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Adventure Tourism

  1. Skiing/snowboarding……………………February  to  May
  2. Trekking/climbing  season: ….………… .May to November
  3. Paragliding: ……………………………June to End of  October

 

The four big massifs of this chain with sister peaks have more than 50 > 7000m  peaks, 10 still stand unclimbed.

  1. Terich Mir……………….7  peaks…..1  unclimbed [ South peak >7100m].  The  main peak   [7708m] of  this  massif was first summitted by a Norwegian team in 1950 headed by Prof. Naees.
  2. Noshaq massif ……………………4 peaks       all climbed. The main summit[ 7492m] was first scaled in 1960  by a Japanese expedition …
  3. Istor-o-Nal massif ………………12 peaks….2  unclimbed [>7276m,7100m] the main summit [ 7403m ]  was first conquered by Spanish climbers in 1969
  4. Saraghrar massif,………………….13 peaks….6 unclimbed [>7000-7330m] The main summit [ 7349m] was reached by an Italian team in1959 for the first time  headed by  Fosco  Mairini
  5. Langutai-Barfi………………..7017m………unclimbed. This one is called the bride of the Hindu Kush- the most beautiful summit at only two day trek from jeep road…. pictures of all the peaks and all faces of the peaks are available on request for potential clients.

Beside the 4 main massifs other > 7000m peaks are:

Udren Zom,  Shakawer, Langar Zom, Shingeik Zom, Darband Zom, Urgend, Akher Chioh, and  Kohe Tez…. Go to:  contact us  for more info…

There are  misguiding  reports  in certain Websites about the location of Noshaq to be in Afghanistan. this is a gross mistake.. Only the West ridge of  Noshaq touches Afghan border. The route to Noshaq  through Terich valley, Pakistan,  is the most convenient and easily accessible.. the west ridge of this massif marks the watershed between Pakistan and Afghanistan;  the other three peaks of Noshaq lie well within Pakistani border and have always been attempted by climbers from the Pakistan side [ vide google-Noshaq] where an organized  expedition guidance is available. For verification Contact: E.Mail: jm.zwieacker@bluewin.ch
 
More than 50 > 7000m peaks lie within a  short  radious,  in two groups, and both groups  have the convenience  to use one BC only, for more than   20 peaks in  each cluster around it.. The Saraghrar group has its BC at  Totirazno Kuh, Roshgol valley,  and  gives very easy  access  to five giants  around  an  amphitheatre- Saraghrar  massif  of  13  peaks  [6 >7000m peaks  unclimbed ],  Langar Zom [ 7100m ],  Languta-i- Barfi [ 7017m unclimbed ], Shakawer [ 7116m] and  Udren Zom [ 7131m] beside a large number of  unclimbed peaks of mesmerizing beauty of  > 6000m and travel time to all these peaks  takes 1-2 days trek to the BC from jeep road. This is a very convenient access and attractive side of this route  that  from the Jeep terminal you get  to the BC of more than 20 > 7000m peaks on the second day from Chitral town while  at the Terich Mir group  it takes four days to reach the BC for Terich Mir [ 7708m ] Noshaq [ 7492m] Istor-o-Nal [ 7403m] 2 peaks >7000m unclimbed, Shingeik Zom [ 7291m ] and other minor peaks of immense  attraction.

The  ridges of Hindu Kush are  still  a  puzzle for its confused chains because, so far, no systematic exploration attempt has been made  by any country club  and  few info is available to climbers all over the world ..  also the massifs are poorly defined and info is not perfect  as these contours  are not always entirely visible to climbers on cloudy summiting days. Many  adventure  destinations lie  inside these valleys unexplored,  and have never been touched  by a human foot and publicity efforts for the new generation of adventure tourists/ Tour operators  of the World has been very  negligible,  so in order to  get the  latest info on any kind of adventure in the Hindu Kush  you may contact :                Hindu Kush Adventure Guides,  E. Mail:
      Adventure Tourism in the Hindu Kush in summer is most convenient for people who like dry  weather and people particularly from Europe get this opportunity more than others due to  the vacations they  get  each year…this is peculiar to Hindukush, for it lies away from Monsoon rains ..remains dry from May to November hence perfect and ideal destination for adventure tourism, and  paragliders have seen  the best climatic conditions as well as the easiest and cheapest access point for launching…height for  trekking limit is 6500m  for free…snowline in this region is 5000m…and choice of destinations  is limitless.. pollution free…porter wages reasonable…organized and hitch free porterage.. Eco tourism focused…
 
