Batura I is the highest mountain in the Batura Muztagh, the westernmost sub-range of the Karakoram. Hotel. It is the only pasture in world. Hotel. Two longer and more difficult glacier crossings are between Piyakh Sheet and Maidun (see Alternative Day), and between Kush Bel and Kirgus Washk. Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks in Hunza, Hussaini Hanging Bridge: Tickets & Tours‎. Batura II, attempt; Yashuk Glacier, Nadin Sar, Jehangir Sar, Caboom Sar, and Mamu Sar, first ascents. It is just north of the massifs of Batura, at 7,795 metres (25,574 ft), and Passu, at 7,500 metres (24,600 ft). Retrace your steps to Piyakh Sheet. The trail crosses a large level, boulder-dotted plateau between Janabad and the Batura Glacier. 24 Days. Additionally, porters may ask for an extra stage when crossing the glacier anywhere other than between Yunzben and Uzhokpirt. The best camp site is a gravelly spot along the stream’s true right (south) bank 100m below Kukhil. From the sign at the KKH, take the obvious trail past some ruined buildings 15 minutes to the base of a scree slope. Some 30 minutes below Kirgus Washk are two small blue Lakes, suitable for a dip. Required fields are marked *. Uzhokpirt, which isn’t marked on the Swiss map, is beneath the peak labeled Shanoz (3922m). Hotel Day 03: Drive to Passu either from Gilgit or Chilas. Take the left fork up to the top of the lateral moraine, also marked by a cairn, offering the first views of the Batura Glacier. It’s possible to camp in a level and slightly rocky area below (south of) the trail and above seasonal pools adequate for bathing. the basic camping necessities like camps, sleeping bags, food, etc. They’re places of renewal and contentment, perhaps the main source of their well-being. On day seven of the tour (3 of the trek), we descend down to the morraine beside the Batura Glacier to camp. Beautiful views of Passu and the Passu Glacier on one side and stunning views looking up the Batura Glacier. Follow the canal upstream 10 minutes to its head along the true right bank of the Batura Glacier’s outwash stream. It has stunning landscape for serious outdoor activities and not recommended for kids. The huts and pastures, surrounded by a juniper forest, have spectacular views of the Batura First Ice Floe. Cirque glacier The armchair shaped or amphitheatre cirque or corrie is a horse shoe shaped, steep wall depression representing a glaciated valley hill. Rising south of Maidun in is the prominent peak marked 6090m on the Swiss map. Although all Wakhi visit the summer pastures, men recognize it as the women’s zone. This area, with its mixed grass and scree slopes, is called Landgarben (the base of the big rock). It can be accessed through Gilgit-Baltistan region. One can find pink, white, red, yellow, blue flowers, dancing, everywhere in the northern areas during autumn season. Passu is located in Gojal Valley, sub division of District Hunza. Descend gradually to a large alluvial fan covered by some snow pack, and cross it in 15 minutes. Before starting your Trek, make sure your shoes are ok, it's a long hike over the glacier till you reach the first resting camp. The traditional first stage began, literally, in Passu village. Follow the trail for one hour to Lupdur (3870m). Next couple of hours are Batura black glacier ( the white glacier trek is also an option but more dangerous). It is located in Baltistan, in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan, and runs through part of the Karakoram mountain range. It’ll take a few hours to reach this location. The path continuously changes as glaciers keeps on melting, moving etc so definitely need a local guide for this. The Baltoro Muztagh lies to the north and east of the glacier, while the Masherbrum Mountains lie to the south. 3,800.00 $ Women milk the livestock morning and evening in large stone-walled pens near their huts. Batura Glacier is one of the largest and longest glaciers outside the Polar regions. Porters may expect large trekking parties to buy a goat or sheep. Trek to Batura with Hunza Explorers Pakistan. Fit and acclimatized trekkers can reach Yashpirt in seven hours, but it’s too far for most trekkers to tackle in a day. An hour from Yashpirt, pass an old distinctive millstone, which was used until the late 1970s when barley was cultivated at Yashpirt and the primary summer pasture was Fatima’ il Sheet. Some of the highest peaks in the Karakoram outside of the Baltoro region are found here and the … Passu women tend herds of yaks, sheep and goats here until 25 July when they typically move to Guchesham. Its neighbourhood also includes two large glaciers: Batura and Passu Glacier. Crossings the glacier here isn’t easy. Camp here and get water from the Fatima’ il stream or, if it’s too silty, from the glacier. The peaks are generally between 5000 and 6000m high. The seventh longest non-polar glacier is the Batura Glacier located in the in the Gojal region of the Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan. After every half hour the landscape changes so be ready to absorb nature at its best and your camera has enough charging. The next day we trek down close past the snout of the Batura Glacier and reach Passu village on foot. This is a tiresome day with lot of walking on rocks and the moraines of Batura. In the western part of the mountain range, Winiger et al. This hike as a complete loop is about 19 km and does require some route finding skills. 3,396 likes. The Hunza Valley forms the eastern boundary of the range which extends west as far as the Hindu Kush and Hindu Raj. (2005) estimated average annual precipitation values of 1500–1800mma−1 at 5000ma.s.l., and consid-erably lower values of ∼600mma−1 at 5000ma.s.l. Despite the fact that most trekkers Only camp at Guchesham, porters often ask for five stages one way from Passu instead of 4½ stages, much to their advantage. The Batura Wall is a high ridge in the Batura Muztagh, the westernmost sub-range of the Karakoram. It’s 15 minutes’ drive north on the KKH to China Camp, a green area on the KKH’s west side south of the bridge over the Batura Glacier’s outwash stream. At 35 miles long, the Batura Glacier is one of the world’s longest outside of the polar districts. The Glacier is visible and can be seen on the way towards khunjerab pass. Trekking back to Yashpirth can be done in a day, rest overnight and back to passu village. 2) Batura Glacier. d. All of these. Here it is 60 miles wide and somewhere it is 30 miles wide. As the first juniper appears, continue 30 to 45 minutes to a sizable silty lake. Passu is located in Gojal Valley, sub division of District Hunza. See Day 1 above for the description between Yunzben and Uzhokpirt. Werthum Nala, the stream draining the Werthum Valley, parallels the Batura Glacier for 7.5km before disappearing dramatically under the Batura Glacier here. We organize trek to Batura from April to September every year in a very reasonable price. It lies in the Gojal region of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. The main stream of this glacier rises the Shigar River. Additionally, government authorities insist that all trekkers going onto the glacier be accompanied by someone from Passu. It is a winter Ibex hunting place but summer is nice and warm. The hut here is called Summer House in memory of the late Summer Beg, the father of Passu guides Sanjar Beg and Safdar Hussain. Peaks of the Batura wall aside, several high peaks are located at the end of the glacier, of which particularly Kuk Sar II is very impressive. 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