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Pakistan Gondogoro Peak (5650m) Hushe - [ Expeditions ]

Range:            Karakoram

Altitude:         5650m

Zone:              Permitted

Duration:        15 Days

Best Time:       June - September


Gondogoro Peak situated in Hushe valley Khispang. Gondogoro-Peak lies in front of the beautiful Laila Peak. It is easy but challenging for the beginner trekkers. The views from summit are breathtaking. The village of Hushe is the last village where jeep road ends. This place is starting point for expeditions and trekking to various summer pastures and beautiful glaciers from K1 (Mashabrum) to Ghundoghoro base camp, which takes us to night camp at Shaieshcho - this is a large shepherd’s settlement and a beautiful campsite.

 
ITINERARY:

Day 01          Islamabad

Arrival Islamabad. Transfer to hotel. Official briefing.

Overnight hotel.

Day 02         Skardu/Chilas

Fly to Skardu (1hrs) and transfer to hotel.

Skardu is now the administrative center of the District and also transportation and commercial hub of Baltistan region.

In case of flight cancellation, drive to Chilas (480km) which takes 12 - 14 hrs. Overnight hotel.

Day 03         Skardu (2290m)

Free day in Skardu.

Drive to Skardu in the morning, which takes (7 - 8 hrs). The journey brings to view Nanga Parbat (8125m) at the junction of Indus River.

Overnight hotel.

Day 04         Hushe (3050m)

Start early for the drive to Hushe (3050m)  passing by Kande and leaving behind the junction of the Hushe and Shyok Rivers.

Overnight camp.

Day 05         Shaieshcho (3330m)

Scenic walk of 4-5 hrs on the lateral moraine through rose and gooseberry bushes takes you to Shaieshcho (3330m) at the junction of the Charakusa Valley and Gondogoro. The route to the  BC of K6 and K7 bifercates from here.

Overnight camp

Day 06          Gondogoro Camp (3950m)

Walk 2-3 hrs through the ablation valley on the Gondogoro Glacier's east side. Continue gradually through the ablation valley  leaving biehind the flat grassy expanse of water, willows and junipers to the Gondogoro Camp (3950m).

Overnight camp

Day 07          Dalzampa (4300m)

Next day follow a good trail to Golong, a nice lunch spot marked by a large boulder and a stream coming from Golong Peak.At the end of the flat area, drop to the glacier's edge and continue over rubble for an hour. Watch for rock fall. Climb a hill side to a pasture. Continue 30 to 45 minutes to lovely Daltazampa, sheltered in an ablation valley.

Overnight camp

Day 08          Khuspang (4680m)

Trek to Khuspang along the moraine and glacial trail to the next camp (4-5 hours).

Overnight camp.

Day 09          Base Camp

Trek to the higher base camp of Gondogoro Peak.

Overnight camp.

Day 10          Walk back to Dalzanpa camp. Overnight at camp.

Day 11         Shaieshcho

6-7 hours walk on the lateral moraine through wild roses, gooseberry cedar and Tamarisk bushes. The Charksa valley joins the Gondogoro at Shaieshcho from where the route leads to the Charakusa Glacier.

Overnight camp.

Day 12          Hushe/Skardu

2-3 hrs trek to Hushe and drive to Skardu (5-6 hrs) via Khaplu. The second largest kingdom in the old Baltistan guarding the trade route to Ladakh along Shyok River. Overnight hotel.

 

Day 13          Islamabad/Chilas

Fly to Islamabad. (Subject to weather). Upon arrival transfer to hotel.

In case of flight cancellation drive to Chilas. Overnight hotel.

Day 14          Islamabad

Leisure day at Islamabad. 

In case of driving, complete road journey from Chilas to Islamabad. Overnight hotel.

Day 15          Islamabad

Farewell meeting (debriefing) and sightseeing of twin cities Islamabad/Rawalpindi.

In the evening transfer to airport for your return flight home.

 

 



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