Rash lake Trek Nagar Hunza Gilgit Baltistan Pakistan

14 Days

14 Days 13 Nights

Rash Lake Trek – Rash Phari implies a shining Lake.
It is perhaps the most prescribed Trek for individuals who need to make some
first memories of traveling experience with deep-rooted energy. We stroll on
glacial masses, through towns, to glance at the genuine of those living at
strides of mighty icy masses, along the flooded terraced fields with the
great perspective on the intense Karakorum Mountains from the highest point
of Surge Peak 5098m. It is the intersection of two popular ice sheets,
Barpu and Baltar.

It is fascinating that neighborhood legends talk about the sexual orientation
of these glacial masses being male and female and about their gathering,
and the introduction of the new ice sheets. Our trip begins at Hoper,
a superb valley with green fields and organic product plantations. It is
likewise famous for its potato seeds sent out to other portions of Pakistan,
particularly in the Northern Areas. On the off chance that you have sufficient
expertise, you can climb Push Peak.




Trip Highlights

  • International airfare and airport taxes.
  • Visa fee for Pakistan and personal insurance of the clients.
  • Tips for drivers, porters and staff
  • Single Supplement
  • Transfers to and from airports for participants making individual air arrangements
  • Optional excursions or deviations from the scheduled tour
  • All personal expenses such as telephone, fax, email charges, liquor or soft drinks
  • Room service, gratuities for personal services, items of a purely
  • Any other service that is not mentioned in the list above

Rash Lake Trek

Welcome at Islamabad airport, and transfer to the hotel. After refreshments proceed for a city tour of Islamabad which includes the famous Faisal Mosque, Shakar Parian, Pakistan monument, Damen Koh, Saidpur Village, Lok Versa, Museum

5 hours

Islamabad to via Motorway sightseeing Mansehra visit Balakot, Kiwai waterfall, Paras, Malakandi, Kaghan valley Night stay Naran.

7 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive to via Jalkhad, Lulusar, Gittidas, Babusar Pass 4,173m. Babusar Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4,173 m above sea level. The pass is the highest point in the Kaghan valley, Pakistan. The pass connects the Kaghan Valley via the Thak Nala with Chilas on the Karakoram Highway. It’s one of the most famous hair-pinned roads in the world. En-route stop at the junction point of three great mountain ranges meet, the Karakorum, Himalaya, and Hindukush, at Thalichi for photography from Nanga Parbat 8,126m and at Rakaposhi view point for photography and refreshment, Night Stay Hunza.

8 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive by Jeeps to Hopar valley for 1 hour, Meet porters, and trek to Barichokore for 4-5 hours. Hopper valley has three mighty glacier ranges i.e. Barpu glacier, Baltoro Glacier, and Miar Glacier. Apart from these glaciers the Golden Peak and Rush Lake are also very attractive scenery landscapes for European Tourists. Rush Lake is an alpine wetland. Have a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains of Spantik, Phuparash groups, Rakaposhi 7788m, War peak, and ladyfinger with an altitude of 6000m to 7788m. Altitude: 3,300m stay in Tents

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trek to Chidin Harai for 5-6 hours, 4.1 km. This is a steep relentless tough climb. The views of the peaks above the Hispar Glacier are outstanding e.g. Phupurash groups, Ultar peak, and hopper valley. stay in Tents

7 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trek to Rash Lake for 2-3 hours, 2.1km. One of the most beautiful Rash Lake, has awesome views of the mighty Karakorum, from here we could see the mighty K-2 and surrounding peaks. Have a spectacular view of Golden peak 7027m, Phupurosh groups, Malubiting, Laila peak, Ultar Peak, Shishper peak, Batura, and many more. Altitude: 4,690m
stay in Tents

