Naltar-Pakore Trek

Quick Facts
Duration 12 Days
Best Time June - September
Difficulty Level Strenuous
Destinations Rawalpindi | Gilgit | Naltar

 

Sample Itinerary
Day 01

Leave Rawalpindi for Gilgit via the Karakoram Highway. Overnight stay in PTDC Motel at Besham.

Day 02

Reach Gilgit and overnight stay in PTDC Motel Chinar Inn.

Day 03

Sightseeing and shopping in the morning. In the afternoon leave for Naltar 2 hours jeep drive along the Hunza river upto its confluence with Naltar River at Nomal village. From here to Naltar, which is a forested hill station known for its wildlife and magnificent mountain scenery. The Rakaposhi chain is visible from the campsite.

Day 04

The first trekking day. An easy and enjoyable walk along the Naltar river. The pine trees provide shade to trekkers and shelter if it rains. The 4 hours walk will take us to the Naltar lake, which will be our campsite. The lake is full of trout fish.

Day 05

A trying day but not too difficult. Today we will start our ascent gradually towards the Naltar Pass. After 6 to 8 hours walk we will reach the campsite, Lower Shani. The Naltar glacier lies just below our scenic campsite and the majestic Hindukush peaks dominate the horizon.

Day 06

Just 2 hours walk to the upper Shani situated at the outskirts of Naltar Lake. The Naltar peak lies just beyond the camp itself. One can see the Ibex grazing on the beautiful slopes of upper Shani.

Day 07

The most tiring day of the trek. The trail is a bit difficult in some parts. The climb from the campsite is going to be over 3,000 ft. to the Naltar Pass (15,500-ft) through some rocky terrain and glacier, down to Kori Bort. The view from the Pass is magnificent. Rakaposhi, Dobani and Nanga Parbat peaks are visible.

Day 08 - 09

Two more easy stages will take us to the village Paklore in the Ishkoman Valley, where jeeps will meet us to take us to Gilgit. We will reach after 6 hours of driving through the fruit rich valley of Ishkoman and Punial.

Day 10 - 11

We will drive back to Rawalpindi via Karakoram Highway or by air, after having a rest day at Gilgit.

Day 12

Arrive in Rawalpindi.

 

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