Trekking Trips in Pakistan
Looking for great ideas for Trekking Trips in Pakistan? Pakistan has some of the greatest treks in the world, the famous K2 base camp Gondogoro La crossing is on the bucket-list of many hiking enthusiasts and offers amazing 360-degree panoramic views of the highest mountains in Pakistan. We have picked some of the best based on ease of access, trail conditions, accessibility and perhaps more importantly scenic beauty and the chance to see the fascinating cultural of the region.
The rugged and yet beautiful landscape of northern areas makes it a perfect destination for Trekking in Pakistan. There are so many adventure treks in Pakistan some of which have been sorted into various geographical areas: the Baltistan valley, Diamir, Hunza-Nagar, Chitral & Ghizer.
Best Adventure Treks
Here are some Trekking Trips in Pakistan geographical area!
- K2 Base Camp and Gondogoro La Trek
- Thalle LA Trek
- Spantick BC Haramosh LA Trek
- Rakaposhi Base Camp Trek
- Patundas Trek
- Shimshal Valley Trek
Chitral & Ghizer
- Torich Mir BC Trek
- Wakhan Corridor Trek
- Naltar Ishkoman Pass Trek
- Around Nanga Parbat Mazeno Pass Trek
- Fairy Meadows Trek
- Nanga Parbat Rupal Face Trek & Hunza Tour
K2 Base Camp and Gondogoro La Trek
This is mother of all treks in Pakistan. It is one of the best Adventure Treks in the Central Karakoram National Park. K2 (8611m) is the second tallest mountain in the world and this 18 days trek is a once in life experience. This trek provides one of best views of some of the world’s tallest moutains. Especially Concordia, which is at the junction of the Godwin Austen and Baltoro glaciers, often referred to as “The Throne Room of Gods” provides the best panoramic view of the mighty mountains of Karakoram.
To reach Concordia trekkers have to walk on Baltoro glacier (63 km) witness the beauty of Trango Towers, Masherbrum and so many well-known peaks of Karakoram in Gilgit Baltistan.
Thalle LA Trek
This spectacular Trekking in Pakistan is a wonderful trekking opportunity in a great range of mountains.An easy trek of 7-9 days leading over the Thalle la (4572 M), situated between Shigar and Khaplu valleys of Baltistan. This trek is meaningful plan on 2-week time scale and for a diversity of reason it undertakes to be very exciting indeed. Crossing of Thalle La can be possible from Shigar and Khaplu valleys.
Spantick BC Haramosh LA Trek
Spantik (7027 M) is situated in the mountain chain Karakoram that form the boundary between Baltistan and Nagar. The spectacular approach trek along the Chogo Lungma Glacier passes throughout array of stunning mountains surrounding far from the usual Adventure Treks routes. Final leg of trek is Haramosh La.
Rakaposhi Base Camp Trek
Rakaposhi (7788m) is one of the most beautiful peak and the world’s 29th highest mountain. It dominates the horizon and watches over the Karakoram Highway as you travel from Gilgit to Hunza. The peak is surrounded by famous glaciers and valleys like Bagrot, Minapin and Jaglot.
Patundas is a summer pasture at 4183 m on the ridge between the Passu and Batura glaciers. The views from Patundas are spectacular in all directions and it is quite enjoyable to stroll through the alpine meadows for hours along the ridge top.
This is one of the most Adventure Trek in Hunza valley!
Shimshal Valley Trek
This trek is located in Nagar Valley also known as Minapin Trek, has very easy access from the Karakoram Highway. This is one of the shortest and easiest treks leading to above 7000M Karakoram peak base camp with sweeping views from Rakaposhi to Diran.
The Minapin Glacier sweep down from the 16km long fluted snowy ridge that connects the Rakaposhi and Diran. This treks starts from the village of Minapin in Nagar Valley that sits along the Minapin River bank above the confluence of the Hunza and Minipan rivers.
The excellent short and easy trek from Minapin to Rakaposhi Base Camp trek, also known Taghaphari is ideal introduction of Karakoram trekking.
