15 Days Pakistan Rash Lake Trek

One of the most recommended treks for those who want to have a first time trekking experience with a life long excitement.

Style: Trekking, camping
Grade: Moderate
Best Season: May to October
Highest Altitude: 4700m Range Karakorum
Region: Hunza /Nagar

Departure Dates 2016: 09-23 May, 22 July – 05 August, 05-19 August, 03-17 September

Itinerary & Cost

Day 1 Arrival Islamabad. Overnight Hotel
Day 2 Islamabad tour. Overnight Hotel
Day 3 Islamabad- Chilas (Drive 11-12hrs, 461km) Overnight Hotel
Day 4 Chilas- Karimabad (Drive 6-7hrs, 240km) Overnight Hotel
Day 5 Karimabad- Hopper (Drive 1hr) – Barichokore (Trek 5hrs, 3300m) Overnight tent
Day 6 Barichokore- Chidin Harai (Trek 5-6 hrs, 4440m) Overnight tent
Day 7 Chidin Harai- Rash Lake (Trek 2-3 hrs, 4700m) Overnight tent
Day 8 Climb Rash Peak (5098m) Overnight tent
Day 9 Rash Lake- Phyphary (4-5 hrs, 3500m) Overnight tent
Day 10 Phyphary- Hamdar (3-4 hrs, 3300m) Overnight tent
Day 11 Hamdar- Hopper (End of trek) – Karimabad Overnight Hotel
Day 12 Karimabad : Duiker/Altit/Baltit Forts Overnight Hotel
Day 13 Karimabad- Besham (Drive 11-12 hrs) Overnight Hotel
Day 14 Besham- Taxila – Islamabad (6-7hrs, 445km) Overnight Hotel
Day 15 Fly Back

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LAND Price per person in SGD

Tour Code: PAK-RLT_15 Fixed Departure 2016

PaxCost per person
4-6 pax$ 2890
7-9 pax$ 2750
10-12 pax$ 2520
Single supplement+ $ 360
Fixed Departures 201609-23 May, 22 July – 05 August, 05-19 August, 03-17 September

 

Price is subjected to changes without prior notice
AirfareBy Thai Airways from S$ 1200 with taxes

Day 01 SIN-BKK-ISB 1555/ 2210
Day 15 ISB-BKK-SIN 2320/ 1115+1

 

LAND Price includes

  • Member personal baggage 15 KGs per person
  • Hotels: Islamabad – Hill view, Prestige Residence or Chancery (Bed and Breakfast); Chilas – Midway Shangri-La or Panorama Hotel (Breakfast, lunch, dinner); Karimabad – Hunza Embassy or Hunza View hotel (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Transport: Air-condition van or mini bus from Islamabad to Karimabad back to Islamabad; Airport Pick and drop, sightseeing in Islamabad
  • Jeeps: Required Jeep from Karimabad to Hopper and back to Karimabad
  • Porters: Required porters from Hopper to Rash Lake back to Hopper, their wages, food, equipment, transport, and insurance
  • Camping Food: Full board camp food during trekking from Hopper to Rash Lake back to Hopper
  • Staff: Guide, cook & assistant cooks, their wages, food, equipment, transport and insurance
  • Camping Equipment: D3V sleeping tent, mess tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, mattress, chairs, dining table and table lamps etc
  • Kitchen utensils: Complete kitchen utensils (crockery)
  • General Services: Tips for baggage handling at airport & at hotels; Fess: (Bridge crossing, cable crossing, camping); International flights tickets re-confirmation
  • Briefing prior departure

 

Price excludes

  • All airfares, Airport taxes and fuel surcharge
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Tips to drivers, porters, guides and cook (recommended in USD, Cash)
  • Hotel meals in Islamabad (lunch & dinner)
  • Climbing gears, sleeping bag
  • Helicopter charges 10,000U$ in case of use for rescue
  • Extra low altitude porters 125 U$ per porter
  • Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
  • Transfers to and from airports for participants making individual air arrangements

Transport by van

We provide air-condition luxury transport (non insured) in cities and on Karakorum highway to Skardu.

Transport by 4x4 jeep

Also as per itinerary we provide 4X4 jeeps (non Insured).

Helicopter charges/ Rescue facility

Rescue by helicopter is now handled by a senior-government organization which requires and advance deposit of U$ 10,000 by the trekking party or expedition before leaving for the mountains or, in its place, a letter of guarantee from the concerned Embassy on behalf of the expedition. The deposit is refundable after deduction of U$ 300 as service charges to party at the end of the expedition if need for rescue/evacuation has not arisen. For more information please visit www.askariaviation.com also link http://www.askariaviation.com/helireservation.html

Note-

(i) Clients can deposit 10,000U$ with with our local Guide to avoid deduction of services charges 300U$ if need for rescue/evacuation has not arisen.

