Meeting at Ministry of Tourism Islamabad for Trekking Permit, Please note that Laila Peak area come under restricted zone for which a permit is required to trek.
Fly to Skardu, If unable to fly, same day we will drive to Skardu, spending a night in Chilas.
|Note: The cost of flight To/From Skardu or drive To/From Skardu is included in our price. Overnight hotel.
Emergency day in case, flight does not operate on day 02 this day will be use to transfer the members by road from Chilas to Skardu. Total drive time from Islamabad to Skardu is 22-24 hours. Overnight hotel.
Free day for rest, shopping or sightseeing. while staff will make final arrangement for the trek.
Overnight at your choosen hotel. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.
||SKARDU TO HUSHE
AM : Embark jeeps for a full day ride on a winding jeep trail to Hushe - The last inhabitance on our way to the Great Glaciers. Highest in the region, the stone & timber abodes contain dark & narrow stairwells raven by gloomy, unlit alleys cluster within the embrace of the fertile terraces. Overnight in tents. All meals served by camp staff.
|Note :- The road to Hushe comes undergoing rapid erosion and gets closed quite often. If unable to jeep, the group will disembark & walk to Hushe on the same day or camp for overnight (subject to distance).Distance 140 Km, Drive 07-08 Hrs. Altitude M.
||HUSHEY TO SHAICHO
Today we leave the last inhabited village. For the remaining portion of our journey we rely on our porters who carry our food and equipments and sustain our expedition. Follow the east bank of the Hushey River along on a flat, easy path through fields of barley and peas, then turn east to follow the Charaksa River through scrubland and sparse willow woods toOdongstan, which is two hours from Hushey. This is a shepherds summer camp. A further hour takes you past the junction of the Gondogoro and Charaksa rivers, across a good wooden bridge to Shaitcho a large shepherds settlement with its won mosque, now here you can find a hotel and mountaineering equipment shop. This is the traditional first camp, where we will spent our first night among the forest of juniper, cedar and willow trees with giant bushes of wild roses and a good water supply.
Overnight in tents All meals served by camp staff.
Walk : 03 - 04 hrs, Grade : Easy, Altitude : M.
||SHAICHO -TO- GANDOGORO BROQ
The path follows the highest ridge of the lateral moraine through roses, gooseberries, cedar and tamarisk bushes, with views left leading down across the glacier and back to sheer rock walls and jagged crags. The trek is dusty and stony a steady, but not too steep. We will come to the main summer settlement for overnight camping.
Note: Stages 1 and 2 add up to only five - six hours walk from Hushey village and can easily be covered in one day by those who are fit.
Walk : 03-04 hrs, Grade : Easy, Altitude : M
||GANDOGORO BROQ -TO- KHUSPANG/LIALA PEAK BASE CAMP 4500m
Resume trek along the path continues towards north, outside of the lateral moraine, crossing several side streams. The trekking path turns down the lateral moraine to the edge of the glacier, 300 to 400 metres beyond the last stream. The next hour is an unpleasant scramble along the stony, sliding glacier edge, with huge boulders poised above, ready to fall. The ordeal ends with a steep climb up a gully in the lateral moraine, into the base camp of LialaPeak on the glacier.
Days you will spent on climbing Liala peak depend which route you choose either straight to the bottom of a huge and dangerous-looking serac or you will divert to its right while climb.
||ASCENT & DESCENT
We have kept one week for you to climb Liala Peak. If climb early you may explore the surrounding area in remaining days.
||BASE CAMP -TO- SHAICHO
Resume trek along the path, Keep yourself on the left side of the lateral moraine, crossing several side streams. The next hour is an unpleasant scramble along the stony, sliding glacier edge, with huge boulders poised above, ready to fall. Continue your trek along the path goes down hill to the summer settlement called Shaicho, a large shepherds settlement with its won mosque, now here you can find a hotel and mountaineering equipment shop. This is the traditional camp among the forest of juniper, cedar and willow trees with giant bushes of wild roses and a good water supply. After a short break continue your walk along the Hushey river on a easy path. Upon arrival camp near the fields in Hushey village.
Overnight in tents All meals served by camp staff. Walk : 06 - 07 hrs, Grade : Easy, Altitude : M.
||SHAICHO -TO- HUSHEY
An easy day will bring you to Hushey village. Evening free. Overnight in tents.
||HUSHEY -TO- SKARDU
AM : Embark jeeps for a full day ride on a winding jeep trail to Skardu. Upon arrival transfer to your choosen hotel. All meals included.
||SKARDU - RAWALPINIDI
Early in the morning fly to Islamabad, if unable to fly same day drive to Gilgit. Overnight hotel.
Upon arrival transfer to your hotel in Rawalpindi. Evening sightseeing.
If unable to fly on day 25th. this day will be use to transfer from Gilgit to Islamabad by road.
De-briefing at Ministry of Tourism Islamabad. Evening transfer to airport for your onward flight to abroad.