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Asumber Pass Trek


Asumber pass connects two beautiful valleys in Ghizar district Yasin and Ishkomin. Between the series of passes connecting these two, Asumber is the lowest in terms of altitude.


Itinerary:

Day 01: Islamabad

Arrival at the airport in Islamabad and transfer to the hotel for overnight.

 

Day 02: Islamabad – Chilas

Departures for Chilas, lunch en-route at Besham, arrive and transfer to the hotel for overnight.

 

Day 03: Chilas - Yasin

Departure for Yasin valley, it takes 7 – 8 hours to reach Yasin from Chilas.

 

Day 04: Tawus - Gamas

This day we will start trekking, today we will pass through the beautiful pastures, Madhoori, Chochoa, Natak and then we will reach to our first camp Gamas, arrive and transfer to the camps for overnight.

 

Day 05: Gamas - Gigi Sharawan

We start the trek at 9 O’clock, This is one of the most beautiful day of the trek on our way to Gigi Sarawan we will pass through the beautiful green valley with lot of wheat field and a beautiful small lake. It takes 4 hours to reach Gigi Sharwan. Evening to explore around.

 

Day 06: Gigi Sharawan - Asumber Pass

This is the tough day where we will trek up to the pass and then reach the other side. On top, there are two twin passes known as 'Asumber' and 'Bertha Berthi'. Depending on the amount of snow, you can pick any of these as Assumber is wider than Bertha Berthi but can prove difficult. The area can be muddy if it rained; it is a mix walk on snow and gravel like stones. It takes around 3 hours to reach the top. If weather is clear one can see Tirch Mir on one side and Hunza valley on the other side. After spending sometime on the pass we will go further to the Basse camp for overnight.

 

Day 07: Base Camp – Asumber

Today we will walk along the Asumber Nallah, on the beautiful zig zag route! It takes almost 6 hours to reach assumber, here will be the last point of our trek.

 

Day 08: Asumber – Gilgigt

Drive to Gilgit by jeeps through the beautiful villages of Ghizar valley, Arrive and transfer to the hotel for overnight.

 

Day 09: Rest Day

Day to relax or explore the Gilgit city.

 

Day 10: Gilgit – Besham

Drive to Besham on Karakorum, We will stop en-route for lunch and photography, Arrive and transfer to the hotel for overnight.

 

Day 11: Besham – Islamabad

Early morning we will drive to Islamabad, en-route we will visit the Taxila Museum. Construction of Taxila museum started in 1918, its foundation stone laid by Lord Chemsford, vicery of India in 1918. Construction was concluded in 1928 and the museum was opened for public by Sir Habibullah then the ministry for Education. Sir John Marshall who was going to be retired from the post of Director General of Archaeological survey of India in 1928, could not complete its original plan. The government of Pakistan constructed the northern gallery in 1998. There are 4000 objects displayed, including stone, stucco, terracotta, silver, gold, iron and semiprecious stones. Mainly the display consists of objects from the period 600 B.C to 500 AD. Buddhist, hindu and Jain cults are well represented through these objects discovered from three ancient cities and more than two dozen buddhist stupas and monasteries and Greek temples. Taxila Museum is located 35 km from Islamabad on the Grand Trunk Road to Peshawar. It is famous for remains of Gandhara art. Most of the sites at Taxila, dating back 600 BCE to 500 CE, are located around the Taxila Museum.

 

Day 10: Islamabad

This will be your last day in Pakistan; we will visit Faisal Mosque, Pirshowaha, Margala Hills and the local market for shopping. In the evening drive to the airport and destination.

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