11.   Paragliding trips from Zani Pass  [3884m]  rimb

 Home stay with Prof. Karim or at Terichmir Guest House.
12. Mountaineering/ hiking/ trekking in the Hindu Kush with good chances to       sight some endangered species of  wildlife……..
13.    Rock climbing… their location.. routes.. their  pictures… itineraries etc.
14.   Surfing,
15.   Mineral prospecting/gemstones…info on:  Lapis, Serpentine, Calcite, Asbestos, Yellow arsenic, Talc, Antimony, pyrite, quartz….sites and samples
16.  Biking to the tail end of numerous valleys
 17.  Snow leopard/ Markhor/ Ibex  sighting./Trophy hunting
18.  Wild life photography,
 19. Skiing/ snowboarding  [5 easy access sites offered]
20.  Trout fishing
21.  Searching the  glacier  Frog- the Loch Ness Monster of  Hindu Kush
22.  Geotourism / Exploring the hidden attractions /destination / Fixing  the heights of many peaks so far left unmeasured   as well as  naming  another great number of peaks so far unnamed.
23.  Chitral- Zani  Pass [ 3884m] ride/drive- 4 hours: enjoy High Hindu Kush panorama from this unique point in the guidance of a native Hindu Kush expert….then take Terich valley trek : 4 hours, the same day:  Home Stay   OR  camping  OR  stay at Terich Mir Guest House….three options…and  relish  traditional cuisine of  Chitral…  Drive back to Chitral the next day = TWO days ITINERARY. This is a two day package from Islamabad  back to Islamabad. Ideal for  Islamabad based adventure Lovers/ Embassy personnel with weekend  wander lust.. by plane from Islamabad to Chitral and back.. a treat- a paradise known to few in the world,  a sight so bewitching,  is now accessible by jeep…the sight of all the > 7000m peaks of the mighty  Hindu Kush of Chitral. We focus on eco-tourism.

24. Home Stay /  & Local Cuisine  at  Prof. Karim’s  [overnight]

25. Guided Cultural Tours: Home visits to see cultural aspects /old architecture/life style/living conditions/ native Cuisine of Chitral …any topic of  history , culture or any other social aspect of your own interest….. guided by  Prof. ……………….
26. Books on Hindu Kush [ history, statecraft, culture, superstitions, resources, mountain system, itineraries, packages, destinations, routes, travels, Hindu Kush Cultural Conference proceedings, Expedition stories, maps, picture post cards,
27. We arrange full board/logistic/guide services at: Chitral Travel Bureau License # 2316 /  Hindu Kush Adventure Guides
26. Scientific, Botanical/Cultural Research Tours/guidance
28. Guidance to media folk / Reporters
       This region is Botanically  rich and offers immense opportunities for scientists…Translation/ Guest House/Home stay  facility  available at reasonable  rate. Go to Contact..

    Brief of trekking  ITINERARIES  for your choice from Chitral to Chitral or Chitral to  Gilgit:

S#

Trek route duration   grade 

1

Chitral- Madaklasht - Sorlaspur  trek 8-9days hard

2

Chitral-  Golen-Laspur:

8 days

hard

3

Chitral-  Susoom-Ovir-Chitral:

7 day

easy

4

Chitral-  Shagrom-Darband glacier:

15 days

hard

5

Chitral- Concordia trek:

14 days

hard

6

Chitral   Saraghrar BC trek:

12 days

moderate

7

Chitral – Zondrangram-Prechu trek:

10 days…

moderate

8

Chitral-  Ziwar gol   trek:

18 days

hard

9

Chitral-  Ujnu gol    trek:

