6/10
Physicality
12+
Age
6 days
Hotel Nights
Karakoram Range
Location
4572 meters
Maximum Altitude
8 Days
Camping Nights

Thalay Valley is in Ghanche, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan, on the bank of Shyok River, The Shyok River meets Indus river at Keris about 30 kilometers west of Thalay. Thalay is 16 big and small Muhalahs., Chundu, Tassu, Harangus, Parangghus, Haltagari, Yarkhur, Daltir, Gagurik, Baltoro, Burdas etc. The Houshey Valley in the east, Karis Valley in the west, Shiger Valley in the north and Daghoni/Balghar are located in south site.

Thalay Valley exists 40 km. away on the northwest to the district headquarters Ghanche (Gilgit Baltistan), and 110 km from Skardu city and situated slightly above than (2647 m) from sea level and falls in the single cropping zone. The main source of income is agricultural. Population household 1246, total population 12460. Education ratio male 20% & female only 5%. This Valley has full of natural resources like pasture, water, wildlife and mineral etc. Thalay valley is distributed in two parts, upper and lower. This valley is very beautiful in Baltistan especially Thalay Broq most beautiful tourist resort in Baltistan. Every year many national and international tourists come to Thalay Broq, Thalay La 4572 m and Shingkang pass 5100 m, most interesting for tourists. The unknown fort Chogho Khar, Marsong Khar, Caanggi Khar are located here; unfortunately, it is not actual history.

We start from the town of Skardu and Shigar, to the tiny seasonal settlements of the upper valleys where the fascinating Balti culture is well displayed. In terms of natural landscape also the trip is particularly varied ranging from the sands of the Indus valley, by way of the “Alpine ” lower valley, to the high snows of the spectacular peaks, which surround the Thaley La.
To each of the campsites we must climb up beside the snout of the Masharbrum glacier and follow a ridge of lateral moraine to a flat area at the mouth of a second large tributary valley. Skirting the valley’s edge on a narrow rock ledge, before rejoining the moraines passing a cluster of deserted stone huts and climbing up to the jumble of ice and rocks that lead us to Masharbrum.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Islamabad
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
Airfare Accommodations
Local transportation Professional guide
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees
Guide gratuity

Additional information

Best SeasonJune – September
Trek StatusEasy
Day 1

Departure

Arrival in Islamabad
Day 2

Air Ride

Flight form Islamabad to Skardu
Day 3

Drive

Skardu to Shigar Brok
Day 4

Trek

Shigr Brok to Thalay La
Day 5

Trek

Thaley La to Olmong Chumik
Day 6

Trek

Olmong Chumik to Kashmik
Day 7

Trek

Kashumik to Hushe
Day 8

Trek

Hushe to Brumubrama
Day 9

Trek

Mashabrum Base Camp (Explore around)
Day 10

Drive

Back to Hushe
Day 11

Road Journey

Drive back to Khaplu
Day 12

Road Journey

Drive back to Skardu
Day 13

Flight

Fly to Islamabad / Drive to Chilas
Day 14

Free Day

Rest day in Islamabad / Drive to Islamabad
Day 15

Return

Flight back home
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