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Biafo Hispar Snow Lake or Lukpe Lawo Trek

There lies hundred of hiking treks and trails with the amazing landscape to the top of world. Every traveler dreams of such trails and destinations. Snow Lake or locally known as Lukpe Lawo is one the most adventurous and beautiful trails in the karakorum range of Gilgit-Baltistan Pakistan. It is truly not a Lake as it name. At the high altitude of 16,000 ft (4,877 m), Snow lake is a glacial basin.  Spreading down in the opposite direction from Hisper Pass, outside the polar region, basin lies at the head of hispar and biafo glacier making it the longest  glacier system.

Lukpe Lawo or Snow Lake Trek

In between the gigantic mountains of Karakorum Mountain Range, there lies a glacial basin with the highest altitude commonly known as Lukpe Lawo or Snow Lake. The lake titled by a first foreign visitor Martin Conway in 1892 as Snow Lake. The lake offers all the amazing dramatic setting that can only be read in any fairy tale. The immense dark mountains of Karakorum that are covered with the whitish snow and in between them only a few humans are trekking without any hesitation.

Moreover, the Snow Lake has a very difficult trek and only a few daring souls complete these treks. Basically, the journey to Snow Lake merely starts from the Skardu in Gilgit Baltistan. Then traveler rents a jeep ride towards Braldu Gorge to the village of Askole. Heading forward Askole proceeds towards K2 and turning on northwest up you will proceed to Biafo Glacier to Snow Lake

About the lake, it is 16 km frozen Lake and located a located 4,877 meters above sea level. Furthermore, it lies almost at the insect point of two world’s longest glacier that is Hispar and Biafo. Additionally the famous and most ancient region of Baltistan that is Nagar located in the opposite direction of Snow Lake.

This time SEE Pakistan tours providing this amazing Snow Lake Trek.

19 nights
Days 1-2

Day 1: At the very first, Tour will start from Islamabad/Rawalpindi at 9am and move towards Chillas and Night Stay in Shangrilla.

Day 2: On the next day in chillas after break fast, we shall be moving towards  Skardu Via Skardu Road and night Stay in hotel.

 

Islamabad/Rawalpindi
Skardu
Days 3

Skardu

Day 3: On the very next day, We will stay in Skardu and visit some places.

Days 4

Day 4: Next day in the morning, after the break fast, leave for skardu to Askoli by safari jeep it takes 6 r 7 hrs.Overnight camp in Askoli village (3,000 m).

Skardu
Askole
Days 5

Day 5: Askoli To Namla(3400m) . Its 6 to 8 hrs.An easy two to three hrs walk from Askoli to Kisar’s polo Ground then start trek to another stage.

Askole
Namla
Days 6

Day 6: Namla To Mango(3,400m): Early morning we leave Namla to Mango after having breakfast it takes three to five hrs .Crevassed area to the highest ridge on the glacier.

Namla
Mango
Days 7

Day 7: Mango To Baintha (3650m): This is the day from where we have to leave this place towards to Baintha. The first stage is too hard today due to glacier and second one is normal.

Mango
Baintha
Days 8

Baintha

Day 8: Baintha Rest day on baintha keep enjoy with having rest

Days 9

Day 9: Biantha to Marphogoro (4,400 m 14,430 ft)
Camp, trek. Six to eight hours of walking. Getting on to the glacier is tricky. Once on it, the walk is pretty straight forward on the white glacier. However, we are careful to avoid crevasses here. The greenery of Biantha campsite is only a memory now. We are in the dramatic and awesome expanse of the Biafo with its jagged pinnacles. The Ogre (7,813 m.) towers high above us on our right. There is only snow and rock now. Overnight in Camp Marphogoro

Baintha
Marphogoro
Days 10

Day 10: Marphogoro to Snow Lake (4,800 m 15,750 ft) .
Camp, trek. The trek takes about 6 to 7 hours over ice and snow. Once again we are careful to avoid crevasses along the way. Snow Lake is a magical place. Be sure to get out of the tent to experience the stars in the night. It is an unforgettable experience. Overnight in Camp Snow Lake

Marphogoro
Snow Lake
Days 11

Snow Lake (Lukpe Lawo)

Day 11: Snow Lake (4,800 m 15,750 ft)
Camp, rest day. We stay at Snow Lake one more day to acclimatize and explore this unique area of the Earth. Be careful of crevasses. Overnight in Camp Snow Lake.