4 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Free day or climb the Rash Peak 5098m. Rash Lake: Nowhere else in the Karakorum can you get such magnificent mountain views on such a short trek, sweeping from nearby 7500m peaks of the Hesper Murtagh to the 8000m giants of the Baltoro Murtagh, then from Rash Peak. From Rash Phari’s shore, walk up the flower-covered slope for one hour to a hilltop of 4938m with a cairn and several tent platforms, the best views, are from the summit of Rash Peak 5098m. From here K2 is dramatically larger, Broad Peak and Gasherbrum are visible, and Baintha Brak looms above Hesper Lake.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trek down to Phahi Phari and Hamadar. The descent to Phahi Phari is relentlessly steep. From the stone shelters and cairns along the lake, an obvious gully descends towards the Barpu Glacier. The route stays right of the gully, traversing talus then descending juniper and grassy slopes and more steeply over Artemisia steppes. Views of the Sumayar Bgar and Miar glaciers, and the Malubiting and Phuparash peaks are awesome. Hamdar is the summer settlement of shepherds and in earlier times shepherds were growing seasonal crops but still, they are growing some vegetables. Have a nice back view of Rash peak 5095m, Golden peak 7027m, and Malubiting 7458m. Altitude: 3,450m stay in Tents

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trek down to Hopper village, trek on the left side of Barpu Glacier, it is an easy walk to Shisper and again we cross Baltoro glacier and steep climb up to Hopper valley, meet jeeps and transfer to Karimabad

7 hours
Breakfast, Dinner

Morning visit Baltit Fort 700 Years old and Baltit village, afternoon visit Altit Fort 900 Years old, Altit village and visit the women carpenters of Hunza. Evening enjoys the water channel walk from Karimabad to Hyderabad village Night stay Hunza.

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Full-day excursion to Khunjerab Pass 4733m, (Pak- China Border) evening drive back to Karimabad. en-route visit Attabad Lake, Borith Lake, Gulmit village, Passu white Glacier, Passu village, Hussani village, and Hussani suspension bridge.

8 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive to Naran 355km via Babusar Pass 4173m. En route stop at various viewpoints for photography and refreshment. Babusar Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.173 m above sea level. The pass is the highest point in the Kaghan Valley, Pakistan. The pass connects the Kaghan Valley via the Thak Nala with Chilas on the Karakoram Highway. It’s one of the most famous hair-pinned roads in the world. Karakoram highway is the 8th wonder of the world.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive to Islamabad 6-7 hours 239 km, en-route visit Taxila museum and historical sites. Taxila: Most of the archaeological sites of Taxila (600 BC to 500 AD) are located around the Taxila museum. For over one thousand-year Taxila remained famous as a center of learning Gandhara art of sculpture, architecture, education, and Buddhism in the days of Buddhist glory. There are over 50 archaeological sites scattered over a radius of 30 km around Taxila. In Taxila visit the archaeological sites of Jaulian, Mohra Moradu, and Sirkap. Later visit. Taxila museum: A museum comprising various sections with rich archaeological finds of Taxila. It is one of the best and most well-maintained site museums in Pakistan.

8 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transfer to Islamabad airport for international flight




  • All road transfers
  • All airport transfers
  • Visa fee for Pakistan
  • All hotel accommodations (twin sharing room)
  • All trekking accommodation
  • All camping site fees and bridge fees
  • All trekking logistics (all tents, non-personal equipment, tools, etc.)
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Licensed professional guide (government requirement)
  • Waste management fees (government requirement)
  • Islamabad city tour all entry fees Included
  • Support staff (cook, assistant(s), etc.)
  • Porter for personal luggage (15kgs)
  • First aid medicine kit (basic)
  • Satellite phone for emergencies
  • DV3 sleeping tent, Toilet Tent.


  • International air ticket and airport taxes.
  • personal insurance of the clients.
  • Tips for drivers, porters, and staff
  • Single Supplement
  • Helicopter charges in case of use for rescue
  • Transfers to and from airports for participants making individual air arrangements
  • Optional excursions or deviations from the scheduled tour
  • Sleeping bag and all personal expenses such as telephone, fax, email charges, liquor or soft drinks,
  • Room service, gratuities for personal services, items of a purely
  • Any other service that is not mentioned in the list above.
What is a typical day on trek?

