A winding jeep track takes to you Uthul from where the exciting trek begins. In a total of
11 days itinerary, trek over the Zani Pass to Shagram, down a steep path to Tirich River and on to Atrak. Camp at Jhungal before the Atrak Glacier with spring water flowing by. Enjoy views of Tirich Mir (7783 m) from Shogor before retracing your path.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Arrive Islamabad, transfer to the hotel. Today visit the Ministry of Tourism to get the trekking permit. Rest of the day is free or explore the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Overnight in the Hotel.
Fly to Chitral, over the fertile green plains of the valley of swat and Lowari pass (3,200m). The landscape of the Hindukush range appears much arid and dry, as this area is outside the reach of monsoon and receives very little rain. On arrival transfer to PTDC Motel for meals and overnight.
Pick up and jeep drive to Uthul. A prominent village at about 3,000 metres and the last village below the pass. The irrigated land ends immediately above Uthul, where the jeep trek becomes very steep, zigzagging up across the bare hillside for a further 3 km to the top. If climbing this on foot, it is a very hot two and half hours in full sun from Uthul to the top. Meals & overnight in the Camp.
Trek over Zani Pass (3,886 m). After calling a brief halt to admire the view, descend steeply down towards Tirich Valley. The descent leads directly to Shagrom 2,900 m.The village home to the high altitude porters on manyof the expeditions up Tirich, Istor-o-Nal and Noshaq. Meals & overnight in the Camp.
This day trek to Atrak (Jhungal) This is a short stage, useful for recovering from the considerable effort of the previous day. The route offers broad panoramas over the eastern slope of the Tirich massif. Continue along the valley, among fields and villages, until the valley branches upto Atrak (3400 m), the best permanent settlement in the Valley. Meals & overnight in the Camp
This day is longer than the previous day’s walk. This one takes you to the edge of the Tirich Glacier. There is a magnificent view of Tirich Mir up against the Lower Tirich Glacier. The trail climbs up through increasingly barren terrain, offering increasingly fascinating views of the peaks; it then rounds the edge of the glacier. Finally, you reach the grassy and sandy highland plain of Shogor-Barenis 4,000 m, an excellent place to pitch camp, with dry – masonry walls and little squares built by the porters of the expeditions up Tirich. Meals & overnight in the Camp.
Day at leisure to explore the area. Meals & overnight in the Camp.
Trek back to Atrak (Jhungal).The return back down towards the Valley of Atrak. The route is the same as on the way up. Meals & overnight in the Camp
Trek back to Atrak (Jhungal).The return back down towards the Valley of Atrak. The route is the same as on the way up. Meals & overnight in the Camp Trek back to Shagrom.The reappearance of cultivated fields, apricot trees and houses is always causing for a sense of comfort after the long days spent crossing the glacier. Meals & overnight in the Camp.
Trek back to Uthul and drive to Chitral.
In the morning fly to Islamabad. After arrival to Islamabad if we have time we Discover the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi is an old British -era settlement and Islamabad is the capital city and administrative centre built sometime after the partition of India in elevation in 1947. The cities are Located at about 1,500 feet in elevation in the hot and steamy plains of Pakistan’s upper Punjab. You may wish to explore Rawalpindi by wandering among its many and varied bazaars or visit the imposing Shah Faisal Mosque superbly situated at the foot of the Margalla Hills. This mosque is one of the largest in the world, with room for 15,000 worshippers inside and 85,000 in the courtyard.
Drop you to the airport for your home flight