Base Camp Altitude:    5000m

  Location:                        Vigne Glacier

   Range:                             Karakoram

  Duration:                        45 Days

  Best Time:                      June – August

A brief Introduction:Sun Rise on Chogolisa peak

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 jusChogolisa I And Long Ridge To Chogolisa II Close Up  On Upper Baltoro Glaciert 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 SouthClimbers Ascending Chogolisa 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-AskoliChogolisa Peak Seen from The distance on Baltoro glacier

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 

Services Included:

  • 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.