SHISHPERE PEAK (7611M)
|Shishpare is one of the high peaks of the Batura Muztagh, which is the westernmost sub-range of the Karakoram Range. Shishpare lies east of the Batura Wall, which is the highest part of the Batura Muztagh. The Hunza River curves around the southwest, west, and northwest sides of the Batura Muztagh, and Shispare towers above the western bank of the river. In turn, the Hunza Valley lies in the Gilgit District of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Climbing began in the Batura Muztagh later than in other parts of the Karakoram. Shishpare was the first major peak in the range to be successfully climbed, in 1974, by the “Polish-German Academic Expedition” under the leadership of Janusz Kurczab. The ascent took 35 days, and during preparations for a second group to try for the summit, one member of the expedition (Heinz Borchers) was died in an avalanche.
|02||Drive to Chilas via Besham (10-11 hours) or Babusar Pass (10 hours)||Hotel|
|03||Drive to Passu or Borith Lake||Hotel|
|04||Drive to Luzdur (5-6 hours)||Tents|
|05||Trek to Luzdur – Shishpare Base Camp (6-7 hours)||Tents|
|36||Trek back to Passu (7-8 hours)||Hotel|
|37||Drive to Karimabad||Hotel|
|38||Drive to Naran via Babusar Pass||Hotel|
|39||Drive to Islamabad||Hotel|
Islamabad-Chilas-Gilgit-Gulmit-Borith Lake- Base Camp-return via same route
Base Camp Height: 3900m
Duration: 40 Days
Best Time: June- August
A valid visa is required. Visas are NOT issued at the airport and must be obtained prior to arrival. Some embassies such as those in Central Asia are reluctant to issue visas and advise you to obtain them from your home country. A single-entry tourist visa is valid for 3 months from the date of arrival in Pakistan and for 6 months from the date of issue. Some visas are only valid for 3 months from the date of issue so check if necessary when applying. Visa prices vary. Americans pay the most for their visa whilst Japanese get theirs free! Visa extensions and reentry stamps used to almost impossible to obtain however the process has become remarkably easier in the last few years. Gilgit DC is a good place to try. Some country’s embassies will need a letter of invitation from a trekking company or similar when applying for a visa.