(ii) Helicopter rescue of staff members is not included as no insurance company offers this service in Pakistan.

Crews

Guides

We have well experienced, professional English speaking guides who lead groups from Islamabad to Karakorum, Hindukush, Himalayas and Pamir Mountain valleys. Depending on group size, we will allocate number of staff accordingly, i.e. Main guide and Assistants guides as well.

Kitchen crew

We have well trained and experienced professional cooks and assistants. We assure you to allocate professional kitchen staff who can provide local and continental dishes in camps.

Helicopter rescue for local staff members are not included as no any insurance company offers this service in Pakistan.

Information about trek

Accommodation

We have quoted based on 2-3 options in Islamabad, Chilas, Hunza and Skardu which are neat and clean hotels.

Passport and visa

All participants must be in possession of a valid passport and obtain a Pakistani visa. We also help trekking/expeditions members with visa invitation letter (if required by the group).

Personal equipment

Trekking shoes, down field sleeping bag, walking sticks, down jacket, trousers, pullover, raincoat, water bottle, sun cap, sun glasses, joggers, light cloths and shorts etc.

Please also bring own first aid kit or you may buy first aid kit in Islamabad from D-Watson and Shaheen medical stores.

Equipment provided

Camping equipment

 

Our local partner provides D3V sleeping tents (luxury tents for 2 persons). D3V means dome 3 Pax tent with vestibule. We provide mess tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent, store tent, tables and chairs etc.  Material is designed, imported and manufactured in Pakistan, equal quality of North Face but more luxury then North Face.

Kitchen utensils

(i) Our local partner provides complete kitchen utensils i.e. tea mugs, plates, spoons, forks, table knifes, sweet bowels, soup Bowls, washing bowels, pressure cooker, cooking pots and other required items

(ii) We provide tourists class restaurant crockery in camps.

Camp food Menu

 

Breakfast

 

Porridge, Quaker Oats, Corn Flex, Musuli, Alpen, Marmalade, Apple Jam, Mango Jam, Mix Fruit Jam, Honey, Coffee, Black, Green, Milk Tea, Paratha, Local thick Bread, Chappti, Eggs, apricot porridge.

Lunch Tuna, Cheese, Sardine, Corn Beef, Hunter Beef, Fruit Cocktail, Peaches, Pears, Mango Slice, pine Apple, Candies Drinking Chocolate, Magi Noodles, Mix Fruits, Tang, Oval Tine, Peanut Butter, Biscuit Cream, Biscuit Sweet, Crackles Biscuit, Tikki Biscuit, Pakoda, Samosa, Chips, Green, Black Tea, Dry Fruits, seasonal fresh fruits. Each day Kitchen staff provides some hot dishes e.g. soup, pasta, macaroni or spaghetti during trekking.

Dinner

Mutton curry, Beef curry, Chicken curry, Chicken Kabab, Mutton Kabab, different Fresh vegetables, Three kinds of Dal, Plain Rice, Mutton Rice, Beryani, Spaghetti, Macaroni, Pasta Macaroni, Chinese Noodles, Green Peas, Baked Beans, Sausages, Tomato Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Vegetable soups, Chicken Soups, Green, Black Tea, Custard, Jelly, Kheer Mix, Pudding Mix, Green Salad, Russian Slade, Chappti, Fresh Fruit.

Note- Professional cooks are making daily menu from above mentioned food list. We assure you to provide quality, variety and clean food.

i) Local dishes can be providing according to choice or taste of our valued clients. ii) Each morning kitchen staff give wake up call with cup of tea and hot water for washing.

iii) Each evening and morning kitchen crew provide boiled water for drinking and water bottles will be filled each evening.

Reservation

A deposit of S$ 1500 per person is required upon confirmation and the balance must be paid in full 30 days prior to the departure date. Non-payment by required date may result in the cancellation of your booking and subjected to cancellation charges.

Each person is required to signup online at http://www.x-trekkers.com/activity-registration

Kindly note that we and the local guide reserve the rights to make decision, in your best interests or in the best interests of the group participating in the trek. In the event of cancellation of activity beyond our control such as adverse weather conditions and other similar conditions that compromises the safety of your group and the guide, no form of compensation will be given.

Payment
Payment by cheque/ bank transfer

Account Name X-TREKKERS ADVENTURE CONSULTANT PTE LTD”

Bank Name: Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC code 7339)

Bank Branch: Clementi Branch (Branch code 522)

Account No: 522-076249-001

For Overseas remittance, All wire transfer fees are to be borne by you.

Beneficiary Bank Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited Singapore

SWIFT Code: OCBCSGSG

CHIPS UID 010275

As soon as the payment is made, please send the bank-in slip or receipt by email (info@x-trekkers.com).

Payment by Paypal or Credit Card

 




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