Ishkoman to Darkot over Attar Pass


Embark on an unforgettable journey with Pak Tours & Travel as you traverse from Ishkoman to Darkot over the stunning Attar Pass. This trek offers a unique blend of breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural encounters, and the thrill of high-altitude trekking. Ideal for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers, this trek promises an experience of a lifetime.

Why Choose Pak Tours & Travel for the Ishkoman to Darkot Trek?

Expert Guidance Our experienced guides are familiar with the challenging terrain and local customs. They ensure your trek is safe, informative, and enjoyable, providing valuable insights into the region’s history and natural beauty.

Tailored Itineraries We offer customizable itineraries to match your preferences and fitness levels. Whether you prefer a leisurely pace or a more intense adventure, we have the perfect plan for you.

Comprehensive Support From permits to accommodations, meals, and transportation, we handle all logistics. Our all-inclusive packages allow you to focus on the trek and the stunning surroundings.

Highlights of the Ishkoman to Darkot Trek over Attar Pass

Scenic Views Marvel at panoramic views of the Karakoram and Hindu Kush ranges. The trek offers spectacular vistas of snow-capped peaks, verdant valleys, and pristine glaciers.

Cultural Experiences Engage with the warm and hospitable locals in remote villages. Learn about their traditional lifestyles, customs, and crafts.

Rich Biodiversity Discover diverse flora and fauna as you trek through varied ecosystems. Keep an eye out for rare wildlife and beautiful wildflowers.

Historic Trails Follow ancient paths used by traders and explorers. Explore the historical significance of Attar Pass as a crucial connection between regions.

Preparing for the Ishkoman to Darkot Trek over Attar Pass

Physical Preparation Engage in regular cardio exercises, strength training, and hiking practice. Building stamina and acclimatizing to altitude changes are crucial for a successful trek.

Essential Gear Pack sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, a quality sleeping bag, trekking poles, a first-aid kit, sunscreen, and a reliable backpack. A detailed packing list will be provided upon booking.

Acclimatization To prevent altitude sickness, spend time acclimatizing at higher altitudes before starting the trek. Our itinerary includes rest days to help your body adjust.

Tips for a Successful Trek

Stay Hydrated Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and help with acclimatization.

Pace Yourself Maintain a steady pace and take regular breaks to avoid exhaustion and fully enjoy the trek.

Respect Local Customs Show respect for local customs and traditions. Dress modestly and be courteous to the local communities.

The Ishkoman to Darkot Trek over Attar Pass with Pak Tours & Travel offers an extraordinary adventure through some of Pakistan’s most remote and beautiful landscapes. With our expert guidance and comprehensive services, you can confidently embark on this journey. Join us for this incredible trek and create memories that will last a lifetime.


Arrive in Islamabad and transfer to your hotel. Meet your guide and team for a detailed briefing about the trek.

Drive to Gilgit, enjoying scenic views along the way. Spend the night in a comfortable guesthouse in Gilgit.

Continue your journey to Ishkoman, the starting point of the trek. Camp overnight near Ishkoman.

Begin your trek to Matramdan, passing through picturesque landscapes and traditional villages. Camp overnight in Matramdan.

Trek to the base camp of Attar Pass, surrounded by towering peaks and stunning vistas. Set up camp and prepare for the challenging ascent.

Cross the Attar Pass, the highlight of the trek. Enjoy breathtaking views from the top before descending to the other side. Camp overnight in a serene meadow.

Continue trekking to Darkot, a beautiful village nestled in the mountains. Spend the night in a campsite near Darkot.

Spend a day exploring Darkot and its surroundings. Take short hikes, visit local communities, and immerse yourself in the serene environment.

Drive back to Gilgit, reflecting on your adventure. Check into your hotel and relax after the trek.

Fly or drive back to Islamabad. Spend the evening exploring the city or resting.

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight, taking with you unforgettable memories of the Ishkoman to Darkot Trek.


The Ishkoman to Darkot Trek is considered a moderate to challenging trek, suitable for trekkers with good physical fitness. The journey involves high-altitude trekking and diverse terrains.

We recommend regular cardio exercises, strength training, and hiking practice to build stamina and endurance. Engaging in activities like running, swimming, and cycling can also help improve your fitness level.

Key items include sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, a high-quality sleeping bag, trekking poles, a first-aid kit, sunscreen, and a durable backpack. A detailed packing list will be provided upon booking.

Yes, acclimatization is crucial to prevent altitude sickness. The itinerary includes rest days and gradual altitude gain to help your body adjust to the high elevations.

Accommodations will vary from hotels in cities and towns to campsites during the trek. We provide comfortable camping gear, including tents and sleeping pads, to ensure a good night's rest.

Weather conditions can vary greatly depending on the time of year. Generally, you can expect colder temperatures at higher altitudes, with potential snowfall and strong winds. We recommend packing layers to adapt to changing conditions.

Yes, permits are required for trekking in certain regions. Pak Tours & Travel will handle all necessary permits and documentation as part of our all-inclusive service.

Group sizes typically range from 8 to 15 participants. Smaller groups ensure personalized attention and a more enjoyable trekking experience.

Please inform us of any dietary restrictions or preferences at the time of booking. We strive to accommodate special dietary needs and provide a variety of nutritious meals throughout the trek.

It's important to recognize the symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headaches, nausea, and dizziness. Our guides are trained to manage altitude sickness and will ensure you have time to acclimatize. Staying hydrated and taking it slow are key preventive measures.

Our experienced guides provide support throughout the trek, including navigation, safety, and cultural insights. They are well-versed in first aid and altitude sickness management, ensuring your safety and comfort.

Yes, we offer customizable itineraries to match your interests and fitness levels. Contact us to discuss your preferences, and we will tailor the trek to suit your needs.

Our all-inclusive package covers permits, accommodations, meals, transportation, experienced guides, camping gear, and support staff. Personal expenses, travel insurance, and optional tips for staff are not included.

You can book the trek by contacting Pak Tours & Travel through our website or customer service hotline. We will guide you through the booking process and provide all necessary information for your adventure.

In the event of cancellation due to weather conditions, political unrest, or other unforeseen circumstances, we will offer alternative dates or a full refund. Your safety and satisfaction are our top priorities.

Follow the guidance of your experienced guides, stay hydrated, and pace yourself. Use proper gear and be mindful of altitude sickness symptoms. Our guides are trained in first aid and will ensure your safety throughout the journey.

Both solo travelers and groups are welcome to join the Ishkoman to Darkot Trek. Solo travelers will be placed in a group for the trek, providing an opportunity to meet and interact with fellow adventurers.

We recommend packing essential items such as sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, a high-quality sleeping bag, trekking poles, a first-aid kit, sunscreen, a durable backpack, and personal hygiene items. A detailed packing list will be provided upon booking.

Absolutely! The trek offers countless opportunities for stunning photography. Bring your camera or smartphone to capture the breathtaking landscapes, cultural encounters, and memorable moments along the way.

Yes, we strongly recommend travel insurance that covers trekking activities, medical emergencies, and trip cancellations. This ensures you are protected in case of unexpected events.

While cellular coverage may be limited in remote areas, we encourage you to embrace the experience and disconnect from technology. Our guides will have communication devices for emergencies.

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