Chitral & Ghizer:
Torich Mir BC Trek
The Hindukush lies beyond the reach of the monsoon and, is a deserted, arid mountain scape visited by very few. The scenic Tirich Valley is very fertile, and populated with several small villages.
A spectacular drive to Uthul takes us to the jump off point, and trekking across Zani Pass (3886m) provides excellent views of Hindukush and the Hindu Raj Ranges. Passing through the villages of Atak and Bandak, one arrives Shogor, at the foot of the Tirich Glacier. A free day will enable us to explore and will, allow for fantastic views of Tirich Mir (7708m), Istoro Nal (7403m) and heavily crevassed upper Tirich Glacier. Visit legendary Kafir Kalash of Chitral, and the historical Khyber Pass.
Wakhan Corridor Trek
The corridor was a political creation of the Great Game. On the corridor’s north side, agreements between Britain and Russia in 1873 and between Britain and Afghanistan in 1893 effectively split the historic area of Wakhan by making the Panj and Pamir Rivers the border between Afghanistan and the Russia.
Naltar Ishkoman Trek
This is the famous for its greenery with Pine and Dev-Dar trees. Naltar is a hidden spot in the mountain presenting an aroma view of green valley and it is situated at 3040 m from 34 km north of Gilgit. In winter there is a competition of Skies between different Pakistan forces and local teams.
The first camp is at Naltar Lake, Lake with clear water, visible the different colors of flower at bottom. Ishkomen valleys represent its natural beauty over in the high passes and green lashed valleys rivers summer pastures. The trek from Naltar to Ishkomen gives you magnificent view of whole Hindukush Range.
Around Nanga Parbat Mazeno Pass Trek
Nanga Parbat, is also called “Naked Mountain”. Because some of its slopes are so steep that they are bereft of vegetation and snow. According to the local old legend, Nanga Parbat is also called Diamir, which means abode of fairies.
It is believed that the Queen of fairies lives there in a castle made of solid crystal-clear ice, which is guarded by gigantic snow serpents and frogs. The earlier disasters in climbing this mountain are attributed to the displeasure of fairies. Nanga Parbat is not a single peak but consists of 20km long series of peaks and ridges culminating in an ice crest of (8125m).
Fairy Meadows Trek
Many people have called Fairy Meadows the most beautiful place. These lush, green meadows and forests lie at the base of Nanga Parbat, the ninth highest mountain in the world. Fairy Meadows is a very peaceful and relaxing place to enjoy the mountain atmosphere and hospitality of the local people. From Fairy Meadows you can enjoy nice day walks or you can trek to Nanga Parbat Base Camp for an overnight experience.
More serious trekkers can also trek over a series of passes from Fairy Meadows to begin circling Nanga Parbat, the killer mountain. Fairy Meadows is very accessible from Gilgit- you could even visit in a long day, but it is always better to spend as much time as possible in a place like this.
Nanga Parbat Rupal Face Trek & Hunza Tour
Nanga Parbat has tremendous vertical relief over local terrain in all directions. From the south, Nanga Parbat boastsis often referred to as the highest mountain face in the world. To the north, the complex, somewhat more gently sloped Rakhiot Flank rises 7,000 m (22,966 feet) from the Indus River valley.
Top 10 Trekking Tips:
Trekking Tips including advice on trekking equipment, nutrition, hydration and specific trekking training will help you prepare correctly for your trek so that you’re not left nursing blisters and sore legs after the first day.
- Start Your Trekking Training Early
- Choose the Correct Footwear for Your Trek
- Don’t Forget Your Walking Socks
- Build Leg Strength with Gym Work
- Build Your Walking Training
- Train on Similar Walking Terrain
- Practice Using Your Backpack
- Use Walking Poles
- Hydrate Yourself Frequently When Walking
- Fuel Your Trekking
The fitter you are before you depart, the easier your trek will be. You will have spent a lot of time, effort (and probably money too!) to get to your Trekking in Pakistan, so it makes sense to get the most out of your trip by being in good shape and having suitable kit. Following the above tips, you will be not only well prepared for possibly a trip of a lifetime but you’ll get so much more out of your trekking experience.