Darkot pass trek

  Darkot pass trek


Duration
16 days

Tour Type
Trek

Overview

Darkot Pass is a high-altitude mountain pass located in the Hindu Kush range of the Gilgit-Baltistan region in Pakistan at a height of around 4,703 meters above sea level. It connects the Yasin Valley with the Ishkoman Valley in the Ghizer District of Gilgit-Baltistan. The pass lies close to the border with Afghanistan. Darkot Pass is located in a remote and rugged mountainous region. The journey typically begins from either the Yasin Valley or the Ishkoman Valley. The pass is inaccessible during the winter months due to heavy snowfall and avalanches. Even during the summer, the journey through the pass can be challenging due to its high altitude and difficult terrain. The pass has historical importance as it has been used for centuries as a trade route between Pakistan and Afghanistan. It was part of the ancient Silk Road network, facilitating the exchange of goods, ideas, and culture between the regions. The areas surrounding Darkot Pass are inhabited by groups related to different ethnicities, including the Local Wakhi and Burusho communities. These communities have their own unique cultures, languages, and traditions, contributing to the cultural richness of the region. Despite its tourism potential, Darkot Pass remains relatively undeveloped in terms of infrastructure. There are limited facilities for trekkers, including basic accommodations and food supplies in some villages along the route. However, efforts are being made to improve infrastructure and promote tourism in the region. The area surrounding Darkot Pass is known for its breathtaking natural beauty, including pristine lakes, lush valleys, and towering mountain peaks. The pass itself offers panoramic vistas of the surrounding landscapes, making it a popular destination for nature lovers and photographers.

Services

Include

1. Welcome Dinner will be served restaurant in Islamabad. 2. Flight from Islamabad to Gilgit and back to Islamabad. 3. Transportation from Gilgit to Darkot Valley and Darkot Valley to Gilgit. 4. Pick and drop from the airport to the Hotel and vice versa. 5. 3 nights stay at 3*/4* Hotel in Islamabad (bed & breakfast). 6. 1-night stay in Chitral in the best Hotel (B/L/D). 7. 1-night stay at Base camp surrounded by the highest peaks of the Hindu Kush range. 8. 1-night stay at Karombar Lake, camping. (B/L/D). 9. Payment of all Government taxes in Pakistan 10. Twin sharing beds at hotel stay and twin sharing tents at basecamp stay. 11. All necessary Documentation. 12. 3 meals a day along with comfortable accommodation in the hotel. 13. Medical and first aid kit. 14. Professional tour guide. 15. Taxes and fees required for necessary tools. 16. Farewell dinner.

Exclude

1. Airfare for international flights.
2. individual services of rooms. Extra charges may apply.
3. Minibars will not be provided while staying in hotels or while travelling.
4. Distinct Items for an individual which we provide collectively like rooms provided for two members. Extra charges may apply.
5. Personal equipment cargo to/from Islamabad
6. Pakistan visa fee
7. Meals in Islamabad other than breakfast.
8. Insurance if trip cancellation.
9. All costs arising from the necessity of an early conclusion or summit attempt (additional hotel nights, hotel meals, and evacuation expenses).
10. Costs resulting from unforeseeable delays beyond our company’s control (Force majeure).
11. Phone, fax, email or any personal communication from Pakistan to the home country.

Full Board Service


Itinerary

After the member arrives in Islamabad from their places, they will be picked up from the airport by our team and will be transferred to the hotel and allowed to rest and prepare for further travel on the next day.
By the flight in the morning, we will fly to Gilgit and reach there by noon. From Gilgit Airport, our team will transfer you to the hotel. For the remaining day, you can rest in the hotel or roam around the city to explore it. In case of cancellation of the flight due to weather conditions or any other serious issue, we have arrangements to travel by road via the Karakoram Highway in luxury transport. In case of travel by road, we will be reaching Gilgit Overnight.
Darkot is located at a distance of about 190 km from Gilgit City. It will take 5 and a half our for us to drive to Darkot from Gilgit. Our mode of Transport will be Hiace. We will camp at Darkot village for the night.
Darkot Base Camp is established at Khambakh which is 3800m high above the sea level. The trek is a little easier in the beginning but it gets tougher after walking some distance. Overall it is 3 to 4 hours of trekking for a distance of 8 km.
This day is going to be a long trekking day. On this day, we will first move to Darkot Pass from the base camp. The Pass is located at a height of 4703 m above sea level. From Darkot Pass we will descend to Chikar-Chitral Valley which is 3700 m above sea level.
The route from Chikar to Lashkargah Goz or Lashkargaz includes plan greenish areas around high mountains and huge glaciers. Coming downward for a few hours, we will reach the Lashkargaz which is 3000 m above sea level. On the way to Lashkargaz, we will also cover the Gharel-Chitral Valley.
Lalay Rabat is located at a height of 4000 m above sea level. We will start our trek to Lalay Rabat from Lashkargaz via Showrsheer after spending a night here.
Karomber Lake is an aesthetic Lake with scenic scenery. This Lake is situated at a height of 4, 304 m from sea level. This lake is amidst high snow peaks and glaciers. The water of the lake flows down into streams and these streams increase the beauty of the area more.
After spending a night at beautiful Karomber Lake, we will move back to Lashkargaz. The route will be beside the Wakhan Corridor.
Kashmanja is another beautiful camping side somehow near and somehow far from Lashkargaz. We will trek along the Yarkhun River to Kashmanja and this will be our last trek in this journey.
From Kashmanja, we will drive by 4x4 jeep to Yarkhun Lasht along the Chitral River. This route will showcase beautiful landscapes of lush green valleys.
On day 12, we will start our drive in the early morning towards Gupis via the Shandur pass. We will also take a short break at Shandur polo ground to have a look at the world’s highest polo ground. Then continuing our drive, through Phander Lake we will reach Gupis by evening. Overnight in camps.
Gilgit city is the administrative capital of Gilgit Baltistan. It will not take a greater amount of time to reach here from Gupis. So, after reaching here, we will have a short time to visit the bustling bazaars of Gilgit City.
Flight for Islamabad from Gilgit Airport typically occurs in the morning. So by noon, we will be in Islamabad. In case of cancellation of the flight due to weather issues or any other issue, we also have arrangements to travel by road. In this case, we will drive to Islamabad, through Karakoram Highway. You will be dropped off at the Hotel in Islamabad.
day 15 is free in Islamabad. In case of travelling by road, we will reach Islamabad on this day. You can rest for the rest of the day or you can go Shopping or sightseeing in Islamabad.
All members are free to go to their places. Our staff will transfer you all to the airport.

