Upper Tirich Mir Glacier Trek

Trek in the remote mountains of the Hindu Kush and try the delicious mulberries and walnuts of the friendly and isolated Kalasha Valleys. Just a few miles from the north-western border of Pakistan is dominated by Tirich Mir (7700m), the highest mountain in the Hindu Kush range. Accessibility to the area is limited to weather-permitting flights via Peshawar to Chitral or by jeep from either Gilgit or Swat (closed in winter). Despite receiving relatively few visitors, the isolated tribes and peoples of these northern valleys (believed to be Indo-Aryan descendants from the 2nd millennium BC) are at once warm and hospitable. 

This area offers superb trekking, undeveloped natural beauty and a fascinating glimpse of diverse ethnic, cultural and religious harmony in a region scarcely affected by the modern age.

The trek to the Upper Tirich Mir Glacier ascends to an altitude of 4700m and boasts incredible views of numerous glaciers and peaks in the Hindu Kush extending west to Afghanistan and north to the Pamirs of Tajikistan.


Trip departures and detailed itineraries available upon request; all departures from Islamabad unless otherwise noted. For prices please contact: info@mountaintravels.com.
DAY 01 RAWALPINDI (arrival)
DAY 03 SAIDU – CHITRAL (1571m/8 hrs drive)
DAY 04 CHITRAL – SHAGRAM (9 hrs drive)
DAY 05 SHAGRAM – SHEKNIAK (3551m/5 hrs trek)
DAY 06 SHEKNIAK – SHUGHUR BAISUM (4128m/5 hrs trek)
DAY 07 SHUGHUR BAISUM – ISTORNAL (4500m/4 hrs trek)
DAY 08 ASTORNAL – BABU CAMP (4850m/3-4 hrs trek)
DAY 09/10 BABU CAMP – SHAGRAM (trek back )
DAY 11 SHAGRAM – ZANI PASS (3886m/3 hrs trek)
DAY 12 ZANI PASS – MUZHGOL – CHITRAL (3 hrs trek/jeep)
DAY 13 CHITRAL – PESHAWER – ISLAMABAD (by air/12 hrs drive)
DAY 14 Morning free. In the evening transfer to the Airport for onward flight to abroad


  • Trekking fees and permit,
  • Assistance upon arrival/departure.
  • Briefing/Debriefing at Tourism Deportment.
  • Hotel accommodation with full board meals.
  • All meals during trek as per itinerary.
  • Porterage of 16 kg per person .
  • Air fare Chitral – Islamabad,
  • Road transfers between airport/hotel and within city as per itinerary.
  • Sleeping tents, mattresses, mess, kitchen and toilet tent with tables/field stools and camping ground fees.
  • Kitchen equipment, crockery, cutlery, fuel and related community gear.
  • Wages of English speaking guide, sardar, cook and assistant (s).
  • Insurance of our field staff and low altitude porters (except helicopter rescue).
  • Porterage at airports, hotels, toll taxes and parking fee etc.
  • A bottle of mineral water per person per day basis in cities.
  • International & domestic airfare, airport tax, excess baggage charges.
  • Sleeping bags, personal and climbing equipment of any kind high altitude food and oxygen.
  • Medications, ground evacuations and helicopter rescue charges of any kind.
  • Room services, laundry, beverages, phone/communication bills and items of personal nature.
  • Insurance liability of member (s) and other under force majeure conditions.
  • Any other service not mentioned in this condition sheet.

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