Fairy Meadows & Hushe Gondogoro La Trek
|Max Altitude:||5065m||Season:||June – October|
There are two options-either ready to hit the Karakoram Highway by road to Chilas for 9-10 hours or try to catch the one hour morning flight to Gigit with magnificent areal view of the Himalayans and the Karakorams. It takes another 2 hours to reach back to Raikot bridge from where the rough jeep road of about two hours leads up to Tato. To Fairy Meadows, it is just a 2 hours further trek up from Tato through lush green pasture densed with pine trees.Once you are in Fairy Meadows, you will feel yourself in a different place-just heaven like- the region once considered to have inhibitied by fairies. Move next day up to Bayal on green smooth trail for only two hours and pitch your tents there or hit for the base camp. Spend your day, explore the site with beautiful picturesque views of Nanga Parbat and surroundings. Start back to Fairy Meadows and enjoy the day.
Gilgit is not far from Fairy Meadows except you are switching from the magnificent Himalayan range to the mighty Karakorams. It will take around an hour or two to trek down to Tato and another 2 hours drive to Gilgit, the capital of Northern Areas. A fifteen minutes drive leads to Kargah Buddah in the city. Start your journey to the queen of beauty ‘Hunza Valley’ along the KKH. Usually one day is not enough to see Hunza and environs therefor atleast two days are recommecded to stay so one can cover most of the activities including short Jeep Safaris to Surroundings.
The third and thrilling part of your trek takes you to 5550m Gondogoro La. It takes 6 hours to Skardu from Gilgit and next day another 5-6 hours to Hushe Valley via Khaplu. Start your hike on the smooth trail to Saitcho and then slightly you will gain altitude from Saitcho uptil Gondogoro La.
Arrival at Islamabad, meet and greet with our company representative, transfer to hotel, briefing at Alpine club of Pakistan, Sightseeing at Rawalpindi and Islamabad, Rawalpindi is lively bustling city with crowded streets and colourful bazaars, through its lacks the grand monuments, The bazaar should appeal to anyone with the desire to see the real Pakistan, Islamabad is new Capital well planned city of Pakistan is lush green at the footsteps of Potohar hills. We shall visit Faisal mosque, Shakarpariyaan Gardens with a visit of Lok versa and traditional Heritage, We do our lunch in local restaurant, evening back to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day-02: Islamabad-Chilas (480km)
Early in the morning we do our breakfast in hotel, proceed to Chilas,(480km) en route we will make stop at Besham for lunch, Karakoram highway is most exciting and thrilling. It is a monument to the engineering feast and one of most spectacular roads and world’s best highest metalled border crossing. It connects Pakistan and China stretching over a distance of 1300 km between Islamabad and Kashgar, The Karakoram highway was constructed jointly by the Chinese and Pakistani bin 1960s and finally constructed in 1976, It is en engineering wonder, but cost of many lives. Dinner and overnight in Chilas.
Day-03: Chilas-Fairy Meadows (3200m)
After breakfast in hotel at Chilas, we drive to Raikot Bridge, en route we make a short stop near Chilas to see rock carvings, Proceed to Raikot bridge, From here we drive by 4WD Jeeps to Tato Village,(1-2 hrs) drive. Lunch at Tato Village, After lunch we start our trek towards Fairy Meadows, it will take 3-4 hrs easy trek until Fairy Meadows (3200m). afternoon we will get a warm Tea with a stunning view of Nanga Parbat(8126m), dinner and overnight in camp.
Day-04: Fairy Meadows-Beyal Camp. (3400m)
After breakfast easy trek until Beyal, a beautiful lush green meadow with outstanding view of Nanga Parbat, It will take (2-3 hrs) until Beyal camp, after lunch free of exploration around campsite. Dinner and overnight in Camp, If the weather will clear and blue sky we will make a camp fire with some local dance.
Day-05: Day Excursion to Nanga Parbat Base Camp. (3900m)
After breakfast we will hike towards Nanga Parbat Base Camp (3900m) easy walk, back to Beyal for lunch. Afternoon trek back to Fairy Meadows,(3-4hrs). Dinner and overnight in camp.
Day-06: Fairy Meadows-Gilgit (1.717m)
Breakfast in camp at Fairy Meadows, walk down to Tato, proceed to Raikot Bridge and further drive to Gilgit by 4WD Jeeps,3-4 hrs from tato village to Gilgit. Transfer to hotel in Gilgit, afternoon visit local bazaar at gilgit. Evening back to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day-07: Gilgit-Karimabad. (2500m)
After breakfast in hotel at Gilgit, we drive to Kargah , A visit to Gilgit and its bazaar will give you an opportunity to become acquainted with mountain people. Situated 15 km southwest of Gilgit is Kargah, a small valley with several large rock carvings of Lord Buddha. It is not known exactly when the carvings were completed, but the workmanship is definitely that of a talented master. It is likely that a route linking southern China with the neighbouring countries once ran through the region. Proceed to Karimabad, en route we will stop at Rakaposhi view point for warm lunch with some beautiful view of Rakaposhi Peak (7.788m) After lunch proceed to Karimabad, transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day-08: Excursion to Hopar Valley.
