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Snow lake Ski tour


Karakoram Range. Start walk from Askoli and through flower-carpeted ablation valleys, we encounter             challenging as well as more straight forward trekking conditions. A highlight of the trip is the camp on the Hishpar La (5151m), where we can watch the afternoon shadow creeping across Snow Lake to the mighty Ogre (7285m), experience the adventure of ski in great Karakorams and turn to see the sun setting over the mountains of Hunza valley and the distant Hindukush to the west. Stunning scenery and a genuine sense of adventure in a high mountain wilderness are key attractions of this magnificent trek.
The descent of the Hishpar is mostly done off-glacier in the green, sometimes flower strewn ablation valley, though it is necessary on each of the 4 days of descent, to cross a side glacier with varying degrees of difficulty.
Again, crampons are not needed for these crossings but some scrambling may be required to cross the      lateral moraines.
You should only consider this trek if you have some previous trekking experience in the mountains, preferably at altitudes over 4000 meters (13,000 feet).


1 Islamabad arrival and overnight Hotel
2 Fly to Skardu or Drive to Chilas
3 Free day in Skardu or Drive from Chilas to Skardu.
4 Drive from Skardu to Askoli
5 Askoli toNamla3400m. (Start walk from Askoli the last village of Barldu Shigar)
6 Namla to Mango 3626m
7  Mango to Baintha Camp3940m
8 Baintha to Napina 4215m
9 Napina to Hishper BC .4500m
10 Hishper BC cross over the Hishper La 5151m to Khani Brangsa 4395m
11 Khani brangsa to Jutanmal 4200m
12 Jutanmal to Pumari Chhish Glacier 4000m
13 Pumari Chhish Glacier to Bitenmal 3718m
14 Bitenmal to Hishper village and drive to Karimabad
15 Karimabad free day
16 Karimabad to Besham
17  Besham to Islamabad
18 Islamabad sight sings or free day
19 Islamabad Fly onward