Chilinji Pass Trek - from Chipurson Hunza to Gupis Gizar Valley
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Chilinji Pass Trek

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Chillinji pass is a high mountain pass that connects Karambar river valley (upper Gilgit valley) in Ishkoman tehsil of Ghizer District district with Chipursan river valley (upper Hunza valley) in Gojal tehsil of Gilgit district in the Northern Areas in Pakistan. It is also spelled as Chilinji.

The pass is 6 miles to the north of Koz Sar peak. To the west of the pass is river Karambar that is known as Ishkoman river south of Imit, and joins Ghizar river at Gahkuch to become Gilgit river. To the east of the pass is Chapursan river that flows southeast and joins Hunza river at Khudabad at Karakorum Highway. As such, Chillinji pass is the closest natural path between upper Gilgit and Hunza valleys.

Day 1: Islamabad
Arrival at the airport in Islamabad, our representatives will be waiting outside the International arrival gate with holding your name card printed with Hunza Explorers name and Logo. After greetings and meeting with our staff will drive you to the hotel.

Day 2: Islamabad – Chilas
Departure for Chilas via Karakoram Highway (KKH) or Babusar Pass (if the pass is open). KKH is the highest highway in the world, stretching over 1,290km connecting Pakistan and China, is considered as the 8th wonder of the world. The trip to Chilas brings you the amazing landscape of north Pakistan with magnificent mountains and small villages along the mighty Indus river. We can also see many decorated trucks on the road to enjoy the traditional art of Pakistan.

Day 3: Chilas – Ghulkin
Today we will descend down from Fairy Meadows (hike and jeep ride) to Raikot bridge then continue our route on Karakoram Highway. We will stop at junction point of three great mountain ranges (Karakoram, Himalaya and Hindukush), some thousand years’ old heritage sites of the Old Silk Route and Collision Point of Continental Plates where the Indian and Eurasian continental plates are said to have collided almost 55 million years ago. We will also stop at Rakaposhi viewpoint for lunch and later drive to the hotel in Ghulkin/Gulmit.

Day 4: Gulmit/Passu – Chipurson
Drive to Chipurson valley, we will pass some beautiful villages on the way (Ghulkin, Hussaini, Passu, Khyber, Sost and Yarzirich). After passu we will leave the Karakorum Highway and start the drive on the narrow road between the mountains along the Shimshal river, arrive and transfer to the guesthouse for overnight stay.

Day 5: Chipursan – Biater
After breakfast drive to (Baba Ghundi) and start the trek toward Biater. The first day will be very long, the walk will be mostly on plain and rocky path, we will have lunch on the way. Arrive at Biater and enjoy the green pasture of Chipursan, the people of Chipurson use this place as a summer pasture.

Day 6: Biater – Chilinji Pass Base Camp
Trek to Chilinji Pass Trek Base camp, today is a short trek of around 4 – 5 hours to reach the base camp and the walk is quite steep and on the glacier. Enjoy the spectacular views around.

Day 7: Chilinji Pass Base Camp – Jungle
We will have an early breakfast and start the trek toward the pass as early as we can, to avoid the soft snow on the top and descending down is quite difficult and tricky, from the top to Jungle camp side its bit difficult on the rocks and narrow paths. Camp site is located in a very beautiful place with many trees and very clean water.

Day 8: Chilinji Pass – Sukhter Rawat
After breakfast we will proceed to Sukhter Rawat by crossing the river on a suspension Bridge. Trek will take us 6-7 hours, this is a green pasture where we see Gujar shepherds in the whole area.

Day 9: Sukhter Rawat – Shyying
After breakfast in the camp we will leave for Shyying. Arrive and prepare the camps for the night. Today’s trek will take around 8 to 9 hours.

Day 10: Shyying – Karambar Lake
After breakfast we will trek toward Karambar Lake. One of the most beautiful Lakes on the Globe at height of 4000m above sealevel. Today we will another 8 to 9 hours trek.

Day 11: Karambar Lake
With a leisurely breakfast in front of the beautiful lake and surrounded by white peaks we shall have a great rest day to enjoy the beauty of Nature. Take your time to explore around.

Day 12: Karambar Lake – Terai Dast
Afer having breakfast at Karambar lake we will start the day. We have a longer trek then the previous days. We will be walking in the green pasture throughout the day while having many streams and smelling different flowers and listening to beautiful music of birds.

Day 13: Terai Dast – Ishkarwaz
After breakfast we will start the trek toward Ishkarwaz where we will get chance to see and meet many shepherds around. This day is again longer but a very nice walk in the green grass. We will reach the camp in about 8-9 hours.

Day 14: Ishkarwaz – Chikar
After breakfast we will trek to Chikar which is a proper village of Chitral, where we can see School, Dispensary and Mosque. On the way we cross a place called Darwaza, which means in Urdu language Gate or Door, this place is conceder to be the easiest pass to Afghanistan in the entire region.

Day 15: Chikar – Darkot Base Camp
After breakfast we will start trek toward the base camp of Darkot. The trek to Darkot Base camp is steep up but offers beautiful view and is a lush green valley. Darkot Base Camp is not an attractive place as we hardly find place for camp, and it’s difficult to get water too. We shall reach in 7-8 hours from Chikar, and we shall be on a height of 3700m.

Day 16: Darkot Base Camp – Rawat
After very early breakfast we will trek up to Darkot pass. Going up is fairly easy as we walk on the snow and glacier, but descending is bit tricky as its very difficult fall down to Rawat Village.

Day 17: Rawat – Gilgit
After having last breakfast of the memorable trek, we will drive to Gilgit city, the drive to Gilgit is about 6-7 hours. Arrive in Gilgit and transfer to the hotel.

Day 18: Gilgit – Besham
Drive to Besham, we will travel on Karakoram Highway through the Kohistan valley along the indus river, we will have short stop en-route for Lunch at Chilas and some other places for photography, arrive and transfer to the hotel.

Day 19: Besham – Islamabad – Fly to your destination
Today is the last day of your trip in Pakistan with us, we will start early morning right after having breakfast, today we will visit any one site of the Taxila remains (heritage site) and Taxila museum, after Taxila we will drive to Islamabad, and explore the city, if time allows we will visit Faisal mosque and visit margalla hills to see the view of the capital of Pakistan. Later drive to the airport and fly to your destination

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