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Manglik Sar Peak (6050m) is situated in the heart of the 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 an 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 the legendary Karakoram Highway to Passu in upper Hunza, from where we take soft-top 4×4 jeeps to enter the valley. It takes two days to 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. After the peak attempt, we take a six days trek over three high passes to arrive at Karakoram Highway, just south of Khunjerab Pass on the Pak China border.

For more information on the Manglik Sar Peak (6050m) and the Expeditions that we run there, contact us via:

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Day 1
Arrive Islamabad – Narran / Besham Arrive Islamabad, after short stay for fresh up and breakfast drive on the Karakoram Highway to Narran /Besham in air conditioned transport overnight in hotel. (260/ 150 km, 6/7 hours)B/D
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Day 2
Narran / Besham –Hunza Karimabad Exciting drive on KKH through the gorge of Indus & Hunza rivers to upper Hunza. En route visit the meeting point of the world’s three greatest mountain ranges, Himalayas, Hindukush and Karakoram. Enjoy fascinating views of Nanga Parbat (8,125 m) & Rakaposhi (7,788 m). Overnight in hotel. ( 500/530 km, 8/9 hours)
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Day 3
Hunza / Passu Shmshal Valley We start the day with a short ride on soft top 4x4 jeeps from Passu village towards Shimshal valley. The jeep track passes through the narrow gorge of Shimshal river After 2 hours relatively jeep ride we arrive at the ‘travelers hut’ of Ziarat short stop Some 600 years ago a Sufi Saint (Shah Shams) from central Asia arrived here and stayed here for several nights. He also preached Islam in this region. From Ziarat we can see Karoon 1 (7164m) Peak We have beautiful view of Dastagil Sar (7885m) from here. Shimshal is one of the remotest areas of Karakoram. 900 years ago Shimshal Valley was discovered by a Sufi Saint he settled here and all Shimshali people are from his family. GH/ Camp overnight. (4/5 hours, 3300m)
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Day 4
Shimshal – Gar Sar / Pasth Furzin For the next two days, our walk would mostly be traverse through the really narrow gorge of Shimshal river. But our walk from the village for the first two hours today is in the open valley along the river. Soon we leave the main valley and turn to left to enter the gorge. Mostly the trek is safe, although at few places you would need good balance on the narrow foot track. Enroute enjoy views of Kunianchish and Yazgildoom peaks both are above 7000m. Furzin, a narrow camp along the side stream is known for its Birch trees. Overnight in Furzin. (5/6 hours)
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Day 5
Gar Sar / Pasth Furzin - Arbab Parian This might be the hard part of the trek. We start from the camp with a steep ascend of 200 meters on the cliff facing the camp, traverse gradually for half an hour and then descend steeply to Shimshal river. We cross the river on foot bridge and then walk for another hour to Pariyan camp for cool breeze off the Maidur Nallah and fresh lunch. After lunch we take up the last part of gorge walk, involving one and half hour’s ascend on a well maintained yet steep foot trek (pariyan) to the top, called Pariyan Sar, with fascinating views of our peak Manglik and many other summits. Here you enjoy the vista and take relaxing an hour’s walk to the camp. Our camp Arbabparian is a shepherds settlement for winter, with plenty of fresh water. (4/5 hours)
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Day 6
Arbab Parian – Shunjerab Compared to last two days, it is a relaxing walk along the river with views of peaks soaring above 6,000 meters. In our way we will pass Ganj Dour Valley, leading north to China border with many pastures for the yaks and goats. This valley is known for its substantial population of blue sheep, Marcopolo sheep, Ibex and also few snow leopards and bears. Shunjerab is the summer home of Shimshalis, with 60 houses and huge yards to house the animal & human population. People stay here in May & June and then proceed over Shimshal pass to Shuwart to spend the winter. Camp overnight (4/5 hours)
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Day 7
Shunjerab – Manglik Base Camp East from Shunjerab is Gulchi Washk (carpet of flowers), a 200 meters gradual ascent to bring us just under Manglik Sar. We walk in wide open valley running east to west, with two lakes located just before the Shimshal Pass. In summer we find Yaks, goats and sheep who roam the green pastures. We shall built our camp after 2/3 hours walk, just under the main ridge of Manglik Sar. In afternoon one could walk over to Shuwart summer settlement, consisting of 60 houses. Inevitable we might get invited for dinner, a great chance to visit local houses and also to taste the energetic nomad food made from Yak’s cheese, butter and wheat flour. Camp overnight. (4/5 hours, 4735m)
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Day 8
Base Camp Rest day for acclimatization and to explore the area. We will also visit some local houses this day. Shuwart glacier is one of the places here to visit. Camp overnight.
