Biafo Hispar Snow Lake

Duration : 23 days trip, 12 walking days
Max Height Gained : 5151m
Grade : Extreme, Technical
Season : Mid June - End Augt

Brief Description

This is a trek into the most extensively glaciated mountain terrain on the planet earth. Togeather the Biafo 65km and Hispar 49km long glaciers form an ice highway lined with magnificent peaks on this traverse from Baltistan to Hunza. More than a dozen 7000m peaks tower above these glaciers and the Biafo’s granite spires Lukpe Lawo Brak 6593, Lupke Brak 6029 and Baintha Brak or The Ogre 7285m form a magnificent cathedral of mountain architecture.

Over two third of the trekking on this route is over glaciers ,approaching Snow Lake itself there are a couple of crevassed areas where it may be necessary to rope-up. The high point of the trek is the camp at the Hispar La, at a height of 5151 metres. This offers quite outrageous panoramic views of the whole area including a magnificent sunsets across the valley of Hunza. Descending the Hispar is more challenging than the ascent of the Biafo, and involves crossing a number of tributary glaciers, with at times difficult underfoot conditions.


Day 01: Arrival Islamabad. Transfer to hotel. Trek briefing for permit. Hotel

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

Day 03: Drive along the Indus river through Rondu Gorge to Skardu. Hotel

Day 04: Explore Skardu/ acclimatize / finalize porters. Hotel

Day 05: Drive to Askole 3300m. Camp

Day 06: Trek to the grassy slopes of Namla 6/7 hrs. 3500m.

Day 07: Trek on the glacier / moraine to Mango 5/6 hrs. 3660m. Camp

Day 08: Trek to the meadow of Baintha 5 hrs .3990m. Camp

Day 09: Rest at Baintha to acclamitize 3990m. Camp.

Day 10: Trek on the Baifo glacier skirting crevasses to Marpogoro 5/6 hrs. 4410m. Camp

Day 11: Trek on the ice highway of Baifo glacier to Hispar La base 5/6 hrs. 4770m. Camp

Day 12: Trek on to the Hispar la 5/6 hrs. 5151m Camp

Day 13: Trek descend down the crevassed Hispar glacier to Baktur Baig 7/8 hrs. 4470m. Camp

Day 14: Trek descend steeply down ablation valley / moraine to Shiqam 7/8 hrs. 4170m. Camp

Day 15: Trek through moraine to the grassy camp at Dachiqan 6/7 hrs. 3960m. Camp

Day 16: Trek through summers pastures and shepherds hut to Hispar 6 hrs. 3383m.Camp

Day 17: Trek to Huru village 4/5 hrs. 2972m. Camp

Day 18: Drive to the fabled Karimabad Hunza. Hotel

Day 19: Free day Explore Hunza Forts and village of Karimabad. Hotel

Day 20: Drive on the Karakorum highway to Chilas. Hotel

Day 21: Drive to Rawalpindi. Hotel

Day 22: Free shopping day in the bazaars of Rawalpindi. Hotel

Day 23: Transfer to airport for International flight