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Shaigiri peak is situated in the outmost western part of the Himalayas, next to the famous Nanga Parbat. The mountain rises steeply from the end of the southern Rupal valley to an altitude of almost 5.700 m, nearly 2,000 m above the base of the valley. East of Shaigiri peak stands Rupal peak, while in the west the great Rupal glacier is flowing down Nanga Parbat. Shaigiri peak displays an impressive pyramidal shape though overshadowed by its mighty neighbour, 8.125 m summit of Nanga Parbat, the 9th tallest mountain on earth. It is excellently visible from virtually all places in the Rupal valley. Climbed only occasionally, its base camp on 3.655 m is a popular spot for trekkers, mountaineers and shepherds. From here, you can enjoy magnificent views of the Rupal face and Mazeno wall of Nanga Parbat.
The Shaigiri peak is accessible from Astore valley, most of the treks to Shaigiri, Mazeno pass (circle trek around Nanga Parbat) and Rupal face of Nanga Parbat start from Tarashing which can easily be reached from Astore via jeep. From the district capital Gilgit you get to Astore by bus or a jeep.
One pleasant feature for climbers regarding Shaigiri peak is that no permit is needed and that no obligatory climbing fees are demanded.
Islamabad – Hunza
Arrival at Islamabad, transfer to hotel, after shower and some rest city tour of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Rawalpindi is a lively bustling city with crowded streets and colorful bazaars, through its lacks the grand monuments, The bazaar should appeal to anyone with the desire to see the real Pakistan, Islamabad is new capital 36 years old well-planned city of Pakistan is lush green at the footsteps of Potohar hills. We shall visit Faisal Mosque, Shakarpearian Park with a visit to Lok Versa, institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage. Evening back to the hotel for overnight.
Early in the morning drive to Chilas(480km,in 12-13 hrs) en-route we will make a stop at Besham for lunch, Karakoram Highways most exciting and thrilling. It is a monument to the engineering feast and one of most spectacular roads and the world’s highest metalled border crossing. It connects Pakistan and China stretching over a distance of 1300km between Islamabad and Kashgar, The Karakoram highway was constructed jointly by the Chinese and Pakistanis, begun in the 1960s and finally constructed in 1976, It is an engineering wonder, but cost of many lives. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Chilas.
After breakfast at the hotel in Chilas, we drive to Tarishing in Astore Valley, which is the launching ground for many treks to Deosai Plateau and Expeditions to Nanga Parbat. The narrow jeep road to Astore leaves KKH at Jaglot, 60km south of Gilgit and 30km north of Raikot Bridge, crossing a bridge over the Indus river and heading 40km south east up the Astore Valley skirting Nanga Parbat North east Flank,6-7 hours drive, dinner and overnight at Camp in Tarishing.
From Tarishing to Bazin (3650m) it takes about 5 hours trekking, after breakfast we start early in the morning towards Bazinm also known as Polish base camp, the trail climbs steeply up the lateral moraine of the Tarishing Glacier. After crossing the glacier about in half an hour we continue trekking through the scenic Rupal Village with terraced fields of various crops and enjoying ever changing views of Nanga Parbat. The trail follows the Valley north side of a narrow green Valley, through groves of willow, poplar and juniper then you pass a small lake and round a corner of the Bazin Camp. A flat green meadows between the lateral moraine of Bazin glacier and the mountain. The camp site is named after Dr. Karl M Herrlikoffer the leader of eight German expeditions to Nanga Parbat, including first successful Expedition in 1953. Overnight in camp.
After breakfast at camp, we start trekking towards Shaigiri base camp, crossing the Bazin glacier over a trail in one and half hours along a donkey path, after crossing the Bazin glacier from the top of moraine on the western side you look down on a huge grassy field known as Latoboh,(3530m). The broad level Meadows frequently by Ropal herders. Latoboh is also known as Tupp meadows because its like a Tupp which must once have been the bed of Lake. We do our lunch at Latoboh with some of good views of Killer Mountain. further 2 hours trek to Shaigiri, Meaning of Shaigiri in Shina language is(White Stone),overnight in Camp.
Three days climbing activities on Shaigiri Peak. Meals and overnight at camp.
After breakfast at camp, we start Trek down towards Bazin, it is an easy trek until Bazin,4-5 hrs, During our trek to Bazin we do our lunch at Latoboh with a great view of Nanga Parbat Rupal wall. Dinner and overnight in Camp at Bazin.
Breakfast in the camp at Bazin, Start trek down to Tarishing via Rupal village.4-5 hours easy walk until Tarishing. Dinner and overnight in Camp at Tarishing.
We do our breakfast in camp at Tarishing, drive by Jeep to Karimabad, on the way to Karimabad Hunza, we do our lunch stop at Gilgit, from Tarishing to Gilgit it will take, 4-5 hours by Jeep, after lunch at Gilgit, proceed to Karimabad,1-2 hours, dinner and overnight in hotel.
Early in the morning, we drive to Duiker for sun rising on the top of some beautiful mountains, including Rakaposhi Peak 7788m, Diran Peak,7266m Ultar Peak 7388m, Golden Peak 7027m and Ladyfinger Peak, We do our breakfast at Eagle Nest hotel Duiker with some Panoramic views down to whole Hunza and Nagar Valley. Proceed to Altit village, visit over 900 years old Altit Fort and the old village, further walk to Baltit Fort which is above 700 years old, we do our lunch at a local restaurant in Karimabad which is famous for local food, back to the hotel, afternoon explore the village to meet local people, visit some old traditional houses, see the real culture of Hunza, which is probably most famous for their lifestyle and longevity.
In the evening we organize a Culture program for our group with traditional Hunza live music known as (HAREEP), along with local dance, dinner, and overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast we drive to Attabad lake, it will take ca,20 min drive from Karimabad, We make a Photo stop at Attabad Lake or known as Gojal lake, on 4th January 2010,a massive rockslide blocked the Hunza river at Attabad, a 22 Km long Lake developed behind the barrier, ca (45 min drive) from Karimabad to Gulmit, or if somebody wish to boating till Gulmit, we can also provide local Boats, with the Boats it will take almost (1-2 hrs) boating until Gulmit, transfer to hotel, visit Village and we do some hiking on Gulkin Glacier until Borit Lake, Lunch at Borit Lake, evening back to hotel in Gulmit.
After breakfast at hotel in Gulmit We drive to Gilgit,( 2-3 hrs,) on the way to Gilgit we do stop at Rakaposhi view point for Lunch, proceed to Gilgit, afternoon free for shopping at Gilgit Bazaar, evening back to hotel, dinner and overnight at hotel.
After breakfast we drive to Besham ca 330 Km via karakoram Highway, it will take ca,8-10 hrs, from Gilgit, Enroute we stop for lunch at Dassu, dinner and overnight at hotel in Besham
Drive to Islamabad via Abbottabad, The drive to Islamabad is full of Scenery and the Culture on the way is so enchanting that you cannot come out of it until you stop at your hotel in Islamabad, it will take cr 6-7 hrs from Besham, 246 km. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast at hotel in Islamabad, we drive to Famous Khiora Salt mines, 194Km, Salt was discovered from Khiora about 326 B.C When war began between Alexander the Great and King Poras on the bank of Jehlum river, Alexander horses were found licking stones, which gave hint about presence of Salt in Khiora. Back to Islamabad, evening transfer to Airport for depart homeland.