Tirich Mir Base Camp Trek

Duration : 17 days trip, 8/9 walking days
Max Height Gained : 4724m
Grade : Demanding
Season : Mid June – Mid Sept

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

REMINISCENT TO THE BALTORO GLACIER TREK, BUT MUCH SHORTER, THIS TREK DELIGHTS FANS OF BIG MOUNTAINS AND MIGHTY GLACIERS. IT IS A DEMANDING TREK WHERE YOU ARE OFF AND ON THE LOWER TIRICH GLACIER TREKKING RIGHT INTO THE VERY CENTRE OF THE HIGH HINDUKUSH MOUNTAINS TO THE BASE CAMP OF TIRICH MIR 7708M. ON ROUTE, THERE ARE IMPRESSIVE 7000M SUMMITS LIKE NOSHAQ 7492M, ISTOR NAL 7403M BESIDES OTHERS. TWO EXCESS ROUTES ARE POSSIBLE EITHER THROUGH TORKHOW VALLEY OR THE ZANI PASS WHICH IS PREFERRED FOR ACCLIMATIZATION BEFORE THE HIGH TREK. THE TRIP CAN BE COMBINED WITH OTHER TREKS IN THE REGION.

ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival Islamabad. Transfer to hotel. Trek briefing for permit.

Day 02: Drive over Lowari pass 3118m to Chitral for Police registration then moved  to  our privet Home based Guest House at Kalasha valley Bumburate Batrik Batak Uoch.

Day 03: Village long  trail  walks to Trout fish forum.

Day 04: Visit families of Alexander’s lost tribe the Kalash of the Hindukush . and Kalsha Cultural Museum at  Bumburate valley Bron .

Day 05: A day in Chitral town exploring bazaars and Fort. Hotel

Day 06: Drive to the high Zani pass 3840m 6 hrs for great views. Camp on pass.

Day 07: Trek descends down to Shahgrom 2/3 hrs. Camp

Day 08: Trek through willow / screed and dry rocky terrain to Sheiniak 4/5 hrs. 3540m camp

Day 09: Trek besides the glacier then moraine to Shugurbaisum 5 to 6 hrs 4038m camp

Day 10: Trek continue along the glacier to Tirich Mir base camp 6/7 hrs, Babu camp 4724m

Day 11: Exploration around Babu camp 4724m

Day 12: Trek to Shugurbaisum 4038m camp

Day 13: Trek to Sheiniak 3540m camp

Day 14: Trek to Shahgrom drive to Chitral

Day 15: Fly to Peshawar. Free day Peshawar bazaars. Hotel

Day 16: Drive to Islamabad. Hotel

Day 17: Transfer to airport.

Ovir Pass


Duration :
13 days trip, walking days 5/6
Max Height Gained : 4337m
Grade : Moderate
Season : Mid June – Mid Sept


BRIEF DESCRIPTION
This is a lovely short trek over Ovir pass 4337m on the southern flanks of Tirich Mir 7708m, the highest peak of the Hindukush Mountains. From the pass, you have panoramic views of the mountains in either direction. The trek builds up through peaceful friendly villages where you have an option to do both a shorter 4 days walk and longer 6 days version of the trek depending on which side you start from. The trip can be done in combination with other treks.

ITINERARY
Day 01: Arrival Islamabad. Transfer to hotel. Hotel

Day 02: Drive over Lowari pass 3118m to our Happy Guest House @ Bumburate valley (kalasha)

Day 03: Visit Alexander’s lost tribe the Kalash families of the Hindukush . Stay @ Happy Guest House

Day 04: A day in Chitral town exploring bazaars and Forts. Hotel

Day 05: Short drive 2 hrs to Susom , explore village. 2500m Camp.

Day 06: Trek to Kiyar high pasture camp 3 hour walk. Camp

Day 07: Trek over Ovir pass 4337m, great views Tirich Mir 7708m 4/5 hrs. Camp

Day 08: Trek through high pastures hamlets to Muzhen and Barum 5 hrs Camp.

Day 09: Walk 3 hrs to Parpish village, Drive on to Chitral for over night

Day 10: Fly to Peshawar. Free day Peshawar Bazaars, Street of storytellers & Hotel

Day 11: Transfer to airport for International flight

 

Chitral Gol Wild Life

Duration : 14 days trip, walking days 7/8
Max Height Gained : 3730m
Grade : Moderate / Demanding
Season : May – Sept

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

A classic traverse of Chitral Gol National Park starting from the Kalash valleys where Alexander’s lost tribe still live in their  traditional ways, the trek rewards you with excellent views of Tirich Mir 7708m besides other peaks and the likelihood of spotting the endangered markhor wild goat. This is a short remote trek on a seldom used route on faint rugged trails used by shepherds and hunters. You cross two passes the Chimarsan Doni pass 3730m and Gokhshal pass 3720m in the Chitral Gol wild life sanctuary. Chitral Gol sanctuary was established by H.H Sir Shuja ul Mulk as his private game reserve in 1910.The present owner being the last ruler Prince Saif ul Mulk. The area covers 7,745 hectares with old cedars, pine oak, juniper and birch forests with a good herd of about 400/500 Markhor’s with snow leopard, wolf, marmot and weasel in it. The park is also rich in bird life such as Monal pheasant, Falcon, Hawk, Eagle, Lammergeyer, snow cock, chukar and many other species. On many occasions, I have viewed Eagles hunting the snow cock in the valley.

ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival Islamabad. Transfer to hotel.

Day 02:  Drive over Lowari pass 3118m to Chitral for Police registration then moved to  our privet Home based Guest House at Kalasha valley Bumburate Batrik Batak Uoch

Day 03/04: Stay with Alexander’s lost tribe the Kalash of the Hindukush . Camp

Day 05: Trek to Sheikhanan Deh. Amongst the Nuristani tribe, 2 hrs walk. Camp

Day 06: Trek to the shepherd huts at Chimirsan Ghari 5/6 hrs. Camp

Day 07: Trek over Doni Pass 3730m 5 hrs great views of Tirich Mir 7708m. Camp

Day 08: Trek to Gokhshal shepherds huts 3 hrs. Camp

Day 9: Rest, explore / wildlife sightings in Gokhshal surroundings. Camp

Day 10: Trek over Gokhshal pass to Chaghbini 7 /8 hrs, good views. Camp

Day 11: Drive to Chitral town. In the afternoon bazaars and wild mountain polo.

Day 12: Fly to Peshawar. Free day Peshawar bazaars street of storytellers.

Day 14: Transfer to airport for International flight

In kalasha valleys we have allots of treks to deffrent valleys.. from Bumburate to Rumboor, 2 days trek though Donsun Pass, from Bumburate to Biri valley 1 days trek tough Gambak Pass,
Bhawk lake trak 7 days Shawal lake trek 3 days , Awazk lake trek 3 days. Itinerary will post soon!