Hushe to Shigar Valley Trek Over the 4572M Thalle La

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The trek from Hushe to Shigar Valley over the 4572-meter Thalle La pass is a challenging yet rewarding adventure in the majestic Karakoram Range of Pakistan. Starting from the picturesque Hushe Valley, trekkers embark on a journey through remote and rugged terrain, passing by stunning glaciers, alpine meadows, and traditional villages.

As trekkers ascend towards Thalle La pass, they are treated to breathtaking panoramic views of snow-capped peaks and deep valleys below. The pass itself offers a thrilling crossing, with steep and rocky terrain that requires careful navigation.

Once over the pass, the descent into the Shigar Valley unveils a completely different landscape, with lush forests, terraced fields, and a rich cultural heritage to explore. Trekkers may encounter local shepherds, glimpse wildlife such as ibex and marmots, and visit ancient Buddhist rock carvings along the way.

Overall, the Hushe to Shigar Valley trek over Thalle La is an unforgettable experience for adventure seekers looking to immerse themselves in the raw beauty and rugged charm of the Karakoram Mountains.


 Camping: Moderate trekking with overnight camping experiences.

Transportation: Inclusive of transportation arrangements.

Equipment: Professional porters provided for carrying equipment and supplies.

Food: Tents, meals, and camp fees covered for the entirety of the trekking duration.

 Guide: Benefit from the expertise of a skilled mountain guide throughout the journey.

What to Expect

During this trekking expedition, you can expect:

1. Scenic Trails: Traverse picturesque paths offering stunning views of the surrounding landscapes, including the majestic Haramosh Peak and the Siachen group of mountains.

2. Comfortable Camping: Enjoy nights under the stars in cozy tents provided for you, with all necessary camping equipment taken care of, ensuring a comfortable and restful experience.

3. Delicious Meals: Indulge in hearty and nourishing meals prepared for you throughout the trek, providing sustenance and energy for your adventures.

4. Professional Support: Benefit from the assistance of experienced porters who will carry the load, allowing you to focus on enjoying the journey without the burden of heavy packs.

5. Cultural Exploration: Encounter UNESCO award-winning restored palaces, mosques, and forts along the way, offering insights into the region’s rich heritage and history.

6. Expert Guidance: Trek with confidence under the guidance of a skilled mountain guide, ensuring your safety and enhancing your overall experience with their knowledge of the terrain.

7. Nature Immersion: Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of alpine flowers, grassy meadows, and forests of juniper trees, as well as the presence of yak herds grazing nearby, creating a serene and enchanting atmosphere.

Overall, expect a memorable journey filled with adventure, tranquility, and cultural discoveries amidst some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes.


This morning, you'll be greeted at your hotel/airport for a scenic drive to Khaplu. Upon arrival, settle into your hotel and savor a delightful light lunch. In the afternoon, embark on a guided walking tour led by a local expert, exploring the highlights of Khaplu, including the historic Khaplu Palace, the charming village, and the Khanqah, a sanctuary for spiritual seekers that once hosted journeymen. After an enriching day of exploration, retire for the night at the hotel.

Depart from Khaplu and journey back towards Skardu. Upon crossing the Shyok River via a charming wooden suspension bridge at Daghoni, our route veers off to follow the scenic path alongside the Thalle Lungma. Prepare to be mesmerized by the picturesque villages nestled amidst fields of barley, corn, and potatoes along the way. Your adventure will lead you to Olmo Village, the highest summer settlement on the Thalle side. Here, you'll have the opportunity to pitch your tent and embark on a brief acclimatization trek, immersing yourself in the natural beauty and tranquility of the surroundings.

Following breakfast, embark on the first leg of your journey, traversing through picturesque alpine meadows. Along the way, you'll have the delightful opportunity to encounter herds of yaks and cows grazing peacefully on the verdant slopes. The Thalle Valley is embraced by numerous snow-capped peaks, enhancing the tranquil ambiance of the region. After pausing for a satisfying midway lunch, resume your hike towards Azalan, situated at the base of Thalle La. This scenic spot will serve as your campsite for the night, offering a serene setting to rest and rejuvenate amidst nature's splendor.

Begin your day with an early start as you embark on the ascent to the pass, reaching an elevation of 4572 meters. Along the trail, be enchanted by the vibrant alpine flowers that adorn the landscape, captivating your senses with their beauty. Upon reaching the pass, be rewarded with breathtaking vistas of the majestic Haramosh group to the west and the Siachen Mountains to the east. Following the exhilarating summit experience, commence a leisurely descent through stunning alpine scenery for approximately three hours. Traverse through thick juniper forests, immersing yourself in their tranquil embrace, before emerging into the heavenly meadows of Raseppi. Here, nestled amidst the natural splendor, you'll pitch your tents for a peaceful night's rest under the starry skies.

Today you continue descending through green pastures. After one hour you will cross Bangma River and follow the less steep Shepard trail. You will stop for lunch near the river and then complete the trek to Shigar, where you will walk straight to the hotel for a much-needed hot shower and rest. After re-invigorating yourself at the hotel, take a walking tour with a local guide of the 14th century Amburiq Mosque that received a UNESCO award for restoration, the quaint maze like bazaar and the restored Khanqah. Overnight at the hotel

Following a relaxed breakfast, embark on a scenic drive back to Skardu. Upon arrival, you will be conveniently dropped off at your chosen lodging establishment or the airport, concluding your memorable journey amidst the stunning landscapes of the region.


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