" Mashabrum Expeditions " arrange cycle tours in the various parts of the Gilgit Baltistan Pakistan with respect to requirement of the clients depending over their interest and available period.
HUSHE VALLEY BIKING TOUR:
Max. Altitude: 3500M
Duration: 15 days from Islamabad to back Islamabad
Suitable period: End of May to September
Biking on KKH to Khunjerab Top:(PAK China Border)
The most remarkable bike trip in the world, KKH Bike Tour, takes one through an area said to be the
inspiration behind James Hilton's Shangri-La, Hunza.This 14 day bike trip traverses the complete length of the increditble valleys of Gilgit, Hunza, Gulmit, Passu and Sost by way of the Karakoram Highway. The KKH connects Pakistan with China and is considered an engineering feat as it winds through the narrow gorges of this remote mountain kingdom.Completed in 1974, this famous highway follows the old Silk Route, entering China at the Khunjerab Pass (16,000 feet) where our ride begins. To arrive at our starting point (Khunjerab Pass) we fly (weather permitting) from Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, to Gilgit at 4,770 feet. We are then transported by jeeps to the top of Khujerab Pass in two days with an overnight hotel stay at Gulmit or Sost.From the crest of the pass, our downhill bicycle journey takes us to Gulmit in three easy five-hour days. At Gulmit a rest day is scheduled. This provides time for a day hike into the depths of this stunning valley. Karimabad, the capital of Hunza, is our next destination.
Here one can do some rugged mountain biking in the nearby glacial valley called Hoper.
The last leg of our tour consists of a two day ride to Gilgit. The stupendous wall of Rakaposhi (25,550 feet) rises from the bed of the Hunza River, past the Karakoram Highway with a 20,000 feet gain; honouring it as the steepest place on our planet.With the sight of Rakaposhi rich on our minds, we roll into Gilgit and either fly or drive back to Islamabad.
Hushe Valley Biking Tour
|1||Arrive Islamabad and sight-seeing in Islamabad|
|2||Drive to Chilas on Karakoram Highway /hotel|
|3||Drive to Skardu on Skardu Road / hotel|
|4||Day free for hiking in Skardu|
|5||Start biking from Skardu to Khaplu 4-5 hrs/hotel|
|6||Day free for hiking in Khaplu Broq / hotel|
|7||On the bike to Hushe 4 -5 hrs overnight in camp|
|8||Free day in Hushe for sightseeing|
|9||Day-09: On bike back to Kanday|
|10||On Bike back to Khaplu / hotel|
|11||Back to Skardu overnight at hotel|
|12||Rest Day overnight at hotel|
|13||Fly to Islamabad or drive to Chilas/hotel|
|14||Islamabad or drive to Islamabad|
BIKING ON KKH
|1||Arrive Islamabad and sight-seeing in Islamabad|
|2||Drive to Besham|
|3||Drive to Gilgit|
|4||Gilgit to Hunza|
|5||Hunza to Gulmit|
|6||Gulmit to Sost|
|7||Sost to Khunjerab Pass|
|8||Khunjerab to Gulmit|
|9||Rest day in Gulmit|
|10||Karimabad - local exploration|
|11||Karimabad to Gilgit|
|12||Gilgit to Besham|
|13||Besham to Islamabad|
SERVICES ARE INCLUDED:
Check the itinerary for overnight places, We will provide hotel room according to the itinerary.
• SERVICES ARE NOT INCLUDED:
1. Member international flight ticket
2. Member personal insurance
3. Any kind of personal equipments and expenses such as telephone calls, fax, email and soft drinks etc
4. Room service and laundry etc
5. Custom clearing charges (import and export of equipment)
6. Any unforeseen expenses (just like road block extra hotel stay or if member want to stay more days somewhere
Note: Members has to travel together in one group and no one can split the group. If anyone will split the group then all cost/expenses he/she has to pay directly, we (Mashabrum Expeditions) are not responsible and we will charge you each and everything.
We are delighted that you’ve decided to book your trip with Mashabrum Expeditions Treks & Tours. Before making your booking please ensure that you first read the relevant Terms & Condition. It is important that you choose a trip appropriate to your level of fitness and experience. If you’re not sure about anything please Contact us All our staff has first-hand experience of a range of treks and trips and will be happy to talk with you and help you decide which is the right one for you. You should also read our Booking Conditions.