13 days

hard

10

Chitral-- Shajinali –Darkhot  trek:

20 days

hard

11

Chitral-  Boroghil-Chillinji  trek:

18 days

hard

12

Chitral-  Khot-Dizg  trek:

8-10 days

hard

13

Chitral-  Rech- Nizhderu aan-Yarkhun.:

10days

hard

14

Chitral-  Gazen- Thui pass- Gupis trek:

14 days

hard

15

Chitral-  Chumarkan pass-Barsat trek:

8-9 days

moderate

16

Chitral-  Siru aan-Lasht:

9 days

hard

17

Chitral-  Zani pass  trek:

2 days

easy

18

Chitral-  Kachikani pass-Kalam:

12 days

hard

19

Chitral-  Terichmir west BC:

6 days

hard

20

Chitral-  Ovir-Barum glacier:

10 days

hard

21

Chitral-  Zani pass by jeep:

I day

moderate

22

Chitral-  Bumburet - Birir  trek:

3 days 

moderate

23

Chitral- Bumburet - Rumbur  trek:

3-4  days

easy

24

Chitral-  Roshgol - Saraghrar South BC.

12 day 

moderate

25

Chitral-Roshgol-Udren Pass- Darband glacier trek:

20 days

hard

  

We have more than 50 route/ Itineraries/ options for trekking/climbing…for details  go to   CONTACT

   Mountaineering itineraries:

  1. For Terich Mir,  Nowshaq,  Istor –o- Nal and other peaks around Terich Concordia:

Day one:

arrival  in Islamabad.

Day  two:

Briefing and other preparations.

Day  three:

flight to Chitral early in the morning

Day four:

departure for Shagrom…………                                6 hour drive

Day five:

rest and porter arrangement/acclimatization

Day six:

march  to Shekhniak;                                   5-6 hour.

Day seven:

march to Shughoor baisoon:                      5-6 hr

Day eight:

march for Istor- o- nal  base:                      5-6 hr

Day nine:

march to Babu camp/Terichmir BC.      4-5 hr.

 from this camp you may decide your strategy to the base of the peak of your choice.

 To Saraghrar, Udren Zom, Langar Zom, Shakawer, Langutai-Barfi, Burishamo zom, Prechu Zom, Datti Zom  and many other  technical but smaller  peaks around  6000m

  Day  one  to  day three as above. [ from Islamabad to Chitral by flight ]

[This itinerary takes only two day trek to the BC. of more than 20peaks above 7000m …an easy access]
Day four:  departure  for  Zondrangram  by jeep…5 hour.
Day five: rest/arrangement of  porters/acclimatization.
Day six: march to Duru camp 7-8  hr
 
from this camp you may either branch off to south & south-east  Saraghrar, [the victory  route of the 2005  Swiss expedition ]  Datti Zom [unclimbed,  Burishomo Zom [unclimbed], Sucai Zom [ unclimbed], etc. This section is ideal for trekking
 
Day seven:   from Duru to Totiraznokuh:   5-6 hr.   This is a permanent BC. The team may proceed to Udren Zom or  Shakawer, or Langutai- Barfi, or Langar Zom or just start rock climbing over the stunning west face of  Saraghrar [ 3000m rock wall]…ideal/ big challenge for rock climbers. all > 7000m peaks at  your feet. A destination  of  unique attraction.

UNCLIMBED PEAKS OF HINDU KUSH  RANGE-CHITRAL.

        

7000m peaks:- Location.  height

1.      Istor o Nal    NE.

South Udren glac.

7276m

2.      Istor o Nal    E..

lower Terich glac.

7100m

3.      Saraghrar     SE 2.

Roshgol

7184m

4.      Saraghrar S.   2.

Roshgol

7109m

5.      Saraghrar S.  3.

Roshgol

7280m

6.      Saraghrar central.

Roshgol

7330m

7.      Saraghrar  NW 1.

Roshgol

7300m

8.      Saraghrar  NW 2.

Roshgol

7200m

 

9.      Langutai-Barfi

Roshgol

 

7017m

 

 

 

 

                                                                 

 

10. Terich Mir S.               Dirgol / S.Barum glac.         7100m

* The easiest  route to a >7000m peak lies on the south face of  Saraghrar…a gentle  ice climb

2.  UNCLIMBED   [ VIRGIN PEAKS ] of  Hindu Kush

  1. 6000m  to  7000m  high

 

S#

Name of peak

location

Height

1.       

