Range:            KarakoramShipton Spire Skardu Shipton Spire

Altitude:         5910m

Zone:               Open

Duration:        44 Days

Best Time:    June – September

A brief Introduction:

Three miles across the Trango Glacier and just above the confluence of the North and South Hainabroq Glaciers was the elusive Shipton Spire. Shipton Spire stands two hours walk from Trango Towers Group on Upper Trango Glacier. It rises out of the massive glacial junction with it’s walls looking stunning and fierce.Rock climbing Shipton Spire

Many climbers from around the world are attracted by these rock towers. The climbing is hard but the rock quality is superb. On its major route a 29 pitch, 4,400 ft. big-wall with the pitch rated 6c, 7b and 7b+ certainly offer best technical climb one can expect on a Karakoram granite tower.


Day 01   Islamabad:  

Arrival in Islamabad transfer to hotel, briefing.

Day 02   Skardu/Chilas:

 Fly to Skardu. (Flight is subject to weather). Upon arrival transfer to In case of cancellation of flight (10-12 hrs) drive by coach to Chilas (480 km) on Karakoram Highway,  hotel.Climbing expedition hike to the base of shipton spire

Day03  Chilas/Skardu:

A full Day free in  Skardu. If your are driving, complete road journey (07-08 hrs) to Skardu (275 km) En-route has good view of Nanga Parbat (8125m) at junction of Indus River and the rapids and fall of Indus River, hotel.

Day 04  Askole:

In the morning after break fast drive By jeeps to Askole (8-9 hrs). The last village, the villagers grow. Their own cereals, vegetables and fruits and own large herds of sheep, goats. Stay in camp.

Day 05   Jhola (3200m)k7 group picture

Start 2-3 hours, walk below the Biafo Glacier, a tortured Ocean of moving boulders and crevasses 2-km wide and continue to Jhola (4-5 hrs). Cross – Dumardo River Bridge and camp at campsite surrounded by a few bushes with a side stream, stay in camp.

Day 06   Paiyu (3600m)

Start on a relatively easy trail for 3-4 hrs. Crossing Bardumal campsites along a 2-km stretch of sandy River beach. After a lunch break continue towards Paiyu camp for another 2-3 hrs from where we enjoy magnificent Panorama of Cathedral Towers and triangle of K2 to the left for the first time, stay in camp.

Day 07   Base Camp (3900m)

6-8 hours slightly easy walk, with spectacular views and gigantic mountain panorama, including Gasherbrum IV and Mitre Peak, stay in camp.

Day 08-37     30 days for acclimatization and climbing.

Day 38   Paiyu (3600m)

After pack up Trek back to Paiyu, stay in camp.

Day 39    Jhola (3200m)

 Afternoon free for leisure. Overnight hotel.

Day 40   Askole (3000m)

Trek to Askole, stay in camp.

Day 41  Skardu (2340m)

Drive By jeep  to Skardu, stay in camp.

Day 42   Islamabad/Chilas

Fly toIslamabad. (Subject to weather). Upon arrival transfer to hotel.

In case of flight cancellation drive to Chilas, stay in hotel.

Day 43   Islamabad

Leisure day at Islamabad, In case of driving, complete road journey from  Chilas to Islamabad, stay in hotel

Day 44  Islamabad 

Islamabad  debriefing, Drive to airport for home flight.

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