Early in the morning we drive to duiker for sun rising on top of some beautiful mountains, including Rakaposhi Peak (7.788m) Diran Peak (7266m) Ultar Peak (7388m) Golden peak also known as Spantik Peak (7027m) and Lady Finger Peak. We do our breakfast at Diker in Eagle Nest hotel with a panoramic view of Hunza-Nagar Valley, Drive back to karimabad and proceed to Hopar valley.(2-3 hrs) drive with couple of photo stop,s en route, We will do walk until Hopar Glacier, back to Hopar for Lunch, after lunch drive back to Karimabad, Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day-09: Karimabad-Gilgit (1.717m)
After lunch we visit Famous Baltit Fort which is above 700 years old, walk to Altit village, Visit Altit Fort which is above 900 years old, after visiting Altit Fort we will have a cup of coffee or local tea at famous garden near Altit fort. Back to hotel for lunch, Proceed to Gilgit,(2-3 hrs) drive, transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day-10: Gilgit-Skardu. (2300m)
After breakfast in hotel, we drive to Skardu, (6-7 hrs) drive. en route we do our lunch at Stak Nala, Upon arrival transfer to hotel, afternoon visit local bazaar, evening back to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day-11: Skardu-Hushe (3048m)
After breakfast in hotel drive to Hushe Valley, (5-7hrs) drive to Hushe via Khaplu Valley,We will make stop at Khaplu for lunch, after lunch some walk in Khaplu bazaar, further drive to Hushe, dinner and overnight in Camp.
Day-12: Hushe-Saicho (3330m)
Breakfast in camp at Hushe, We start trek towards Saicho, today we have smooth trek until Saicho, easy walk with pleasant view of Masherbrum Peak (7821m) almost (4-5 hrs) we reach at Saicho campsite, afternoon free for exploration around campsite, dinner and overnight in camp.
Day-13: Saicho-Dalzampa. (4150m)
After breakfast at Saicho, we start our trek towards Dalzampa.(4150m) almost (5-6 hrs) trek until Dalzampa. A beautiful lush green campsite just close to Gondogoro Glacier, from here you can see Masherbrum Peak( 7821m) dinner and overnight in camp.
Day-14: Dlazampa- Kushpang. (4700m)
After breakfast in camp at Dalzampa Trek to Kushpang, We walk on gondogoro Glacier for almost (3-4 hrs) and finally we will reach at our campsite, a beautiful campsite with some unforgettable view of Laila Peak (6096m) and also gondogoro Peak(5650m), dinner and overnight in camp.
Day-15: Kushpang-Gondogoro La(5550m)-Dalzampa.
In the early morning about 2:00 AM we will start trek towards Gondogoro La (5559m) it will take almost 5-6 hrs until we reach the top, Once when you are on the top of Gondogoro La, you can see the Mighty K2 (8611m) Broad Peak (8048m) Gasherbrum II, Gasherbrum I and Gasherbrum IV, one of panoramic view of some great mountains which are well known in the world. Trek back to kushpang,(4-5 hrs) dinner and overnight in Camp.
Day-16 Kushpang-Dalzampa. (4150m)
After breakfast trek down to Dalzampa,(3-4 hrs) walk on Gondogoro Glacier,Lunch dinner and overnight in camp.
Day-17: Dalzampa-Saicho. (3330m)
Today we have an easy walk until Saicho, (5-6hrs) on the way we will do stop for lunch at atusar, afternoon free for relaxing, dinner and overnight in camp.
Day-18: Saicho-Hushe (3048m)
After breakfast in cam at Saicho, trek to Hushe along the east bank of river, an easy walk until Hushe,(4-5hrs) afternoon visit Hushe village, meet local people, and see the lifestyle, lunch dinner and overnight in camp.
Day-19: Hushe-Skardu. (2300m)
After breakfast we drive by 4WD Jeeps to Skardu, via Kande , and Khaplu valley, Lunch stop at Khaplu, proceed to Skardu, transfer to hotel at Skardu, dinner and overnight in hotel.
- Fly to Islamabad.(flight is subject to weather), upon arrival transfer to hotel, visit alpine club of Pakistan for de briefing, afternoon free for shopping or just relaxing. Evening back to hotel for dinner and overnight.
- In case of cancellation of flight (8-9 hrs) drive to Chilas on Skardu road along the bank of Indus En route we will make lunch, stop at Stak Nala, upon arrival transfer to hotel in Chilas.
- Free day for shopping or sightseeing at Islamabad, or drive from Chilas to Islamabad.(480km). Almost 12-13 hrs) drive. Upon arrival transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day-22 Fly Homeland.
Transfer to Islamabad International airport for homeland flight. End of services.
What is include in service?
- Hotel accommodation as the per list provided.
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner in hotels and during Trek.
- Road transfers between airport/ hotel and within the city as per itinerary.
- Insurance of our field staff and low altitude porters( except helicopter rescue).
- Wages and basic kit of Guide, cook, and low altitude porters.
- Kitchen equipment, crockery. cutlery, fuel and related community gear.
- Sleeping tents, mattresses, mess tent, kitchen tent, table and camping ground fee.
- 13 kg personal baggage free during Trek.
- 50 USD per person trekking permit fee.
What is not include in service?
- International airfare
- Insurance liability of members and other under force majeure conditions.
- Any other services which are not mentioned in services include.
- Room services, laundry, beverages, personal phone calls.
- Medication ground evacuations and helicopter rescue charges of any kind.
- Visa fee
- Tips for guide, cook and kitchen staff.
|Islamabad:||Envoy Hotel/ Grand Regency Hotel|
|Chilas:||Panaroma Inn/Shangrilla Midway|
|Hunza:||Hunza Embassy/Hunza View Hotel|