Kilik and Mintaka Trek
Kilik and Mintaka Trek

Kilik and Mintaka situated on Pakistan’s border with China, more than 1,000 years ago, these were the Silk Route’s primary passes for the Karavans and traders between China and Hunza to subcontinent. The Mintaka pass is the central Asian watershed beyond it located the rolling high plateau of Central Asia. The area is glacier free and grass covered which provided enough pasture land for the horses, yaks and camels of Karavans and domestic animals alike, still today, the area near Kilik provides some of the best grazing for the livestock of Misgar village.

A broad easy path still leads up through pastureland to these passes and today these broad valleys and extensive alpine meadows, once closed to foreigners, are again accessible.

The wide paths to these gentle passes are easy to follow, springs and trees are abundant, and camp sites are grassy, making this one of easiest treks.  The landscapes vary between sharp needles of the Karakoram and the mountains of Pamir range. The area is rich in wild life, with little luck one can see Ibex, wolves or bears, and marmots etc.

Range: Karakoram
Altitude: Max: 4,827 m
Zone: Open
Duration: 15 Days
Best Time: June – September

Day 1

Islamabad - Hotel
Day 2Fly to Gilgit or drive to Chilas in case of flight cancellation - Hotel
Day 3Drive to Karimabad either from Gilgit or Chilas - Hotel
Day 4Visit Baltit Fort and drive to Misgar village - Tent
Day 5Trek to Murkushi - Tent
Day 6Trek to Sad Buldi - Tent
Day 7Trek to Kilik Pass BC - Tent
Day 8Trek Kilik Pass and back to Murkushi - Tent
Day 9Trek to Gul Khaja - Tent
Day 10Trek to Mintaka Pass BC - Tent
Day 11Trek to Mintaka Pass and back to Murkushi - Tent
Day 12Trek back to Misgar and drive to Gilgit - Hotel
Day 13Fly to Islamabad or drive to Besham in case of flight cancellation - Hotel
Day 14Free day or complete road journey to Islamabad - Hotel
Day 15Fly out
What does Package included

►Government licensed professional guide/leader (pre-requisite for Trek)

►Airport transfers on first and last day from/to Benazir International Airport, Islamabad

►All domestic flights and transfers (according to itinerary)

►All road transport in Pakistan (according to itinerary above)

►All accommodation in Pakistan (hotels and camps) according to itinerary

►All meals in Pakistan (breakfast, lunch and dinner) at hotels and camps

►All trekking requirements on ground (including cook, support staff, porters, gears (excluding personal) etc

What does Packages not Include?

►Travel insurance

►Visa to Pakistan (Letter of Invitation and other supporting documents will be offered by us for visa application)

►International flights (return tickets)

►Tips for guides, porters, staff etc

►Early Wind-up

►Miscellaneous (drinks, telephone calls, laundry etc at hotels)


►Things that is not mentioned above

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