Distance : 29.2 miles (47km) approx.
Avg.Time : 3-4 days
Start / Finish :
Upper Naltar – Pakora.
• The high point of the trail is Pakora Pass at 4710m. If you are newly arrived to the region, it would be wise to spend at least a couple of days in Upper Naltar (2820m) acclimatizing before beginning your hike.
• The trek itself starts with an easy section along a dirt road until you reach the emerald green Naltar Lake (see above photo). This would make for a good campsite if you had a late start.
• All water taken from below the herder’s huts at Lower Shani should be treated.
• The snowbound descent from Pakora pass is not difficult, however, care must be taken crossing the Pakora glacier. No ice axe or crampons required. Fill your water bottles up before finishing the crossing of the glacier, as there aren’t any reliable water sources until a few more hours down the valley.