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Chafchingol Pass Sonia Peak 6340m Expedition

Shimshal, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan

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    Hoper Valley, Nagar Valley, Passu Gojal, Ghulkin Gojal, Hussaini Gojal, Shimshal Valley, Chilas, Babusar Pass, Khunjerab National Park, Fairy Meadows, Rush Lake, Sust, Baltit Fort, Borith Lake, Gulmit Gojal, Nanga Parbat, Ultar Peak, Sonia Peak 6340m, Rush Peak 5560m, Gilgit, Attabad Lake, Gojal valley, Rakaposhi, Karakoram Highway KKH, Islamabad

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Chafchingol Pass Sonia Peak 6340m Expedition

If the idea of conquering a mountain while travelling excites you, then this Chafchingol Pass Sonia Peak 6340m Expedition to Shimshal Pass and Sonia Peak not far away from civilization along the KKH is for you. Although Sonia Peak is high, the climbing is straightforward. This trip is ideal for those with moderate mountaineering experience and a good level of fitness. This tour includes some beautiful trails, glaciers, peaks and lakes, and the sunrise from these peak summit might make you question every other sunrise you’ve witnessed before it. But don’t take our word for it, make sure you see it for yourself.

Chafchingol Pass Sonia Peak 6340m Expedition Departure Dates

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September :  1st,  5th,  10th,  15th,  20th,  25th

October :  1st,  5th,  10th,  15th,  20th,  25th

 

2024 Departures

April :  1st,  5th,  10th,  15th,  20th,  25th

May :  1st,  5th,  10th,  15th,  20th,  25th

June :  1st,  5th,  10th,  15th,  20th,  25th

July :  1st,  5th,  10th,  15th,  20th,  25th

August : 1st,  5th,  10th,  15th,  20th,  25th

September :  1st,  5th,  10th,  15th,  20th,  25th

October :  1st,  5th,  10th,  15th,  20th,  25th

 

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We believe travel is made better by experiencing culture you can taste. Our Dine-Around program provides you with the freedom to choose renowned restaurant, an inviting neighborhood eatery, or room service at your hotel its all included.(Subject to Package)
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Limited to just 10 guests averaging around 7-8 our small group size sets the highest standard in personal service. Our journeys remain intimate and create camaraderie, yet allow for independence, flexibility and discovery. Along the way, we re granted access to exclusive events and stay in one-of-a-kind accommodations not available to larger groups.
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ITINERARY

One of our staff will meet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel. Today either you can relax or (depending upon your arrival time) you can enjoy an exploratory walk in he old part of Rawalpindi; wander past the vegetable and spice markets, beautifully carved old houses and trucks, cows pestering the vegetable vendors, catch traditional craftsmen at work in silver and gold bazaars .You will then continue on the Raja Bazar – before arriving at the gleaming federal capital, Islamabad. You pass shining new buildings and park areas.

Drive: 5-6 hrs

Activities: Cultural exploration, Sightseeing, Interaction with locals
Meals provided: None
Accommodation: Hotel
We rise early to be at the airport in time for our flight to Gilgit.

If the weather is good, we’ll be treated to one of the finest views available in the world of aviation, as we thread our way up the largest congregation of mountains of Karakoram, Hindukush, Himalaya and Indus River gorges, third longest in Asia and one of the deepest in the world.

To our east is Nanga Parbat (killer mountain) and countless peaks and glaciers. It is sometime possible to catch a glimpse of K2 in the distant before our dramatic landing at Gilgit. On arrival we are met by our local staff and after breakfast start to visit Gilgit. Visit Kargah Nala, Old Gilgit town home visit for cultural insight. Afterward drive to Hunza Karimabad. Visit Baltit Fort. Baltit Fort is an ancient fort in the Hunza valley in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Founded in the 1st CE, it has been on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative list since 2004.In the past, the survival of the feudal regime of Hunza was ensured by the impressive fort, which overlooks Karimabad. The foundations of the fort date back to 700 years ago, with rebuilds and alterations over the centuries. In the 16th century the local prince married a princess from Baltistan who brought master Balti craftsmen to renovate the building as part of her dowry. Visit around the area, you would feel as if you’d stepped back in time in past period.

