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Best Time: June - August
Ideal duration: 22 days
One of the most adventurous and marvelous scenic trek in Karakoram, offers a breath taking view of the highest mountains and longest glaciers out side the polar region. We begin from Islamabad the modern capital of Pakistan, visiting the colorful bazaars in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
Driving through the Karakoram Highway, the eighth wonder of the world, the Mighty Indus snakes through three great Mountain Ranges; The Himalayas, Karakoram and Hindukush, under the shadow of Nanga Parbat (8125 meters).
Idendification of included: B: Breakfeast / L: Lunch / D: Dinner / Full: Fullservice
Days Date Services Description
1 7/16/2016 Fly from home
2 7/17/2016 B Arrival Islamabad Hotel
3 7/18/2016 B / D drive to Chillas Hotel
4 7/19/2016 B / D drive Chillas - Skardu Hotel
5 7/20/2016 Full Restday in Skardu Hotel
6 7/21/2016 Full drive Skardu - Askole
7 7/22/2016 Full Askole - Junla
8 7/23/2016 Full Junla - Paiju
9 7/24/2016 Full Restday in Paiju
10 7/25/2016 Full Paiju - Urdukas
11 7/26/2016 Full Urdukas - Gore II
12 7/27/2016 Full Gore II- Concordia
13 7/28/2016 Full Concordia - K2 BC & Back to Concordia
14 7/29/2016 Full Concordia - Ali Camp
15 7/30/2016 Full Ali Camp - over G.Pass to Khuspang
16 7/31/2016 Full Khuspang - Shaicho Camp
17 8/2/2016 Full Shaicho Rest day
18 8/3/2016 Full Shaicho -Hushe & Drive to Kanday
19 8/4/2016 Full Kanday - Skardu Hotel
20 8/5/2016 Full Flight Skardu- Islamabad or drive to Chilas Hotel
21 8/6/2016 Full Sightseeing in Islamabad or drive from Chilas Hotel
22 8/7/2016 Nill Flight onward
Charakusa glacier is situated in area of magnificent mountains just few kilometers from Hushe. The K6 (7281 m), K7 (6934 m), Link Sar (7041m), Drifica (6650m), Kapura Peak (6545 m), Niza Peak, Namika (6325m) provide unique opportunity to climb rock and ice pinnacles in the heart of Karakorum. There are also many of the peaks are less than 6000 meters, which means no permit fee and no liaison officer, and with just a three-day walk from the end of the road makes an affordable Karakorum expeditions.
Day 01: Arrival at Islamabad, Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Briefing at Ministry of tourism and City tour.
Day 03: Drive to Chilas 14,15 hours. Overnight hotel
Day 04: Drive to Skardu 12 hours. KKH, overnight hotel
Day 05: Rest Day at Skardu. Overnight hotel
Day 06: Drive to Hushe by Jeep, 7-8 hours. Overnight camp
Day 07: Trek to Shaicho 3,4 hour. Overnight camp
Day 08: Trek to Aangkum. 6 hours. Overnight camp
Day 09: Trek to Charakusa BC. 3-4 hours. Overnight camp
Day 10: Rest day Charakusa B.C. See Charakusa Mountains
Day 11: Trek back to Hushe/Kanday
Day 12: Drive to Skardu by Jeep
Day 13: Fly Skardu to Islamabad/ drive to Chilas
Day 14: Drive to Islamabad
Day 15: De-briefing at Ministry of Tourism
Day 16: Fly Back
Ideal duration: 13 days
Best time: June - September
An easy trek from Kanday village takes one up to the Nangma valley, a sanctuary of wilderness beauty with numerous rock pinnacles. This is one region very few trekkers has visited before. The trek to the base camps of Amin Brak (5850 mts) is a splendid walk through summer pastures with a variety of wild flowers. Dozens of rock peaks nestled in this area offers great climbing options for all age groups. For few days you are away from civilization yet safe and secure.
Day 01 Arrival in Islamabad, overnight in hotel.
Day 02 SKARDU - Flight or drive to Skardu, overnight in hotel.
Day 03 SKARDU - Reserve day for the road journey, in case the flight is cancelled
Day 04 SKARDU TO KANDAY Camping
Day 05 Trek from KANDAY TO MNGULU BROQ
Day 06 Trek TO AMIN BRAKK BASE CAMP
Day 07 Rest day
Day 08 BASE CAMP TO K6 BC and Hltoq (nangma)
Day 09 Jorti TO KANDAY
Day 01 KANDAY - KHAPLU - SKARDU
Return via same route to Skardu. Lunch and sightseeing tour in Khaplu
Overnight at Skardu
Day 11 SKARDU TO ISLAMABAD OR CHILAS
Early in the morning flight to Islamabad, Continue to Chilas by Road in case of flight cancellation.
Day 12 CHILAS TO ISLAMABAD
Arrive Rawalpindi and transfer to hotel.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of the twin cities. In case of flight cancellation on previous day. Will consume this day for
transfer from Skardu to Islamabad by road.
Day 13 FLY ONWARD.