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Trekking across Thalley La – a 2 to 3 day trek.

The trek between Khaplu and Shigar, Thalley La, is known as one of the easiest and most beautiful treks in Baltistan. In June I set off with friends to experience it for myself.

We started our first day by leaving behind the luxuries of the amazing new heritage boutique hotel, Khaplu Palace & Residence – a tough call knowing that we would be spending a few chilly nights in tents. We drove directly up the Thalley Valley stopping along the way to take pictures of this extremely photogenic and fertile valley – women working in the fields, farmers moving their livestock (Zhos, donkeys, goats and sheep) and children running freely enjoying the warm summer days.

After 2 hours we reached the last settlement in the valley called Thalley Broq where we met our team of 15 strong porters and commenced our 3 day trek across the Thalley La to an altitude of 4,572 m. What an incredible trip it was surrounded by snow capped peaks, green valleys and meeting shepherds and high mountain yaks along the way.

When we finished this incredible trek we were treated to 2 nights in the superb heritage boutique hotel, Shigar Fort Residence – comfy beds, delicious food and the warmest of Baltistani hospitality.

The best time to do this trek is in July & August. June is possible although we did come across a lot of snow which was challenging at times.

For those wanting to have the experience of a life time and experience this amazing trek contact Serena Hotel’s on +92 (0) 5811 455 894 or email sales.gsh@serena.com.pk

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7 comments on “Trekking across Thalley La – a 2 to 3 day trek.

  1. Shabnam Bahar
    September 8, 2016

    Thanks for sharing Thalay la trekking experience, wish there were some details of the actual trekking, coz we are also planning to trek Thalay La next year.

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  2. waseem jaffery
    January 31, 2013

    Thalay is my ancestral village and i m so glad to see such an article about my village and also very thankful to you to visit my village and write about ur trip and promote the beauty of village which is hidden by the world.. i wish and hope that u again visit here ..

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  3. rashid
    July 11, 2012

    i have been to all these places including thalay back than it was not very developed which am sure still the same but it was aw inspiging

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    • serenahotels
      July 23, 2012

      Dear Rashid, Thalley valley and the surrounding areas are still not so developed. Travelling through these areas definitely makes you feel you area in a different country from the rest of Pakistan. We hope that you will come back soon and experience the area’s most recent additions – Shigar Fort Residence and Khaplu Palace & Residence or alternatively trek across the Thalley La. Very best wishes from the Team at Serena Hotel’s Gilgit-Baltistan Collection.

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  4. tariq laskir
    July 11, 2012

    awesome pics 🙂

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    • serenahotels
      July 23, 2012

      Thanks Tariq – it is an awesome part of the world! Hope you can experience it one day. Very best wishes from the Team at Serena Hotel’s Gilgit-Baltistan Collection.

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