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Day 9
Manglik Sar 605m Base Camp Full days to attempt the trekking Peak Manglik Sar (6050m), just north of our camp. As we start in soft morning light, for the first few hours we will ascend gradually on the main ridge leading to the summit. At 5,800 meters we will leave the ridge and head toward the eternal snow of the Peak. The going could be slow here due to altitude and increased ascent of the Peak. Yet near the top it is wide as a football field and also not so steep. Enjoy fascinating view of the valley from the top, on a clear day one can see K-2 and Broad Peak distant east. Safety rope and other required climbing equipment will be carried by the mountain guide. Descend down to base camp. (9/10 hours excursion).
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Day 10
Attempt Day Base Camp Another full day to attempt the peak. On this trek to Shimshal Pamir, there is option to climb the Manglik SAR 6050m or other two peaks around or who do not want to make the summit can trek around or to Shuwerth. Here we take you for the ascent of a 6,050 m trekking Peak. It is an easy trekking peak does not required technical things just to needs to travel the team in roped. It is one day climb normally with 1500M ascent and 1500 descent. It is safe and easy climbing, can take a good and physical fit trekker to the top of this peak. This is a popular and easy to access 6000M peak. To climb this peak you need snow shoes, gaiters, harness and rope. There are two other peaks just near below 5500M, Kuz Sar and Lup Zhui Sar also in one day can climb using same base camp of Mangalik Sar. A special camp fire will be arranged that night with local music and dances to celebrate the successful attempt on the peak. Camp overnight.
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Day 11
Shimshal Pass Shuwart - Arbab Parian Same trek we have passed through on our way to Shuwart. But it will take us very short time because of the continues gradual descend of the trek. Camp overnight. (5/6 hours)
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Day 12
Arbab Parian – Maidur It is an easy walk. We follow a stream flowing from Shuwart to Maidur. There are many summer settlements in Maidur Valley. We will pitch our tents at a small settlement having only two or three houses. It is a beautiful Valley and water is easily accessible here. Camp overnight. (4/5 hours)
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Day 13
Maidur – Shapodin Pass 5150m Today we take early morning start to cross Shapodin Pass (5150m). The climb up to pass is not technical and one can climb it with the help of walking poles only. Passu Peak (7478m) Shispar Peak (7611m) and Dastagil giant are visible from the Pass. Water is easily available on the way. After crossing the Pass we will arrive at the camping place of Shapodin which is also a summer settlement. Camp overnight. (7/8 hours)
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Day 14
Shapodin – Over Boisam pass to Mandik Shlaq We will cross Boisam Pir Pass (5090m) this day. It is an easy trek up to the Pass. Kanjut Sar (7760m) is visible from the Pass. After the pass there is a beautiful lake of blue water. Enroute short stay for rest and lunch at Pachodewashk. Proceed towards Mandikshlakh. There are seven houses in Mandikshlakh and water is easily available for washing. Camp overnight. (5/6 hours)
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Day 15
Mandik Shlaq – Werbin Quiet easy trek. We will start after break fast. Enroute stay at Havdiji . Havdiji is also a settlement and there are seven houses. The local people will stop us here for lunch and without serving us they will not let us go forward so we take a break here. Proceed towards Werbin. Camp overnight. (4/5 hours)
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Day 16
Werbin - Chafchingol Pass Base Camp We will cross three small rivers in this days trek which will be a great fun and adventure if the water level goes up in the rivers. The place is also famous for Ibexes. Camp overnight. (5/6 hours)
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Day 17
Trek Over Chafchingol Pass To Kuksail KKH to Hunza Karimabad It will be an early start with pack lunch because the trek is strenuous and long this day. From the base camp, there is a steep slope of 300 meters up to the Chafchingol Pass ( 5151m). We can see Dastagil Sar (7885 m) from the Pass. After the Pass water is available and he walk is also quite normal. We will reach on KKH at Kuksil (4150m) just 15 kilometers from Khunjerab Pass. The area is in Khunjerab National Park. Our vehicle will be ready in Kuksil to take us to Hunza. Proceed to Hunza. Overnight at the hotel. (5/6 hours trek +2/ 3 hours drive)
