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Jun 27

EXPEDITION TO MINTIKA AND KILIK PASS ORGANIZED BY GREAT PAKISTAN

EXPEDITION TO MINTIKA AND KILIK PASS ORGANIZED BY GREAT PAKISTAN

 

           

          TRIP ITINERARY:

 

Details of the trek are as under:

 

Range:                         Karakoram

Altitude:                      Min : 2700m - Max: 4027m

Zone                       Open but permission has been obtained from authorities as it is a NO GO area.

Duration:                     16 Days

Departure:                   03rd July 2018

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 hazardous, 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: 

 

 Day 01: (02nd July 2018 Monday)

  • Overnight assembly in Islamabad. (Hotel)

 

Day 02: (03rd July 2018 Tuesday)

  • Driving to Babusar to Chilas Night stay at Batakundi  / Chillas in Hotel / Army Mess

 

Day 03 (04th July 2018 Wednesday):

  • Early morning start from Chillas to Raikot to Jaglot and cross the river Indus at Gilgit and onwards to Hunza by road. Night stay in Hunza

 

Day 04: (05th July 2018 Thursday)

  • From Aliabad / Mess drive to Karimabad, Lunch in Sust leave vehicle and get on to a 4x4 vehicle to turn left for Misghar Valley follow the jeep track go past the KD Fort.
  • 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 05: (06th July 2018 Friday)

  • Trek from Khanwali near Kalamdarchi to Lub Jungle Night in Tent. We will walk uphill and climb about 2000 feet. Trek: 5-6 hours, distance 14km, altitude 3600m (Night stay in Tent)

 

Day 06: (07th July 2018 Saturday)

  • Trek from Lub Jungle to Murkushi (lunch stop at Murkushi at the Junction of Kilik and Mintika Rivers. From Murkushi to ShireenMaidan, Camp at ShireenMaidan. Trek: 4-5 hours, altitude 3900m (Tent)
  • ShireenMaidan is the highest polo ground in the world height way above Shandoor but not documented in Guinness 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 07: (08th July 2018 Sunday)

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

 

Day 8: (09th July 2018 Monday)

  • Trek Back to Murkushi (Camp at Murkushi)

 

Day 09: (10th July 2018 Tuesday)

  • Murkushi to  -Kalamdarchi  (Camp at Kalamdarchi)Today we will walk down to Kalamdarchi and inspect the old fort built in 1932 in the era of great game and to ward of any Russian invasion.

 

Day 10: (11th July 2018 Wednesday)

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

 

Day 11: (12th July 2018 Thursday)

  • Drive to Gilgit / Bunji / Chillas for Night Stay Chillas

 

Day 12: (13th July 2018 Friday)

  • Drive from Chillas / Babusar / Naran Abbottabad / Pindi. Over night in Pindi.

 

Day 13: (14th July 2018 Saturday)

  • End of Expedition

 

Day 14:

  • Two days rest days anywhere above in order to cater for exigencies.

 

Trip:

 

  • Total duration of trip 14 – 15 days


SERVICES INCLUDED

 

  • Guided Tour
  • Transportation from Rawalpindi to Sust to Misgar(jeeps Included)
  • Food
  • 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.

 

Contact:

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RaheelRustam

Tour Coordinator

051-5130399

0346-5377958