Hushe Valley Travel Guide

Hushe Valley, Baltistan

Hushe is the Karakoram’s fantasy land. It is a versatile home of mountaineering activities including climbing, rock climbing, trekking and adventure photography. A land of granite towers, beautiful peaks, challenging glaciers and noisy rivers, there is a lot much to choose from in Hushe.

Hushe valley stretches from the bank of Shyok River at Khaplu, Baltistan and touches the heights of Masherbrum at 7821 meters. Hushe village, the last town of this remote valley is known as the base for several expeditions. At an altitude of 3600 meters, the Hushe village is the eastern most part of Baltistan’s Gangche district. Saling, Machlu, Khane and Kande are other mentionable villages in the valley. At a distance of 140KM from Skardu, it can take upto 8 hours to reach Hushe.

Mountain climbers around the world get attracted towards the Masherbrum, K6, K7, Laila and Amin Brak – the highest peaks of the valley. The charms for trekkers include the Masherbrum base camp, K6-K7 base camp, Gondogoro pass and Nangmah valley. In glaciers of this valley, Masherbrum, Gondogoro, Charakusa, Aling and Nangmah are important in the list.

In addition to the natural beauty, this area is also famous for its hospitable, highly motivated and energetic adventure helpers. A number of mountain guides, high altitude porters, cooks and general porters facilitated the tourists in an outstanding manner.

Basic commodities according to the local needs are available in Hushe village. For food and camping, several possibilities are also available.

Encircled by high rocks, irrigated by melting waters of snowy mountains and populated with Balti simplicity, this valley deserves much more tourists’ attention then its having.