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May 19

MINTIKA AND KILIK PASS TREK

         MINTIKA AND KILIK PASS TREK

 

              TRIP ITINERARY:

 

Range:                         Karakoram

Altitude:                      Min : 2700m - Max: 4027m

Zone:                           Open

Duration:                     15 Days

Best Time:                   June – September

Fitness Level               Amateur trekker with experience of treks above 14000 feet

 

For more than 1000 years, Kilik and Mintika were the Silk Route's primary passes between China and Hunza and today these scenic valleys and extensive alpine meadows, once closed to foreigners, are again accessible. Kilik and Mintika, two historic passes on Pakistan's border with China, have been off limits to foreigners since 1947.

 

The 1m-3m wide trails to these high altitude passes are a bit laborious and difficult but easy to follow, with abundant flora and fuana, where camp sites are grassy, making this one of northern Pakistan's scenic enjoyable treks. 

 

TRIP ITINERARY: (Probable dates First Week of July 2018)

 

Day 01:

Over night assembly in Islamabad. (Hotel)

 

Day 02:

Fly to Gilgit or drive to Babusar to Chilas to Gilgit to Hunza in case of Night stay at Batakundi  / Chillas in Hotel / Mess

 

Day 03 :

Journey by road.(two days in enroute driving time).

 

Day 04:

From Gilgit Drive to Karimabad. Lunch in Karimabad Hunza over night in Hunza (mess / Guest House)

 

Day 05:

Early Morning Drive from Karimabad to Sust.  From Sust we will ride jeep (4x4) up to Misgar and some seven kilometers above Misgar Village and onward it is trekking. Trek: 2-4 hours (Night camping in Tent) in the vicinity of Kalamdarchi fort at Khanwali.

 

 Day 06:

Trek from Khanwali near Kalamdarchi to Lub Jungle Night in Tent. We will walk up . Trek: 5-6 hours, distance 14km, altitude 3600m (Night stay in Tent)

 

 Day 07:

Trek from Lub Jungle to Murkushi (lunch stop at Murkushi at the Junction of Kilik and Mintika Rivers. From Murkushi to Shireen Maidan, Camp at Shireen Maidan. Trek: 4-5 hours, altitude 3800m (Tent)

 

Shireen Maidan is the highest polo ground in the world height way above Shandoor but not documented in Genius Book of World record as this Polo playing ground has been abandoned and is in disuse after the boundary demarcation with China in 1962.

 

Day 08:

Shireen Maidan to Kilik Shephard Hut (1 hour). Tea at Shephard Hut Establish camp and trek up to Kilik Pass and back to Kilik Harai (Shephards Hut)
Trek: 6-7 hours, climb 500m (over night camping in Tents) 

 

Day 9:

Trek Back to Murkushi (Camp at Murkushi)

 

Day 10:

Murkushi to  - Kalamdarchi  (Camp at Kalamdarchi)Today we will walk down to Kalamdarchi and inspect the old fort built in 1932

 

Day 11:

Kalamdarchi to Misgar (walk): Jeep Ride back to Hunza Aliabad

 

Day 12:

Drive to Gilgit-Night Stay at Gilgit

 

Day 13:

Fly to Islamabad or drive to Chillas / Babusar / Naran Abbottabad / Pindi. In case of flight cancellation over night in Batakundi / Chillas.

 

Day 14:

Free day. (fly out)

 

 

 

End of Tour and Services

 

INCLUDES

 

  • Accommodations: Seven (07) nights Hotel & Seven (07) Nights Camping on 3 persons sharing bases
  • Sleeping Tents
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • All Guided Excursions: All entrance tickets.
  • Porters for carrying camping and cooking equipment
  • Porters for carrying mess tent and other Rations

 

 

NOT INCLUDE

 

  • Porter for Personal baggage (Rucksack, Sleeping bags etc)
  • Medication, evacuation and rescue etc. in emergencies
  • Personal insurances of clients and International airfare and airport taxes and extra expenses due to landslides road blocks etc.
  • Extras at hotels like drinks, laundry, phone calls.
  • Any kind of travel cost (Bus+Jeeps), if anyone leaves trek at any stage due to any reason.
  • Anything thing other than mentioned above in “Cost Included” area is not included in cost.
  • Air Ticket from Rawalpindi to Gilgit to Rawalpindi (About Rs. 22000/-) subject to weather

 

Details

 

  • Exclusive Vip Trip to MINTIKA PASS with Dr Babur (drbabur.com) renowned adventurer and expert tour guide of Northern Areas.

 

 

Trip:

  • Total duration of trip 14 – 15 days


Last date for confirmation and payment: 10th June 2018

SERVICES INCLUDED

  • Guided Tour
  • Transportation from Rawalpindi to Sust to Misgar (jeeps Included)
  • Accommodation Hotelling and camping
  • Assistance of local GUIDES
  •  All kinds of tolls and taxes
  • Basic First Aid Kit.
  • HD Photography.
  • Sleeping Bags

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESSENTIALS TO CARRY

 

  • Backpack (PLEASE avoid suitcases/hard-cases)
  • 1 warm jacket
  • 2 sweaters (woolen/fleece)
  • Full body Thermal (optional)
  • 2 warm trouser (at least)
  • 5 pairs of socks (at least)
  • 1 pair of trekking shoes/ non-slippery joggers
  • 1 trekking stick
  • Pair of gloves
  • Woolen Muffler
  • Sun block
  • Sun Glasses
  • Tissue roll and hand sanitizer
  • Hand moisturizer
  • Head Torch / Normal Torch
  • 1 Rain Coat / Umbrella
  • Lip Balm
  • Warm shawl
  • Personal Medication

 

NOTE:

 

  • Keep in mind that on adventure trips of this type, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond the control of organizers can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the Leader and Guide will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group.

 

 

Dr. Babur Zahiruddin

 

Contact:

Raheel Rustam

Tour Coordinator

051-5130399

0346-5377958