Shimshal Khurdopin Pass & Snow Lake Trek
21 Days Adventure, 15 days strenuous trek, 15 nights camping and 7 nights in hotels. Maximum Elevation 5,800 meters
Khurdopin pass trek is one of the world’s most challenging treks, offers the adventure trekker one of the most rewarding mountain experiences in the world and takes one to the center of the Karakoram Range along the Biafo Glacier and Khurdopin Glacier. Gilgit-Baltistan (formerly known as The Northern Areas Pakistan) is home to some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world, thriving cities, colorful markets and warm hospitality peoples Gilgit-Baltistan;
The trek starts by following the K2 Base Camp trail and then turns west onto the snow lake Biafo Glacier, the Braldu River, we cross the snout of the Biafo Glacier. Our route then swings north up the valley of the Dumordo River where. The Panmah Glacier and then conditions permitting and explore the head of the Chiring Glacier and climbing up to the west Mustagh pass to gain our first good views of the high Karakoram including K2 itself. Then we head west up the Choktoi passing by one of the most spectacular clusters of mountains in the world – the Latok and Ogre (Baintha Brak) groups.
In 1937, at the end of the historic Shaksgam expedition, Shipton had crossed the Lupke la and walked out down the Braldu glacier and out over the Shimshal pass. In 1987 Dick was busy guiding in Sinkiang. However, it is an expedition style trek, this strenuous trek has covers and area of 41 square kilometers, and the great world explorers have mentioned the area in their accounts while Tillman claimed to witness the presence of a mythical creature. We will then explore the possibility of crossing either the Sim La or another subsidiary taking us into the head of the Nobande Sobande glacier to cross the Skam La and on to Snow Lake at the head of the Biafo glacier. we will be trek across the longest glaciers outside of the polar regions in the vicinity of several 8000m peaks and over 35 peaks over 7000m.