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BATURA GLACIER TREK

Page Type: Route

Location: Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan, Asia

Lat/Lon: 36.28000°N / 74.54000°E

Object Title: BATURA GLACIER TREK

Route Type: Hiking, Mountaineering, Bouldering, Ice Climbing, Mixed

Time Required: A few days

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Page By: Afzal

Created/Edited: May 19, 2011 / May 19, 2011

Object ID: 716846

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BATURA GLACIER TREK

 
Batura Glacier, Karakoram, Pakistan
 
The Batura Glacier is fourth longest glacier in the world. The total area of Batura Glacier is 290 Square Kilometers and 58 kilometer in length. The Batura trek is strenuous and taking about 8 to 12 days. The trek starts from the Pasu (254m) and ends at Gutshem.

 
BaturaGlacier, Karakoram, Pakistan
 
The road journey can be done from Islamabad to Pasu by public transport bus/wagon or private car van, bus or jeeps. One can also reach to Pasu from China too via Khunjerab Pass. From Pasu the path heads west, then north passing Darwaz and Yuriz and the morain of the Batura Glacier to reach Zagakpert. The trek continues to Put Maha (3336m) and Kuldul. The next camp is Gutshem from where spectacular views can be seen of the surrounding peaks. The return journey is on same route.

The best trekking season is June to September each year.


Getting There

The road journey can be done from Islamabad to Pasu by public transport bus/wagon or private car van, bus or jeeps. One can also reach to Pasu from China too via Khunjerab Pass.

Route Description

From Pasu the path heads west, then north passing Darwaz and Yuriz and the morain of the Batura Glacier to reach Zagakpert. The trek continues to Put Maha (3336m) and Kuldul. The next camp is Gutshem from where spectacular views can be seen of the surrounding peaks. The return journey is on same route.

Essential Gear

Basic Mountaineering and Trekking equipment is required.

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