Explore the unexpolored Karomber Lake and Phander Lake -Chitral Valley

Introduction:
Karambar Lake (also known as Qurumbar Lake) is a high altitude lake located in Ishkomen, a Tehsil of District Ghizer in Gilgit–Baltistan, near the boundary of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. It is the 31st highest lake in the world and 2nd highest in Pakistan at a height of 14,121 feet (4,304 m) and one of the highest biologically active lakes on earth.

Alternate names:
The lake is also known as Qurumbar lake in some references and alternately is spelled as Karomber or Karamber.

Location:
The lake is located in Ishkoman Valley, a tehsil of Ghizer District in Gilgit–Baltistan. While some other studies by WWF mention the location in Broghil Valley of Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. The lake is located at a distance of 205 km from Gilgit. Some maps clearly show that the entire span of lake is situated within the borders of Gilgit–Baltistan. In addition to that, the flow of Karambar waters itself dims the confusion about lake’s location as lake flows down towards Ishkoman.

Hydrology:
The approximate length of the lake is 3.9 kilometers (2.4 mi), width is 2 km and, average depth is 52 meters (171 ft) .Karambar Lake is the deepest lake in the valley with a maximum and mean depth of 55m and 17.08m respectively and is spread over a surface area of 263.44 hectares (2,634,400 m2) and discharges into Karambar valley of Gilgit Baltistan.

Trip main Attrection:

  • Lawari Tunnel
  • Chitral Valley
  • Mastuj
  • Broghill Valley
  • Wakhan Corridor
  • Karomber Lake
  • Shandoor Lake and Top
  • Langar Valley
  • Golaghmuli Valley
  • Ghizer Valley
  • Phander Village
  • PhanderLake
  • Gahkuch, Gilgit

Route Plan:

  • Islamabad
  • Chitral
  • Mastuj
  • Yarkhon Valley
  • Broghil Valley
  • Lashkarghaz
  • LailiRubat
  • Shandoor Top famous for its highest Polo ground, Shandoorlake and exotic sunsets
  • Lungar Valley famous for its fresh streams and River Lungar. And if you are lucky enough you will witness wild horses of Lungar valley.
  • Golaghmuli
  • Ghizer Valley
  • Phander aka Switzerland of Pakistan famous for serene Phandar lake and trout fish.
  • Gilgit, Islamabad

Detail Trip itinerary:

  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Start Date: 15 July 2020
  • End Date: 25 July 2020
  • Trip Duration: 10 Days 9 Nights
  • One extra day has been kept for backup
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Total trekking Days: 3
  • Maximum Altitude:4,272 meters (14,016ft)
  • Minimum temperature: 5 to 10 Degree Celsius at Day & Night.
  • Hoteling and camping
  • (According To The Situations )
  • Daily Trekking: On an average 5-6 Hours

Day 00: 15 July 2020:

  • Departure from Islamabad
  • 6:00 pm from Daewoo Terminal
  • Night traveling towards Chitral.
  • Dinner on the way.
  • Passage through Lowari tunnel in the morning.

Day 01: 16 July 2020:

  • Arrival at Chitral.
  • Hotel check-in Chitral.
  • Free day .
  • Visit of Chitral market for purchasing.
  • Overnight stay and dinner in a hotel in Chitral city.

Day 02: 17 July 2020

  • Breakfast in Chitral.
  • Drive to Yarkhun Valley
  • Broghil guide will pick guests from hotel after breakfast
  • Jeep/landcruiser(old jeep model) to Powr Village (7 hours)
  • Lunch at Mastuj
  • Dinner at Powr
  • Night stay in Powr (Guest House)

Day 03: 18 July 2020

  • Breakfast at Powr guest house
  • Departure for Broghil Valley
  • Continue drive to Lashkargaz (9-12 hours)
  • Jeep Safari in an amazing landscape.
  • Lunch on the way at Kashmanja or Ishkarwaz
  • Arrival at Lashkarghaz in Evening.
  • Night stay at KaromberIn Guest house at Lashkarghaz.

Day 04: 19 July 2020:

  • Early Breakfast
  • Start Trekking towards LailiRubat
  • 5-6 Hours Trek.
  • Visit of Lashkarghaz Lakes
  • Visit of Garil Village
  • Arrival at LailiRubat
  • Over Night Stay in Camps.
  • Dinner + Bonfire at LailiRubat.

Day 05: 20 July 2020:

  • Early Breakfast
  • Start of trek towards Karomber Lake.
  • 2-3 Hours Trek.
  • Crossing of Karomber Pass
  • Visit of Small Lakes near Karomber Lake
  • Arrival at Karomber Lake.
  • Explore the surrounding of Karomber Lake.
  • Overnight stay in Camps.
  • Dinner + Bonfire at Lake with Star gazing over Karomber Peak.

Day 06. 21 July 2020:

  • Early Breakfast
  • Start Trek back to Lashkarghaaz. Its a long way, but a decent descend so we will be able to reach Lashkarghaz in evening.
  • Night stay at Karomber in guest house.
  • Dinner

Day 07: 22 July 2020:

  • Early Breakfast
  • Start Travelling towards Mastuj via Jeeps.
  • Overnight Stay at Mastuj in Hotel

Day 08: 23 July 2020:

  • Mastuj – Ghizer Valley
  • Early Morning Breakfast
  • Start traveling towards Handrap village
  • Via jeeps.
  • This jeeps Safari via Shandoor top, Lungar Valley and Ghizer district will you leave you speechless.
  • Night Stay in Camps at Phander near Handrap Village.

