Muztagh-Ata (7546m) Expedition

Karakoli Lake & Muztagata


 Islamabad Khunjerab Top Apa Khoja Mausoleum Eidgah Mosque in Kashghar   


Muztagh-Ata is the third highest mountain of the western Kun-Lun. This two-headed icy giant is situated near Karakoli Lake and the Karakorum Highway, the main road running from Kashghar to Pakistan. The mountain is easily approached, because it is near the highway and attracts many climbers. The easiest and extremely famous climbing route is from the west along the gentle snow slopes. This route has no technical difficulties but is hard enough because of the very high altitude. For the successful ascent of Muztagh-Ata, mountaineers should be in very good physical conditions, well acclimatized and have a basic climbing experience.


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Arrive Islamabad, meet our guide with transport and transfer to hotel for overnight.   

A.M briefing with Alpine Club of Pakistan.  

PM proceed for city tour including: Faisal Mosque, Visit Pakistan Monument and Museum at Shakar Parian, Rawal Lake also. In Rawalpindi   the famous places to look are Raja (King) Bazaar, Silver and Gold bazaars will allow us to catch traditional craftsmen at work.  

Drive back to hotel for dinner & overnight.





After early breakfast drive to Chilas. 

Chilas (490km, 12-13 Hrs) on Karakorum Highway, the most adventurous and thrilling. It connects Pakistan and China spreading over a distance of 1300km between Islamabad and Kashghar. Continue drive and finally meet the great Indus on Thakot Bridge. From there onward the road snails along the bank of the Indus.  

Lunch at Besham - is the largest town and commercial centre. Besham shops are famous for their China and international goods. Continue drive to Chilas - with many rocks carving and inscriptions and is standing under the shadow of world famous Nanga Parbat.  

Dinner & overnight at hotel.



Chilas - Karimabad

Morning drive to Karimabad – 275 km, 6-7 hrs. We will stop on a viewpoint at Thalichi to take the scene of Nanga Parbat. It is a nice spot to take picture in combination with Indus and the Nanga Parbat. We will continue drive to Gilgit.  

Lunch at Gilgit.  

After lunch drive to Hunza-Karimabad.  En route stop at Rakaposhi viewpoint, from where you will have magnificent views of Rakaposhi Mountain (one of the most beautiful and 29th highest peak in the world).  

Hunza is a gateway to China and Central Asia. This scenic valley extends along the West bank of Hunza River 110km North of Gilgit providing rare views of a very spectacular mountain panorama and is a starting point for climbers, trekkers, presenting great options for day hikers, sightseeing and different cultural activities.  

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.




Full day free at Karimabad or (Optional) trek to Ultar Base Camp – 3300 m.  

Lunch, dinner and overnight at hotel.



Karimabad – Sust

After breakfast drive to Sust. Lunch on the way.  

Upon arrival transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.



Sust – Tashkurgan

After the custom clearance, drive to Tashkurgan. 

Lunch, dinner & overnight at hotel.




Morning drive to Subash (86kms), where our camels waiting. After packing, starts the trek to Base Camp (05 hrs). Set up at Base Camp. 

Lunch, dinner & overnight in Camps.




Day 08 – 22


15 days climbing period



 Base Camp-Subash

After breakfast, camel trek back to Subash. After lunch at Karakoli Lake, continue drive to Kashghar.  

Upon arrival transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.



Subash - Kashghar

Full day visit at Kashghar including Abak Hoja Mausoleum, Mosque, Old streets and Bazaar.  

Lunch, dinner and overnight at hotel.




After breakfast, drive to Tashkurgan.  

Lunch on the way at suitable place.  

Upon arrival transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.




Drive to Sost. After clearing the immigration & Customs, continue drive to Karimabad.  

Lunch at Local Restaurant. 

Upon arrival transfer to hotel for dinner & overnight.




Full day free at Karimabad.  

Lunch, dinner and overnight at the hotel.




Morning drive to Besham 485km (10-12 hrs). Lunch at Chilas.  

After lunch continue drive to Besham.  

Arrive and transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.




After early breakfast, complete road journey from Besham to Islamabad 275km (6-7 hrs).  

Afternoon de-briefing with Alpine Club of Pakistan.  

Lunch, dinner & overnight at hotel.




Transfer to airport for onward flight.


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