Islamabad – Gilgit – Karimabad – Hoper – Shishking – Brichkoor – Guttons – Rush Lake – Phahi Phari – Miar – Hapakund – Hoper – Karimabad – Rest – Gilgit – Islamabad.
Altitude: 4694m. Max.
Season: May – Sep.
Duration: 16 Days.
We are offering a two week holiday in the Hunza Valley, to include the justifiably popular 7-days Rush Lake Trek. Flying from Islamabad to the sprawling bazaar town of Gilgit, we drive northwards along the KKH into the breath takingly beautiful Hunza Valley, Now we begin the best short trek in Hunza. From the picturesque village of Hopar, we cross the Bualtar and Barpu glaciers, trekking through flower strewn ablation valleys and grazing grounds, to Rush Lake (4694 m). From this lofty vantage point see a spectacular panorama of the peaks of the western Karakoram. This is an excellent short trek and the perfect introduction to adventure travel in Hunza Nager Valley.
Rush Lake is a high altitude lake located near Rush Pari Peak(5,098 m). At over 4,694 meters, Rush is one of the highest alpine lakes in the world. It is located about 15 km north of Miar Peak and Spantik (Golden Peak), which are in the Nagar valley. Rush Lake and Rush Peak can be reached via Nagar and Hopar and via the Hopar Glacier (Bualtar Glacier) and Miar Glacier, which rises from Miar and Phuparash peaks. The trek to Rush Lake provides spectacular views of Spantik, Malubiting, Miar Peak, Phuparash Peak and Ultar Sar.
From Karimabad on the KKH, we drive across the Khunjerab Pass (4733 m) into Xingjian Province of China and then descend past the Karakul Lakes and the impressive peaks of Mustagh Ata and Kongur. Our journey is timed to coincide with Kashgar’s unique Sunday Market, the largest open-air bazaar in Central Asia. Rubbing shoulders with nomadic herdsmen in a melee of donkey-carts, camels and horses, silks and spices, offers a real taste of this romantic and untamed land.