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.
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:
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.
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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