Being at lofty Avdegar gives the feeling of looking down at immense glaciers and peaks from a helicopter, with the area’s amazing aerial-like views of the KKH and Passu far below.
The classic trek along a glant Karakoram glacier passes beneath the peaks of the imposing Batura Wall and Batura Ice Floes with some of the Karakoram’s best mountain scenery.
Lupgar Sar Base Camp
Shimshal's oldest summer pastures with awesome views of 7000m peaks and large glacier are just a short walk from the roadhead.
Mai Dur Pass
The rediscovered class high-altitude route across Mai Dur Pass has one of the best pass views anywhere in the Karakoram, and visits virtually unknown territory.
The alpine ridge between the Passu and Batura glaciers called Patundas has sweeping mountain views in all directions, but there’s a tricky glacier crossing en route.
Kilik and Mintaka Passes
For more than 1000 years, Kilik and Mintaka were the Silk Route’s primary passes between China and Hunza, and today these broad valleys and extensive alpine meadows, once closed to foreigners, are again accessible.
The beautiful and rarely visited Boibar Valley is the route to Jurjur Khun-e-Sar, Tupodan, Parigar Sar and Qarũn Koh base camps, with Qarũn Pass offering exceptional views of the Hispar Muztagh.
Lupgar Pir Pass
From the ochre landscape of Chapursan to the steep-walled, juniper-dotted canyons of Lupgar, this high pass crossing unfolds through unvisited alpine spectacle.
Chilinji An and Qalander Uween
Cross a challenging glaciated pass along Pakistan’s northernmost border between the dramatic and sacred landscape of Chapursan and the rocky walls and spires of the Karambar Valley.
Qachqar-e-Dur and Shpodeen Pass
Unvisited and incredibly scenic, this loop trek crosses a spectacular snow-covered pass and offers perhaps the Karakoram’s best blue sheep watching.
Boisum and Chafchingol Passes
This classic traverse showcases the alpine splendour of the Ghuzherav Mountains as it follows cascading streams through meadows and crosses two dramatic passes.
Trekking to Shimshal’s broad Pamir highlands takes you to the Shimshalis’ favourite place, where lakes sparkle on the Central Asian watershed and herders call melodiously across the hills.
Other Treks Gojal
The following treks are all in Gojal an open zone, except where noted. SHATUBAR GLACIER, Momhil Sar Base Camp, Yazghil Sar Base Camp, Pamiri, Wodwashk Pass
Werthum Pass offers a rugged mountaineers’ route between the Batura Glacier and Chapursan’s Lupgar Valley through unvisited areas with scope for climbing and watching wildlife.
Walk through a spectacular river gorge, past impossibly huge scree slopes and the might Mulungutti Glacier flowing from Destaghil Sar, to reach Gojal’s most remote and traditional Wakhi village.