Traditional Balti culture, flower-filled meadows and superb alpine scenery reward trekkers who come to this seldom-visited valley and giant glacier
Burji La combines tantalising views of the Baltoro Muztagh with the magnificent Deosai Plains in a short trek, which can be combined with other routes for superb longer treks.
This is on-the-edge trek crosses a high glaciated pass with extraordinary views of four 8000m peaks and countless other peaks.
The Tsarak Tsa Valley, the route to k7 Base Camp, is a tantalising trek for admirers and climbers of big rock walls alike.
This challenging trek up one of Karakoram’s most spectacular valleys crosses an impressive glacier and passes astounding icefalls and enchantingly peaks.
One of the easiest and quickest treks to the base camp of a Karakoram giant, this trek has superb close-up views of Masherbrum.
The world-renowned Baltoro Glacier has some of the planet’s most amazing scenery. In a procession of mind-blowing rock towers and shining peaks all the way to K2 Base Camp.
The following Baltistan treks are all in an open zone, except where noted below. Ganto La, DEOSAI, Alampi La and Banak La, Trango Pir Pass and Harpo La, Panmah Glacier
The best trekking route between Khaplu and Skardu gently ascends the attractive Thalle Lungma and crosses a snow-covered pass, emerging in the dramatic expanse of the Shigar Valley.
The ultimate classic traverse of the Biafo and Hispar glaciers proceeds through a wilderness of rock and ice up the Biafo, across Lukpe Lawo, over the Hispar La and down the meadow-lined snowy Hispar.