Day Hikes in the Shadow of Masherbrum Peak – 7821M

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Embark on an extraordinary expedition to Hushe Valley, celebrated for its close proximity to glaciers and awe-inspiring mountain vistas. Delight in exhilarating strolls leading you to the base of the Masherbrum Glacier, where you’ll be treated to unparalleled views of Humbrok (6459m), Masherbrum (7821m), and the towering peak of K-2 (8611m) peeking into the horizon.


Key features:

Day hike: Enjoy moderate day hikes complemented by overnight stays in comfortable lodges.

Accomodation:Transportation, accommodation in lodges, and meals provided throughout the duration of the tour.

Guide:Benefit from the expertise of a knowledgeable mountain and culture guide to enhance your experience.

What to Expect


1. Engaging Hikes: Experience moderate yet fulfilling day hikes, perfect for exploring the surroundings at a comfortable pace.

2. Cozy Lodge Accommodations: Rest in comfort each night with lodge stays, ensuring a relaxing and rejuvenating experience after a day of adventure.

3. Sustenance Included: Meals provided throughout the tour, allowing you to focus on enjoying the journey without worrying about dining arrangements.

4. Expert Guidance: Learn from a skilled guide well-versed in both mountain terrain and local culture, enriching your journey with insights and knowledge.

Overall, expect a well-rounded trip filled with outdoor exploration, cultural immersion, and moments of relaxation amidst breathtaking landscapes.


Start your day with an early drive lasting approximately three hours to reach Khaplu. Upon arrival, delve into an afternoon walking tour, exploring the Khaplu Palace, the village, and the Khanqah, a sanctuary known for spiritual retreats and hosting journeymen. Retire for the night at the hotel after a day of discovery.

Today, venture northward to Hushe Village (3050m), reaching the northern limit permitted by the Government. The road journey takes you through picturesque wheat fields until you reach Machulo village, where you'll pause for tea before continuing along a rugged, rocky, and sandy road to the captivating village of Hushe. This village marks the endpoint of the renowned 14-day hike from Askole to K2 basecamp, spanning across the Baltoro glacier and Gondogoro-La Pass. Accommodate yourself at a humble guest house, where you'll enjoy dinner and spend the night.

Commence your day amidst the rugged and imposing Karakoram mountain range, embarking on a scenic 10-kilometer hike to Dumsum, situated at the foot of the Masherbrum Glacier. The trail meanders through rocky and sandy terrain, offering glimpses of the striking black and grey peaks that characterize this majestic landscape. Masherbrum peak, also referred to as K-1, stands prominently at 7821 meters, its distinctive pointed silhouette often overshadowed by the presence of neighboring 8000-meter peaks. After the expedition, return to the guest house for an overnight stay.

Today, begin your journey in the familiar direction before veering off towards the Humbrok Valley. Here, you'll be treated to breathtaking vistas of the Humbrok "Cigarette Peak" (6459m), aptly named due to the winds shaping the snow on its sides to resemble smoke blown off a cigarette. If weather conditions permit, you may also catch sight of Gasherbrum I (8080m), the 11th highest peak in the world, along with its sister peak Gasherbrum II (8035m), and even the majestic K-2 (8611m). After soaking in the magnificent scenery, return to the guest house for an overnight stay.

Embarking on our journey back down the picturesque Hushe Valley, we make our way towards Khaplu, followed by Shigar, with part of the drive tracing the path alongside the enchanting Shyok River. Upon reaching Shigar, settle into the hotel accommodations. Here, you have the option to explore the historic old fort through a hike or simply wander through the charming surroundings, taking in sights such as the 14th-century Amburiq Mosque, the labyrinthine bazaar, and the meticulously restored Khanqah. Spend the night in comfort at the hotel.

Following a relaxed breakfast, continue your journey to Skardu.


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