Base Camp Altitude: 5000m
Location: Vigne Glacier
Duration: 45 Days
Best Time: June – August
A brief Introduction:
Chogolisa is one of the impressive and elegant peaks in the Karakorams. Its four ridges, of which three have already been climbed, culminate in the form of two summits. The peak is highly exposed to winds with deep snow.
Herman Buhl and Kurt Diemberger attempted this peak first time in 1957 just two weeks after the successful climb ofBroadPeak. They called off their attempt at 7100 meters due to bad whether and on way back the conqueror ofKillerMountain(Nanga Parbat) lost his life. However, M. Fujihara and K. Hirai ofJapanmade the first successful North East summit on August 4, 1958.
Austrian climbers G. Ammerer and F. Pressl made the slightly higher South West summit on August 3 1975.
Day 01 Islamabad
Day 02 Briefing
Day 03 Islamabad-Chilas
Day 04 Chilas-Skardu
Day 05 Skardu
Day 06 Skardu-Askoli
Day 07 Askoli-Bardumal
Day 08 Bardumal-Paiju
Day 09 Rest Day
Day 10 Paiju-Urdukus
Day 11 Urdukus-Goro II
Day 12 Goro II-Vigne Glacier
Day 13 Vigne Glacier-Base Camp
Day 14-36 Climbing
Day 37 Base Camp-Goro II
Day 38 Goro II-Paiju
Day 39 Paiju-Korofong
Day 40 Korofong-Askoli
Day 41 Askoli-Skardu
Day 42 Skardu-Chilas
Day 43 Chilas-Islamabad
Day 44 Debriefing
Day 45 Departure
- 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 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 included in this list.