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Welcome to Shipton Treks and Tours

Shipton Treks & Tours is a self-help project under the auspices of the charitable, non-government, non-profit-making organization “Himalaya-Karakorum-Hilfe e.V.“. It was founded in order to let the inhabitants of Baltistan – also known as “Little Tibet“, situated in the heart of the Karakoram – participate in the profits from tourism. The agency helps locals to find employment and earn a livelihood. This is the only chance they have to improve their situation by their own efforts and to secure their subsistence in the long term.

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K-2 (8611-M) Expedition

With 8611m, K 2 is the second highest mountain in the world. As early as 1939 Fritz Wiessner, tried the first ascent and, together with his Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama, reached a height of 8390m.


This trek leads from Baltistan across the Hispar La (5051 m) into the valley of the Hunza river. The Biafo and Hispar glaciers form the largest continuous stretch of glacier (114 km) in the Karakoram.

Trango Towers (6287-M) Expedition

The Trango Towers, situated on the northern side of the Baltoro Glacier opposite Urdukas, consist of four peaks with vertical granite walls.


Gandharan Civilization Tour

The region comprise of Peshawar valley, Mardan, Swat, Dir, Malakand, and Bajuaur agencies in the kheber Province (KPK), Taxila in the Punjab, and up to Jalalabad in Afghanistan.

Cancordia K2 BC Gondogoro La Traverse

This trek leads into the heart of the Karakoram, the “throne room of the mountain goods“ (Galen Rowell), “the most marvellous mountain landscape on earth“ (G.O. Dyhrenfurth). Getting to Concordia (about 70 km) takes about 7 or 8 days, getting back to Askole maybe 5 or 6 days.

Shandur Polo Festival

Polo is the game of kings and king of games.The first time a polo tournament took place at the Shandur Pass, was in 1936. A British Political Agent, Major Cobb, who was fond of playing polo under a full moon, had the polo ground near Shandur, named, "Moony Polo Ground".