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Terrific Grand Karakoram Traverse Trek

Skardu, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan

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    Rawalpindi, Gilgit-Baltistan, Gilgit, Baltistan, Skardu, Ghanche, Hushe Valley, Khaplu Valley, Gondogoro La, Babusar Pass, Chilas, Godwin-Austen Glacier, Snow Lake, Baltoro Glacier, Broad Peak, K2 Mountain, Biafo Glacier, Hispar Pass, Hunza Valley, Nagar Valley, Hoper Valley, Baltit Fort, Rakaposhi, Karakoram Highway KKH, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Naran Valley, Lulusar Lake, Dudipatsar Lake, Islamabad

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Grand Karakoram Traverse Trek

The Karakoram Grand Traverse trek covers Ghondogoro La, Concordia, K2 base camp, Baltoro Glacier, Biafo and Hispar Glaciers .It is is by far one of the most rewarding glacial traverses in the Karakoram. Outside the Polar Regions, this glacier system is the longest covering over 140 kilometers of Glacier. Biafo Glacier (37 miles long) and Hispar Glacier (38 miles long) meet at the 5151 m. Hispar Pass to form one of the longest glacial systems outside the Polar Regions.  This highway of ice connects two ancient mountain kingdoms: Hunza in the west with Shigar Baltistan in the east.

Grand Karakoram Traverse Trek requires a good degree of physical fitness, as the variable weather conditions make the crossing of pass quite challenging, but more rewarding too.

Traversing a region of immense diversity, Biafo Glacier Snow Lake Hispar la Trek is one of the top five walks on this planet, pass through two regions of Gilgit Baltistan, linking Khaplu Hushe valley to Hunza valley and open up a challenging trekking trail to entire Baltoro Biafo glacier’s crossing two passes of Gondogoro La and Hispar La Pass (5,151m/16,900ft), whilst still preserving the region’s rich heritage.

One of the most scenically spectacular sections of the trail goes through the remote Biafor glacier Snow lake to Hispar glacier. The pristine scenery is characterized by soaring, snowy peaks including Kanjut Sar (7,760m), Distaghil Sar (7885 m.) Makrong Chhish (6,607m), Latok group (Latok I: 7,145m, Latok II: 7,108 m, Latok III: 6,949m, Latok IV: 6,456m) and Baintha Brakk/The Ogre (7,285m), green verdant valleys, dazzling blue glaciers and carpets of wildflowers in the summer months. In addition to the stunning alpine scenery.

At the end of your trek, you will explore more of Hunza’s historic past on a walking tour of the town, Karimabad. Here, you can trace the country’s fascinating history and ethnic influences in the winding streets and atmospheric, crumbling buildings.

With its combination of wild, mountain landscapes, rugged trekking, cultural interest and warm hospitality, this holiday offers a superb introduction to a country that, over time, may well become known as one of the world’s premier trekking destinations.

Grand Karakoram Traverse Trek Departure Dates 

2022 Departures

July :   5th,  10th, 15th,   25th

August : 5th,  10th,  15th,   25th

September : 5th,  10th,  15th

2023 Departures

July :   5th,  10th, 15th,   25th

August : 5th,  10th,  15th,   25th

September : 5th,  10th,  15th

 

Grand Karakoram Traverse Trek Quick Facts:

Maximum Altitude: 5585 m

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Airport: Skardu, Pakistan

Starting and Ending Point: The trek starts and ends at Skardu.

ATM: Skardu Bazaar has the last ATM point.

Best Time to Biafo Glacier Snow Lake Hispar la Trek

Travelling to these giant base camps has its on-peak and off-peak seasons. For ordinary tourists, the golden season to take Biafo Glacier Snow Lake Hispar la Trek would be in June to  October. At these times of the year, the skies are clearer, with very few days where visibility is even slightly limited.

There is very little rain and snow, and daytime temperatures, while not the hottest in the year, are well above freezing, and quite comfortable for trekking and touring the region. Although, you will still need some warm clothes for the nights, which can still get quite cold.

However, Biafo Glacier Snow Lake Hispar la Trek can be arranged at any time of year, given an individuals’ unique preference. As long as you are not a professional mountaineer with a particular time frame to summit the mountain, Biafo Glacier Snow Lake Hispar la Trek welcomes you whenever you come.

