Getting there & away
A local minibus departs Gulmit for Ganish (Rs 35) en route to Karimabad at about 6.30am. A special hire to Karimabad may cost as much as Rs 600. The first northbound buses pass through at about 10am. Flag down minibuses anywhere along the Highway. It’s a four- to five-hour walk to Passu – about 15km via Borit Lake.