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Spantik was first climbed in 1955 by Karl Kramer’s German expedition. The most commonly climbed line follows the south east ridge, which was attempted by the Bullock Workman party in 1906. The ridge rises 2700 metres over a lateral distance of 7.6 km, at angles which are mostly less than 30 degrees, with a few sections up to 40 degrees. It contains varied terrain, from rocky outcrops to snow and ice and scree.

The mountain is very popular with organised commercial expeditions, due to its relative ease of ascent and scarcity of objective dangers. The short 3 day approach trek across straightforward terrain also provides for easy access and gradual acclimatization. This peak was scaled by Aus-Pak expedition in July 2011 led by a team of mountaineers from Army High Altitude School Rattu. Lt Col Abdul Aziz was supervising the team of Climbers.The peak can be approached from Nagar Valley as well as from Baltistan side. The First expedition was held in 1988, the team composed of six Pakistan Army Personnel with German Team, The first Pakistani who reached the summit was Captain (now Brigadier) Muhammad Moiz Uddin Uppal, Another expedition named the China-Pakistan Friendship Expedition scaled Spantik Peak.

Expedition leader Lt Col (retired) Dr Abdul Jabbar Bhatti in a call from the summit said that the expedition members took turns to reach the summit between 1:45pm and 2:15pm on Sunday July 15. Earlier, the summit team, which had started from Camp II (5, 600 meters) on July 14, set up Camp III (6,000 metres) the same day and pushed for the summit the following day. C III was established 300 meters lower than planned, which, combined with worst weather conditions and lack of visibility during return from summit, resulted into missing the route and forced whole team to spend the night outside the camp, at time when members were already exhausted. Digging out snow caves was the only option for protection from extreme environment.

Departure/Return Location Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad
Departure Time Mountain Range: Karakoram
Elevation: 7027m Best Time: Mid-May to End-August
Duration: 31 Days Zone: Permitted

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Day

01: Islamabad

Arrival Islamabad and transfer to hotel.
Day

02: Islamabad to Skardu (By Air)

Early morning flight to Skardu (flights are subject to weather), if unable to fly we will depart for Skardu by road with overnight stay at Chilas. Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.
Day

03: Skardu

In case of flight has operated we will go for sightseeing tour of Skardu and in case no flight, the day will be used for over land travel from Chilas to Skardu. Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.
Day

04: Skardu to Arandu

After breakfast we will embark jeeps for a full day ride on a winding jeep trail to Arandu. The last inhabitance on our way to the Chogo lungma Glacier. (Tent)
Day

05: Arandu to Chogo Brangsa

After breakfast trek to Chogo Brangsa. Today we will leave the last inhabited village of Arandu. For the remaining portion of our journey we will rely on our local team who will carry our food and equipment. The first day of trekking is quite short following the grassy valley on the northern side of the Chogo lungma Glacier. (Tent)
Day

06: Chogo Brangsa to Bolocho

After breakfast trek to Bolocho. A longer day of trekking. We continue along the northern edge of the Chogo lungma Glacier, crossing two subsidiary glaciers to the Bolocho. (Tent)
Day

07 Bolucho to Spantik karavan base camp

After breakfast trek to Spantik karavan base camp. Today we will cross Chogo Lungma Glacier.We gently gain height as we approach base camp at the foot of Spantik’s South East Ridge. (Tent)
Day

08: to 24: Climbing Activities

We have 15 days for acclimatization and for scaling the summit. (Tent)
Day

25: to 27: Return to Arandu

Trek back via same route to Arandu. (Tent)
Day

28: Arandu to Skardu

After breakfast embark jeep drive to Skardu. Overnight stay in hotel at Skardu.
Day

29: Skardu to Chilas

After breakfast and drive to Chilas. Overnight stay in hotel at Chilas.
Day

30: Chilas to Islamabad

Early morning we will depart for Islamabad, vis Babusar pass. Overnight stay in hotel at Islamabad.
Day

31: Islamabad to Flight out

  Transfer to airport for flight back home

Please Note: Gilgit Baltistan flights are subject to weather and backlog, in case of flight cancellation we will travel by road, and one night of Islamabad will be adjusted in overland travel.

Services included as following

  • Peak Royalty fees

Hotels:

  • 4 nights hotel in Islamabad (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • 01 nights in Panorama hotel Chilas (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • 03 nights in Skardu (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • As per itinerary

Transport:                

  • Pick up from group when arrive and drop to airport when group Departure Air-condition van from Islamabad – Skardu
  • Flight tickets  Islamabad- Skardu
  • Arrange transport on briefing and debriefing occasion
  • Sightseeing the capital city of Islamabad

4 X4 Jeeps:

Jeeps from Skardu – Arandu- Skardu

Trekking and Base camp Food:

Food (during the stay at base camp (we will serve breakfast, lunch and Dinner)

Porters:

Carry on member personal climbing gears, foods stuffs and camping crew etc up to Base camp and return back to jeep road head. All porters insurance

Staffs:  Guide ,Cook and assistance cook wages, camp food, transport and their insurance

Camping Equipment:

Mess tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent mattress, chairs, Tables

Kitchen utensils:

Complete brand new kitchen utensils (crockery)

General Services:

  • Tips for baggage handling at airport & at hotels
  • Fess: (Bridge crossing, cable crossing, camping)
  • International flights tickets re-confirmations
  • Custom clearing assistance

Services not included in given price

  • Member international flight tickets
  • Helicopter emergency rescue fees Members any climbing gears
  • Member personal insurance
  • High altitude tent
  • High altitude food
  • High altitude porter
  • Sleeping bag and all personal expenses such as telephone calls, fax, email charges, liquor or soft drinks,
  • Room service, gratuities for personal services, items of a purely personal nature
  • Custom clearing charges (import and export of equipment’s)
  • EPI gas and oxygen cylinder
  • Any unforeseen expenses (just like road block extra hotel stay or if members stay more days at Base Camp) then members will be pay according to the numbers of days bases.