Batura Mustagh Climbing
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Access Issue: Permit required above 6500 meters. Details
The Pakistani definition of a mountain according to the Ministry of Tourism in Islamabad is a peak higher than 6500 meters, 21,450 feet. Therefore you dont need permits for peaks lower than that mark. Anything higher, or if you are hiking within 20 km of an international border you will need permits. For a permit, you need to either: 1. Licensed mountain guide OR 2. Pakistan Army Liason Officer (LO) to guide you along the way. The guide/LO has to be equipped with gear that will allow him to hike with you till the base camp of your peak.
This is the area in Hunza Valley that contains The Batura glaicer, Batura I and II, the Passu Cones, Shispare, the Ultar Group, Hachinder Chish and many more.
Fly from Islamabad to Gilgit ($150) or take a bus from the Pir Wadhai bus stop in Rawalpindi to Karimabad ($20). Private jeeps can be hired in Karimabad leading you to the treks that will take you to the basecamp of your desired peak. This is an open zone but you will need a permit if you go higher than 6500 meters.
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