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Biafo Glacier, Snow Lake and Hispar La Trek
Karakorum Ranges, Pakistan

Expedition Dates     11 August - 4 September 2025

This stunning trek is a complete traverse of the Biafo and Hispar Glaciers taking in the picturesque Snow Lake along the way and ending in the beautiful Hunza region. From Askole we trace the first few stages of the K2 trek before veering off into the truly remote wilderness of the Biafo Glacier to Snow Lake and a crossing of the Hispar La (5151m). Whilst crossing the glacier the views of the Ogre (7285m) and Latok peaks are breathtaking. On some stages of our trek it will be necessary to employ the use of ropes to safely negotiate the many crevasses encountered, and some nights will be spent camping on snow and ice. Participants on this trek will need a high level of fitness and a love of the high mountains and absolute remote wilderness.


I'll be leading this trek for World Expeditions, so the booking must be made through them.  Just follow this link


Trek Highlights

  • Trek the famous Biafo & Hispar Glaciers

  • Trek beneath the Ogre (7285m) and Latok peaks

  • Explore Snow Lake, a high altitude glacial basin covering an area 700 square kilometres, surrounded by the distinctive granite towers of the Karakoram

  • Cross the Hispar La

  • Venture beyond the well trodden routes

  • Trek through one of the most heavily glaciated parts of the world outside the polar regions

  • Visit the fabled Hunza region and the hub for mountaineering expeditions to the Karakoram - Skardu

  • Enjoy the services of a top notch trekking crew including specialist high altitude porters


5-29 August 2024


Cost: AUD$9990


Day 1 Arrive Islamabad

Day 2 Fly to Skardu

Day 3 In Skardu

Day 4 In Skardu and day trip to Deosai Plains

Day 5 Drive to Askole (3090m) approx 5-6 hrs

Day 6 Trek to Namla (3400m) approx 8-9 hrs

Day 7 Trek to Dunbar (3650m) approx 8-9hrs

Day 8 Trek to Baintha (4020m) approx 3-4hrs

Day 9 Rest day in Baintha

Day 10 Trek to Napina (4410m) approx 7-8 hrs

Day 11 Trek to Karpogoro (4680m) approx 7-8 hrs

Day 12 Trek to Snow Lake (Lukpe Lawo) (4770m) Approx 6-7hrs

Day 13 Snow Lake (Lukpe Lawo): (4770m)

Day 14 Cross Hispar Pass (5151m) and descend to Khani Basa (4580m) approx 9-10hrs

Day 15-16 Contingency/Rest Days

Day 17 To Yutmaru Glacier: (4350m) approx 8-9hrs

Day 18 Walk to Dachigan (4050m) approc 8-9 hrs

Day 19 Trek to Bitanmal (3660m) approx 8-9 hrs

Day 20 Trek to Hispar Village (3383m) approx 4 hrs

Day 21 Drive to Hunza (approx 3-4 hrs)

Day 22 Explore Hunza , then drive to Gilgit (150kms, approx 4 hrs)

Day 23 Fly to Islamabad

Day 24 In Islamabad

Day 25 Trip concludes in Islamabad



  • 24 breakfasts, 21 lunches and 21 dinners

  • good quality accommodation in Islamabad

  • basic hotel/guesthouse in Skardu, Hunza & Gilgit

  • accommodation in our fully serviced wilderness campsites

  • led by Andrew Lock accompanied by an expert local high altitude guide and experienced local crew

  • airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 25

  • flights Islamabad/Skardu & Gilgit/Islamabad approx US$300

  • internal transport by air or private vehicle as described

  • safety equipment including portable high altitude chamber, satellite phone and expedition medical kit

  • all group camping equipment and expedition services including guides, cooks, porters, two person tents, insulated mats, cooking and eating utensils, mess tent with table and stools

  • 20kgs porterage of personal gear on trek

  • all trekking and permit fees valued at US$60

  • porter's insurance

  • visa support letter

Prior Experience

It is not necessary for team members to have prior experience.  Appropriate training in the use of mountaineering equipment including crampons and ice axes will be provided during the trek .  

Booking a place

To enquire about this adventure, please email .


Or to book right now, follow this link to World Expeditions.

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