Biafo Hisper & Snow Lake

Biafo-Hisper-snowlake-1Snow Lake is located 16,000 feet (4,877 m) above sea level, and is approximately 10 miles (16 km) wide. The basin lies at the head of the Biafo and Hispar glaciers, which spread down from the Hispar Pass in opposite directions, forming a 61 mile (100 km) river of ice that is among the world’s longest continuous glacier systems outside of the polar regions. Trek to Biafo Hisper trek starts from Askoli, which situated  on the right bank  of Biafo Glacier.  BiafoGlacier  lies 68 Kilometers on the Karakorum Range, south of Baltoro glacier leads to Hisper glacier, which is strenuous trek for strong trekkers, which crosses peaks in the range of 5500m to 7300 meters.
Martin Conway the first foreign visitor gave Snow Lake the name in 1892. Conway described Snow Lake as “beyond all comparison the finest view of mountains it has not ever been my lot to behold, nor do I believe the world can hold a finer.”(1)Snow Lake is very difficult to reach, however, and only about 200 people manage to reach it per year.(2)  In 1899, the husband-wife team of    William Hunter Workman and   Fanny Bullock Workman came and speculated that Snow Lake might be an ice-cap like those in the   Polar Regions, from which glaciers flowed out in all directions, and estimated its total size at 300 square miles (116 square kilometers).


Sr.No Program Time (Hrs) Stay
Day 01 Arrival In Islamabad
Day 02 Drive to Chilas on Karakorum highway 461km 12-13 Hotel
Day 03 Drive to Skardu along with Indus River 290k 8-9 Hotel
Day 04 Drive to Askoli 6-7 Camp
Day 05 Trek to Namla 6-7 Camp
Day 06 Trek to Manog 4-5 Camp
Day 07 Trek to Baintha 6-7 Camp
Day 08 Free day in Baintha Camp
Day 09 Trek to Napina 5-6 Camp
Day 10 Trek to Snow Lake (Hisper Base camp) 4-5 Camp
Day 11 Snow La Hisper BC 5150m —- Camp
Day 12 Free day at Snow Lake/Hisper BC Camp
Day 13 Trek to Khani Bassa, after crossing Hisper Pass 5151m 7-8 Camp
Day 14 Trek to Yutmaru Glacier 4-5 Camp
Day 15 Trek to Red Star camp 6-7 Camp
Day 16 Trek to Bitanmal 6-7 Hotel
Day 17 Trek to Hisper village 5-6 Hotel
Day 18 Drive to Karimabad Hotel
Day 19 Free day in Karimabad for exploration Hotel
Day 20 Drive to Besham ( 475km) 11-12 Hotel
Day 21 Drive to Islamabad (261km) 6-7 Hotel
Day 22 Onward to your own destination

2 thoughts on “Biafo Hisper & Snow Lake

  1. haris

    what is the package of this trek for pakistani’s & what are you offer in this package ?

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