Tips for Grand Karakoram Traverse Trek

  • Bring enough money: There are no ATMs in valleys, so one is advised to carry enough money with them in case of need for an emergency. And even for buy trekking equipments in Skardu. It is one of the best and cheapest place to buy the same.
  • Mentally prepare yourself:As this is not an easy trek, you should prepare yourself mentally for the task that is ahead of you. This means, be prepared for extreme weather conditions, All accommodation on Biafo Glacier Snow Lake Hispar la Trek is in tents. There are limited options for showers lower down on the trail, if you decide to use them, however, many people keep clean by using baby wipes and a bowl of warm water each day. The toilet situations can be difficult at times, as in the camps they are generally not Western-style toilets, rather just a hole in the ground instead of a toilet bowl.
  • What to Carry: Warm clothes, sun glasses, trekking boots, gloves, trekking stick, woolen caps among other trekking equipments you want to carry. However, the most important thing to bring is a good pair of trekking shoes that you have hiked in previously. Skardu is a great place to buy trekking clothes that are both cheap and of decent quality. If you can bring your own sleeping bag otherwise you can rent one for about 3-4 $ a day.
  • Prepare for extreme weather: If it’s sunny you might be surprised at how warm it can get during the day. Most trekkers wear t-shirts and shorts for the first few days while the elevation is still low. When the sun sets the temperatures drop quick. Wear a warm hat while sleeping and take a Nalgene bottle filled with hot water and keep it in your sleeping bag to stay warm.
  • Stay Hydrated:Make sure to drink plenty of water while on the trek. Do carry extra water bottles with you at all times.
  • Altitude Headaches:A headache can be one of the first signs of altitude problems.  Do carry suitable medications for the same. Small headaches are common and should not stop you from trekking or worry you. However if it persists or increases, it might be advisable to ascend or even trek down.
  • Avoid the Sun:Taking care of your skin and eyes are important. Sunburns happen much quicker at high elevation so make sure to apply sunscreen a few times a day and wear a hat. Sunglasses are a must have and if you wear prescription glasses it’s good to come to Pakistan with a pair of prescription sunglasses or at least clip-ons.
  • Dress in Layers: Layering allows you to easily regulate your body temperature and stay comfortable while trekking.  It’s even better if your layers have zippers so that you have even more control of your body temperature.
  • Bring a camera: This trek is one of the most beautiful Karakorum Treks. So much so, that one would want to stop at every step and take pictures to make memories for life.
  • Bring Extra Batteries/Charging Packs:In the cold, your batteries will die much quicker than they do at home. This holds true for basically every kind of electronic you’ll be using from phones to cameras to kindles. While some of the tea houses allow you to charge things, they all charge you for it (some more than others). An easy way to avoid this is to bring spare batteries and a portable charger.

The preparation before trekking to this area should be adequate. Beside some of the few obligatory items like hiking boots, warm clothes, UV sun-block etc, there are a lot of things that you need to carry on your way ahead. A lot of stuff that you might not have considered taking along are mentioned here; these things may seem unnecessary at first but would enhance your trekking experience once you start your trip.

Read more about  Essential Trekking Kit

WHAT TO EXPECT

This trek has an activity level of maximum, and is designed for serious hikers who are very fit and have experience hiking or trekking at high elevations. During our 32-day trek, we will hike 4 to 10 hours per day on moderate to steep grades, at elevations ranging from 9,318 feet to a maximum of 18,192 feet. Some days will be rest days with optional hikes to properly acclimatize. Your trip leader will set a suitable pace to minimize risk of altitude issues. Porters and pack animals will transport our gear.  This is a strenuous grade trek and need well preparation. Read More about fitness preparation about this trek here.Trekking Fitness

 

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Welcome to Islamabad! You will be greeted by an English-speaking assistant at the airport after immigration and custom. The assistant will escort you to your hotel. We will have ample time for sightseeing and shopping in colorful old bazaars of Rawalpindi and new markets of Islamabad. We may also drive to the modern Faisal Mosque in Islamabad.

