Batura Glacier Trek

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BATURA TREK

Batura Trek, in the region around Passu (2543m) offers some of the best, new and thrilling adventure walking in the entire Northern Areas, from half and full day trips, to short, multi day walks right up to long, strenuous treks, and all within easy reach of the KKH. On hot days come and stand here appreciate the ice drafts off the glacier. Batura Glacier, stretching some 58 kilometers from the Batura Muztagh groups of the peaks to the west, right down to the KKH. It provides breathtaking views of high peaks like Ultar (7388m) Shishpare (7611m), Passu peak (7284m) and other peaks in Shimshal region. Most part of this trek is easy with wild flowers. One of the great impression of this trek is spent time with local Wakhi people especially women with their cattle. They will serve you the yogurt, batter and milk.

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrival at Islamabad

Day 2 - Drive to Besham

Day 3 - Drive to Gilgit

Day 4 - Continue drive on Karakorum Highway to Gulmit.

Day 5 - Drive to Passu Bridge and walk along south terminal moraine, following shephereds track. The path level at the top of moraine with the wild roses and thorn bushes with impressive views. Continue to the small summer settlement of Mulunghil, a flat camp site at about 2900m (4-5 hrs).

Day 6 - Trverse Batura Glacier, near Kirgiswashk. The first 30 minutes walk is over large rough boulders with amother 10-90 minutes on relatively smooth but sleepery white ice and final 1-2 hrs easy walk along the north lateral moraine, takes you to Yashpirt, the main summer settlement with easy slopes, juniper forest with superb iceflow. 5-7 hrs walk camp site at 3300m.

Day 7 - Along lateral moraine to the Fatima Hill, a summer village with magnificent views of Batura group of Peaks (7500-7785m). A 4-5 hrs walk with superb views.

Day 8 - 2-4 hrs walk to Gutshism, along a rock filled steam through juniper and wild alpine flowers. A good camp site beside a stream with excellent views of Batura and Passu Massives.

Day 9 - Day free for local hikes and explorations.

Day 10 - Return same way to Khukil

Day 11 - Trek to Yashpirt

Day 12 - A beautiful walk of first two hours to Yakpirt (Yaks pasture)through willows, Tamarisk, juniper, wild roses and blue clumps of wild lavender. The next 2-3 hours trek is scrambling over lateral moraine and picking your way along the crevasses to Yunzbin.

Day 13 - 3-4 hrs walk directely over Yunz Pass and drive to Hunza.

Day 14 - Drive to Chilas

Day 15 - Drive to islamabad and transfer to airport for onward flight.

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