Jeep, Bus

Max Altitude

4964 m

Air Ticket




Banak Pass (Branak Khund) is located in Shagarthang (Skardu) and Gutumsar in Astore Valley. It is difficult and only for experienced trekkers with rope, crampons and ice axe.
“Growth happens in the valleys”
A breathtaking valley, with snow capped mountains in winters and mild summers a lush green village. This valley is renowned for a pure nature and small homes compose the villages with huge fields of vegetation and livestock. Transhumance is a common practice. The native language is Shina, but Urdu is also spoken frequently. The natives are known for their warm welcoming and pleasant attitudes towards the tourists.
The scenic beauty after crossing the pass the valley is enhanced by the forests of Juniper and cedar trees along with the summer pastures. It is indeed a sight worth seeing. The peaceful lake and the sky-high mountains provides one the peace of mind It is located in Perishing Gutumsar valley in Astore.Like Rama Valley, Gutumsar valley is home to the variety of fauna such as ibex, musk deer, snow leopard and rock partridge. Medicinal plants are also found in abundance. Besides other attractions, this area is famous for Urdoung Lake.

Day 1
Arrival in Islamabad.
Day 2
Fly to Skardu, if cancelled drives KKH to Chilas.
Day 3
Sightseeing day in Skardu (or drive KKH to Skardu).
Day 4
Drive from Skardu - Kachura – Stakchun.
Day 5
Trek from Stakchun to - Shepherds’ Settlement.
Day 6
Trek from Shepherds’ Settlement to Base camp.
Day 7
Base Camp - Banak Pass 4964m - The Pastures.
Day 8
The Pastures _ Astore _ Chilas.
Day 9
Day 10
Fly back Home.


  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash.
  • Hair brush or comb, hair ties, barrettes/bobby pins.
  • Deodorant.
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Sunscreen and face lotion with SPF.
  • Night time Moisturizer/Lotion.
  • If under any medication, enough stock
  • All Meals
  • All ground and plane transportation
  • All accomodation
  • Full trek guide and staffs
  • All trek pack and equipment
Not Included
  • Alcohol or Beverage
  • Camera and other non trek accessories
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