Batura Glacier Yak Trek
LEVEL A : (14 days) The Yak, the mountain dweller, beast of burden, is a fierce-looking, shaggy animal, similar to a cow, and fortunately as passive as one. Traditionally and principally reared in Pakistan's north as a source of milk, yaks are also used to carry loads from one village to another and give rides to young children and the not so -young on yak-back traditional shepherds' route to high pasture grounds. Beginning at the foot of Batura Glacier, whose nearly 65-kilometer length makes it the world's second-longest glacier outside the polar regions, one will traverse the glacier near Malungin and ride to Yashpirt. There are superb views of the Batura peaks, ranging from 6830m to 7785, and the Kampire Dior group, ranging from 6830m to 7143m. Shispare (7619m) and Passu peak (7284m). From Yashpirt, retrace one's route back to Passu village, perched comfortably atop one's sure-footed, fuzzy friend.