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Day 18
Drive Karimabad – Besham/ Narran Early morning drive Air Conditioned transport on the Karakoram High way towards Besham. Lunch in Dassu./ Narran Proceed towards Besham/ Narran. Overnight at Motel. (11/12 hours )
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Day 19
Drive Narran/ Besham – Islamabad After breakfast we will drive towards the Federal Capital. Half day SS in Islamabad after lunch. Evening free. Overnight at Hotel. (5/6 hours)

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SERVICES INCLUDED & EXCLUDED
SERVICES INCLUDED:
Accommodation: on a twin-sharing basis in the hotels in towns. HP's hotel accommodation in towns, Camping Equipment: We Provide high-quality equipment to clients making their adventure the most. Comfortable and enjoyable even on the harsh and hard part of the world Dome 3 tents during trekking and at the base camp, Toilet Tent Kitchen Equipment: Mess Tent with full Kitchen Equipment, Table & chairs, Kitchen utensil Meals: Full board Darning camping and base camp, We provide the Excellent quality food during your adventure when you start your Trek from Shimshal to BC and back to Hunza, (fallboard). In Pakistan, RVT is the only expedition outfitter which provides fresh meat and vegetable at the base camps from time to time. Break Fast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea or coffee, Food for HPs during traveling and trekking Our Staff: We would not say our staff is the best one in Pakistan, you would say this after you Experience their punctuality, Experience, good and humorous attitude with you. Their daily allowance, Food, kit & equipment, insurance, accommodation, RVT Traveling Exp, like Islamabad to Shimshal and Back to ISB, TRANSPORTATION: 4x4 Jeeps etc. with all expedition Luggage. Road head to Trek Head & back. TPT for HPs from their home to back, HP & Porterage: Low Porters from Road to Base Camp, and HPs for High Passes, and back to trek head, including food. Kitchen. And 12.50 Kg of member luggage. Climbing Equipment. Fixing rope, ice screw, snow bars. Invitation letter for apply visa Are you a Frequent Visitor in Pakistan? If you are coming to Pakistan for Expeditions, Trekking and you wish to keep your equipment in Pakistan, You are more Then welcome to keep your equipment In our store either in Islamabad or you can keep them in Hunza. Like many other climbers, expedition, and trekking organizers you can keep them. This is a free service that only RVT offers to facilitate its clients. OFFICIAL FORMALITIES: Submission of application for climbing permit and coordination with the ministry of Tourism in order to update climbers with the progress. Arrangements of the first meeting with Guide and Ministry Briefing/de-briefing in the Ministry of tourism. Processing application for satellite permit (if required) Documentation for import and export of mountaineering cargo
***COST DOES NOT INCLUDE
Following Mentioned services are not included in our price, but some of them can be arranged at your request Any Meals at the hotel or on the way are not included in the cost. Cost of any soft drinks, Any domestic/international airfare, transportation in an airport for pick and drop. Airfare from ISB-GLT-ISB  US$  Depend on Government policies change Personal trekking equipment like the sleeping bag sacks Shoes and all personal expenses such as mineral water, telephone, liquor, etc Porter for to go high camp , any additional expanse Porter for personal Extra luggage on the trek, Trekking permit fee US$ 50 per person. Horse for the trek. Medicines and any expense of personal nature, Rescue Helicopter charges 12,000 U$ in case of use for rescue, any helicopter rescue is not included in the price for staff. Cook helper, porters & Sardar. Transfers to the airports for participants, Optional excursions, or deviations from the scheduled tour Room service, gratuities for personal services, items of a purely personal nature Any expense due to forced majors, cancellation of flights, landslides, evacuation or accident, or delay beyond the control of the land operator Covid-19 PCR test and vaccination certificate Luggage and Cargo: Before your arrival and departure, RVT takes care of your luggage. Clearance of Cargo before arrival, Clearance of your Cargo after your departure to your home. Storage of your unwanted belongings in Islamabad or Skardu, which you do not need during your adventure, Miscellaneous: Mail delivery at the base camp Reconfirmation of international flight tickets The arrangement of high-altitude porters (if required). Rock Valley Tours has the best high-altitude porters in Pakistan. The arrangement of high-altitude tents (VE 25 North Face Tents) on payment. A farewell dinner will be hosted from RVT in one of the best restaurants or