Batura Trek

Batura is the fourth longest glacier stretches west from KKH for 56km. you will view around 14 high peaks during the trek with its exceptional scenery and are more then 7000mts high and huge ice floes, more then 4000mts from the Batura wall to the glacier. During the trek you will experience the unique life style of the villagers during the summer when they take there livestock in the pastures.

What's Included?

Trip Cost Includes:
• Transport from Islamabad to Hunza and back as agreed.
• Airport/road transfer in four wheel sightseeing jeep.
• Best tourist class hotels accommodation in Islamabad, Chilas and Hunza.
• All meals during trek.
• Sleeping tents, mattresses, kitchen tents, mess tent, chair and table
• Kitchen equipment, crockery, fuel, cooking, camping, cleaning and related gear
• Services of English speaking guide, expert cook and low altitude porters.
• 13 kg of personal baggage during trek.
• Porterage at airport and hotels, toll taxes and parking fee etc.
• Trekking fee and permit process.
• Insurance of crew; i.e. guide, cook, porters/staff.
• Safety rope and basic necessary gear.
• All land transport involved in the itinerary.
• Ice axe, crampon, ropes.
Trip Cost Does not Include:
• International flights, Airport and departure taxes and
• Visa fee and personal travel Insurance
• Hotel early check in and late check out. Early check in cost will be US$25/person
• Lunch and dinner during your time in hotels (Islamabad, Chilas and Skardu).
• Bottled water, aerated and alcoholic drinks.
• Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
• Tips of guide, drivers, porters etc.
• Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of Snowland.
• Extra days beyond the specified itinerary.
• Any other service or product that is not agreed or mentioned herein this document
• *Single supplement.

Duration

14 days

Destination Covered

Pakistan and Hunza Valley

Best Suited

Groups, Solo travellers
Day 01 Arrive at Islamabad airport and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02 Drive to chilas (approx 11 hours drive). Over night stay at chilas.
Day 03 Drive chilas to Gulmit (approx 8-9 hours drive) en-route stop over at Rakaposhi for lunch.
Day 04 Drive from Gulmit to Batura Bridge and then trek up to yunzben.
Over night camping at yunzben.
Day 05 Next day we will start the trek crossing the batura glacier. It takes 8-9 hours to reach Yashperth. Yashperth is the first summer pasture of the village in Batura valley.
Day 06 On this day you can start walking from Yashperth to Kukhill. On the way you can view the Batura ranges on your opposite side.
Day 07 From Kukhill start a trek to Guehesm? This is the last summer pasture the trees and flowers are abundant there.
Day 08 Retrace your footstep down valley to Yashperth.
Over night stay at Yashperth.
Day 09 Follow the trail to Passu via cross the glacier to Yunzben and drive to Gulmit. Over night stay at Gulmit.
Day 10 Free day at Gulmit.
Day 11 Drive to Gilgit. Over night stay at Gilgit.
Day 12 Drive to chilas. Over night stay at chilas.
Day 13 Drive to Islamabad.
Day 14 Destination Flight.
Trip Cost Does not Include:
• International flights, Airport and departure taxes and
• Visa fee and personal travel Insurance
• Hotel early check in and late check out. Early check in cost will be US$25/person
• Lunch and dinner during your time in hotels (Islamabad, Chilas and Skardu).
• Bottled water, aerated and alcoholic drinks.
• Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
• Tips of guide, drivers, porters etc.
• Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of Snowland.
• Extra days beyond the specified itinerary.
• Any other service or product that is not agreed or mentioned herein this document
• *Single supplement.
*Single Room Supplement Price: US$180/person
*Single Tent Supplement Price: US$120/person

HOW TO PLAN YOUR JOURNEY WITH Hunza Adventure Tours?
We suggest that you read through the website to obtain a feel for Pakistan's unique travel possibilities. Once you have an idea of the type of trip you want to take, or want some general guidance, please E-mail us at info@hunzaadventuretours.com Our tour specialists will answer any questions you have and discuss your travel plans and ideas in detail, making suggestions where appropriate. We will then send you a detailed itinerary, accommodation information, color photographs, trip meal menu and a price. Once you have read through the itinerary we will answer any further questions and refine the tour until you are totally satisfied. The booking process starts when we receive your deposit and booking form, at which point we can start to confirm your travel arrangements. The same Hunza Adventure Tours specialist will be handling your trip from start to finish: please feel free to contact them at any time.

TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL
Our private tailor-made trips, safaris and mountaineering expeditions offer complete freedom of choice. The itineraries and programs shown are designed to give you a flavour of what is possible and can be tailored to suit your preferences. Prices vary according to selected accommodation and season, please E-mail us to discuss your individual requirements.

BOOKING CONFIRMATION
Bookings can be made by E-mailing or faxing booking form together with a deposit (Money grams, telex transfers, demand drafts, cash or money order) of $100 (US) per person. The balance of the tour price is due and payable 8 weeks prior to the tour departure date. Tour programs booked within the 8 week period are due and payable in full at the time of booking.

REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY
All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by fax or e-mail directly to Hunza Adventure Tours. Cancellations made prior to receipt of final payment are subject to a $100 ( US) processing fee. Cancellations made after final payment but prior to 30 days before departure date will be subject to a refund equal to 50% of the total tour program cost. Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to departure will be subject to a 100% deduction of prior deposits/ payments. We would be pleased to transfer all amount received, less than $100 (US) processing fee, however, we appreciate that if you wish to book a different tour program or departure date, subject to space availability. No refund(s) will be given for any unused portion of the trip with respect to air and ground transportation, meals, accommodation and tour services.

