).
Day 3: Continue on Karakoram Highway to Gulmith (5-6hrs).
Day 4: Drive to Passu bridge and walk long south terminal
moraine, following shepherds track, the path levels at the top
of moraine with the wild roses, and thorn bushes with impressive
back views. Continue to the small summer settlement of Mulung
hill, a flat camp site at about (2900m)(4-5hrs)
Day 5: Traverse Battura glacier, near Kirgs Washik. The
first 30 minutes walk is over large rough boulders, with another
(60-90minutes) on relatively smooth but slippery white ice, and
final (1-2hrs) easy walk along the north lateral moraine, takes
you to Yasmipirt, the main summer settlement with grassy slopes,
Juniper forest, and superb iceflow (5-7hrs) walk, camp at
Day 6: Along lateral moraine to Fatima Hill, A summer
village with magnificent views of Battura group of peaks
(7500-7785m). Take a lunch break, and continue to the beautiful
summer settlement of Kukhil at (3400m). A (4-5hrs) walk, with
Day 7: (2-4hrs) walk to Gutshism, along a rock filled
stream, through Juniper, and wild alpine flowers. A good camp
site beside a stream with excellent views of Battura and Passu
Massives, and many others.
Day 8: Free for local hikes, and explorations.
Day 9: Return the same way to Kukhil.
Day 10: Trek to Yashipirt.
Day 11: A beautiful walk of first two hours to Yokpirt
(yaks pasture), through willows, Tamarisk, Juniper, wild roses
and blue clumps of wild lavender. The nest (2-3hrs) trek is
scrambling over lateral moraine and picking your way along the
crevasses to Yoiunzin.
Day 12: (3-4hrs), walk directly or over the Yunz pass,
with scenic views to Passu, and drive to Hunza.
Day 13: Free for sightseeing and visit of Altit and Baltit
Day 14: Long drive to Besham on KKH provides spectacular
Day 15: The last leg of your journey to Islamabad (7-8hrs)
and to home.