hotels in Rawalpindi/Islamabad with your staff who will be coming back with you from the base camp or your adventure. Taxes Fees & Tipping: The following fees and taxes are included in our quotation, for members, RVT crew and Camping fees, Bridge crossing Fees (Porter, porter Sardar, and RVT staff Tip is not included in the cost) Note: If any member splits from the expedition for his/her own reason, that member will bear all transportation costs on the way back to Rawalpindi. In case of damage to the base camp tent or any Equipment, the trek member will be charged the original value of the Equipment. Payment Procedure: * 50 % Advance on date block & confirmation of services, minimum 02 months before the commencement of trek nonrefundable. * 50 % balance payable before one month of trek Start (IMPORTANT) Foreigner clients must share their passport copy, 02 passport size Photograph full detail for trek permission requirement. If any member leaves the trek at any stage, the organization will not be liable to refund the payment. Using drugs or intoxication of any kind is strictly prohibited. If anyone is caught using any kind of substance on buses or during the trip will be expelled from the trip on the spot. That person will not be eligible for any kind of refund. We reserve the right to cancel the trip without prior notice for any reasons deemed appropriate by them. In such a case the registered participants will receive a full refund. On an adventure trip of this type, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond the control of organizers can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the Leader of the group and Guide will decide what the best alternative is, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group Smoking in transport is strictly prohibited. Participants must hold a valid Computerized CNIC/Passport Card. Time management/punctuality is strictly recommended. Participants are advised to use Non-Slippery Shoes/Boot/Joggers/DMS. Participants must NOT wear Heel/Dress Shoes. On steep ascends in mountainous areas, air-conditioned buses will be operational on an on-off basis to keep the vehicles from overheating. The RVT will not be responsible for any injury/damage/loss.
GEAR AND CLOTHING LIST for Trekking
Personal gear & Clothing.
While on an organized trek, it is best to pack all items for your trip in one large piece and one carry-on. The large piece must be a duffel bag (weighing not more than 12.5 Kg.) because duffels are easier for porters to carry. A small day pack is suggested as a carry-on to keep items that you will use while on the trek, bus, or jeep.
Luggage
Large duffel bag with a lock. It is not recommended to put your stuff in a backpack as the straps might get damaged while being transferred from bus to jeeps, jeeps to campsites, and during loading and unloading by porters each day. A small padlock that fits through the zipper of your duffel bag is recommended.
Day Pack:
Large enough for camera gear, cap, sunglasses, water bottle, jacket, and other items you may like to use while on the trek.
Extra carry-on:
For storing city clothes in Skardu, Hunza, Chitral,
Money Belt:
A small fanny pack, money belt, or around-the-neck passport bag is suggested for keeping safe your passport, travel documents, and money.
Packing list for your Duffel:
Sleeping Bag:
As we shall be sleeping for four nights at Concordia at 4,700meters or at Snow Lake and Hispar Pass, Shimshal Pass, at 5151meters above sea level, so the bag should be rated for 0 degrees F or -18 degrees C. Ratings are all relative since the amount of insulation needed for a particular person to stay comfortable depends on their rate metabolism. A down bag will be warmer for its weight and pack smaller but does not retain its insulative properties when wet. A waterproof breathable shell or a bivy bag will keep the bag dry. A synthetic bag keeps you warm even when wet and is a less expensive alternative, but will weigh more for a given amount of warmth.
Trekking Boots:
The single most important item on this list. Never take brand new boots on a trek, make sure they are well broken-in before departure. Good trekking boots are hard to get in Pakistan. If you are buying a new pair from abroad, look for medium-weight boots of fabric or a fabric/leather combination. They should provide adequate ankle support. A Vibrum or other deep-lug will protect you from rocks and add support. Always use thick socks when trying shoes so that you get the correct size. Short shoes can jam your toes painfully during steep descents. You could also try to get new “Grouted” shoes that provide protection against water and are good while walking in rain or through the snow. Make sure you can fit crampons on your shoes, as it is vital for crossing different passes.