You can book by email or telephone. You will need to complete a booking form and send this to us with the appropriate deposit. for the booking form click on BOOK A TRIP on our website, fill out and send us.
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Complete and send booking form and NON REFUNDABLE deposit.
Receive booking confirmation by emailed.M
Make final payment and receive final travel instructions.
We will provisionally hold a place on an available trip for 7 days to allow time for your booking form and deposit payment to reach us and for you to check personal arrangements such as time off work before making your final decision.
Please complete all sections clearly and carefully. It is very important that your details on your booking form (name, date of birth etc) exactly match the details on your passport. This includes where the first name on your passport is not the name you prefer to use.
If you sending a group booking. Then please mention all names with their passport details in the Email. Completed booking forms should be sent by Email to Mashabrum Expeditions Treks & Tours. Please note we cannot confirm your booking until we receive your 50 % advance deposit.
Delays in transferring the advance amount you may put at risk your place on a selected trip.
After receiving your deposit (or for late bookings, full payment), we will make the necessary arrangements including (if requested) flight reservations and any additional services or activities requested. We will send confirmation of your booking, receipt of payment and (if applicable) flight tickets by email.
Please note unless specifically requested no paper documents will be sent. In order to minimize the impact on the environment we send all travel documents by email as pdf or word documents as much as possible in order to minimize unnecessary printing and use of paper and so that you can choose if you wish to print your documents or not.
If you specifically ask for a printed copy of your travel documents or brochure we'll be happy to send that but otherwise we ask you to help us do our bit for the environment and using the online versions where possible.
Thank you and we will include a detailed day to day itinerary, advice on visas, permits (if applicable), health, suggested clothing and equipment list, responsible travel guidelines, information on discounts available to The Mashabrum Expeditions clients and a final invoice.
Before confirming your booking we require evidence of adequate travel insurance. All our clients are required to have appropriate insurance and to provide us with a copy of the policy as a condition of booking. It is extremely important that your insurance provider is aware of the type of trip and activities you will undertake.
Final documents and booking can only be issued once we receive these details. It is recommended that you strongly consider taking out insurance at the time of booking so that not only are you covered whilst on holiday but you will also be able to make a claim for any money paid to us should you have to cancel your trip.
Final payment for your booking is due 20 days prior to departure. No reminder will be sent. On receipt of the final balance we will email your final confirmation including instructions on how you will be met on arrival at your start point in Islamabad or elsewhere. Also included will be a statement of any additional services, flights or activities you have requested.
Your Booking Form must be accompanied by your non refundable 150 $ deposit per person for trekers and for climbing expeditions and rail travel a higher refundable 500 $ deposit is The easiest way to do this is to pay by bank account transfer and we don’t accept any debit cards.
Please ensure before you confirm your booking that you have read and accept our Booking Conditions and that you are clear on the details and activities of the trip that you have selected and that it is appropriate for you.
If you are not sure or have any queries contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions and provide more details to help with your decision. Please be aware that deposits are non refundable as is standard practice in the travel industry and therefore it is important you are clear about and happy with the nature of your trip before you confirm your booking with us.
Once your final payment has been received we will issue a receipt and letter confirming your joining instructions, any other final information and wishing you a wonderful holiday adventure in the Pakistan with us.
Should any of the information provided to us on your booking form change. Your contact details, passport number, name, you must advise us immediately. Failure to do this may result in your being liable for charges applied by airlines or government authorities related to the change in details. If you wish to change your booking after it has been confirmed within 20 days prior to departure, the cost of these charges will be passed on to you.
If you wish to transfer from one trip or trek to another, a fixed that you can freely. We are happy to accept transfers only providing this does not cause us to cancel the trip or trek you are already booked on to and provided we do not suffer costs incurred from suppliers and airlines relating to your decision. Once we have issued the final invoice for your holiday we are unable to transfer your booking to an alternative. Please read carefully our Booking Conditions for further information relating to your booking including standard cancellation.