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Total Days 14
Days in hotels 5
Days in camp 9
Maximum Altitude 4878 M Mountain range Himalaya
Best Time APRIL to OCTOBER
Grade Moderate

A 9 days trekking round course along the creeks BARAI GAH and BIJEI GAH, the tributaries of the river BUNER GAH, forming the western area of the NANGA PARBAT massive. The route condition is not so strenuous, daily distances offer the interesting side steps, that make this trek nice, and a good choice for trekkers, who are not so experienced with acting at high altitude This old trail was in former years the main route from the South - West leading to the NANGA PARBAT. Heavely used in earlier days by local merchant traveling between KASHMIR and the CHILAS - GILGIT region, after wards used by the expeditions to reach Nanga Parbat, this trail lost his significance after the completion of the KARAKORAM HIGHWAY, with now providing transportation to the former isolated areas by vehicle. The round-course is very fine 'relax route, for trekkers who search remote areas with green meadows, trees and hidden settlements, where peoples from the west are seldom, rare species. The charm of this trail is the forsaken, forgotten places and valleys, the seldom mixture of meadows, glacier, creeks, This newly trek discover by the famous mountain guide and one of important team member of "HUSHE TREKS & TOURS" SAMANDAR KHAN of BUNAR JAL.

 

Itinerary

Day 01 ISLAMABAD Arrival at Islamabad airport and transfer to hotel, after noon sight seen in Rawalpindi / Islamabad includes, Shah Fasial Mosque, Damun-e-Koh, old Raja bazaar.

Day 02 ISLAMABAD / CHILAS Drive to Chilas: 12 hour drive over night in hotel

Day 03 CHILAS / BUNAR JAL (1982M) From the settlement BUNAR DAS (1143m), located in eastern direction from CHILAS on the KARAKORAM HIGHWAY, one can reach by jeep after 11 km along the river BUNAR GAH the famous HALALA BRIDGE (1829m), the key entry to the DIAMER VALLEY leading to the west face of NANGA PARBAT. BUNAR JAL (1982 M) was founded on historical site with remains from ancient Buddhist settlements at the meeting point of the river BARAI GAH and BIJI GAH. One can reach BUNAR JAL either by a 1.5 hour jeep ride or walking about 5-6 hours. Located at the meeting of the rivers there is a fine meadows which provides superb spring water and a good place to relax under the walnut trees. Over night in camp

Day 04 BUNAR JAL / PALOI (2896 M) Trek to Paloi: Crossing the BARAI GAH on a small bridge just in front of the neighbor village KALABAI one leaves BUNAR JAL and follow from now on the BARAI GAH. After 2km one can see the village NASHKIN (2134m) just above the river. Another 1.3km away the trail crosses the river to his eastern side with small village SHARODAT on the hill above. After 2.5 km one reaches a turning point of the river to the south-west follow the river for 1.5 km on the west side towards the south. Finally after another 1.5km walk one reaches the meadow around the small settlement PALOI(2896m) overnight in camp.

Day 05 PALOI / BISAIBEK 3506 M Trek to Bisaibek: from the camp at Paloi one stays at the western side ofthe river and march steadily upwards high over the riverbed for 4km toward south-east, on the route lies the small shepherds settlement POSUS. After reaching the turning point of the river towards South-West, at altitude of 3354 m, the route follows now very plain the river and reaches after 2km the camp place just opposite the shepherd settlement BISAIBEK 3506m. over night in camp.

Day 06 BISAIBEK / HOLLA 3811 M Trek to Hola: Leaving the BISAIBEK one follows the river for 3 km in south-western direction over plain bushy landscape until one reaches a point were the river forms broad. Here we have HAITEHARAI LAKE (3658m), locally named NADERJAN LAKE. From follows another 5km the river towards the south reaching finally a plain green spot with shepherds huts, MASINO PATERO 3711M. After this place the trail winds up for some minutes to the camp place HOLLA (3811M), a very flat green area located just in front of the glacier near the small creeks coming out of the glaciers. Over night in camp

Day 07 Rest Day at HOLLA Day 08 HOLLA / SAMANDAR PASS 4878 M / KOLIAP Trek to Kolipa: about 5-6 hour walk one can reach the highest place of the trek SAMANDAR PASS 4878 M locally named SHONO SHULU, the pass is a small flat area and offers a very good view in both directions. Over this pass in former days the people did cross with their animals, including cows. Looking down the steep descent one cannot believe that cows and horses have made this traverse, but local people assure you about that. From the pass it is about 1 hour descent- walk through loose gravel and stones to reach greens areas which offer good place for lunch. After hour walk finally the trails leads down to a big plain green area KOLIAP 12500FT. Over night in camp.

Day 09 KOLIAP / GAROL Trek to Garol: leaving Koliap along the small river BIJEI NALA which comes out of the glacier one reaches after 40 minutes the small shepherd settlement KINEGIRI, which is used by the peoples of Buner Jal as an summer settlement with the sheeps. From this flat green area trail descent very pleasant along river reaching the shepherd settlement of LALOT, BIJOBAN,BISHPO,RUPIKIA, short after the last settlement valley become very narrow and one reaches to an alpine area like the alpine forrest in European alps big trees and bushes. Few hours walk we reach green area of GAROL. Over night in camp

Day 10 GAROL / BUNAR JAL / CHILAS Trek to Bunar Jal: very easy and pleasant walk down towards the village Bunnar Jal, the starting and the ending point of this trek. After drive to Chilas over night in hotel

Day 11 CHILAS / ISLAMABAD Drive to Islamabad over night in hotel

DAY 12 Free day at Islamabad

Day 14 Transfer to Islamabad airport for fly back to destination

 

Cost ???

Cost included :
Hotel accommodation in standard class category and camps using tents (where applicable / required) on twin sharing basis 2-men tents & sleeping mattresses. Breakfast daily, full board during camps only. Services of guide and kitchen staff All camping and kitchen equipment. Trekking, camping, and entrance fees at sites. Porters while trekking. Portage of 12.5kg of personal luggage Insurance of porters and accompanying staff Trekking permits where applicable All Ground Transportation

Cost not included :
Immediate occupancy Airfare and airport taxes Rucksacks, sleeping bags, climbing and technical equipment Bicycles for mountain biking program Lunch & Dinner during hotel stay Travel & Personal insurance of clients,Rescue charge

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