adventure travel & photography
Destinations: Pakistan ◦◦ India ◦◦Turkey ◦◦ Egypt ◦◦ Bulgaria ◦◦ Mongolia ◦◦ Bangladesh ◦◦ Jordan ◦◦ Russia ◦◦ Turkmenistan ◦◦ Iran ◦◦ Kazakhstan ◦◦ Japan ◦◦ Hong Kong ◦◦ Greece ◦◦ Ukraine ◦◦ Syria ◦◦ Morocco ◦◦ Italy ◦◦ Mauritania ◦◦ Oman ◦◦ Algeria ◦◦ Faroe Islands
Tours/Expeditions: List with all our scheduled tours and expeditions
About the place
In 2019, we did a fascinating two-and-a-half-hour hike from the village of Ghulkin in Upper Hunza to Lake Borith, passing the Ghulkin Glacier. This was in April, and the ice and mud were partially frozen, making it ideal for hiking. By July 2022, the same glacier had changed drastically - it was soft with large cracks, making it impossible to repeat the hike.
That was the reason to go to the so-called White Glacier, a 30-minute drive from the hotel near Lake Borith. It is actually the famous Passu Glacier. The hike there is not over ice and mud, but along a not very steep path with incredible and breathtaking panoramas overlooking a large gorge where the glacier is located.
If you're in the Borith Lake area, this hike is a great option. It's just as stunning as the Ghulkin Glacier hike, but without the unpredictable ice and mud. The hike is easy and takes around one and a half to two hours, depending on how much time you spend admiring the scenery.
Passu Glacier is situated in the south side of Passu village. Passu Peak is situated in the back side of the glacier. This glacier is linked with Batura Glacier and many other glaciers in Batura Muztagh mountain range.
Travel to Pakistan
I organize and lead small groups to Pakistan through my licensed travel agency "Thousand Voyages" Ltd. You can find out more about the guided tours here. A list of all scheduled tours can be found here.