Biafo Hisper & Snow Lake

Itinerary

DaysDestinations
1Arrival In Islamabad
2Drive to Chilas on Karakorum highway 461km
3Drive to Skardu along with Indus River 290k
4Drive to Askoli
5Trek to Namla
6Trek to Manog
7Trek to Baintha
8Free day in Baintha
9Trek to Napina
10Trek to Snow Lake (Hisper Base camp)
11Snow La Hisper BC 5150m
12Free day at Snow Lake/Hisper BC
13Trek to Khani Bassa, after crossing Hisper Pass 5151m
14Trek to Yutmaru Glacier
15Trek to Red Star camp
16Trek to Bitanmal
17Trek to Hisper village
18Drive to Karimabad
19Free day in Karimabad for exploration
20Drive to Besham ( 475km)
21Drive to Islamabad (261km)
22Onward to your own destination


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).