Fast facts

Country Visited

Pakistan

Visas

Yes*

 Vaccinations

Please consult a travel vaccination specialist for up to date information

Singles

A single supplement is not always possible on this trip. In many instances campsite size is limited and it will be necessary to share with another team member. This also applies to mountaineering expeditions. Single supplement in hotels is available. Please contact Shams Alpine Mountaineering & Trekking Pvt Ltd for specific detail, relevant to your trip.

 Entry points  

Bar Valley  can be reached from Islamabad by plane to Gilgit city or else by road along the Karakoram Highway to Gilgit and following KKH TO Chalt Valley. Another way is by road from Tashkurgan, China on the Karakoram Highway through Khunjerab National Park and the Old Silk Route to  Chalt valley.

Leader

Discover the spectacular hidden Karakoram with English speaking,

world renowned Shimshali mountain guides

Adventure travel

By its very nature adventure travel involves an element of the unexpected. In remote and developing countries do not expect standards you are used to at home. Remote areas are sometimes unpredictable and itineraries may be altered. To get the most out of your adventure it is important that you are flexible, positive and eager to take on all the challenges that arise. If you are uncertain about your suitability for this trip we recommend that you contact us with any concerns. We are happy to answer any questions.

Responsible travel

The environments we travel through are fragile. It is our responsibility as visitors to minimize the impact of our presence.

Bar Valley Trek 

Trip Duration:                 11 days

Season:                  June – October

Grade:                             Entry level Normal

Activities:              Trekking & exploring the traditional valleys

Accommodation:    11 days trip, 04 days trek, 05 to 06 nights hotel, 05 nights camping

 

About this Trip

Explore the hidden Bar Valley of Batura Muztagh in Karakoram Range with Shams Alpine. This is a beautiful valley that is isolated and very few tourists have been to this valley.   

Bar Valley receives the water of two huge glaciers descending from the peaks at the Batura Glacier’s head: Baltar from the 7500m peaks of the Batura Wall to the north-east; Toltar from ampir Dior (7168m) to the north-west.  There are two nontechnical treks to Baltar and Toltar Glaciers  through summer pastures and crossing the glaciers are possible  in mid-June to October. July and August are the most pleasant months for visiting this beautiful Valleys.
Following our last year trekking expedition trip to this valley this summer we are going to organize trek trip to this valley. 
Join us and explore the spectacular hidden valleys of Karakorum, Pakistan.

 

Short  Itinerary

Day 01       Arrival in Islamabad 600m – Hotel

Day 02       Fly to Gilgit 1,450m or (drive to Chilas) – Hotel

Day 03       Free day or second day Drive to Gilgit – Hotel

Day 04       Drive to Bar Valley – Camp

Day 05       Trek to Shuwe pasture – Camp

Day 06       Trek to Baltar Glacier – Camp

Day 07       Day Excursion – Camp

Day 08       Trek back to Bar valley – Camp

Day 09       Drive to Gilgit – Hotel

Day 10       Fly to Islamabad or drive to Bisham – Hotel

Day 11       Drive to Islamabad – Hotel

Optional: Excursion Hunza, Khunjerab Pass & Shimshal Village (3 days)

 

Our Services Include

Invitation letter for travel to Pakistan to assist your visa application and assistance on your arrival and departure.

An experienced English speaking high altitude Guide.

Full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and cooking and eating utensils and mess tent.

Wages for guides, cook and porters.

Good quality accommodation in cities and towns in twin bed shared rooms. Single room supplement is available please contact Shams AAlpine Managment.

Internal Jeep and Land cruiser  transport by private vehicle.

Tented camps on shared basis while trekking.

Porters will carry your large pack – one waterproof kit bag per client, – weight not to exceed 15kgs.

 Excess baggage will incur extra porter wage.

Porters, Guides, Cook and other staffs insurance.

Our Service does not include

Bottled water, aerated drinks, laundry and other items of personal nature

Meals except where indicated in the itinerary

Personal snacks, energy bars, energy gels, sweets

Personal gear, sleeping bags, phone calls and laundry

Tips for staff

International airfares, Airport taxes , Travel Insurance

Single supplement

 

Guides and porters

Our local guides and porters are all experienced, handpicked and trained by Shaheen Baig and Qudrat Ali, directors of Shams Alpine Mountaineering and Trekking Pvt Ltd to ensure that our clients have the best opportunity for success with comfort. A porter will carry your kit bag and you will be expected to carry your own day pack which should be large enough to carry all you will need throughout the day e.g. sunscreen, raincoat, water bottle, camera, spare long sleeved clothing, snow protection glasses, sun protection gloves, hat and scarves, snack food, etc.

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