Hispar-Biafo Snow Lake via Lukpe La and Hispar La – Aug 2013
I am one person organising a trek across the Biafo-Hispar glaciers and the Simgang Basin, otherwise known as Snow Lake – one of the most spectacular treks in the world. You will be trekking across the longest glaciers outside of the polar regions in the vicinity of several 8000m peaks and over 35 peaks over 7000m. The place is extremely remote and beautiful and you won’t be fighting against other trekkers to find a place to sleep!
I have arranged an itinery with an agency in Pakistan of which we are already a group of 2 confirmed group members, though this is likely to rise as there has been interest with Pakistani trekkers. As I am a budget traveller I have negotiated a good price but this depends if we get 4 people or more. It is an expedition style trek with porters carrying loads (not crazy amounts like Nepal), with mess tent and all meals provided.
I am interested in adding maybe 2 days to explore the Lukpe La which is north east of Snow Lake (Sim Gang glacier) because the scenery here is mindblowing. The Lukpe La is not too difficult and so no high altitude porters are needed and offers fantastic views of Snow Lake and the Braldu glacier. The plan is then to head down to the Simgang basin otherwise know as Snow Lake which was described by Francis Younghusband as the “finest mountain scenery to behold”.
We then cross the Hispar La (5100m) and spend the night there to wake up with fantastic views of the Ogre and back towards the Biafo glacier.
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