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Broad Peak (8047m) is named for the immense bulk of its peak. It has a strong presence in its environs. Its local name is ‘Falchan Kangri’. Upon arriving in Islamabad, we then fly to a mountain town called Skardu or if the weather is inclement, we travel by road through the Indus gorge to Skardu and the parting point from civilization. Jeeps take us to the road end at Askole, the last village in the valley. Askole is the beginning of the trek to base camp and each night we camp out as we travel up the valley with our Balti porters providing entertainment and color to the otherwise stark and barren countryside.

Our next camp is Paiyu, the last campsite before the beginning of the Baltoro Glacier. Then the route to Broad Peak (8047m) follows the opposite (true left) side of the Baltoro, passing spectacular views of the Trango group, trekking for a further 6 days to reach the base camp. The route involves climbing through a rock gully to Camp I (6000m) then by following a large snow face we reach CII at around 6400m. A final camp is placed at 7400m from where we make the summit bid. The climbing will not be extremely steep but the remoteness of the setting will make this an especially rewarding experience. Whether this is your first 8000m peak or your third, the nature of climbing in this region will have its own unique flavor.

For more information about the Broad Peak (8047m) Expedition and the other Expeditions that we run there, contact us via:

WhatsApp: +92 347 4598096 | +92 345 4354348

Email: info@rockvalleytours.com

 

DETAILS OF SERVICES INCLUDE:

1. Accommodation: In good standard hotels on a full board/half twin basis in cities. During camping in international quality dome tents on twin sharing basis, with full board services.

2. Transportation: Air Conditioned transport in Islamabad and up to Skardu. 4×4 soft-top jeeps till trek head for members and equipment.

3. Meals: All meals in cities and during trekking and at the base camp.

4. Equipment: All camping & kitchen equipment will be provided during trekking and at the base camp.

5. Custom clearance: In Islamabad, we shall take care of the customs clearance procedure of equipment and we will store the equipment in our store till the arrival of the climbing team. The clearance fee is not included.

6. Briefing & De-briefing: We will assist you in briefing & de-briefing with the ministry of tourism and coordinate the matters with Government appointed Liaison officer.

7. Portage: All portage for the base camp food and camping equipment & for your personal gear (for high altitude equipment & high altitude food) weighing 100-Kg per person up to the base camp is included.

8. Supporting Staff: Qualified mountain guide, cook, cook helper will stay at the base camp with the group throughout the expedition to make sure the smooth conduct of the expedition.
Guarantee, for Helicopter rescue and pollution fee. (Fee not included)
Insurance, of porters, staff, Liaison officer.
Tips & portage & entrance fee at sites, hotels and at the airport.

9. Camping Services: Apart from complete kitchenette, we shall provide a Mess tent with folding tables & chairs, Toilet tent and two Pax dome tents for base camp.
Assistance, with foreigner’s registration office.

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • The royalty of the mountain & climbers insurance.
  • Any additional service not mentioned in the itinerary or above chart of services.
  • Any additional camping item as generators, satellite phone/fax or such accessories.
  • Payments and kits of Liaison officer & High altitude porters.
  • High altitude food, equipment, and porters.
  • Charges of the customs clearance process.
  • Government pollution fee.
  • Any domestic or international Air Fare.
  • Any delays or cancellations due to natural hazards like bad weather or landslides beyond the control of the land operators.
  • Helicopter charges in case of use for any purpose.
  • Doctors and medicines.
  • Any services and equipment above base camp.

 

