Gondogoro Peak and Hushe Valley

15 days
T3 trails
Distance: 15 - 20 km per day
500 - 1000 m ascent per day

> Trek on the Gondogoro Glacier beneath the beautiful spire of Laila Peak
> Climb Gondogoro Peak (5650m)
> Experience the culture and hospitality of the friendly Balti people
> Sneaky view of K2 from the Honboro Valley above Hushe

We are pleased to once again offer this superb 2-week trekking and climbing holiday to arguably the world's most spectacular mountain area, the Karakoram. We begin this adventure with a flight to Skardu in Baltistan and a drive alongside the Indus and then Shyok rivers to the village of Khaplu. Proceeding to Hushe the next day, we find ourselves nestled deep within the Karakoram Mountains. We have been bringing groups to Hushe for more than thirty years and our groups have provided funding for several projects which have helped the Hushe villagers. As a result, 100 ADVENTURES groups are always assured a warm welcome from the friendly Karakoram villages.

After adjusting to the mountain conditions in the valleys above the village, trek up on to the Gondogoro Glacier to a grassy 'ablation zone' below Gondogoro Peak. This is the place known as Huisprung. After setting up camp here, complete with lakeside reflections of sensational peaks such as the slender spire of Laila, there will be an extra day to acclimatize and to practice skills and rope work. The culmination of the holiday is the ascent of the technically straightforward Gondogoro Peak. Needless to say, the views from the summit are sensational! It's great to be offering this classic trip once again.




All clients will be picked up by a 100 Adventures representative on arrival at Islamabad International Airport and taken to the group hotel. The majority of international flights arrive in the early morning and you may want to rest before lunch. The first group get-together will be at lunch, where the tour leader will provide a pre-trip briefing. In the afternoon it may be necessary for the whole group to visit the offices of the Ministry of Tourism to receive an official briefing about visiting restricted areas whilst our agent completes the permit formalities. Depending on the time available to us there may be the option to do some sightseeing in Islamabad, a city purpose-built in 1961 as the new capital of Pakistan. Alternatively, we could visit the Twin City of Rawalpindi; a town from the days of the British Raj. The two cities are very different; the older settlement is rather sprawling with enormous and complicated bazaars where you can easily get lost. Islamabad, by contrast, is much more open, a modern city with many parks and wide streets arranged in a grid system. There is not always the opportunity to include a sightseeing tour and, if there is, it is optional and it will be charged locally.



Fly to Skardu - drive to Khaplu

We take the early morning 1-hour flight from Islamabad to Skardu, skirting breathtakingly past the Rupal and Diamir faces of Nanga Parbat. It is even possible to catch a fleeting glimpse of K2 and the other high peaks of the Baltoro in the distance before landing at Skardu. After taking some refreshment, we continue our journey by jeep on a spectacular road beside the River Indus to the village of Khaplu. Here we check-in at our hotel which is located above the village and offers magnificent views over the rock spires and towers which mark the entrance to the Hushe Valley.



Drive to Hushe

We make a reasonably early start from Khaplu, crossing the Shyok River to begin an exciting 4-hour jeep ride up to Hushe, through several small and picturesque villages in the lower Hushe Valley. En route, we must cross several 'nullahs' or small tributary valleys. These nullahs are fed by meltwaters from the glaciers high above the valley and can become impassable by the afternoon as the hot sun goes to work. Our early start from Khaplu means that we should not have any problems in this respect. Hushe is the highest village in the area at 3050 meters and we set up our camp in a field just below the village with the huge bulk of Masherbrum (7821m) dominating the valley to the north.


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