Darkot Pass Trek

During the Darkot to Darkot Pass trek, your journey will take you along the lateral moraine of the glacier, and then you'll walk down the wide, flat expanse of the Darkot Glacier, where you'll navigate crevasses and streams for a relatively easy 3-4 hour walk to reach the Chikar Yarkhun Valley.

As you progress, you'll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of granite peaks interspersed with glaciers in every direction. A glaciated ridge, standing at an elevation of 200 meters, serves as a natural barrier separating you from the Zindikharam Glacier. You can then venture further by walking up the Zindikharam Glacier until you reach Lalay Rabat, perched at the summit of the Boroghil region.

The descent on the Darkot side is notably steeper, and the glacier can become wet and slippery in the morning sun. Members of the trek are recommended to use crampons for safety. As you continue, make sure to stay on the right side as you approach the glacier. Upon reaching the first bowl beneath the glacier's snout, cross to the left bank and follow a well-marked path that zigzags steeply up to the base of the Yarkhun Valley. This route offers an incredible adventure through the mountainous terrain, providing unforgettable experiences and stunning vistas along the way.


Days Program
1 Arrival in Islamabad and Sightseeing
2 Drive to to Chilas 3-4 hrs via Babusar Pass 4173m
3 Drive to Gilgit 3-4hrs 134km. arrive and transfer to hotel.
4 Drive to Yasin Darkot village 147 km. Altitude 2760m.
5 Trek to Rawat, Altitude 3600. Overnight in tents
6 Trek to Darkot high camp 3-4hrs. Overnight in tents
7 Trek to Khani Basa across the Darkot Pass It takes 4hrs
8 Trek to Iskarwarz. Overnight in tents
9 Trek to Khishma it is 5-6 hours. Overnight in tents
10 Trek to Lasht these 4-6 hours. Overnight in tent
11 Drive to Mastuj and Chitral 7-8hrs. Overnight at hotel
12 Drive to Kalash valleys visit Bumburate, Birir, and Rumbur
13 Drive to Swat 254 km. overnight at hotel
14 Drive to Islamabad 245 km. overnight at hotel
15 Drive to Islamabad airport for international flight