Biafo-hispar-Traverse
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Biafo-hispar-Traverse (Trek Information)

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DAYS Destinations / Day by day itinerary Accommodation
01
Arrive at Islamabad
Hotel
02
Drive to Chilas on Karakorum highway 11-12hrs 461km
Hotel
03
Drive to Skardu along with Indus River 8-9hrs 290km
Hotel
04
Drive to Askoli Braldo Valley 6-7hrs 3000m
Camp
05
Trek to Namla 6-7hrs
Camp
06
Trek to Manogo 4-5hrs
Camp
07
Trek to Baintha 6-7hrs
Camp
08
Rest day in Baintha with the option of climbing an outstanding viewpoint (ca 5300m, view of Ogre and Latok group)
Camp
09
Trek to Karpogoro
Camp
10
Trek to Hispar La Base Camp 5150m
Camp
11
Traverse of Hispar La, Trek to Khami Basa
Camp
12
Trek to Khani Bassa, after crossing Hisper Pass 5151m 7-8hrs
Camp
13
Trek to Bitanmal
Camp
14
Trek to Hispar
Camp
15
Drive to Karimabad/Hunza (optional, you can of course drive directly to Gilgit)
Hotel
16
Sightseeing in Karimabad
Hotel
17
Drive to Gilgit
Hotel
18
Drive to Besham 11-12hrs
Hotel
19
Drive to Islamabad 6-7hrs
Hotel
20
Transfer to Islamabad airport for international flight

Biafo

Best Time For Climbing Duration of Expedition Group size Expedition package
June - August
21 Days ISB-ISB
05-07-12 Climbers
Depends on group Size

• Trekking permit
• Environmental Fee
• Guide daily wages and insurance
• Guide equipment
• Cooking Staff
• Cooking Equipment/ kitchen utensils
• Required porters their insurance & equipment
• Accommodation with B/L/D(except in Islamabad)
• Transportation Islamabad to Islamabad
• Camping Equipment
• Arrange welfare meeting with Alpine Club
• Cargo equipment store
• Tips for baggage handling at airport & at hotels
• International flights tickets re-confirmation
• Fess: (Bridge crossing, cable crossing, camping)

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Biafo-hispar-Traverse

Remarkable History of Biafo-hispar-Traverse

This trek leads from Baltistan across the Hispar La (5051 m) into the valley of the Hunza river. The Biafo and Hispar glaciers form the largest continuous stretch of glacier (114 km) in the Karakoram. From Askole you follow the Braldo River until you get to the plain of Kesar Shaguran where the Biafo glacier flows into the Braldo valley. Here you turn west and walk along or on the Biafo, an imperceptibly ascending glacier some 7 km wide. The camps on both sides of the glacier are among the most beautiful that the Karakoram has to offer – fairy meadows with little streams and lakes as well as views of impressive granite towers and snowy summits. The so-called “Snow Lake“, a huge, almost flat glaciated area, is well worth looking at. From Hispar La you get a fantastic view of the two valleys of the Biafo and the Hispar glaciers.

Biafo

Although hardly less attractive – according to the Lonely Planet trekking guide, it is the best trek in Baltistan, as far as mountain scenery and fauna are concerned – , this trek is undertaken by decidedly fewer visitors (70% of all trekking permits issued are for the Baltoro area!).

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Tourist Feedback

"Thanks to everyone to make this climb come true! Mat Auer, Hens Auer, Fabienne Götzenberger, Family Auer, Family Anthamatten, Rashid Ullah Baig, Khalid Amir Rana, Muhammad Iqbal from Shipton Treks & Tours, Nottaris Romolo, Lorenzo Gottardi, Charly Gabl, Newrock Family, Black Diamond Team, Mountain Hardwear Team, Scarpa Team, Julbo, Atomblock and many many more!!! Climb on!!!”

SIMON ANTHAMATTEN Designation

“We recommend the best Partner for Trekking and Expedition in the Karakorum the Agency Shipton Treks and Expedition.S.T& Expedition is a self-help project under the auspices of the charitable, non-government, non-profit-making organization. "Himalaya-Karakorum-Hilfe e.V.". It was founded in order to let the inhabitants of Baltistan - also known as "Little Tibet", Situated in the heart of the Karakoram.

HUBER BUAM BERGSTEIGER Mountaineer

“My climbing and trekking experiences span five decades and encompass all seven continents. I have used Shipton Tours three times and they are, far and away, the best outfitter I have ever dealt with. Their attention to detail and their staff are both outstanding. I just returned from a five week trek/climbing trip to the Biafo Glacier. Everything about the service provided by Shipton Tours was excellent.

JIM Mountaineer

“As a professional climber, based in Umhausen / Ötztal/Austria I want to recommend Shipton Tours, Treks and Expeditions as a partner to explore Pakistan, especially the Karakorum Mountains. I´m working together with the team since 2006. Furthermore I´m happy, that I led the first official expedition of Shipton Tours, Treks and Expedition ever, to Shipton Spire / Trango Valley in summer 2006.

HANSJÖRG AUER Mountaineer

“Thank you very much for supporting our Expedition to the great Trango. Every expedition need a strong Partner (Agency)!Thanks to Zahir, our very good cook. Thanks to Habib. Thanks to Muhammad Ali our great Guide. Thanks to Iqbal to organization all things. Thanks to Rasool for their support in Skardu. We are very happy to have chosen Shipton Trekking as Agency for our Expedition!”

STEFAN Designation

“Shipton Treks was the ideal guide service for our needs. They have an incredibly knowledgeable staff, speaking both English and German, with key people located in all of the right areas in Pakistan. They have the basics down: travel logistics, lodging, transfers, food, security, etc. They were total professionals and adaptable when it came to servicing.

COREY RICH Mountaineer