Drive: 40 minutes
Activities: Cultural exploration , Sightseeing
Accommodation: Hotel
We rise early to be at the airport in time for our flight to Skardu. 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 K2 (2nd highest in the world and 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 Skardu. On arrival we are met by our local staff with jeeps and make the short transfer to the hotel. SKARDU is the administrative capital of Baltistan and gateway to the high peaks of Northern Pakistan. We have some time to explore the town and enjoy the hustle and bustle in peak season of tourists here. Sightseeing in Skardu and surrounding areas during the day. For those seeking a good overview of Skardu, or a place from which to photograph the sunset, Kharfocho Fort is an ideal spot. 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
This day may be needed to complete the KKH road journey from Chilas to Skardu. Alternatively, leaving Skardu today will enable us to enjoy an extra day of trekking.

Drive:(Chilas to Skardu) 10-12 hrs.
Activities: Cultural exploration , Sightseeing, Hiking,Jeep Safari
Meals provided: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Today we rise early and view the beautiful sunrise against the backdrop of the Karakoram. After breakfast drive alongside the Indus River to the beautiful valley of Khaplu, which lies at the banks of Shyok river. After a small break at Khapolu we continue our four hour journey through several small villages towards Hushe, highest village in the area at an altitude of 3000 meters.



Distance: 135 Km Drive: 07-08 hrs. Altitude: 3050 M

Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mobile Camp
Today we leave the last inhabited village Hushe. Porters are assembled to carry our luggage for the next section of the journey. For the remaining portion of our journey we rely on our porters who carry our food and equipment and sustain our grand trek.

After a short trek of about 4 hours, we will reach a beautiful campsite named Saitcho, located among shady trees on a sandy plain beside the river at the junction of the Charakusa and the Gondogooro valleys. Before the camp there is a wonderful view of the impressive Charakusa Spire and from the camp we get excellent views of the peak of Nameka and the rock pillars of K7.

Walk: 06-07 hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 3450 M

Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mobile Camp
Resume trek from Saicho alongside the Gondogoro Glacier following a path on a wooded moraine crest which ascends to the summer pasture of Gondogoro Village. After lunch here we will scramble down onto the glacier and trek along the edge of the glacier for a short distance to bypass a steep rock section before finally scrambling up a rocky gully to reach our spectacular campsite at Dalsangpa, an amazing place having spectacular views of a range of snowy peaks including the spectacular summit of Mashabrum. Along with two small tranquil lakes.

Walk: 05-06 hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 4150 M

Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mobile Camp
Today morning we will drop back down onto the glacier walking on snow and icc, following the central section, for Gondogoro La base camp namely Khuspang. Crevasses on this section of the glacier are small and easy to see. This trek route has impressive views as we move along the glacier, most particularly the beautiful spire of the Laila peak and Ninchi peak. We will camp at Khuspang(4800m),a grassy field beside a small lake and towering spires.

Walk: 05-06 hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 4800 M

Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mobile Camp
Today is a rest and acclimatization day learning some skills and safety procedures for ascending on the pass using fixed ropes and moving rope.

Walk: 05-06 hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 4800 M

Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mobile Camp
A long and tiring ascend early morning marks the toughest and most challenging days of the trek. The basic theme behind the early walk to reach the top of the Ghondogoro Pass 5700 meters is that in the morning snow will be soft and we will not get tired quickly as the sun is not strong, but as sun gets strong snow get soft. Snow going to be melt and bring water and stones, also the chance of ice falls or avalanches. Our guides will fix ropes to safeguard this ascent and descent on the other side for both the porters and clients.

On the top of Ghondogoro La you will find the most spectacular view on earth. From here you can see the K2, Broad peak, G1, G2, Muztagh Tower, Chogolingsa. Our descend is slightly trickier and we will need to move roped together as precaution against the crevasses which are found on the descent of an hour to the Vigne Glacier. After a three and half hour of trekking we will reach to Ali Camp, situated on a rocky site overlooking the long ridge running from Masherbrum to Chogolingsa.

Walk: 08-09 hrs, Grade : Strenuous, Altitude : 5558 M

Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mobile Camp
Trekking to the campsite at Concordia, we trek onto the Vigne Glacier ,mostly walking on moraine. Concordia, a huge junction of Baltoro, Abruzzi & Godwin Austin Glaciers at 4000 meters. Within a short radius of 15 Kilometers, stand 41 peaks over 6500 meters including 04 peaks above 8000 M. The 360 degree view offers a panorama of peaks nowhere to be found on this planet.

Walk: 04-05 hrs, Grade: strenuous, Altitude: 4720 M.

Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mobile Camp
There is plenty of time to admire the scenery and find the best vantage points from which to take photographs of the surrounding peaks. Concordia, the confluence of five glaciers, offers unprecedented views of the Karakorum peaks. Within a radius of nine miles rise 41 peaks above 21,000 feet, almost half of them still unnamed and unclimbed. Some team members may wish to make the return journey to K2 Base Camp in a single day (10 hrs round trip). Others may choose to explore base camps or just sit and watch K2 all day long and sip tea; or go to the other way towards the Gasherbrum peaks.The choice is yours! Overnight at Concordia.

Walk: 05-10 hrs, Grade: strenuous, Altitude: 4500 M.

Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mobile Camp
From Concordia we commence the descend down on the icy Baltoro Glacier, Traveling on the glacier all the time now, it is an all day walk over the boulder-strewn glacier to the campsite at Goro. Today we pass through some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world; a huge junction of Baltoro, Abruzzi & Godwin Austin Glaciers at 4000 meters.



Walk: 05-06 hrs, Strenuous, Altitude: 4300 M

Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mobile Camp
After breakfast at campsite we start our trek into an incredible wilderness of ice and rocks along the Biafo glacier by an easy route. The Biafo glacier is a huge river of ice, 63 Km long, which descends from the central Karakoram peaks and flows east, into the Braldo valley.

Walk: 06-07 hrs, Grade: moderate, Altitude: 3390 M

Activities: Trekking
Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mobile Camp
Today our trek follows a series of moraine ridges which run along the centre of the glacier. We trek along 3 or 4 hours until we reach a point where the glacier becomes contorted, at which point the route finding becomes quite tricky as we work our way off the glacier and up to another pleasant meadow in a green ablation valley named Mango, giving us a fantastic views down the valley and where yak herders from Askole live in summer.


Walk: 05-06 hrs, Grade: Strenuous, Altitude: 3626 M
Activities: Trekking
Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mobile Camp
We continue along the glacier on a somehow more difficult trail by working our way through a maze of jumbled boulders to reach the central moraines which provide an easier route along the centre of the glacier. Hispar pass can be viewed while walking on trail. We will establish our campsite in a grassy area dotted with bushes, very near the junction of Biafo and Baintha glaciers. May be lucky enough to spot mountain ibex at nearby crags.

Walk: 05-06 hrs, Grade: Strenuous, Altitude: 4020 M

Activities: Trekking
Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mobile Camp
Rest day for acclimatization and contingency preparations. Optionally walk up a ridge behind camp with fine views of Latok group and The Ogre. Look out for Ibex that can often be seen grassy slopes above camp.

Walk: None
Activities: Rest /Training
Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mobile Camp
Today walk through a crevasse d iced field, by roping up to safe-guard against hidden crevasses towards the junction of Biafo and Simgang glaciers to Napina, a grassy campsite in an ablation valley with fresh water and wild flowers.

Walk: 04 -05 hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 4400 M


Activities: Trekking
Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mobile Camp
This is a steady walk on snow covered ice to the Sim Gang Basecamp, closer to Hispar La. Today we get incredible views on our way, most impressive is the Sosbun Brak and Snow Lake, marking out the intersection of Biafo and Hispar glacier. The name snow lake was given in 1892 by W Martin Conway the first foreign visitors. This huge basin of snow and ice (about 9.5 Km) circled with snow-capped granite peaks, offers a breathtaking panorama.

Walk: 04 -05 hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 4780 M

Activities: Trekking
Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mobile Camp
Rest day to explore the snow lake and acclimatization. Snow Lake, a vast basin of ice at 16,000 feet ringed by saw tooth peaks that explorer Martin Conway described as "beyond all comparison the finest view of mountains it has ever been my lot to behold, nor do I believe the world can hold a finer." From here treks lead to Shimshal valley as well.

Activities: Trekking
Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mobile camp
Today we have an early start, climbing steadily towards the vast pass plateau. Today we will use our crampons and ice axe and need to travel roped together to negotiate the central section of the Hispar Glacier, where several giant crevasses exists. Then a fairly gentle climb to the crest of the pass rewards us with one of the most incredible views at campsites with stunning views straight down the Hispar Glacier to the mountains of the Nagar region. Great expanse of the Sim Gang basin and the mighty peak of the Ogre are the mesmerizing views on Shigar side.

