Getting there & away
A daily minibus runs between Hoper and Gilgit (Rs 150) and Aliabad (Rs 50), departing at 7am. The return bus departs Gilgit at noon. A hired jeep is about Rs 1500 for the return trip from Karimabad, and Rs 4000 from Gilgit. Cargo jeeps occasionally go in via Hassanabad to Sumayar and via Ganish to Nagyr village, heading back early the next morning.
On foot from Karimabad via Ganish, Nagyr village is about three hours and Hoper five to six hours. From Hassanabad via Shayar, Hoper is a very long day’s walk.