Batura Glacier

Duration : 17 days trip, walking days 6/7
Max Height Gained : 3630m
Grade : Demanding
Season : June - Oct

Brief Description

This classic demanding trek along a giant Karakoram glacier passes beneath the peaks of the imposing Batura wall and Batura ice flows with some of the Karakoramís best mountain scenery. Batura, the most accessible and fourth-longest Karakoram glacier, stretches west from KKH for 56km. the trekís exseptional scenery includes 14 peaks higher than 7000m and huge ice floes plummeting more than 4000m from the Batura wall to the glacier. Most of the trek is through ablation valleys and along streams, with almost no steep segments, it affords gradual acclimatization and presents no major difficulties. Even the trekís two glacier crossing are relatively easy as you retrace your steps back to Passu. Though not a long trek the porter stages in this region are twice as more which make this a expensive trek in comparison to others regions.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Islamabad transfer to hotel. Free afternoon in the bazaars Hotel

Day 02: Drive on the Karakorum highway to Chilas . Hotel

Day 03: Continue along the Karakorum Highway to Karimabad Hunza. Hotel

Day 04: Explore Baltit village the traditional capital of Hunza. Hotel

Day 05: Acclimatizing walk in Hunza. Hotel

Day 06: Drive to Passu village 2400m for the night/porters finalized. Hotel

Day 07: Trek through moraine and along glacier to Uzhokpirt 5/6 hrs 3075m. Camp

Day 08: Trek Uzhokpirt to Yashpirt 2/3 hrs , 3302m. Camp

Day 09: Trek Yashpirt to Guchesham. 5/6 hrs . 3630m. Camp

Day 10: Rest. Camp

Day 11: Trek Guchesham to Piyakh sheet 4/5. 3345m. Camp

Day 12: Trek Piyakh Sheet to Kirghus Washk 4/5 hrs. Camp

Day 13: Trek to China camp 5/7 hrs . hotel

Day 14: Drive on the Karakorum highway to Chilas. Hotel

Day 15: Drive to Rawalpindi. Hotel

Day 16: Free shopping day in Rawalpindi. Hotel

Day 17: Transfer to airport for International flight