Broad Peak Expedition(8,047m)

Broad Peak Expedition(8,047m)

Broad Peak 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 cooler to the otherwise stark and barren countryside.

Broad Peak 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 cooler 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 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 it’s own unique flavor.

Day 01: Arrive Islamabad.
Day 02: Welcome reception at Alpine Club of Pakistan.
Day 03: Skardu/Chilas: Fly to Skardu. In case of cancellation of flight drive to Chilas (480 km).
Day 04: Chilas/Skardu: Day free at Skardu. If your are driving, complete road journey (07–08 hrs) to Skardu (275 km) En-route has good view of Nanga Parbat (8125m).
Day 05: Askole (3000m): By jeeps drive to Askole (6-7 hrs).
Day 06-12 : Trek to Broad Peak Base Camp.
Day 13-47: 35 days for acclimatization and climbing.
Day 48-51: Trek back to Hushe via Gondogoro La and back to Skardu.
Day 52: Islamabad/Chilas: Fly to Islamabad. In case of flight cancellation drive to Chilas.
Day 53: Islamabad: Leisure day at Islamabad. In case of driving, complete rod journey from Chilas to Islamabad.
Day 54: Islamabad: Farewell meeting at Alpine Club of Pakistan.
Day 55: Fly Out: Transfer to airport for your return flight home.

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