CharaKusa Valley

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Rock climbing in Charakusa Valley.

Hushe, the road-end village of Baltistan opens some of the ideal trekking and mountaineering opportunities for deferent ages and tastes. Charakusa Valley glacier is situated in area of magnificent mountains just few kilometers from Hushe. The K6 (7281 m), K7 (6934 m), Link Sar (7041m), Drifica (6650m), Kapura Peak (6545 m), Niza Peak, Namika (6325m), Laila peak 6400m provide unique opportunity to climb rock and ice pinnacles in the heart of Karakorum.

There are also many of the peaks are less than 6000 meters, which means no permit fee and no liaison officer, and with just a three-day walk from the end of the road makes an affordable Karakorum expeditions.
All the approach treks to these peaks starts from the Hushe village and passes through some best trekking routes in Karakorum. Base camps are located in stunning verdant site surrounded by high granite spires and enormous snow covered mountains. There are certain reasons to lure your imagination.


Map and Itinerary for Charakusa Valley

Day-01: Islamabad
Arrive at Islamabad airport transfer to hotel. In the afternoon we enjoy a city tour of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

Day-02:  Islamabad- Chilas 
Drive to Chilas via Babusar Pass 4173. Overnight at hotel 

Babusar Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.173 m (13,691 ft) above the sea level. The pass is the highest point in the Kaghan Valley, Pakistan. The pass connects the Kaghan Valley via the Thak Nala with Chilas on the Karakoram Highway. It’s one of the famous hair pinned roads in the world. Karakorum high way is the 8th wonder of the world. The Karakorum Highway was constructed jointly by the Chinese and Pakistanis, begun in the 1960s and finally constructed in 1976,s as a link road between Pakistan and China. It is an engineering wonder, but at the cost of many lives.

Day-03: Chilas- Skardu
Drive from Chilas to Skardu along with Indus River 8-9hrs 290km, Altitude 2280m.

The rising of Indus stretches down to Baltistan valley from Tibet to Gilgit and down to the Arabian Sea, which cuts the Indian sub-continent from Asia; Baltistan valley is called a little Tibet in the North of Pakistan. Baltistan is situated at the last end of Himalaya, beside Deosai Plain and Satpara Lake. Baltistan the tourist destination of Mountains paradise where the world 2nd highest peak is K-2 (8611-m) and the other 8000m is Broad Peak, Gasherbrum I & II Likely 8068 to 8047m and there are many peaks 7750- 7800m. Its snowcapped peaks and long glaciers give you a spectacular view for climbers, trekkers, and travelers.

Day-04 Skardu- Hushe
Drive to Hushe by jeeps 6-7 hrs, 153 km. Altitude 3,050m. Overnight in tents

The Hushe Valley is a valley in Ghanche district Gilgit Baltistan Pakistan. Hushe valley is famous for its highest mountains. There are many sub-valleys which are Gondogoro, Charkusa, Nagma, Nanbroq, and Masherbrum. This valley surrounds several peaks above six thousand meters including Laila peak, K6, K7. Murtaza peak is 5100m just behind K6 Basecamp and is considered epicenter of trackers and beginners. The Hushe Valley runs from Masherbrum Mountain (at 7,821 meters, 24th highest in the world) south to the Shyok River, opposite Khaplu. Hushe valley is one of the beautiful valleys of Ghangche districts.

Day-05 Hushe- Saicho
Trek to Saicho 4-5 hrs, 9.3 km. Altitude 3,330m, overnight in tents

A good trail follows the Hushe River’s true left bank north from Hushe village. Two hours from the village, the Aling and Masherbrum rivers join the combined Gondogoro and Tsarak Tsa rivers to from the Hushe River. The trail with sheer granite cliffs above fords a side stream and comes soon to the summer settlement of Odungstan. Another clear stream is 15 minutes further, and soon the valley bends east. Continue 30 to 45 minutes, cross a footbridge to the true right (north) bank, and in 15 minutes reach Saicho. Saicho was the place where the Raja of Khaplu come and ate ibex, brought to this place by his hunters, Saicho (3330m), has good water and lots of flat, sandy camp sites amid tamarisks, wild roses and junipers along the river.

Day-06 Saicho- Spangser
Trek to Spangser 4-5hrs 8.5km, overnight in tents

Head east from Saicho into the ablation valley north of the Tsarak Tsa Glacier. The sharp spires of K7 and Link Sar are visible ahead. Tikchumik (small spring), which is in the ablation valley at the base of the ridge west of the Chogolisa Glacier’s, has good water. Continue along the base of the ridge to the Chogolisa glacier’s west margin. Cross this glacier to the green and flowered Spangser above the confluence of the Chogolisa and Tsarak Tsa glaciers. Spangser (4000m) is the highest pasture and is used mid-July to mid- August. Granite slabs rise above Spangser and Namika (6325m) towers across the Tsarak Tsa Glacier.

Day-07 Spangser- BC:
Trek to base camp 4 hrs 11km, continue through the ablation valley north of the Tsarak Tsa glacier, at the time over difficult terrain to K7 base camp 4600m. Meals and overnight in tents

Day-08/36 (29 days at base camp for climbing activities. Overnight in tents)

Day-37: Base Camp- Saicho: Trek back to Saicho 3,330m, overnight in tents 

Day-38: Saicho- Hushe: Trek to Hushe 4-5hrs 9.3km 3,050m. Overnight in tents.

Day-39:  Hushe- Skardu: Drive to Skardu (6-7 hrs), Meals & overnight in tents

Day-40: Skardu- Chilas: Drive to Chilas along with Indus River 8-9hrs 290km. Overnight at hotel

Day-41: Chilas- Islamabad: Drive from Chilas to Islamabad 11-12hrs 461km. Overnight at hotel

Day-42:  Flyback: Transfer to Islamabad airport for return flight