Travel Beyond the Mountains of Gilgit Baltistan Pakistan

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Activity type: Trekking
Activity level: Easy/ Moderate
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Duration: 24 Day(s) / Tour with flexible start dates
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Nanga Parbat (8125m) reputed as the Killer mountain and obviously the most difficult one in 8,000-meter peaks of the world. First climbed by Herman Buhl in 1953, the peak still retains it awe for the experienced climbers. The massif of Nanga Parbat offers three faces, each with its own distinctive features. We will take a round trek of this mighty mountain, covering all the three faces. The trek is strenuous and involves the use of crampons and rope work.

Manglik 6050m Situated in the heart of Karakoram range in Shimshal, the remotest valley in the whole range. The mountains are some of the toughest, with some of the highest virgin peaks lying here. In this background we take you for ascent of a 6,050 meters high trekking Peak, climbed many times by our Guides from the valley.

You start the trip in Islamabad and drive on legendary Karakoram Highway to Passu in upper Hunza, from where we take soft top 4x4 jeeps to enter the valley. It takes two days walk to reach the main village - Shimshal. From the village it is 4 days trek to the base camp of our Peak, towering above two lakes and flower filled meadows roamed by Yaks.

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Price includes

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis at standard category hotels/GH in towns, 2-person dome tent during trek.
  • Meals: half board at hotels/GH, full board during trek.
  • Transport: Air-conditioned transport on Karakoram Highway, Soft top 4x4 jeeps to trek head & trek end.
  • Camping Facilities: 02 Pax dome tents with matrices, dinning tent with folding table & chairs, kitchen tent with complete kitchenette and staff, toilet tent.
  • Portage: of 12.5 Kg during trek
  • Entrance Fee: entrance fee at sites & museums
  • Guide English speaking Mountain.

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  • Domestic/International airfare and airport taxes.
  • Any expense due to forced measures, cancellation of flight, landslides, natural calamities, acts of God, forced majeurs: beyond the control of Rock Valley Tour their staff and suppliers.
  • Any expense of personal nature not mentioned above. Tips & Portage at airport & hotels.

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Rock Valley Tours Pvt Ltd

Pakistan, Lahore

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Rock Valley Tours is a tour management company based in Lahore, Pakistan. We specialize in organizing tours, treks, hikes, hunting and climbing expeditions, team building and leadership trails all over Pakistan. Although we are experts in the Northern Areas of Pakistan, our footprint is spread over every nook and corner in Pakistan.

Pakistan has been nominated as the best adventure tourism destination in the world for the year 2020. We feel that the team we have assembled is best equipped to arrange and facilitate trips across the length and breadth of Pakistan.

Born and raised in the Karakorum region of Pakistan, our team has spent their childhoods crisscrossing the endless trails of these parts of the country. They have all been trained and certified to ensure that your experience is supreme and that safety remains paramount no matter what.

We respect the natural environment in which we work and live and we have an intimate and unrivaled knowledge of the terrain, the people and the cultures that you will encounter on your trek, trail, hike and/or expedition. With years of experience and knowledge, it is our goal to provide a memorable experience to you. This, while keeping the environment worry supreme.

From the time you arrive in Pakistan, to the time you leave our country, consider yourself to be our responsibility. We are a one-stop solution to all your needs during your stay in Pakistan.

Be it, the bustling metropolis of Karachi, or the lush green plains around Lahore, or even the foothills of the Himalayas starting from Islamabad, let us present our country to you in a way no one can.

For more information About RVT on anything you may desire, please inquire about the numbers given on top or write to us on info@rockvalleytours.com. We would be more than happy to provide you unmatched possibilities and unrivaled service.

Pakistan welcomes you with open arms!

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Pakistan, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Islamabad

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