After Baltit Fort you go to Ganish village. Ganish is the oldest and first settlement on the ancient Silk Road in Hunza, and is the site of various ancient watch towers, traditional mosques, religious centers, and a reservoir.The Ali Gohar House in Ganish, is located next to one of the iconic shikaris (watchtowers) of the town. The 400-year-old house was awarded the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation in 2009

Then we proceed to Altit Fort. Altit Fort is an ancient fort at Altit town in the Hunza valley,It was originally home to the hereditary rulers of the Hunza state who carried the title Mir.Altit Fort and in particular the Shikari tower is around 1100 years old, which makes it the oldest monument in the Gilgit–Baltistan.

Then go up to the highest observation place at Duikar to enjoy 360-degree panoramic view and sunset reflections on peaks of lady finger, Haramosh peak, Rakaposhi and many others. This is one of the best elevated way to fully enjoy a sunset. Spiritually and physically, we would like you to feel the air as well. It will be unforgettable experience.

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If the flight is unable to operate because of bad weather, we will resort to travel by road on Karakoram Highway (KKH) to Chilas. The drive is compensated by the beautiful scenery along the Karakoram highway and Indus gorges.

The journey on the Karakoram Highway is most exciting and thrilling. It is a monument to the engineering feast and one of the most spectacular roads and the world’s highest metalled border crossing. It connects Pakistan and China stretching over a distance of 1300km between Islamabad and Kashgar, winding through three mountain ranges and following the ancient Silk route along the Indus Valley to the Chinese border at Khunjerab Pass.

We pass through the historical town of Taxila, beautiful hill station of Abbottabad, quake affected lush green towns of Mansehra, Shinkiari and finally meet the great Indus on Thakot Bridge. From there onward the road snails along the bank of the Indus with contrasting landscape after every two kilometers.

We pass through Besham, Dassu, Komila and Shatial to arrive at Chilas with many rock carvings and inscriptions along the way left by Chinese pilgrims and ancient travelers of 5th century A.D. Chilas was on the ancient caravan trail over the Babusar Pass into India. The view after crossing the Rai kot Bridge of Nanga Parbat is without any parallel. Standing at around 1,000 m. you see a mountain which rises to above 8,000 m! This is the largest land escarpment in the world. This is also where the three greatest mountain ranges meet; Himalaya, Hindukush and Karakoram.


Flight: 45 Minutes

Drive: 10-12 hrs

Activities: Cultural exploration , Sightseeing, Hiking,Jeep Safari
Accommodation: Hotel
After breakfast we proceed to Attabad lake, Husaini suspension bridge and Passu Glacier.
The valleys of Hunza and Nagar are some of the most beautiful valleys in the northern parts of Pakistan. The people of this area are known for their legendary good health, longevity and hospitality.
From Passu we ride on a 4*4 jeep drive towards Shimshal. The jeep track passes through the narrow gorge of Shimshal river, 53km Jeep road (accessible for the first time in October 2003 by Jeep). After 3 hours relatively easy walk by the river, we arrive at the ‘travelers hut’ of Ziarat for overnight. camp. Some 600 years ago a Sufi Saint (Shah Shams) from central Asia arrived here and stayed here for several nights. He also preached Islam in this region. From Ziarat we can see Karoon 1 (7164m) Peak. In Ziarat we will find fresh spring water for drinking. Washing will be in Kuk, opposite to Mulungudi glacier, in hot springs. We have beautiful view of Dastagil Sar (7885m) from here. As we drive from kuk, we cross the river on another bridge and then climb a gradually ascending hill and finally emerge on the starting point of the Shimshal valley. From here it is easy descend to the main valley of an hour & half to main village. Shimshal is one of the remotest areas of Karakoram. 900 years ago Shimshal Valley was discovered by a Sufi Saint he settled here and all Shimshali people are from his family. Shimshal covers the largest territory of the Gojal of the Hunza. From its western reaches border by Hunza River. Its area extends as far as Baltistan to East and it northern Khunjerab River demarcates the frontier with China.