Camp Shoes:
Jogging shoes or sneakers to slip in at the end of the day. Tiva sandals are ideal for this trek, as you can use them while crossing streams and also at the campsite for strolls.
Crampons:
You may need crampons on certain treks, sometimes only for one day. It helps in having a better grip on hard snow to have crampons fitted to your boots. Look for easy to fix ones. ( Check with us for your specific trek if you need the crampons or not). From our regular trek list, you would need to bring crampons for Gondogoro La, Biafo Hispar, and Wartum Peak
Thermal socks:
The socks you wear are a critical element. A cotton/wool combination is useful while on the glacier, and for warmer conditions, cotton socks are best. For those who are sensitive to wool synthetic/cotton socks are recommended.
Liner Socks:
A thin, wickable material. Polypropylene, Capilene, Thermax, and Drylete all work very well. Silk does not work nearly as effectively as any one of the above. Polyester Fleece/Pile Jacket or Pullover. Stays warm even when wet. Polyester Fleece Pants. Good for afternoon strolls, same as above.
Rain Gear:
A rain suit available from the local market is best for rain, doubles as a windbreaker, and fits over pile jacket and pants. Wicking Long Underwear (tops & bottoms). Wick moisture to keep you warm and comfortable and dry quickly. Two suits are a good idea.
Ski Hat:
Covers your ears properly, use one with a cotton liner. The woolen cap is also good.
Mittens or Gloves:
Woolen gloves are useful when at higher elevations and during windy conditions when the temperature drops quickly.
Brimmed Sun Hat:
Very important for this trek, as when we start the trek and till we arrive at Concordia, we are generally walking towards east. This can be annoying in the morning as the sun is low and hits your eyes.
Bathing Suit:
Men can take baths by the rivers or occasional lakes in ablation valleys.
Toiletries:
Keep everything you normally use. Just remember to bring effective sunscreen, chapstick /lip balm, skin lotion, and laundry soap.
CLOTHING
With your knowledge of Pakistani culture, you are well aware of precautions to be taken while traveling through remote areas. Cloths for the trek should be durable, comfortable, and easy to wash and dry. In good weather, you will spend much of your time in a T-shirt or medium shirt and outdoor trousers. You will need warmer clothes for the evening in the camps. Temperature falls rapidly as soon as the sun goes down. Men could wear shorts once they are through populated areas, which means from the third day of the trek. Women are advised to use cotton shalwar kameez (loose long shirts and baggy trousers) the traditional Pakistani dress, as these are comfortable during warm conditions, and also appreciated & respected by the locals.
  • Check List
  • Headgear
  • Parka
  • Wool shirt & trousers
  • Sweater
  • Cotton shirt & pants
  • Gloves & Mittens
  • Rain/wind suit
  • Cotton & Wool undergarments
  • Socks (Cotton & Wool/synthetic)
  • Boots (Trek & Camp)
  • Belt!
  • Down Jacket
  • Shalwar Kameez (Cotton)
  • Spare laces for boots
  • Miscellaneous Items
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Washcloth
  • Bandanna/Scarf, for covering your mouth while riding in a jeep.
  • Water bottle, with a durable screw top.
  • Sunscreen
  • Headlamp with flashlight + extra batteries and bulb
  • Insect repellent
  • Swiss Army knife, or a similar one
  • Nylon cord for a clothesline
  • Personal Medical Kit
  • Pocket size sewing kit
  • Lighter or matches for general use
  • Wrist Watch
  • Optional Items
  • We provide closed-cell matrices but you may want to supplement for additional comfort.
  • Stuff sacks of various sizes for storing your used clothes.
  • Toilet paper or travel pack of tissues.
  • An interesting
  • Notebook and pen for a journal.
  • Snacks: personal choice of dried fruit, candy, energy bars.
  • Camera, film, extra batteries, cleaning supplies, and extra lenses.
  • Sports gear (playing cards/Frisbee)
  • Water purification tablets
Buy Outdoor Gears Online:
You can get all the gears from Shimshal Adventure Shop Shop 180-E Street # 11, Rifle Range Rd, New Iqbal Park, Lahore, Punjab 54750 0307 0043805 https://g.page/ShimshalAdventureShop?share

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