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Patundas is a summer pasture with beautiful high meadows and limestones, with an altitude of 4,170m meters. The villagers of Ghulkin take their cattles to this green pasture from June to August, it is situated in upper Hunza between the Batura and Passu, it’s a climb of 1,500 m the moraine of Passu glacier. The highest point is surrounded by high peaks of Shisper 7,619m Passu Peak 7,388m, Baltar Peak 7,431m, and Batura one 7,885m, Karoon Koh 7,458m, Dastagil SAR, and Many 6000 m peaks in surrounding can give a lifetime experience. The trek starts from Borit Lake of Gulkin village to Passugar, Luzdur.

This trek is especially designed for those who intend to do short trek. It has varieties for those as well who take interest in long treks of up to ten days. However, a round trip starting at Borith Lake and concludes at Batura near Passu is considered a rewarding walk. Most parts of this trek are easy with wild followers and great summer pastures. The only difficult part is crossing glacier rest is almost easy. 

Day – 01:         Arrival in Islamabad - Hotel.

Day – 02:         Fly to Gilgit or dirve to Chilas - Hotel.

Day – 03:         Drive to Gulmit - Hotel

Day – 04:         Drive to Barpu Giram - Camp

Day – 05:         Trek to Passugar via Ghulkin and Borit Lake- Camp

Day – 06:         Trek to Luzhdar - Camp

Day – 07:         Trek to Patundas- Camp

Day – 08:         Trek to Mulunghil - Camp

Day – 09:         Trek to Passu and drive to Duiker – Hotel

Day – 10:         Trek to Ultar Glacier and back to Karimabad Hunza - Hotel

Day – 11:         Drive to Khunjarab and back to Hunza  - Hotel

Day – 12:         Drive to Chilas - Hotel

Day – 13:         Drive to Islamabad - Hotel

Day – 14:         Departure from Pakistan

Services included:

  • Arrival & Departure:Airport – Hotel – Airport transfers (Pick Up and Drop off).
  • Accommodation In Islamabad:2 nights hotel at 4 star Hotel in Islamabad on Twin sharing basis.
  • Welcome Dinner:One Welcome Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Islamabad to the team members with Expedition Staffs.
  • Cargo Clearance Assistance:Assistance to International Air cargo clearance of Member Personal Luggage, gears and equipment (if any).
  • Permit & Official Documentations:Application documentation with authorities for issuance of permit (in restricted zones).
  • Trekking Fee Submission: Paying Trekking fee to the government of Pakistan.
  • Site Seeing: Local site seeing in Islamabad or surroundings, if time permits.
  • Licensed Mountain Guide:1 Mountain Guide (Licensed from the government) with full equipment, salary, food and accommodation.
  • Garbage Management:Garbage fee Deposit to the relevant authorities.
  • Map:Trekking map.
  • Members Transportation:
  1. Domestic Flight: Flight for all members from Islamabad to Skardu & Skardu to Islamabad, as per Itinerary (dependent on weather).
  2. Air conditioned land transportation from Islamabad to skardu & Skardu to Islamabad (in case of flight cancelation).
  3. Land Transportation: 4x4 Jeep Skardu to Askole and on returning Askole to Skardu with all gears, logistics and staff.
  • Accommodation in Chillas: 2 nights stay at Chilas, in case of flight cancellation to Skardu or Islamabad, on twin sharing basis, with full board.
  • Accommodation in Skardu: 2 or 3 nights Hotel in Islamabad on Twin sharing basis Bed Room, with full board.
  • Food and Lodging: 3 times meals a day (Breakfast, Dinner and Lunch; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Camp during the trek and Basecamp.
  • Camping: All Necessary equipment for Camping during the trek.
  • Porter:Porters per member up to Base camp from Askole & Porters while returning from Basecamp to Askole.
  • Staff:Experienced and well-trained Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
  • Staff wages and Allowance:All staffs & porters daily wages, salary, equipment, foods & clothing.
  • Staff Insurance: All local staff (Guide, Cook, Helper and porters) will be insured for any loss or damage.
  • Trekking Equipment: All the necessary items, including kitchen, mess, toilet and sleeping tents, mattress, pillow, Tables, chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
  • Medical Kit: Necessary Medical kit for group members and staffs.
  • Farewell Dinner: A farewell dinner will be given at Islamabad before departure to your homeland by us.
  • Fees and Local Taxes: All Camping fees, road taxes & bridge crossing fees.
  • International Flight Assistance: Full assistance for international ticket confirmation and reservations.

 

Service Exclusions:

 

  • Pakistan Entry Visa fee:Pakistani Visa fee.
  • International Flight: Members international flight tickets. 
  • Climbing Gear: Any kind of gear related to climbing activity.
  • Custom Charges: Any customs clearance charges on arrival of climbing gears.
  • Room Services: Room service, gratuities for personal services or items of a purely personal nature.
  • Extra night in Islamabad: Extra nights accommodation in Islamabad. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Insurance:Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
  • Cancellation: Trip cancellation Insurance and charges.
  • Rescue Evacuation:Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs.)
  • Personal Expenses:Telephone, Internet, battery recharge, shower, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Islamabad but we will serve all kinds of beverages for members in basecamp), and also Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
  • Any Unforeseen Expenses: Any unforeseen expenses (just like road blockage extra hotel stay or if members stay more days at Base Camp) then members will be pay according to the numbers of days basses. 
  • Late or Early Arrival: climbing member will arrive together. If any/some member split during the arrival time/period then there extra expenses will be charged according to normal price.
  • Filming:Special Filming, Camera and Drone permit and its fee (if required).
  • Tips: Calculate some tips for Basecamp staffs. (minimum 300USD)
  • Extra:Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other item not listed in Cost Includes section.

Trek Summary
Trek Name
Patundas Trek
Maximum Altitude
4,170m
Trek Status
Easy
Trek Zone
Open
Camping Nights
05 Nights
Hotel Nights
08 Nights
Location
Karakoram Pakistan
Best Season
June to September
Total Duration
14 Days
Group Size
7 +
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