Biafo Hispar Snow Lake Trek – HISPAR PASS: 5150 Mtr.
Biafo Hispar Snow lake is high altitude glacial basin in the Karakorum Range at the elevation of 4900M and around 16km wide, located at the head of Biafo and Hispar Glaciers that spreads down from the Hispar Pass 5150M in opposite direction. It is just below the Hispar Pass and this immense basin of snow and ice forms which these two huge glaciers radiate. This snow covered glacial expanse at the head of Biafo is best explored on skis, best place to do ski.
This trek starts from the Skardu which is connected to Islamabad, the capital of the country by air 1hrs flight and by road around 22-24 hrs drive from Islamabad. It is 6-7 hrs jeep drive from Skardu Town to Askoli 3050M, the last village in the Shigar Valley where jeep roads ends and trek starts and this village is also gateway to the Baltoro Glacier, Concordia and K 2 Base Camp. The trek from the Askoli Village initially proceeds towards then turns northwest up to Biafo Glacier to Snow Lake. Before reaching the vast white expenses of Snow Lake Pass many famous peaks including Latoks and Baintha
View of Mountains from Biafo Glacier Brakk (7280M) also known « OGRE » and many more peaks up to Snow Lake, which is magical place.
Day-01: Arrival to Islamabad airport and transfer to the hotel
Day-02: Fly to Skardu or drive to Chilas 12-14 hrs on Karakorum Highway
Day-03: Day free at Skardu for preparation of the trek or continue from Chilas to Skardu 8-9 hrs/hotel
Day–04: Jeep drive 6–7 hrs to Askoli (3050m)/camp
Day-05: Trek to Namla along the Braldu River (3700m) 6-7 hours/camp
Day-06: Trek to Mango (3650m) 5-6 hrs/camp
Day-07: Trek to Baintha (4000m) 4-5 hours/camp
Day-08: Trek to Karfogoro (4400m) 6-7 hours/camp
Day-09: Trek to Snow Lake (4750m) 3-4 hours/camp
Day-10: Day free
Day-11: Trek to the Hispar Pass 5150M, camp over the Pass or back to Snow lake for overnight
Day-12: Trek back to Karfogoro/camp
Day-13: Trek to the Baintha/camp
Day-14: Trek to Namla/Camp
Day-15: Trek to Askoli/camp
Day-16: Jeep drives to Skardu, overnight in the hotel
Day-17: Fly to Islamabad or drive to Chilas/hotel
Day-18: Sightseeing in Islamabad or continue to Islamabad/hotel
Day-19: Departure from Islamabad