Duration: 24 Days
Best Time: June – September
A brief Introduction:
The trip will take you to the trekking peak in the Shigar Valley. The name Khoser Gung in the Balti language means Ice Pumpkin. The glacier feeds the part of Shigar Valley situated on the left bank of Braldu River. Many supernatural myths and fairy tales are associated with the peaks by the local people. Technically it is an easy climb. However, crossing the ice which is mixed with little rocks presents intermediate difficulties. Ideal time for the expedition is July to August that can be extended upto mid September depending on weather conditions.
Day 01 Islamabad:
Arrival in Islamabad and transfer to hotel.
Day 02 Skardu/Chilas Fly to Skardu:
Skardu/Chilas Fly to Skardu. In case of cancellation of flight drive to Chilas
Day 03 Chilas – Skardu:
Chilas/Skardu free day at Skardu.If your are driving, complete road journey
Skardu, Enroute has good view of Nanga Parbat(8125m).
Day 04-05 Koshumal- Base Camp:
Morning Drive to Koshumal and trek to BC.
Day 06-20 15 days for acclimatization and climbing.
Day 21 Base Camp – Skardu:
Trek back to Koshumal and drive to Skardu.
Day 22 Islamabad/Chilas/Islamabad:
Islamabad/Chilas Fly toIslamabad(Subject to weather conditions). In case of flight cancellation drive to Chilas. Overnight hotel.
Day 23 Islamabad:
Islamabad Leisure day a Islamabad In case of driving, complete road Journey from Chilas to Islamabad, Overnight hotel.
Day 24 Islamabad:
Fly out. Transfer to airport for your return flight home.
- Process of import/export permit from ministry of tourism.
- Assistance upon arrival/departure.
- Hotel accommodation in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Chilas and Skardu.
- All meals during trek and at B.C. as per itinerary.
- Porterage of 50 kg per person of expedition equipment and high altitude food etc. to the B.C. and 25 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.
- 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.
- Clearance of cargo and clearing agent’s charges before arrival of the team and its storage.
- Any other service not included in above list.