TOUR COSTS
Our inclusive quotes and conditions are strictly based on the enclosed itinerary and total number of hotel and camp nights mentioned therein. The rates are quoted per person based on sharing a double room and a two-person tent. A single room and tent can be provided on payment of a single supplement.

OPTIONAL TOURS & EXTENSIONS
If you desire to take an extension of tour, please feel free to contact us for a customized itinerary.

GROUP TRAVEL
If you wish to travel with a group of friends -maybe with a special interest in common - we can make all the arrangements. For larger groups we may be able to offer a free place to the organizer. Please E-mail us to discuss your plans.

INSURANCE
For your own protection, we recommend that you purchase adequate trip cancellation, medical, baggage, accident and other personal effects insurance.

CHANGES IN THE ITINERARY
We have made all attempts to make these programs as accurate as possible. However, in circumstances beyond our control, changes may occur. We therefore reserve the right to change itinerary, carriers and substitute hotels where necessary. We guarantee that where possible, establishments of similar category and standards will be used.

DELAYS
If the trip has to be delayed due to canceled or delayed flights, sickness, accidents, bad weather, road washouts, Govt. restrictions, or any other contingency for which for which Hunza Adventure Tours cannot make provisions, the resulting extra cost for such delays will be charged separately.

FLIGHTS SUBJECT TO WEATHER
All Northern Area flights in Pakistan are subject to weather & back load conditions and thus operate on an ad hoc basis. Should the reserved flight not operate on the day scheduled as per the itinerary, alternative surface transportation will be arranged. If any additional costs are involved due to this change, these will have to be paid for locally.

CANCELLATION BY THE OPERATOR
If the tour is cancelled by the tour operator, only deposit received from the passenger(s) will be refunded as full and final settlement.

PRICE CURRENCY
All prices are stated in United States Dollars and are based on conversion rates prevailing as at booking time. Significant changes in the value of the Dollar in relation to various currencies or drastic increase in cost of land/ air services may necessitate increase in the tour cost. However, once the tour is paid in full, you are guaranteed against future price increases, provided no change is made by the passenger (s) to the original booking.

TRANSPORTATION
For all trips we provide (where required) Toyota Coaster/Hi-ace Van fully air-conditioned and equipped with all necessary modern facilities. In order to ensure safety of travelers we choose only those drivers who have 15-20 years experience driving for tourists in their respective areas.

Willy Jeep; Please note that the jeeps used in Pakistan are open jeeps (with soft canvas roof which can be removed and roll-up/down sides) and do not have seat belts, roll bars or restraining sides. They are old American Willy jeeps, which have been re-conditioned. They are the most reliable for the road conditions in Pakistan and are easily repaired along the route you will be taking. They are the most commonly used vehicles for tourism in Pakistan. Other vehicles like Toyota Hilux, Pajero also can be arranged on request but they are about 3 times the cost. Please do not expect European standards. Transport does make a large portion of any program cost for travel in Pakistan.

FOOD
We choose our cooks through rigorous screening process to ensure premium service quality for each trip. Most of the cooks working with us have at least 5-10 years of experience working as a cook for trekking and mountaineering expeditions. They are also trained in western and hygiene. Belong to the valleys where the treks fall. We offer large variety of diet generally mix local and western food. For both treks and expeditions we provide breakfast cereals, tins of meat, cans of orange juice, coffee, chocolate, snacks and as well as local food like Chapati, green tea, lentils and local fresh vegetables etc.

ACCOMMODATION
There is a huge diversity of accommodation throughout Pakistan and the Northern Areas, from Simple camps to five star hotels. We use all types and you might stay in anything from tented camps to first class hotels. However, most of our itineraries cost is based on double occupancy rooms in hotels. Single rooms are available on most trips although a supplement is payable. For your convenience single supplement price will be quoted against each program.

PERSONAL EXPENSES
All our treks, Expedition and Tours cover most of the price from Islamabad until you finish your holiday back in Islamabad. There will be little opportunity for you to spend your money except to buy soft drinks, snacks. In addition we advice you to keep cash money for airport taxes, porters, guide, cook and staff tips, souvenirs and other personal expenses.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The tour operator, and its agents act only as agents for the owners and/or contractors providing the services and means of transportation, specified in the itineraries and all tickets and vouchers are issued subject to the terms and conditions under which such services and means of transportation are offered and provided. The operator and/or its agents shall assume no responsibility in any way in connection to or with any injury, damage, death, loss, accident or delay through the acts of default of any company or person engaged in carrying out the arrangements of the tours. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expenses due to delay, omissions, rerouting, changes in schedule or other events resulting from improper health certificates or travel documents or as an act of government or authority or any local conditions such as weather, seasonal variation, labour strikes, civil disturbances, political unrest and acts of the God.

COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE
If you have a complaint about your holiday, you are required to confirm details of any such complaint or problem in writing supported by appropriate evidence relating to that complaint within 15 days of returning from the holiday in question of doubt or lack of avoidance of doubt we will not accept any liability or deal any complaint are received by us later than 15 days of your return from the holiday.
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