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After a long journey of 46-hours I reached my destination guest house, Hoper Inn at Nagar Valley in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. I was to continue trek for the next 7 days towards Pakistan’s highest altitude Rush Lake (4697-M). I left from Rawalpindi at 6:30 pm one day before Eid and reached Gilgit next day after a 20:30 hours long bus ride. Then next three - hours I continued to travel in a mini Van to Aliabad, Hunza Valley on main KKH Road which leads to China via Khunjrab Pass (4693-M).
Next day after breakfast, one guide approached me and demanded Rs.8000 for Rush Lake Trek which I flatly denied and set off alone on my 1st day trekking around 7 a.m. On my way to Rush Lake, my first encounter was with Baulter Glacier which was widened nearly 500 meter and took half hour to cross. After continuous hiking another glacier called Bharpu Glacier was standing before me, it was more widened and dreadful than the previous one. Resultantly, I got lost in this glacier and stranded for nearly 2 and half hour to find the trail. Nevertheless I managed to find my way. I made my first camp in the Mulharai valley, where I met two young brothers and their uncle who were shepherd. They had the job to get the milk, yogurt and butter and later convert it into cooking oil (Desi Ghee) in a traditional way. I enjoyed and also took bath at nearby flowing stream in a cold freezing water directly coming somewhere from glacier.
Address: Rush Lake is a high altitude lake located in Nagar Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan near Rush Pari Peak
Khyber Pakhtoon Khawa