Walk: 05 -07 hrs, Grade: Strenuous, Altitude: 5151 M

Activities: Trekking
Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Today descending to Khanibasa again requires to be roped up from the crest of the pass. After about one hour or two the glacier flattens out and soon we leave the snow and can un-rope. The trail carries on through scree and moraines, flanked with iced-falls to reach our campsite Khani Basa, situated in an ablation valley by the Khani Basa glacier.

Walk: 05 -06 hrs, Grade: Strenuous, Altitude: 4580 M


Activities: Trekking
Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mobile Camp
Today we cross the Khani Basa glacier and get superb views of smooth white dome Kanjut Sar at 7760 m. There are some awkward moraines to cross, and several small streams which are best crossed as early in the morning as possible before the glacial waters begin to flow. Our campsite is at Jutmal, on a flat sheltered field in the ablation valley with running water, with bushes and wild flowers in surrounding.

Walk: 05 -06 hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 4200 M

Activities: Trekking
Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mobile Camp
We cross some ice walls and crevasses along the way to Yutmaru glacier, a tributary of Hispar glacie having views of Kanjut Sar, Pumari Chish and Kunjang Chish after some walk from Yutmaru glacier. Beyond Yutmaru path follows a series of pleasant meadows with streams flowing through them. Water is needed to be filled in bottles as there is no water along the trail.

Walk: 05 -06 hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 4100 M

Activities: Trekking
Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:Mobile Camp
Today after breakfast trek begins by crossing an awkward moraine, before we reach the confluence of the Hispar and Pumari Chish Glaciers. We cross the glacier on moraines and follow a steep path on the west side of the glacier, finally reaching our campsite at Dashigan.

Walk: 04-05 hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 3800 M

Activities: Trekking
Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mobile Camp
This is an easy day of walking through pastures crossing a number of streams, whose water swell considerably once the afternoon snow melt has flowed into them. We cross the Kiang Glacier and have a steep climb to join the path which leads through the pastures of Daltanas and Falolingkish. Crossing several deserted dwellings we reach at Hispar Village, highest village of Nagar valley with blossoming orchards and terraced fields

Walk: 05-06 hrs, Grade: Moderate, Altitude: 3250 M

Activities: Trekking/Climbing
Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mobile Camp
After breakfast descend in jeep along a bumpy road for about 2 hours until we reach the Karakoram Highway (KKH). We then turn north and drive along this great road for a while until we come to the town of Karimabad on Karakoram Highway. Towering over the green and fertile oasis of the Hunza valley are the ice ridges and peaks of one of the giants of Karakoram, Rakaposhi (7788m). In the evening we will watch sun set panorama at Duikar. Rest of the day is free to wash up, relax and explore the town.

Time: 03-04 hrs, Altitude: 2430 M

Activities: Trekking
Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel
After breakfast morning tour of Hunza including Baltit Fort & Ganesh village.
Karimabad is the delightful old capital of the Hunza Kingdom. From Karimabad, with its souvenir shop, post office and tea shop, you can obtain a magnificent view of the valley laid out below you and of the peaks behind. The Aliabad / Karimabad area is sprinkled with wild flowers and blossoming fruit orchards. We will spend half our day in these two towns enjoying the greenery and delighting in the sound of babbling brooks. We also visit Altit, Baltit and Ganish village.
Baltit fort was the old palace of the Mirs of Hunza and was inhabited until 1960. It is about 400 years old. Baltit is a curious rambling old place, four storey high, sturdily built of stones, sun - dried mud and timber. Baltit is built on a cliff edge; behind it is a ravine and then the Ultar glacier glinting in the sunshine. The architecture here reflects a Tibetan influence. The view from the top of the fort is well worth the climb.
In the afternoon we dive to drive to Riakot on Karakoram Highway as it carves a swathe through the meeting points of world three largest congregation of mountains at Shigarpa before Juglot, is an adventure in itself. Then further drive to either Naran via Babusar pass or on KKH to Besham.

Activities: Sightseeing
Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel

Upon arrival transfer to your hotel in Rawalpindi. Evening sightseeing. If unable to fly on day 18th, this day will be use to transfer from Chilas to Islamabad by road.

Activities: Jeep Safari, Sightseeing
Meals provided: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Transfer to Airport for onward flight

Activities: None
Meals provided: Breakfast
Accommodation: None

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