Broad Peak 8047m Expedition

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Range:             KarakoramView of Broad Peak

Altitude:          8047m

Zone:               Permitted

Duration:         50 Days

Best Time:        Mid May – End August

Named for the immense bulk of the peak, Broad Peak (local Expedition members on way to Broad Peakname Falchen Kangri) stands omnipotent. The climbing will not be especially steep but the remoteness of the setting will make this an especially rewarding experience. Whether this is your first 8000m peak or your third, the nature of climbing in this region will have it’s own unique flavour.

We establish our BC and spendView from Broad peaka day of rest, acclimatisation and sorting equipment. We will be establishing three camps on the mountain making our summit bid towards the end of July, this being the more stable weather period in the region.

The route involves climbing through a rock gully to Camp I (6000m) then by following a Expeditions Members going to Hushe via Gondogoro La passlarge snow face we reach Camp-II at around 6500m. A final camp is placed at 7200m from where we make the summit bid.

Fixed ropes protect the steeper sections of the route, which are mostly lower on the climb.

The Follow of  Climb:

We arrive in Islamabad and have a briefing with the Pakistani government’s Ministry of Tourism who issue the climbing permits. We then fly to a mountain village called Skardu or if the weather is inclement we travel by road through the Indus gorge. Skardu is the parting point from civilisation, where we will be accommodated in a Hotel.

Jeeps take us to the road end at Askole, the last village in the valley. Askole is the beginning of the trek to base camp and each night we camp out as we travel up the valley with our Balti porters providing entertainment and colour to the otherwise stark and barren countryside. Our expedition cooks provide wholesome and high quality food along the trek and while at base camp. We will cook our own meals while on the mountain.

Our next camp is Paiju, the last campsite before the beginning of the Baltoro glacier then the route to Broad Peak follows the opposite (true left) side of the Baltoro, passing spectacular views of the Trango group, trekking for a further 6 days to reach the base camp. 

 ITINERARY:

Day  Islamabad:

Arrival AT Islamabad, assist and transfer to hotel.

Day 02  Islamabad:

Islamabad, Morning drive for briefing.

Day 03  Islamabad/Skardu/Chilas:

Morning Fly to Skardu. In case of cancellation of flight drive to Chilas (480 km).

Day 04 Chilas – Skardu:

Chilas/Skardu Day free at Skardu. If you are driving, complete road journey (07-08 hrs) to Skardu (275 km) En-route have good views of Nanga Parbat(8125m).

Day 05  Skardu – Askole:

Skardu to Askole (3000m) By jeeps drive to Askole (6-7 hrs).

Day 06-11 Askole – Broad Peak Base camp:

Morning after break fast Trek to Broad Peak Base Camp.

Day 12-41  30 days for acclimatization and climbing.

Day 42-47  Base Camp – Askole/Hushe: 

Trek back to Askole or Hushe via Gondogoro La and drive to Skardu.

Day 48 Islamabad/Chilas:

In the morning we shall try to fly Islamabad/Chilas Fly Islamabad In case of flight cancellation drive to Chilas.

Day 49Islamabad:

you have free day in Islamabad.

Leisure day at Islamabad. In case of driving, complete rod journey from Chilas to Islamabad.

Day 50Islamabad:

Morning debriefing . Transfer to airport for your return flight home. 

Services Included:

  • Liaison with Ministry of Tourism in Islamabad for 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 Skardu.
  • 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 mentioned in this condition sheet.