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The trek from Skardu to the Baltoro Glacier gives the best close-up views of K2, and the trail along the Braldu and Biaho rivers takes hikers right into the heart of the Karakoram Mountains. The early part of the trek passes through green orchards, and summer visitors will be able to sample apples, apricots, peaches and cherries along the way. The terrain soon becomes rugged, however, and trekkers should be prepared to navigate trails covered with sharp stones and punctuated by glacial streams and steep gullies. The dark stone of the lower peaks provides a dramatic contrast to the glittering snow-capped peaks in the distance. Concordia, the base camp for K2 expeditions, offers spectacular views of some of the highest mountains on Earth, including K2, Gasherbrum, Masherbrum, and Chogolisa.

The valley of the Hunza River was supposedly the inspiration for Shangri-la in James Hilton's famous novel Lost Horizon. According to local legend, the river water contains traces of gold and has life-prolonging powers, and the people of Hunza are noted for their longevity. Many of the Hunzakut, as they are known, have light-colored hair and eyes and claim to be descended from Alexander the Great's soldiers. Their dialect, Brushaski, has no apparent link to any existing language family.

The town of Hunza is the starting point for treks to the Batura, Hopar and Hispar glaciers. The trek to Ultar Canyon gives especially dramatic views of the surrounding glaciers and granite peaks. Trekkers can stay overnight in distinctive shepherds' huts built of piled stones. The sound of ice crashing down from the surrounding glaciers provides a unique lullaby

 

 

 

 
 
     


K-2
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Trich Mir
Rakaposhi
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Trango Tower
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K-2 Gandoghoro Trek
Biafo Hisper Trek
Thaley La Trek
Nanga Parbat Trek
K-7 & Mashabrum Trek
Nangma Valley Amin Brokk Base Camp
Iqbal Top Kandey
Rakaposhi & Diran Peak Base Camp Trek
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Where The Great Mountains Meet
Kalash Valley
Village Trails
Ancient World
Archeological Discovery Tours
Buddhist Archeological Study Tours
Deosai Fairy Meadows Tours
Spring Blossom Tours
Rock Carvings On The Great Silk Road

Mountain Safari 15 Days
Mountain Safari 21 Days
Camel & Boat Safari

Pak-China Silk Route Tour


 

Trophy Hunting
Water Sports
Mountain Biking

 
 

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