Rush Lake Trek
This is a beautiful trek to Rush Lake at 4694 m with the ascent of Rush Peak (5200 m). Rush is one of the highest alpine lakes in Pakistan. It is located about 15 km north of Miar Peak and Spantik (Golden Peak) (which are in the Nagar valley). Rush Lake and Rush Peak can be reached via Nagar and Hopper and via the Hopper Glacier (Bualtar Glacier) and Miar Glacier, (which rises fromthe Miar and Phuparash) peaks. The trek to Rush Lake can be reached without the need for a long and difficult climb. Yet Rush Peak itself is a highpoint on a broad ridge that can be reached with relative ease. This ridge is almost 20km long and separates the glaciated valley of the Barpu from the steep sided Hispar Valley. It starts close to the town of Nagir and rises gently South Eastwards to culminate in a series of very steep unclimbed 6000m peaks.
Rush Lake and Rush Peak lie about half way along this ridge where the crest changes from a broad feature to an impregnable series of crumbing rock pinnacles. The scenery is spectacular with all the giant peaks of Hunza visible. Across the Hispar valley there is a wall of four peaks from 7025 to 7885 m high. This trek is for those who have a taste of easy trekking and soft adventure in the beautiful regions of the earth. Rush Lake Trek in Hunza Valley will provide great pleasure and adventure for trekkers. Eric Shipton called Hunza Valley “the ultimate manifestation of mountain grandeur.” Our trek in this area offers a fantastic walk and some of world’s most beautiful scenes.
Note :- Although we try to adhere to the schedule listed below, this itinerary is subject to change due to numerous reasons beyond our control such as bad weather, cancelled or delayed flights, road washouts, vehicle breakdowns, accidents, sickness, govt. restrictions, & all other unforeseen exigencies.
Day 01 Pickup from Airport and drive on the Karakoram Highway,to Chilas (525km – around 11+ hours – altitude 1,200m). Overnight at Panorama Hotel, Chilas. (B/fast, L & D)
Day 02 Chilas to Karimabad, Hunza (260km – around 6 hours – altitude 2,280m). Walking tour of Baltit Fort and Karimabad village. Overnight at Serena Baltit Inn (B/fast, L & D)
Day 03 Sunrise excursion by jeep to Duiker viewpoint with breakfast taken at Eagle’s Nest Hotel at Duiker. Return to visit Altit village and later drive by jeep to Hoper (1-1 ½ hrs – altitude 2,790m). Overnight at Camp. (B/Fast, L with Dinner prepared by camp cook)
Day 04 Trek to Bericho Kor (5-6 hours, altitude 3,300m). Overnight at camp. (B/fast, L, D
Day 05 Trek to Chidin Harai (4-6 hrs altitude 4,440m). Overnight at camp. (B/fast, L and D
Day 06 Trek to Rush Phari (5-7 hrs altitude 4,694m). Overnight at camp. (B/fast, L and D
Day 07 Trek to the 5,098m Rush Peak and later return to BC and trek to Gutense (3-4 hours – altitude 2,800m) and overnight at camp. (B/fast, L and Dinner)
Day 08 Trek to Huru with its apricot orchard, spring and clear willow shaded pool (2-3 hours – altitude 2,972m) and drive by jeep to Karimabad - Hunza. (B/fast, L and Dinner)
Day 09 Drive to Besham 9 to 10 hours (B/fast, L and Dinner)
Day 10 Drive to Islamabad 6 hours (B/fast, L and Dinner) for short city tour and check-in to hotel.
Day 11 Drop at Airport and say Good Bye.