Base Camp Altitude: 4300m
Duration: 45-50 Days Approx.
Best Time: June – August
A brief Introduction:
The 1881 treaty between Russia and China provided complete freedom of commerce between two countries. As a result, Russian caravans started bringing goods into eastern Turkistan. British Empire was not lagging behind in the war of shadows.
Young husband was sent to Kashgar to take stock of the situation. On his way back to India in 1887, he chose to cross the Karakoram Range by Muztag East Pass5,422m which had never been crossed before by a European.
In 1947, R.C.F. Schomberg visited Sarpo Laggo Glacier and after crossing east Muztagh Pass, entered Baltoro Glacier. The first successful expedition reached to the summit of Muztagh Tower West on July 6, 1954 and North East Ridgeon July 7, 1954.
Day 01 Arrival in Islamabad, assist and transfer to hotel.
Day 02 Islamabad Drive for Briefing.
Day 03 Islamabad–Chilas.
Day 04 Chilas –Skardu.
Day 05 Skardu Free day.
Day 05 Skardu – Thongal.
Day 06 Thongal – Jhola.
Day 07 Jhola/Bardumal – Paiju
Day 08 Paiju – Rest Day.
Day 09 Paiju – Urdukus.
Day 10 Urdukas – Base Camp 4500m
Day 13-36 Climbing Days.
Day 37-41 Base Camp – Skardu.
Day 42 Skardu-Chilas.
Day 43 Chilas-Islamabad.
Day 44 Islamabad 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 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.