The day starts with an early morning mug of tea brought to your tent by one of the cook’s helpers. Before heading over to the mess tent for breakfast it is
best to pack your overnight gear into your duffel bag. During breakfast the tents will be packed away and, after the porters have arranged their loads, they
will set off on the trail in the cool of the morning. After breakfast, probably between 7 am and 8 am, we start walking. The pace of the trek is leisurely
with plenty of time to enjoy the scenery, take photos and explore the local villages. Lunch will be around 11 am at a spot by the side of the trail and is
prepared for us by the cooks. There is more walking after lunch and normally you will get into camp by mid-afternoon with the tents already put up by the
local staff. In the evening a three-course meal is served in the mess tent around 7 pm. After evening meal the guide will discuss the plan for the next day
with the group. People might stay in the mess tent chatting about the days events for a while before retiring to their tent for the night.

What you Carry?

In your daypack, you will need to carry extra warm clothing (depending on the altitude, location, and weather), a rain jacket, water bottle, film and camera gear,
valuables and personal items such as sunscreen, lip-Eze etc. Porters carry all group gear and your trek pack A daypack of approx. 45litres is ideal for this trek.

How internal flights operate?

Skardu is a weather-dependent airport. Since the valley is completely surrounded by high mountains, planes can only land here in good visibility and this means
flights to and from Skardu are never guaranteed. The planes do fly more often than not, but cancellations can and do occur and in these circumstances, we will
travel by road. If we did not do this groups would risk being stranded in Islamabad and you should beware of companies that say they will only fly to Skardu as
this may mean you have no possibility of trekking.

What is participation statement and acknowledgment?

Participants should be aware trekking, mountaineering and travelling in a developing country are activities that involve a risk of personal injury or death.
As a condition of booking, you must accept these risks and be responsible for your own actions and involvement Adventure travel requires an open and flexible
attitude. You may Experience extreme conditions, unpredictable weather and last minute changes to the itinerary beyond our control. Lack of acclimatization
to high altitudes could also be a risk factor. Our itineraries allow optimum time for acclimatizing although it is possible that some individuals might be
slow acclimatizers. The majority of our trips visit remote areas where you are away from normal emergency services and medical facilities. In case of a
serious injury requiring hospitalization, it has to be accepted by you, evacuation could take up to several days and may impede your ensuing recovery.
Helicopters are the most usual means of evacuation, however they are not always available or they may be hindered by poor weather and flying conditions.

What will be the camp food?

While in Islamabad accommodation is on Bed and breakfast basis and our guide will guide you to different restaurants nearby for lunch and dinner,
while at the camps you will get breakfast with porridge and cereal, toast or chapattis/parathas, omelettes and a range of hot drinks. Normally a
hot lunch is prepared by the trek, In the afternoon you will be given tea and biscuits and a three-course meal will follow with soup, a main meal,
and dessert. We bring along fresh vegetables and meat for the main meals. We can cater for those with special dietary requirements, so long as we
are informed of these at the time of booking.

How about hygiene & sanitation?

All our cooks and support staff are thoroughly trained in kitchen and table hygiene & observe strict hygienic code. You may give your personal
water bottles to our kitchen staff every night & they’ll fill them up with boiling water, which will not only warm you up in your sleeping bags
for a sound sleep but also provide you with safe boiled drinking water for the following day’s walk.

Guidance on tipping?

It is usual to tip the members of your trek crew, including your local guide, if you are happy with the services provided. We estimate that $100 – $150
(in local currency equivalent) will cover this aspect of your trip expenditure. Towards the end of the trek, the trip leader will help the group to determine an
appropriate level of tipping for each crew member, and this is most usually done as a group ‘thank-you’ with a ceremony on the final day of trekking.

Vaccinations and medical?

