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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.
Hushe Valley can be reached from Islamabad by plane or by road to Skardu city and drive to Askoli where your trek to the Baltoro Glacier begins. The second way is from China via Khungerab National Park, through KKH and joins the Skardu road at Thalechi.
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Hushe Valley – Masherbrum BC (4,280m) Trek
Trip Duration: 14 days
Season: July – September
Grade: Entry level normal trek
Activities: Trekking, & exploring the traditional valleys
Accommodation: 14 days trip, 05 days trek, 07 nights hotel, 06 nights camping
Tour from Islamabad Airport to get to the Trek start at Hushe.
Our trek to Hushe Valley and Masherbrum Base Camp start from Islamabad with a breath taking flight past Nanga Parbat and down into Skardu city 2,228m, located on the mighty Indus river, the main city of Baltistan (known as Little Tibet in history) home of the impressive Manthal Buddha Rocks, the 8th century Kharpocho Fort above Skardu town, the K2 Museum, a gem city, downstream from some of the largest glaciers and highest peaks in the world. Followed by a Jeep ride up the Indus and Masherbrum river valleys, through many Baltistan villages and picturesque farming countryside to Hushe valley 3,050m.
About this Trip
Hushe valley is the last valley of the Ghangche District of Baltistan and it is one of the main attractions and the pristine mountain valley offers abundant wild life sightings, easy and enjoyable trekking, hiking and climbing. This popular trek gives stunning views of Masherbrum,
The trek goes onto the western lateral moraine of the Masherbrum glacier up to the BC of Masherbrum 7,821m, the 24th highest Mountain in the world. The area is a sea of flowers of purple vetch, wild roses, columbine and willow bushes, with views all around of Masherbrum Mountains and Glacier.
Situated in the foot of Masherbrum Mountains, Hushe valley is beginning point for expedition and trekking to Gondogoro la 5,585m, Masherbrum BC 4,200m and the summer pastures of Hushe valley.
Day 01 Arrival in Islamabad (600m) – Hotel
Day 02 Fly to Skardu or (drive to Chilas) – Hotel
Day 03 Day free in Skardu, Briefing – sightseeing, K2 Museum (second day of the drive to Skardu)- Hotel
Day 04 Drive to Hushe Valley – Camp
Day 05 Trek to Parbisan (3,475m) – Camp
Day 06 Trek to Brumbrama (4,050m) – Camp
Day 07 Trek to Masherbrum BC (4,280m) – Camp
Day 08 Free day – Camp
Day 09 Trek to Hushe Valley – Camp
Day 10 Drive to Skardu city – Hotel
Day 11 Debriefing – Hotel
Day 12 Fly Islamabad or drive to Chilas – Hotel
Day 13 Day free in Islamabad or second day of drive to Islamabad – Hotel
Day 14 Onward day
Our Services Include
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.
Internal Jeep 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.
Trekking permits and Camping Fees.
Safety equipment included and medical kit.
Porters, Guides, Cook and other staffs insurance.
Invitation letter for travel to Pakistan to assist your visa application.
Our Service does not include
Bottled water, aerated drinks, alcohol, 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, ice axe, crampons, and harness
Personal phone calls and laundry
International airfares, Travel Insurance, Airport and departure taxes.
Medications, ground evacuations and helicopter rescue charges of any kind.
Any other service not mentioned in this condition sheet.
Guides and porters
Our local guides and porters are all experienced, handpicked and trained by Shaheen Baig and Qudrat Ali (directors of Shams Alpine) 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.