Day 09: 24 July 2020:

  • Departure for Islamabad,
  • Lunch , Dinner On The Way
  • Arrival in Islamabad in evening.
  • End of Services.
  • Early Morning weakup around 6:00am
  • 30 mint walk towards Phander
  • PTDC guest house .
  • Free Day at PhanderValley .

Night stay at PTDC guest house Phander or equa

Day 10: 25 July 2020

Bank Details

Rate Calculation per Person with Detail:

Trip Total Cost:  68,000 PKR

Islamabad to Islamabad

Group Size: Minimum 09 Person

Main Activities of the This Advanture Trip

  • Camping
  • Walking
  • Survival Challenges
  • Bonfire & BBQ
  • Hiking/Trekking
  • Group Activities
  • Silence Meditation (Muraqba)
  • Literature Discussion .
  • Landscape Photography

Cost Includes :

  • Quality Food/ Refreshment
  • Traveling Cost (Islamabad to Islamabad)
  • In the north all way Jeep Safari.
  • NOC arrangements for the trek from Army / Local Govt.
  • Hotel accommodation on 3 to 4 person sharing basis.
  • Sleeping tents on Maybe 2,3,5 person sharing basis.
  • Two time meals daily (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Lunch Daypacks (Snacks/Biscuits etc during trek.
  • Kitchen equipment, crockery, fuel.
  • Facilities of Professional Local Guide,
  • cook and porters.
  • Bridge taxes.
  • 08 Kg porter facility for member’s personal gear (weight in addition to 8 Kg will be separately charged as per porter rate per Kg.
  • These items should preferably be placed in a single rucksack)
  • All Tolls & Taxes
  • Photographer

Participants Need To Bring:

  • List of Personal Equipment:
    • Ruck Sack (at least 65 litre)
    • Day Pack
    • Sleeping bag
    • Sleeping Mattress
    • Trekking Shoes
    • Warm Jacket
    • Full Sleeve Shirts & Half Sleeve Shirts
    • Rain Coat or Parka Jacket
    • Woolen socks
    • Woolen cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Water bottle
    • Trekking sticks
    • Torch
    • Tissue roll
    • Personal Medicines
    • Rumal / Towel, Gloves
    • Sun Block Cream, Sui Dhaga, Soap,
    • Shampo, Teeth Brush, Hair Brush, Paste,
    • Rain Coat & Trouser, Inner Thermal Suit, Socks 5 Pairs, Water Bottle.
    • These items should preferably be placed in a single rucksack)

Note:

  • Dues must be paid before last date of registration.
  • Participants must hold a valid Computerized CNIC Card.
  • Participants are advised to use
  • Non Slippery Shoes/Boot/Joggers/DMS. Participants must NOT wear Heel
  • And Dress Shoes.

Cost does not include:

  • Extras at hotels like drinks, laundry, phone calls, mineral water.
  • Insurance liability medical aid, and rescue coverage.
  • Any things not included in the Cost Included Column.

Must Read:

Because of wilderness & remoteness of the terrain, washing facilities will be of adventure level. We expect all participants to understand the difference between entertainment & adventure.

Cancellation Policy:

  • 24 HRS or less, 100% cancellation charges do apply.
  • 48 HRS or less, 70% cancellation charges do apply.
  • 3 days or more– 30% cancellation charges Do Apply.

Terms & Conditions:

Our Terms & Conditions are strictly followed and applied.

We encourage you to read and agree with them carefully before booking and reservation. Registered members will be provided with an undertaking form before the departure having the details of the trip along with the mentioned terms & conditions.

01 – No One should be indulged in any act reflecting moral or character failing during the activities.

02 – Using drugs or found party to drug sale or possession is strictly prohibited. If anyone finds or caught using any kind of drug will be expelled right away on the spot and the person will not be eligible for any kind of refund.

03 – Use of violent behavior including altercation, insinuations of indecent kind, verbal and physical abuse and assault, aggravated behavior, or any other act amounting to unbecoming of member are strictly prohibited.

04 – Everyone should give extra care for the local environmental care. Garbage (tins. Water bottles, wrappers etc.) shall be suitably disposed without polluting water sources.

05 – We reserves the right to cancel the event without prior notice for any reasons deemed appropriate by them. In such a case the registered participants will receive full refund.

06 – During the event, the itineraries may be affected by reasons beyond control of the hosts. In such situation, organizers will not be held responsible in any case.

07 – On steep ascends in mountainous areas; air conditioned of the buses will be operational on on off basis to keep the vehicles from overheating.

08 – Every humanly possible care will be taken for the safety of members, still each venture can be fraught with endangers of unforeseen natural disasters like avalanches and crevasse falls or any other accidents and sometimes such disasters cannot be ruled out. In any such type of accident during the whole tour, the company, group leader and the tour organizers will not be held responsible in any form.

09 – In case of theft, lost or damage to personal belongings during the duration of the trip, organizers will not be held responsible in any case.

10 – On adventure trek of this type, weather, local politics, transport, or a multitude of other factors beyond the control of organizers can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the Leader and Guide will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group.

11 – No amount will be refund if any person leaves the trip at any stage due to any reason.

 

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