You should obtain professional advice from a travel clinic or your local GP from your home country about which vaccinations to have before you arrive in Pakistan.
A dental check-up is a good idea as there will be no dental facilities while on the trek.

How to avoid altitude sickness?

The below notes on altitude sickness is to point out what it is and to note the symptoms. Problems with altitude sickness can usually be avoided if care is
taken to prepare properly. Ensure good physical fitness, chose a trip suitable to your level, staged ascents to allow time for acclimatization, drink plenty
of liquid and avoid alcohol, be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness and do not ignore symptoms of altitude sickness if they occur. Normal physiologic
changes occur in every person who goes to altitude: hyperventilation (breathing faster, deeper, or both), shortness of breath during exertion, changed
breathing pattern at night, awakening frequently at night and increased urination. By slowly gaining height we reap the benefits of a gradual gain in
fitness and acclimatization. We offer advice based on our experience and with the sensible approach we take on all of our treks, anyone who is well
prepared, fit and healthy should have few problems, as we are very careful to allow time to acclimatize to the altitude. Even with these precautions,
it is still possible for altitude sickness to occur. It is difficult to predict who is likely to suffer from altitude sickness. Sex is not a determinant,
nor is age. Your physical condition is important to good altitude adjustment, but sometimes people who are fit ascend too rapidly for their systems to adjust.

Altitude acclimatization

Please also note that individuals vary widely in both their physical response to high altitude and the ability to acclimatize and since physical fitness does not
confer any protection or facilitate acclimatization, it is impossible to predict how you will adapt to the altitude. The greatest protection is avoiding rapid ascents and
allowing time for acclimatization. Your body can adapt to altitude if given time. We feel this itinerary specifically provides that option, but you must individually pace
yourself to go slowly and drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Do not push too hard regardless of how physically fit you may be or feel. Early symptoms of high
altitude sickness include a headache, nausea, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, vomiting, dry cough, irregular breathing, shortness of breath, fatigue, swelling of
ankles and eyelids. It is not uncommon to experience some of these symptoms when you first arrive at high altitude and then to have them decrease in severity within
a few days. It is important that you inform your Trip Leader immediately of any symptoms or discomfort, however minor so that they can help you monitor the situation.
Please be aware that remaining at high altitude in spite of alarm signals from your body may result in serious illness or even death. Medical conditions that are
aggravated or complicated by high altitude include heart diseases, lung diseases, pregnancy, anemia, and sickle cell disease. It is imperative that anyone with
any of these conditions consult their physician in detail before attempting this trekking expedition.

