- Professional Culture Guide. (Government requirement)
- Airport transfers for Domestic & international flights.
- Internal flights and associated airport transfers
- All land transport involved in the itinerary
- Accommodation as described
- All meals
- All permit fees.
- *Please note prices are per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room
Thalle La Trek Pakistan
- Spectacular mountain vistas on Thalle La Trek Pakistan
- Hike through part of the Karakorum Mountain Range
- Camp under the stars on a trek through Thalle La
- See the largest mosque in Asia in Islamabad
- Stay in the fantastic Hotels in Islamabad, Serena Hotel Khaplu and Serena Hotel Shigar
- Visit the 14th century Chaqchan Monastery in Khaplu
Thalle La Trek Pakistan is through a mountain pass (4572m) between Shigar and Khaplu valley in Pakistan. It is an easy Trek of 11-13 days leading over the Thalle la (4572 M). This Trek is meaningful plan on 2-week time scale and for a diversity of reason it undertakes to be very exciting indeed. Crossing of Thalle La can be possible from Shigar and Khaplu valleys.
Home to some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world, thriving cities, colourful markets and warm hospitality, a trip to this part of the world is bound to excite even the most worldly travellers. Having run trips here for more than 4 decades, we have the expertise to make your trip safe, fun and enjoyable. On this private custom-made tour, you will travel to the mountainous northeast of the country to a region known as Baltistan, where you will Trek for four days witnessing some of the Karakoram Mountain’s must spectacular scenery, top and tailing your hike with stays in two of the regions most fabulous hotels, Shigar Fort and Khaplu Palace.
Our Thalle La Trek Pakistan starts from the purpose-built green city Islamabad. Your Guide will meet and greet you at the Islamabad International Airport, then transfer you to the hotel. We will meet again in the afternoon, your Guide will give you detailed briefing about the “Thalle La Trek Pakistan”. After spending the night in Islamabad, we will drive to the airport to take the spectacular mountain view flight to Skardu. From the fight you will see the Majestic Himalayan and Karakoram mountains. If the weather is clear then you should be able to see the mighty K2 and the naked mountain Nanga Parbat. We will spend our night in Skardu. Skardu is the capital of ancient Himalayan kingdom Baltistan. Sightseeing in Skardu will be, Sadpara lake, Kharpocho Fort and the local Bazar. Next day We will follow the Indus then Shyok rivers to Khaplu. Khaplu is the district capital of khaplu valley. We will stay in the historical Khaplu fort and visit the local Bazar and the Chaqchan Mosque. Today we will drive to Thalle Village to start our Trek. Our Thalle La Trek Pakistan will start from here onwards for few days until we reach Shigar. Shigar is the District Capital of Shigar valley. In Shigar we will stay in the Historical Shigar Fort. Shigar and Khaplu fort use to be the old residence of the local royal families, which now has turn into a fabulous 4 star Hotel. after spending the night in Shigar fort, we will drive to Skardu airport to take the spectacular flight to Islamabad. Will spend one night in Islamabad then next day transfer you to the airport for your flight back home.
ARRIVAL DAY IN ISLAMABAD,PAKISTAN:
SPECTACULAR MOUNTAIN VIEW FLIGHT TO SKARDU:
SIGHTSEEING IN SKARDU:
DRIVE TO KHAPLU:
FLIGHT TO ISLAMABAD:
SIGHTSEEING IN ISLAMABAD:
Map of Thalle La Trek Pakistan
Trango Adventure has a long track record of organizing Trekking in Pakistan. We have had groups successfully crossed Thalle La on previous occasions. Our Thalle La Trek itinerary is based on over 40 Years of experience, which is the best in terms of acclimatisation, safety and enjoyment. It is our intention to keep to the day by day itinerary detailed below, although there might be some flexibility due to local conditions or other factors beyond our control. If this is the case the Trek leader will do everything possible to work out the changes to the itinerary in order to minimize your inconvenience.
Adventure travel requires an open and flexible attitude. You may experience extreme conditions, unpredictable weather and last-minute changes to the itinerary beyond our control. The ability to work in team is an important aspect of all of our trips.