Terms & Conditions

1. Early Bird Discount:

The given prices are the discount offers for holidays and are limited. These prices may be changed accordingly. The local services providers and airlines as well as hotels increase prices in the season. So early reservation cost us less price.


2. Limited Space in Peak Months:

The peak months of the year attract a great amount of national and international tourists and hence sold out earlier. We will have a maximum of 15 travellers in one group. Our registration is on a first come first serve basis.


3. Limited Flight Seats:

We use the deposit to book your domestic flight in advance because domestic flight seats for the Himalayas and the Karakoram sell out very quickly in the peak season. Another reason is that there are only two flights in a day.


4. Pay Balance after arrival in Pakistan:

You may have concerns regarding paying your final balance. According to our policy, we receive your final balance only once you arrive in Pakistan. Deposit is the only Payment before arriving in Pakistan.


5. Pay Minimum Deposit:

The advance payment for the holidays also incorporates early bird discounts and may change automatically based on the late deposit schedule. The same dates in the schedule will be applicable for the next season's deposit as well.


Advance Deposit for Pakistani Nationals:

The advance deposit for Pakistani Nationals is PKR 100,000 or 30 % of the total price whichever is greater. The deposit amount is nonrefundable.


Extra Stays at Base Camp:

•For Extra Stays at base camp, extra charges will be charged.
01-04 pax US $ 130/. Per person per day
04-06 pax US $ 100/. Per person per day
06-08 pax US $ 90/. Per person per day
• If Government of Pakistan demands for any fee or new condition ensuing extra, the same will be charged in addition to normal Package offer.


• Reservations and Advance Payments:
For the confirmation of your reservation, you have to pay your advance into our account 50 days before the arrival of the group/ client in Pakistan. The rest of amount will be received once you arrived in Pakistan.

• Mountain Tigers Treks and tours
reserves the right to deduct, in respect of hotel reservation, confirmation of airline ticket, documentation and other necessary works which are being done before the arrival of client.

• 25% of the total amount will be deducted in case of cancellation in less than 15 days before the arrival date. If cancellation is made in less than 30 days, 10% of the amount will be deducted as in shape of paper works. Mountain Tigers trek and tours reserves this right.

• Anyone deciding to abandon after arrival, or may want to leave the trip during the expedition or tour, due to health issue or any other issue, will not be eligible for any refund. The same policy is applicable in case of entire group. If the group abandons or completes the trip early than the itinerary. No money will be refunded.


Refund Policy for All Deposit:

The deposited amount is non-refundable once it is paid. Because this amount will be spent in making all the arrangements. This deposited amount is also nonrefundable in case of Pakistani clients.


• Balance: Only pay the balance on the first day after arrival in Pakistan according to the Payment guidelines which will be shared later.


• Currency: International clients have the option to pay in US Dollar (USD). Or they may also pay in Euros (EUR) or Pound Sterling (GBP). Pakistani clients have the option to pay the equivalent amount in Pakistani Rupees (PKR).


• Single Supplement: Separate rooms will cost extra charge of 290 USD. This includes all hotel nights.


For separate tents, it will cost the extra charge of 180 USD including additional porterage cost. Both the payments must be made with the balance upon arrival


LIABILITIES:

Mountain tiger treks and tour endeavors to ensure comfort and safety during tours. However, the company is not liable for injury, damage, death, loss, accidents, delays, public disturbances, or any other unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control.

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Max Guests
7
Min Age
18+
Tour Location
Darkot pass trek
Languages Support
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