Days 12

Day 12: Snow Lake to Hispar La (5,151 m 16,895 ft).Camp, trek. A 6 to 7 hour walk on slopes of about 30 degrees take us to the top of the pass. Once again, we are careful to avoid crevasses. Even though the climb is on gentle slopes, we find it difficult due to the rarefied air. When on top we see a panorama described by an early explorer: “Beyond all comparison the finest view of mountains it has been my lot to behold.” On one side the Biafo lies and on the other side we look towards the Hispar Glacier and the peaks above Hunza valley. The view of sunrise from the pass is another sight to behold. Overnight in Camp Hispar La.

Snow Lake (Lukpe Lawo)
Hisper La
Days 13

Day 13: Hispar La to Kani Basa (4,500 m 14,760 ft) Camp, trek. This is a long day’s walk and can take more than 8 hours. We want to make sure that we leave the pass early before the snow becomes soft. On the way down, once again, we are careful to avoid crevasses. We will have to cross the Kani Basa Glacier before we can camp on a green campsite, which is a welcome sight and site after being on snow for the last few days. On the way we can see the famous Kanjut Sar (7,760 m.) towering high above the Kani Basa Glacier. Overnight in Camp Kani Basa

Hisper La
Kani Basa
Days 14

Kani Basa

Day 14: Kani Basa (4,500 m 14,760 ft)Camp, rest. A well needed day to relax after a tough walk through Hispar La and snow. Overnight in Camp Kani Basa.

Days 15

Day 15: Kani Basa to Jutmal (4,200 m 13,780 ft) Camp, trek. This will take about 7 hours and on the way we will cross the Jutmal Glacier. It is tricky here as the route through the glacier is like a maze with high ice walls. After crossing it, another hurdle that we face is the climb up on a loose Hispar Glacier. Some streams have to be crossed on the way. Overnight in Camp Jutmal.

Kani Basa
Jutmal
Days 16

Day 16: Jutmal to Bitanmal (3,600 m 11,800 ft)TCamp, trek. This section takes about 8 hours. On the way Pumory Glacier is crossed and also a stream. The crossing of Pumory is not that difficult as the Jutmal. However, once again, we have to descend on to the ablation valley and once again we have to climb the cliffs on our right to get to the campsite. This is an exhaustive process. Overnight in Camp Bitanmal.

Jutmal
Bitanmal
Days 17

Day 17: Bitanmal to Hispar Village (3,400 m 11,150 ft)Camp, trek. Another short day of about 4 hours. Some streams have to be crossed on the way, but the walking is relatively gentle. A bridge over the Hispar stream has to be crossed and then a climb on a good path brings us into the village proper. It is strange to see habitation as the villagers gather around us. Overnight in Camp Hispar Village.

Bitanmal
Hispar Village
Days 18

Day 18: Hispar Village To Karimabad.After breakfast descend in jeep along a bumpy road for about 2 hours until we reach the Karakoram Highway (KKH). We then turn north and drive along this great road for a while until we come to the town of Karimabad on Karakoram Highway. Towering over the green and fertile oasis of the Hunza valley are the ice ridges and peaks of one of the giants of Karakoram, Rakaposhi (7788m). In the evening we will watch sun set panorama at Duikar.

Hispar Village
Karimabad
Days 19 - 20

Day 19: On the next day after the breakfast, we will move towards Chillas and over night stay in Shangrilla Hotel.

Day 20: In the last day of adventurous trip of Snow lake, after the breakfast in Chillas, we shall be moving towards Islamabad/Rawalpindi for end of Journey.

Karimabad Hunza
Islamabad/Rawalpindi

Facilities

Services Included

  • Traveling Cost (Islamabad to Islamabad) Generator facility on camping night
  • Hotel accommodation on 03 person sharing basis
  • Sleeping tents on 03 person sharing basis
  • Three time meals on traveling and trek
  • Kitchen equipment, crockery, fuel and related camping gear
  • Facilities of Guide, cooks porters and helpers
  • Bridge taxes
  • Mattresses
  • 10 Kg porter facility for member’s personal gear
  • Foreigners Permits Also Included

Not Included

  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Clothing
  • Extras at hotels like drinks, laundry, phone calls
  • Insurance liability medical aid, and helicopter rescue coverage
  • Any kind of travel cost (Bus Jeeps), if anyone leaves trek at any stage due to any reason
  • Any thing other than mentioned above

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