Batura Glacier: A Natural Wonder in Karakoram Range

Batura Glacier: A natural wonder in the heart of Karakoram Mountain Range

Overview of Majestic Batura Glacier

Are you ready to be captivated by the awe-inspiring grandeur of Batura Glacier? Batura Glacier – an extraordinary gem nestled within the upper Hunza Valley of Gilgit-Baltistan. Stretching over 57 kilometers approximately 35 miles, this icy giant emerges as one of the most magnificent glaciers outside of the polar regions. So, brace yourself for an adventure with natural beauty that will leave you breathless.

 

A scenic view of Batura Glacier
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Location

Batura Glacier lies in the heart of the mighty Karakoram mountain range and is perched just north of the mighty Batura and Passu mountains. This frozen wonderland takes you to a realm where mountains touch the sky and dreams revive again.

 

Weather at Batura Glacier

Gilgit
Batura Glacier
3:57 pm, March 5, 2024
1°C
overcast clouds
Wind: 1 mph
Pressure: 1031 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:27 am
Sunset: 6:01 pm

 

Spectacular Features of Batura Glacier

Batura Glacier’s icy is famous for a staggering average thickness of approximately 150 meters. As your journey proceeds, be prepared for standing in awe of the Batura Muztagh. It’s a sublime sub-range within the Karakoram, guarding the glacier’s frozen realm.

 

A wonder view of Batura Glacier by the traveller while trekking on it
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The regal Batura Sar soared to an astounding 7,795 meters, approximately 25,574 feet. And the majestic Passu Sar stands tall at 7,478 meters estimated at 24,600 feet. These colossal sentinels elevate the beauty of Batura Glacier to unimaginable heights.

 

Batura Glacier Trek – An Unforgettable Experience

Batura Trek awaits the intrepid souls who crave an adventure that imbalance their adrenaline level.  Step into this trek by beginning your voyage from Islamabad and settling the odyssey forth on Karakoram Highway.

On this odyssey, you will enjoy the majesty of Rakaposhi, Diran Peak, Shisper Peak, Ultar Peak, Passu Peak, and the imposing Batura massif.

As you walk on Batura Glacier, you’ll fascinate by the mesmerizing natural beauty and cultural values. It’s like a frozen ice river extending up to 65 kilometers approximately 40 miles. Up here, you’ll see valleys with unique landscapes and hear the soothing sound of streams flowing nearby.

 

 

The real adventure is to cross the icy expanses of  Batura. As here the snow cap extends upto 4km (4000 meters or 13000 feet) from the majestic Batura Wall, an awe-inspiring sight that will test your mettle and reward your courage.

So be gentle on this trek and Let the gentle slopes of a trek be your guiding companions. As it’s the only way to make sure that the journey remains accessible for every adventurer. While staying on the path, immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the Passu villagers.

 

Batura Glacier Trek Packages

In case you’re looking for Batura Glacier Trek Packages, here are some websites from where you can check out all the details for the trek like departure date, itinerary, accommodation and charges etc.

 

Batura Trek Vlog

 


FAQs

How Many Days Will It Take to Complete Batura Trek?

According to Hunza Guides Pakistan and Tripadvisor, this trek will take 5 days.


Conclusion

Adventure in the realm of Batura Glacier has no boundaries. It calls upon the brave and the bold who seek to complete the summit on these icy floes of Batura. It invites you to step outside your comfort zone, immerse yourself in a world where the impossible becomes possible and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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