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Snow Lake Hispar La in Pakistan by Piotr Zycki, 26 Nov 2019
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Spectacular Snow Lake trek in Pakistan Karakorum

The Snow Lake is one of the most amazing mountain journeys in the world. The route begins at Askole (Baltistan), together with the better known Baltoro-Gondogoro-K2 base camp trek, but it soon forks off, turning west and enters glacial wilderness. The route goes gradually up the Biafo glacier, then climbs more steeply to Hispar La (mountain pass at c.a. 5100 m) and then goes down along the Hispar glacier toward Hispar village in the Hunza region...

The Snow Lake is one of the most amazing mountain journeys in the world. The route begins at Askole (Baltistan), together with the better known Baltoro-Gondogoro-K2 base camp trek, but it soon forks off, turning west and enters glacial wilderness. The route goes gradually up the Biafo glacier, then climbs more steeply to Hispar La (mountain pass at c.a. 5100 m) and then goes down along the Hispar glacier toward Hispar village in the Hunza region. Crossing Hispar La is never guaranteed and there are years when this is not possible because of huge crevasses blocking the way. We were lucky to have good weather and snow conditions and we managed to complete this spectracular trek.

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TMC guides are certainly experienced and very well prepared to handle even the most challenging trekking conditions. The Snow Lake trek has an exploratory character as the route is not simply marked on the glacier and so even finding the way is a challenge. There are decisions to be made about the camping places and details of the itinerary as these may need to be adjusted on a daily basis. As this trek follows two glaciers, safety of both the trekking members and the crew is of utmost importance. Taking care of all these elements requires constant attention and effort on the part of the trekking leader. Our TMC leader (Jo) did her job perfectly.

Snow Lake Hispar La in Pakistan by Emina, 27 Aug 2019
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Snow lake and hispar la

I trekked through the beautiful mountains and on the Biafo glacier crossing over snow lake and the hispar la pass in Pakistan with the mountain company.

I trekked through the beautiful mountains and on the Biafo glacier crossing over snow lake and the hispar la pass in Pakistan with the mountain company.

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The trek was organised by The Mountain Company. I have trekked with the mountain company 3 times and each trek was run using a western leader. The Mountain Company always executes trips that operationally run smoothly and focus on clients safety whilst ensuring that everyone has an unforgettable travelling experience.

Snow Lake Hispar La in Pakistan by Mark S, 15 Oct 2016
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Trekking in Pakistan

Excellent trek in a remote part of Pakistan to the beautiful Snow Lake.

Excellent trek in a remote part of Pakistan to the beautiful Snow Lake.

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Very professional, safety conscious and organised. Excellent individual service.