ARRIVAL DAY IN ISLAMABAD,PAKISTAN:
SPECTACULAR MOUNTAIN VIEW FLIGHT TO SKARDU:
SIGHTSEEING IN SKARDU:
DRIVE TO KHAPLU, 3 HOURS DRIVE:
TREK DAY, 4 HOURS WALKING:
THALLE TREK,5-6 HOURS WALKING:
THALLE TREK,8-9 HOURS WALKING:
FLIGHT TO ISLAMABAD:
In Case of Flight cancellation we will drive down the Karakoram Highway. We will arrive in Chillas late afternoon.
SIGHTSEEING IN ISLAMABAD:
Skardu is a ‘weather dependent’ airport which means the planes will only fly here if the visibility allows line of sight to the runway by the pilot on the approach. Fortunately the weather is mostly clear in the Karakoram but local weather conditions can bring cloud and rain from time to time. If we cannot fly we will travel down to Islamabad by road along the spectacular Karakoram Highway. If we flew up to Skardu this will be an added bonus as it is a fantastic travel experience in its own right. The drive down the Indus River to Islamabad takes two days so this is an important contingency day to allow for this. If we have flown to Islamabad this will be a further day for sightseeing in the capital and your leader will advise the group on the options available for today.
DEPARTURE DAY-FLIGHT BACK HOME:
End of trip
Trekking Date And Prices 2019/20
Private Groups – Chose your own Dates
Tour Starts From Islamabad-Domestic Flight Inc
|START DATES||END DATE||PRICE||DEPOSIT|
|SUN 30 JUN||SAT 13 JULY||US$2000||US $ 400|
|SUN 21 JULY||SAT 03 AUG||US$2000||US $ 400|
|SAT 11 AUG||SAT 24 AUG||US$2000||US $ 400|
Thalle La Trekking prices are including Domestic flights and Full Board Basis. Trek prices are for the itinerary based on flight from Islamabad to Islamabad. International flights from most cities of the world arrives in Islamabad in the morning, Return flights will depart from Islamabad International airport on the last day of the itinerary. Our Experience and License Guide will Meet and Greet you at the Islamabad International Airport, will stay with you through out the Journey and see you off at Islamabad Airport. Please be aware that there are often only a limited number of seats available at the advertised price. We recommend that you book as early as possible, especially during peak times. If we are unable to secure seats at the price shown, we will contact you with an alternative quote. Please note that you may be asked to pay for your flights in advance of your final holiday balance.
BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE – NO SURCHARGE GUARANTEE:
The price of our holidays can change depending on a variety of factors but unlike some other tour operators, Trango adventure have undertaken to guarantee the price of your holiday will not change after you have booked. The price when you book is the price you will pay, whether you are booking for this year or the next. Book early to avoid any tour price increases, get the best flight prices and take advantage of our ‘No Surcharge Guarantee’. Trango Adventure is a Government licensed and bonded tour operator to follow the strict Regulation set by the Tourism Department of Pakistan.
We accept Bank Transfers, PayPal and all major Credit & debit Cards.
WHATS’S NOT INCLUDED
- Travel insurance
- Pakistan Visa
- Tips for local guides and support staff
- Guided Islamabad sightseeing
- Miscellaneous expenses
- souvenirs etc
- PLEASE NOTE: an airport departure tax of Rs1500 is sometimes payable
Fully-inclusive of all meals throughout, from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 13.
During this trip the group will spend all nights in good standard hotel. Accommodation at each of these hotels is twin-sharing with en-suite facilities. If you are travelling by yourself you will be paired with another single client of the same sex. It is possible to hire a single room for an additional cost. Additional hotel nights in Islamabad are also available. For hotel prices and single supplement costs please refer to the dates and prices page of the trip on our website. Hotels are subject to availability and prices may vary.
SKARDU is a weather-dependent airport. Since the valley is completely surrounded by high mountains, planes can only land here in good visibility and this means flights to and from SKARDU are never guaranteed. The planes do fly more often than not, but cancellations can and do occur and in these circumstances we will travel by road.