Personal Medical Kit

It is very important to have your own personal medical kit and it is wise to bring all the essentials with you from the home country. As time is limited and it
will save you having to go searching for medical supplies in an unfamiliar city. Most medicines are available from chemists in main cities. The following suggestions
are based on our experience of travelling, trekking and on the most common medical problems encountered. It is important to check with your doctor in case of allergies
to any medications. We suggest that you bring the following: Plasters: Elastoplasts or adhesive tape. Antiseptic cream: Germalene, Savlon etc Crepe or Elasticated
Bandage: For knee and ankle support, if you strain in these joints. Blister dressings: Moleskin, compead, spenco dressings etc. Stop at the first sign of a blister
forming and use a plaster or moleskin. Cold and Flu Medication: Beechams powders, Lemsip, nasal decongestant, and throat lozenges. On treks that stay above 3000 meters
for any length of time or on treks with dry conditions, it is quite common due to breathing dry, cold air through the mouth to get a sore throat or a cough
(it may become productive due to irritation not necessarily infection). Treatment For Diarrhoea: Oral rehydration salts, which contain a variety of salts (electrolytes)
and sugar. The combination of electrolytes and sugar stimulates water and electrolyte absorption from the gut. It, therefore, prevents or reverses dehydration and replaces
lost salts in conditions such as diarrhea and vomiting. Preparations such as Imodium or Lomotil are anti-motility drugs, which do not treat diarrhea but slows the gut
They should only be used when the condition is causing dehydration, much distress or is impossible to deal with on transport. The aim in using them is to take just
enough to control the complaint (see section on diarrhea). General Painkillers: Aspirin, paracetamol and/or ibuprofen etc Insect repellent and after bite cream:
Small Pair of Scissors Any Special Medicines: Those you take regularly or will require on your trip. Optional – Treatment for Giardia: A common infection caused
by a protozoan in the upper bowel. It develops one to three weeks after exposure and can result in a sudden acute illness or a more long-lasting condition.
The symptoms are usually explosive and gassy diarrhea along with burping and wind that tastes and smells like rotten eggs. There may be abdominal pain after eating.
Treatment is a course of Metronidazole; this is a prescription drug. Under the advice given by your GP, you may consider carrying a course of wide spectrum
antibiotic in your personal medical kit. Optional – A Broad-Spectrum Antibiotic: These are prescription drugs and should be used in consultation with a GP.
A broad-spectrum antibiotic e.g. Ciprofloxacin may be useful if traveling to remote areas or for long periods. A broad-spectrum antibiotic can be used to treat
bacterial infectious diarrhea, dysentery, respiratory, skin and urinary infections. However, antibiotics used without proper medical advise can cause or
predispose other medical complications and bacterial resistance e.g. Clostridium or MRSA. Under the advice given by your GP, you may consider carrying a
course of broad-spectrum antibiotic in your personal medical kit. Optional – Use of Acetazolamide (Diamox): For those trekking above 3000 meters, Diamox has been
described as an aid to acclimatization and the prevention of altitude sickness

M Equipment & Accessories

Rucksack or Day Sack: This is what you carry containing any items you will need during the day, e.g. camera, water bottle, jumper, waterproofs, personal first aid kit
(or part of it), toilet paper & lighter etc. A rucksack of around 35 to 40 litres capacity should be large enough, lined with one large plastic bag to ensure contents
remain dry. Padded hip belts are recommended for trekkers. Sleeping Bag & Liner: A good quality 4-season down or synthetic bag and cotton, thermal or silk liner.
Suggested manufacturers RAB, Mountain Equipment, North Face, Ajungilak, Vango. Scarf/Bandana: Silk, cotton or nylon for keeping the sun off the back of your neck
or dust out of your mouth. Water Bottle: lx 1 Litre (Platypus, Sigg or Nalgene bottles are recommended). Sigg bottles also makes great hot water bottle! Water
Purification: Biox Aqua Tablets are the safest and most effective form of emergency water disinfection in outdoor environments. Biox Aqua Tablets are more
effective than either chlorine or iodine tablets (working against both cryptosporidium and giardia), and leaves no bad tastes or colours behind. Biox Aqua
does not react with contaminants in the water to form hazardous byproducts. Each application will take between 10-30 mins to take effect, dependant on the
condition of the water source. Puritabs are not advised as they have no effect on the amoebas and will not protect you from hepatitis. Sun Screen: High
protection factor 20-30 or higher Lip Screen: High protection factor 20-30 or higher Toilet Items: Soap, travel towel, flannel (or J-cloth), toothbrush,
toothpaste, shampoo, comb, sanitary protection, toilet paper is provided but bring a roll for personal use and at airports! Sewing Kit: Needle, cotton and
a few safety pins for emergency repairs. Small Knife: Swiss army style – has many uses (do not carry this in hand luggage when taking international or
internal flights it will be confiscated). Notebook/Diary/Pens Small Padlocks: Essential for locking your kit bag and bags left at the hotel. Passport &
Spare Passport Photographs: (3-4 plus any required for permits) A Copy of Your Insurance Certificate: This is very important and useful. Money Belt: To
carry valuables (passport, money, air ticket) this should be worn at all times when travelling. High Energy Trek Snacks: Sweets, chocolate bars, dried
fruit, glucose sweets, Kendal mint cake. These can make all the difference in unfamiliar surroundings. Personal Medical Kit: (see list above). Compression
Bags, Stuff Sacs, Pillow Cases or Small Plastic Bags: To separate the gear in your kit bag and kept dry. Cigarette Lighter/Matches: For burning toilet
paper and rubbish. Wet Wipes: One pack very useful for wiping hands, face and other parts of body. Antibacterial Hand Cleansing Gel: Small bottle.