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Day 01
Islamabad   Arrival in Islamabad. Transfer to hotel for overnight.
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Day 02
Islamabad   Welcome reception at Alpine Club of Pakistan. Overnight at hotel.
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Day 03
Skardu / Chilas   a) Fly to Skardu PK-451 (09:30 – 10:30). (Flight is subject to weather). Upon arrival transfer to hotel for overnight. b) In case of cancellation of flight (11-12 hrs) drive by coach to Chilas (480 km) on Karakoram Highway. Overnight at hotel.
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Day 04
Chilas / Skardu   a) Day free at Skardu b) If you are driving, complete road journey (08–09 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. Overnight at hotel.
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Day 05
Skardu   Final shopping day at Skardu. Overnight at hotel.
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Day 06
Askole (3000m)   By jeeps drive to Askole (8-9 hrs). The last village of about 50 houses. The villagers grow their own cereals, vegetable and fruit and own large herds of sheep's, goats, and yaks. Overnight in tents.
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Day 07
Jhola (3200m)   Start 2-3 hours, walk across wasteland and traverse Biafo Glacier, a tortured Ocean of moving boulders and crevasses 2 km wide. Cross the glacier and after a lunch break continue to Jhola (4-5 hrs). Cross-Dumardo River Bridge and camp at rather dusty campsite surrounded by a few bushes with a side stream. Overnight in tents.
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Day 08
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 for another 2-3 hrs. Trail climbs to a Vantage Point providing view of the Snout of Baltoro. And in the far distance a magnificent Panorama of Cathedral Towers andTtriangle of K2 to the left for the first time. Paiyu is a crowded campsite. Overnight in tents.
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Day 09
Paiyu (3600m)   Traditional rest day at Paiyu for local exploration. Overnight at tents.
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Day 10
Khuburtze (4000m)   Start for a 5-8 hrs. Gradual climb up Baltoro Glacier on the southern edge. After about two hours the path divides at the snout of Baltoro glacier where the left branch goes to the BC of Trango Tower and the Sarpo Lago pass. Continue to the right climbing up on to the glacier that stretches up the valley 62 km long and 2 km wide. Further 2-3 hours steady climb on a long diagonal to the other side. Follow the southern edge to Liliwa and onward to Khuburtze lovely walks for about 90 minutes to the campsite and with clear water. Overnight at tents.
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Day 11
Urdukas (4200m)   4-5 hours lovely walk mostly along the crest of lateral moraine with stunning views of Paiyu Peak, Chorichi, Uli Biaho, Trango Towers and so on. Urdukas is a spectacular campsite. However, like Paiyu this site is over used and polluted. Overnight at tents.
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Day 12
Goro II (4500m)   6-8 hours walk on the Glacier. The first hour walk is across difficult side crevasses, however the way is smoother and easy in the center. Continue for 2-3 hours to Goro-I opposite of Yermanendo Glacier falling down from the Mashebrum pass. For the next 3-4 hrs continue east up the Baltoro Glacier. Following telephone wire from army HQ Goro to Gasherbrum IV. Goro-II campsite is pitched on the rough stones and ice in the center of the glacier with water from the glacier melt. Overnight at tents.
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Day 13
Concordia (4700m) / Broad Peak Base Camp (4900m)   6-8 hours slightly easy walk, with spectacular views and gigantic mountain panorama, including Muztagh Tower, Gasherbrum IV, Mitre Peak and the mighty K-2. Camp at Concordia named by Martin Conway after the place De La Concordia in Paris. Lunch at Concordia. You will be meeting some crevasses near Godwin Austin Glacier. Overnight in tents.
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Day 14 - 43
30 days for acclimatization and climbing   • Base Camp at 4900m at Godwin Austin glacier • 1st camp at 5100m (Approx.) Site for a space of 3 tents. • 2nd camp at 6400m (Approx.) Site for a space of 6 tents. • 3rd camp at 6870m (Approx.) • 4th camp at 7400m (Approx.) • Summit at 8048m
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Day 44
Vigne Glacier or Ali camp (4800m)   5-6 hours continue walk on Vigne Glacier, proving superb views of Chogolisa, and Mitre Peak, A rare mountain panorama and camp just below pass. Overnight in tents.
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Day 45
Gondogoro-La (5680m) / Khuspang (4680m) 4-5 Hours   Start very early in the morning for the strenuous and steep ascend to Gondogoro la (high pass), and another 3-4 hrs descend to the high camp (Khuspang) on the other side. Also BC for Gondogoro Peak. Continue trek to Dalzampa (4300m) another 4-5 hours easy descends glacier Moraine to beautiful campsite of Dalzampa "field of flower". A climb to the lateral Moraine provides spectacular views of glacier and jagged spires. Overnight in Tents.
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Day 46
Shaieshcho (3600m), Hushe (3300m)   4-5 hours walk on the lateral moraine through wild roses, gooseberry cedar and Tamarisk bushes. The Charksa valley joins the Gondogoro at Shaieshcho and the route leads towards the base camp of K6 and K7. Another 4-5 hours the last day of the trek follow the east bank of Hushe River on an easy path through the field and camp outside the village.
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Day 47
Skardu (2340m)   By jeep drive to Skardu via Khaplu. The second largest kingdom in the old Baltistan guarding the trade route to Ladakh along Shyok River. Overnight at hotel.
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Day 48
Islamabad / Chilas   a) Fly to Islamabad PK-452 (11:20 – 12:20). (Subject to weather). Upon arrival transfer to hotel. b) In case of flight cancellation drive to Chilas. Overnight at hotel.
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Day 49
Islamabad   Leisure day at Islamabad. In case of driving, complete road journey from Chilas to Islamabad. Overnight at hotel.
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Day 50
Islamabad   Farewell meeting at Alpine Club of Pakistan. Overnight at hotel.
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Day 51
 Departure   Fly Out Transfer to airport for your return flight home.

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