HEALTH & VACCINATION
You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you specific require any vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended in the UK e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella), along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is dicretionary for this trip. Malaria exists in the area around Islamabad. However, incidences of urban transmission of malaria are extremely low. In Skardu and in the mountains there is no malaria risk. A certificate of yellow fever vaccination is required if travelling from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited for more than 12 hrs through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission. Travellers who intend to visit Pakistan for 4 weeks or more that proof of Polio vaccination will be required on exit of the country. On holidays to more remote areas you should also have a dentist check up. A good online resource is Travel Health Pro. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take precautions to avoid mosquito bites
We highly recommend that you have adequate travel insurance for your trip with Trango Adventure Pakistan. We recognise the complexity and variety of choice in the insurance market and know that many of you either have your own preferred insurer or have annual multi trip cover in place already. If this is the case, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your Trango Adventure itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken.
Trango Adventure do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is Highly recommended that you have travel insurance which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday.
It is strongly recommended that suitable cancellation insurance is purchased at the time of booking as all deposits (Royalty Fees) for Expedition are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Suggested insurance companies include:
Expeditions or Treks
- HCC Medical Insurance Services LLC Tel: +1-800 605 2282
- Travelex Insurance Services Tel: +1-800 228 9792
- True Traveller Insurance Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
- Austrian Alpine Club (UK) Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
- Snowcard Tel: +44 (0)1295 660836
- The B.M.C. Tel: +44 (0)161 445 6111 (please note the BMC cannot cover Mt Damavand)
- Dogtag Tel: 0800 036 4824 (UK residents only)
- World Nomads (up to 6000m)
- Insure for Less (Australians only)
- Campbell Irvine Tel: +44 (0)207 938 1737
- Rothwell & Towler Tel: +44 (0)845 908 0161
- J S Insurance Tel: +44 (0)844 848 1500
GROUP LEADER & SUPPORTING STAFF
The group will be led by an experienced Mountain/Culture Guide. During the trek the group will be accompanied by a full support crew.
This holiday involves going to high altitude. During the course of your trip you will be above 2000 metres for 1-2 days. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatise successfully. Before coming on this holiday you should get some basic advice on Tours at high altitude.
From mid June to August, we can expect to encounter temperatures as high as 40°C at karachi, Multan and Lahore, and 25°C in The Gilgit & Baltistan Region. Weather is generally good throughout the summer season,with clear skies and little rain or snow. However, weather in mountainous areas is difficult to predict, and short-lived storms can occur at any time.
- Trekking in Pakistan. Isobel Shaw.
- Karakoram Highway. King.
- Top Treks of the World. Steve Razzetti.
- In the Throne Room of the Mountain Gods. Galen Rowell.
- K2 Triumph and Tragedy. Jim Curran.
PASSPORT & VISSAS
A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required for visits to countries outside the EU. The information that we provide is for UK passport holders. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for other nationalities. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice. If you are travelling outside the EU you should have at least 2 blank pages in your passport for each country that you visit.
All nationalities require a visa for Pakistan. The visa fee is approximately GBP $150 and you must apply for it prior to departure. To obtain a visa for Pakistan you will require a letter of introduction from an approved agency which will be provided by Trango Adventure. Visa applications can only be made in person at the Pakistan Consulate/Embassy in you own home country. In UK application centres located in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Bradford. Please Contact us for more details.
Note: if you are continuing your tour to china then you have to get the visa for china from you home country.
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag whilst trekking including your sleeping bag and mattress should be no more than 12.5 kgs. This limit which is set by the porters is strictly enforced and bags will be weighed prior to setting off on trek. Anything not required on the trek can be left at the group hotel in Islamabad. Please note that your mountaineering equipment will be packed into additional, communal kitbags at the start of the trekking and this equipment will not be part of your personal 12.5 kgs weight limit.
We will send you a list of detail items closer to your Holiday departure.
Please do drop us an email at [email protected] if you need more information regarding “Thalle La Trek Pakistan”.