Time: 07-07 hrs, Grade: Easy, Altitude: 3100 M
Activities: Cultural exploration , Sightseeing, Interaction with locals
Meals provided: Breakfast
Accommodation: Mobile Camp
Early morning after breakfast today we will start the trek. our walk from the village for the first two hours today is in the open valley along the river. Soon we leave the main valley and turn to left to enter the gorge. Mostly the trek is safe, although at few places you would need good balance on the narrow foot track. we will cross the Shimshal river to Bandsar (a small village parts of shimshal) at first. After 2 hours easy trek to reach in Pamirthung where we cross the Pamirthung river with suspension bridge to Garsar, which is almost precipitous climbing. During ascent each team member should stock enough water as from Garsar to Pasthfuzin it is not to be had. Take lunch at Garsar and view the Yazghal glacier, White Horn.Distgir Sar and other famous mountains from this location; Kurdapin glacier is also visible from this point. After rest trek traverse to Pasthfuzin which is located in a narrow valley, a very comfortable and beautiful place for camping. Enroute enjoy views of Kunianchish and Yazgildoom peaks both are above 7000m.

Time: 05-06 hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 3365 M
Activities: Trekking
Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mobile Camp
After breakfast walk following a stream flowing from Shuwart to Maidur. There are many summer settlements in Maidur Valley. We will pitch our tents at a small settlement having only two or three houses. It is a beautiful Valley wiht plenty of water.

Time: 04-05 hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 3650 M
Activities: Trekking
Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mobile Camp
It is an easy walk. We follow a stream flowing from Shuwart to Maidur. There are many summer settlements in Maidur Valley. We will pitch our tents at a small settlement having only two or three houses. It is a beautiful Valley and water is easily accessible here.

Time: 04-05 hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 5150 M
Activities: Trekking
Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mobile Camp
Today we take early morning start to cross Shapodin Pass (5150m). The climb up to pass is not technical and one can climb it with the help of walking poles only. Passu Peak (7478m) Shispar Peak (7611m) and Dastagil giant are visible from the Pass. Water is easily available on the way. After crossing the Pass we will arrive at the camping place of Shapodin which is also a summer settlement.

Time: 04-05 hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 5150 M
Activities: Trekking
Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mobile Camp
Quiet easy trek. We will start after break fast. Enroute stay at Havdiji . Havdiji is also a settlement and there are seven houses. The local people will stop us here for lunch and without serving us they will not let us go forward so we take a break here. Proceed towards Werbin.

Time: 04-05 hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 4850 M
Activities: Trekking
Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mobile Camp
We will cross three small rivers in this days trek which will be a great fun and adventure if the water level goes up in the rivers. The place is also famous for Ibexes.

Time: 04-05 hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 4100 M
Activities: Trekking
Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mobile Camp
It will be an early start with pack lunch because the trek is strenuous and long this day. From the base camp there is a steep slope of 300 meters up to the Chafchingol Pass ( 5151m). We can see Dastagil Sar (7885m) from the Pass. After the Pass water is available and he walk is also quite normal. We will reach on KKH at Kuksil (4150m) just 15 kilometers from Khunjerab Pass. The area is in Khunjerab National Park. From Kuksil drive to Hunza.

Time: 04-05 hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 4150 M
Activities: Trekking
Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel
After breakfast drive to Behsam or Naran on Karakoram Highway, which connects to Rawalpindi through the narrow gorge of the Indus River.

Activities: Jeep Safari
Meals provided: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Today we will start our journey towards Islambad enroute optional visit of Taxila.


Activities: Sightseeing
Meals provided: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel

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