Altitude: 3630 m. Max.
Season: May – Sep.
Duration: 13 – 18 Days.
Patundas is a summer pasture above 4000m on a ridge between Passu and Batura glaciers. The trek starts from the beautiful Borit Lake and continue along the Passu glacier, crossing over the Patundas pass the trek continues across Batura glacier with views of Shisper, Passu peak and Batura range. Standing on top of the pass is like standing in the museum of mountains.
Batura Glacier’s nearly 65kms length makes it the second longest glacier in the world outside the polar region. One will ascend to Yashipirt by passing through Younbin. From here one can enjoy the superb views of the Batura Peaks (6830 to 7785 m), the Kampir Dior Group and Passu Peak, 7284 m.
This trip is a fascinating experience of an easy stroll along with a flower-strewn gully between the lateral moraine of Battura Glacier and the mountains. It provides breathtaking views of high Peaks like Ultar (7388), Shispare (7611m), Passu peak (7284m), Karun Koh (7164m), and others in the Shimshal region. From Fatimahil you can have an unforgettable view of the formidable North face of Battura massif. After halfway between Kukhil and Guchsum is the wide plateau of Shelmin where the Urthum brook flows from the North. This is much tougher route than Kilik or Mintaka but not a technical one. The scenery will simply sweep you off your feet.