Burishomo Zom

Roshgol

6392m

2.       

Warimgolo Zom

Roshgol

6120m

3.       

Prechu Zom  two peaks:

Roshgol

6100m, 6025m

4.       

Datti Zom;   three peaks

Roshgol

6247,6230,6200m

5.       

Saraghrar brink.

Roshgol valley

6600m

6.       

Lashore

Udren valley

6090m

7.       

Lopar Zom 1

S.  Udren glac.

6620m

8.       

Lopar Zom 2.

S. Udren glac

6450m

9.       

Istor o Nal  N. ridge 1.

S. Udren glac.

6241m

10.   

Istor o Nal   N. ridge  2.

S. Udren glac.

6225m

11.   

Udren glacier Zom 1.

S.Udren glac.

6580m

12.   

Udren glacier Zom 2.

S.Udren glac

6250m

13.   

Udren glacier Zom 

S.Udren glac

6400m

14.   

Little Nadir shah.

Darband glac.

6150m

15.   

Kohe Mandaras

Darband glac.

6600.m

16.   

Udren pass Zom.

Roshgol

6160m

17.   

Darband Zom N.

Darband glac

6350m

18.   

Icefall Zom 1

Lower Terich glac.

6219m 

19.   

Icefall   Zom 2.

Lower Terich glac

6310m

20.   

Baipash Zom

Upper Terich glacier

6540m

21.   

Ghurghur Zom.

Upper Terich glac.

6488m

22.   

Gulasht Zom S. 2      

Upper Terich glac.

6510m

23.   

Gulasht Zom S. 3

Upper Terich glac.

6320m

24.   

26. Gulasht Zom S. 4

Upper Terich glac.

6150m

25.   

Gulasht Zom NE

Upper Terich glac.

6200m

26.   

Baby  Terichmir

lower Terich  glacier

6250m

27.   

Terich Mir N.2

Upper Terich glac.

6110m     

28.   

Atahk Zom

Atahk/ Terich

6050m

29.   

Little Terichmir

Ovir   S. Barum glac.

6370m

30.   

Three glacier peak …

Ovir  S. Barum glac.

6300m

31.   

Sha  dahar

Ziwar, Hushko glac.

6400m

32.   

Shayoz Zom

Ziwar   gol

6855m

33.   

Saraghrar N.2.

Roshgol   valley

6780m

34.   

Ishperio Zom

Roshgol       

6070m

35.   

Sara rech

Uzhnu gol

6225m

36.   

Istorghoni

Longol valley

6130m

37.   

Sorlawi Zom 1

Ziwar gol

6100m

38.   

Sorlawi Zom 2

Ziwar

6070m

39.   

Rahozon Zom

Moghlang

6450m

40.   

Harambit

Hinduraj

6031m

41.   

Ghocharsar

Hinduraj

6249m

42.   

Gordogh aan Zom…

Hinduraj         

6150m

43.   

Gordogh aan Zom..2

Hindura

6175m

44.   

Gordogh aan Zom 3

Hinduraj

6300m

45.   

Saraghrar brink

Hindu Kush [ Roshgol           

6600m

46.   

Anogol Zom

Hindu Kush…upper Terich gl

6150m

47.   

 Aspe safid 1

do

6607

48.   

Aspe safid 2

do

6450m

49.   

 Gumbaze safid

Darband gl

6800m

50.   

 Marrian Zom

do

6390m

51.   

Konj

do

6050m

52.   

Pegish Zom

Ujnugol

6269m

53.   

Lunkho kuchak

do

6354m 

54.   

Buni Zom  N. 1

Hindu raj

6147m

55.   

Buni ZomN   2

do

6210m