Leave Rawalpindi for Gilgit via the Karakoram
Highway. Overnight stay in PTDC Motel at Besham.
Reach Gilgit and overnight stay in PTDC Motel Chinar
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Arrive in Rawalpindi.