Biafo snow lake glacier and snow lake Hispar glacier with total length of 126 km and longest out side the Polar Regions. They meet at the 5,150 meters high Hispar pass. This immense high way of ice and stones connects- the antique kingdoms of Nagar in west and Askoli in east. This route was extensively used to connect silk route with Indian sub continent, China and Tibet. Mr. H.W Tilman an English trekker claimed in 1937 that he had seen the foot prints of yeti on the glacier.
The same way used to serve for people of Hunza to invade Askoli, which latter served as a more progressive way between Hunza and Askoli as the people of Hunza come over to Askoli to play POLO with the people of Askoli.
This life-long experience ends at the beautiful Hunza Valley, the Valley of Eternal Youth and home of the most progressive people as compared to other parts of Northern Areas. In Karimabad, we visit Altit and Baltit Forts and enjoy the view from the roof-top of the Baltit fort which is an unforgettable experience. The people of Hunza are known for their longevity in the world.
Geologist after conducting tests on the snow lake confirmed that the thickness of snow is one mile deep. Here one can observe the rare species of animals in abundance like snow leopards, Himalayan bears, Ibex, Markhore and some times the Marco polo Sheep.
Day 1: Departure : Arrival in Islamabad.
Day 2: Flight or Drive : Islamabad – Skardu or Islamabad – Chilas.
Day 3: Free day or Drive: Islamabad or Chilas to Skardu.
Day 4: Drive: Askoli.
Day 5: Trekking : Askoli – Namla .
Day 6: Trekking : Namla – Mango.
Day 7: Trekking : Mango – Biantha.
Day 8: Rest Day: Biantha.
Day 9: Trekking : Biantha – Marfogoro.
Day 10: Trekking : Marfogoro – Snow Lake.
Day 11: Rest Day: Snow lake.
Day 12: Trekking : Snow lake-Hispar base.
Day 13: Trekking : Hispar la – Hispar base.
Day 14: Trekking : Hispar base – khani base.
Day 15: Trekking : Khani base – Yutmaru.
Day 16: Trekking : Yutmaru – Pumari Chhish.
Day 17: Trekking : Pumari Chhish – Bitanmal.
Day 18: Trekking : Bitanmal – Hispar.
Day 19: Trekking : Hispar village – Karimabad.
Day 20: Drive : Karimabad – Gilgit.
Day 21: Drive : Gilgit – Basham.
Day 22: Drive : Basham – Islamabad.
Day 23: Return Flight.