General Equipment List

This is a suggested kit list of some items needed when trekking. It is best to pack several thinner layers rather than one thick layer. There is a weight limit on
trek (13-20kg depending on the package). It is best not to pock more items than what you actually need on any holiday. Clothing Lightweight Thermal Underwear: Tops
(2), bottoms or long johns (1). Made from polypropylene, Coolmax, Capilene etc, as cotton does not provide adequate warmth. Underwear T-Shirts or Polo Shirts:
(3) Capilene, DryFlo or Coolmax are preferred for their quick drying/high wicking ability. Long Sleeved Shirt or Blouse: (1-2) Trekking Trousers (2) e.g.
polycotton trousers or zip off trousers. Lightweight Wool or Fleece Jumper: (1) Fleece or Pile Jacket (1) Duvet Jacket: Medium weight down or synthetic, it needs
to fit overall insulation layers. Waterproof Jacket: Good storm proof mountain jacket with attached hood. Waterproof Trousers: Good storm proof trousers with side
zips to the knee. Travel Clothes: Lightweight cotton, preferably only for travelling in, e.g. separate to trekking gear. Mitts & Gloves Synthetic Gloves:1 pair
lightweight fleece/wool/pile. Mitts: To fit over gloves Footwear Boots: It is most important that you have well-fitting, comfortable boots, lightweight boots
(Gore-Tex or leather). Boots are to be preferred rather than training shoes for the actual trekking, giving your ankles and feet much better support on the
rough and stony ground and providing better grip. Boots protect the feet from bruising or damage caused by protruding stones or boulders. Boots should be sturdy
enough to take flexible crampons. Training Shoes/Sandals: For travelling in and around the cities, hotels and at camp. Also for wearing when crossing streams to
protect feet. Socks: 2-3 pairs of thin liner socks (polypropylene or Coolmax) to be worn next to the skin. Harness: You need it while crossing Gondogoro La Gaiters:
Useful if we encounter snow. Crampons: You only need it for Gondogoro Crossing. It is important to have the correct crampons for your boots. Headgear Sun Hat:
Baseball cap or wide-brimmed sun hat. Wool or Fleece Hat Head Torch: e.g. Petzl Tikka, Zipka or Black Diamond Moonlight and spare batteries.
Sunglasses: Essential to get a pair, which cuts out 100% UV rays. It is a good idea to also have a spare pair of good sunglasses. Glacier glasse

General Considerations When Packing

Keep the weight and bulk down to a minimum. Baggage allowance on most international flights is around 23kg. Most people tend to bring more clothes than they
actually need. You only need one change of clothes for time spent in towns/cities. On treks, your kit bag weight should be kept to below 15kg. For all trips
but especially trekking it is important to dress in layers. When it is hot you will only be wearing light trousers and a T-shirt, when it gets colder you can
add to this until you are wearing most of your clothes! Fragile and valuable items should be carried in your hand baggage. Most people take their daysack or
rucksack on the plane as hand luggage but many airlines only allow one item of hand baggage, which should not be more than the airlines specified size. Camera
gear should be carried as hand luggage in a padded or protective bag, discreet bags are ideal as they do not advertise the expensive contents and attract
unwanted attention. On internal flights, there is an allowed baggage allowance of 15kg per person. When flying internally we suggest trekkers wear all your
heavy clothes and boots to keep your baggage to a minimum. Any excess baggage charges will have to be borne by you. Pack all batteries, knives, sharp object
and lighters into your main luggage to avoid confiscation by security personnel. Take a small sealable clear plastic bag if you wish to take liquid items such
as toothpaste onboard the aircraft. Do not leave bags unattended at airports.

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