Thursday, December 5, 2013

This highway of ice connects two ancient mountain kingdoms: Hunza in the west with Baltistan in the east.We begin our walk from Askoli towards K-2 then shortly head west onto the Biafo Glacier. After trekking three to four days we arrive at Banta Campsite located on an ablation Snow Lake Biafo Hispar Trek valley below the granite peaks of the Ogre (7813 m). The walk takes us past glistening clear lakes, bright spots of green grass, glorious wild flowers and the ever present vertical snow covered peaks hanging above to complete this dazzling scene. The next two days take us over the white covered Biafo Glacier to Snow Lake. We then make the exhilarating walk up to Hispar Pass continuously overwhelmed by the incredible views.