Base Camp Altitude: 3900m
Location: Batura Glacier
Duration: 45 Days
Best Time: June – August
A brief Introduction:
The highest peak in the Batura Range is Batura I with 7,785 meters. In 1947, RCF Schomberg explored the southern approaches to Batura from Baltar and Kukuay glaciers and found them blocked by a sheer mountain wall of a height of nearly 6,000ft. Earlier, in September 1925, a strong survey-exploratory team of Dr. Philips Christian Visser, his wife Jenny Visser-Hooft and others, after returning to Passu via Karun Pir, is stated to have explored the whole of Batura Glacier.
In 1976, German Goppinger Himalayan expedition of Dr. Alexander Schlee, consisting of six persons, went to the area to climb the peak. After setting up base camp and five other camps, two of its members climbed the peak braving a very bad and cloudy day.
The other nearby peak is called Batura II or peak No.31. Some European maps show its height as 7,730m while Japanese maps show it as 7,760m and 7,710m.
Day 01 Islamabad/Briefing
Day 02 Islamabad-Chilas
Day 03 Chilas-Passu Via Atta abad Lake.
Day 04-06 Trek to Base Camp
Day 07-40 Climbing Days
Day 41-41 Trek to Passu-Karimabad
Day 42 Karimabad-Besham
Day 43 Besham-Islamabad
Day 44 Morning drive for Debriefing
Day 45 Departure for home flight.
- Liaison with Ministry of Tourism inIslamabadfor climbing permit process, providing measurements of the appointed Liaison officer for his prescribed kit.
- Process of import/export permit from ministry of tourism.
- Clearance of cargo before arrival of the team and its storage.
- Assistance upon arrival/departure.
- Official Briefing/Debriefing.
- Hotel accommodation in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Chilas and Hunza/gilgit.
- All meals during trek and at B.C. as per itinerary.
- Porterage of 75 kg per person of expedition equipment and high altitude food etc. to the B.C. and 50 kg per person on return from BC.
- Road transfers between airport/hotel and within city as per itinerary.
- Sleeping tents, mattresses, mess, kitchen and toilet tent with tables/field stools and camping ground fees.
- Kitchen equipment, crockery, cutlery, fuel and related community gear.
- Wages and basic kit of guide, sirdar, cook and assistant(s).
- Insurance of our field staff and low altitude porters (except helicopter rescue).
- Porterage at airports, hotels, toll taxes and parking fee etc.
- Mail handling/forwarding to BC/overseas except postage charges.
- Reconfirmation of air tickets.
- Hiring of HAPs, mail runner(s) and any other crew as per requirement. (Wages and kit to be arranged by the team).
Services not included:
- International & domestic airfare, airport tax, excess baggage charges.
- Surface transfers in case of flight cancellations to the kick off point.
- Liaison Officer kit and equipment, allowances, travel, hotels, meals and insurance and his personal expenses of any kind.
- High altitude porters/any crew above BC.
- Tents, sleeping bags, personal and climbing equipment of any kind beyond base camp including high altitude food and oxygen.
- Medications, ground evacuations and helicopter rescue charges of any kind.
- Room services, laundry, beverages, phone/communication bills and items of personal nature.
- Insurance liability of member(s) and other under force majeure conditions.
- Climbing Permit, Pollution and Environmental fee or any other fee required to be paid to the Government of Pakistan.
- Clearing agent charges.
- Any other service not included in this list.